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“Spidey Saber” a lightsaber in a Halloween costume

Hellooooo Everybodies! Today I am looking back to a Halloween when I got dressed up as my favourite superhero…Spider-Man! I was a youngling at school and one year we had a Halloween Fancy Dress Disco. I got my dark blue jogging suit, a pair of bright red football socks, an old red T-shirt, a red balaclava, some sunglasses and a big black marker pen then set to work making my costume. I cut out different shapes from the t-shirt which I stitched onto the jogging suit to represent the torso pieces of Spidey’s outfit and I drew a web pattern on them with the marker pen. I did the same to the socks and balaclava. I used to wear spectacles as a kid and had clip-on sunglasses so I used those to make the mask lenses. I even had paper party streamers to recreate Spidey’s web shooting trick! I came second in the competition! But Spidey has always stuck with me and this Halloween I figured I’d brush the cobwebs off a saber dedicated to our favourite wall climber and here it is…

I have attempted a Spider-Man themed hilt before when I used the old software I had access to but I always felt I could do better and hopefully with this hilt I have. I modeled it in the classic Spidey red and blue colour scheme with nice silver accents and webbing. And the webbing is particularly interesting on this model as it isn’t just a graphic representation, it is actually 3D modeled! If you zoom in on the pictures you will see the web is actually raised ribs. This I achieved by making a wireframe as you can see with the emitter shroud then I thickened the wires that made up the frame. This made the wires look solid. I also added a few webs located in the pommel and the emitter. Both the pommel and the protective Blade Plug decoration have a web with a Spidey logo seated in the middle, again all 3D modeled. I wasn’t sure which looked better, the hilt with the emitter shroud or without so I posted both as the saber without the shroud was part of the development of the design (but could be a stand-alone design). And you may recall I mentioned I was a fan of things being balanced? Light and Dark, day and night, Good and Evil? Well Spidey had a run in with an evil “clone” of himself in the form of a parasitic alien that enveloped him. Peter Parker managed to escape from the alien but the creature found a new host in a guy named Eddie Brock and became known as “VENOM”! Well…as it’s Halloween here is a taste of Venom!….

Venom had the look of Spider-Man but was black and silver in colour and had big eyes and sharp pointed teeth, he was also sort of elastic and could stretch and change shape as if made of liquid rubber. So I gave the Venom version of this hilt a glossy black base colour and silver webbing accents. To really make the “Venom”stand out from the “Spidey” version I gave it a toxic green blade.

Now, you remember I mentioned “brushing off the cobwebs” above? I wasn’t kidding, take a peek at this image I made and have a look at the cobwebs clinging to the backdrop and the saber…I modeled those too!Plate 3

Those webs get everywhere, are very sticky and took me forever to sweep them away 😀 ! But I think I have tidied this design up nicely and that just about brings me to the end of this Halloween special. I’d like to thank you all for checking out this design and for supporting me and my site. And especially to the kind viewers from Spain who have dropped in recently (I noticed your visits!) Thank you so much it’s much appreciated, whether this is your first visit or if you are a regular visitor. Till next…….WAIT! This is Halloween and you really need a fright so I ‘ll leave you with an old picture I posted three years ago….It’s ME!Happy Halloween Nightmares!….img_20151226_195405lightning1-resize

P.S. As I am posting this earlier than normal I think I will have a rest over a long weekend so there won’t be a post this Saturday but rest assured I’ll be back next weekend for more saber shenanigans. Till next time….

“Spidey-Saber” and “Venom-Saber” are For Tyeth Editions creations inspired by Marvel Comic’s and Stan Lee’s characters. The sabers are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2019. Spider-Man, Venom and all other related names, images, logos and material are Trademark/©Copyright of Marvel and Sony Studios.

