“Power Red Katana” Blender 3D Nex Gen – Inspired by Saban’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers

Hello Everybody, today I have to return to the world of Power Rangers and my collection of Nex Gen Katana hilts I designed recently. I say this as I saw a video posted on YouTube earlier today and it seemed to suggest there is going to be yet another reboot of the franchise. I have yet to look further into the story but I was already showing off my new designs anyway. And today we look at the Red Ranger, Jason Scott Lee, and his saber. Now the Red Ranger already had a sword in the show but it seemed heavy and cumbersome as seen here…

Red Ranger with original Ranger sword -looks like a wrench!

It also didn’t feature a plasma lightsaber cutting edge. My design is a Nex Gen Katana that is lightweight, sleek, strong and was wrapped by myself! Enough chatter…here is Gallery One of “Power Red Katana”….

This is my base Katana model and I have recoloured the handgrip, Tsuka Ito wraps and blade colours to match the Red Ranger costume. The leather is a nice deep red that suggests status or importance, almost regal. I discovered that I can use the base texture used for the leather and using photo editing software edit the colour to any shade I want. Then I apply the extra layers to add the detail and depth effects. This means I can have normal plain leather in any colour but then I can have a stitched leather base image that I can recolour so I don’t have hundreds of texture files clogging up my hard drive storage. Anyhoo, too much talk, here is another trio of pictures…

You might be able to make out the shipping containers in the background of these gallery pictures and I chose this environment as I recall a lot of the battles the Ranger’s had with Rita Repulsa’s “Putty Men” took place in car parks or dockside locations with shipping containers.

And talking of shipping…my parcel I was waiting for last week has arrived and my Nerf blaster arsenal seems to be getting bigger….a LOT bigger. First the blaster I was waiting for last week was a Nerf Sharpshot which came with Velcro tipped darts so you could play “Dart Tag” games against each other. Well the blaster is very sleek and svelte and with a minor paint job would look wicked as a Sci-Fi/Star Wars-y blaster. And it should be easy to paint. The blaster looks like this…

The yellow plates actually unscrew off the blaster so I should be able to spray paint them separately quite easy – when I can get outdoors to paint! But when I said my collection was growing I meant it…not just my two big tripod mounted Havok Fire blasters, or the X-Shot round ball blasters….No, I bought a few more and now this is just part of the For Tyeth arsenal….

I think I have a new problem!!

There are 8 further blasters marked in the pic above and these are new additions! Some are “Classic Nerf” items I got from Ebay and some are fresh brand new ones! Number 8 is one called a Retaliator that I may paint to look like a Clone Trooper blaster – it already has a Star Wars look/feel to it. Number 1 is a Nerf Strongarm revolver which also has “Clone Vibes” to it.

Oh, just before I go…here is the original Red Ranger hilt I designed back in 2017 with the old software I had!…

Anyhoo, that just about brings this post to an end, I am still expanding my collection, both blasters and sabers, so I hope you will call back to FTSabersite to see future posts on all of that. Next week I should be revealing a new “Master Series” lightsaber to celebrate the finale of the Disney+ series “Obi-Wan-Kenobi” and it may or may not be his saber🤔. In the meantime thank you for visiting my site today and for the support, as always whether you are a new visitor or one of my regulars, please comment, leave a like or two if you want and maybe subscribe if you haven’t. I appreciate all the help and kind words. Till next time….

“Power Red Katana” is For Tyeth Editions design,modelled and rendered in Blender 3D by For Tyeth/FTSabersite. The design, 3D model and images are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2022. The “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” was created by Saban International, and all names, logos, images and related material are Trademark.©Copyright of Saban International.

7 thoughts on ““Power Red Katana” Blender 3D Nex Gen – Inspired by Saban’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”

    1. Hello Spira, thanks so much. I have always liked Katana hilts ever since I used to watch old “Ninja” movies on VHS video back in the 80’s. I have only recently though learnt how to 3D model one as I struggled to replicate the handgrip wrappings. However if you haven’t seen them I have done Katanas before and you can find them using these tags/links:
      https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/tag/katanas/

      https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/tag/3-part-katanas/

      Hope you enjoy and thanks again for the kind comment.

      1. Yes, thank you for the links. I have seen them but some times , when I have nothing meaningful to write, I prefer not to than write an empty shell of a comment.
        I think you are on the right path to perfect your 3D models.
        I will see what if I can pick any images from the books I have , that might help/inspire.
        Thank you, have a nice weekend.

  1. Go Go FT-Rangers! Pic 4 is such a cool angle to show the design on the end of the handle. I wouldn’t be surprised if the PR franchise just goes on and on. I watched it in the 90s with my eldest and in the 2000s with my youngest. Love it.
    Congrats on the new NERF addition, it reminds me of a cross between something you’d see in 2000 AD and Star Trek. Very cool.

    1. Hi TVTA, you know what….I think you’re right PR will probably continue to be rebooted ad infinitum! (<Ooh Latin! aren't I cultured) 🤣.
      I'm glad you mentioned that the blasters had a hint of Star Trek to them as there is one blaster called the NiteFinder which as soon as I saw it I thought "that's a Star Trek phaser!".

      The NiteFinder (along with the Maverick also pictured) was the blasters() that set Nerf on it's way to dominating the foam flinging battlefield. The two pistols are now Icon classics. (The NiteFinder I have needs some repair however as the light beam targeting function doesn't work anymore – the wire was so old it broke off so I need to re-solder it)
      Thanks for the comment and let's hope there's more Power Rangers to come!

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