Hi Everybody…

I am For Tyeth, and I plan on making this my “New Home”.

I discovered that I had a bit of talent designing Lightsabers 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.

As the site grows I hope to bring you news from the world of sabers!

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Two Years and Counting – Can it be that long?

Hello Everybody! Well this is a bit different, I was just preparing my next offering for you all and I received a message from WordPress congratulating me on my SECOND anniversary! To say that sneaked up on me is understatement. I don’t know where the last year has gone but it went quick. So in retrospective mode I thought I would just take a look back and see what I’ve done the past 365 days.

This isn’t in order as I am typing this off the top of my head but here are a few highlights(?)….Firstly I welcomed in a new year amid a wave of “Anti-Star Wars” feelings from fans. They were/are really upset about how the Star Wars legacy (and Luke Skywalker’s character) was treated in The Last Jedi. I saw the film and I thought it did some things it needed to but also a lot of stuff it didn’t. I have to say I haven’t watched it again (can’t afford the Blu-Ray just yet) but I did take a chance and watch SOLO – A Star Wars Story, which on the whole was an entertaining action flick. It spawned a few designs for me so it couldn’t have been as bad as folks predicted! Here are a few links to some SOLO themed hilts: Bloodstripe for Han , Calrissian – A Scoundrel’s Saber and L3-37 “Elthree” Lightsaber .SOLO asws

Another turbulent time for me was the closing down of the forum where I sort of  made my name. That forum was the SaberforgeForum run and owned by a custom saber manufacturer company that produced the “Adaptive Saber Parts” virtual builder I used to use to create designs. Well due to “business reasons” the owner, Phil Isherwood clamped down and shut the forum in March. But not before offering the members the chance to apply to become members of his Facebook page community! (Firstly the members who wanted to join shouldn’t have had to apply for entry and this was probably just Phil’s way to control the discussion about Saberforge). Saberforge also updated their Adaptive Saber Parts application with new parts (which had been promised over the 2 years since it launched but never showed up). Great news for most but the upgrade specifications needed to run the program meant I couldn’t use it as my laptop is old (really old). Sooo I had to learn some new tricks and I did….I learnt to use Blender 3D modelling software. This has had MANY positive benefits. It has made it possible for me to create a lot more diverse designs than was possible with ASP. With more work I’ll also be able send my designs out to be built in real life (hopefully).

I also discovered that I may have inspired the company named above as my series of Super Hero Hilts seems to have spawned a series of similar hilts from Saberforge – so maybe just maybe they saw my designs and “liked” them. It feels quite cool to have created something that inspired others. And speaking of inspiring I was inspired by the artwork of a few people around the net. One young lady called Capili Jiron runs a blog and YouTube channel titled “Artistbybeauty” who is a very talented artist. Capili asked for ideas on subjects for her to draw and I suggested Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Clone Wars Cartoon and she graciously obliged me! Here is the timelapse video!

If you want to see more then check out Capili’s YT channel by clicking >HERE or right here on WordPress at Artistbybeauty.blog

(I have been introduced to another young woman on YouTube recently who is a professional concept artist and very big Star Wars fan. I have sent her an email and saber design as a thank you for her entertaining and passionately presented Star Wars videos. I hope to hear back from her so I can display the saber here.)

And last but not least, a long time friend of mine, Prowl 1701 has set up a new Scifi themed review and discussion channel. You may remember Prowl from early posts I made where I designed a hilt for him based on the Transformers character he takes his profile name from. You can see the hilt by clicking > Prowler Lightsaber . Prowl is a big saber fan and owns around 20-30 lightsabers I think at the last count. If you are fans of sabers, Star Wars and SciFi in general then please go check out Prowl’s channels. He has the best cameraman on the internet, Eric, though I will warn some of the saber battles you will see there are a little intense! (I have advised Prowl and his friends on safety gear 😀 ) Here are the links:

Another Scifi Guy on YT (Prowl 1701)

Prowl 1701’s Saber Review Channel

As I mentioned this anniversary crept up on me so I wasn’t prepared for this post but I have at least marked the milestone. Whilst proofreading this post I also realised I was awarded a Liebster Award which was a great honour so thank you you for that. And as always I want to thank you all, my viewers, followers…friends, new and slightly more elder states-people for your support. It means a lot to me that people find what I create and post is mildly interesting. I will continue to design for as long as you come to see my work. And speaking of which in a few hours time I will be posting my scheduled post of another Astromech Droid Saber design. I hope you will join me for that hilt! Till midnight (that’s midnight GMT!)….

