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Crusader Saber – Inspired by Knightfall

Hello Everybody, today I get back to displaying sabers after my little acceptance speech I had to post last week – thank you Annlyel. And today I have a very new design I have come up with based on a History Channel TV show I have recently started watching. That show is, as the title says, Knightfall which tells the stories of The Knights Templar of the 1300’s. The show is a fictional story about a Knight Templar named Landry de Lauzon and his fall from grace from the order and his attempt to rebuild his life and reputation. During the Crusades the Templars lost the battle in the Holy Land and “The Holy Grail” to the Saracens and it took fifteen years for the Grail to resurface in France. Lauzon had in the interim been made commander of the Paris Temple and saw this as an opportunity to reclaim the Grail and solve the mystery surrounding the death of his mentor. However this course of action by the Templars resulted in some very powerful enemies to spring up.

Lauzon, in the second season of the show has to prove himself once more to be worthy of being a Knight Templar….and he has to pass the tests set by his new teacher, Master Talus the Initiate Master. The Initiate Master is a wise battle hardened instructor and just happens to be portrayed by….Mark Hamill!

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Luke?Mark? Ah! Master Talus.

Yes! Luke…I mean Mark Hamill plays Master Talus so I had to make a lightsaber based weapon based on this show knowing that. So I set to work. However there is a bit of a difference with this hilt as I modified an existing design from Ultrasabers, the Texas based custom saber manufacturer. I will show you the studio work in progress shot that I have (sorry it is only one but I modelled this so quickly so as to get it published I got carried away and only snapped one pic!)…

I will be honest I haven’t really done too much to this design, structurally I just added the crossguard pieces and gave it some colours (which you’ll see in the Glamour Shots). The saber I used as the basis for this design is the Ultrasabers Initiate and as Master Talus is the Initiate Master hence my choice of base model. The saber is available at Ultrasabers and you can find the Initiate model on this PAGE.

I WILL TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO POINT OUT I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH ULTRASABERS IN ANY CAPACITY AND AM NOT BEING PAID BUT I AM A MEMBER OF THEIR FORUM – Ultrasabers don’t even know I have modified/created this design yet!

Now the legal bit has been covered how about some “Glamour Shots”? Ok here you go…

I gave the hilt a new set of crossguard pieces to recreate a cruciform shape to resemble the famous red cross on the Templar’s shields and battle tunics. The red powder coating is actually inlaid into the metal and there is a matching band of colour around the edges. The emitter and pommel have a band of red powder coat while the handgrip has two bands of gold to accent that section. I kept with a silver base coat as white wouldn’t work as well, making the hilt look plastic rather than metal as it should be. Because I did minimal work on the saber handle I needed to do something different to add my touch to the design…so I designed a custom belt clip and hanger for the hilt. Here are a few more pictures of the hilt and beltclip combo….

I did attempt to create a sheath/beltclip made with a texture to look like leather but I am still struggling to make realistic looking materials. I tried to make the beltclip look like leather but when I added the grain effect it looked more wooden, but there was one good thing – the clip can also double as a display stand! You could unscrew the belt loop from the bottom and then you could have a free standing display plinth…or hang it on a wall. And as a final touch I added another Templar cross insignia on the top panel.

Now I think that just about wraps up this design, and I hope Ultrasabers don’t mind my little modification to their design but I think it worked quite well. If you want to watch Knightfall it is on the History Channel in the UK. Thank you all for looking in on this design and for all the fabulous support you give me, it really is appreciated. Just before I go I have news of a bit of an expansion as I have been introduced to a very talented artist who sketches saber designs and he will be featured in my “Guest Designer Gallery” very soon, so please call back to see that and more in future posts. Till next time….

Oh and just in case you wondered what I’d look like in armour here you go….TyethKnightShinyArmour

“Crusader Saber” is a For Tyeth Editions concept inspired by the TV show “Knightfall” produced by The History Channel and A+E Studios. It is also based on the Ultrasabers Initiate V4 saber which is a Trademark/©Copyrighted design of Ultrasabers llc. FTSabersite and all it’s contents are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2019.

