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Lost Build Two – Another FT Original

Hello everybody, I continue today with my series of “recovered” hilts with the second of the Lost Files. Again as I thought I had lost this design I didn’t give it a name. This hilt has a few more features built in as I pushed Blender’s workflow and features. As a result I had a saber that could be either Lightside Jedi or Darkside Sith….depending on your point of view (and the colour scheme you pick!) I will add that I don’t have work in progress images for this one but there are still a dozen images for you to look at. Here is the first gallery…starting with a spooky shadow…

This hilt has an aggressive attitude and a whole viper’s nest of claws! Not only claws but windows (no not Microsoft 😏) a “grenade grip” main body and an FTE lighted pommel. The improved workspace in Blender allowed me to quickly model and texture this hilt and add special little details with just a couple of mouse clicks. I am particularly pleased with the claws, because not only does it have six of them (double the number I used on my Gre’thor Blade – A Klingon inspired field weapon hilts) but they have illuminated elements built into them. Here is gallery two…

I really like the idea of lit claws and I think they should be possible to build in real life using fibre optic cables such as those found on “Fibre Optic Tree” lamp decorations and in Modified Custom Car interior designs. The lit pommel isn’t quite as fancy as the one I built for the Zygerrian Sting Saber sabers but I did build this design earlier, however I may return to this and update the crystal and improve on it. Finally I mentioned above this could be a Sith styled hilt with a change of colour so here are a couple of the Sith variant and a couple of pics of what I have coming up! A sneaky Sith sneak peek!…

These new hilts are inspired by the cartoon series “The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels” and represent about half of the sabers I still have to show. As soon as I bring you a new lightsaber I am already working on the next batch…and I may soon be able to bring you a MASSIVE new ship as well. Lots to look forward to, I hope.

This just abut wraps things up for this post, except to say thank you so much for your visit today. As always whether this is your first time on FTSabersite or you are a regular visitor you are much appreciated and don’t forget to leave a comment or like and if you can spread the word about this little corner of the internet that would be fantastic. So stay safe and…..Till next time….

“Lost Build Two” is a For Tyeth Editions design and all images and design are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2020. Star Wars, Rebels and The Clone Wars and all other names, logos, and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm.

Zygerrian Sting Saber

Hello Everybody, on this site I have brought you the A to Z of saber designs and a few dROYDs along the way. Well nearly A to Z but today I have a Zygerrian Sting Saber to show you. The Zygerrians were a species of humanoid/feline appearance that were infamous for being involved in slave trading. Many years ago during the Old Republic era, Zygerria was the hub for slave labour and the Zygerrians made vast fortunes on the misfortunes of many species that were enslaved. Eventually the Jedi outlawed slavery and ended Zygerria’s exploits. However during The Clone Wars conflict the Zygerrians saw an opportunity to restart their slave empire. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker were sent to Kadavo in an attempt to end the trade once and for all.

It was in this story that we see a rare weapon used by the Zygerrians to control their slaves and it was an Electro-Whip which looked similar to a regular lightsaber. However the Electro-Whip was a non-lethal weapon as the Zygerrians didn’t want to “damage their merchandise” but it did still pack a “Sting”. I recently saw this whip in the Clone Wars cartoon and it reminded me that I confiscated one off a Zygerrian and I thought you might like to see one I designed based on it. Here are a few pictures of the Zygerrian Sting ..

In spite of the fact this was a cruel weapon to control helpless slaves it actually looked rather elegant. The hilt features an ornate emitter that almost resembled a standard lamp as found on luxury cruise space yachts. In the emitter are little nodes from which metal cables extended then the electricity was projected from the crystal diode. So this isn’t a Light Whip but is a regular but electrified whip. The emitter is shrouded with four gold generator coils which gives it that lamp like look. The handgrip has geometric “Greek Key” like markings which are raised ribs to aid grip.

However it is at the pommel that my design differs slightly. Because I decided to make my saber a full light/plasma weapon it needed a second source of power to generate the flexible blade (or solid blade if used as a conventional saber in multi mode) and that was stored in a crystal pommel FTE. Here are a few more pictures showing the crystal features…

As you can see the crystals are very special Kyber crystals that are harnessed by wire cages. This makes the whip a weapon for a skilled Master, but this one will stay inactive in my gallery. However as a treat I will activate it for you and let you have a look at it working – animation time!…

Zygerrian Sting Saber Animation

I think that just about wraps up this design and offering, I hope you liked it. I have a second, limited edition version of this hilt to show in a future post and I also have many more new designs inspired by Star Wars The Clone Wars and Rebels cartoons which I’m currently binge watching.

I also have news of a parcel I received on my doorstep recently and big news that thanks to you, my friends and followers I have cracked the 20,000 views milestone! Thanks so much for all the support you have shown me (especially recently during my technical issues!) and FTSabersite. Whether a first time viewer or one of my regulars you really do keep me posting and you’re much appreciated. So please stay safe in these crazy times and call back to see what else I have in store. Till next time…

“Zygerrian Sting Saber” is a For Tyeth Edition design inspired by the Star Wars The Clone Wars cartoon. The model and animation are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2020. “Star Wars -The Clone Wars”, “Zygerria” and all other names, logos, images and related material are Trademark/©Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm and starwars.com.