For Tyeth’s Review of 2021 and Here’s to Something New in 2022!

Hello Everybody and it’s that time of the year where we say goodbye to the last 12 months and welcome a new dozen…It’s New Years! And wow what a year it has been. There have been ups and downs, good times and bad…fortune and misfortune…and everything inbetween. So in this post I want to take a quick look back at what I accomplished and I welcome you to join me on a trip back through the archives….It all started in January (what a surprise!)……

P.S. To access each month’s posts please use the sidebar “Back Blogs” links on the right hand side of the page ok!

January

Well 2021 started with the UK and the world battling a Pandemic in the form of Covid and that meant I had to stay indoors for a while. This actually helped me as I had more time to design and finish my “Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir” themed hilts and create a lightsaber Katana for the Dragon of martial arts….Bruce Lee!

February:

Well that seemed to be a good start to the year design-wise, but as always I wanted “bigger and better” so I needed to up my game. It was around February that I started to re-watch some Star Wars DVDs and was inspired by the bright red Praetorian Guards of Supreme Leader Snoke in The Last Jedi and by a special fuel source in the movie SOLO. That fuel source was Coaxium…very potent and powerful….so I built a saber that ran on Coaxium! And it was rather elegant I think…

I also modelled a replica of the lightsaber owned by the last living Skywalker, Cade Skywalker, that appeared in Dark Horse Comic’s Star Wars graphic novels….and I started learning about a new series of material covering the “High Republic Era” of SW history. It was the time when the Jedi were at their peak and the Sith were temporarily defeated…a peaceful elegant time. Oh yes and I bought a couple of (Nerf) Blasters to modify!

March:

And so time does “March” on and we enter the third month. More “Lockdowns” and restrictions…vaccinations, mayhem and missed holidays…confusion amid that pesky Covid…just the right conditions for the Sith to return. And they did in the form of my friend “Darth Prodigal”. Darth Prodigal is a member of the Ultrasabers’ fan forum, and we chatted a bit and he revealed he had an idea for a “Halberd Lightsaber” – a battle axe combined with a lightsaber – and it was suggested I do my magic and model it in 3D. So I did. Not only did I model an axe saber, but there was a hilt inspired by the SW cartoon Resistance and it’s aerobatic racing ships, a Star Trek spanner and a saber for a YouTuber named Lord Draconical who reviews Nerf blasters and foam flinging devices (oh and he had a replica saber in one of his videos)….

Ooh! Star Trek has invaded FTSabersite? And the Sith seem to be building their strength as Darth Prodigal and Lord Draconical appear to be gaining confidence….the Darkness is rising….can the Light rise to meet it? Well you will have to join me on Page Two to find out as my review continues…click the link below!

8 thoughts on “For Tyeth’s Review of 2021 and Here’s to Something New in 2022!”

  1. Inspired post, FT! The galleries are fun to peruse. I feel like 2021 saw the most Variety of FT creation yet. You have transposed your saber design skills to model vehicles, structures, microphones and such, which is very exciting. Cheers to another year of fantastic artistry my friend🍻🙂 I can’t wait to see your 2022 manifestations.

    1. Hello EF and may I wish you and your folks a Happy New Year, I hope it’s bigger and better than last year!
      2021 certainly expanded my portfolio as you say. I think I may have been on verge of becoming “stale” and about to suffer designer’s block but because of lockdowns and restrictions I was nudged to explore other avenues and hobbies that I might have never considered and that led to new inspiration. Nerf blasters, Lego and even Cosplaying…I never thought I’d ever be so extrovert! Here’s to a productive 2022 for us both. Thanks for your support and friendship.

      1. We sure are lucky to have our creativity during lockdowns. But we still need the real world. I fear extraverting, but it’s essential to my creativity – Like the Kyber crystal for a lightsaber – you have to go out and harvest it. The crystal is a real-world experience. Take the experience back to your studio and the construction can begin. It’s awesome that you nurture your extraverted side by interacting with other creators and cosplay and stuff like that. And you do incorporate that into your designs.

    1. Hello there TVTA, I know you said you were going to be busy during the holidays but I really hope you got a day or two o share with the family. It is weird that a Pandemic turned out to be a stimulus to me branching out to new areas of the Star Wars hobby/culture – but it has been fun also. In fact I may be partaking in some “arms deals” to get more Nerf blasters which I hope to modify this year (now getting out and about to buy parts is a little easier!). But that will have to wait till after my booster jab tomorrow🤔. Anyhoo, I really hope you also have a great 2022 and I look forward to more of your Six Sentence Stories (like what’s happening with Thomas now?…oh the suspense…).

      1. Cheers FT. I manged to have a nice meal Christmas Eve and New Years Eve but other than that it was 13 hour shifts. I had 2 days off in between when I went surprise record shopping (see my newest post).
        Yeah, it was good you branched out during the pandemic, but still had that keen eye on all things Star Wars (as we must do, ay? 😎).
        Yikes, I too have my booster jab incoming… good luck.

  2. Happy New Year!
    Wow, you sure put a lot into this post. Excellent!
    Almost took a year to read it. YOU KNOW I”M KIDDING! 😂
    Effin Covid.
    We are in another lock down…stage 2.
    Looking forward to what you come up with this year.
    Take care!

    1. Hello Resa and Happy New Year to you also! Thanks so much and I’m glad you enjoyed the marathon post. I found that somewhere in the mess of 2021 I had actually accomplished quite a bit – and I was pleasantly surprised.
      Sorry to hear about the restrictions thrown up in your neighbourhood, I just had my third dose of vaccine and just received a PCR test kit from the “Government” for when I get symptoms of Covid. That I have to say is some confidence by the Gov to say I WILL get the virus rather than “Oh we just sent you this in case you need one…hopefully you don’t!” It’s almost as if they’ve given up on battling it. Oh well.
      Thanks again and I will strive to keep up the good work this year!

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