New Asguard “Phoenix” inspired by Marvel’s Thor

Hello Everybody, I have had a few pleasant surprises this week, one involving my design known as “New Asguard Saber”and a personal accolade that I have been honoured with. I will tell you more about the personal accolade later but first I have a funny story about my Asguard hilts. As many of you will know I had a design inspired by Thor which I was going to post back in January but “lost” the files when my laptop glitched whilst saving them to a backup drive. It wiped ALL the files and folders associated with the saber so I had to rebuild it from memory as the screenshots I took of the hilt were also deleted. However you will also be aware that I did rebuild the hilt and it triggered a few new variants including “Asguard One” the single bladed shoto version. Then whilst remodelling the design I imagined that I was pulling the saber out of the “fire of destruction” and wondered how it would look if charred and scorched. This led to me modifying the hilt so it had a dark grey coating to create a dark version hilt. And this is that dark version and I named it New Asguard Phoenix”…

The hilts are the same as New Asguard but just have a new colour scheme which makes the hilt look a bit more regal in a way. I have found black and gold work well together as a lot of members of the forum I frequent have commented they like that combination too. And the blades I gave a “fire orange” colour to represent the flames of destruction the saber escaped from. I think there must really be some Force or Magic connected to this hilt so I also produced a version with the Thor lightning blue colour too and here is that version…

Now so far this story hasn’t been that funny, well recently I started having issues with my email notifications from WordPress, they were being deleted as trash by my email host and I decided I needed to go through some old emails and delete them to see if that helped. Now this is where the magic comes in…whilst scrolling through the emails I found a message I sent to a very good friend and there was an attachment on it. I used to send this person sneak peeks of my upcoming hilts (as he helped critique them when I first started out designing) and low and behold the attachment was a picture of …Asguard Saber the ORIGINAL! I didn’t realise my email host archived the attachments and I forgot I had sent the picture but there it was staring back at me. So now I have a treat for you all, here is the ORIGINAL version of New Asguard so you can compare and see how well I reconstructed it…

This was the hilt I was so sad about losing but at least I now have a picture of it to keep. As you can see the basic shapes are very similar but I did lose the original pommel as I couldn’t remember the steps I took to make it. However I kinda like both versions, and to be honest I was able to do a much better job on the scroll work etching on New Asguard.

And as if that wasn’t enough of a surprise I found a notification in my email host telling me WordPress had a private message for me that needed moderating. WordPress never sent me a notification with the little bell function in the menu above. It is a good job that I checked it out as I have discovered I have been nominated for a blogging award! So next week I hope to post an acceptance post on Wednesday and I’ll have another new saber design for the weekend….I’m going to be busy!

So I think that just about wraps up this offering, I hope you enjoyed seeing the “Original” Asguard.  Please call back to FTSabersite next week for more new sabers and as always thank you everyone for your support today. It is much appreciated, Till next time….

“New Asguard Saber” and “New Asguard Phoenix” and it’s variants are original designs by For Tyeth. They are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2019.

“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 décor 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.

 

Barad-Dûr Saber – Inspired by Lord of the Rings

Hello Everybody, today I take inspiration from an absolute classic story, the story being the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. I have been designing sabers for over three years but never ventured into this fantasy realm as a few other Sabersmiths had done LOTR inspired hilts. However during a conversation on the Ultrasabers forum several members commented they would like to see what I could come up with. I had recently been experimenting with new modelling techniques to create more organic shaped parts such as claws. I came up with a design based on the famous dragon creatures from Star Wars (called a Krayt Dragon) but it seemed to lack something as you can see in this picture…Bones Saber 1 MK

It has a texture to make it look like it is made of bone, it also has bony claws and hammered copper/gold bands. But I didn’t like the pommel, it literally just tailed off and I thought I could improve on this. When the members mentioned LOTR I realised this was my opportunity to tweak this design. I set to work. I felt that the shape was something you might see in the land of Middle Earth, maybe a weapon an Orc might carry or maybe a wand like object that the wizard Gandalf might own. No, this hilt needed to be big and there was a very big object in Middle Earth and it was Barad-Dûr, or the Dark Tower so I based my new hilt on that edifice. Here are a few work in progress pictures…

