I am For Tyeth, and this is my little lightsaber themed corner of the Galaxy (well, the Internet).
Seven 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.
Hello Everybody, things are extremely hectic and stressful for me at the moment – the weather is terrible and I’m awaiting a vital parcel to be delivered to me. But in amongst al the upheaval and disruption to my normal routine I realised that I have met a famous mutant Anti-hero in the shape of Deadpool, at the comic con I attended last year but not done a Blender3D design for him . And Inow have a katana…but not a Deadpool themed katana….until now…
I discovered from my quick sparring session with Deadpool that a regular katana (or two as he uses a pair of blades) isn’t a match for my lightsaber so I felt bad and designed a set of hilts for him. These are Deadpool’s custom katana lightsabers…
I think the red, white and black colour scheme is very striking and I decided to include the Hamon inspired blade for this design. You will also see if you look closely that the pommel resembles the Deadpool logo complete with glowing white eyelets! And of course I had make a pair of sabers because DP uses two blades in a style similar to that of Ahsoka Tano (her Lightsaber Form or style is known as Jar Kai and uses a saber in each hand). It takes a lot of co-ordination to wield two sabers but after meeting DP I know he can cope!
So now I have rectified my oversight and bestowed my new friend with his sabers I’m afraid I will have to end this post early as I’m still waiting for the delivery I mentioned earlier and it is vital I get it. I will before I go say a big thank you to all of you who checked this saber out and for all the fantastic support, be it in the form of likes, comments or maybe even folks subscribing, it all means a lot and keeps me working. So whether you are new to FTSabersite or a regular….thank you! And next week I will be unveiling a completely original lightsaber for a special Jedi character….ME! I’ve finally designed one for myself, so I hope you’ll return to check it out! Till next time….
GOOD GRIEF! I s it time for another post already? Er hello everybody I guess it is time for today’s post. And today instead of a saber for a cartoon cat I have a design inspired by a cartoon mouse! Probably the most famous mouse to eve be a Secret Agent….Danger Mouse. Danger Mouse is a 1980’s UK cartoon created by Cosgrove Hall Productions that centres around a mouse who is the world’s first and only Secret Agent Mouse that battles crime and works to thwart the evil plans of a “Terrible Toad” named Baron Silas Greenback. Danger Mouse (or DM) was loosely based on the TV character “Danger Man” and of course James Bond but DM was a hero and a bit of a coward at the same time. Lucky for DM he had a hapless sidekick in the shape of a Hamster assistant named Penfold – though Penfold got into more predicaments than he helped the pair get out of. If you haven’t seen Danger Mouse then here is a quick look at him…
DM was a suave secret agent and in real life was voiced by the legendary actor David Jason, who most readers may associate as playing the part of trader Delboy Trotter in the UK sitcom “Only Fools and Horses”. His sidekick Penfold was voiced by comic actor Terry Scott who appeared in the “Carry-on” series of movies (in the 70’s and 80’s) and a TV sitcom named “Terry and June”. The show was a big hit in the UK and was as a result the first animated show to appear on Nickelodeon (along with Belle and Sebastian) . DM became popular in the US too being likened to Rocky and Bullwinkle. But back in the UK….DM battled Baron Greenback for TEN series/seasons and during which time he called upon the use of a special car the Mark III Danger Car. Well my friend TheVintageToyAdvertiser (find his site here> https://thevintagetoyadvertiser.org/) and I were chatting a while ago and the idea of a DM saber cropped up and I thought “I just made a Ferrari themed saber for Magnum PI…why not make a DM Dangercar Saber?” So I did and here is Gallery One….Tally HO!!!!
This saber is based on the Mark III Dangercar which was a yellow sports car (similar to a Lotus Esprit like James Bond famously drove) and also had numerous gadgets and gizmos. But the most famous trick this car could perform was it’s ability to fly! It could extend wings out just like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and take to the skies and it is this flying mode I have recreated here (hence no wheels!). The car saber also has a proper transparent and reflective windshield part near the “cockpit” and seats which act as the saber activation controls. The saber also has the folding red winglets and on the bonnet/hood of the car you can see the famous DM logo badge. The main handgrip is sleek leading to a rear end that has a few more details. But first here is Gallery Two showing a few close ups..
