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Paladin Defenders Revisited – FT’s New Blender Version

Hello everybody, nice to see you again – and I mean that literally…my eye has returned to normal and I can see clearly again. And as a result I have been able to work hard on this post and design. You may remember a few weeks ago I posted a design based on Voltron Legendary Defenders the cartoon anime series about a group of five intergalactic heroes who battle to keep Earth safe. The defenders, known as Paladins have a range of gadgets ranging from grappling hooks to broadswords. They also have five mechanised “Lions” that the Paladins pilot. These Lions can combine to form a large humanoid shaped robot and that robot has a bladed weapon. It is this weapon I chose to try and pay tribute to with an “inspired by” design to help me really get to grips with the 3D modelling software Blender. So to my good friend DK44 and his younglings, who are BIG Voltron fans, and to you my viewers this is my redesigned Paladin Defender…

I used this build to try out a few different techniques, the first of which was getting a grip on using different materials. Sorry if the pics don’t show it up very well but the back edge of the blade has a metallic sheen to it highlighting the acrylic blade I showcased in my last post. The second technique involves using two materials on the same object. The handgrip demonstrates this as it is two tone, with a gloss yellow and matt black colours which I think really makes the yellow details “Pop”. The main handgrip (the upper grey one) I used as a sculpting project. Using the “Subdivide” and “Loop Edge Cuts” functions I was able to create the ridges in the handle by segmenting it then scaling the segments appropriately. The same applied to the red and silver Tsuba hand guard which was an exercise in shaping the part and adding multiple materials. So I had an upper and lower handgrip, a Tsuba hand guard, a back edge spine and an acrylic blade…all I had to do was line up the parts and group them together and I had the finished hilt! The pics above were from the Blender workspace so here are a few more “beauty” shots of the hilt…

That just about wraps up this post and design but I just have time to mention a conversation I had with DK44 where he thought I was making a “Voltron Katana”…well Paladin Defender is not quite a katana but is Voltron themed! However as a way to get you and DK44 to come back and see future posts, guess what?….I have also built a Voltron Katana! So please call back to see that in my next couple of posts. Your support is fantastic and much appreciated. I have to go now and begin designing my own range of hilts. Till next time.

“Voltron”, “Voltron Legendary Defenders” and all associated names, terms and material are © Copyright/Trademark of DreamWorks Entertainment. “Paladin Defenders Lightsaber” is a For Tyeth Edition and is © Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-18.

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Building Blades – Adventures into Acrylics and Curves

Hello Everybody, sorry this post is a few hours late but I have had a few setbacks this past week. Firstly one of my elderly relatives has had an accident and was hospitalised. Secondly I live in a cave/workshop which is bordered by public playing fields…but unfortunately a certain section of the public have decided to set up camp on the field with their caravans. Worse though, they are joy-riding around in their cars and box vans on the field and public paths which could cause an accident as there are children and dog walkers etc who use these play areas. They don’t directly affect me, but are distracting at all hours of the day and night. Thirdly I had to venture into town to get supplies and in the Outer Rim of the UK where I am there is a bit of a heatwave….well that triggers lots of pollen which has triggered a really bad reaction so my eye has been bloodshot and swollen shut for around 48hrs!

However there is good news I got a new “pet” mouse but this one has three buttons and a scroll wheel! Yes I have a new computer mouse so using Blender is now much easier. There are functions in the software that require a scroll wheel to use effectively and now I can! (And the mouse is even illuminated so I can work in the dark 😀 !) I have also made a little progress on learning new things and can now make an object appear to be made of acrylic or glass. Now as you know most lightsabers use a blade made of a plasma-like energy but I am working on a non Star Wars themed hilt which requires a transparent blade. So here are a couple of pics showing how my new blades look….