The pictures above show how I used the “Mirror” function to create the pair of claws. I created a tube and stretched it along a curved line. By varying the thickness I was able to create the “joints” then taper the tube to a point. The mirror function ensured both claws were identical. Then I needed to work on the pommel, and this is where I think I nailed the look I was after. In the “second age” of Middle Earth the evil warlock Sauron built the Dark Tower in Mordor and atop the tower was a large glowing orb known as the “Eye of Sauron” and I rebuilt a replica of the tower ornament. I created two intersecting hollows to form a pair of “horns” between which I suspended a glowing crystal shape to form the “Eye” itself. The “bone saber” above was too light in colour and had the wrong texture so that had to change. The Dark Tower was made from black rock like Onyx or Obsidian, so by tweaking the material the saber was coated with I found a pattern that replicated cracked rock. All these details combined resulted in the hilt Barad-Dûr and here are a few Glamour Shots…

Hopefully this design is a good homage to the fantasy of Tolkien’s imagination. I think the rock texture sets the dark theme contrasting nicely with the gold bands. The orange/amber crystal has a similar fiery glow as “Sauron’s Eye” and illuminates the hollowed pommel nicely highlighting the cracked rock. I am pleased how this design developed from my initial build, it just needed a great source of inspiration.

I haven’t covered the story of the LOTR trilogy as there is too much information to relay but I highly recommend reading the books (as I did as a youngling) or watch the Peter Jackson on screen version (if you haven’t already!). I think this just about wraps up this design and post and I really hope you liked it. It made a real change for me to try a different genre. As always I haven’t stopped here and still have around ten more new designs to share in upcoming posts. I hope you will return for those (I promise the Norse God will get his saber soon!) but for now I have to say a big thank you to all of you for visiting FTSabersite today. Whether you are visiting for the first time or are a regular follower, you are all appreciated. Till next time….

“Barad-Dûr Saber” is a For Tyeth Edition design inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien and the subsequent movie trilogy. “The Lord of the Rings” is Trademark/©Copyright of the Tolkien Estate. Movie credits: Production Companies: WingNut Films and The Saul Zaentz Company. Distributed by New Line Cinema.

TSWG 10K Saber for That Star Wars Girl

Hello Everybody, today I have a surprise extra post and it is dedicated to a young lady I was introduced to around the start of August. Her name is Anna and I got to know about her when YouTube recommended one of her videos (the recommend function is really slow to pick up on interesting stuff!). Anna is known on her channel as “That Star Wars Girl” and is a lifelong fan of the films we all love. Anna passionately defends and promotes Star Wars. In the first couple of videos I watched Anna was feeling a bit sad about what happened in “The Last Jedi” and the direction the franchise was going in. She explained why the SW films were so special and why the latest one (and Disney) had got it wrong. Anna did so in a very powerful manner. I watched another video and learned that Anna was a fan of “World of Warcraft”, “Orcs” and fantasy characters of role-playing computer games. She displayed a few pieces of art she had created and I was impressed.

Because Anna was feeling down and as a way to show support and let her know there are other fans out there I decided to design a saber for her based on Star Wars and “WoW” and try to personalise it for her. This is what I came up with…Works in progress folks!…..

I tried to push my skills (remember I had only been using Blender for 4 weeks) but was able to come up with this hilt. It featured prominent claws which are more aggressive than the ones on my Black Panther hilt. The claws just looked like something out of “WoW” or Lord of the Rings. The grip has a perforated sleeve to provide grip and decoration. Then there is the pommel…I think this is a real “Skull Crusher” type pommel complete with nasty looking points like a medieval mace! The saber I coloured gold and black to make it stand out and look as if it belonged to a high ranking warrior protector!

I watched a few more videos and Anna’s sense of fashion stood out. Anna chatted about being professional and courteous and as an example was rocking a smart business suit and a bowtie. I thought this look was great but it provided me with an idea. See if you can pick out what I did in these next pictures….

