Post by Aigaion-Shen Jetta on Jun 13, 2011 11:51:35 GMT -5
I thought it would be fun to make a thread where people could post their own lightsaber designs, people can comment on them and give advice and pointers. Not to mention the compliments you'll receive for your artwork!
Anakin: "You turned her against me!!!"
Obi-wan: "You have done that yourself."
Anakin: "You will not take her from me!!!"
Obi-Wan: "Your anger and lust for power have already done that. You have allowed this "Dark Lord" to twist your mind until now...until now you have become the very thing you swore to destroy."
Post by Starkindler (The Naked Jedi) on Jun 13, 2011 19:43:47 GMT -5
Ok...I'll bite! Usually just posting pics of finished hilts but artwork can be great fun too... Here's a set of renders, made from my drawings, for a few I hope to one day get machined...somewhere. I did not do the renders (they are thanks to Darth Vile over at the RS website):
A few of these are used in my Fan-Fiction stories.
very cool! where did you get the idea for the hilts??
My original drawings were done using MS Paint. I just started with a proportioned rectangle and toyed with it until something triggered an idea for a design. I have them up on Photobucket as well, but they are large too large to post except as links.
Seriously? $3.00 for parts and you made that lightsaber from sprinkler parts?
not to mention frugal ;D ;D ;D
If I may ask, what parts did you use and how did you do that?
I got real lucky! I walked into a liquidation sale at a Wal-Mart. They had all these sprinkler parts and attachments in black for @$.50-$.75 each.
I saw the emitter piece first and walked the aisle holding pieces up to it to see how they looked. Once home I used my rotary tool to convince a few parts to fit snugly together, applied a little glue here and there.....alas recently my daughter got hold of it and it somehow snapped in half....time for more gorilla glue (or epoxy maybe).
Post by Ani-Chay Pinn on Jun 29, 2011 20:15:42 GMT -5
I have stuck mostly to plumbing parts for my sabers. It is hard to beat a simple, silver sink pipe for a base. Cheap, lightweight, easy to cut with a hacksaw and smooth with a dremel tool. With some o-rings and the next size pipe up, you can do a lot. It is basically Style III on the Big Yellow Box web site designs.