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R5-D4 Saber – A saber for Red

Hello Everybody, today I continue the Star Wars designs with the first of my updated Droid designs! I designed a couple of hilts and applied new colour schemes to them a while ago (including Chopper and K2-SO) but I felt that they weren’t quite right. I was limited by having to rely on the parts available in the virtual saber builder software I used to use. However now I have the power of Blender (and it feels like real power – I’m having to be careful not to turn into a Sith!) I can create bespoke pieces of my own. So, as you can tell from the title this is for the unfortunate Astromech we saw in Star Wars A New Hope, R5-D4 or as Luke called him, “Red”. Again I wanted to push my boundaries and skills and this is the first of three droid hilts. So “Come on Red”….the audience wants to see you….

These work in progress pictures show that R5-D4 is basically a tube to begin with but after some pushing, pulling and reshaping the outline of a basic Astromech appears. Astromechs have many panels and compartments and I tried to add a few of them as slightly recessed areas, which provide convenient gripping characteristics! I also made the blue and silver grill as a separate part then combined it with the body. This ensures that I can model the part and if I make a mistake it doesn’t ruin the work I have done on the hilt already. The same applies to the silver grills situated below. I then had to add the “optic sensors” which are 4 metallic parts that form R5’s face as it were. I noticed that R5’s “neck” section wasn’t quite right so I modelled the row of square windows that circle between his head and body. Ok we’re part way through the build so I will add a few more pics here…

R5-D4 Saber was starting to look the part, however, the longer you tinker with a design, the more things you “find” that you want to alter or fix. Well I realised I had forgotten to provide a way to activate or switch the saber off! I fixed this by modelling the two red arm-like appendages that run horizontally across his body. In real life saber building there are special types of switches called “Tactiles” which can measure as small as 5mm square and just a few mm tall. I imagined using one of these switches attached underneath the red arms to form the On/Off switch. Then it was a matter of tweaking parts and repositioning to get the hilt in proportion(ish!)

Well that is just about all there is to tell about shaping the saber, and most of you will be able to tell that the blade comes out the top of R5’s head – a bit like his bad motivator that shot out of his dome when Luke’s uncle bought him from the Jawa’s. Now some believe that R5 was “Force Sensitive” and knew that Luke had to meet Artoo Detoo to save the galaxy and so purposely malfunctioned. Others believe that Artoo sabotaged R5 while in the Jawa sandcrawler so he could complete his mission. Either way this saber blows it top every time it is ignited! And here are two final images for you…

And there you have it, R5-D4 Saber all lit up and motivated! You may have noticed that R5 tried hopping into an escape pod in the last picture…yes, I have learnt how to add background images to my finished models now (by the way that’s the Tantive V!) just for a bit of fun.

I am out of time for this offering and I hope you liked it. I have a further two droids to bring to you, one you will recognise instantly and a second much newer addition to the Star Wars saga. On top of those, I have two hilts based off films due for release in December, a tribute to the highest grossing super hero film ever, the TLJ tribute and finally….my latest build a cyborg! (cough,cough…hint,hint!) Hopefully you will continue to come back and see what these hilts are in my future posts but for now thank you so much for visiting today (and if you are a regular viewer thanks for your continued support) it is much appreciated. Till next time….

“R5-D4 Saber” is a For Tyeth Editions design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-18. “R5-D4”, “Astromech” and all  other Star Wars related names, logos, images and material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/LucasFilm.

