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The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« on: February 15, 2015, 09:32:00 PM »
Sids Installs for:
Caine, Nightstorm, CybKnight, Amanda B, Sithslayer1, Keske968, Aginor, Joab Dunmer, Lord Xeno and Vegeets



Okay, I know everyone is patiently waiting so I wanted to get this posted.  These are the korbanth Sid installs as commissioned on JSSDC, my Website and Fx-Sabers.  The majority of folks chose the trans copper powder coated shroud, but one (Aginor) chose the "V2/Smoked Chrome" motif.  Amanda B wanted it to look like the picture on the 501st website so she got trans bronze.  All installs are identical in that they have functional accent LEDs, switches in the pommel (new orientation from the POC, much more hidden) and FoC.  CyBknight and Xeno got the green die for FoC, Caine got a white die and all the others got the blue die.  The stock font package for Sid is listed below.  A few folks got custom boots, etc. (not pictured).  Caine requested no aux switch and no lit accents.  I gave him the aux switch anyways so that he could change fonts easily.  Thoughts on this hilt.  It is a nice little hilt that will not be a dueler since the BH is held on by a single set screw and on some of the hilts is wobbly.  If a person got a hilt that did this, I added an internal O-ring as a spacer and it seems to work like a charm.  My assumption is that this is simply due to casting variance.  All-in-all, these came out great.  All color options are gorgeous and I truly don't believe anyone blew it on their choice.  Enjoy!

The Particulars:
Korbanth Sids (7 polished and 3 stock finish)
CSv2.5 (all hilts)
9W RGB LDM brand LED (all but Caine who got a 12W RGBW)
LDM HO 20mm Speaker w/3/4" Resonance
14500 3.7V, 900 mAh Li-ion w/hidden 2.1mm recharge/kill hidden inside hilt
Custom Optics Modules
Trans Copper, Trans Bronze or Black Chrome II Powder Coating


The BMT:

The Darth Sid Lighted Saber Project by LDM - YouTube

The Glams:





Trans Copper



Black Chrome II



Trans Bronze




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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 10:36:11 PM »
Nice! I can't wait to hold it :D

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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 11:17:24 PM »
As long as I have been in this hobby, it seems that the Sidious was one hilt that was always pursued, imitated and highly sought after but never able to be done properly.  From larger inspired hilts to resin casts (I think back to xwingband's original conversion) it just wasn't able to be done due to overall production costs, casting etc...It just didn't make it feasibly not worth it. But here we are at this point, and these really look great. It's just another indicator of how far our hobby has come over the years and that is indeed cool. Great work as always, man. I look forward to teaching forms with mine and knowing that after the famous V2, I have another Unicorn in my possession.  8)

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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 05:21:49 AM »
I was on the fence about these until I saw GG's video of SID#1 and then pictures of a SID done in Trans Copper PC, and I was sold! Like Caine said, no one has been able to produce a fairly screen accurate version at a reasonable price until now! I can't get over the sound quality these little guys put out.

Thanks again GG! I look forward to getting this evil little beauty soon!

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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 07:39:05 AM »
These turned out great. I really like the power coat color choices, esp the smoked chrome.

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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 12:46:28 PM »
Thanks guys.  Yeah, I think everyone will be happy with them.  The powder really did come out great (what a horrible pain masking them, lol).  The non polished ones look "mildly weathered" which in my world is perfectly cool.

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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 12:56:14 PM »
That is just ridiculously cool, GG!

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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 01:30:48 PM »
That is just ridiculously cool, GG!

Gracias C.

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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 04:26:22 PM »
Awesome looking :)


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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 05:09:52 PM »
Love the Black Chrome II powder coating.

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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2015, 07:33:32 PM »
Black Chrome II = best looking Korbanth Sid I have seen!  :o

They all turned out AWESOME!
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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2015, 12:59:27 PM »
Black Chrome II = best looking Korbanth Sid I have seen!  :o

They all turned out AWESOME!

Thanks man.  It looks great indeed.

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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2015, 01:24:15 PM »
Those came out awesome GG, outstanding work.


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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2015, 01:46:27 PM »
Loving the darker weathering on Aginor's hilt too, really goes well with the black chrome PC! IF you don't mind my asking, General, what technique did you use to weather the gold (sorry, electrum!) areas?

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Re: The Sid Saber Project by LDM
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2015, 02:59:26 PM »
great job on these, were the rough areas smoothed out? the parts that got missed on the edges by the polishers


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