Hi Everybody…

I am For Tyeth, and this is my little lightsaber themed corner of the Galaxy (well, the Internet).

Five years ago I discovered that I had a bit of talent designing Lightsabers when I won a design competition held by a custom saber manufacturer. That win encouraged me to push my ideas from just pencil and paper sketches into more realistic looking 3D models . But I needed somewhere to display my work  so I will be showcasing some of my Lightsaber designs and some from my friends here!

You can find all the designs in the Saber Gallery.

I usually post at least one new saber a week, sometime more, plus I have little bits and pieces that are inspired by various “pop culture” influences – have you ever seen The Ghostbuster’s car Ecto 1 turned into a saber? Well I built one. Want to see what the Mandalorian’s lightsaber might look like? I have one of those too! So please take a look around and if you like what you see leave a comment or like, maybe even subscribe so you never miss a new post or design.

Basically have fun and May The Force Be With You.

For Tyeth

Marshall Law Saber – Inspired by Cara Dune

Hello Everybody, today after all the excitement of last week’s video post (aren’t I getting technical?) I return to a new saber design. This time it is a hilt for a character from Alderaan and was a Shock Trooper who after the Battle of Endor gave up military life and became a mercenary. She didn’t like the Empire, not surprising as it was the Imperials and the Death Star that destroyed her home world and killed all the people that were dear to her…so any chance she got to “take out” any ex-Imperials she took. These Imperials became Warlords and tried to control isolated planets and systems. During this time Carasynthia used her skills to help the downtrodden. But you may know her as Cara Dune…

Cara(synthia) Dune – The Mandalorian: ©Copyright Disney/Lucasfilm.

Yes, Cara Dune. Cara was a member of the “Alliance to restore the Republic” and fought with them for a while but eventually became disillusioned with the “boring” jobs of escorting delegates, suppressing riots and eventually went mercenary. It was during this time she met with Din Djarin (the Mandalorian) and Grogu…and had a few skirmishes with the ex Imps I mentioned. In one adventure Cara and Djarin managed to destroy an AT-ST Chicken Walker that was being used to terrorise/control a village. They accomplished it by using her military know-how and guerrilla warfare tactics. Another adventure led to Dune travelling to the planet Nevarro in an attempt to overthrow another Empire remnant and Cara needed little encouragement. After helping to settle the situation on Nevarro, Djin departed and Dune stayed behind and became The Marshall….she even got a Jedi Star badge, oh and I thought she needed a saber sooo I designed this one, Marshall Law….

I thought that the saber Cara would favour would be a no-nonsense and easy to use battle ready design. So I came up with a design that had good ergonomics and grip, a tough armoured shell but I did just add a small amount of bling with the activation switch. The emitter has a grid like portion that allows Cara to grip the saber with both hands to allow powerful strikes and just below the emitter is a smaller diameter “choke point” which allows her to single handedly use the saber with spinning techniques. The handgrip has a recessed leather panelling before returning to an armoured metal finish. Around the lower hand grip is a series of black coloured bars that represent the tattoo around Cara’s upper arm -almost bar-code like. Then a vented pommel finishes the hilt. I intended to replicate the colour of Cara’s costume but some glitch turned the greenish blue I intended into a more pure blue, but I think it still looks ok. I made up for the error with the activation switch however and incorporated the Marshall’s Star emblem into the switch. The Marshall’s badge looks like this…

This is the badge of the law, and yes I made a 3D representation of it too! I altered the red and white markings a little and flattened the actual Firebird logo so that I could also use a smaller version of the badge as the activation switch but the badge is fully 3D. To be honest I don’t think Cara really needs a saber as she is highly trained in using military equipment and tactics but in the finale of Season 2 of The Mandalorian, she saw a wise Jedi Master with a green lightsaber wipe out a whole ship full of elite Dark Troopers…..so she might just want a saber after that! (And no the Jedi wasn’t me, despite the fact I wield a green saber!😎).

And that I think just about wraps up this week’s design. I have been busy entertaining myself (with Babu Frik’s arrival last week) and watching a new animated Star Wars series named “Star Wars: Visions” which is a non canon series of stories set in the Star Wars theme and produced by some of the great Anime studios. These cartoons have been awesomely beautiful and varied…and yes they have some sabers which I have worked on trying to recreate for future posts. So please stick around to see those, along with a mix of new LEGO builds, maybe some cosplaying and….maybe…..another light up unboxing! (<EDIT! There will be an unboxing – an order has been placed!)

