I've been following the work of Volpin Props for years and haven't lost interest yet. The end result is frequently terrific, sure, but it's the step-by-step photos and explanations of the building process that keep me coming back for more time and time again.
Serving as a nice complement to Sophitia's Elk Shield from Soul Calibur IV, Volpin has replicated her Omega Sword. The finished set is shown above, but there are loads more pictures where that came from. I wish someone would give him his own show.
Sophitia's Omega Sword, Soul Calibur IV [Volpin Props]