 

Falcon Saber – Inspired by the Millennium Falcon

Hello Everybody, today I have a design based on the most iconic beefburger ever…sorry I mean the most iconic starship in Star Wars, the Millennium Falcon! Viewers may know the inspiration for the Falcon was a part eaten beefburger and a pickled gherkin on the plate of an executive George Lucas was having lunch with. However this saber is inspired by the Falcon before the revamp we saw in Solo – A Star Wars Story, so this is hopefully “old school” with a new twist. Enough of my talking, let me present a few work in progress shots….

As you already know this is based on Han Solo’s Falcon, you can probably tell that the emitter is meant to be the famous cockpit module (or gherkin…sorry). I also tried to find other details I could weave into a hilt handle and I thought the escape pods would make good covers for a Recharge Port. On most custom sabers that use rechargeable batteries there is a socket to plug in a wall charger so you don’t have to remove them to charge up. However these sockets look out of place on a lightsaber from the future so designers try to camouflage them. I did this by creating a dust cap to insert into the socket that looks like the Falcon’s escape pods. The row of silver grills on the top side of the hilt represent the six exhaust/cooling vents on the top surface of the Falcon and the first grill also acts as the activation switch! The pommel has the speaker grill in the base, or if you know the Falcon it might just be the Holochess Board that Chewie so loves winning on, The remaining details are panels that are inset to give the impression of cargo cases and a round clip to attach the saber to your belt. Now I think it’s time for a few “Glamour Shots” of the finished hilt…here is Falcon Saber…..

I had great fun building this hilt and pushing my new found skills further. The hilt is made up of three separate sections, the vents are made up of twelve parts, two escape pods and a belt clip knob! I hope you enjoyed my take on my favourite Star Wars ship. I have a few other starship inspired hilts to bring you (yes, and the TLJ hilt!) There will also be two hilts inspired by upcoming blockbuster movies due for release in the near future….oh and three droid inspired designs. I have been busy, but I sincerely hope you will come back and see all of them in my upcoming posts. Thank you so much for checking this hilt out, whether you are a regular viewer or first time visitor you are all appreciated. Till next time…..Hit it Chewie!

“Falcon Saber” is a For Tyeth Editions design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-18. “Millennium Falcon”, “Han Solo”, “Chewie” and all other names, logos, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/LucasFilm 2018.

Crimson – A Solo Star Wars Story inspired saber

Hello Everybody, I felt it was about time I got back to designing sabers that were Star Wars related and what better way than with a design inspired by the latest movie, SOLO – A Star Wars Story? Well I started my design process as I always do by looking for a suitable character who didn’t have a saber in the film. Well there was only one saber in the whole film so there was a lot of candidates. Chewbacca maybe? But I already made one for him, Lando? The same. Ok Han Solo? He could use a saber but I designed Bloodstripe. Right then Qi-Ra, how about her? Qi-Ra is a new character, doesn’t have a saber, looks as if she could handle one….yes I’ll design a saber for her! The next step was to look for design cues to link the saber to her. Colours, shapes and oh yes markings all went into this hilt and here is the result…

This hilt is one of the first I came up with when I began modelling in Blender using more than just adding building blocks and moving them around. The hilt is coloured a sort of velvety grey/brown which reminded me of the dress Qi-Ra wore at the drinks party aboard the villain’s starship yacht. The emitter is basic but has “windows” cut into it to allow light to shine through from the blade when ignited. The switch is basic but has a nice accent colour of gold to compliment the hilt. There are functions in Blender called “Modifiers” which help mould parts into more complex shapes. I used a “Wireframe Modifier” to create the hand grip ridges. The hilt handle then flares out slightly near the pommel to give a feminine shape and bit of interest to a basic tube! But the best part I feel is the pommel which I modelled on Qi-Ra’s tattoo and necklace. This emblem belongs to a criminal gang called “Crimson Dawn” and Qi-Ra may or may not be part of the organisation but one person most definitely is and this is his version of the hilt…

Yes, this hilt belongs to the kingpin of Crimson Dawn, the Dathomirian we saw in The Phantom Menace…Darth Maul! He is briefly seen with a an old damaged lightsaber and I thought if he was such a successful crime-lord he would have a better weapon. So this is what I came up with. With just a little change in colour scheme and reshaping the emitter I had another hilt. I added some triangular points around the mouth of the emitter to represent Maul’s horned head and darkened the hilt to a black handle with contrasting Crimson red accents….just like his tattooed face! I think he would approve of this weapon.