In the meantime, thank you to everybody who checked out this post and supported my site. As always whether you are a regular visitor or a newcomer you are appreciated and keep me posting. Don’t forget you can comment, like and if you haven’t already, subscribe so you don’t miss anything. Till next time….

“Marshall Law Saber – Inspired by Cara Dune” is a For Tyeth Editions design and was 3D modelled and rendered in Blender 3D. The 3D model and renders are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. “Cara(synthia) Dune”, “The Mandalorian” and all Star Wars names, logos, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/LucasFilm.

A Thank You To Darth Rage Reviews -An Addition to For’s Family

Hello Every body and especially to Darth Rage. Now viewers may not know who Darth Rage is or know anything about his Star Wars content channels Darth Rage Reviews but I have been following Rage for quite some time and now and then would comment on his videos. Rage is “Your source for the Force” and discusses and demonstrates all things Star Wars and lightsaber related. He also does lightsaber spinning, posting regular videos on Facebook and TikTok as well as YouTube. Rage also has cosplaying videos and “quick change short videos” too. His YouTube channel has been growing with rising subscriber numbers. To celebrate this Rage has held “Giveaway Draws” when he reached 800, 950 and 1000 subscribers….you just had to like, comment and publicly subscribe to his YT channel to enter. I was subbed, and I just commented on numerous videos and then the Force looked kindly upon me and well this happened…

Yes I won, and the sound of tiny little feet I mentioned was the feet of my own little Babu Frik! I was amazed as I was just browsing YouTube on the day of the draw when, with 2 minutes to go before it happened I got a notification pop up. So I clicked to watch and support just as Rage drew my name out! As such I want to thank him, but just typing this doesn’t seem enough so I thought I’d try something….new….

I hope I didn’t shock too many of you, I admit I am not a natural YouTuber and was nervous but I managed to stammer my thanks out – even with the uninvited “guests” 😂. I was so pleased when Babu arrived that I wasn’t thinking straight and forgot to demonstrate him talking but keep reading and I’ll include a bonus video of “Babu Quotes” down below.

I would like to ask you to check out Darth Rage’s media platforms and channels, he truly is a great member of the Lightsaber and Star Wars community – and went above and beyond to make sure Babu got to me. Here are the links to his content!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DarthRageReviews

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darthragereviews/

TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeyxswB3/

Ok it’s time to listen in and see if Babu seems happy in his new home….

He really is a quality toy and very chatty. He is also inquisitive and soon found my stash of sabers…

Babu has really settled in and will have a good home in For Tyeth Towers. And that just about wraps up my thank you to Darth Rage. I hope you will support him in any way you can and I wish him continued success – and I’ll be along for the ride. I only have to thank you all for your support and for checking this post out left to do, you are all very much appreciated, whether a new visitor or a regular….thank you. Oh and I have a new sign off I want to try….Till next time, I am For Tyeth….the FOR in the Force!

“Darth Rage Reviews” name, media content and materials are used with permission. “Babu Frik” is manufactured by Mattel Toys and is Trademark/©Copyright of Mattel Toys and Disney/Lucasfilm. The Babu Frik quotes played by the toy are ©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm.

For Tyeth’s New Condo – I built it brick by brick

Hello Everybody, today I return to the world of brick building and the Lego Digital Designer. I recently posted how I got a Jedi Interceptor made of Lego and I thought I needed a place to park it when I wasn’t out and about saving the galaxy (or visiting the local corner shop for supplies!). So I decided to build myself a landing pad and condo. I wanted it to have facilities for my Interceptor along with space for a workshop and a nice area to live in. This is what I came up with…(but be aware it is a work in progress and will be expanded soon…)…

This new complex has two “islands” as it were, one is the Interceptor “hangar” facilities area and across the bridge there is the living quarters. The landing pad has a nice raised landing cradle that supports the ship in it’s landing configuration and also allows access for maintenance. The landing pad has “runway” lighting and guidance equipment to make landing easier. There is a twin level garage and storage facility which I will soon be filling with various equipment and stores but you might be able to see one equipment rack already installed holding a spare lightsaber and a blaster rifle for defence, I will need all the space I can get soon so I decided I needed a second “wing” to my abode and so added the second “island” for habitation purposes. Here are a few more pictures of my living quarters…