Did you spot my little attempts to personalise this hilt? Well the activation switches kinda look a bit like a bowtie…from a certain point of view! And the second thing I added to make this hilt uniquely Anna’s was to add her name and initials onto the hilt using the Star Wars lettering called Aurabesh! It actually reads “Anna TSWG”

Well I was quite proud of this early attempt at building a hilt and I tried to contact Anna by email to ask if she would like me to send her the pictures. Sadly I don’t think my mail got through. (I can’t do Social Media as I have too many Imperials and the First Order after me 😀 ) Anna posted a few more videos and I learnt her favourite character was Darth Vader, but I had just created this golden hero saber! I also found out that Anna was a professional concept artist and I sort of felt unsure whether or not to try and share this with her (her talent is amazing, check out her site links below!). However I thought “The Force is with me” and I decided I’d try again but I would include a couple of variations to my design…

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Well, long story short communication couldn’t be established so I have posted the design here anyway and will send Anna the link to this page. I hope she likes my efforts.

Another reason I posted this today is that Anna’s YT channel just passed the 10,000 subscriber mark and so this a way to congratulate her for that milestone as well. So please check out her YouTube channel, Here are the links:

ThatStarWarsGirl YouTube channel: Click Here

AnnaMelloDesigns.com art website:  EDIT: Sadly this link is no longer active (Date:19/04/2019. checked by For Tyeth)

Sorry folks I am running out of time with this post, I hope you enjoyed it (it was a bonus one after all!) I sincerely hope Anna likes this design and I wish her well and continued success in defending Star Wars. Thank you again to all my viewers and followers for your continued support. Please call back on Saturday the 29th as I will return to my usual schedule with another new design. Till Saturday…

“TSWG 10K Saber” is a For Tyeth Edition design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-18. FTSabersite and all content within is also ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-18) Other materials belong to respective owners and credited.

Glaive Saber – Inspired by Krull

Hello Everybody, today we travel to 1983 and the planet named KRULL! I regularly visit another blogsite, The Vintage Toy Advertiser where TVTA and his trusty sidekick Wooof the Cat, display wonderful images of old toy adverts found in magazines and catalogues. But now and then TVTA also posts images related to toys based on old movies such as the classic “The Black Hole” (you can find the posts HERE and HERE) Well it reminded me of another classic sci-fi/fantasy film from 1983 named Krull. Where a warring planet has a final hope for peace as Prince Colwyn and Princess Lyssa were to marry in the hope that their union would mend the rift between their two families (and the other warring factions on the planet). But as with all good plans, it was dashed as an intergalactic being called “The Beast” landed on Krull with his army of Slayers, intent on taking control. “The Beast” had the two kings killed and kidnapped Princess Lyssa, holding her in his mountain shaped spaceship, the Black Fortress. Prince Colwyn survived the onslaught and began an adventure to rescue the Princess, slay the Beast and save the day. Well this film inspired me to produce a design and here it is, this is Glaive Saber….

This saber I based on the weapons used by the guards in the Black Fortress. The original hilts were a type of rapier style sword with a handguard so I used a Katana emitter with a hexagonal guard. I “powdercoated” the guard gold along with accent parts on the pommel to replicate an antique look. The switch section flows nicely between the hand grip near the emitter and the lower handgrip on the body. The body part is black to look like it is leather wrapped. As mentioned the pommel has golden accents to give a nice antique look to fit in with the swords and sorcery fantasy theme. And here are two pictures to show my inspiration for this design, one is the original where you can see the guard on the left holding the hilt I based this saber on and in the second picture I edited it to have a lightsaber blade…

And observant viewers may recognise Lysette Anthony as the Princess in peril, but she wasn’t the only Big Name who starred in the film. A future Jedi Master also appeared, but I don’t think Prince Colwyn believes him…Krull meme

Yes Liam Neeson also appeared in this film, so there is a Star Wars link to this design too.

Unfortunately for Prince Colwyn, the Black Fortress would dematerialize at sunset and reappear in another location the next day making it difficult to find. And sadly I will have to disappear shortly as this post is getting near it’s sunset, but first the thank yous. Thanks to TVTA (check out his site by clicking HERE) for the great posts and images he and Wooof share, they bring back fantastic memories, and as always a big thank you to my viewers and followers for your continued support. It is much appreciated. I hope you will all return for upcoming posts featuring designs for a classic 80’s cartoon series. Till next time.

