Ok guys, thanks to everyone for the well wishes (and to IA for his help!
). I hope everyone else who "got stuck in the mud" w/ DR gets out alright. I'll be posting in DR's feedback thread shortly. In the meantime, here are some pics of the saber I got back from him. It started out as an (MHS
based) US Arbiter and after scoring a CF
V5 a few runs ago, I decided to turn it over to DR for some of his creative license. I included an Ace Rocket AOTC
Obi pommel and a replica Graflex
clamp to spice things up - think Obi inspired broadsword . It's not everything I wanted, but it's close. Another smith will hopefully be doing some tweeking to it in another month or two when they're available. That said, may I present RENOVATIO
original US Arbiter
DR upgraded (RENOVATIO)
features include recessed in-hilt recharge, blue bar graph, blue led/ purpleish FoC, blue A/V switch as aux, mini metal tactile switch near emitter for main power on/off, custom shroud near emiiter, rumble motor in the grenade section, and mild weathering. This thing is long and LOUD!!!