Oh and I nearly forgot to mention, I have been experimenting with screenshots and here is one final “glamour” shot of the hilt for my catalogue…Crimson Dawn Ignited MK

Phew, that post was slightly longer than I planned but I hope you enjoyed it. I feel it shows I am progressing in 3D modelling. I still have three droid inspired hilts, two vehicle themed sabers and the special TLJ inspired design I know somebody is eagerly awaiting. They will all appear in future posts and I sincerely hope you will come back and check them out. Thank you for visiting today whether you are a regular viewer or a first timer, I appreciate your support. Till next time….

“Crimson Saber” is a For Tyeth Edition and is © Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-18. “Crimson Dawn”, Darth Maul, Qi-Ra and all other names, logos and related material are Trademark/© Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm 2018.

Paladin Defenders Crystal Katana – for DK44 and his Younglings

Hello Everybody, and especially to DK44 and his younglings (hi guys!). Today is VERY, VERY exciting as not only do I have a completely new bespoke FT Editions design but I have learned there is going to be a new season of Star Wars – The Clone Wars which is mega news…and I may have been overdoing things a little, but more on that later. You all came to see a new saber so I had best get on with this post.

I have had a bit of a Voltron Legendary Defenders theme going after I was introduced to it by DK44. The group of five intrepid heroes lends itself to inspire new designs. I built an “inspired by” hilt (see it here) as a way to practise using Blender and I think I have the hang of it now. So here is a saber which came about through my conversation with DK44, where he asked “Are you making a Voltron Katana Tyeth?”…Er, yes I have and I have taken it step further, here is Voltron Paladin “Crystal” Katana…

So to tie in this design with the original Voltron saber seen in the cartoon I used the same style yellow/black handgrips for the body. I just straightened out the bend from the handgrip and added a few indents for grip and detail. The tsuba handguard is a basic hexagonal shape with faces that could have further details etched into. The activation switch sits in it’s own recessed cavity so users don’t accidently de-activate the blade during battle. And as a finishing touch I used the Robo Lion head models I previewed in earlier posts as a pommel piece! And I envisaged that each Lion Head would be colour coded to the Paladin that was using the saber, This means you could make five sabers in corresponding colours, one for each member of Voltron. (To save space I just displayed the yellow version but you can switch colours easily enough).

But I can hear you all say, “Hey Tyeth! Why is this a “Crystal” Katana? It isn’t made of crystal!”….Well no, it isn’t made of crystal but this saber does contain a “Crystal Chamber” which I made and slotted in! It is my first chamber so is basic but I know I can develop it and make it look more “techy” for use in future builds. And if you missed the crystal chamber in the above pics here is a second gallery of close-up pics…

Because I learned how to merge two model files into one, I was able to build the saber hilt in one file and a second file for the chamber. I tweaked the chamber and when I was happy with it I imported it into the file with the saber and positioned it into the hilt. This means I have so much more control as I can create any object then merge it into whichever project I am working on. And speaking of projects…remember I mentioned above I may have been overdoing things? I have gotten a bit carried away building and I have FIVE more brand new hilts waiting to be displayed!! I have two Solo movie inspired hilts, two droid replicas and a special TLJ inspired saber  coming up!

I am afraid I’m out of time for this Crystal Katana offering, I hope you all enjoyed it. Please call back to see my five new hilts in future posts (Now I don’t usually brag or show off about my creations but I have to say I think you will be impressed by the TLJ saber – I even impressed myself). I very much appreciate your support and comments. Till next time….

