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For Tyeth’s Further Art Adventures

Hello Everybody, today I am going to showcase my limited artistic skills! Well, I really mean a few scribbles I did about 8 years ago. I also have my first attempts at colouring in a Star Wars image where I discover it’s harder than I remember it being from my time as a youngling! Ok I will start with my pencil sketches, and I need to point out I only had a HB grade pencil to draw this so I had to double over on certain parts to get darker lines (and use a hair and some air pressure to get lighter lines). The images are of a couple of characters from a popular BBC television puppet show, Mongrels!

Now I know some of the proportions are out but I think I did ok for two thirty minute quick draws. I hadn’t decided I wanted to take up drawing seriously at this time hence the reason I only had one pencil to use but it shows what can be done if you try. I have had to adopt this mentality to my designing as I don’t have the latest 3D modelling software and a powerful computer to run it, but more on this in my sneak peek later in this post! Mongrels was a satirical comedy show and the main characters included puppets of the animal inhabitants of  London’s East End district. There was Destiny, a pampered pooch with attitude that sort of reminded me of a certain Girl Band singer (hence the in-show joke quote  “because I’m Wormy!” you can see in my picture). Then there was Marion….the Cat! A feline with a middle eastern accent, who had a “close shave and SNIP” at the veterinary surgery! Other characters included a “Millennial Fox” called Nelson and his psychotic opposite, another fox named Vince along with rats, pigeons and a badger! As you can tell this programme was aimed at a more adult audience so if you check it out take care not to let young children watch it. Alright I think I need to move on now to my colouring in pages!

I have been inspired and impressed by two young ladies I have met in the WordPress community who run Star Wars themed sites. I have mentioned them before but if you are new to my site, Kiri runs the site starwarsanon and Mei-Mei at JediByKnight.com. Kiri and Mei-Mei have an on-going feature where both choose an image from “Art-Therapy Star Wars An Anti-Stress Colouring Book” and then colour it in and compare their results in “Fan Art Friday”. I didn’t want to encroach on a series they are doing but I did decide to get the book myself just to relax with (and sharpen my eye to colours). To get some practise however I had a cheap beginners colouring book from which I chose Han Solo to colour in. Only one problem…I soon realised that the scene in the picture was that of the Death Star hanger in Star Wars- A New Hope – and there wasn’t much colour on the Death Star, it was all black and grey metallic! Well I coloured in what I could and shaded the supports of the Millennium’s boarding ramp and discovered that shading and blending pencil crayons isn’t as easy as Kiri and Mei-Mei make it seem! So please take a bit of time and check out their sites for some much nicer colouring creations!

You may have noticed I appear to be stalling a little bit on my site and haven’t posted any new designs lately, well as I have mentioned in previous posts I have had to change the software I use to make those designs. I have had to take up 3D modelling and now use a designing program called Blender 3D. This software is VERY powerful and there are many things it can do (including animation and video editing/ production). The learning curve is very steep but I have been using it for a week now and as a thank you to Evil Genius180 (Hobby Den) and Neo Trinarty at makeroommakeroom.com who recommended the software to me I have a sneak look at a practise model I have made inspired by a certain Knight of Ren. So here are 3 images, the first is my initial attempt at modelling which I have posted before and then two pictures for EG180 and Neo!

Yes! That is the latest hilt I have built using Blender 3D. Again it isn’t perfect I am just  familiarising myself with the software and discovering what I can do with it. It sort of looks like Kylo’s hilt. In my next post I will have a few “work in progress” pictures showing how this hilt was put together. But I am nearly out of time and will have to end soon. I thank all of you for reading all of this post and hopefully you enjoyed my little scribblings. I hope you’ll return to see more future posts. Till next time.

“Mongrels”, “Destiny the dog” and “Marion the Cat”  plus the other characters mentioned are Trademark and Copyright of BBC Television. The Han Solo image comes from “Star Wars Galactic Adventures” by Golden Books Publishing. For Tyeth and FTSabersite along with all content contained within is Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2018.

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For Tyeth’s Foray Into Art!

