Helloo Evarebohdee!….Iya ahm Pouse in Boo…..WHOA! Wait a minute! Er hello everybody, sorry for the slight interruption – a famous feline seems to have come to visit today! Yes as you may realise from the title image above I have been joined by the fearless feline (his words) Puss in Boots! It turns out that he is starring in possibly his final film titled “The Last Wish” which opened in cinemas last night (Friday 3rd in the UK) and he’s come to ask me a favour. In the movie Puss is about to embark on a big mission of his own and feels he needs something special to help him succeed…he’d like me to…..
He’d like me to make him a lightsaber! He had seen the Rapier styled sabers I had 3D modelled a while ago and thought they were nice and would like one for himself for his mission. He already owns a normal rapier but wants a blade that has let’s say, a sharper claw! A lightsaber Rapier would be just right. I asked him a few questions about what he wanted it to look and feel like and he said, “Elegahnt, mysterioose….and dangeroose….joost like mee! It has tooh be guud in a duel and the bestest whepon in the Far, Faraway Kingdom!” So I set to work designing a new hilt….this is “The Last Wish”….
I attempted to build a saber much like the one he owned already (seen in the third picture) but our furry little friend was a little disappointed with it asking, “I thawt yoo wer going too build a Lazur Sword? Vis eez just a normal blayde!”. I told him to calm down because just like all cats this saber doesn’t reveal it’s claw(s) till needed! I told him press the “Cat’s Claw” activation switch and get ready…..he did and Hey Presto!….
His intant response was….”MEEEOW!!!!…..Eetsa LAZUR SWORD! Peeety!” and began swinging it around. Fortunately Puss is a skilled swordscat and managed to avoid slicing up my workshop. I told him he needed to be calm using this saber as it is very powerful. Once he calmed I was able to point out the finer details of the hilt. First and most obvious this saber has a scabbard that retracts to reveal the plasma blade inside. The hilt is also in a classic silver and black colour scheme (though as always there are variants I have lined up for future posts). The handgrip has a luxurious leather wrapping behind the siver basket guard dome. And the basket dome features a similar floral Spiro-graph loop decoration etched into it. As the saber is very similar to Puss’ regular rapier sword he felt very comfortable with this saber and was drawn to the distinct pommel. It is in the shape of a cat’s head!..Here are a few more pictures in Gallery Three…
The first image is the picture I used as reference to create the floral loop decoration on the basket dome. You can also see the ornate cossguard bar which helps to balance a rapier blade – very important with a blade made of super powerful plasma! The pommel you will see sorta resembles a cat’s head and face. When the saber is idle the “cat’s eyes” are closed as if having a “cat-nap” sleep but when the blade is activated they open and shine in a matching colour to the blade itself! I truly think this saber is fit for a feline fighter such as Puss in Boots! I hope he thinks so too….
Hooray another happy customer! I also hope you are all happy too and enjoyed this design, it was a bit different than normal and so much fun to model – unusually everything I tried to incorporate worked out including the etching which fitted purr-fectly! Heck, did I just say “purr-fectly”? I need a rest, I’m not feline too well. Good Grief! I will end this post in a moment but first I want to thank you all as usual for all your support…
Whether this is your first visit or you are a regular caller to FTSabersite, thanks for all the fantastic comments and the likes you leave, they mean a lot. Hopefully you will return next week when I’ll be showing off a saber inspired by Marvels’ super Anti-hero with the initials WWW….who will be appearing in his THIRD movie in 2024 (I’m a bit early with this one!). Till next time….
“The Last Wish Saber” is a For Tyeth Editions design inspired by Dreamworks Animations’ “Puss in Boots – The Last Wish”. The 3D model and renders were created by For Tyeth/FTSabersite and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2023. The character “Puss in Boots” is appearing in the new animated movie “Puss in Boots – The Last Wish” and should be in cinemas at the time of posting. The movie and characters (and all other names, logos and related material) are Trademark/©Copyright of Dreamworks Animations 2004-2023.
4 thoughts on ““The Last Wish Saber” inspired by Puss in Boots – The Last Wish”
I adore the story Puss’n’Boots. However, I haven’t seen this movie.
Hello Resa, it’s no surprise you might not have seen this film yet as it did only just open in cinemas on Friday! I was lucky and saw a quick clip of the film about two months ago and made this saber as soon as I could. I then kept it as a surprise till the film opened 😎 Hope you’re well and thank you for the kind comment.
Hi FT. Wooof tells me to tell you he approves of this cat-tastic post and design! And he has also been inspired to dig out the TVTA Spirograph set we had last Christmas, so he can design something cool. Meow!
My best memory of Puss in Boots is the Ladybird book I had as a kid (along with many other Ladybird titles). The story and especially the art was superb.
Hi TVTA and Wooof! so glad you both like “The Last Wish” The character and story of Puss is so brilliant I don’t know why I hadn’t done a design for him before.
Interestingly you can create Spirograph curve images in GIMP and there is also an add-on for Photoshop that creates them too (not sure but I think you have to pay for that add-on).
I was a fan/collector of Ladybird books too. They were such good quality and beautifully illustrated. I had that many it was easier to say which ones I didn’t have – but not surprisingly, I don’t have any of them now.
Oh yes and you just saw a cat saber….keep your eyes peeled I have one for you inspired by a mouse! He’s on the way…..