I was able to get everything I wanted out of my projects this semester. My end product did not stray too far from the original other than the change in hex design and GITD circuit design I was planning to do. The biggest thing I learned from this project is that spray painting can be a very very tedious task. I will continue to do touch ups to the swords until the Expo in July and get together the rest of the cosplay starting after classes. I do wish I had a better plan for attacking the paint job on the swords, but they still came out pretty great in the end.
Some awesome photos of the swords: