Fallout 4 Flaming Sword Weapon Built in Real Life, Looks Amazing

That didn't take long.

18 Comments

Fallout 4's flaming sword weapon, the Shishkebab, has been forged in real life. Maker Media's Make division tapped Platinumfungi to build it alongside Make's Caleb Kraft--and the results are stunning.

The goal was to be "as true to the concept art as possible," and it needed to actually work. As you can see in the video, they seemed to get it right, though some changes were made.

Kraft admits their weapon does deviate somewhat from the concept art (see it below), in that they could not reproduce the fuel canister design in the time they had. Plus, Kraft says, "their piping also didn't make any sense." As such, they created a different ignition system for the weapon--but the results are the same.

The entire build process took five days, and they even put together a Fallout 4 costume, complete with a hand-made Pip-Boy. Watch the video above to see how it all came together or click through the images in the gallery below to get a closer look. Even more details are available at Make's website.

Real thing (top); concept art (bottom)
Real thing (top); concept art (bottom)

Fallout fans are a creative bunch. Before this, we saw in-game characters based on people like Trevor from Grand Theft Auto V, Geralt from The Witcher, and Nigel Thornberry, among others.

Fallout 4 launched on November 10 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. For more, check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying. In addition, Bethesda has teased the game's upcoming DLC and players have discovered an infinite money exploit.

Further Reading

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 18 comments about this story