These pics clearly show the sportscar influences and the windshield/cockpit/winglets. I’m also pretty happy how the logo turned out as it follows the contours of the bodywork nicely. The rear of the saber has a red vertical tail fin, along with the rear quarter “engine cover” bulges. Then to finish this saber off I included a pommel part that has tail-lights, a license plate, rear bumper/fender and a radiator grille that acts as a cooling vent and sound grille for the lightsaber. Once again I think I did pretty well converting a car into a saber but so you can judge for yourself here are two images, one of the cartoon car itself and the second, an actual real life replica built by a fan to drive on the road!
And that my friends just about wraps this secret agent mission up. DM and Penfold are about to return to their base (which is a secret lair built under a red London postal box!) and I must return to the shadowsof wherever I am at the moment (can’t say much about my whereabouts…but it’s awfully moist here!)
Before I go however I must as always give out my thanks to TheVintageToyAdvertiser for another of his challenges, they do put me to the test! And I need to say thanks to all of you, my friends and readers. Whether you are a first time visitor or a regular caller to FTSabersite thank you for the support and I hope you will call back for more lightsaber and 3D model making inspired by Star Wars and pop culture. There is so much more to come including Star Wars Visions inspired hilts, FOUR new starfighters I have designed and a few sabers for a Marvel film due out in November of 2024! Till next time….
Helloo Evarebohdee!….Iya ahm Pouse in Boo…..WHOA! Wait a minute! Er hello everybody, sorry for the slight interruption – a famous feline seems to have come to visit today! Yes as you may realise from the title image above I have been joined by the fearless feline (his words) Puss in Boots! It turns out that he is starring in possibly his final film titled “The Last Wish” which opened in cinemas last night (Friday 3rd in the UK) and he’s come to ask me a favour. In the movie Puss is about to embark on a big mission of his own and feels he needs something special to help him succeed…he’d like me to…..
He’d like me to make him a lightsaber! He had seen the Rapier styled sabers I had 3D modelled a while ago and thought they were nice and would like one for himself for his mission. He already owns a normal rapier but wants a blade that has let’s say, a sharper claw! A lightsaber Rapier would be just right. I asked him a few questions about what he wanted it to look and feel like and he said, “Elegahnt, mysterioose….and dangeroose….joost like mee! It has tooh be guud in a duel and the bestest whepon in the Far, Faraway Kingdom!” So I set to work designing a new hilt….this is “The Last Wish”….
I attempted to build a saber much like the one he owned already (seen in the third picture) but our furry little friend was a little disappointed with it asking, “I thawt yoo wer going too build a Lazur Sword? Vis eez just a normal blayde!”. I told him to calm down because just like all cats this saber doesn’t reveal it’s claw(s) till needed! I told him press the “Cat’s Claw” activation switch and get ready…..he did and Hey Presto!….
His intant response was….”MEEEOW!!!!…..Eetsa LAZUR SWORD! Peeety!” and began swinging it around. Fortunately Puss is a skilled swordscat and managed to avoid slicing up my workshop. I told him he needed to be calm using this saber as it is very powerful. Once he calmed I was able to point out the finer details of the hilt. First and most obvious this saber has a scabbard that retracts to reveal the plasma blade inside. The hilt is also in a classic silver and black colour scheme (though as always there are variants I have lined up for future posts). The handgrip has a luxurious leather wrapping behind the siver basket guard dome. And the basket dome features a similar floral Spiro-graph loop decoration etched into it. As the saber is very similar to Puss’ regular rapier sword he felt very comfortable with this saber and was drawn to the distinct pommel. It is in the shape of a cat’s head!..Here are a few more pictures in Gallery Three…
The first image is the picture I used as reference to create the floral loop decoration on the basket dome. You can also see the ornate cossguard bar which helps to balance a rapier blade – very important with a blade made of super powerful plasma! The pommel you will see sorta resembles a cat’s head and face. When the saber is idle the “cat’s eyes” are closed as if having a “cat-nap” sleep but when the blade is activated they open and shine in a matching colour to the blade itself! I truly think this saber is fit for a feline fighter such as Puss in Boots! I hope he thinks so too….