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Paladin Defenders Revisited – FT’s New Blender Version

Hello everybody, nice to see you again – and I mean that literally…my eye has returned to normal and I can see clearly again. And as a result I have been able to work hard on this post and design. You may remember a few weeks ago I posted a design based on Voltron Legendary Defenders the cartoon anime series about a group of five intergalactic heroes who battle to keep Earth safe. The defenders, known as Paladins have a range of gadgets ranging from grappling hooks to broadswords. They also have five mechanised “Lions” that the Paladins pilot. These Lions can combine to form a large humanoid shaped robot and that robot has a bladed weapon. It is this weapon I chose to try and pay tribute to with an “inspired by” design to help me really get to grips with the 3D modelling software Blender. So to my good friend DK44 and his younglings, who are BIG Voltron fans, and to you my viewers this is my redesigned Paladin Defender…

I used this build to try out a few different techniques, the first of which was getting a grip on using different materials. Sorry if the pics don’t show it up very well but the back edge of the blade has a metallic sheen to it highlighting the acrylic blade I showcased in my last post. The second technique involves using two materials on the same object. The handgrip demonstrates this as it is two tone, with a gloss yellow and matt black colours which I think really makes the yellow details “Pop”. The main handgrip (the upper grey one) I used as a sculpting project. Using the “Subdivide” and “Loop Edge Cuts” functions I was able to create the ridges in the handle by segmenting it then scaling the segments appropriately. The same applied to the red and silver Tsuba hand guard which was an exercise in shaping the part and adding multiple materials. So I had an upper and lower handgrip, a Tsuba hand guard, a back edge spine and an acrylic blade…all I had to do was line up the parts and group them together and I had the finished hilt! The pics above were from the Blender workspace so here are a few more “beauty” shots of the hilt…

That just about wraps up this post and design but I just have time to mention a conversation I had with DK44 where he thought I was making a “Voltron Katana”…well Paladin Defender is not quite a katana but is Voltron themed! However as a way to get you and DK44 to come back and see future posts, guess what?….I have also built a Voltron Katana! So please call back to see that in my next couple of posts. Your support is fantastic and much appreciated. I have to go now and begin designing my own range of hilts. Till next time.

“Voltron”, “Voltron Legendary Defenders” and all associated names, terms and material are © Copyright/Trademark of DreamWorks Entertainment. “Paladin Defenders Lightsaber” is a For Tyeth Edition and is © Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-18.

Building Blades – Adventures into Acrylics and Curves

Hello Everybody, sorry this post is a few hours late but I have had a few setbacks this past week. Firstly one of my elderly relatives has had an accident and was hospitalised. Secondly I live in a cave/workshop which is bordered by public playing fields…but unfortunately a certain section of the public have decided to set up camp on the field with their caravans. Worse though, they are joy-riding around in their cars and box vans on the field and public paths which could cause an accident as there are children and dog walkers etc who use these play areas. They don’t directly affect me, but are distracting at all hours of the day and night. Thirdly I had to venture into town to get supplies and in the Outer Rim of the UK where I am there is a bit of a heatwave….well that triggers lots of pollen which has triggered a really bad reaction so my eye has been bloodshot and swollen shut for around 48hrs!

However there is good news I got a new “pet” mouse but this one has three buttons and a scroll wheel! Yes I have a new computer mouse so using Blender is now much easier. There are functions in the software that require a scroll wheel to use effectively and now I can! (And the mouse is even illuminated so I can work in the dark 😀 !) I have also made a little progress on learning new things and can now make an object appear to be made of acrylic or glass. Now as you know most lightsabers use a blade made of a plasma-like energy but I am working on a non Star Wars themed hilt which requires a transparent blade. So here are a couple of pics showing how my new blades look….