Hello Everybody, today I am starting a new venture! I have been struggling lately to come up with new designs. Not because I am short of inspiration but because some new parts that were announced by Saberforge still haven’t been added to the Adaptive Saber Parts (ASP) virtual builder. Mind you Saberforge have finally added a link to saberparts.com on their web store page so potential customers can find the builder to design their own sabers (I have had a link to saberparts.com in my sidebar ever since I started this blog!)

So as I was wondering what to design next I started looking online at the wonderful blogs on WordPress and those of my friends, Kiri at starwarsanon.com and Mei-Mei of jedibyknight.com and more recently Capili Jiron’s artistbybeauty.blog site. Here these three talented ladies produce some nice artwork in the form of Star Wars Mandala images from Kiri and Mei-Mei, and Capili produces hand drawn cartoon images presented in timelapse videos. That got me thinking, I needed a new forum signature image (used as a personal nameplate on forum message boards) so I attempted to use my skills with photo editing to create one and here it is…ForTyethSurvivor740 MK

I kept with my trademark green colour scheme, added a few lightsaber blades, some transparent smoke and crystal shapes in the background then pasted an old Jedi in the middle because he looks a bit like me! I also created an animated version where the Jedi’s saber flashes brighter like the title image above does. I was recently inspired by some very cool animated Star Wars “pantograph images” on Darkside Creative’s site, darksiderconfessions.blog. I needed an avatar image too, to add to my profile page and here is what I came up with….ForTyethSurvivorAvatar MK

This was a cut down version of my signature image and I added my name in green once more. I accented my name with an orange shadow, but didn’t realise how much it would make the image look like an old 70’s/80’s sci-fi novel book cover 😀 ! I felt these images were OK for a beginner, but I am a saber designer and wanted to do something with my saber designs. This is where Kiri and Mei-Mei’s inspiration came in. They both colour in Star Wars themed mandala images which are usually symmetrical pictures made up of various SW logos/outlines. Well, I thought, “What if I cut and pasted a few of my lightsaber hilts onto a background? How would that look?” I spent an hour or two cutting, pasting and painting and here are my results…

 

Well they are different I guess! I do have to confess my grandfather was a “Master Artist and Craftsman” which meant he went to college/art school and achieved the highest art qualification available. He could paint, draw, sculpt and do woodworking and use Gold Leaf techniques – he worked at many fairgrounds, circuses and theme parks painting and repairing rides, posters and vehicles. So I think I may have a small bit of his talent in my Midichlorians after all.

So thank you to Capili, Kiri, Mei-Mei and Darkside Creative for the inspiration to try something different! Don’t worry I won’t be taking art up full time I’ll just do something now and then, but I do have two more images based on my Marvel Comics themed hilts I will showcase in my next post. I hope you will return to see those. But it is now time to close the “For Tyeth Art Gallery” but before I go, as always, I’d like to thank you, all my viewers and followers, new and regulars for your support! Now where are my pencils?……Till next time.

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BREAKING NEWS! – Saberforge Forum is no more (taken offline by SF owner)

Yes, Hello Everybody, I am with a sad heart having to bring this little bit of news to saber fans. As some viewers here know I have been a long time contributor to the “fan run” lightsaber forum called Saberforge Forum. Well as the title suggests this forum is no more. Members were greeted with an announcement on 25th April that the site would close on the 30th April. This news wasn’t welcomed warmly and many members showed their disappointment and posted “requests” for the owner Mr Isherwood to reconsider the decision as the forum was such a great resource for information and friendship between saber owners and newcomers to the saber hobby online.

But these pleas fell on deaf/ignorant/uninformed ears and as of the 2nd May the OWNER of the forum finally pulled the switch.He's Done It

It was blamed on the “costs incurred” and “stretching of Saberforge resources” and “not enough usage” and the “there are much more up-to-date social media platforms we could use”. But we have been offered an “Alternative” as you can see in the screenshot……

Well this has in my honest opinion been a mistake. I am not on social media for personal reasons, and because of the current Facebook/Social Media data security issues a lot of other people will prefer not to join up to social media. Other members have already set up various chat rooms for “survivors” to meet up and carry on long established friendships and form new ones. I will in time seek out these groups and join up and hopefully be a helpful contributor to these communities instead.

