Hello Everybody, welcome to my next offering and today I have to post TWO sabers as I am getting very busy and need some more space in my workshop (I’ll explain why later in the post – It’s exciting news). Regular viewers will be aware that I have been posting a series of Katana lightsabers and in particular katanas for the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Well today I’ll post the sabers for the Pink and Yellow Rangers. The Pink Ranger was portrayed by Amy Jo Johnson in the original Power Rangers TV show and Thuy Trang played the Yellow Ranger. Amy later went on to be a music star and recorded four albums (I think) but sadly Thuy was involved in a car crash and died.
So as before, I took my basic Katana model and recoloured it to match each character so I won’t bore you with all the pictures I normally do but you will have two galleries one for each Ranger. Here is the Pink Gallery…
I managed to tweak the colours to get a pretty good match to those of the Pink Ranger’s costume, and the leather has another nice texture and grain to it. Each Katana I have made has had a different leather wrap material. I am also quite pleased with the glow colour I achieved for the blade and pommel decoration -pink can get washed out if you don’t get the brightness level just right. Ok so that is the saber for Kimberly (Amy Jo) now it’s Trini’s turn to get a hilt – here’s Gallery Two…
This saber has a very solid yellow/gold look which I broke up by using the black diamond inlays on the handgrip. This gives the hilt a Tigerish look as well which kind of resembles Thuy herself. Thuy was very famous for doing her own stunts and injuring herself many times (in particular she blew her knee joint in one accident). Thuy is sorely missed.
You can see my earlier lightsaber designs I did for the Rangers by following these links:
Pink Ranger: https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/ranger-pink-inspired-by-the-new-power-rangers-film/
Yellow Ranger: https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/ranger-yellow-trini-kwans-new-saber/
OK! So I need to explain why I need to get these Katanas showcased, and it’s because I’m diversifying. I have started to model other items and props from the Star Wars universe and I have two “Teaser” images of a little something I have built for a future post…see if you can guess what these could be…
As always I have numerous variants of this object and I will post all of them in time along with other random stuff too.
BUT the good news doesn’t stop here, I am currently awaiting for a Customs receipt for a parcel I am waiting for which has been sent all the way from California! Yes my collection is about to expand, I just need to pay a few taxes before it is finally delivered to my door. But the wait will be SOOO worth it! Again this new acquisition will feature in an upcoming extra special post.
I am coming to the end of this post however so I’d like to thank you all for checking these Power Ranger Katana hilts out. Your visit and support is very much appreciated and helps inspire me to keep designing. As I say above I still have much more to come so I hope you’ll all return to check those out. And please leave a comment, maybe a like or two and if you think I deserve one, subscribe to this blog so you never miss any new content. I’d love to see you all back here as regular visitors! Thanks again and Till Next Time….
“Power Pair Katanas” are For Tyeth Edition designs created by For Tyeth in Blender 3D. They are inspired by Saban International’s “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” tv series and franchise. The 3D models and renders are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2022. “The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” and all names, logos, images, and related material are Trademarked and ©Copyright of Saban International.
7 thoughts on ““Power Pair” Katanas – Two sabers for two Rangers”
Great stuff FT.
May the box reach your door soon!
Hello Spira and thank you. I typed this post yesterday morning and the invoice arrived in the afternoon so I was able to pay it online. The parcel should be at my door later today – it better arrive because I had to pay extra for a Saturday delivery!
Good work, FT. I’m excited to learn what your latest arrival will be, from the States too! Hope it comes today.
The ‘teaser’ pic reminds me of elements of the Speeder Bike, as hi-jacked by Luke and Leia in ROTJ. But the more I look at it the more I think it’s something else lol.
Hi Mage, the parcel has left Rotherham as I type so it should be with me soon. I just hope they ring my intercom and come up to my flat – a lot of delivery drivers see my tower block and think “I can’t be bothered!” and make out they tried but “couldn’t get access – we’ll try again another day”.
And the mystery objects? You may be close and you might not be close….we shall see soon ! Thanks as always.
We get that here too sometimes – drivers who can’t be arsed to deliver and ‘pretend’ we were out when we’ve been in all day!
Oooh the Yellow Ranger was always my favorite!
Hi Mei-Mei, there was always something about Trini (Thuy) that seemed more grounded and realistic. But Thuy really suffered for the role (as did all the actors if what I read about the filming conditions on the Rangers’ set are true).