In the first picture you can see a close up of the equipment rack I mentioned before, but the rest of the pics show some of the other facilities. First up is a “Home Cinema” with widescreen TV and rows of seating. This is useful in case I need to do any briefings for Jedi missions – I can use my home cinema as command centre. Don’t worry if you have realised that the walls seem to be missing, there is an “X-Ray” function in Lego’s Digital Designer software that allows a user to toggle the visibility of various parts to ease building and for taking screenshots of interiors. My father in law was a highly regarded builder and brick layer so I know how to construct a house! In the next image you can see my new lightsaber workbench where I will be assembling all my “virtual” lightsabers. I even added a soldering station and testing module (the white console on the right side of the desk….and ooh there’s another saber on the floor!). The fourth image shows a nice little sleeping chamber – and no it’s not for me…that bed is WAY too small to fit me…this is for the new addition to the Tyeth family. I will talk about the new arrival in a moment. The last image was just a picture of yours truly looking out to the horizon awaiting delivery of my new friend!

And to news about my new friend, well the little one has left the Gulf Coast of America, visited Miami and has been flown across the Atlantic and arrived in London. I am currently waiting for UK Customs to clear my friend then the postal service can deliver my new guest. And you will love the new addition….I do already and they will be very helpful when it comes to building my sabers – they are VERY tech savvy! I’m sooo excited.

Anyhoo, that just about wraps up this Lego themed post so thank you for checking it out. As I mention I will be making modifications to my Lego home in future. I am also working on some Mandalorian themed lightsabers and I am of course working on a Welcome Post for my new friend so there is still more to come in future posts. Thank you for your support today, whether you are a new caller to FTSabersite or one of my regulars you’re all very much appreciated. Till next time….

“For Tyeth’s Condo” is a Lego Digital Designer model MOC (My Own Creation) and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. Lego, “Lego Stud”, the “Lego Digital Designer” and all related names, logos, images and related materials are Trademark/©Copyright of the LEGO Group.

Krall – A Saber for a Sith

Hello Everybody and welcome to another new saber showcase. Not only do I have a new saber to show you all today but I can hint at some awesome news I have gotten this week…the sound of tiny feet may soon be echoing around For Tyeth Towers (aka my cave!). However it’s not quite what you might expect but more on that in possibly a week or two’s time when things are finalized. Back to today and I have a saber for a new character that has appeared in Marvel Comics by the name of Darth Krall. I haven’t been able to find much information about this guy except that he was one of the famous “Lost Twenty”, a group of fallen Jedi that turned to the Dark Side and are immortalised in statue form in the great Jedi Library on Coruscant. You might have seen their bronze bust sculptures in the background during Attack of the Clones when Obi-Wan visited the library looking for information about Kamino. Here is a picture from the comic book cover of Darth Krall…

As I mention I couldn’t find much info about this person and I don’t have the comic but I do know his former name when he was a Force Sensitive affiliated to the Jedi was Radaki. He believed that Jedi should be allowed to retain their wealth and family relationships upon passing their trials – but this was against the beliefs of the Jedi Order and code of having no attachments. He fell out of the Order and became a Sith follower. And as you can see from the picture he was intimidating and had a very ornate golden coloured lightsaber. It was this saber I tried to recreate so here is my design…. Krall….

I think this saber would class as being ostentatiously ornate – very much unlike the humble designs usually adopted by the Jedi. The hilt is probably made of Electrum, the same material that Master Mace Windu adorned his hilt with (which upset a lot of the sitting Jedi members at the time). This saber has a slanted and windowed emitter seated on a slender silver thin neck choke point section (which helps gripping the hilt). The handgrip features fluted ribs with ornate scrollwork etching at either end and followed by a slightly wider silver power pack section with a decorated pommel end cap. Time for a few close up detail pictures, onto Gallery Two!….

I again made use of the Blender3D function that allows me to replicate embossed/etched textures and applied a complex Celtic style border around the hilt grip and switch section which has an illuminated switch with a delicate bezel ring with a claw setting to hold the jewel button (I have been watching a lot of jewellery auction shows on television recently and am picking up design ideas from these jewellers). The emitter is circled by a ring of tiny but elegant windows that allow just enough of the red blade to shine through. Now finally I will showcase the pommel and it’s decoration….Gallery Three!….