I just need a break. This past week has been a test. I’d like to think I’m a polite and honest guy/Jedi and if I were to say anymore on this subject in my current frame of mind some of you may question that description of me! I will say that on the forum I had to “bite my lip” to keep to forum rules and tried not to create complications but believe me there were issues that I didn’t speak of and that I feel weren’t dealt with fairly or evenly. I will leave it at that, the people involved know who they are and what they did…whether they say otherwise or not.

I want to celebrate and thank ALL the great members I encountered and shared exchanges with during my time on the now deceased forum. It was a pleasure to be able to help some of you out and the conversations were informative and enjoyable. I will cherish those times and hope some of you will somehow find this place and we can chat again (I couldn’t mention this website on the forum in case I broke Rule Four which said I wasn’t allowed to “recruit” for another website, social media platform or online group/message board).

I now have a lot more time to post here but I will end this post now as I have “wounds” I need to attend to. I am taking as many positives as I can from this experience and will become stronger….as will all of you my friends and forum survivors. I don’t know how many people will see this but it is out there now….take care Forum Survivors and thank you.

(I do want to thank Saberforge for providing the forum in the first place but due to this decision, my praise cannot go any higher than issuing this acknowledgement.)

For Tyeth – former sf forum member.

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FTSabersite receives the Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello Everybody and to ArtsandHobbies2006! Today I have the pleasure of having been nominated for the “Sunshine Blogger” Award once again. ArtsandHobbies2006 nominated me this time and you can check out their blog ArtsandHobbies2006. Here you will find various posts covering art, poetry and even a historical drama, Walking The Oregon Trail. I’m slowly reading through this as I know some people from Oregon!

As I have received two other awards already this year I won’t perform the full ritual for this award but I will answer the questions posed to me. The reason I am doing this is that all the folks I would nominate I already did before, and I know they are busy running their own sites (and in one case my friend runs two at the same time!) So I hope you don’t mind me just doing a Q+A session and leaving a few links to my friends’ blogs that I think you may like!

Here we go with the questions and my answers:

1: If you were an animal, what animal would you want to be?

FT: I think I would like to be a Cheetah. They have a magnificent skeleton and tail that enables it to run and reach incredible speeds. It is also such a beautiful looking animal with it’s “Cheetah’s Tears” markings on the cheeks of their faces.

2: If you could go back in time, when would you go (or what time would you go to)?

FT: Well, I guess I should go now, there’s no time like the present….oh you mean where in time would I go! I think I’d visit the Victorian/Industrial Revolution era to see all those marvellous inventions being created. I might get some ideas for some Steampunk style lightsabers!

3: If you were rich, what would you do with your money?

FT: If I were rich, I would like to set up a small business designing and selling custom designed sabers so more people can enjoy owning their own space warrior laser sword weapon. But there are a lot of companies already out there.

4: If you could live anywhere, which country would you move to?

FT: Ooh I had a question like this before, “What is the best country…?” And I answered that all countries have their own attractions and are all equal so I couldn’t single just one out. I finally asked if I could live in WordPress-landia, where all the great bloggers live.

But for now I live on the Outer Rim of the UK – a small little island place with a nice cave and workshop area!

5: What would you do if you re-lived the same day multiple times?

FT: Get dizzy going round in circles in time! Seriously, I’d attempt to find the cause of the disturbance but obviously I wouldn’t discover it. Seriously, I’d attempt to find the cause of the disturb…..Haha just kidding!

6: If you could live in any kind of house, what would it be?

FT: I like old houses with history and heritage but I also like modern designs too. There are some buildings in the south of England called the Eden Project and are bio-spheres which look like some buildings on the planet Bal’Demnic so maybe a Bio-Sphere type house. (eco friendly etc)

7: What is the most valuable lesson you learned?

FT: I have lived a long time and learned a lot of lessons…hmm, I think be your own person, believe in yourself and always do your best!

8: What kind of music/which singer is your favourite?

FT: When I was younger I used to be a stage entertainer and I play piano and keyboards. So one of my biggest inspirations was Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen. I spent the best part of 20 years learning how to play Bohemian Rhapsody correctly as it was so technical and guess what? I still haven’t nailed it!