These pictures also show I have learnt how to add objects together. The hilt handle was imported and added to the blade file I was working on (to the Blender experts this is known as “Appending files”). So now I can make really complex shapes in separate parts, then import them into one file and arrange them to make a final product! This gives much more flexibility and should I make a complete mess of say a hilt handle, I can delete the handle but still retain the blade safely. The hilt I am working on is complex and here are a couple of test fitting images to show my progress…

Yes in the first image the blade was way out of proportion and shape but with the new technique to combine parts it was much easier to reopen the file for the blade I built, edit it then re-import the new blade. There is also the hand grip (grey part) and a Tsuba, or handguard which is red. Some of you may recognise the saber just from these parts but as another teaser and hint here’s one final image for today that may help identify which show it is from…

Sneak Preview 2 MK
A group of five “Lions”

Sorry but I am still not feeling 100% so please excuse me as I finish here and get some Jedi Anti-Allergy capsules! Thank you so much for looking in today, it means a lot to know I am supported (especially from the 3 visitors from the USA who contributed 115 views between you on the 3rd July – I hope you liked the Katanas!) Please call back to see my progress in future posts and if you like what you see here be sure to tell your friends about FTSabersite….it would be most appreciated! Till next time…..

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Speeder Lightsaber – Revisited in Blender 3D

Hello Everybody, today I return to my “Themed” sabers and one particular theme I had last year was my MotoGP inspired hilts. I created a design then applied a paint scheme to represent the main manufacturers and race teams. I had Yamaha, DucatiSuzuki and Honda models all in team colours. Well I have been watching the IndyCar championship, the Le Mans 24 Hour race and more of this year’s enthralling MotoGP championship and was inspired to build a saber based on speed again….this time in Blender 3D. This is my first original design from scratch using the new software and is really another testbed to see what I can create, so is fairly basic. Enough talking here is Speeder Lightsaber 3D….

I used this as I said above, to test things out and discover in which order I had to perform certain functions to get the look I want. For example the hilt body is more of a parallelogram with a slanted emitter and pommel, which I had to deform first before I could add the finer details. One happy accident I had resulted in the “checkered flag” pommel grille. I slanted the hilt body then divided the endcap panel (called a Face section). I selected alternate mini sections and pushed them back inside the hilt to create the grille. However after I formed the grille, I thought some edges on the grip looked sharp so I applied a bevel to soften the grip area. What I didn’t know was that it applied a bevel effect on the grill too which gave it a neat concave appearance! Basically though the hilt still looked basic and bland, needing some detail so I divided the side panels and created a raised flag motif on the side grips too which I then applied colour to. So this model comes in Red, Grey or of course my famous For Tyeth Green!

Sneak Preview 1 MK

As this is fairly short post, I thought I would give you all a sneak peak at what I am working on for upcoming posts. A good friend of mine emailed me saying how he and his younglings enjoyed my Comic Con post so I’m building a set of sabers for them.

I am approaching the finish line for this post, I hope you liked my reimagining of an old theme. I want to thank you for your support and looking in today, it means a lot that you still call back. Please come back and see what else I have in store in future posts. Till next time.

“Speeder Lightsaber – Blender Version” is a For Tyeth Editions design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018. FTSabersite and all it’s contents are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2018.

The Crossguard Awakens – A For Tyeth Tribute

Hello Everybody, Wow what a post my last one turned out to be! Thankfully this post is going to be a little bit more calm and relaxed (at least I hope!) I promised I would give you all a sneak peek at my progress with the 3D design program Blender. After suggestions from Evil Genius180 and Neo Trinarty, I realised that it would be a good idea to recreate something that was already in existence and the weapon of Kylo Ren, the “Crossguard” lightsaber seemed to be popular…so I decided to build my own “inspired by” model of a 3 bladed hilt. Now the model was built by eye, meaning it isn’t to scale exactly, I just built it to look right so I could get experience. So here are pics of my first version of a Crossguard…

I was pretty pleased how this turned out, as I didn’t have any plans or diagrams to work from I just winged it. As happy as I was, I know this was pretty basic and it is. The hilt consists of just two cylinders, one that is heavily modified to form the main body and a second plain tube for the side blades. To create the model there are  functions that allows you to segment the tube (or whichever object you are editing) and create “Faces”, “Edges” and “Vertices”. Faces are flat panels which form the “skin” of the model while the edges are the boundary lines of the Face. Vertices are the points where two or more edges form a junction. By manipulating the position of these Faces, Edges or Vertices you morph the shape. Very much like Play-Doh or modelling clay but a bit more angular! So by pushing and pulling the model I created the basic hilt and “pulled out” the detail features (such as the area for the switch and the ridges on the grip) then added a tube for the side blade emitters.