Hooray another happy customer! I also hope you are all happy too and enjoyed this design, it was a bit different than normal and so much fun to model – unusually everything I tried to incorporate worked out including the etching which fitted purr-fectly! Heck, did I just say “purr-fectly”? I need a rest, I’m not feline too well. Good Grief! I will end this post in a moment but first I want to thank you all as usual for all your support…
Whether this is your first visit or you are a regular caller to FTSabersite, thanks for all the fantastic comments and the likes you leave, they mean a lot. Hopefully you will return next week when I’ll be showing off a saber inspired by Marvels’ super Anti-hero with the initials WWW….who will be appearing in his THIRD movie in 2024 (I’m a bit early with this one!). Till next time….
Hello Everybody and welcome to this week’s post. Can you believe we are already at the end of January? Well after the excitement of seeing Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last week we return to the Star Wars universe for a new non saber prop build. As you know I might be carrying out a “Jedi Mission” as we speak (or am I?…Hm?) and I realised I needed a device of some sort to store my travel documents and mission briefing files on. I wanted something portable and secure and it was whilst watching an episode of The Clone Wars cartoon that I saw what I needed….a Data Viewpad!
The Data Viewpad was in an episode telling the story of a murder in the Senate which was investigated by Coruscant Detective Tan Divo. He was a sort of cross between Peter Lorrrreee and Lieutenant Columbo. Now these devices are much like tablet computers found on Earth but these compact computers have many more uses and larger data storage capacity. But where to get one from? I had to look online for an Intergalactic Refurbishment Store. I checked what stock they had and found a reasonably priced Viewpad with one previous owner, so I bought it! This is what it looked like….
Unfortunately as you can see this Viewpad didn’t seem to have been wiped before I purchased it! What’s that on the display? Is it the plans for the….No it can’t be, can it? Only kidding this is actually the 3D model I made of a Viewpad, complete with screen and multiple control knobs plus a Trackball mouse controller. The device has two cylindrical handgrips, one either side that also incorporates the memory modules and can be removed and fitted with larger data storage capacity drives. The viewer also has a Data-Term connector on the top edge, similar to a Ribbon cable to connect this to any computer terminal to access it. This is a seriously powerful piece of equipment! Ok, I just have time to show you a few more pictures, so onto Gallery Two….
As I mentioned before this Viewpad has many functions apart from just storing and viewing data files. You can use it as a Comms device that sends/receives voice and data such as the Death Star plans… or it can be an entertainment media player so you can travel and watch your favourite Star Wars content over the Galactic Communication Grid (bit like the internet). The last picture shows a scene from last week’s episode of “The Bad Batch” and shows Tech using a similar Viewpad to analyse data from a Podrace to help him try and win a race.
So, as you can see this is a very trick piece of kit! I might even see if I can use Blender 3D on it….you never know it might work! Unfortunately what I can’t get this device to do is give me more time to type up longer posts! Yes as you might guess I am running short of time but before I go I’d like to give you an update on what I have in store for future posts. I have more Star Wars inspired builds including FOUR new starships, …there are new sabers too (one of which I designed for myself and a second that will pay tribute to the secret location of my mission). There are even some cartoon and animated movie tie-ins all coming very soon.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and my Data Viewpad , it was a fun build. I also want to say thank you for visiting today and giving me your support. Whether a first time viewer or regular visitor to FTSabersite you all motivate me to keep creating and it means a lot. Now I have to say bye and disappear so I can continue my Jedi duties…..Till next time…….