9: Imagine you were in a deserted island. What would be the first thing you would do?

FT: I would make sure there weren’t any Gundarks or Nexu creatures around then I’d make sure I had some shelter built. It is important to protect yourself from the elements, then you can search for food and water. (A bit like Han Solo did when rescuing Luke in the Empire Strikes Back)

But I suspect you are really looking for me to give you some survival tips for when you’re playing Minecraft!

10: If you could do whatever you wanted, what would you do?

FT: I’d like to start building my own sabers one day as I mentioned already but one day I want to publish my fan-fiction story of my life! The For Tyeth Story…..ok I need a better title!

11: Which superhero would you want to be (you could make one up)?

FT: Can I be me? Some of the kind comments and deeds (like nominating me for awards like this) people bestow on me make me feel like a sort of superhero and it is much appreciated. Knowing that what I create entertains other people is a great gift to me and is what keeps me designing!

I will now highlight a few blogs from my friends that I think other people will find interesting, fun and informative. To view the blogs just click the highlighted names/link.

First in no particular order is Graphic Novelty2 where Kathleen and Nancy give well thought out reviews of graphic novels and literature for kids and big kids. Both Kathleen and Nancy are librarians and run various reading clubs….oh and Nancy has a “Wowsie” of a woolly sweater!

Next up is Annlyelonline.com, here you will find the blog of a young woman who is a big movie fan. Annlyel produces thoughtful posts analysing the big Marvel, Disney/LucasFilm, DC Comics and a lot of other studios’ films. Annlyel also has various “Top Ten Lists” and articles on books, fashion and make-up to name a few.

The Vintage Toy Advertiser.org and Wooof the cat, have a blog which focuses on classic advertising material and catalogues. There are some gems of old magazine ads and toy catalogue images which bring back nostalgic memories of the toys and products of the past. TVTA also showcases some marvellous items called Chirashi which are promotional booklets that fold out into posters for various films…and some are real works of art!

Christiana of The Boho Girl, is a young lady who has a real talent for photography and to highlight this skill Christiana holds photo-shoots with some very unique models. Christiana’s models are her collection of AG dolls! Christiana is a fan of American Girl/Guy dolls and poses them for some very clever pictures. She also posts fantastic images of her local area and some from her travels.

Here I have two recommendations, Kiri at starwarsanon and Mei-Mei of Jedi by Knight. Now I have grouped these two ladies together as both are huge Star Wars fans and at the moment they have an on-going collaboration where they each colour in the same picture from a Star Wars themed Mandala book and compare their results. They even inspired me to try my hand at a bit of art!

Kiri has great in-depth analysis of the SW Saga and it’s characters and has also guest written on other people’s blogs.

Mei-Mei has a nice feature where she takes up a photography challenge each week. The challenge is to produce a photo based on a set topic or theme. Some of her images from Skellig Michael – the island from The Last Jedi movie – have been gorgeous, so much so I want to visit there myself!

And my last recommendation goes out to one of my site’s longest supporters, the Button-Eyed Reader! Now when I “met” Button-Eyed Reader she was known as the Princess of Paperback. She may have had a change of identity but Button-Eyed Reader is still the great book reviewer I remember from her Princess days. Button-Eyed Reader has reviewed a whole range of books and regularly features on other BIG book review sites and is well respected. It would be well worth checking her site out.

And that I fear concludes this post, I am afraid time is running out and I have a few saber designs to finish, including a new Anime themed hilt for one of my more recent followers! However I must thank ArtsandHobbies2006 once again for nominating me and I hope this post meets approval. Thank you also to each and every one of you, my viewers and followers for your support of me and this site, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have an audience or be nominated! Till next time.

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I’ve Been Nominated for a Liebster Award!

Hello Everybody….Today is very special as I have been given the honour of calling myself a holder of a Liebster Award! And the people I have to thank for the nomination are the wonderful Mr & Mrs NW of the site NavigatingWorldsBlog. Mr & Mrs NW are avid Sci-Fi and Fantasy book readers and produce great reviews and articles on those books and topic. They felt that I was worthy of this accolade and to accept it I have 10 questions to answer, then I have the opportunity to ask 10 questions of my own to my list of nominees. A much fuller explanation of the rules can be found on the site The Global Aussie. But now I guess I need to answer Mr & Mrs NW’s questions! Here goes….

