So I bought this saber hilt back in 2004 (ish if my memory serves me well). I really love this old hilt but the only problem is that it's an old EL hilt. I bought a green EL blade but it's definitely not impressive anymore. With so many amazing advancements in the arena of hobbyist lightsaber construction, I've been itching to jump right into an LED conversion as well as doing other customizations.
But with any hilt build, first thing is first: Planning. You must have a plan of attack!
It's incredibly exciting to see different hilt concepts realized on these forums. But I haven't seen any hilts like my own.
Does anyone here own a LIGHTECH Industries Viper Defender like mine? If so, have you done any modding/customizations to it?
Before I begin, I'd like to learn from others that have traveled along a similar path (if possible).
For reference, here is the original advertisement and below you will see my hilt. Notice that the blade holder is made out of brass instead of aluminum.
Thanks for taking the time to read! YC,