“New Asguard Saber” inspired by Marvel’s Thor

Hello Everybody, I cannot contain my excitement for todays offering… It is one of my favourite (if not the favourite) hilts I have built. And I have sort of built it twice! Twice! Let me explain…way back in January you may recall I teased a hilt for Thor, where I described it as a “crossguard” design. This first design sat on my computer system for a while as I had a backlog of other hilts I had to post first but I was straining not to post it straight away. Unfortunately I should have because whilst producing some images for this post my laptop and external memory card glitched and because the folder where the saber files were saved was open, the glitch erased that folder! All my work vanished as if it fell through the Bifrost Bridge when Thor destroyed the bridge in the movie. My original design looked a little like this as seen in the teaser images I had uploaded to WordPress…

The first was a picture of the saber embedded in a lump of rock to mirror the events of the film where Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, fell to Earth and landed in a piece of rock in  New Mexico. The saber landed in the field outside my cave workshop 😀  The second was an edit of a screenshot showing Thor holding my saber. But alas this saber died when my laptop crashed. However I wanted to test myself and see if I was a worthy saber designer and attempted to recreate it, or even dare I say make it better. Here are a few work in progress pictures..(not many as I didn’t want to risk losing these too)…

Viewers with a keen eye will spot this new saber is again a “crossguard” but it is now a little more streamlined as the first iteration was a fraction large. But Thor is big so I didn’t reduce the dimensions too much. As this was a saber for the son of a God I had to make it special so this hilt was to feature an etching to give it a regal decoration befitting his stature and position. And this etching pattern can be seen in the second and third test pictures where I tried the textures out. The pattern caused me all sorts of problems getting the design to line up with parts of the hilt. But worse was trying to find the right image to print into the handle…I spent many hours looking through wallpaper patterns on many home dĂ©cor websites to find a Damask wallpaper. So much was the effort I developed Migraines for while afterwards! I then added gold accent parts around the emitters, the body of the hilt and on the pommel. These were to represent the architecture of the world of Asgard, Thor’s homeworld. A Celtic Asgardian Knot is used as the activation switch and is modelled in a matching gold. Phew! Enough talk, how about some Glamour shots? Here you go..

From these pictures you can see the etching covers about 85% of the hilt and my eyes really hurt when I finally finished lining all of it up, but it was worth it. But I haven’t finished yet…OH there’s more to this design yet! Being late giving a God a gift would normally be a bad thing so I needed to make up for the delay…so I didn’t just give Thor one hilt…I have a second complementary hilt to make a matching pair. And here is the matching hilt…

A Shoto is a smaller saber held in the warrior’s non dominant (or weaker) hand and is used primarily for defence, so you would block an attack with the Shoto while using your main weapon to attack your opponent in reply. But having two sabers mean you can have a nice pair of weapons which hopefully look beautiful. I hope I have appeased Thor and built something really beautiful. I will let Thor and you my loyal readers/viewers/followers decide.

Thor is about to star in the final instalment of the Avengers series of films, the film is called “Avengers: Endgame” and is released on the 25th April in the UK and around the globe soon after. The film also features Iron Man!

WOW! That was a very heavy,long post, sorry! But I really hope you liked the design. I learnt a lot in creating this hilt and I won’t make the same mistakes of forgetting to back up my data again. I need to thank you all for checking this hilt out and for your support, you kept me going when I was feeling down when I lost the original saber. I hope you will return to FTSabersite for future posts where I will be returning to the world of Star Wars and go space mining with Red Dwarf! Till next time…

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“Tyeth! Before you go…Thank you my friend!” – Image Copyright Marvel – edit by For Tyeth

“New Asguard Saber” and “New Asguard Saber Shoto” are For Tyeth Editions and are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2019. They were inspired by “Thor” who appears in the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU) and was created by Stan Lee, Larry Leiber and Jack Kirby. “Thor”, “Mjölnir” and all other names, logos and related material is Trademark/Copyright of Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures 2011-2019.

 

Iron Patriot Saber – Inspired by Marvel’s Iron Patriot

Hello Everybody, well this is strange posting on a Wednesday but I have BIG things lined up for this weekend with my new Thor inspired hilt I have battled to bring you. However first I have to post this third and final design inspired by Marvel’s character Iron Man, or rather in this case the War Machine variant known as Iron Patriot. In previous posts I briefly explained how Tony Stark the billionaire businessman was critically injured in the jungles of Southeast Asia and had to build an iron suit to help save his life. The suit was later modified and rebuilt in many variations and Tony even built a second suit for his close friend James “Rhodey” Rhodes, who wore the suit and became known as War Machine. In the comics and films the two histories are slightly different but in the Marvel movies War Machine was created to help Stark battle against a horde of automated drone battle suits and a villain known as “The Mandarin”. Due to circumstances Rhodes “stole” the War Machine suit and it was repainted in a rather “patriotic” red, white and blue colour scheme and renamed…”Iron Patriot”. This is my Mark For-T (40) Saber saber in Iron Patriot colours….

