Mauled Staff CW7 – Inspired by Maul in The Clone Wars (season 7)

Hello Everybody, today I have sort of good news and we return to the galaxy far, far away with a Star Wars themed design. Now firstly the good(ish) news….after spending over TWO days trying to revive my laptop I gave up sort of. I had followed the instructions on Microsoft’s site and watched YT videos (cautiously) and all my attempts failed. I left the machine alone and used a borrowed laptop to make my Brian May tribute hilt/guitar last week but I got bored. So Mrs T convinced me to try once more to try and fix it and I went through the same procedure with the Recovery USB Drive and….it WORKED sort of. I managed to install Windows again to the point where I have installed all the most recent updates (even in the short time my machine was Kaput MS released MORE updates!). This means I can tentatively use my new laptop again and I have managed to build a new staff design. It is the new double bladed weapon owned by…Darth Maul who features heavily in the new The Clone Wars season 7 cartoon. I haven’t seen the new season of cartoons so can’t give any details, I just know he is back and using a newly repaired staff lightsaber and here are a couple of WIP MatCap renders of my version of it named, Mauled CW7….

Some eagle eyed viewers/readers may recognise one end of the staff as it belonged to Maul’s lightsaber staff which was damaged in his duel with Ob-Wan and Qui-Gon in Phantom Menace. The second half of this rebuilt weapon is a lightsaber formerly owned by Aurra Sing the bounty hunter and failed Sith apprentice.807-1-58c2c71dc4b6d

Again how Maul got this I don’t know as I haven’t been able to keep up with all the cartoons and novels that Disney have released (these fill in all the gaping holes in the plots of the films!) because I can’t afford Disney+ and all the books etc. But enough chat as always you like to see nice pictures and hopefully these new renders are back to my high levels! Here are the Glamour Shots…

Well I hope these are better! I felt bad that I had to resort to using my old setup and my output suffered but I also felt I wanted to keep active. As a result I may return to my Brian May design and re-render the images and get some proper Glamour Shots of “The Lady”. Back to this hilt, it has the half of Maul’s saber we all know and remember but the Aurra Sing half is very different! It was also very interesting to model….those holes took a lot of work. A closer look also reveals that I placed a For Tyeth Crystal Chamber inside! I am not sure how comfortable this staff would be to use with all those holes and sharp control box switch section – it would be like holding a cheese grater! But Aurra Sing and Maul seem to manage with it. However, with all that said I think I kinda like the staff, it is the first I have been able to build since my computer hiccups!

I am nearly at the end of this post and I hope you all enjoyed it. It was a bit stop start for me typing it out as I kept having to save the draft every 5-10 minutes! But I managed. You could say I FORced it to work….I’m sorry, bad joke but I have been stressed and I’m just relieved I could present this to you all. So thank you so much for checking this design out and for supporting me and FTSabersite in these difficult times. Whether you are a new visitor or one of my regular reader/viewers you are all much appreciated and in my thoughts. Hopefully you will all return for future posts which will feature new designs I have come up with inspired by Obi-Wan Kenobi….along with some other “salvaged” designs I managed to save. Till next time, stay safe and well…..

“Mauled CW7 Staff” is a For Tyeth Editions model and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2020. It is inspired by the weapon seen in Star Wars – The Clone Wars (s7) which is Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm ltd 2020. All Star Wars names, logos, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm.

9 thoughts on “Mauled Staff CW7 – Inspired by Maul in The Clone Wars (season 7)”

  1. As usual, it looks amazing! Glad to hear you managed to get your laptop back up and running. I couldn’t imagine doing anything without my computer, especially now with so much more time to do things 🙂 Looking forward to your next instalment 🙂

    1. Thanks Julie that means a lot coming from an artist like yourself. I felt bad because my last design only had screengrabs for my images rather than full proper renders. I was using an I3 powered laptop I borrowed and it’s built in graphics couldn’t handle rendering. I am still being careful with this “new repaired” laptop but I managed to salvage 2 or 3 designs for my next posts. Thanks as always and stay safe!

  2. When I have time I write my text in libre office which is free. Then paste the text in sections into wordpress. However I mainly waffle so, there’s no real need for structure. You could set up one drive or Google drive, to keep a copy of your blender projects. I love the fact you consider the feel of the sabre for the user. Good work FT. I too look forward to your next release

    1. Hello Neil, thanks once again. I have prepared text in LibreOffice before and imported it but I usually write the posts off the top of my head as I go (which probably shows!) It’s just every now and then the laptop will freeze then catch up with what I had typed – and when ever it freezes I fear it has crashed permanently. I might set up one of the online drives you mention, it just depends on whether I can upload such large files (as I have the .blend file plus all the associated textures if I use pasted textures as opposed to Procedural Textures). Finally, I think about how a saber handles because it can alter how and where parts would attach. I know people who own replicas of the original sabers from Star Wars and they complain how difficult they are to hold and duel with because of the activation boxes. Thanks again and as I mention to Julie, I have a few more hilts ready for future posts! Stay safe.

    1. Hello Winston…a new viewer, but one I recognise…welcome fellow Nerdy! I wish I could make these real but at the moment I don’t have a 3D printer but possibly later in the year I might get one. Then I might be able to build it for you! Thanks for checking this out and stay safe.

  3. That’s a big world for Sabers out there!
    Happy you got a grip on your computer, and I’m sure you are, too!
    Anyway, you have shown me not all Sabers are created equal.
    Yet, they are all gorgeous. Thank you!

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