These pictures also show I have learnt how to add objects together. The hilt handle was imported and added to the blade file I was working on (to the Blender experts this is known as “Appending files”). So now I can make really complex shapes in separate parts, then import them into one file and arrange them to make a final product! This gives much more flexibility and should I make a complete mess of say a hilt handle, I can delete the handle but still retain the blade safely. The hilt I am working on is complex and here are a couple of test fitting images to show my progress…

Yes in the first image the blade was way out of proportion and shape but with the new technique to combine parts it was much easier to reopen the file for the blade I built, edit it then re-import the new blade. There is also the hand grip (grey part) and a Tsuba, or handguard which is red. Some of you may recognise the saber just from these parts but as another teaser and hint here’s one final image for today that may help identify which show it is from…

Sneak Preview 2 MK
A group of five “Lions”

Sorry but I am still not feeling 100% so please excuse me as I finish here and get some Jedi Anti-Allergy capsules! Thank you so much for looking in today, it means a lot to know I am supported (especially from the 3 visitors from the USA who contributed 115 views between you on the 3rd July – I hope you liked the Katanas!) Please call back to see my progress in future posts and if you like what you see here be sure to tell your friends about FTSabersite….it would be most appreciated! Till next time…..

“FTSabersite” and “For Tyeth” are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2018. All content and designs are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2018.

Speeder Lightsaber – Revisited in Blender 3D

Hello Everybody, today I return to my “Themed” sabers and one particular theme I had last year was my MotoGP inspired hilts. I created a design then applied a paint scheme to represent the main manufacturers and race teams. I had Yamaha, DucatiSuzuki and Honda models all in team colours. Well I have been watching the IndyCar championship, the Le Mans 24 Hour race and more of this year’s enthralling MotoGP championship and was inspired to build a saber based on speed again….this time in Blender 3D. This is my first original design from scratch using the new software and is really another testbed to see what I can create, so is fairly basic. Enough talking here is Speeder Lightsaber 3D….

I used this as I said above, to test things out and discover in which order I had to perform certain functions to get the look I want. For example the hilt body is more of a parallelogram with a slanted emitter and pommel, which I had to deform first before I could add the finer details. One happy accident I had resulted in the “checkered flag” pommel grille. I slanted the hilt body then divided the endcap panel (called a Face section). I selected alternate mini sections and pushed them back inside the hilt to create the grille. However after I formed the grille, I thought some edges on the grip looked sharp so I applied a bevel to soften the grip area. What I didn’t know was that it applied a bevel effect on the grill too which gave it a neat concave appearance! Basically though the hilt still looked basic and bland, needing some detail so I divided the side panels and created a raised flag motif on the side grips too which I then applied colour to. So this model comes in Red, Grey or of course my famous For Tyeth Green!

Sneak Preview 1 MK

As this is fairly short post, I thought I would give you all a sneak peak at what I am working on for upcoming posts. A good friend of mine emailed me saying how he and his younglings enjoyed my Comic Con post so I’m building a set of sabers for them.

I am approaching the finish line for this post, I hope you liked my reimagining of an old theme. I want to thank you for your support and looking in today, it means a lot that you still call back. Please come back and see what else I have in store in future posts. Till next time.

“Speeder Lightsaber – Blender Version” is a For Tyeth Editions design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018. FTSabersite and all it’s contents are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2018.

The Crossguard Awakens – A For Tyeth Tribute

Hello Everybody, Wow what a post my last one turned out to be! Thankfully this post is going to be a little bit more calm and relaxed (at least I hope!) I promised I would give you all a sneak peek at my progress with the 3D design program Blender. After suggestions from Evil Genius180 and Neo Trinarty, I realised that it would be a good idea to recreate something that was already in existence and the weapon of Kylo Ren, the “Crossguard” lightsaber seemed to be popular…so I decided to build my own “inspired by” model of a 3 bladed hilt. Now the model was built by eye, meaning it isn’t to scale exactly, I just built it to look right so I could get experience. So here are pics of my first version of a Crossguard…

