I started by preparing the joins I created in the model. This allows the hilt to have the printlines as horizontal as possible and allow for very secure joins.
I sanded the extended end smooth and to remove the excess. I used a knife to tidy the recesses sections of the other end
Once these fitted well I used acetione and a tiny bit of ABS to weld the ends together. Pressure was needed for some
Once each hilt was assembled I was able to start sanding.
Much more sanding later I was then able to use a mix of acetone, silver pigment and clear abs filament dissolved together. This acts as filler and paint. But as it’s applied y hand and uses the solvent that will dissolver the plastic entirely it’s a process of applying, sanding back, applying thinner coat, and so on.
I used copper pigment for the copper pieces.
This was the antique silver. I have been using regular silver in subsequent passes. The difference can be seen below right.