Hello Everybody, today we are going to visit a franchise I haven’t commented or designed for since maybe 2017! Whilst modelling my Katana there was a detail I added to it that reminded me of a person/character from popular culture and I couldn’t believe I’d not realised sooner. OK, long story short, back in 2017 I produced a set of saber designs for the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, their Sensei Master Splinter and one for the arch enemy Shredder. I used the old software I had access to back then and always thought I could do better if I had bespoke 3D design applications to work with. The original design was ok and I was pleased with it at the time but I had that nagging sensation. You can check out the original design and post by clicking this link: https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/shredder-lightsaber-for-the-turtles-arch-enemy/ .So fast forward to 2022 and I modelled a Katana including a version for Marvel Studio’s MoonKnight. This saber had a specific part that triggered my nagging sensation and I had an design epiphany. The design I came up with is for Shredder once again but this time is bespoke and updated! This is “Shredded Saber”….
Shredder was originally a martial artist named Oroku Saki, who lived in Japan. He was enamored with a young woman named Tang Shen. Unfortunately, she was in love with another man named Hamato Yoshi and there was bound to be conflict. The situation led to Oroku challenging Hamato to a fight to settle the love triangle “honourably” but Tang Shen persuaded Hamato to flee rather than fight. The pair fled to New York and eventually Oroku followed, after he had joined a criminal gang and trained to be a Ninja.. The criminal gang, called “The Foot” made Oroku the leader of the American arm of the organisation and Oroku used this to his advantage in taking revenge. He tracked down the lovers and in a sneak attack he killed Tang Shen….then attacked Hamato. During the fight Hamato’s pet rat, named Splinter, was freed from his cage when it was knocked over. Splinter despite being just a rat ATTACKED Oroko – scratching his face. Oroku brushed off the rodent and swung his katana which grazed the rat’s ear causing him to scamper away and run into the sewers. Later in another incident, four baby turtles and a container of “Nuclear Goop” were released into the sewers also. This Goop ended up mutating the turtles and Splinter who discovered the reptiles. The animals became the characters Master Splinter and Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael – the turtles. Oroku Saki continued his criminal activity and adopted a disguise that we know as the Shredder costume. And it was this costume’s helmet that inspired me! Here is the helmet and a few comparisons…
Well look at that! I didn’t realise when I came up with the MoonKnight Katana that I had inadvertently made a version of Shredder’s helmet decoration! The last two images show just the claws and emitter and in the final picture I added the pommel decoration onto the cylinder. That logo is actually the emblem of Shredder’s gang “The Foot”.
And that I’m afraid is just about all the time I have and I’ll have to finish shortly. I have mentioned I am in the planning stage of a big “Jedi Mission” that is coming soon but I am on standby awaiting the final documentation and briefing papers to arrive before I get the “GO” signal. And I am getting very nervous. So I am finishing off some upcoming posts and I have a ton of new stuff I hope you’ll come and check out – ranging from sabers of course all the way through to new on-screen used props, speederbikes, a couple of starships……and sabers for a Cat and a Mouse!
I’d like to finish by thanking all of you for today’s visit to my site and all the support you show me. It helps keep me motivated knowing folks out there enjoy what I do Till next time…..
Hello Everybody and welcome to today’s post. I have another of my BARC Speederbike inspired models today and this time it has some custom artwork on it! I watched the Star Wars anime inspired show “Visions” and one of the best episodes was titled “Ronin” which centered around a lone, mysterious warrior with a red bladed katana lightsaber. He travelled the lands and stopped off at a village to have repairs done to his droid. However, the remnants of the evil Empire (?) arrived and attacked the village whilst demanding “rent monies”. The locals resisted and a skirmish broke out forcing the lone warrior to step in and defend the locals. That warrior was Ronin, for whom I recreated his saber in a previous post (you can view that post using this link: https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2022/10/22/ronin-katana-inspired-by-the-traveller-warrior-in-star-wars-visions/). Ronin was a mix of a traditional Japanese Samurai and a Jedi but with a dark Sith looking set of robes (so we don’t truly know his status, either light side or dark side following). Ronin was very iconic and popular, featuring on the advert posters.
Ronin is the dark character at the bottom of this image and I thought he would feature higher up and more prominently. So I decided I would “promote” him and feature him on a Speedster…so here is the first of a set of custom speeder-bikes, this is Speedster-Ronin….