1) You need a team of 3 people to help you overthrow an emperor. Which fictional characters would you recruit and why?

As a wannabe Jedi (I have to say wannabe or Disney/Lucasfilm might try and take me to court!) I would have to choose Luke Skywalker. He has already helped defeat one Emperor with his Dad’s help and Luke demonstrated his experience and knowledge to great effect in The Last Jedi.

Secondly I would choose Gurney Halleck from Frank Herbert’s galaxy of Dune. Gurney is a respected “Man at Arms” and tactician. And should my band of heroes ever lead an army of peacekeepers afterwards then I would have Skywalker and Halleck to inspire them.

Thirdly I would select Shrek as a team member. I am quite well known for liking green and Shrek is green, has faced evil kings and could provide some comic relief!

2) What is the most surprising twist you have come across in a novel?

I read through one particular book all 300 pages and when I got to the climax I turned the page and found there had been a printing error….the page was blank!! I guess that is one plot twist that would leave you guessing (though I’m not sure it really counts but I thought it was a funny story that happened to me)

3) You are hunting for a house to buy with your family. The only places available are Northern Westeros (north of the wall), Mordor, and Arrakis. At which location will you purchase a home?

I guess in conjunction with my first answer I would have to choose Arrakis as my team of heroes would be at home on a sand dune planet (well maybe not Shrek). Luke grew up around the deserts of Tatooine, whilst Gurney is a Fremen from Arrakis anyway and he could introduce me to the locals!

4) If you had to attend a fictional school of magic, which one would you select?

While not quite a magic school in the traditional style of Gryffindor, I did attend the Almas Jedi Academy in the Cularin System. It was an academy set up by the Jedi to secretly monitor an ancient Sith fortress and I was sent by the Jedi Council as one the Masters to teach there. The school was destroyed sadly during The Clone Wars.

You can read more about it here: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Almas_Academy

5) You are the likable, but slightly useless, best friend to the main character. What one skill keeps you out of trouble?

I have the ability of premonition. I know what I am going to say before I say it! Seriously though I do have a little bit of an ability to predict the future as I posted this image on a lightsaber themed forum TWO weeks before The Force Awakens was released.Windshield Bugs If you have seen the film you will remember a large alien called a Rathtar climbed onto the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit and made a mess on the windows as Han Solo blasted out of the hanger of the cargo vessel the Falcon was docked in. So I would be able to see upcoming dangers!

6) If you had to read every single book by one author, which author would you pick?

Alistair MacLean. I read the novel Sea Witch while I was still a youngling (I was nine years old at the time). To this day I still remember the images I formed in my head reading this book and can see the oil rig and the missile launchers which were installed on it. Then obviously there are his other books like “Guns of Navarone”, “Where Eagles Dare” and “Ice Station Zebra” plus I think another 102 other titles!

7) Which is the best country in the world?

Having been nominated by Mr & Mrs NW who hail from New Zealand I should say NZ but to be honest, there is no one country that is better than another….it is the people that make a part of the world great. However there are good and bad people from all nations.

So can I vote for WordPress-landia, the land of the best bloggers?

8) You are on an epic quest to save the world. You can take either a phoenix, a dragon, or an old bearded man. Which do you choose?

Wow another quest! You like to keep me busy don’t you? Again I would have to opt for experience and knowledge in the form of the bearded old man. This person (probably Luke Skywalker or Obi-Wan Kenobi) would have lived through and survived many situations and with proper guidance could teach me and pass on their knowledge to help me save the world.

9) Wine or Beer?

Depends on the occasion, I do drink both now and then but I do like a nice Sullustrian Gin when I can get one! (Can’t stomach Synth-col though, it has to be proper alcohol not artificial).

10) You have struck it lucky and book blogging is your full-time pursuit but you need a co-author for your blog. Who do you choose and why?

