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Mandalorian Lightsaber (update)
« on: July 09, 2009, 03:47:39 PM »
So I bought that saber from MH a few posts below.  He worked with me on getting a really nice looking amber LED. I spent the next few day customizing. Let me know what you think. It is a Madalorian lightsaber based off of a comic character that a few of us here are working on (still need another artist). The main character is pictured below as well.
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I am going to add accent lights after I get a CF 4.1. I want to try to get the Mandalorian skull to light up. It's going to be hard to do. Not quite sure how to tackle that one.
Here are some updated pictures. I added a ruby jem button.
Also pictured are some other sabers I mad way back durring TPM.



Ruby button or no?
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 08:42:01 AM by Amptrooper »

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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 03:52:19 PM »
That is so awesome it's scary! :o :o I love the Mando skull. Perhaps you could dremel it out and then place an accent LED behind it to light it up? ;) ;)

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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 03:58:38 PM »
That is so awesome it's scary! :o :o I love the Mando skull. Perhaps you could dremel it out and then place an accent LED behind it to light it up? ;) ;)
The skull and the stripes are dremeled it is just so tight to the main body I don't know how to go about placing the leds. I thought about using a film behind the skull and light it bottom up. I don't know. 

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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 04:19:36 PM »
That is very cool 8)  I am not usually a big fan of concept sabers, but you pulled this one off well.



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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 04:25:53 PM »
Very amazing detail in the cutout section!! Very nice indeed! :o :o


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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 04:50:00 PM »
Nice work!  ;D
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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009, 05:06:35 PM »
 ;)

I am a huge fan of sabers of one of a kind.This is a winner to me and congrats on a beauty of a saber!! :o :o

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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009, 05:13:16 PM »
Wow, that is breathtaking. Perfect colour scheme for the saber. And the skull is fantastic.

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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 05:51:18 PM »
That's some serious Dremel-fu you've shown there.

Nicely done.
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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 05:57:56 PM »
That is FREAKIN' impressive. 

Some serious Dremel Fu going on with that skull.  Well done and keep us posted on the updates.

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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2009, 06:01:29 PM »
Very nice work on that saber!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ~

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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2009, 06:02:48 PM »
Very nice saber! The skull is cool and that emitter fits the hilt perfectly! 8)

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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 06:31:05 PM »
That is so awesome it's scary! :o :o I love the Mando skull. Perhaps you could dremel it out and then place an accent LED behind it to light it up? ;) ;)
The skull and the stripes are dremeled it is just so tight to the main body I don't know how to go about placing the leds. I thought about using a film behind the skull and light it bottom up. I don't know. 

One way to do it would be to cut away a window behind the skull, and replace the wall with a semi-tranluscent material (a slice from a round shampoo bottle works nice). Then, wire in an accent LED or two behind it to illuminate the skull cutouts. When the saber is off, the material will block people from seeing into the battery back.

There is a brand of shampoo out there that uses a dark orange-ish bottle that is semi-transparent. A 5mm white LED shining behind this material would match your Amber LED the closest, off the top of my head. Try to stay away from films, since they are flimsy and can crinkle. The semi-trans plastic stuff is a good bet because not only is it flexible (so it stays in place easier), but these days you can find bottles molded in a variety of colors and levels of transparency, and they are also relatively strong.



Good luck with it. Even without the illuminated skull it is still a very impression saber.
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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2009, 06:36:13 PM »
Now that is pretty cool.  Nice piece there Amptrooper.

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Re: Mandalorian Lightsaber
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2009, 07:57:25 PM »
Impressive.....MOST IMPRESSIVE! 8)