In the pictures above you can see the two cylinders clearly, and you may be able to see how the model is divided into segments. When in edit mode each segment gets marked with a dot and you can see all of the segments of the second tube selected and highlighted in orange. If I scaled this selected cylinder the whole tube would grow or shrink according to how much you tweak it. So to make the details on the main body I selected alternate Faces and pulled them out to form ridges. It is so intuitive. And I know the expert 3D modellers out there would delete the bits “inside” the model, I will in future but I’m just finding my feet and making mistakes early. And I did make mistakes, the hilt was a little bit “thick” and I needed to slim it down and work on the pommel. Here is MK2…

It was beginning to take on the shape I wanted, I even added a possible FTE crystal chamber pommel! Well my FTE pommels do look a bit like the pommel on Kylo’s hilt but there were still details I wasn’t happy with. Now the hilt looked too “heavy” around the emitters and the pommel needed more work. About an hour and a half’s effort led me to version 3 and the one you had a sneak peek of in my last Blender post. It has a much nicer shaped pommel, the main body now looks balanced and the side blade emitters have little notch details. There are still gaps between some Faces but these holes can easily be fixed by adding extra Faces. For now here is MK3..

And that just about wraps up this model, except for wrapping some textures onto it so it looks like it is made of real materials….but I can’t do that just yet….I haven’t finished reading that chapter in the manual! I did learn how to take a glamour shot sort of so though (I’ll leave that below!)

I hope you all (especially you Neo!) enjoyed seeing the process I am going through, Thanks for reading this post and your support and I hope you’ll return to see how I progress and my upcoming Blender based designs in future posts. Till next time here’s a glamour shot!

KyloNotVer3 MK
The Crossguard has Awoken!

This design is heavily influenced by Kylo Ren’s Crossguard lightsaber. The Kylo Ren saber is Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/LucasFilm. FTSabersite and all it’s content are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2018.

For Tyeth’s Comic Con 2 – “It’s a Trap!” (pic heavy)

Hello Everybody! Wow! Oh Wow! What a day I had yesterday (Sunday 17th). I received a HIGHLY IMPORTANT SECRET COMMUNICATION from the Jedi Council, who wanted me to take on another mission. This mission involved top secret documents, an Imperial Droid, a Sith Apprentice and a Sith Lord…a Princess plus a SUPER SPECIAL GUEST….but do you know what? I will tell you the story instead it will be easier! (But please stick with this post it is four pages long ok!)

I received the mission briefing early in the morning and I was instructed to go to my local Comic Con to gather intel – yes it was that time of year when my local comic con takes place. Well, what better place to hide and blend in than with a lot of Star Wars fans? I was told an Imperial Droid that belonged to Darth Vader had some really vital information stored within him and I had to get it!

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That’s the Droid I’m looking for!! Quick Tyeth move!

Upon arriving I met up with an old acquaintance called Takamatsu to get my first lead on the droid’s whereabouts. Takamatsu is well known as and I think IS the best Bossk the Bounty Hunter cosplayer in the UK. But this time he wasn’t dressed as Bossk, oh no…he was “Edrio Two Tubes” this year! What a costume…and all hand made by himself…unbelievable!

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Takamatsu as “Edrio Two Tubes”…this guy is amazing!

Edrio told me that news of my arrival was already known and forces had been sent out to stop me. And Edrio wasn’t kidding…take a look at these Imperial troops!

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Yikes! Stormtroopers, Biker Scouts and a Tie Pilot!

They seemed determined to stop me but hadn’t detected my presence yet so I had a chance to meet up with my second informant…and you can meet him too on page two, just click the page link below!