Number ten already? I am not the biggest reader in the world (at least not fiction reading) so I would need a really good Co-Author. I could form a short list which would consist of TheButtonEyedReader who I met when I first started blogging (nearly 18 months ago now – how time flies!). Then there are Nancy and Kathleen of Graphic Novelty2 who are both librarians. All three young ladies would make great Co-Authors but already have fantastic blogsites of their own (click on their names to visit their sites) so may be busy. So could I suggest Jocasta Nu, the Chief Librarian of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant? Jocasta would have a vast knowledge of literature from all corners of the galaxy which would be a tremendous asset to a noobie such as myself!

Phew! I am one third the way through this post and I believe I now have the opportunity to ask 11 questions of my own to my nominee candidates so here goes….

1) If you could re-write the end to any story, which story would it be and why?

2) I am currently watching the heroic (or crazy?) exploits of the Winter Olympic athletes, which of these events (or any sport in general if you are unsure about ice based sports) would you like to try?

3) A man takes his dog for a walk. The dog is on a leash that is 5 meters long, how far into the woods can the dog walk?

Ok, I got slightly distracted with those last two questions ( I am struggling to come up with more 😀 )

4) Back to serious questions, which two genres of books would you like to see used in a crossover or mash-up novel/book?

5) I am slowly working through watching the TV series “Outlander” on the Starz Network, so which show would you recommend I try watching next?

6) What is the best piece of book trivia you know?

7) This last year I have met a few famous people including Bossk from the film The Empire Strikes Back and the Doctor Who assistant Ace (aka Sophie Aldred). Have you met any famous people through blogging?

8) I have played electronic keyboards/synthesizers for over 35 years, what is your longest running hobby/pastime?

9) I am nearly at the end of this journey of questions, but first what was the most interesting journey you have made?

10) As you may know I design custom lightsabers, so which TV/Film/Book character would you suggest I create a design based on? (And I might just take up the challenge and create it for a future post!)

11) I’m not 100% certain if the award rule is ask 10 or 11 questions (it says 11 on the Global Aussie) so here is one final extra question just in case….Have I finished yet and can I end here?

I hope these questions have been a bit different and I have done a good job writing this accenptance post. I am really honoured that I have received this award as my blog covers a really niche topic and for me to have impressed people who aren’t necessarily Star Wars or lightsaber fans means a lot to me. So once more to Mr &Mrs NW thank you so much for the honour and I will do my best to come up with new and interesting designs and posts.

And for part three of this special post I have to nominate some candidates for their own Liebster Award, so in no particular order…

1) I would like to nominate a long standing friend I mentioned above, TheButtonEyedReader (Thank you for your ever present support!)

Numbers 2 and 3) Again I have mentioned these ladies already, Nancy and Kathleen of Graphic Novelty2

4) This is a guy who has a great sense of humour and a big love of toys and the adverts and catalogues for them, The Vintage Toy Advertiser

5) This next lady is a very talented costume and prop maker who cosplays as various Star Wars characters. All her outfits are made from “scavenged” or repurposed materials. Number 5 is Ella at scavengergreycosplay

6) And finally, this young lady has been feeling under the weather recently but still produces a colourful and charming blog focused on Doll collecting and everyday life for them. Her name is Kiki and writes Kiki Throught the Looking Glass

Please go and check out their sites if you haven’t already and hopefully they will take up the offer.

I think this brings me to the end of this acceptance post but as always I have my thanks to give. An even bigger thank you than normal goes out to MR & Mrs NW for my nomination (it certainly got me thinking and feeling a little crazy coming up with my questions!) And an equally big thank you to all the people I have mentioned here and the thousands of viewers who have looked in and commented, liked and followed me, you are all fantastic! I hope you will continue to check in for my future posts and designs. Till next time.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from For Tyeth

Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! This is an unplanned post as I didn’t think I would be celebrating today but I have two good reasons to now!

Firstly I have been shown some love from Mr & Mrs NW at Navigating Worlds, as they have nominated me for a “Liebster Award” so thank you very much for that. My acceptance post will be uploaded this weekend (I’m finding it hard to think of ten questions!) I will include links for everyone to go and visit their fantastic site in my post.

