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Title: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Amptrooper on August 24, 2009, 05:27:41 AM
This project is still in the works but just a few days from completion 8)!
This is my Steampunk Luke lightsaber! It is an Anakin ROTS MR sanded down to the copper in some areas and sanded past the
chrome and copper in others. It has oil weathering mixed with a blow torch to make the different colors on the metal from heating it up. ;)
As far as the styles between the Anakin and he Luke ANH I mixed them. The two lightsabers are so different it would make impossible
for the one that Luke got to actually be Anakins. So I fixed that. Anakin hilt with a gold board with the bubble card over that. Glass eye with gold
reflecting underneath. Red/brown button. Now for the steam punk! The pins have been replaced with actual clock gears. The blade holder has been given a brass collar. The "rabbit ears" has been replaced with a brass piece with attached clock gears. The rubber grips have been replaced with
custom made brass grips. A little large but I like the feel for two handed.
The guts are in the works right now. It is an Anakin ROTS board with a p4 blue and a crystal chamber that will be visible through the grip holes.
The sound will be mounted above the batteries with a 2 inch chamber then out the grip holes as well I expect this to be rather loud! ;D
Please give me some good criticism on this. I will never get mad at someone who is giving honest feed back. If it is junk, say it but tell me why.
This can only make me better in the future! ;)
So, here it is. The Lightsaber Luke would have had if he was  Steampunk! It is still suppose to look like his original saber. It is not just a regular Steampunk saber. It's Luke's.
 
On with the pics!
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2Fth_DSCF0108.jpg&hash=511314030b899699cbe276666376ffbe) (http://s968.photobucket.com/albums/ae162/Amptrooper/?action=view&current=DSCF0108.jpg)
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(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2Fth_DSCF0106.jpg&hash=3850869d879a8bff94361c63d9401a03) (http://s968.photobucket.com/albums/ae162/Amptrooper/?action=view&current=DSCF0106.jpg)
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2Fth_DSCF0105.jpg&hash=cfc4f996c1308e55c6660ec8a5454916) (http://s968.photobucket.com/albums/ae162/Amptrooper/?action=view&current=DSCF0105.jpg)
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(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi968.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae162%2FAmptrooper%2Fth_DSCF0100.jpg&hash=122378721bc0182857c28e131c611818) (http://s968.photobucket.com/albums/ae162/Amptrooper/?action=view&current=DSCF0100.jpg)
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Thanks for looking! God bless!     
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Luke S. on August 24, 2009, 05:33:19 AM
That WAS an Anakin MR?  :o   Wow I never would have guessed.  Awesome work Amp.  It looks great.
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on August 24, 2009, 05:42:04 AM
Wow.... I'm actually starting to feel it....

Some of these Steampunk creations popping are actually sort of cool...

Great job Amp.. Love the hybrid job you did of the Father/Son thing with Luke and Anakin's sabers....
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Watto on August 24, 2009, 05:54:03 AM
Wow!...thats unique!   :o

Like Luke S said, I too never would have guessed it was originally an Anakin MR.  Excluding the fancy additional parts you have added, that's how I basically imagine Anakins lightsaber would look had he dropped it into the lava ha ha.

Awesome work Amptrooper!   ;) 

Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Jasher Kain on August 24, 2009, 07:46:04 AM
This is definitely a cool explosion of creativity. 8)
Are you planning on entering it in Contest #3? You should!
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: wookieecrisp on August 24, 2009, 07:49:22 AM
:o :o :o That is amazing! The weathering is perfect, and I love the brass collar. The only criticism I have is that it's not mine. ;D
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Amptrooper on August 24, 2009, 07:52:32 AM
This is definitely a cool explosion of creativity. 8)
Are you planning on entering it in Contest #3? You should!
I was thinking about it. It is a toss up between this one and the Mandalorian Crystal saber.
I don't know.
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: WEDGE ANTILLES on August 24, 2009, 08:05:10 AM
very original. 8) thanks for posting this
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: shien7 on August 24, 2009, 10:05:29 AM
Very nice, great job keeping the theme through out the saber. I realy like the little gears.
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on August 24, 2009, 10:46:58 AM
I like it.

I like all the parts you 'changed' on it.

I wish you had changed more though...the rear part is great but imo the front part still is a bit too recognizably conventional-graflex for a steampunk saber...I'd suggest something other than a bubble strip, perhaps a brass plate with more clock gears attached , and maybe some kind of antiqued brass lamp knob or such in place of either the graflex button or glass eye, might help complete the Steampunk look.