The pommel cap is adorned with a centrally positioned Sith Order emblem and I placed further copies around the edges which formed a sort of web look. I made the metal of the cap appear darker as if it were some medallion that had been set into the pommel. The final image shows the Sith Order logo representing a “Black Sun”. Oh yes, and there is a D-Ring belt loop to hang the saber from Krall’s utility belt.

And once more that just about wraps this design up. It was fun trying to build a saber based off just that one single image I showed above, all I could see was an emitter and part of the pommel! I think I did ok.

I am now getting really excited about the new addition to the For Tyeth Family…hopefully I can let you all in on the joyous event in the very near future…but in the meantime I should have some more designs from The Mandalorian and I will be working on a new set of hilts from the newly released series of Star Wars cartoon/anime shows known as “Visions” which have been produced by several large Manga/Anime studios and give the Star Wars universe a whole new artistically gorgeous look. I hope you will return to check all this out in future posts. But as always thanks so much for visiting today it is much appreciated (and to the viewer from Hungary thank you for boosting my views on the 17th – you viewed over 100 items just by yourself!). Whether you are a regular viewer or a newcomer to FTSabersite….MTFBWY and Till next time….

“Droid memory go blank……Blank! Blank!”………Shhh! Not yet…..secret!

“Krall – A Saber for a Sith” is a For Tyeth Editions design inspired by the character Darth Krall who appears in Marvel’s Star Wars comics. The 3D design, model and renders were created in Blender 3D by For Tyeth and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. “Star Wars” and all other names, images, logos and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm ltd.

Qui-Gon Jinn Hasbro 50th Lucasfilm Black Series Figure – FT’s Review

Hello Everybody, today I have a slightly shorter post than normal and it is one that I have been meaning to post for about a month but I had quite a few sabers already scheduled before I could publish this one. And today we enter the world of Collectible Action Figurines and in this case the Hasbro Star Wars Black Series. Now in a recent batch of new characters there was one that stood out and caught my attention…and I kinda wanted one. The figure was of course the new 50th Anniversary of Lucasfilm release of Qui-Gon Jinn because I am a big QGJ fan (if you hadn’t guessed!). The figure seemed to me to be expensive because I don’t earn a lot designing sabers but I finally convinced myself I had to get one. The reason being that the figure was SO accurate and looked just like Liam/Qui. Here are a couple of product shots…

The detail on this figure is amazing – beyond amazing. So much so that my camera phone couldn’t handle the awesomeness and glitched hence the reason I am using Hasbro’s pictures. However believe me that my figure I received is just as impressive and exactly as in the promos. It is fully articulated at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, it has double folding knee joints as well as hip and foot/ankle rotation. You can position him in any pose – including the famous kneeling meditation position from the Duel Of Fates scene. The figure comes with a lightsaber with a detachable blade so you can clip the hilt to Qui-Gon’s belt (via a small peg on the hilt which presses into a socket on the belt). Unfortunately this figure doesn’t have a robe but I am going to get a third party one off ETSY I think. But I really can’t fault this figure and it came within a week of ordering it!

So as you can see my camera phone glitched and went haywire, blurring the pictures I had taken 😞. But from these two pics you can see how well it was packaged and how nice the blister pack and card look. It has the “vintage” The Phantom Menace branding with Darth Maul’s image in the corner and a “Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary” insert. Now I just had ONE big problem…I sooo wanted to be able to open the figure and really get a good look at him so, yep you guessed it I went and purchased a second which for me is a huge investment for a “toy”. Anyhoo I ordered a second and it too was perfectly delivered and equally awesome. And this time whilst opening the figure’s packaging I decided to try and get a picture of the new head sculpt which everyone was raving about how good it looked….and something weird happened. Take a look at these next two pictures and you’ll see…

This is how accurate the figure’s head and face is…but did you see the anomaly? Just check the first image again and tell me who that is! The Force is strong with this one!

So to sum up this shortened post I would definitely say these figures were worth the price. I am so happy to have my fave Jedi in my collection (actually I do have two 3.75in Qui-Gon figures but they aren’t quite up to comparison to the Black Series 6in versions). However those 3.75 Qui-Gons were a birthday present Mrs Tyeth got me a few years ago so I cherish all of them.

And look at these figures, Darth Maul vs For Ty – er, Qui-Gon Jinn!

