Hello Everybody, wow what a week I have had! I have recently had a bumper day of views with one visitor contributing 169 views! So if you are Canadian and had a good look around my site, thank you very much! Back to today’s post and I return to the underwater world of Aquaman. I have been hinting at this hilt for a few weeks now and as I posted Bumblebot last week I felt it time to show you my hilt inspired by Aquaman. This hilt might look slightly damaged (bent) but trust me it isn’t this is Aquaman Bend….
This watery weapon was created at the same time as my Black Panther themed hilt and I thought that both films had a king of their domain so wondered how to make the Panther’s Claw V2 Saber work for Aquaman. The answer lies in a new modifier tool which BENDS the object that it is applied to. It is this tool which enabled me to give the hilt it’s signature curved shape. Curved sabers became popular in the Star Wars fandom after Count Dooku wielded a chromed, curved hilt. And the reason I chose to bend this hilt lies with the fantastic images of whales and dolphins that leap out of the water and the arc of their bodies as they exit and then re-enter the water in their dances. The hilt sort of looks like a dolphin so fit with the theme.
I had an awful struggle to get the design to work, as I had to work out how to bend both the inner core and the outer perforated sleeve and get them to match. I worked out I had to bend the inner core by a set amount of degrees then repeat the process on the sleeve after which I had to stretch the sleeve so it was in proportion. Then it was just a matter of rotating the emitter and pommel parts to align. Once I was happy I took a few Glamour Shots (later I reshot the images to add the Glow Effect) so here are a few Glam Shots…
Another neat thing about Blender is that you can add a glossy surface to create a “floor” to display models on and it makes the hilt look as if it is hovering over water. Maybe I’ll learn how to add ripples in future 😀 . And speaking of future I hope you all return to see upcoming posts which will feature designs inspired by a glamorous 1970/80’s detective show(?) and an evil Bio-Technical Corporation plus I have a saber for “The Best Pilot in the Resistance”. In the meantime I need to say a big thank you to everybody who supports and follows my site (including Annlyel and Gigi, I noticed you had subscribed!). Your support is much appreciated and keeps me designing more new hilts. Till next time….
“Aquaman” is a character created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger and appears in DC Comics. Aquaman is Trademark/© Copyright of D.C Comics Entertainment. “Aquaman Bend Lightsaber” is an original “For Tyeth Edition” design and is © Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018.