I was pretty pleased how this turned out, as I didn’t have any plans or diagrams to work from I just winged it. As happy as I was, I know this was pretty basic and it is. The hilt consists of just two cylinders, one that is heavily modified to form the main body and a second plain tube for the side blades. To create the model there are  functions that allows you to segment the tube (or whichever object you are editing) and create “Faces”, “Edges” and “Vertices”. Faces are flat panels which form the “skin” of the model while the edges are the boundary lines of the Face. Vertices are the points where two or more edges form a junction. By manipulating the position of these Faces, Edges or Vertices you morph the shape. Very much like Play-Doh or modelling clay but a bit more angular! So by pushing and pulling the model I created the basic hilt and “pulled out” the detail features (such as the area for the switch and the ridges on the grip) then added a tube for the side blade emitters.

In the pictures above you can see the two cylinders clearly, and you may be able to see how the model is divided into segments. When in edit mode each segment gets marked with a dot and you can see all of the segments of the second tube selected and highlighted in orange. If I scaled this selected cylinder the whole tube would grow or shrink according to how much you tweak it. So to make the details on the main body I selected alternate Faces and pulled them out to form ridges. It is so intuitive. And I know the expert 3D modellers out there would delete the bits “inside” the model, I will in future but I’m just finding my feet and making mistakes early. And I did make mistakes, the hilt was a little bit “thick” and I needed to slim it down and work on the pommel. Here is MK2…

It was beginning to take on the shape I wanted, I even added a possible FTE crystal chamber pommel! Well my FTE pommels do look a bit like the pommel on Kylo’s hilt but there were still details I wasn’t happy with. Now the hilt looked too “heavy” around the emitters and the pommel needed more work. About an hour and a half’s effort led me to version 3 and the one you had a sneak peek of in my last Blender post. It has a much nicer shaped pommel, the main body now looks balanced and the side blade emitters have little notch details. There are still gaps between some Faces but these holes can easily be fixed by adding extra Faces. For now here is MK3..

And that just about wraps up this model, except for wrapping some textures onto it so it looks like it is made of real materials….but I can’t do that just yet….I haven’t finished reading that chapter in the manual! I did learn how to take a glamour shot sort of so though (I’ll leave that below!)

I hope you all (especially you Neo!) enjoyed seeing the process I am going through, Thanks for reading this post and your support and I hope you’ll return to see how I progress and my upcoming Blender based designs in future posts. Till next time here’s a glamour shot!

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The Crossguard has Awoken!

This design is heavily influenced by Kylo Ren’s Crossguard lightsaber. The Kylo Ren saber is Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/LucasFilm. FTSabersite and all it’s content are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2018.

For Tyeth’s Further Art Adventures

Hello Everybody, today I am going to showcase my limited artistic skills! Well, I really mean a few scribbles I did about 8 years ago. I also have my first attempts at colouring in a Star Wars image where I discover it’s harder than I remember it being from my time as a youngling! Ok I will start with my pencil sketches, and I need to point out I only had a HB grade pencil to draw this so I had to double over on certain parts to get darker lines (and use a hair and some air pressure to get lighter lines). The images are of a couple of characters from a popular BBC television puppet show, Mongrels!

Now I know some of the proportions are out but I think I did ok for two thirty minute quick draws. I hadn’t decided I wanted to take up drawing seriously at this time hence the reason I only had one pencil to use but it shows what can be done if you try. I have had to adopt this mentality to my designing as I don’t have the latest 3D modelling software and a powerful computer to run it, but more on this in my sneak peek later in this post! Mongrels was a satirical comedy show and the main characters included puppets of the animal inhabitants of  London’s East End district. There was Destiny, a pampered pooch with attitude that sort of reminded me of a certain Girl Band singer (hence the in-show joke quote  “because I’m Wormy!” you can see in my picture). Then there was Marion….the Cat! A feline with a middle eastern accent, who had a “close shave and SNIP” at the veterinary surgery! Other characters included a “Millennial Fox” called Nelson and his psychotic opposite, another fox named Vince along with rats, pigeons and a badger! As you can tell this programme was aimed at a more adult audience so if you check it out take care not to let young children watch it. Alright I think I need to move on now to my colouring in pages!

