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Offline DeanPJedi

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Hate-- MHS project
« on: October 06, 2012, 06:37:47 PM »
Just got this hilt in from tccs with another parts order placed and most parts here already.

My first Sith saber build and first full mhs saber build.  Figured it would be fun to update this thread with each step.  It's my first legit build in which I am really just not wiring and throwing electronics in hilt like a rush job anxious to see the end.  Slowly I've grown far more patient with electronics as I've always been with sculpture and fx work.  This is my first build I am showing off.

Calling saber "HATE" as my idea is that its owned by a Sith who is very old and corrupt.  Blade holder is spiked as back story is even if saber malfunctions, this hilt would be a close up weapon as he fights to death.  At least that's my corny back story haha
Saber will be really cool but im not maxing out on technology until next build as I want to first build a solid saber with strong chassis.

Building chassis while saber goes in for powder coating parts.  Monday I'm getting my ls6 rotj Luke by sollus so as my first flash on clash higher end saber and most money I've spent, I will enjoy features on that for a while before I attempt my own flash on clash saber.
Specs planned:
Pc-u 1.5 I bought before 2.0 was released
P4 red led
Mhs hilt getting powdercoated flat charcoal gray locally
Korriban sound font
Boot sound --emperor Palpatine "let the hate flow through you!"
Graflex style tccs clamp with card shown.  Main and aux button will be under card and be arranged so its touch sensitive. 
Crystal chamber with two LEDs pulsating real crystal.  Red and yellow LEDs for lava effect.
2 watt speaker
Tccs chassis disks, red with black spacers. 
14500 stick 7.2 pack
Recharge port in pommel.  Custom kill key
Blade plug and trans white thin walled blade standard design

 

Star Wars Project Guru and Saber builder/collector:
LS6 Korbanth ROTJ Luke w/PC 2.0--conversion by Calvary Custom Sabers
Makotosai Super V3+
KOTOR Generic Hilt w/US 2.5.  Made by myself
Hate-- mhs darkside saber.  *in progress*

Sabers on bench-- MHS hilt custom w/ PC 2.0.  Purple 10W darkside saber.

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Re: Hate-- MHS project
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 06:42:53 PM »
I have a question for the experts....I'm sort of thinking that since I'm being so ambitious with this project as I know I'm practiced enough, I am gonna drop the p4 red for something brighter.  Because board does not allow foc set up, I am interested in using one of those tri-rebels.  Need to see if they make it, but I was thinking going with red red white and having a lighter red blade.  Would I run all 3 in series? Is this possible?  I'll be researching my best option but a sabersmith could answer my question easily so I dont waste my time.  I would even run the two reds and leave white alone if I have to.  Whatever is brightest set up I can muster is what ill do.

Thanks!

Dean
« Last Edit: October 06, 2012, 07:49:13 PM by DeanPJedi »
Star Wars Project Guru and Saber builder/collector:
LS6 Korbanth ROTJ Luke w/PC 2.0--conversion by Calvary Custom Sabers
Makotosai Super V3+
KOTOR Generic Hilt w/US 2.5.  Made by myself
Hate-- mhs darkside saber.  *in progress*

Sabers on bench-- MHS hilt custom w/ PC 2.0.  Purple 10W darkside saber.

Offline Deke

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Re: Hate-- MHS project
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 09:16:30 PM »
Theres a great thread on color-mixing here:

http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=35731.15

Unfortunately no pics of RW, but Lumi mentions on page 2 that RW gives a less saturated pinky-red.

If you're after orange I think you want RA.

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Re: Hate-- MHS project
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 09:30:24 PM »


If you're after orange I think you want RA.

Or an Amber Rebel.  ;)

If you want FoC, contact MH and he can flash the board for you.

Offline DeanPJedi

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Re: Hate-- MHS project
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 06:43:21 AM »
Oh good idea.  After reading tri rebel threads I have a better idea of what I want to do. 
Star Wars Project Guru and Saber builder/collector:
LS6 Korbanth ROTJ Luke w/PC 2.0--conversion by Calvary Custom Sabers
Makotosai Super V3+
KOTOR Generic Hilt w/US 2.5.  Made by myself
Hate-- mhs darkside saber.  *in progress*

Sabers on bench-- MHS hilt custom w/ PC 2.0.  Purple 10W darkside saber.

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Re: Hate-- MHS project
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 06:58:03 PM »
Quick update on my build log here...helps me keep sanity and avoid frustration lol.  Its going well though.  

I changed the blade holder, have most of my supplies in including my tri rebel blue red green led.  Blue and red will be wired in parallel for purple.  I am sending my pc 1.5 to MH to be reflashed.  No powder coating, just well used weathering at the end.  Cutting metal is hard so I stopped worrying about scratches and just did a used saber.

Thumbscrew on crystal chamber sleeve allows me to turn to show off crystal chamber but not necessarily exposed.  Still need to file and sand edges soon.
This is a very long and robust hilt so I have a lot of space for possible vibration motor above crystal chamber. Chassis with 18560 stick pack is built using acrylic chassis disks


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« Last Edit: October 20, 2012, 07:01:03 PM by DeanPJedi »
Star Wars Project Guru and Saber builder/collector:
LS6 Korbanth ROTJ Luke w/PC 2.0--conversion by Calvary Custom Sabers
Makotosai Super V3+
KOTOR Generic Hilt w/US 2.5.  Made by myself
Hate-- mhs darkside saber.  *in progress*

Sabers on bench-- MHS hilt custom w/ PC 2.0.  Purple 10W darkside saber.

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Re: Hate-- MHS project
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2012, 07:03:02 PM »
Let me say I hate cell phones and taking forever to make post and screwing up photos.  Second photo can't seem to clicked on and I can't fix it lol

Edit:  don't think I was clear enough but sleeve before choke rotates 180 deg and locks in two ways.  One for closed chamber and one for open.  I will need to either find purple accent LEDs for crystal or mix. I'll probably use a purple accent led and white to give it a weird flickering color effect.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2012, 07:31:57 PM by DeanPJedi »
Star Wars Project Guru and Saber builder/collector:
LS6 Korbanth ROTJ Luke w/PC 2.0--conversion by Calvary Custom Sabers
Makotosai Super V3+
KOTOR Generic Hilt w/US 2.5.  Made by myself
Hate-- mhs darkside saber.  *in progress*

Sabers on bench-- MHS hilt custom w/ PC 2.0.  Purple 10W darkside saber.