The Boring Stuff
Let's turn the clock back almost 2 months. The CFv6 contest was starting up and I asked JM if he would be on my "team" to help me win the CF. Quite obviously, there was only one prize, but he agreed to help me anyway. During the course of the contest, I found out he had this saber and a CF4.31 just for it. I also found out he was planning on spending hundreds of dollars and countless months learning how to install it himself. While that's not a bad thing, he also mentioned after he got this he was pretty much done with his collection. So, rather than letting him spend all of that time and money just to finish one saber, I offered to do the install for him as my thanks for helping me in the contest. Fast forward to today, and that saber is done and ready to be shipped off. I don't actually know who the maker of the hilt is and JM mentioned that he doesn't want that info public, so please don't send him or me PMs asking who made the hilt.
A big shoutout to Arkhan for modifying a new style tcss heatsink for me, Machinimax for allowing us to have the KOTOR font a bit early, and Darth Xusia for helping us with some formatting issues as well as letting us use his Savior font. Just straightening out the fonts on this took the better part of 2 weeks. The Specs
Soundboard: Crystal Focus Saber Core v 4.31
Power Supply: 2 X 14650 twin pack
Speaker: 1.5W Kobitone
Led: LEDengin 10W RGBW
Main Blade Color: Red and Sky Blue (changeable via quick disconnectors)
FoC Color: White
Lens: 8.7 degree
Recharge Port: 1.3mm underneath heatsink
Other Stuff: TCSS "New Style" heatsink modified by arkhan, Latching switch on side of hilt, Aux switch in pommel, no setscrew.The Soundfonts
1: KOTOR by Machinimax
2: EP III Obi Ani by Novastar
3: Savior by Darth Xusia
4: Calibrate by Madcow
5: Korriban by Madcow
6: EP II Age of Battle by Novastar
Boots were mine and stock boots with the fonts. The Vids
Vid #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc12WAoG6js
Vid #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEqbIMHGIt8The Glams
This time I decided to take full glams both with and without flash. The first pic will be with flash, the second with be without from the same angle.
At this point, the brightness on my phone auto adjusted for no reason and I couldn't get back the previous settings without making the pictures grainy.
sky blue blade lights on:
Red blade with FoC:The Build Pics
Not much to show on this one. Just a few pics to walk you through it.
here is the old heatsink
A few pics detailing the switch setup:
The new heatsink:
The wired up CF:
The wired up old heatsink (new wasn't much different. the leads were just a little longer. you can see it in the second vid):
The vids should be up shortly and I will modify this post when they are. I thought they would be done by the time I finished this extremely long post, but I do have really slow internet.