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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.

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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.

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!

The Flash CW
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.

Aquarian Sea Saber – A Watery Weapon for Aquaman

Hello Everybody, I have one final quick post to bring you before I take a little break. I have been taking a bit more time to look around other blogs and I noticed that there is a film called Justice League (?) and it stars Jason Momoa as a Superhero from D.C. Comics called Aquaman. Well it seems from what I have read that Aquaman is a bit limited in his powers (the most significant is his telepathic ability to talk to water borne creatures!). Some fans even seem to make fun of him, and I saw an episode of Family Guy (IIRC) where they have a joke at his expense. Well I don’t think folks would make fun of him if he owned my latest design, so may I present it here to him and to you, this is Aquarian Sea Saber…

To start this saber is coated in a watery blue/green sheen and is wrapped with a kelp green leather grip. The green matches up with the gold found on Aquaman’s costume (shouldn’t that be his “wetsuit”?  😀 ) If you look closely you will see his golden logo on the emitter and some nice gold accent rings and pommel insert. The blade is also a watery colour to tie in with the theme. But the details don’t stop there, Oh no, look closely at the switch section and the diamond shaped pattern sorta resemble Jason Momoa’s famous tattoos!

Now I’m posting this at Christmas time as I felt Aquaman needed cheering up with a present and all the TV channels start putting on the big Superhero Blockbuster movies like “Justice League” and “Batman vs Superman” to entertain us all so it seemed a good time. And now a certain company is even getting in on the Super Hero bandwagon and have posted an image of their “Super Hero Inspired” series of coated hilts. HOWEVER, unlike my collection they forgot to include the likes of Green Lantern, Spiderman and Green Goblin, Psylocke, Wonder Woman, Wolverine, Laura Kinney X-23, Catwoman…BLACK PANTHER!!….(Whew! did I miss any? Yes Guardians of the Galaxy!) but don’t worry you can see all my hilts here on FTSabersite, for original and best designs!

Ok I am getting near to the end of this post and I think I might post one last entry before having  a little break (I have posted 161 designs this past year!) But first I’d like to thank you, my visitors and followers for your amazing support I still have more designs to bring to you in the new year so please do call back.  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. “Aquarian Sea Saber” is an original “For Tyeth Edition” design and is © Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2017.

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!

Catwoman 1
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.

Batman Original Lightsaber

I mentioned “Themed Sabers” in my last post of Borommakot’s Martyr Lightsaber. This refers to a topic on the Saberforge forum where members would design sabers based on a particular theme. They ranged from “what if…” concepts, movie crossover designs and even a series of hilts inspired by Wrestlers! At the time members were excited about The Dark Knight film and Batman. I submitted this design (modified from my first) as a possible weapon for Batman to use.

It was described as “Wow that’s Monstrous!” I think that was a compliment to my design but I’ll let you decide..

This was the first time I used an Emitter as a Pommel but you’ll note it isn’t lit yet, I had that idea a little later. Some people who know me and my designs may notice this has a different coloured blade from when I first displayed it. I thought later a yellow blade worked better, but here are two pictures of earlier variants..

So this was my first foray into Themed Saber designs. I went on to design hilts based on sports teams, movies, comic book heroes and a series of sabers dedicated to Wrestling stars (One wrestler was a member of the forum!). I will post more of these designs in upcoming galleries but for now thanks for checking this design out!

Batman and related names are Trademark/©Copyright of DC Comics.