“Super Saiyan Saber” – Another Gaming inspired saber

Hello Everybody, hope you are all well. Today I feel a lot better than the past couple of weeks as my fears over being able to continue designing, posting and the general quality of my output have been allayed. Many people have commented on my Spectre sabers from last week and never even realised the pictures weren’t up to my usual standard – they just commented on the designs themselves…so that was pleasing. So I bring you another video gaming and anime classic in saber form. This time I have a Dragon Ball Z insired version of my Ultrasabers Aeon modified hilt series (so far I have created a GOTG Yondu design https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2020/10/10/yondu-saber-inspired-by-gotgs-yondu-undonta/ and one for Sonic the Hedgehog https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/super-sonic-saber-inspired-by-a-blue-hedgehog/) and it is based on the character of Goku in his “Super Saiyan” mode. I don’t play DBZ so I don’t know the full background/history but I know Goku is the face character of the game and was originally a part human/part simian character with a tail. Gradually over time the tail became less prevalent but Goku’s ability to transform into a super powered muscle bound warrior remained. Oh and his hair changes from black to a very striking spiky yellow style! Enough talk….onto the images…

I will be embedding the images one at a time for now as I am still testing out how to get the best results. I now have to take “Screenshots” of my computer screen as I work on the design then using photo-editing software I crop the unwanted menu bars and Windows from the image. You will see a few tabs at the bottom of the images now and then but I’ll work on erasing those too in future galleries. Onto the next picture…

In the show Dragon Ball Z, Goku is a warrior that was originally sent to Earth to destroy our planet – however when he arrived on our world he was dropped down a mountainside, hitting his head and he forgot his mission. He then battles the forces of evil as various warlords and evil versions of himself land on Earth and attempt to take over the world (sounds like Pinky and the Brain from Animaniacs!). This happens over 7 series of the animated show so there is too much detail to cover in one post so how about another couple of Glamour Shots? Ok….

I based this saber’s colour scheme on Super Saiyan with the spiky yellow hair and there’s no prize for guessing how I incorporated that detail into the hilt. Of course I just repainted the spines around the emitter to match the hairstyle and to show how close I got here is a side-by-side comparison…

The orange and blue are easy to identify – I think I managed to colour match Goku’s Shaolin inspired uniform quite nicely with the saber. The saber is activated by the single switch and emits a brilliant yellow blade. So far I think the images work so here is a close up of that activation switch and emitter to see how the quality fares up…

Thankfully I think the details are still quite clear and the shine and glow effects show well. So I am happier knowing that I can still post to a high level. I am also happier because I may soon be receiving my new Jedi Robe that I have ordered – on Monday it will be 4 weeks since I placed my order so anytime after that and it may drop at my doorstep!

I would also like to say thanks to you all for sticking with me and I hope you enjoyed this post and design. I have many more bespoke original designs for future posts, inspired by pop culture classics and a new set of sabers in the style of Star Wars The High Republic (Disney/Lucasfilm’s new era of Star Wars stories and material). I hope you will all return to check out what I have in store. Whether you are a first time viewer or a regular caller thank you for the support, it means a lot and helped me to work through my tech issues! So MTFBWY…..Till Next Time….

“Super Saiyan Saber” is a For Tyeth Editions design (Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2020) inspired by the video game and anime show “Dragon Ball Z”. The saber is a modified version of an Ultrasabers’ Aeon V4. All trademarks and Copyrights belong to their respective owners.

4 thoughts on ““Super Saiyan Saber” – Another Gaming inspired saber”

  1. Hello Resa, well I have to admit I didn’t draw/paint Goku in his orange outfit – this was just a bit of photo editing magic I did. I haven’t picked up a pencil and paper for a long time, even though my grandfather was a Master Craftsman and Artist. But thanks for the comment and stay safe.

  2. KaMay-Ah_MaYaa!!!! Awesome design. And another perfect application of the Fins from your previous Yondu design, and Sonic The Hedgehog. Resembling the blonde super saiyan hair and associated energy field⚡️😼🔮

    1. Hi EF, so glad you liked this series of hilts…and I have good news, a friend of mine on the forums has asked if I can create a Vegeta themed hilt because anything Kakarot can do Vegeta can do (or wants to do) better! So there might be one more SBZ hilt to come (maybe…or I can do a Super Cell one too) Thanks as always and hope you’re safe and well.

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