First look at my new hilt!

Hello Everybody, so I have had a day to admire and mess around pretending I am a Jedi with my new saber – but I imagine you will want to see it too! So I have a couple of pictures for you today. I apologise they aren’t the best quality but I only have access to a mobile phone camera at the moment, my “Android” tablet bricked up last year and I haven’t been able to replace it yet….the Jawas haven’t been in my neighbourhood to sell me a new ‘droid 😀 !!

As you can see it already is a BEAUTY (the saber not me!) It is a Qui-gon Jinn inspired model called the “SSQY Super Stunt” made by a company named One Replicas. The company is well known for making great (and much sought after) hilts but sadly I couldn’t afford their early released products but I managed to snag a hold of this one! It is not quite “screen accurate” as the grooves on the hand grip aren’t as deep as they are on the real life prop Liam Neeson used in The Phantom Menace but I don’t care I love this hilt anyway! It is 28.5cm long (11.3 inches) but is sooo slim  – it measures in at 3.8cm at it’s widest, that’s 1.5 inches! As a result the chamber down the middle where all the electronics have to fit is only 25mm or 1 inch in diameter….that’s going to make it a VERY TIGHT fit. Luckily I have plans and there are some parts which will make installing this saber a little easier. But for now I am back to saving up funds to buy those.

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Keep your focus on the here and now and save your pennies Tyeth! (Copyright Disney/LucasFilm)

 

I hope you like the hilt, I know I love it. It was the saber design I originally wanted to own over two years ago but couldn’t afford the models that were offered by other manufacturers. But thanks to One Replicas they have brought my dream of owning this classic lightsaber a little closer to reality. Thank you for checking out this post and please keep an eye open for future updates, they won’t be as regular as my scheduled designing posts but should still be fun!

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8 thoughts on “First look at my new hilt!”

  1. I love Qui-Gon Jinn’s hilt, it’s very comfortable. When I was little kid I used have the toy version of it that you can buy at Target.

    1. Hello Kiki, I also have a toy extendable version of Qui-gon’s hilt (you pull down the red switch and the blade drops out and extends). This one however is the toy for a big kid 😀 Thanks for looking in!

    1. Hello TVTA, yes indeed it has arrived and I am so stoked! It exceeded my expectation and just have to save up some more cash to get the remaining bits I need.

    1. Hello Kiri, thanks so much. I have been a big fan of Qui-gon and one person on the forums I frequent even commented I looked similar to him so it was the obvious choice (I do like Luke and the others too). You all should get notifications when I post new articles on my progress, I’m just saving funds again and writing out shopping lists! Thanks again.

  2. Congrats and well done, FT! 🙂
    This is a great design, I keep US’s Consular as a flagship – I can’t imagine a colour which does not suite this elegant hilt!

    1. Hello Master Medwyn! Thank you very much. I am undecided as to which soundboard I am installing so not sure which LED. I am going to do an article about the two choices I have, Nano Biscotte V4 or the NEC Spark 2 board, I need to get a chassis first. I like the Consular but this hilt is a bit slimmer!

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