Post by Lan Longsword on Aug 16, 2010 8:52:21 GMT -5
ok heres what I got so far, still think im going to adjust a couple things and the electronics inside, the blade etc. of btw does anyone know where i can get a soundboard? cant find one anywhere and they stropped making the ultra sabers ones
ps if i come off strong in my post please let m know, i dont mean to...
Post by Jon-Mar Teric on Aug 16, 2010 12:43:01 GMT -5
I think it looks pretty good! You may want to do something to break up the leather (or maybe you already have plans for it, I don't know) - thinking of 'traditional' hilts, they all have a smaller handle for the left hand and the right actually seems to grip somewhere around the mechanicals - buttons and such. Why, good question - my luck, I'd be shutting off my lightsaber in the middle of a battle by accident, lol.
What is the center pipe made from? I have a sink tube saber that I had crafted (we all make our own the first time, right?) I used leather as well around the handle, and then took some Oriental strips I confiscated from an old Samurai sword to wrap it. It broke up the solid leather well, and I eventually went the other way, with less leather showing now and more of the wrap. (If you've seen TFU, think about General Kota's saber - the wrap around the handle is leather strips, but same prinicpal.) I'll see if I can post some pics of it soon to give you a better idea.
As for the soundboard, I saw a set of Luxeons and soundboards being sold as a 'parts' set... I'd recommend checking there.
Post by Lan Longsword on Aug 17, 2010 4:25:48 GMT -5
well all three pics are the same saber, only doing the one, as for breaking up the leather yes i do have a plan for that im going to get more sink tube and cut out a piece in the shape i want to cover up the ends of the leather and which site did you see the parts set at.
it is one thing to be one with the force and another to be part of it...
Post by Jon-Mar Teric on Aug 17, 2010 14:35:53 GMT -5
I did a quick search on eBay and found a 'Vader' saber pack combo of batteries & speaker. They'll have items pop up every now and then. I've got several 'alerts' that email me when certain keywords for items are posted. Maybe that'll help!
Post by Starkindler (The Naked Jedi) on Aug 19, 2010 20:55:08 GMT -5
nice start. It looks like you are using speaker wire to wrap the upper grip area. You might have good results using a decent double-sided tape and then tightly winding the wire. That should give you a rather nice "coppery" look in that area.
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