I had recently seen some examples of “Cameo” styled jewellery pendants that feature an oval panel with a carving of a facial portrait in the middle. I realised that those “Cameos” were a similar shape to some of the panels on my Speedster so I wondered, “Could I add Ronin’s image onto my bike on those elliptical parts?”. The answer was yes and I found Ronin’s image on the poster and felt that might look good applied as a custom hotrod style paint-job. The process involved selecting the areas I wanted to paint and creating a “secondary material” which was the poster image that I could position on top of the selected areas and paste the image on. Early on in my 3D modelling efforts I did use this technique to add logos and details (such as nameplates on my Knight Rider and Red Dwarf inspired sabers) but I never thought about using the trick to create hot-rod style decoration like this. I think it worked well. Anyhoo, too much chat…here is Gallery Two…..
I reckon this looks like a suitable mean machine street cruiser, and certainly has presence (I know I can sense it’s presence!). Jokes aside though I am afraid I will have to end this post shortly as life in Tyeth Towers is getting very busy as preparations for my “mission” intensifies…I am in the process of compiling TWELVE weeks of articles because I have no idea when I am going to be called into action or for how long….I have to be prepared for action. So that means I have more Speedster variants in the works, some “classical Rapiers with Claws”, oh yes and some more Katanas with claws…more Visions hilts, some original designs, more props….I think you get the message – I still have tons of projects to show to you! So I hope you will all call back to FTSabersite to check all of this out in future posts. (And I haven’t even listed everything…plus I am watching the new season of The Bad Batch so that might inspire me too!)
So for now I will have to end here but thank you all for checking out this Speedster design and for all the support you show me. Whether you are a new reader/viewer or one of my regular friends of this site all the comments and likes mean a lot to me. If you like what you see maybe you could subscribe if you aren’t already and tell your friends about FTSabersite. Thanks again, Till next time……
Hello Everybody and welcome to 2023 and the first post of the new year. Hope you had a great time over the festive period – I had a quiet but busy holiday with lots of planning as I wanted to start the year off on the right foot. As a result I am returning to the Power Rangers franchise today for this offering because I remembered long ago when I did my first Rangers tributes I got a lot of interruptions from a certain witch by the name of…Rita Repulsa! Yes the arch enemy of the Rangers (initially portrayed by Machiko Soga) kept nagging me to design/build a weapon for her too.
Well I wasn’t going to make the mistake of forgetting her this time and I have “revamped” her old staff I built back in 2017…which looked like this…
So the new staff had to look a bit like this original and a bit like the new staff that Rita had in the rebooted Power Rangers’ movie (with Elizabeth Banks portraying Rita). I’m gonna have to go all out on this one, so here is the new Blender 3D built “Repulsor Staff”…..
In the past I had struggled with creating curved/organic like objects but I have now got a better idea how to model them and Rita’s staff does feature mystic swirling parts so I had to include something similar. In this case I added a “Torus Knot” which is a 3D object like a coiled snake but is a continuous loop. I used this loop as part of the struts holding the “axe-blade” in place. The staff features Rita’s iconic green, black and gold colouring, with black leather and brushed gold accents/parts. The staff also needed somewhere to store all Rita’s mystic power and spells so I incorporated a “Crystal Chamber Pommel” on the base of the staff…and I was pretty pleased how it turned out. You can see it here in Gallery Two…
The power crystal is suspended within a cage built from another crystal object from which I deleted the flat surfaces leaving just a wire frame. I then thickened the frame to make it more solid. The power crystal has all it’s flat surfaces which creates the facets. I think it looks suitably “astronomical” – Rita’s staff featured stars and crescent moon decorations – and hopefully meets with Rita’s approval.
And now, you may have noticed that I try to create or find backgrounds that “Tie-in” or are associated with the design/model that I have created such as using images of a dockyard with shipping containers for my Power Ranger Katanas, well I managed to find information and images about the filming locations of the Rangers franchise and some of the beach fight scenes were shot at a place called Bethells Beach (Te Henga). Where better to display my new staff than here? It is very famous and well known, especially if you are a Lord Of The Rings or Xena Warrior Princess fan. The Rings of Power film shot scenes on this beach too so it is full of magic!