I have been inspired and impressed by two young ladies I have met in the WordPress community who run Star Wars themed sites. I have mentioned them before but if you are new to my site, Kiri runs the site starwarsanon and Mei-Mei at JediByKnight.com. Kiri and Mei-Mei have an on-going feature where both choose an image from “Art-Therapy Star Wars An Anti-Stress Colouring Book” and then colour it in and compare their results in “Fan Art Friday”. I didn’t want to encroach on a series they are doing but I did decide to get the book myself just to relax with (and sharpen my eye to colours). To get some practise however I had a cheap beginners colouring book from which I chose Han Solo to colour in. Only one problem…I soon realised that the scene in the picture was that of the Death Star hanger in Star Wars- A New Hope – and there wasn’t much colour on the Death Star, it was all black and grey metallic! Well I coloured in what I could and shaded the supports of the Millennium’s boarding ramp and discovered that shading and blending pencil crayons isn’t as easy as Kiri and Mei-Mei make it seem! So please take a bit of time and check out their sites for some much nicer colouring creations!

You may have noticed I appear to be stalling a little bit on my site and haven’t posted any new designs lately, well as I have mentioned in previous posts I have had to change the software I use to make those designs. I have had to take up 3D modelling and now use a designing program called Blender 3D. This software is VERY powerful and there are many things it can do (including animation and video editing/ production). The learning curve is very steep but I have been using it for a week now and as a thank you to Evil Genius180 (Hobby Den) and Neo Trinarty at makeroommakeroom.com who recommended the software to me I have a sneak look at a practise model I have made inspired by a certain Knight of Ren. So here are 3 images, the first is my initial attempt at modelling which I have posted before and then two pictures for EG180 and Neo!

Yes! That is the latest hilt I have built using Blender 3D. Again it isn’t perfect I am just  familiarising myself with the software and discovering what I can do with it. It sort of looks like Kylo’s hilt. In my next post I will have a few “work in progress” pictures showing how this hilt was put together. But I am nearly out of time and will have to end soon. I thank all of you for reading all of this post and hopefully you enjoyed my little scribblings. I hope you’ll return to see more future posts. Till next time.

“Mongrels”, “Destiny the dog” and “Marion the Cat”  plus the other characters mentioned are Trademark and Copyright of BBC Television. The Han Solo image comes from “Star Wars Galactic Adventures” by Golden Books Publishing. For Tyeth and FTSabersite along with all content contained within is Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018.

For Tyeth Tries…Blender 3D!

Hello Everybody! You may recall I mentioned that the software I used to use to provide a basis for my designs, the Saberforge Adaptive Saber Parts builder, has recently undergone an upgrade. YAY!….Not! Unfortunately there are nice new parts to build nice copies of some famous lightsabers but the software specifications to run the application have also altered and my laptop can’t access it any more. This is a problem, but not one I cannot overcome. I had been planning for this eventuality for a while. I thought this might happen one day so attempted to learn how to do 3D modelling using Google’s SketchUp software, but there were a few hiccups. I did manage to knock out a couple of models but they were basic box-like buildings and a saber hilt that was very basic, as I couldn’t create curved parts (due to only having access to the free version).

Ok, these are modelled in SketchUp and some of you may think they look alright, but they took me over 2 weeks each to learn how to and then actually build them!

