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Offline Quaralane

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"Therion's Fire" another custom lightsaber build
« on: Tue Mar, 06, 2018, 12:32:AM »
Taking a break from modifying my armor to work on another custom lightsaber for my character.
This one is called "Therion's Fire," and was a gift from a twi'lek named Vette.

This saber is based on the PVC hilts I did a while back.
I'm making an 'operational' version to replace the 'dummy' hilts I made back then.

Using parts similar to the ones I used with the 'Wrath,' I purchased the same body and choke sections from TCSS
I'll be using aluminum sleeve material, also from TCSS, to create the visual I'm seeking.
Be adding a Warglaive pommel as well as other electronics from Ultrasabers, and using an LED left from when I swapped out the colors on the 'Wrath.'


Using construction paper, I made a template to use in making the cuts in the sleeve material


I cut the sleeve to length, then wrapped the template around it


I started by cutting the angled flange for the emitter


I drilled a series of holes to use in making the actual cutting a lot easier



Masked off the grip section of the body, and used some spray paint to start the detail.


After sanding the paint from the raised parts of the grip, I used aluminum black to darken the grip


With the grip done, I went back to finishing the main cuts


Using my Dremel, I finished cutting the detail into the sleeve material, as well as separating the emitter portion from the main body to make things easier to work with, then mocked it up to see how things sat.


Then came the fun of soldering up the electronics, namely the Obsidian V4 board, battery pack, and LED module


With that work done, I set to assembling and finishign the hilt.
Shown here with both its inspiration and the newly modded Therion's Wrath, which recieved a new emitter





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« Last Edit: Tue Mar, 06, 2018, 12:56:AM by Quaralane »
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Re: "Therion's Fire" another custom lightsaber build
« Reply #1 on: Mon Mar, 19, 2018, 03:37:PM »
Another nice one!

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Re: "Therion's Fire" another custom lightsaber build
« Reply #2 on: Mon Mar, 19, 2018, 10:25:PM »
Dang!  These are too cool!  Nice work!
Eric

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Re: "Therion's Fire" another custom lightsaber build
« Reply #3 on: Wed Mar, 21, 2018, 01:13:AM »
Have to admit, they're fun to see finished
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"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
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