You can definitely see this is my Iron Man hilt but the colours just make it look so much different! Luckily I didn’t have to change the colour of the switch, blade or the blade plug in the emitter as they worked quite well with the blue and white. Some folk may think this scheme is a bit gaudy and looks like a big top circus tent but it is based on the suit as you can see with this colourful picture…IronPatriot-IM3

I did miss out the military markings but I hadn’t learnt to use transparent textures when I built this model, however I think it resembles the big iron clad guy quite well even without the marks!

You may recall I said that Iron Man and War Machine made a formidable team, almost unstoppable? Image if all three armoured heroes got together and formed a Marvel Tag Team…it might just look a little like this….Triple Tag Team MK

All three in one place! Iron Man, Iron Patriot and War Machine side by side in my collection. Phew, that was a lot of metal to manhandle into position but I think I have just about covered this series of characters and hilts, I hope I have done them justice.

So…next up is my long promised Thor inspired hilt and it just happens that Marvel are releasing the last Avengers move named Avengers: Endgame on April 25th, in which Iron Man and Thor star so I couldn’t have timed it better. I hope you will return to see this new hilt as I am really excited about it. For now I have to say a big thank you again to all my viewers and followers, new and regulars for all your support. It means a lot to me. Till next time…..

“Iron Patriot Saber” is a For Tyeth Editions design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2019. It is inspired by characters created by Stan Lee which appear in Marvel Studios comics and movies. “Iron Man”, “Iron Patriot”, “War Machine” and “Thor” are Marvel characters and are Trademark/©Copyright of Marvel Studios.

War Machine Saber – a new paint job for the Mark For-T (40) Pt.2

Hello Everybody, now as we get ever closer to the Endgame (Marvel’s latest Avengers movie) I have two more Iron Man inspired hilts for you before the BIG reveal next weekend of my new Thor hilts. So today I need to introduce you to James Rupert “Rhodey” Rhodes, a Lieutenant Colonel in the military and friend of Tony Stark the billionaire creator of the Iron Man exosuit. In the comics Rhodes was a Marine Corp pilot serving in Southeast Asia, when he was shot down and stranded in enemy territory. He happens to meet up with Tony Stark whilst in the jungle as Stark attempts to escape a nearby prison camp. Stark was in his prototype Iron Man suit (I believe it was nicknamed the Iron Monger suit as it had been hammered out and assembled in a cave using blacksmithing tools). Stark and Rhodes battled their way to freedom and became friends. Later when Stark suffered worsening health, Rhodes assumed the Iron Man suit and stood in for Stark. Things didn’t quite go to plan as the neural link between suit and man caused Rhodes to have severe headaches when using the suit. A second modified suit was built for Rhodes and was nicknamed as War Machine, and it had a new look. Well this saber is my Mark For-T (40) Saber  but it has War Machine colours!  Because you saw the studio/work in progress pictures last week I will procede straight to a few “Glamour Shots”…

As you can see this War Machine version comes in a nice military spec Blue/Grey and silver colour scheme just like the exosuit itself. The blade and Arc Reactor have been re-coloured red (no he is not a Sith) to represent the suit’s Repulsor weapons. War Machine’s eyes also glow red so I had to use that colour I guess! The hilt in this colour scheme sort of reminds me of a cannon or piece of artillery. War Machine also has interchangeable weapons that mount on his shoulders so maybe I was inspired by that too.

James Rhodes and Tony Stark were embroiled in many battles and had many ups and downs during those times but they were great friends and together they were almost unstoppable. Here they are together…(sort of!)….Assemble 1 MK

However War Machine has a very complicated history and in the Gambit series of comics [Gambit (Vol. 3) #13 May 2013] we see War Machine in a slightly different version…known as The Iron Patriot. This version is even more colourful and I have a matching saber for this incarnation too. As this is a slightly shorter post I may upload the “Iron Patriot” version and post it midweek if I have time as I have to finish polishing my new Thor crossguard hilt which I am posting on the 20th ready for the release of Avengers: Endgame.

