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Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:47:02 AM »
This is a

Lightsaber Inspired by Vader's Vault Imperial Knight

and the

Star Wars Legacy Comic Series

by Jan Duursema

Comes CapnBooBox's Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber:

























Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber Specifications:

- TCSS MHS V2 inner body
- Hand-cut grips
- Hand-made shroud encompasses entire hilt
- Hand-made MST 'hood ornament' with blade retention thumbscrew
- Recessed JBkuma RGB Pixel main button
- Brass aux button
- 11-Pin Plecter PIxel emitter connection
- Plecter Labs Prizm 5.5 lightsaber controller
- Bass speaker
- Custom pommel with belt clip  ring
- 3.7 Lithium Ion high capacity high drain 18650
- Custom 4 segment bar graph plus purple power-on LED
- Customized Space Windu blade plug (Graflex style)






Three different blades:



The first is a standard Neopixel Plecter Pixel RGB blade (shown here mixed for white)


Blade Specs:
-31 Inches
-RGB Adafruit Neopixel Skinny Strips with 3535 pixels
-4 Layers of clear heat shrink
-Makoto foam
-TCSS Trans White blade tube
-Plecter Pixel connector
-Onboard resistor
-TCSS Parabolic blade tip




Next up is a Red Enhanced blade with Neopixel RGB skinny strips producing all sorts of bright red colors:




Blade Specs:
-32 Inches
-RGB Adafruit Neopixel Skinny Strips with 3535 pixels
-4 Layers of clear heat shrink
-Makoto foam
-TCSS Enhanced Red blade tube
-Plecter Pixel connector
-Onboard resistor
-TCSS Parabolic blade tip


And lastly is an ALL WHITE blade made up of specialized pixels producing economical white and amber colors:




Blade Specs:
-33 Inches
-CW, WW, A 5050 Strips X2 Cool White, Warm White, Amber specialized strips, strips cut down thinner
-4 Layers of clear heat shrink
-TCSS foam
-TCSS Trans White blade tube
-Plecter Pixel connector
-Onboard resistor
-TCSS Parabolic blade tip


Video:  Custom IK - YouTube

Thank you for taking a look at the creation of this custom Imperial Knight style lightsaber for Jacob, my friend CapnBoobox on this forum.

We started out with this sketch:




And I got to work making this out of MHS V2 parts as a base, so that Jacob could have a slender Imperial Knight lightsaber. Adding a shroud that fit over the MHS V2 parts, I then cut it to the Imperial Knight shape:














Masking out sections to hand-file out some grips, the LED accent light bar ah-la Vader's Vault, and a place for the main button:





« Last Edit: August 19, 2019, 11:18:48 AM by EXAR KUN »




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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2019, 04:15:42 AM »
awesome looking design!

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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 12:50:50 PM »
awesome looking design!

Thanks so much my friend :)





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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 12:51:27 PM »
First post has glam shots of the final lightsaber finished and also a video on YouTube. I hope you all enjoy it!




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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 01:42:29 PM »
Beautiful, I especially like the "hood ornament!"

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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 03:57:56 PM »
Awesome hilt!! Love it!

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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 04:38:43 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 11:55:10 AM »
Beautiful, I especially like the "hood ornament!"

Thank you!


Awesome hilt!! Love it!

Thanks Link I'm so glad you love it :)


Looks great!

Thanks Brad!




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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2019, 02:15:42 AM »
I won't lie, if you hadn't said those grips were hand filed, I would have guessed they were machined. Very clean work there. I also like how the RICE port looks kinda like a greeblie/detail, but is an actual functional part.

Another most excellent hilt.
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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 08:44:07 AM »
I won't lie, if you hadn't said those grips were hand filed, I would have guessed they were machined. Very clean work there. I also like how the RICE port looks kinda like a greeblie/detail, but is an actual functional part.

Another most excellent hilt.

Thank you my friend. Means a lot to me that you say that




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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 05:19:49 PM »
This is one of the best looking hilts I've ever seen. I love the sleek minimalist design, while it still has extras like the light bar. The way the overlay angle perfectly matches the emitter is very attractive. I've appricated a great many sabers, but this one I'd actually like to own. Beautiful!

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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2019, 11:17:30 AM »
This is one of the best looking hilts I've ever seen. I love the sleek minimalist design, while it still has extras like the light bar. The way the overlay angle perfectly matches the emitter is very attractive. I've appricated a great many sabers, but this one I'd actually like to own. Beautiful!

Such a nice compliment my friend! Thanks for noticing the shroud emitter angle. That took a long time and some major OCD to accomplish haha. I'm really happy some people used the word sleek to describe because that is what Captboobox wanted so I'm glad that came through.




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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2019, 02:59:05 AM »
Wow, that's a really nice Imperial Knight... Kudos!
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Re: Custom Imperial Knight Lightsaber for CapnBoobox
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2019, 08:14:22 AM »
Wow, that's a really nice Imperial Knight... Kudos!

Thank you Sir!




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