I had done a first try for the blade but had screwed it up >_<
Plan of attack.
I first wrapped paper round the blade to make it 20% cooler (I so don't know how to explain that) and started doing color tries with the paint. I found some metallised gold paint and mixed it with brown to make it darker, I ended up with a pretty copper-ish color that fit just well for the 20% cooler part.
I then mixed yellows with brown and white but didn't get the perfect color so I just rolled with dark-ish yellow for the handle. While the handle was drying I painted the tsuba black. No complicated colors mixing here XD
Tsuba close-up, sorry that piece of cloth I used to avoid staining the table is dirty...
Fresh paint. The fight is not over yet.
I waited for the paint to dry (read : I played with my brother and friends for a while and met my dad) and then did tsukamaki (handle wrapping) myself using a method I learned on the Internet... ^^
I have no picture of tsukamaki progress because I was in a hurry so here's the finished version, after I battled with the evil tsuba for a while :
I re-painted the blade too and mum helped me with that red tie-thingy (I first couldn't find anything fitting for that and considered using a shoelace until mum came up with a better idea.)
I still need to make a scabbard but that won't be as easy; for tomorrow the sword will do!