I think that wraps this post up, thanks once more for checking it out. Whether this has been your first visit to FTSabersite or you are a long time viewer/follower remember you are very much appreciated. Till next….WAIT!! Breaking News!!!

It has come to my attention that there is a big Star Wars event taking place at the moment called “Star Wars Celebration” in Chicago…and there is news of a new Star Wars game due out which means there might be some new lightsabers to talk about. There will be a new video and details revealed at the event and so I started to work on this…Orderly Studio 1 MK

I wonder what this hilt is? Hmm, I hope you’ll come back to check out a future post to find out as it will be centre stage! Ok folks, Till next time……!

“War Machine Saber” is a For Tyeth Edition design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2019. It is inspired by Marvel’s “Iron Man” and “War Machine” characters. “Iron Man” and “War Machine” are Trademark/©Copyright of Marvel Studios.

Aquaman Bend Lightsaber – FT Blender Version 2

Hello Everybody, wow what a week I have had! I have recently had a bumper day of views with one visitor contributing 169 views! So if you are Canadian and had a good look around my site, thank you very much! Back to today’s post and I return to the underwater world of Aquaman. I have been hinting at this hilt for a few weeks now and as I posted Bumblebot last week I felt it time to show you my hilt inspired by Aquaman. This hilt might look slightly damaged (bent) but trust me it isn’t this is Aquaman Bend….

This watery weapon was created at the same time as my Black Panther themed hilt and I thought that both films had a king of their domain so wondered how to make the Panther’s Claw V2 Saber work for Aquaman. The answer lies in a new modifier tool which BENDS the object that it is applied to. It is this tool which enabled me to give the hilt it’s signature curved shape. Curved sabers became popular in the Star Wars fandom after Count Dooku wielded a chromed, curved hilt. And the reason I chose to bend this hilt lies with the fantastic images of whales and dolphins that leap out of the water and the arc of their bodies as they exit and then re-enter the water in their dances. The hilt sort of looks like a dolphin so fit with the theme.

I had an awful struggle to get the design to work, as I had to work out how to bend both the inner core and the outer perforated sleeve and get them to match. I worked out I had to bend the inner core by a set amount of degrees then repeat the process on the sleeve after which I had to stretch the sleeve so it was in proportion. Then it was just a matter of rotating the emitter and pommel parts to align. Once I was happy I took a few Glamour Shots (later I reshot the images to add the Glow Effect) so here are a few Glam Shots…

Another neat thing about Blender is that you can add a glossy surface to create a “floor” to display models on and it makes the hilt look as if it is hovering over water. Maybe I’ll learn how to add ripples in future 😀 . And speaking of future I hope you all return to see upcoming posts which will feature designs inspired by a glamorous 1970/80’s detective show(?) and an evil Bio-Technical Corporation plus I have a saber for “The Best Pilot in the Resistance”. In the meantime I need to say a big thank you to everybody who supports and follows my site (including Annlyel and Gigi, I noticed you had subscribed!). Your support is much appreciated and keeps me designing more new hilts. Till next time….

“Aquaman” is a character created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger and appears in DC Comics. Aquaman is Trademark/© Copyright of D.C Comics Entertainment. “Aquaman Bend Lightsaber” is an original “For Tyeth Edition” design and is © Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018.

Panther’s Claw V2 Saber – Return to Wakanda

Hello Everybody, and to a young Padawan Panther Cub called Obi-Wan Wakanda. Today I am revisiting the Marvel universe and redesigning a saber I made a while back for T’Challa – the Black Panther, leader of Wakanda. This time however it is a completely new design from “scratch”. I liked Panther’s Claw but felt it wasn’t totally what I wanted, and when I showed it to someone they commented, “Oh! An AC/DC themed hilt cool!” so I thought I can do better. I spent a few days in the Blender 3D workshop and came up with my new V2 version of the claw saber. Hopefully this one will be a bit more feral and flowing. So, onto some pictures of the “building” process…