Finally, I also discovered that 2023 is the THIRTIETH anniversary of the franchise and sometime this year a new season of Power Rangers (Cosmic Force) is slated to be filmed. Maybe I’ll get to see it and find some more inspiration for new builds in future. And that I’m afraid is just about all the time I have and need to bring this post to an end. You can see all my Power Ranger designs old and new by clicking this link: https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/tag/power-rangers/
I will be returning to the Star Wars franchise next time with another “Speedster” variant plus in the coming weeks I have much more to show including other props and objects from Star Wars. I hope you will return to check all that out. In the meantime, thanks so much for re-joining me in 2023, the support you show really means a lot. Till Next Time…..
WOW! Is it that time of year again? The New Year? Where did ’22 disappear to? Well it has been a busy hectic year so not noticing how fast it passed isn’t surprising.This is my annual review of the past 12 months and there will be a small hint as to what is coming in 2023 (along with a hidden clue linked to a possible Jedi Mission I might be carrying out – keep your eyes peeled) So I had best get stuck right in and start way back in January where I designed a saber for a prominent TikTok creator and saber fan, I unveiled my first “real” Katana, made a Lego Manndalorian spaceship and a new lightsaber for the most famous Bounty Hunter…here’s January’s gallery
Also we learnt of the sad passing of Michael Lee Aday or as we knew him, Meatloaf. I’d spent many hours listening to and learning to play his and Jim Steinman’s songs. Thanks Meat. Now I have to keep going down the highway to February!….
February featured a few of my new Lego creations, a second ceremonial version of the Amban Pulse Rifle saber….finally ending with a visit from Detroit’s finest robot lawman….Robocop! Here is February’s featurette….
I had just rediscovered the Lego Digital Designer software – a forgotten virtual building studio where I can build Lego models on my laptop and take snapshots of them (and create parts lists), so I installed it and tried something new and create Star wars themed vehicles. I had done a few “My Own Creations” back in 2021 too. Time is marching on and that’s quite apt as we venture forth into March! (< Marching….March….See what I did there? 🤣)
March took off with a twin engined version of my “Commando Bikespeeder” Lego model. I also created a “stretched” version known as the “QuadJumper Bus”. Back in Blender 3D I converted an old Y-Wing fighter into a lightsaber (well Y not?) and….to end the month with a blast I acquired a big powerful NERF blaster called the Havok-Fire! It’s awesome!
I figured that one engine wasn’t powerful enough for my speeder bike if it had a passenger so I upgraded it to be twin engined. I then had the crazy idea of making an even larger vehicle so built a bus with FOUR engine pods. The Y-Wing fighter inspired saber came into my head when I noticed it’s shape from above and thought “I could switch that to have three saber blades as engine exhausts and turn the ship into a saber model!” And the NERF blaster was added to my collection of blasters I started in 2021…I have since decided I like them as they are and don’t want to mess around turning them into props, well not just yet- I’m having too much fun doing target practice, and the Havok-Fire is a full automatic machine blaster that fires a shower of foam darts….fantastic fun! Wow…we’ve covered three months already? Well thanks for sticking with me this far….please click the button below to see the next three months on page two…
Yes hello and HAPPY HOLIDAYS Everybody! To all who celebrate at this time of year I’d like to wish you all a happy and peaceful few days with your family and loved ones. I’d like to say a BIG thank you to all of you that read and visit/support my little site for your continuing gift of that support – be it in comments, likes or subscribing – it means a lot to me and does encourage me to keep producing new stuff for you to see. For the SIXTH consecutive year it looks as though I will have surpassed my previous years’ figures so thank you so much.
Now I need to show you how I created my little “Electronic Holidays Card” It isn’t just “cut and pasted images” oh no…..this card is 3D!
This image shows the card from a different angle so you can see that I actually created a 360 degree “environment” using a festive wallpaper, then I arranged my buddy D-Roy-D with a few sabers and the Delta Four Interceptor into camera shot. A little tweaking of positions and size – then the lighting – and I snapped a photo of the ensemble. And to finish this Christmas card post I will leave you with a couple of pics without the sentiment text. I hope you like them.