But as is it still looks great...well done!
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: ARKM on August 24, 2009, 12:31:19 PM
Pretty cool mod man.
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Goodman on August 24, 2009, 03:04:55 PM
+1. Definitely an eye catcher.
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: WEDGE ANTILLES on August 24, 2009, 03:26:10 PM
I like it.

I like all the parts you 'changed' on it.

I wish you had changed more though...the rear part is great but imo the front part still is a bit too recognizably conventional-graflex for a steampunk saber...I'd suggest something other than a bubble strip, perhaps a brass plate with more clock gears attached , and maybe some kind of antiqued brass lamp knob or such in place of either the graflex button or glass eye, might help complete the Steampunk look.

But as is it still looks great...well done!

maybe a pressure gauge attached to the pommel  hehe
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on August 24, 2009, 03:40:13 PM
hey amp.... ever gonna sell some of these cool creations?
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Amptrooper on August 24, 2009, 04:35:16 PM
I like it.

I like all the parts you 'changed' on it.

I wish you had changed more though...the rear part is great but imo the front part still is a bit too recognizably conventional-graflex for a steampunk saber...I'd suggest something other than a bubble strip, perhaps a brass plate with more clock gears attached , and maybe some kind of antiqued brass lamp knob or such in place of either the graflex button or glass eye, might help complete the Steampunk look.

But as is it still looks great...well done!

maybe a pressure gauge attached to the pommel  hehe

I actually like that idea! That one just may happen. I do want to keep a lot of the Anakin/Luke look as it is not just a steampunk saber but a take on Lukes saber. Kinda, Luke as a steampunk, so to say.
hey amp.... ever gonna sell some of these cool creations?
As soon as I can sell I will. 
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: CHEWBACCA on August 24, 2009, 08:17:38 PM
Great work as usual.  I really like the execution of your concept.
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: pneumoniaprone on August 24, 2009, 09:31:45 PM
I love the state of that shroud with the different levels of wear. I think that would look great on a non steam punked saber as well.
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Caine on August 24, 2009, 09:41:54 PM
Amptrooper..you RULE!

I am not a steampunk saber fan, but I LOVE how this turned out. It's cool that it has somewhat of a backstory, like LDM's Mustafar series...you should so get your hands on a gutted Obi-Wan and do something similar! If you do that, I would SO buy one!
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Amptrooper on August 26, 2009, 05:48:43 AM
The Steampunk Luke has been sold! More pictures to come as the unnamed (at this time) buyer is having some things added!
This is going to be cool!  8)  What a fun saber this has been to make! Thanks for your comments and suggestions! What I don't use on this will most likely make it into the Steampunk Obi-Wan (soon to come).
God bless!
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on August 26, 2009, 12:03:21 PM
Well I think it's already cool but I cant wait to see the even cooler additions...and even more  the Steampunk Obi!  8)  8)  8)

This is one of the most interesting sabers I've seen in a long time and you definitely have an 'eye' for this 'style' of sabers.
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Master Jedye on August 26, 2009, 12:36:01 PM
Congrats on the Sale...
it is a great saber!
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Gabywan on August 28, 2009, 02:18:16 PM
Hi Amp!! ;D

Very great :o :o :o... a piece of art ... great imagination ;), really I congratulate you. You to achieved a great aspect. AWESOME :)
a question .. what is the Mandalorian Crystal saber? ???

Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Spanky Oleary on August 31, 2009, 05:45:03 PM
I love it amp. I do enjoy steampunk sabers. The grip doesn't look all that comfy though. ;)
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Amptrooper on September 01, 2009, 08:44:52 PM
Hi Amp!! ;D

Very great :o :o :o... a piece of art ... great imagination ;), really I congratulate you. You to achieved a great aspect. AWESOME :)
a question .. what is the Mandalorian Crystal saber? ???


Thank you very much for your kind words! I am still putting this saber together. The buyer is having me do some more work to it. I think it's going to be cool once it is all together.
Here is the Mandalorian Crystal Saber: http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=19294.0
Title: Re: The STEAMPUNK Luke saber
Post by: Gabywan on September 02, 2009, 05:54:17 PM
How did you achieve these colors? ???
What did type of painting and Technical  you use? ???