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Title: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on June 10, 2010, 08:09:29 PM
Talitha

I shall not be verbose with regard to this project.  Suffice to say that Jasten contacted me to help him with some cram-fu.  He made this (his dream hilt) saber and wanted her to have 7 total accent LEDs including a bar graph along with his LEDengin Clash/flash.  The placement of the accent LEDs is what made this tough (I had to feed them through with lead wires and make a separate wiring harness specifically for the accent LEDs in the front half of the saber).  The saber has 2 layers of shrouds and i had to install everything in layers to make it all fit.  I have said many prayers that I never have to repair this thing...wheeeeeew!  Everything is on QDs but that was a means to an end because of the shrouds.

I also had to repair a hole in the side of the saber (under the g-flex clamp) so it would take a screw.  I made a nifty little metal patch for this...cool.  I also re-cut his channel in the hilt for the bargraph (so it would fit).  He sent 2 battery packs...neither of which would work in this build so I also made him a new 7.4V Li-ion battery pack (side by side) and stacked the CF on top of it since the grenade section of this saber is FULL of wire and LEDs.  Finally, I added his CT wheel and configured his CF with a few special requests..which yo can see in the vids.


Particulars:

Talitha hilt by Jasten Skywalker
CF 4.32
    Fonts:
      1.  Rainsizzle by Novastar
      2.  Starkiller by Novastar and Bin Adam
      3.  Bespin by Madcow
      4.  Vader V4 by Madcow
      5.  Hero by Madcow
      6.  Korriban by Madcow
10W RGGB LEDengin
7.4V Li-ion w/ 2.1mm recharge/kill in pommel
Power extender
SMD LED bargraph (4 LEDs...1G, 3B)
(2) 5mm BG Blinkies
(1) 5mm G Blinkie
Pressure plate activation
LDM Reverse Sound Clips (3)
Aux switch under Graflex clamp
Faux Crystal Pommel
5 Degree Optics

The BMT:

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The Glams:

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Selected Build Pix:


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CF access tutorial Video for Jasten:


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Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Jasher Kain on June 10, 2010, 08:22:50 PM
one busy saber = one busy sabersmith

Awesome work, LDM. You continue to astound. 8)
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Jasten Skywalker on June 10, 2010, 08:59:28 PM
Wow LDM! WOW!   :o  I love it!  Your cram-fu skills are legendary.  I can't wait to hold it in my hands. I am blown away by how you managed to get it all to fit in there. You were able to breathe life into my "Talitha". THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Btw, you were right. The silver and black button looks a lot better than the red. I'll be changing that out (like you suggested) when I get it home. I'm also going to take your recommendation on the CT wheel, and take it off and put the faux transister style button back on it.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on June 10, 2010, 09:04:01 PM
Great Bro!  Well, I just wanted you to know that you had options.  You will do what looks best to you when you get everything (as it should be  ;D)

I like this saber..alot! :D
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Rhyen Skytracker on June 10, 2010, 09:07:30 PM
Awesome Cram-fu LDM.  Great job.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Caine on June 10, 2010, 10:24:46 PM
The Cram-Fu Sifu strikes again! Awesome job, bro!
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Akaius on June 10, 2010, 10:41:31 PM
That is a very busy but very cool saber, the nod to many of the saga sabers is very apparent here. Love the design but I take my hat off to you General, on your supreme mastery of the cram-fu, awesome work and neat boot up LDM specific sounds on the CF. Nice touch.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Jasten Skywalker on June 11, 2010, 06:00:55 AM
Love the design but I take my hat off to you General, on your supreme mastery of the cram-fu, awesome work and neat boot up LDM specific sounds on the CF. Nice touch.

I agree. I don't know how he made it fit, but he did. I tried so many times to make it work, but couldn't, so I contacted the one man capable of finishing my baby. Boy, he sure didn't disappoint.

The saber's name "Talitha" means "the third leap", which I thought to represent the progression from Padawan to Apprentice to Jedi Knight. I was kidding around with LDM through email and told him that the name now has dual meaning. Because of the insane difficulty of the wiring job, I told him that the saber also represents his progression from Cram-Fu Specialist to Cram-fu Master to Cram-Fu God.  :D 

I'm beyond excited!!!
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on June 11, 2010, 06:23:36 PM
And I am excited for you to get her. :D
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: OakenMonk on June 12, 2010, 04:18:56 AM
This is awsome, really nice saber!
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: 8lade on June 12, 2010, 08:20:36 AM
Nice work Doc!
lovely saber! ;D
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: ARKM on June 12, 2010, 10:16:12 AM
Very cool saber.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on June 12, 2010, 06:30:07 PM
Props to Jasten on the look of this one.  I just pulled it together, he designed her. ;D
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Forcestruck on June 12, 2010, 07:44:48 PM
Superb cram-fu! Truly inspirational work.