That wraps up this post and I hope you enjoyed what I was able to show you all. Again this figure is superb and has got me thinking about adding a few more Black Series to my collection when I can afford it. Thanks for checking this out and please call back for future posts where I will have more new saber designs including a hilt for the first ever recognised Sith Lords and I’m working on a few Mandalorian designs oh and more LEGO models. I appreciate all your support whether you’re a newcomer or a regular visitor….Till Next Time…..

This was a For Tyeth review of Hasbro’s 50th Anniversary of Lucasfilm Black Series Qui-Gon Jinn 6inch figurine. All official images belong to and are ©Copyright of Hasbro Toys/Disney and Lucasfilm.

“The Darksider” for Darksiderconfessions aka The Silver Fern saber

Hello everybody and Julie G! Today I take a wander down under to the land of Middle Earth….wait! Yes the country of New Zealand did act as the backdrop for the Tolkien Lord of the Rings saga movies but more importantly, it is also the home of Darksiderconfessions….Julie G. Julie has become a good friend of mine and supporter of this site, and is a graphic design artist specialising in “Motion Art” images (animated GIF pictures). You can check her artwork out and Julie’s articles on all things Star Wars related here: https://darksiderconfessions.blog/

Julie has commented on many of my designs and provided me with great feedback and advice. One day Julie was a little under the weather and I thought I should design a saber for her to cheer her up. One problem, I didn’t know exactly what to make but when I learned Julie lived in New Zealand I thought about doing a NZ inspired hilt. But nothing I started building really clicked as special by which time Julie was already feeling a bit better. So I put the idea on the back burner until I created the Quartermaster. That hilt gave me an idea…I stripped all the decorations off to leave the basic handle and I added a new colour scheme to it. Then a few bits of bling and finally I added an iconic logo of her home country. This is what I finally came up with “The Darksider” – aka The Silver Fern saber ….

OK….can anyone see the special “Icon”? Yes, I incorporated the famous fern leaf into the handgrip as an inlaid panel. And as you move around the saber the light reflects off the etching and gives the leaf a silvery outline. It took me ages to carve that logo into the grip 😉 Actually I didn’t really carve the leaf out, I used a bit of a trick in Blender that does the same job! However I had to find the right shaped image to use to create the etch pattern then size and position it to fit. I think it worked ok. Here is a close up of the handgrip.

The saber also sports an “All Black” paint job with a few red and silver accents which together also mimicked Julie’s website…until she decided to revamp the theme and went more towards monochrome. There is another little detail that links this design to Darksiderconfessions.com’s branding….see if you can spot it in Gallery Two….

Did you spot the Darksiderconfessions logo? Congrats if you said the electron cloud/Atom insignia. I 3D modelled an electron cloud to use as a pommel decoration/speaker vent and it fitted nicely into the endcap of the hilt….but it is also hidden elsewhere! Look closely at the activation switch and you will see another of these electron cloud logos circling the button to form a bezel setting – with the button in the centre it looks like the nucleus! It kinda looks familiar….

Again you can find Darksiderconfessions here: https://darksiderconfessions.blog/ Please check it out and help support Julie and the site.

So that just about wraps this design up and it is ready for Julie to take into battle should any Hobbits or…..<sorry I did it again…I mean in case any Stormtroopers or Sith Lords attack her…though with the name Darksider I am slightly worried Julie might come after me! (Well I am a Jedi 😁).

Anyway I hope you like the design Julie, and sorry it took me a while till the saber “spoke to me”. And I hope everyone else enjoyed this design too as I really had fun when it began to take shape. Thanks to everyone for checking this design out and please be sure to return to FTSabersite for future posts as I am always drawing up new creations. I also have an action figure to reveal and another ornate saber for the first ever recognised Sith Lord! So thanks to you all and to Julie – you’re very much appreciated…..Till next time….

“The Darksider Saber -for Darksiderconfessions” is a For Tyeth Editions design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. It was designed, modelled and rendered in Blender 3D.

To Freddie….on your birthday….

Hello everybody…I have been a little busy recently and very nearly forgot that today, the 5th of September, is Freddie Mercury’s birthday. If Freddie was still here with us he would have been…75 years old. So I wanted to post this short post to show I hadn’t forgotten Fred and I made him a replica of his iconic microphone which you can see in this image….

Some of my long time viewers may also recall way back in 2016 I made a lightsaber sceptre which I named “Mercurial” to mark his birthday back then…

These small tributes still don’t add up to the massive debt I owe to Freddie for all the great music and inspiration he gave me as an aspiring keyboard player back in my younger days. And no…..I still haven’t perfected my rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody yet….but maybe one day I will. And if it wasn’t for that song I wouldn’t have had the chance to perform at a venue Freddie and Queen played during their 1974 tour and stand on the same stage as Freddie had. That was a magical night for sure.