As you can see, this hilt is a lot more different than my previous attempt! Firstly I had to build a handgrip, and using the tricks I learnt from earlier designs I used a Modifier to create a textured/raised grip surface. The surface was created by creating a sleeve which I divided into sections, these segments were then perforated using a technique called “Sub Surface Modification” or Subsurf for short. Subsurf allows you to work on the model with flat surfaces but applies smoothed rounded edges on the finished model. I added two switches, red/green for on and off activation. Next came the pommel, which I borrowed from another hilt I have coming up but it works for this hilt too. I wanted this pommel to represent authority  and have a “regal” feel as Black Panther is basically king of Wakanda, so I created the illusion of a crown with the zig-zag shaped speaker vent.

A saber needs a blade and a blade needs an emitter to project from and this emitter is special as I used more new tricks to create it. You may have noticed most of my hilts have slightly angular looks? Well this is to reduce the number of surfaces the computer has to produce to make a shape (you will have heard of Polygons). But the emitter needed to look curvy and flowing to show off the claws. To do this I again added the Subsurf but I had a problem. Some edges still needed to be sharp (like the edge of the emitter socket) and when I added the Subform it looked like a lump of melted ice-cream. To fix this I was able to add clever loops to divide the emitter and when you add two loops you can make the bits in between either sharp or smooth! These loops are called EdgeLoops and are a really neat powerful tool. Now how about a few more pictures?…

I tested the colour scheme out in the workspace view and made sure the two tone pattern worked. I also checked that the EdgeLoops did make the parts I wanted smooth or pointy. You can see how I made a “crown” by insetting the triangular faces and adding the “Vibranium” gold colour on the pommel. I also added the belt hanging device. Now the really observant viewers will have noticed the outer handgrip sleeve is actually “floating” which casts shadows to create the unique pattern on the body.

Ok I think that wraps up this new hilt for T’Challa. BUT before I go, you may be wondering who Obi-Wan Wakanda is? Well he is a young padawan I met on Ultrasabers’ forum site and he’s a big Black Panther and Star Wars fan. He is getting really good at using a saber and I thought he might like this design. I hope all of you enjoyed this redesigned hilt, thanks for checking it out but please do call back to see more new hilts in future posts. Thanks for all the support whether you are that first time viewer or a regular, you are appreciated. I will leave you with a teaser picture for my TLJ saber….It’s coming up next! Till next time….

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“Panther’s Claw V2” is a For Tyeth Editions design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2018. “Black Panther”, “T’Challa”, “Wakanda”, “Vibranium” and all other names, logos, images or related material are Trademark/© Copyright of Marvel Entertainment Studios.

Blinding Flash Saber- A saber for Barry Allen

Hello Everybody, and right off the bat I want to say I am a bit slow getting this design posted! There are two good reasons, first I had Talon’s Allure Saber – For Allure Cosplay  to display last week (I sometimes get distracted from my schedule if I see something or someone that is great, which inspires me to design a new hilt quickly and post the new one instead). And secondly I have had workmen doing repairs to my workshop all week putting in Fire Sprinklers. It’s hard to concentrate or work with dust, noise and vibrations from all the tools! So I had better get on with this post as fast as I can. And this is a fast saber, as it is designed for D.C. Comics (and TheCW Network’s) Barry Allen, but you will know him as The Flash…and this is my design….Blinding Flash

This saber is sleek, has a matching colour scheme and I think would look rather cool spinning around super fast 😀 The blade is yellow to match the accents found on The Flash’s costume and projects from a forked emitter, also with matching accents. The switch section is a no fuss part for swift activation and control of the blade. The body I really like. Some viewers/readers may recall I created a hilt called Oranje Moed Lichtzwaard – Orange Courage Lightsaber for a Dutch friend of mine and I came up with the idea to paint the spines running down the body in the Dutch national colours. It was at the same time I decided to create this hilt and I painted the spines of this hilt in Blinding Flash yellow. They remind me of the bolts of lightning which struck Barry Allen to give him his superspeed abilities. The pommel has a large bell shaped chamber which might even be capable of producing sonic booms it is that loud!