Great design Jasten!
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: MACE WINDU on August 18, 2011, 06:41:22 PM
I just picked this one up from Jasten, and I sure am glad you keep all of these videos and such around.  I know your work and when it was still there a couple of hours later....I caved.  :D
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Kaplan on August 19, 2011, 06:36:23 AM
I really love the way it looks.  I'm not used to seeing a clamp at the bottom and I like it!
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: MACE WINDU on August 19, 2011, 07:11:14 AM
This looks like it'll work very well for reverse grip.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on August 19, 2011, 10:18:44 AM
I just picked this one up from Jasten, and I sure am glad you keep all of these videos and such around.  I know your work and when it was still there a couple of hours later....I caved.  :D

It is Jasten's design, but I had to make a few small adjustments so that the Cram-fu could engage it's fullest plethora of positivity...wait, what was I saying...I need a vacation. :D
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: MACE WINDU on August 19, 2011, 11:02:25 AM
Yea, I can see the cram-fu in full force.  I love how you have the pics of everything though and all the connections/wires heat shrinked and such.  Looks I a VERY solid build.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Muftak on August 19, 2011, 10:50:18 PM
Wow! I'm blown away by this saber! I saw it was fs and missed it! I have to get this one commissioned if at all possible, or maybe on a run.  Please help I got Talitha fever!!!
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Vulcan on August 20, 2011, 06:54:36 AM
Very nice, and a very unique looking saber.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: MACE WINDU on August 20, 2011, 07:30:28 AM
To the best of my knowlege this is a one of a kind piece and there isn't any run of any kind.  Jasten can correct me if I'm wrong but he designed and built the hilt himself as a unique piece and LDM handled all of the electronics install (which was extensive) in a compact hilt.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: DarthCaedus on August 20, 2011, 09:46:26 AM
well done general grievous! a cram fu masterpiece if i ever saw one! :P
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Protosaber on August 20, 2011, 12:50:30 PM
This really is a spectacular hilt. And I have no idea how LDM managed to get all of the electronics in there. It some point you go beyond Cram-fu and into TARDIS technology. Great work!
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Muftak on August 20, 2011, 06:20:47 PM
Any chance of a future run?
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: MACE WINDU on August 20, 2011, 06:30:24 PM
I wouldn't get my hopes up.  Runs are typically canon sabers of some form.  Either from the movies themselves, books or other venue's such as The Clone Wars TV series.  I could be mistaken but I don't recall ever hearing about a run of a totally non canon custom saber.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Muftak on August 20, 2011, 06:37:41 PM
I wouldn't get my hopes up.  Runs are typically canon sabers of some form.  Either from the movies themselves, books or other venue's such as The Clone Wars TV series.  I could be mistaken but I don't recall ever hearing about a run of a totally non canon custom saber.

Thanks. Any advice on how to get one?
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: MACE WINDU on August 20, 2011, 06:43:13 PM
As with anything,  you could possibly commission a smith to build one similar to it.  From what had to be done to make this one, I wouldn't expect it to be cheap either.  I would imagine with all of the shroud work, cram fu and a CF with a bunch of features a saber custom built like that one would run you $1,500 and up.  This has been my expierience.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: MACE WINDU on August 20, 2011, 06:46:37 PM
Also, just putting this out there publically.  I already promised Jasten that IF I ever wanted to sell it, I would offer it back to him first for the same price he sold it to me.  It is his baby after all.  :D
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Muftak on August 20, 2011, 06:46:55 PM
As with anything,  you could possibly commission a smith to build one similar to it.  From what had to be done to make this one, I wouldn't expect it to be cheap either.  I would imagine with all of the shroud work, cram fu and a CF with a bunch of features a saber custom built like that one would run you $1,500 and up.  This has been my expierience.

I'd paypal LDM right now for one with a CF5. I hope he's listening. I'm on saber withdrawal. My entire Yoda collection was stolen a few weeks back. It's hurts more since these sabers are so hard to come by. It really bites....
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: MACE WINDU on August 20, 2011, 06:49:37 PM
Ouch.  My suggestion then would be to put up a post in the WTB section for a custom saber similar to this with what you're looking for.  I know a lot of Smiths are overloaded with work right now, but who knows?  Maybe somebody will take the job.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Muftak on August 20, 2011, 06:52:35 PM
Ouch.  My suggestion then would be to put up a post in the WTB section for a custom saber similar to this with what you're looking for.  I know a lot of Smiths are overloaded with work right now, but who knows?  Maybe somebody will take the job.

No chance of getting the master himself to do one? Thanks again for your interest in my dilemma.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: MACE WINDU on August 20, 2011, 06:54:04 PM
You'd have to take that up with him, but technically, Jasten built the hilt.  LDM installed the multitude of electronics.  If you really wanted to commission one just like it...maybe contact Jasten.  I can't speak for him but he was the creator of this saber.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Muftak on August 20, 2011, 06:55:40 PM
You'd have to take that up with him, but technically, Jasten built the hilt.  LDM installed the multitude of electronics.  If you really wanted to commission one just like it...maybe contact Jasten.  I can't speak for him but he was the creator of this saber.
I'll try that! Your advice is truly appreciated!!!
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: nartules on August 20, 2011, 08:05:37 PM
Keep in mind LDM is on vacation till 9-1-11 :)
Good luck on your search.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Muftak on August 20, 2011, 08:06:28 PM
Keep in mind LDM is on vacation till 9-1-11 :)
Good luck on your search.

Yes, many thanks!
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Muftak on October 22, 2015, 06:37:40 PM
Well it's been a few years and I am lucky to still be the owner of this beautiful unique piece of saber history! I have 2 questions, what was and where can I get the original pommel? and how do I get the TPM pummel off?  I want to attach a picture but, can't find an easy way to do it. Thanks
file:///Users/jamriman/Downloads/FullSizeRender.jpg
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Jasten Skywalker on October 24, 2015, 03:21:54 PM
The original pommel was TCSS pommel style 4 in flat black pc.
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Sini Star on October 24, 2015, 05:44:05 PM
Beautiful saber.  Nothing like seeing a master at work!
Title: Re: "Talitha" an LDM exercise in Cram-fu for Jasten Skywalker
Post by: Muftak on October 24, 2015, 07:36:27 PM
The original pommel was TCSS pommel style 4 in flat black pc.

Thanks!!