~Vigor of Spirit~
Iâ€™m very excited to show you a brand new custom off the Calvary Custom Sabersâ€™ bench. This saber is MHS based and was commissioned by Johannes H. Of the FX sabers Forum. This design started as a thumbnail sketch which was submitted to me on a page of numerous designs. Johannes told me to pick one, so I choose this.
From there we developed the design to incorporate the feel of a truly functional weapon. Using aggressive and flowing shrouds, little features like a faux safety piece, and an uber low profile custom box, we came up with the render below. He created the render. I have nowhere near those 3D skillz...
From there it was simply a matter of getting the saber made. In building the saber it was made clear he did not want a â€œfresh off the benchâ€ look to the saber. He wanted something which looked used, but also cared for and regularly cleaned. Like a good gun, it will eventually gain weathering, but also be clean and perfectly functional. So, I attempted to naturally weather each piece as I worked with it in the shop. Youâ€™ll have to tell me how I did.
This saber would not be what it is had it not been for the incredible custom machining work of TCSS. Tim machined the spiral vents in the middle of the saber, milled out spaces for the bargraph and Faux safety switch, AND did some custom machining on the BH. Thanks TCSS for helping in make an incredible piece. The Powdercoating was done by myself, and the color is black chrome. This is a beautiful color and looks especially nice on this hilt if I do say so myself. ;)
This saber is powered by the Plecterlabs Petit Croutonâ„¢ 2.0, which is driving the LEDengine 10W BBBB with two Dies wired in series. The config file is setup to remove all flickering and shimmering of the blade, as requested by Johannes. This is a cool reminder of just how versatile the PC is and how it can be adapted to any userâ€™s desire.
So, with all of that being said, here are some official specs for Kratos
- 100% TCSS MHS based original design with large amounts of custom Machining by Tim of TheCustomSaberShop.
- Black Chrome Powder-coating
- Low Profile Box made from TCSS Grip sleeve material. Props to eastern57 for that idea.
- Custom Cut and Weathered Shrouds.
- Faux Safety switch made from raw aluminum bar and lots of filing.
- Petit Crouton v2.0 w/ Nightstormâ€™s â€œTranquilityâ€ Soundfont.
- Custom made 7 segment Blue Bar-graph
- 840mah 14500 Li-ion Pack
- 12mm Blue ring AV switch
- 2W MegaBass Speaker
Glam pics, cause that's what you really want to see. ;)
Thanks for checking it out. 8)