“Sith Concept – Slant” Saber – The second FT Vault design

Hello Everybody, today I bring you a second design which I had secreted away in my “vault” but have decided to let you all have a look at it. Two weeks ago I showcased the saber “Sith Concept” (which you can see here> https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2022/04/09/sith-concept-saber-an-ft-update-of-an-ultrasaber-aeon-v3/) which was a heavily modified version of an existing lightsaber manufactured by the company called Ultrasabers (their saber is called the Aeon V3). I came up with a design with a “Grenade Grip” handle similar to that seen on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s saber seen in Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars (A New Hope) but as always once I made one modification I went a step further and came up with a second version. This second version had slightly more differences and here are my initial “Mat Cap” models I came up with…

This particular hilt I really like as had just gotten to grips with using curved surfaces and used them to create a beautiful (I think) sweeping emitter. I also felt that upon modelling the “Grenade Grip” on the original, that it was a little “blocky” and I wanted a more sleek streamlined grip so I kept the idea of raised blocks but I elongated them to be rectangular rather than being squared. Elongating the blocks makes the saber’s handgrip look longer but it is the same length…clever huh? As you can see these pictures are just the test renders to see if the shapes of the model work so now I need to show you some Glamour Shots, so here is the first gallery….

As this was a further modification of my first “Sith Concept” design I stuck with the black and gold colour scheme and of course Sith red blade…but I still think this looks like a totally different saber – and I just love how the emitter turned out. It’s fairly basic with just a sweeping curve to it and a simple raised edge to add trim. I say the emitter is basic but modelling the curved edge was complex as I had to curve the part in all three axis. You can see a closer look at the emitter in this next batch of pictures…Gallery Two….

These images really show off the inlaid gold bands and the contrasting raised ridges that make this hilt stand out. I am really pleased how this one turned out and I just wish Ultrasabers’ owners had organised a promotional design contest as I would have loved to have entered this hilt (or my first Sith Concept…. or both!). I might have had a good chance of winning. Anyhoo…. alas they didn’t so I guess that just about wraps up this design. Time to put it back in the “Vault”.

Thank you so much for taking time to check this saber out, I hope you enjoyed it. I promised to get back to lightsabers after my recent Nerfing posts, and the good news is I still have TWO collections of Katana designs (with a total of 7 sabers) and I have new variations of my Mandalorian inspired “Quartermaster” saber. All that plus I have a review of my Qui-Gon Jinn replica I was gifted, some more Foam Dart Flinging blasters to show you and……I have a new mask! I hope you will call back to FTSabersite to check all that out in future posts. Remember whether this is your first visit or you regularly call in to my site, I appreciate it very much. Till next time….

“Sith Concept – Slant” saber is a For Tyeth Editions design, modified from an Ultrasabers Aeon V3 hilt. The 3D model and renders were produced by For Tyeth/FTSabersite and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2022. The “Aeon V3” lightsaber is manufactured by Ultrasabers and it’s design is Trademark/©Copyright of Ultrasabers.llc.

2 thoughts on ““Sith Concept – Slant” Saber – The second FT Vault design”

    1. Hello Resa, there aren’t any contests as far as I know. However it isn’t a surprise really as most of these companies keep their designing secret so their competitors don’t “steal their designs”, which is ironically funny considering that most manufacturers are reproducing designs created by Lucasfilm and now Disney/Lucasfilm. The “art” of designing is so shady nowadays that a well known saber designer asked members of the saber company’s social media page to send him screenshots of the new sabers seen in recent shows/films so he could reverse engineer his own replicas. Even worse, one incident involved an independent hobbyist who created a saber and a big company owner actually bought one of the hilts and had it examined then remanufactured. The saber company made minimal changes to the saber but sold it as “his own design”. When confronted things got very ugly and heated.
      That’s why, even though I have made “copies” of Intellectual Property , I give credit to the company/designer/author owner of that property (I always put acknowledgements in my footers).
      Anyway, thanks and I’m glad you liked this modified hilt….I have a few more black/gold hilts coming soon so stay tuned!

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