So to Freddie, thanks again for everything and happy 75th…..I’m off to put my copy of “Live at Wembley” on repeat for the rest of the day so…..till next time…..READY FREDDIE?

B’rel Nach – Bird Saber Inspired by the Klingon Bird of Prey

nuqneH! Hello Everybody….as you might have guessed from my little bit of Klingon we are headed back to Federation Space today for another Star Trek saber. To be specific we are headed to the planet Genesis where we find Captain Kirk attempting to recover the “body” of his friend Mr Spock in the hope of restoring the Vulcan to life. This is the plot of Star Trek III – The Search For Spock and as you can imagine things don’t go smoothly for our Fed heroes. The Federation are surveying the newly regenerated planet Genesis and a survey team beam down to the surface when they discover signs of life on their scanners. Whilst the scientists (including Kirk’s son David Marcus) investigate some unwelcome visitors stealthily arrive to try and obtain the Genesis data and equipment to use as a weapon -The Klingons led by Commander Kruge!

So Kirk, you are going to try time travelling? I did that once in the future..or was it the past?

This is Commander Kruge, a very harsh, imposing and not to mention ruthless Klingon (played by Doc Brown actor Christopher Lloyd!). Kruge killed his own crewman gunner when the gunner “misplaced” a disruptor beam and destroyed a ship….oh and Kruge killed his girlfriend too when she revealed she’d seen the Genesis data! Now Kruge and the Klingons arrived in their ship and as I mentioned attacked (and destroyed) a ship which was the USS Grissom the Fed science research vessel resulting in Kruge having to also beam to the planet surface to try and capture the “away team” of Lt Saavik and Dr Marcus. All this happens just as Kirk, McCoy, Sulu and Scotty arrive in a newly stolen Enterprise. But how did the Klingons arrive and remain undetected?

Well they were flying in a B’rel class starship more commonly known as a Bird of Prey! This ship had a very distinct appearance and a very special feature. So today I present my B’rel Nach or Bird Saber….

Yes, I have immortalised the Bird of Prey in lightsaber form and it is a sort of crossguard hilt. I tried to replicate the basic outline of a Bird of Prey by giving this saber a pair of “wings” either side of the emitter. In the tips of these wings are small lights which represent the BoP’s Disruptor cannons and look closely and you can see hull plating to replicate the “feathery” details the real ship has on it’s wings. The BoP is very special as some people don’t know it is actually a Romulan design! Back in the 60’s series of Star Trek one episode named “Balance of Terror” established that ships painted with bird designs were Romulan. One small line of dialogue in the movie though explains the Klingons stole this Bird of Prey! Back to the saber and the emitter represents the bridge module of the ship with windows to allow blade shine through, but look on top and you can see I modelled a basic “bridge cupola” and that has tiny windows circling it! The emitter mouth is the launch tube for the Photon Torpedoes which are replaced by the saber blade. Here is Gallery Two …

In these pics you can see the “Photon Torpedo Saber Blade” and the raised bridge cupola atop the emitter. You can also see that this saber has a lot of grime and streaks of rust on it’s surface. The tail or aft section features the leather handgrip from my “Quartermaster” hilt (https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/24/the-quartermaster-saber-inspired-by-the-mandalorians-the-armourer/) and is adorned with a Klingon Kahless Empire logo. The last two pictures show the saber back on Kronos (the Klingon home planet) and at rest on it’s display stand – this time borrowed from my “Chang” saber. (https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2021/08/21/chang-saber-a-weapon-for-a-klingon-general/) However this time I modified the stand so I could place the hilt at an angle to show off it’s lines. You will also notice the wings have folded downward into their rest position.

Now I mentioned a special feature of this ship and it explains how this ship approached and destroyed the Grissom without being detected…the answer is the BoP has a “Cloaking Device” making it virtually invisible. The BoP has to deactivate this shield in order to fire it’s weapons and it was this small disadvantage that allowed Kirk and the Enterprise to survive an attack (at least for a little while). Kirk realising the situation sets a trap for the Klingons and he and the crew beam to Genesis…where Kirk comes face to face with Kruge, and a young Vulcan. I won’t spoil the final scenes of the film just in case some of you still haven’t seen the movie….so this would be a good place to bring this post to an end but as always my usual thanks and messages before I go where no-one has gone before….

