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Offline Rafalema

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The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« on: August 05, 2012, 01:52:38 PM »
Hello all..

I don't know how many of you know or remember me, but I haven't been around much lately, and my interest in the fine art of lightsaber construction has been diminishing. I thought however, that I should make my potentially "last" saber better than my 2 older ones (Graflex, Obi), and at the time I was playing Assassin's Creed, so that inspired the general design. I have also always admired Madcow and his sabers, and always wanted a chassis like his in one of mine.


Matte black surface, simple design, short blade, pommel that can be pummeled with, and easy to do maintenance on. This is what I came up with.


The Assassin
-MHS Hilt with custom work
-3D printed chassis with my 'R', "The Assassin" and "Crystal Focus V 5.6" texts designed by yours truly
-CF V 5.6
-R/O Luxeon III

Fonts
-The Assassin (by e57)
-Korriban
-Some others I don't use






Link to the whole album http://imgur.com/a/03WGW

The eventual design consists of 4 basic MHS Parts, the Gear's rings, switch plate-area and switch holes were done by Tim. The blade holder cuts are made by me with a hand-file. The brass/gold screw and covertec represent a high rank-member of some secret order.
The 'R' has 2 layers of corbin film under it lit up by a single white accent LED

Might do a video, but don't quote me on that.

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BUY THE 0.40 $ GREASE AT TCSS!!! It makes the threads so silent I could open up the saber in a chamber filled with 5 ninjas and they wouldn't hear it. I destroyed 2 parts by painting them together, then forcing them to twist apart, because I didn't have lube in there. Had to order new parts. (Gear + 5" flute)

What do you think?
« Last Edit: August 06, 2012, 02:01:37 AM by Rafalema »
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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 01:56:59 PM »
Welcome back, it's been a while.

I like the saber on the whole, especially what you did with the switches and your logo on the chassis.  :D
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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 01:59:21 PM »
Very interesting design Rafalema! To me it looks like a military weapon  :)
And I like your 3d printed chassis with your logo on it, looks very professional  ;)
Great job!


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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 02:05:42 PM »
This looks really cool man. I wonder how much it is to get a chassis 3D Printed ???   I like what you did with the control box too. MHS Gear with machined lines and a window section for the switches.... cool idea ! 

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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 02:07:20 PM »
This looks really cool man. I wonder how much it is to get a chassis 3D Printed ???   I like what you did with the control box too. MHS Gear with machined lines and a window section for the switches.... cool idea ! 

This one was around 45 $ if I recall correctly.
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Offline Johannes Huber

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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 02:45:05 PM »
Great job! One question: What was the medium you had the 3d print made of?

I've worked in 3d as a professional for 17 years and the recent possibilities of 3d printing to create shapes that are very difficult or impossible in other ways are very exciting. Great to see someone putting it to use for sabers. I'm used to using it for character maquettes/ busts etc etc but this looks like a whole new way to have fun :). It might even make more of the curving and organic designs viable on a wider scale (will have to take a break and try this...).

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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 05:29:55 PM »
the most beautiful saber ever!

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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012, 06:02:39 PM »
Awesome saber really like the 3D printed chassis

Nice job

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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 07:09:47 AM »
Yep this saber is really nice.
The chassis looks like Robs and the you shining logo is beautiful.

WELL DONE  ;)

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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2012, 08:20:39 AM »
this saber is really cool! It is a shame you are losing interest in the hobby as you have some great ideas like 3D printing of the chassis with your logo with the specific sound board you used-love that you chose to light it up!  Very innovative approach. Also, the overall design is great-simple but loads of character!
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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 08:37:01 AM »
Very cool saber. Hopefully our words of encouragement will spark your interest in the hobby once again!

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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2012, 03:03:59 AM »
Well this is a design you don't see every day.
Well done.
I was searching for a Video link right away.
Than I saw your promise that I won't quote. D; D; D;
Very curious to see it in your hand, working.
Will that Video be bloody? ;)



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Re: The Assassin - CF'd MHS
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2012, 11:39:26 AM »
Well played sir!

 

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