Secondly I have had a shout out on YouTube from a friend of this site, The Silent Ghost Reaper! Yes SGR mentioned me in his “Valentine’s Day Love” video. It is so strange but cool hearing my name mentioned on the Internet. You would have thought with all the interplanetary communication I have done I would be used to it but no, it is still special! So again, as SGR may be feeling the effects of the changes made by YouTube recently and needs supporting I will include a link here to his fantastic YT channel where he reviews tech and gadgets, with a healthy dose of humour! Here is the link:

The Silent Ghost Reaper’s YouTube Channel

And I have one final exciting piece of news, someone has shown an interest in obtaining one of my designs and may be buying one of them soon. Hopefully if they do, I will ask for some pictures so I can see what it looks like for real and not just some computer graphics! And I hope I will be able to share the pictures here too.

So I hope you all have a wonderful day with your loved one and even if you haven’t gotten any cards, remember someone out there loves you, me! Thanks for supporting me and this site and please join me for my next post, the Liebster Award Acceptance! Till next time.

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The Silent Ghost Reaper’s Request

Hello Everybody, I bet you didn’t think you would be hearing from me today! Well to be honest this is an impromptu posting for a very important message I have been asked to share with you all, especially the Younglings in the galaxy. It is a message from a friend of mine, The Silent Ghost Reaper, who I designed a pair of lightsabers for (click here to see them). SGR has his own YouTube channel and he became aware of a “fad challenge” going around involving Tide Pods. He posted a video about the dangers involved with this stupid challenge and asked if I could help warn folks by posting his video here too. So may I present The Silent Ghost Reaper and his plea to you to stay safe…

As you can see, this is a very dangerous craze that has been started so please don’t put anything like this into your mouths! Washing and laundry chemicals can be deadly and even if you are lucky to survive you could have lasting health effects for the rest of your lives. So please kids, stay safe!

The Silent Ghost Reaper
Thank you Tyeth! KIDS STAY SAFE DON’T DO THE TIDE POD CHALLANGE!!!

 

Now as this is a lightsaber themed site I had best include a little bit of lightsaber entertainment too, so I will show you one of the videos SGR posted on his channel which brought him to my attention. SGR recently purchased some sabers from a company named Ultrasabers, that offer customers the chance to buy a Mystery Saber that come with random colours, hilt models and the possibility of it having sounds. This is his “Unboxing” video of one such Mystery Box Saber….

As you can see he is very excitable! But then getting your first “real” saber with sounds is exciting, as you don’t have to go around swinging your saber making “Shwish! Vroom! Vroom! Shwish!” noises anymore! There are many more videos about SGR’s lightsabers and his very funny informative reviews of technology products on his channel. Due to recent changes made by YouTube SGR needs all the help he can get to keep his channel running, so please go and support him and his efforts there Here is a link to his channel page for your convenience:

The Silent Ghost Reaper YouTube Channel

Back here on FTSabersite, I have good news to share too! It appears that the other big lightsaber manufacturer, Saberforge have announced they will be adding new parts to the ASP System which means there will be even more choice and options to create new saber designs. And as always, I will be creating more designs with these new parts while I get a computer that can run Computer Aided Design software to make my own custom sabers!

Thank you to Silent Ghost Reaper for his public announcement message, I’m glad I could help you in some small way. And I’d like to say thanks to you, my viewers and followers for looking in on this post and for the support you give. It is much appreciated. Please call back in a few days for my next post with a BIG GREEN RAMPAGING MACHINE! Till next time.

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The Unique Blogger Award – I’m honoured!

Hello Everybody, today I have had to alter my planned post once again…but this time it is for an extra special reason! Yes, as the title of this post suggests I have been graciously awarded the “Unique Blogger Award”!

The two lovely ladies who nominated me for this accolade are Nancy and Kathleen, who are two librarians and co-authors of a fascinating blog on comic books and literature titled Graphic Novelty2. Their blog has become my “go to site” when I need to learn a bit more about the worlds and characters of DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and other independent comic book publishing houses. And I have a lot to learn, I thought when I posted my Black Panther inspired hilt I was pretty up to date and clued up. Then Nancy posts an article about an alternate set of super anti-heroes called “The New 52” so I have a whole new line of characters to research now! You can find Nancy and Kathleen’s blog by clicking this link: Graphic Novelty2

So thank you to both Nancy and Kathleen for this award!