Thanks so much for checking this design out, I hope you have been enjoying the change of pace with these Star Trek designs – they have been fun to build. And as always thanks for the continued support you show my site and I hope you will return for more new saber designs. I have Star Wars Sith sabers, a saber inspired by the silver fern and maybe a few modified Quartermaster hilts. Oh and I might even add a few Lego models too. There is still so much more to come in future posts. Till next time…..Qa’Pla!

“B’rel Nach” saber” is a For Tyeth Editions design inspired by the Klingon “Bird of Prey” ship from the film “Star Trek III – The Search for Spock” The design, model and renders where created by For Tyeth in Blender 3D and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. Star Trek and all names, images, logos and related material are Trademark/ ©Copyright of Paramount Pictures.

Costume Update – Two More Tunic Sets from Cosplaysky

Hello everybody, as you can tell from the title I don’t have a saber to showcase today (don’t worry I do have more hilts – I haven’t run out yet!) but I do have a small update to my Jedi costume to bring you. Back on May 4th I revealed my new Jedi costume I put together and I stated that I needed to buy a few more parts and accessories (belt pouches and food capsules). Well I haven’t bought those accessories because I sensed a bit of a shift in what costume parts were available to buy online. It seems that the online cosplay stores are beginning to focus on the newer Star Wars material and shows ,”The Mandalorian” and “The Bad Batch” and producing more costumes such as Mando armour for Boba Fett, Jango Fett and Din Djarin (Mando himself) , Moff Gideon and the clones from The Bad Batch. The stores also seemed to be slow at restocking Jedi tunic sets so I felt I needed to buy another as a spare set before they are phased out completely. Phasing the tunics out probably won’t happen but I didn’t want to risk it, so I actually bought TWO more sets – another white/cream coloured set as seen here:

Then I decided to buy a second set in what was described as the “Brown” tunic set similar to that which Obi-Wan wore in Episode II and III (the mustard brown crepe material version). I did this so I had a contrasting outfit that I could change to when I felt like it. However there was a bit of a quirk with the costume which I’ll explain about after I show you the product images for the Brown Tunic set from Cosplaysky.com .

The costume jacket and sashes do look like a tan/light brown colour but in reality when my purchase arrived it had a bit of a greenish tinge depending on the lighting. I was a bit unsure of the colour at first but later thought this made it rather unique. Anyway I still had my regular white/cream version and I could keep this one as a reserve. The funny thing is this “brown” version has grown on me and I like it a lot more now. But of course you haven’t seen it yet so here are a few rough pictures of me wearing it. I apologise before hand that the pics aren’t magazine photoshoot quality – they were taken by Mrs Tyeth using a camera phone but again I think Mrs T did well considering we don’t have a photo studio! Here’s the pics:

It turns out that this “brown” tunic set works really well with the fabulous robe that I bought from Creativesewandsew and the belt from Leather3dneon on ETSY. I won’t add links to these vendors at this time as Creativesewandsew are on a break to allow them to catch up on processing orders and Eugene at Leather3Dneon doesn’t have the belt on sale at the moment. However if you check out my May 4th post you will find the links are there.

So I am pleased I purchased the extra two sets when I did and it seems my newly acquired knowledge at assembling a costume has proved useful for the members of the lightsaber forum I belong to. I have been able to share advice with them about the tunics I’ve bought and how I made the sizing/fitting alterations. AND….it seems I have become an unofficial “poster Jedi” for the costume…I did a Google search for Jedi robes to see which other online store still have them in stock and guess who showed up in the images that were returned? Have a look at this screenshot and see if you can see any familiar faces….

I spy with my little eye…a Jedi named …..

Yes I seem to have been picked out by Google as a Jedi fashion model 😎😁. And with that I have just about come to the end of this mini update. Regards sabers and designs, I have had some fantastic feedback from the members of SaberForum.com where I have posted my recent hilts and some members suggested I attempt to really add some detailed “weathering” and “aging” to my creations so I have been busy researching how to add simulated dirt, grime and scratches to make my sabers look used and/or old. But fear not as next week I should have another Star Trek hilt and after that I have a saber for the first Sith Lord to exist in Star Wars history and lore – and it’s rather ostentatious! I hope you will all return to see those and more in coming weeks, but for now I’d like to thank you for your visit today. Last week I received a message from WordPress that I had been blogging for FIVE years and that is down to the support I get from you all, new or regular visitors so thanks very much. With that….Till next time….

