Zygerrian Sting Saber

Hello Everybody, on this site I have brought you the A to Z of saber designs and a few dROYDs along the way. Well nearly A to Z but today I have a Zygerrian Sting Saber to show you. The Zygerrians were a species of humanoid/feline appearance that were infamous for being involved in slave trading. Many years ago during the Old Republic era, Zygerria was the hub for slave labour and the Zygerrians made vast fortunes on the misfortunes of many species that were enslaved. Eventually the Jedi outlawed slavery and ended Zygerria’s exploits. However during The Clone Wars conflict the Zygerrians saw an opportunity to restart their slave empire. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker were sent to Kadavo in an attempt to end the trade once and for all.

It was in this story that we see a rare weapon used by the Zygerrians to control their slaves and it was an Electro-Whip which looked similar to a regular lightsaber. However the Electro-Whip was a non-lethal weapon as the Zygerrians didn’t want to “damage their merchandise” but it did still pack a “Sting”. I recently saw this whip in the Clone Wars cartoon and it reminded me that I confiscated one off a Zygerrian and I thought you might like to see one I designed based on it. Here are a few pictures of the Zygerrian Sting ..

In spite of the fact this was a cruel weapon to control helpless slaves it actually looked rather elegant. The hilt features an ornate emitter that almost resembled a standard lamp as found on luxury cruise space yachts. In the emitter are little nodes from which metal cables extended then the electricity was projected from the crystal diode. So this isn’t a Light Whip but is a regular but electrified whip. The emitter is shrouded with four gold generator coils which gives it that lamp like look. The handgrip has geometric “Greek Key” like markings which are raised ribs to aid grip.

However it is at the pommel that my design differs slightly. Because I decided to make my saber a full light/plasma weapon it needed a second source of power to generate the flexible blade (or solid blade if used as a conventional saber in multi mode) and that was stored in a crystal pommel FTE. Here are a few more pictures showing the crystal features…

As you can see the crystals are very special Kyber crystals that are harnessed by wire cages. This makes the whip a weapon for a skilled Master, but this one will stay inactive in my gallery. However as a treat I will activate it for you and let you have a look at it working – animation time!…

Zygerrian Sting Saber Animation

I think that just about wraps up this design and offering, I hope you liked it. I have a second, limited edition version of this hilt to show in a future post and I also have many more new designs inspired by Star Wars The Clone Wars and Rebels cartoons which I’m currently binge watching.

I also have news of a parcel I received on my doorstep recently and big news that thanks to you, my friends and followers I have cracked the 20,000 views milestone! Thanks so much for all the support you have shown me (especially recently during my technical issues!) and FTSabersite. Whether a first time viewer or one of my regulars you really do keep me posting and you’re much appreciated. So please stay safe in these crazy times and call back to see what else I have in store. Till next time…

“Zygerrian Sting Saber” is a For Tyeth Edition design inspired by the Star Wars The Clone Wars cartoon. The model and animation are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2020. “Star Wars -The Clone Wars”, “Zygerria” and all other names, logos, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm and starwars.com.

8 thoughts on “Zygerrian Sting Saber”

  1. You sure ‘whipped’ this post into shape, FT 🙂
    Congrats on an elegant yet deadly-looking weapon! The video short is fantastic when the whip-blade shoots into life! Love it. And congrats too on hitting the 20k hits milestone! Keep up the top work my friend, stay safe and well, and MTFBWY always!

    1. Hi there TVTA. Thanks so much but you have to take some credit for me reaching the 20,000 milestone, your “Challenge Series” helped attract interest. And no problems with regards to the backdrops, let me know what you need when you’re ready — I should be able to help out.

    1. Hi Neil, that was a great episode of RD, Don Warrington and Jane Horrocks were fantastic. Thanks for the comments on the materials, I was really pleased how they turned out. I have also discovered a feature that modifies a render to make it appear as if drawn “comic book style” with thick “marker pen” lines and grainy blocks of colour. The option is named “Freestyle” and I might try a few arty renders with it in future.

    1. Hello again, I was really pleased how this turned out as it was the first time I was able to animate a complex part of the model (the blade extension and retraction) – I had to figure out how to morph the blade and link it to a Timeline so the blade seemed to “grow” over a specific time frame.
      I was also happy how the handle itself came together. Thanks as always.

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