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The Flash himself.  Copyright of D.C Comics and theCW Network.

Again I would have posted this hilt sooner but as mentioned there has been a lot of other stuff that distracted me (such as The Last Jedi for instance) but I hope you liked it (finally). Luckily I still have a few new designs waiting to be unveiled (including a series of hilts for an 80’s action cartoon show) but I think I will post a BIG GREEN saber next as there has been a lot of red on this site recently.

I am drawing to a close on this post sadly (I am out of breath rushing about) but I still want to thank everybody who views this site and supports me. I have noticed folks visiting from Mexico, Peru and Brazil this past week which is fantastic to see. I hope you will all return to see more of my upcoming posts. Till next time.

p.s. And don’t forget you can always leave comments down below!

“Blinding Flash Saber” is a “For Tyeth Edition” design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018. “The Flash”, “Barry Allen” and all related names, logos, images and material are Trademark/©Copyright of D.C. Comics and TheCW Network, 2018.

Cat’s Claw Lightsaber – A Saber for Selina Kyle

Hello Everybody, today I have a design that is inspired by a famous female comic book villain, who later became an anti-heroine. The character was created way back in 1940 (blimey, that’s older than me!) by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. She was the on-off romantic interest for the saviour and Dark Knight of Gotham City, Batman. I am talking about Selina Kyle or her alter ego…Catwoman!

Catwoman has been a favourite since 1940 (though the character had a rough time during the 50’s due to issues concerning the “Comic Code” rules) and has not only been in comics but appeared on TV and in movies. Famous actresses such as the legends, Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and Julie Newmar portrayed her in the classic 60’s Batman series with Burt Ward and the late great Adam West. On the big screen Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and most recently Anne Hathaway have taken the role of the feline femme fatale. So enough of my rambling, may I present to you the Cat’s Claw


This design I feel has the slinky, sultry, feline look associated with our favourite Cat Criminal. The blade is a nice shade of cat’s eye green and projects from an emitter which has it’s own set of whiskers! The switch section reminds me of Catwoman’s waist and gives the saber an hour glass figure look. The body is wrapped in Catwoman’s signature black leather and represents the famous one piece catsuit and mask. To further reinforce that look the hilt is in a gloss black finish. Now I have described nearly all of the saber and I haven’t mentioned the claws yet, well the pommel is the part I chose to recreate those. The pommel is in plain metallic and kind of looks like the sharp metallic nails on the fingers of Catwoman’s gauntlets. I imagine they could do quite a bit of damage. Some of you may be thinking “Hey For, Catwoman uses a Bullwhip, not a saber!” and you would be correct but lightsabers come in different versions and one particular version is a Lightwhip. The Sith lady Lumiya from the now non-canon books and comics used one!

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Catwoman Herself (DC Comics/Warner Bros.)

I am nearly out of time for this post and will soon have to bring it to an end. But never fear I still have time to thank all my regular viewers and followers for your support. It is much appreciated. My planned post for today had to change due to a situation outside my control, but hopefully no-one noticed and I will continue as normal with more new stuff in upcoming offerings. Oh yes, I also have Borommakot’s new Zodiac Series hilt up next so please join me for that. Till next time.

Catwoman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appeared in DC Comics Batman #1. Catwoman, Selina Kyle, Batman and Gotham City and all other names, images and material are Trademark/©Copyright of DC Comics and Warner Bros.

Catwoman (2004) Produced by Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, DiNovi Pictures, Frantic Films, Maple Shade Films, Catwoman Films. Distributed by Warner Bros.

Rorschach Lightsaber – A Roger Redux Design

Hello Everybody, Today I bring you the second of Roger Redux’s designs in his Watchmen series of sabers. Following on from Dr Manhatten Lightsaber, Roger designed this saber based on the character Walter Joseph Kovacs. Walter Kovacs was born in the slums of New York and was brought up by his mother, his father missing. Kovacs believed that his father was on some sort of secret mission for US President Truman, as a result of the story his mother told him. This wasn’t true as his father left five years before Truman came to power. This “white lie” began the process of cracking Kovacs’ trust and regards for his mother. The mother worked as a Prostitute and often beat the young Kovacs, which eventually led to him being taken into care after he assaulted two bullies in self defense. These early events began Walter’s descent into becoming the vigilante crimefighter called Rorschach and this is Roger’s saber design for him….