However I wanted to create parts that had rounded sufaces, similar to fluted wine glass stems, the problem was SketchUp Free couldn’t work with complex geometry like that. If I wanted to create a window on a curved section, the cut away feature wouldn’t act on the curved surfaces. I struggled for weeks. Then a friend of mine called Evil Genius 180 suggested I try a different 3D modelling software called Blender 3D. As I have mentioned my laptop is OLD and I didn’t think Blender would work on it so left Blender alone. Skip forward 7-8 months and here we are and I can’t use the ASP builder but another gentleman, Neo Trinarty from MakeRoomMakeRoom also advised me I should try Blender. He informed me I could download an older version too that may work on my machine! I had to do something so went and had a second look on the Blender website and sure enough there was a page dedicated to old releases of the software. I found that it wasn’t difficult to install or remove if it didn’t work. Long story short, I quickly downloaded, unzipped the files and opened up Blender 3D. It worked! After looking to see where the controls were I started playing. This is what I came up with, and again not the greatest but these were my first Blender steps…

I built this in under 30 minutes! And that included my orientation with the software to find all the menus. Actually the task that took the longest was working out how to align the camera to create these screenshots LOL! What I am REALLY happy with is that there are a few subtle “complex curves” in this hilt around the emitter blade socket and a flared pommel. (I also kinda like the fancy switch box section which I bevelled off). As you can probably tell I am very, very excited by this and am raring to learn more (like adding photo-realistic textures and glowing blade thingies). But there’s more….Blender 3D can also do animations! I even made this saber drop from the sky and land on the white “table top” but then it bounced off!

So I want to thank Evil Genius and Neo for convincing me to try this out, I am so pleased so a big THANKS GUYS. Now both Evil Genius and Neo as you can tell must have some 3D modelling experience, well they do and they both have blogs where they display their work.

Evil Genius enjoys building Star Trek inspired starships (and a few lightsabers) and you can find his site by clicking Evil Genius180’s Hobby Den.

Neo Trinarty is a big Whovian (Dr Who fan!) that likes Daleks. You can visit his site and see his creations by clicking MakeRoomMakeRoom.

I am running short of time on this post but before I go and learn some more 3D modelling, I need to say thank you to you all, my viewers and followers. I have just reached 7000 hits which crept up on me and my article about the Saberforge Forum closing was highlighted in a recent YouTube video, so I know you are out there and viewing my site. It means a lot and now I will soon be able to bring you more BRAND NEW designs, so I hope you will return to see those. Thanks and till next time.

Blender 3D is a free Open Source 3D modelling and animation suite owned by the Blender Foundation and Institute. “For Tyeth Editions” and all other material contained within this site is Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018. 

I’ve Inspired Someone! SaberForge? Maybe?

Hello Everybody, what a day it has been! I have had it brought to my attention a concept of mine might have inspired a saber manufacturer ! Yes, as you my followers know, I have been creating “Superhero Themed Sabers” for a looong time, since March 2017 some of which I posted on Saberforge’s now defunct Forum. Well today the big company has decided to launch THEIR “Cerakote Super-Heroes” range of sabers! Now you ask what are “Cerakote Super-Hero” sabers? Well they are lightsabers built by Saberforge and they have a special firearms grade coating on them to make them appear in SuperHero colour schemes…..sound familiar?Assembly MK

The image above shows (from L to R) my “Blinding Flash Saber“, “Aquarian Sea Saber“, “Panther’s Claw“, “Wolverine Themed” and “Stark Lightsaber” and if you click their names you will be taken to each hilt’s post. There are more including hilts for The Guardians of the Galaxy and The Incredible Hulk, you jut need to use the search bar or Tag Cloud on the right hand side of this page>> to find the Tag links! (Click Marvel, DC Comics or Comic Books)

I have acknowledged the Trademarks and Copyrights of Marvel, DC, Disney, Amblin Entertainment, in fact any company that I have taken inspiration from and have invited them to contact me if I have content they want me to remove. I am proud to say that no such request has been made so far….or maybe I’m just not famous enough to be detected! I also credited Saberforge for the use of their “Adaptive Saber Parts – ASP” software to build the base hilts I photo edit.

