Well, if you haven't seen the WIP thread or the video, this is the pair of "Negotiator style" obi tpm sabers that I completed recently. I am finally getting into the pics that I took. There are a few that I would like to redo and will do so pretty soon, but I figured I'd get a head start on the 25 other keepers. Anyway, I'll sum up the story a little shorter but more in depth than on my WIP thread.
So around the midway point of Wat Tambor's obi tpm run, juan and I were both thinking about trying to jump on or find an alternative. Now, if I could make the choice again, I'd jump on the run faster than you could blink. However, we talked ourselves out of the run and into these sabers. First we thought about larbels, then I inquired about these hilts. I got a cost and an estimated completion date, and juan and I talked it over for quite a while. We decided we were going to go forward with these hilts and I would design a crystal chamber to go inside of them. From the start we were going with sky blue blades. Once we had ordered the hilts, I got to work designing a chassis. I asked around for months trying to find someone to make the chassis but no one had the capability or the desire to make them. I wound up getting a lathe and finally a mill and the design came to life within the span of about 2 weeks. It's 1000% better than the original sketches. I'm extremely proud of my work here and haven't been able to put mine down since I completed it last week. I hope you guys enjoy the pics and the video. 8)
LEDengin RGBW Wired for Sky blue Main blade and White FoC
2W rectangular speaker
1.3mm recharge port
7.4v 16340 stick pack
Sollus Vir bargraph PCB (modified heavily)
12 piece custom machined crystal chassis
Custom Blade Plug pics (kinda crappy pics and will be redone very soon).
And now for the chamber pics:
Thanks for looking guys!