Hello Everyone, I have returned from seeing Rogue One for the second time (but this time I saw it in 3D! More on this later). In the promotional trailers that were released for the film a certain spaceship seemed to have been included in one of the scenes. The inclusion (or not) of this ship caused a stir as some fans thought it may indicate an appearance of a character or mention of the events from Star Wars Rebels. The ship was The Ghost and the hoped for character was Ahsoka Tano. Ahsoka operated as a spy after leaving the Jedi Order and eventually met up and began mentoring the crew of The Ghost. With all the excitement revolving round Ahsoka and the fact that she may be in Rogue One, I decided to attempt replicating one of her sabers in the builder. This is the fruits of my labour, I call this saber Balance Point…
This is as close as I can get to recreating Snips’ saber. It shares the double lipped shrouded emitter, with the grooves down the sides. The body is made of Couplers to get the correct length. The switches are smooth and recessed to allow Ahsoka to use the hilt in the reverse grip she is so famous for. To finish the look the saber has the round pommel with the ring of blocks around it’s circumference. The weapon is finished in plain silver with the equally famous lime green blade.
Some people may be wondering, “Why the name Balance Point?” Well Ahsoka Tano’s codename whilst she was spying was Fulcrum and in mechanical terminology a Fulcrum “is the point against which a lever is placed to get purchase, or on which it turns or is supported”. The second definition reads “a thing that plays a central or essential role in an activity, event, or situation”. Ahsoka’s exploits could easily be described as such!
I hope you liked this design and will return to see more from myself and my friends in future posts. Thanks for looking in today. Wait.. I nearly forgot Rouge One 3D, the film was even better. The effects were used brilliantly and helped draw you further into the story emotionally. I am not the richest lightsaber designer in the world but even I would recommend you see both the 2D and 3D versions for the full experience, there is so much packed into the film. That brings me to the end of today’s post..Till next time.
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