However I will no longer be able to create designs using this application as it has been updated and my laptop cannot access it due to it’s limited specifications. I will have to concentrate on using good old pencil and paper till I can afford a PC to run 3D modelling. I am also going to have to diversify and try “SOMETHING….NEW!” and have ventured into artwork based on sabers! Something like this…

So sorry to my viewers but my output may be a little different in future. I appreciate all the support and kind comments you gave me, they kept me designing more hilts. I will have to end soon but I do have time to tell you I have a few pictures I have drawn and coloured in coming up in my next post

My days designing Adaptive Saber Parts hilts is over BUT “For Tyeth Editions” will continue in other forms and who knows I may be approached by a Master Sabersmith  who wants to collaborate with me in designing! Thank you all and till next time.

One final thing, here is the link to Saberforge’s collection of hilts so you can take a look at them for yourselves and see what you think (for fairness).

Saberforge CeraKote Sabers

FTSabersite and all it’s content is Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2018. All Trademarks and Copyrights belong to their respective owners. Guest Designer hilt designs belong to the Guest Designer and are used with permission.

MechaBlade – Inspired by Overwatch and Allure Cosplay

Hello Everybody, after getting back from my short break to Bal’Demnic I got back to the real world and designing. I had time to think about other inspirations and after creating Anime Hunter Lightsaber for Artistbybeauty I thought “how about another manga/anime or computer game inspired hilt?” Well as I surfed the net I discovered another friend of mine, Allure Cosplay had finished work on her Overwatch themed cosplay costume….the character being MechaQueen Pharah. It was a difficult build for Allure and she didn’t have time to make a replica blaster so I figured, “That armoured suit needs….a SABER!” so here is my MechaQueen Pharah inspired hilt. I call it MechaBlade….

The character of MechaQueen Pharah has many colour schemes or “skins” within the computer game (you can either pay to access these alternate colours straight away or unlock them by achieving set goals) but one particular skin is silver/white, orange and Cobalt Blue. This is helpful as they are colours available to me in my editor! The blade projects from an angular emitter that resembles the angled plating of her armour. The body and grip are silver and Cobalt blue respectively. The grip being forward of the switch so Pharah’s armoured gauntlets won’t accidently contact the activation button and extinguish the weapon. The Raptora MK VI suit is very powerful and so I felt the saber had to match and has an FTE crystal pommel to give the saber a power boost. If Pharah and Allure had one of these hilts and the blaster they would be formidable! MechaQueen Pharah is formidable already and here is a picture of her for you to see how well I did recreating her look….Mechaqueen Pharah 1

I hope to get in touch with Allure Cosplay again and ask if I can post some images of her cosplay costume too, which includes wings! If you want to take a look at Allure Cosplay’s work sooner you can visit her Facebook and YouTube pages using the following links!

Allure Cosplay Facebook Page

Allure Cosplay YouTube Page

But sadly my gaming credits are running out and so is my time for this post. I will have to end soon but as usual I want to thank you all for visiting and supporting me and FTSabersite. Your comments, likes and follows mean a lot to me and keeps me motivated to design more. And I do have more designs for future posts and I hope you will return to see them! Till next time.

“Overwatch”, “MechaQueen Pharah” and all related names, logos and material are Trademark/©Copyright of Blizzard Entertainment. “MechaBlade” is a For Tyeth Editions design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018.

Batmobile Lightsaber – Inspired by the Caped Crusader’s Car

Hello Everybody, and Happy Revenge of the Fifth Day! Now you didn’t think I would miss a post did you? I managed to find a reliable (if slow) connection to upload my data from the shores of a beach on Bal’Demnic! Revenge of the Fifth is the day after May the Fourth and celebrates the Dark Knights and villains of the Star Wars galaxy. But there is another “Dark Knight” and so I combined two franchises to come up with this new design. The other Dark Knight is of course BATMAN and this hilt is inspired by his awesome set of wheels in the movies, the 1989 Michael Keaton Batmobile to be precise. So here is BATMOBILE LIGHTSABER…..