“Krull”, “Prince Colwyn”, “Princess Lyssa” and all other names logos, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance and Columbia Pictures. “Glaive Saber” is a For Tyeth Edition design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018.

Abietes Conum Lightsaber – Recast!

Hello Everybody, this post is a little early for a change but for good reason. Firstly as I have had a hectic time the past two weeks, I am going to have a weekend off and go and see the fantastic music band I saw last year as a treat. Second I found out one of my posts was missing! Kathleen at Graphic Novelty2 posted about an upcoming Harry Potter computer game and I was about to leave a comment and a link to my HP themed hilts and in particular one called Abietes Conum. Well to my surprise Abietes Conum had vanished! The youngling versions were still there but the main hilt had gone so I will recast it here. Here is Abietes Conum (again!)…

Now I will chat about the hilt, firstly as I mentioned in my original post, making metal parts look like wood is difficult. When I first posted this design Powder Coat/paint options weren’t available so I had to get creative. I thought about it and I realised that there are other parts to a tree and I noticed that the ridged parts on the body resembled an Abietes Conum…or for non Latin speakers a Fir Cone! So I created a fir cone based hilt/wand! The purple blade I thought looked a bit like a bolt of lightning or even better a Spell projecting from the emitter. The body is made of several connectors called couplers and have ridges/blocks that look like the segments of a fir cone that open to release it’s seeds. The switch and pommel I selected just help give the wand/saber a bulbous end to further enhance the look of a cone. The hilt is finished in a weathered coating to make it appear wooden (as much as possible) and covered in woodland grime!

The hilt also comes in a clean black version, a regular metallic saber and for the rich wizards there is a solid silver version so here is a little slideshow to display those too..

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So that was Abietes Conum Lightsaber recast, I hope you liked it! I never knew I was so magical as to be able to design a hilt that could actually vanish. And speaking of vanishing I am afraid I will have to bring this post to an end and disappear myself. I have to prepare for my journey to the concert (I can’t fly there in my Jedi Interceptor so have to use a train!). I won’t be able to reply to comments etc until I get back but don’t worry I will reply to any words left as soon as I get back to my workshop!

So thank you all for looking in on this design, your support is always appreciated. Hopefully I should have “new” designs in my upcoming posts so I hope you will return to see them. Till next time!

“Abietes Conum Lightsaber” is a For Tyeth Edition design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018. “Harry Potter” was created by J.K. Rowling and is Trademark/©Copyright of J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros Entertainment.

Outsider Saber – Inspired by Outlander on Starz Network

Hello Everybody, this saber is for a couple of people I have recently been introduced to, firstly to Jamie of Autumn Aquarius Adventures. Jamie produces a nice “Travelblog” where she documents her trips to some beautiful places (some off the tourist trail) on this planet. Jamie also attended a few Comic Cons that drew my attention and inspired me to create this themed hilt. She met some of the stars of the show Outlander at her most recent Con so please go and check out her Comic Con Post and blog!

The second pair are my friend from the forums, CrimsonJax88 and his wife. CJ88 messaged me to say he liked  my Dutch themed saber, Oranje Moed Lichtzwaard – Orange Courage Lightsaber, and as it turns out his wife is a big fan of the show. When they saw my recent teaser image they immediately guessed what was coming! So let’s begin….

In the historically based fantasy TV series Outlander, Claire Randall a former WW2 army medic gets sent back mystically through time to the year 1743 and placed right in the middle of Scotland’s Jacobite Uprising. She meets a Highland Warrior called Jamie Fraser and a relationship forms between them, however Claire is already married albeit 202 years in the future.

Thrown into the middle of the middle ages war, Claire uses her medical skills to get herself out of a predicament and ends up being “recruited” to be the local Clan’s Healer. Unfortunately such were the times during the war Claire’s skills were misconstrued as Witchcraft and she ends up in prison. Events unfold in the following episodes and we see Claire’s attempts to return to her own time and her husband, Frank. These adventures lead her (in later seasons of the show) to Paris and beyond and as with all time travel based stories the plot twists and turns many times. Will she make it back to present day 1945?…once again I don’t know (though I wouldn’t say anything and spoil things for you even if I did) so you’ll have to watch the series yourself! So may I now present..OUTSIDER

I tried to create a hilt that had a “Clan” feel and look to it but not quite as large and bulky as my Saberial Assassin Lightsaber hilt which also has that Celtic look. The clawed emitter projects an Amber coloured blade, which is a total stroke of luck (or maybe a result of my renowned Force Vision ability 😀 ). This is because the second book of Diana Gabaldon’s series of books on which the show is based, is called “Dragonfly in Amber”! I didn’t know this fact until I did some further research into Outlander for this write-up after I had designed it.

