Here are the specifics so far.
...I powder coated the blade and ribbed section with 20% gloss black (satin black would best describe it)
...I powder caoted the crystal chamber gloss red in just a small area behind the cutout
...I powder coated the brass shroud with solar rain
...I polished the entire hilt to a chrome like finish.
...Amptrooper did the design and cutout of the shroud for me
My camera and lighting (and photography skills) were horrible tonight but I will get some pics later on outside with better lighting after I start putting the electronics in.
The pics dont show it but solar rain over brass is actually a pretty cool color. It has different affects at different angles...neat stuff.
I will be putting a Luke ANH board in with a blue P4. I have a quarts crystal (or crystals depending on how my final design will be) for the chamber. It will not be real fancy since you wont see much but will use copper tubing with the crystal. I will probably start on the electronics tomorrow.
here are the pics so far...
I will update the thread as I go along.