Cosplaysky’s collection of Star Wars inspired costumes can be found here: https://cossky.com/collections/star-wars-1

I AM NOT CONNECTED WITH COSPLAYSKY IN ANY WAY, AND AM NOT RECEIVING ANY REWARD FOR MENTIONING/LINKING TO THEIR SITE. I AM JUST A HAPPY CUSTOMER. (Legal disclaimer done!)

“Chang Saber” – A Weapon for a Klingon General

Hello Everybody and welcome to another new design. This time I go back to the Star Trek franchise and the film “The Undiscovered Country” and after a comment made by my friend Resa. Resa commented on my last Star Trek hilt the “Horey’ So ‘Eth – Honour Blade” design and mentioned the fantastic actor Christopher Plummer who appears in “Undiscovered” as a Klingon general. This general is at the center of a conspiracy to frame the United Federation of Planets and scupper peace talks between the Klingons and everyone else. This event was known as the Khitomer Conspiracy and it involved Plummer’s character, General Chang using a special Bird of Prey ship with a cloaking device that allowed weapons to be fired whilst activated (which was not normally possible) and attack the Klingon Chancellor’s ship the Kronos One. The only other visible ship in the area was the Enterprise which was escorting Kronos One so it appeared as if Enterprise opened fire. When Kirk and McCoy transported aboard the Kronos, Chang arrests them for murdering Chancellor Gorkon. All very bad news as Kirk and McCoy are then put on trial and Chang “proves” his case against them. Anyhoo it’s a very sinister and clever plot that shows how cunning Chang is so I thought he would have a saber too, especially if the lower rank and file Klingons might have one. So here is the saber I designed, this is “Chang”….

This saber is in slightly better condition than the “Honour Blade” and has a fairly intact coat of paint, in a nice matte black. It also features a shorter leather wrapped handgrip that is separated from the emitter module by a thinner section wrapped in a cross-stitched material to mimic Chang’s battle armour. Oh I forgot I haven’t inserted a picture of General Chang so here he is….

As you can tell by the look in his eye, he is cunning and wily. He also looks slightly more human than Klingon, this is due to his family being infected by a virus that altered their genes and affected his appearance. His eye was lost during a blood duel against the usurper Kalnor who attempted to gain control of the Klingon Empire. You can see Chang’s padded armour clearly and I think the wrap I added looks similar. His outfit also has a bit of military “bling” so I added some gold decoration to this hilt in the shape of the Klingon Empire logo (aka the Kahless Blades symbol) and a gold skull crusher style pommel. But there are a few more details so here is Gallery Two…

Yes, I couldn’t help myself and added a logo on the pommel end cap too and it looks just right to finish the hilt off. The activation switch is borrowed from the Honour Blade design and is again meant to represent the Klingon cranial ridges. Now as Chang is a proud military man, he would probably have a nice display stand to cradle his hilt when not in use so I designed a stand as well. It is in a black woodgrain effect with gold Empire logos on each cradle upright and on the base. The base has an orange/brown section with a triangular grid like pattern which I used to represent the scanner screens on many Klingon ships (you know the radar that shows how far a Federation ship is in Kellicams). I think Chang would approve of this hilt.

That just about wraps this week’s offering up. I apologise there aren’t as many renders this time around but I have been getting carried away with that Lego Digital Design software I showed in a previous post. So far I have built my Interceptor, a new flagship Star Destroyer, a Mandolorian Infiltrator ship and I’ve built part of the city of Theed – complete with B-1 (Roger, Roger) Battle Droids and tanks! Those will all feature in upcoming posts along with a VERY special crossguard saber based on a special Star Trek ship I have already mentioned today! I hope you will all call back to see that. In the meantime I need to say thank you for checking Chang’s saber today and supporting FTSabersite. Your visits have kept me motivated to carry on designing for FIVE years on WordPress as I just passed my Blogaversary so thanks big time! Till next time….

“Chang Saber” is a For Tyeth Editions design inspired by the character General Chang from the film “Star Trek – The Undiscovered Country” The design, model and renders where created by For Tyeth in Blender 3D and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2021. Star Trek and all names, images, logos and related material are Trademark/ ©Copyright of Paramount Pictures.