I did consider adding a tartan wrapping on the hand grip but I found that it didn’t look too great and verged on being tacky. So I settled for a nice green leather wrap instead. I will modify this hilt and show you the old weathered version in another post.

It is that time again, where I have to bring the post to an end (I really do wish somebody would create that working time machine!). But first as always I will say thank you to Jamie for bringing this TV show to my attention and for her entertaining blog. Secondly to my friends CJ88 and his wife for their support and encouragement, which brings me once more to you, my viewers and followers! Thanks again for checking out my site and please continue to call back to see what’s new. Till next time.

Header Image background courtesy of ccsa.cc

The Outlander story is based on the four book series by Diana Gabaldon.

Outlander is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Left Bank Pictures for the Starz Network. Outlander, Caire Randall and all other names, logos, images and related material are Trademark/© Copyright of Sony Picture Television, Left Bank Pictures and Starz Network.

Abietes Conum Youngling Edition (Good and Bad versions)

Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a good day, mine has been “unusual” in that I had a conversation with someone in the Google Community I help moderate on. Nothing unusual about that, but they described me as “intelligent and cool”. I’ve never been considered as cool before! Anyhow, I must get on with business and I promised to bring you two versions of Abietes Conum Youngling and I aim to please. The first is as the title says the embodiment of good and I call this design AC Youngling Angel…

This a saber to inspire youngsters to do the right thing and to help people as opposed to the upbringing that youngsters of the Sith religion are given. Speaking of the Sith there is also a version for the not-so-good people, this is the design I call AC Youngling Korriban…

This saber version is named after the home world of the Sith movement. I haven’t designed this to promote bad behaviour, but to illustrate that for the Lightside to exist there has to be an opposite to compare/measure it against. It is this balance that the inhabitants of the Star Wars Universe are trying to achieve and preserve but as with all societies, there are always going to be elements within that alters the balance in one direction or the other. As long as there is this state of flux there will always be need for Lightsabers.

Hopefully that last sentence didn’t sound too pessimistic, I’m supposed to be “friendly, intelligent and cool”! I will end here and hope you have enjoyed the Youngling series of sabers, I may work on more in the future. Thank you for looking in and for your continued support. In upcoming posts I have a Rock and a Sock so please call back and I’ll explain all! Till next time.

Abietes Conum Youngling Edition (Lightsaber for little Wizards)

Hello Everyone, over the past week or so I have shown you some sabers for the legitimate kids out there (not just us big kids!) and I have another design for the little wizards. You may remember I created a saber called Abietes Conum (Fir Cone) to represent a magic wand for the Harry Potter fans and Princess of Paperback’s readers, well I have adapted that for the smaller fans, here is Abietes Conum Youngling…

This saber is just like it’s big brother version but I realised I could remove the Coupler sections which made up the body and just use the ridged grip of the emitter. Perfect for smaller hands! The blade still has the magic spell purple colour but I planned this saber to have a foam blade for safety (polycarbonate blades that are usually used are very tough and hurt quite a bit if you get hit by one, as I learned through my training!) Again as this is a modular saber the couplers can be added as the child grows and becomes more proficient and a full electronics package can be installed later too. I know certain followers of this site like the various finishes available so I will include a bonus gallery with the dual tone colour scheme…

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Again I have run out of time for this presentation, I have to return to my training (and get a few more bruises no doubt). I hope you enjoyed these two sabers and please return to see the remaining two versions of this series. Thank you all for visiting and supporting my site, I look forward to bringing you more new stuff. Till next time.

Princess of Paperback’s blog can be found by clicking HERE, so please check it out for recommendations on great reading and movies (and a bit of foodie stuff too!)

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