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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2013, 07:41:38 PM »
I would like to applaud Wat and Sloth for coming up with a completely different approach to saber designs. It's like a "inside out" saber, or a full reveal and also functional. Very cool indeed and I can see this being used as inspiration in many sabers to come. I would love to have a saber that is always in reveal mode, and yet fully functional. Bravo guys.
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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2013, 11:38:08 PM »
Of all the sabers I have seen, this one is by far the most ingenutive and innovative of all. I say that keeping in mind all giant sabers of past too. The complexity, yet simplicity in design is perfectly executed. The detail and thought put into this will not only be one to remember for years, but also set the new standard in Elite Sabers.

Well done Wat and Brad for doing such an excellent job. While I will never probably own one of these, I am so excited for the folks able to get in on this run.  8)

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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2013, 07:02:55 AM »
Thank you everyone for your kind words regarding this saber.  I was honored to work so closely with Wat on this, and it was refreshing to bring someone else's ideas to paper.  It's not something I do normally, if ever, and having Wat to bounce design ideas off of greatly facilitated this design.  From beginning to end, I knew this would be a unique challenge, and if we pulled it off, it would be worth the effort.

I seriously can't wait to hold this one.   I will be designing some kind of display for it, and it will sit proudly as a testament to shared effort.

Wat is awesome to work with, from emails to phone conversations over the length of design time, so I want to thank him for allowing me to tag along on this adventure.

Those of you who get in on this, I'll be getting with you as soon as all the sketches get going to find out what format works best for everyone.  I'll sign and number each print.


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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2013, 08:25:41 AM »
Awesome design here. Very interesting endeavor.

Are the parts all aluminum? It looks like in the pics there might be some brass or copper parts?
Or are the colored bits to be anodized since you mention finishing parts in the first post?

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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2013, 09:14:30 AM »
Awesome design here. Very interesting endeavor.

Are the parts all aluminum? It looks like in the pics there might be some brass or copper parts?
Or are the colored bits to be anodized since you mention finishing parts in the first post?

Thank you

The main spine halves will be either stainless steel or chrome/nickel plated steel.  I am still undecided on how to go.  Stainless is tougher to cut and I need to order some new tooling for it.  Then it has to be polished.  Steel is a little easier to cut, but I still need new tooling for it also.  It also needs to be polished and then plated.  Material wise, stainless steel is a bit higher than regular steel.  Tooling costs are pretty much identical.  Polishing will most likely be the same.  The plating will add cost the steel option.  I just need to decide if I want to try and machine stainless steel (which I have never done) or do the steel which I have done before.

All gold parts are brass.  The black and red parts are anodized aluminum.  The bent tubings are stainless steel braided line, stainless steel conduit,a nd stainless steel tubing.  There may be one or two un-anodized aluminum parts that are not visible when the saber is fully assembled, but I can't recall off hand.

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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2013, 11:57:53 AM »
Thanks for the detailed answers  :D



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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2013, 07:28:12 PM »
This is a very awesome design.  Almost my cup of tea.  Were I not part of three other runs, I would consider participating.  Best of luck and I look forward to seeing the end product.

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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2013, 10:03:13 PM »
This is the most original design I have ever saw in 16 years or lightsaber interest, to me Slothfurnace and Wat are a dreamteam.
I would like the Orbitalmachining to be more known since his exceptional work is more discret but distinctive from other lightsaber "specialist" that spam my computer all the day and are popular with crap.
Sloth please stop to burn my eyes lol, I would like an artbook to be made I must say...
I'll watch this topic for the love of true art, gents.

Edit: ho and as I'm thinking about it, this saber could deserve to appears in a videogame for a badass like Darth Malgus: clearly machine, barebone, cold and merciless.
Yep, it would have been a perfect Vader saber...
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when I see other's sabers I might think they have build them like a Tardis, bigger inside than oustide. Unlike mines huhu.

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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2014, 09:02:53 PM »
For anyone in on this run, here are some saber tags you can use. Depending on your planned blade color and what you want the tag to say, there are some variations:











and alternates:












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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2014, 09:19:59 PM »
Thanks so much Space !!!!!  You are the man !!!  This saber is gonna be a whole nother level of epic!!!

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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2014, 09:44:22 AM »
This saber really looks awesome. I wish I could participate but the costs are too high for me at the moment. Congrats to everyone who is in the run!!!

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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2014, 02:04:42 PM »
If this run is still a go I might join.
The metal combination is awsome!
Brass with black parts look amazing together.
Based on the date at witch your original post was.
Its been at least 6 months, so if this one is estimated
To be completed in about a year thin sounds like November
Or December.

 I might like to join this run.
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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2014, 05:16:25 PM »
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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2014, 09:57:30 AM »
Hi
For the CC what size would be recommended?

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Re: The Black Mamba - a joint Wat Tambor/slothfurnace endeavor
« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2014, 10:10:21 AM »
Hi
For the CC what size would be recommended?

Are you asking what size crystal?  Or what size is the chamber itself?  If you asking about the crystal, it's all about personal preference, but the saber was designed to house a crystal about .25" in diameter (if you have a nice hex shaped crystal, about .21" across the flats) by about .9" long.  You can always modify the chamber parts yourself if you wish and put a larger or odd shaped crystal in yourself.  I can't really give you much more information until i have actually machined the parts and held it in my hands - right now, it's all just 3D models.