 

As you can see this hilt means business and shares some of the ruggedness of the real Batmobile. The blade is a bold yellow colour to fit in with the Caped Crusader’s classic colour scheme and projects from an emitter that from “certain points of view” either looks like the air intake of the car, or, the cowl of Batman himself. The emitter also sports a snazzy bat logo in matching colours. The switch section resembles the side pod sections of the vehicle with radiator grills that have the armour plating. This armour plating idea continues along the handgrip which draws us to the pommel. Now the pommel I think is very Batmobile-like with the fins and of course the sound vent which replicates the rocket exhaust jetpipe!

Hopefully this second gallery helps highlight the design cues, and of course the Batman you can see is my friend, The Silent Ghost Reaper! (Click his name to see the pair of sabers I designed for him and learn about his online antics.)

So as always, even when I’m on a weekend break time has run out! I will have to end this post soon and go back to my hotel room but first I’d like to thank you all for visiting the site and supporting me. Whether you are a newcomer or a long time follower you are much appreciated. I have more designs to come so I hope you will return to see them in future posts. Thanks and, till next time!

“Batmobile Lightsaber” is a For Tyeth Edition design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018. Batman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. “Batman”, “Batmobile” and all related names, logos and related material  are Trademark/©Copyright of DC Comics Entertainment.

Anime Hunter Lightsaber – Inspired by Hunter x Hunter

Hello Everybody, today we venture to the Manga Universe and the world of “Hunters”. I am referring to the Manga/Anime phenomenon known as Hunter X Hunter where a young kid called Gon Freechs aspires to become a Hunter, a specialist member of the population who are expert archaeological treasure hunters and for some….Assassins! To become a Hunter you have to be licensed but there is a snag…the success rate for passing the tests is 1 in every 100,000! This doesn’t deter Gon Freechs however and after discovering that his long lost (and presumed dead) father is a Hunter, he embarks on becoming a Hunter in his father’s footsteps and tries to discover what happened to his dad. Well on a perilous mission such as this he will probably need some protection so here is my solution…Anime Hunter!….

I think this would suit a Hunter and help them in their missions quite nicely. And I think this particular saber matches Gon Freech’s sense of fashion, I managed to match the colours to his outfit! The blade is a nice yellow colour to compliment the green and orange powdercoat. The blade on this hilt is based on a Lightwhip but I imagined this blade was capable of being both a flexible weapon as well as a solid fixed blade (similar to the whip/pole gadget Gon uses in the series)). You will also notice the blade projects from an emitter with three black spines which I thought looked like Gon’s hairstyle. The rest of the hilt is functional but is coated in a green powdercoat with contrasting orange banding to match his outfit.Anime Hunter Thanks For

Hunter x Hunter was created by Yoshihiro Togashi and so far there have been 370 chapters condensed into 35 volume books. There have also been animated television series, movies, ten computer games, a compilation CD of the music from the games and series….they even produced TWO musicals based on the franchise. This makes it one of the biggest selling Manga/Anime franchises in history (in Japan alone up till 2014, there were 66 million copies sold!).

Well I hope you liked this hilt (especially you ArtistByBeauty, I discovered your love of Hunter X Hunter when I watched your 20 questions video. Hopefully viewers, you’ll go and check out Capili Jiron’s blog at: Artist by Beauty) But sadly I am now running out of time and will have to bring this post to an end. I hope you will all return to see future posts, I appreciate all the support you give me. Till next time.

“Anime Hunter Lightsaber” is a For Tyeth Edition design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018.

“Hunter x Hunter” was created by Yoshihiro Togashi, and the Manga Comics are published by Shueisha and Viz Media. The animated series is produced/distributed by Viz Media and Nippon Animation. All names, logos, images and related material are ©Copyright/Trademark of their respective owners.