Now it’s time for me to turn out the lights and pull the shutters down at “Tyeth Towers” as I too take a small break for some festive fun. But fear not I am working on an “End of Year” extravaganza to look back on another 12 months of activity at FTSabersite.
So thank you once more and now go enjoy yourselves (but as always be careful ok!)and I ask that you call back for the extravaganza next week. Happy Holidays and May the For be with you!
Hello Everybody, well today we are rapidly nearing the festive season so I had best deliver this final saber design before I take my Christmas break. Today I have another saber inspired by the animated show Star Wars Visions and the episode “The Ninth Jedi” which tells of a reclusive Jedi Master’s attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order after many decades of decline. This Master named Juro, enlists the help of a lightsaber smith to construct a batch of sabers for a new group of Force Sensitive individuals that could bring the Jedi back. There were seven potential Jedi who received a cryptic message to invite them to a Jedi Temple floating in space to collect a saber (if they are worthy). The sabersmith was called Lah Zhima but unfortunately Sith Jedi Hunters discovered his activities and tried to stop him delivering the weapons to the Temple. Zhima was taken captive but his daughter, Kara, escaped with the sabers and she battled to get to the clandestine meeting place with eight lightsabers. They looked like this….
These hilts were designed and built to reflect the personality of the wielder that brandished it so, the Kyber Crystal would “tune in” to the person and cause the blade to take a particular colour based on the person’s character. The potential Jedi were aboard the floating Temple and when Kara arrived they each chose a hilt while they awaited the appearance of Master Juro, who was late turning up. And speaking of late, I won’t keep you waiting any longer, here is my latest offering, “Zhima’s Fifth”….
As you may be able to tell this is an attempt to model the saber seen in the middle of the line up of sabers seen in the screen capture image above. I chose this hilt as it was the one in full view so was easier t replicate. It isn’t 100% the same but about 90%. I managed to recreate the bell shaped emitter with the twin fins and embedded brushed gold activation button. The saber has a traditional Tsuka Ito style wrapped handgrip which is finished off with a brushed gold hexagonal pommel block. I think my recreation is identifiable, which is more can be said for the potential Jedi!
Back to the story, the recruits were waiting for Master Juro to appear and while they stood around they picked their sabers and it was then that they ignited the weapons…..and a startling event occurred. It was expected that each saber would have either a blue, green or maybe yellow or purple coloured blade befitting a Jedi knight BUT THESE LIT UP RED! The Kyber Crystals in each hilt detected that the recruits were actually SITH darksiders not lightside Jedi! Kara and Master Juro’s protocol droid were out numbered….but then the droid transformed and it’s bodyshell opened to reveal Master Juro was sat inside! He had been watching events from inside the droid as he suspected that the Sith had learnt of his plans and would try to stop him…he was correct. Now before I carry on I had best show you the second gallery with the detail shots….
This saber has a nice blue Jedi coloured blade because I modelled it but the collection of hilts constructed by Zhima were definitely red. So Master Juro and Kara had to battle the seven recruits and after a…. wait I can’t reveal what happened just in case you haven’t seen the episode yet (you should check it out if you haven’t seen the Visions series). And that just about brings this post to a close but first I have a few things to let you know about.
First I have been busy “flying” again in the online simulator I discovered recently and I decided to pay a “Virtual Visit” to a blogging friend of mine and I took a screenshot so if you recognise the location I might have “visited” you! Here is my snapshot….
And as I mentioned at the start of this post we are approaching Christmas (if you observe the holiday) and as such I will be taking a break next week as it is Christmas and I’m getting older (literally as my regular viewer/readers will know my Level Up day happened this week – I’m nearly 900 years old now!) However, I will be busy and I’m putting my end of year extravaganza post together and it has been a busy year! I hope you all have a happy peaceful holiday season however you celebrate /enjoy the time. I might have time to post my annual Ecard.
I have to finish now but thank you for looking in on today’s post and for all the support you have given me, it’s much appreciated. Please stay tuned to this site as there is still so much more I have to post yet, including sabers, speeders, props and other SW related stuff into the new year. Till my New Year Extravaganza….happy holidays ….see you next time!