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This is the build log for Forum Member, Jin Ke.  He approached us a while ago about making a saber for him.

Here is his original render and the MHS peices we'll be using (minus the Bladeholder).



First, we worked on the shroud.  He wanted something Qui-Gon-esque, so we found a pattern for that shroud and modified it. 
We then glued the pattern to a new sinktube tail peice and did a check to make sure the shroud would line up right.



It does....so we let the sparks fly and start cutting.




Looks pretty good so we do a quick test fit.



Yep...that's fine.  So we'll clean that peice up and move on to the powdercoating.
We tape up the MHS parts...he didn't want the whole hilt PC'd...just the recessed areas of the hilt.  So here's what that prep work looks like:



Not attractive, I know...but it gets the job done.

The shroud, choke, bladeholder and Hilt all get sent to the oven to cook....at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes.  Everything came out great.

Jin Ke....here's where I deviated from the render.  The Bladeholder has two recessed rings, just under the emitter.  I left those two rings silver to match the hilt.  If you don't like it, then it's not a problem to PC it again...just let me know.

Next, we take a trip to the drill press for a screw to hold the shroud and the covertec knob.


Holes are tapped and we're done.

Pretty close to the render?


I think so.  Here's some shots of the completed hilt.








Ok.  So this saber moves over to Chewbacca's workstation for the guts!  Look for an update from him tomorrow. 

Jin-Ke, I hope you like it.  Please let me know if there is anything you want to add and what you think about that emitter.  Thanks!

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« Last Edit: July 03, 2009, 04:33:14 PM by CHEWBACCA »

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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) W.I.P.
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 12:40:52 PM »
I had something in mind that is extremely similar the only difference being the blade holder and pommel. It looks awesome!
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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) W.I.P.
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 12:45:15 PM »
Nice work as always MJ. Looking good my man.  ;D  ;D
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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) W.I.P.
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 01:12:46 PM »
Good God!!!!  That looks Amazing!  Better than I could have expected..... ;D  I'm in saber heaven looking over the pics.  I really like what you did with the emitter, it adds a nice touch.  I'm really excited and impressed at the progress so far, all is fine by me.

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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) W.I.P.
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 01:15:51 PM »
Great!
Glad to hear it.  Yeah...we're a little ahead of schedule....but I didn't think you'd mind.  :D

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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) W.I.P.
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 01:43:57 PM »
That's incredibly awesome!  :o :o Nice job Gemini Concepts!  ;) ;)

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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) W.I.P.
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 02:10:31 PM »
Hmmm, it's a Qui-Gon type shroud/Obi-Wan hybrid...very cool and it's coming out great!

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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) W.I.P.
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009, 02:24:41 PM »
:troll: Wow, that looks nice Jin ke. I really like it. Once again, the Gemini concepts team runs away with the prize for best original!

There appears to be a random troll at the beginning of my post... Hmmm... maybe he likes your saber too!


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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) W.I.P.
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2009, 02:30:08 PM »
Lookin' good guys :)



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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) Complete 07/03/09
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2009, 04:32:38 PM »
So, after a few alterations, namely the new Qui-Gon style Blade Holder, we managed to get this wired up and ready.

The Lux III Amber LED is powered by a Darth Maul Soundboard and 4 AAA Battery pack.
Premium speaker, nice and loud!

Pictures:


 
See, ...first we changed that emitter, ....cool huh!

Then:

   

   

 


And Here is a video:



Jin Ke, this was a really nice build and your design is very, VERY cool. I've enjoyed seeing it come to life. I hope you enjoy it.

« Last Edit: July 03, 2009, 04:35:18 PM by CHEWBACCA »

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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) Complete 07/03/09
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2009, 04:39:38 PM »
Jin Ke....as always, we'll keep the saber for a few days to make sure everything works as it should and to do some more playing testing.  Should ship by Tuesday if there are no porblems. 

Thanks again!
Hope you enjoy it.

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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) Complete 07/03/09
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2009, 04:47:23 PM »
Love this design.  Great work!
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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) Complete 07/03/09
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2009, 04:54:44 PM »
Looks awesome!!! Great work Gemini  ;D ;D

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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) Complete 07/03/09
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2009, 05:15:18 PM »
 Congrats on a awesome saber Jin Ke !!! :) Chewie and MJ your Sabersmith skills are outstanding !!! :o
I hope that one day I can add one of your masterpieces to my collection ? ::) Well done !!! ;)
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Re: Gemini Concepts Introduces...Solace (For Jin Ke) Complete 07/03/09
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2009, 05:50:37 PM »
 :o :o

wow I must say great job guys!! :o :o