The saber is built using Standard Dual Tone parts, and to good effect. Kovacs later went on to work in a Garment Factory where he befriended a young woman, this woman had a dress made for her but didn’t like it. The dress was made from a unique material of two layers, between which were two chemical liquids. These liquids were such that they never mixed together but swirled around in an ever changing pattern of black and white patches. Kovacs took the discarded dress and when he discovered that the young woman had been brutalised and killed he decided to take action. He crafted a mask from the dress’ material and changed his name to Rorschach! The mask reminiscent of the famous Psychology Inkblot test images. Because of his insecurities Rorschach chose the masked visage over that of his own given face, saying the mask best represented him and his humanity. The Dual Tone black and silver work perfectly to replicate the mask and Inkblot images. The blade is purple which matches the headband that circles Rorschach’s fedora hat, the only exception to his drab and downtrodden appearance. Rorschach became a nightcrawler and a very successful crimefighter.

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I think the use of the monochrome look on this saber is perfect for the character that inspired it. I hope you enjoyed this offering from Roger as much as I did. He has more designs based on the Watchmen franchise which will appear in future posts. You can learn more about Walter “Rorschach” Kovacs by watching the movie and reading the graphic novels! I want to thank Roger for sharing this design with FTSabersite.

Well I am afraid time has caught up with me again and I will have to bring this post to an end shortly. But first I want to thank all of my viewers and followers for the continued support. I hope you will all return to see the upcoming designs from my friends and I. Till next time.

 

“Rorschach Lightsaber” is a Guest Designer saber and is ©Copyright of Roger Redux used here with permission. Watchmen, Walter Joseph Kovacs, Rorschac and all other names, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of D.C. Comics.

Dr Manhatten Lightsaber – A Roger Redux Design

Hello Everybody, I have a surprise for you all today. From the above title you may have guessed I  am about to introduce another Guest Designer! His name is Roger Redux and is also a member of the same forum as I am. Roger has posted a few designs which caught my attention as you could see the thought that had been put into each. He created this design based on DC Comic’s Watchmen character Dr Jonathon Osterman, the physicist who as a result of a freak accident was physically erased from existence. Dr Jonathon Osterman survived however in a scattered form and over time his body “reformed” causing his colleagues to think the laboratory facility was haunted. Not surprisingly, as Dr Osterman’s first appearance consisted of just his dismembered eyes, brain and nervous system! Further re-appearances occurred as more of Osterman’s body parts reconnected. Eventually a fully formed humanoid Jonathon Osterman emerged but he was bald and his skin glowed a shade of blue. I will continue the story after I present to you Roger Redux’s Dr Manhatten Lightsaber…

Dr Osterman was now an ethereal being with superpowers and as always happens, the US Government discovered him and coerced him to work for them. He was given a new outfit and a new name…Dr Manhatten, after the Nuclear Scientist. Dr Manhatten discarded the helmet he was given and instead branded his forehead with a simplified image of a Hydrogen Atom. These little details are captured in this design. The emitter projects a Manhatten Blue blade just like the unearthly glow of the man himself. The body sections have interlinking ovals which represent the “Theory of Relativity” that his father studied. His father then forced Dr Osterman to study physics which in turn lead to the accident and the change into Dr Manhatten.

Over time Dr Manhatten discarded his outfit only wearing it in public situations and to reflect this Roger discarded the silver body sections and replaced them with two leather wrapped parts that have the same shade of blue as Dr Manhatten glows. I liked this as it showed Roger’s thought process behind his design!

I would like to thank Roger Redux for allowing me to share this design with you all and I am pleased to say he has a few more hilts which I will be showcasing in future posts! So Thank You Roger and thank you to my followers and viewers for checking out this talented designers’ saber! I hope you will all return to see more new sabers from my friends and I. Till next time.

“Dr Manhatten Lightsaber” is a Guest Designer saber and is ©Copyright of Roger Redux used here with permission. Watchmen, Dr Manhatten, Dr Osterman and all other names, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of D.C. Comics.