Hello Everybody, today I have mixed news…first I have had another laptop crash….good news is I have re-installed and I’m still able to post today. The reason? Well I have decided to try out a different Operating System and I have installed Linux instead of Windows. So far so good. Next I have also placed an order for a new Jedi robe! The one that came with my recent tunic set was a thin polyester version and was “shiny” and partially transparent…but the one I have bought is a nice heavyweight wool blend mix construction. Should look neat with my boots! Back to my computer I did manage to rescue my data before I had to reinstall my laptop so that means I still have all my designs thanks to “Cloud Storage” and to Neil from Makeroommakeroom.com (https://makeroommakeroom.wordpress.com/). He told me that Linux has a “preview mode” to test it before installing that also allowed me to access my hard drive, saving my files before wiping it! And as proof his advice worked here is Knotty Katana…one of my rescued hilts….
This hilt is loosely based off the hilt seen in the PC game Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2019/06/01/dishonoured-saber-inspired-by-ea-games-jedi-fallen-order/), and my Lothwolf inspired hilt “Dume” (https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2020/09/12/dume-saber-inspired-by-lothals-wolf/). I discovered that there was extra functionality and basic objects to build with in Blender’s add-ons – one of which was a collection of curved objects. One object was “The twisted Torus”. A Torus is basically a doughnut shaped tube and the twisted Torus looks as if it has been tied into a knot. Well I noticed that if I stacked 2 or 3 of these twisted loops on top of each other, it made them look like braiding! Now a lot of lightsaber owners are trying to customise their own sabers with braided handgrips using Paracord, a hardwearing military developed fibre that has hundreds of uses and is very useful. You may have seen “friendship band” bracelets woven from paracord. Well I had a Katana that needed wrapping so this solved my Knotty Problem! Sorry for the bad joke, how about a gallery of Glamour Shots?….
I gave the hilt a red, gold and black scheme to give it an Oriental look and feel. I also added a nice Jedi Order logo on the pommel. This style of hilt is usually built for combat and not decorated too much but I may customise this one further in the future.
I apologise this isn’t the most dynamic saber I have come up with but I liked the braiding I was able to replicate. Plus as I am just getting to grips with Linux I didn’t have a full gallery of pics (I need to re-download the scenery background images, text fonts and a few other graphic bits and pieces I used to have ). Anyhow, I hope you still liked the hilt. And I do have about 9 more designs lined up including some Miraculous ones that I never thought would be seen.
Thanks so much for calling in on FTSabersite and for your support. Whether you just looked in today or are a regular visitor , commented or liked…maybe subscribed…your efforts are much appreciated. Hopefully you will all return and see what’s coming up in future posts. So stay safe and as always…Till next time….
“Knotty Katana Saber” is a For Tyeth Editions design and the 3D model and renders are Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2020. The game Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is Trademark/Copyright of EA Games and Disney/Lucasfilm.