As part of the ritual to receive this award there are a few tasks I have to carry out which are displayed here:

The Rules (copy pasted)

1.Display Award

2.Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you.

3.Answer questions they’ve written for you.

4.In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate other bloggers and ask them 3 questions.

I think I have covered rules one and two so here we go with question one!

N&K: Do you remember your dreams when you wake up?

FT: Sometimes, if the dream occurs near to when I wake up. But most of the time my dreams just consist of me travelling between different random settings. I could for example start out my dream in my flat, I then exit the front door but instead of being in the hallway I would be stood in the local park. I walk through the park gates but again instead of exiting onto the familiar road I should be stood in I end up in the cantina on Tatooine. Weird huh?

Ok, onto question two!

N&K: Do you listen to the radio? What kind of stations do you like? And what song makes you turn it off immediately?

FT: I used to be a cabaret style entertainer in clubs and bars so had to listen to quite a bit of music ranging from 50’s and 60’s rock all the way through to the current crop of pop, R&B, rap, techno, house. Sorta like beginning with House of the Rising Sun and Daydream Believer all the way through to being a “Belieber”! I am not a “Belieber” but I have met the band The Animals on my travels! So no I don’t think there is any music I would turn off, but maybe some I just wouldn’t give my full attention to.

Goodness me it’s question three!

N&K: Describe your best friend. Why are you friends with him/her?

FT: My best friend is a gentleman I met called Mr X, (not his real name of course, but he’ll know I mean him!) on one of the lightsaber themed forums I frequent. He shares a very similar sense of humour as me, enjoys the same types of shows and films and of course is a big fan of lightsabers and Star Wars. Due to the nature of his job (which I consider to be the most difficult job one could choose) my friend is not afraid to tell me things “straight” and so we can have disagreements or differences but we are still mates at the end of the day. And for this I’m very grateful!

Alrighty then, I believe I now have to ask three questions of my own for my nominees to answer, so it’s my turn to be the Question Master!

Q1) Along with a digital copy of your blog, what item would you put into a Time Capsule that would best help to describe you for future generations to find?

Q2) As I mentioned above I met the 60’s band The Animals, but I have also designed a lightsaber for a Time Lord’s Assistant, Sophie Aldred…so do you have any “Celebrity” claims to fame?

Q3) And if I may be a bit indulgent here, who is your favourite Jedi? (hint,hint!) Just kidding! No the question is, if you could be a character from TV or film who would you be and why?

Now my nominees are:

Princess of Paperback, Joyce from The Button Eyed Reader

This nice lady and book reviewer, has been a supporter of mine for a long time and has recently renamed her blog to be a bit more unique and stand out!

Evil Genius180 from EG180’s Hobby Den

Evil Genius or Chris, creates 3D model images of spaceships and combines them with real life space images to create some unique stunning artwork!

And….

Dave K. Heath from Dave’s Corner of the Universe (DCotU)

Dave is a sci-fi and comic fan but every month he educates me with a great article featuring a “Things I’ve learned this month and when” list! And there’s some really unique facts!

Phew, I hope this acceptance post meets approval, I am out of practice typing these posts (last year I was fortunate enough to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award and was inducted into the Sistahood of Bloggers club….I guess that is unique!)

So thank you Nancy and Kathleen for showing some love and recognition for me and my blog, it is much appreciated. I thought last year was good but this has been an even better start to this year!

And to all my viewers and followers please be sure to check out Graphic Novelty2!

Thanks to everyone who supports me and this site, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be blogging and getting this nice award, so this is for you too. Till next time!

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Happy New Year from For Tyeth and FTSabersite + SOTY!

Hello Everybody, and may I wish you all a Happy New Year!

Yes it’s that time of year when we close one chapter and venture forth into the next, and here at FTSabersite I am looking forward to the New Year too! What a year it has been, both amazing but also disappointing (but I’ll get onto disappointing later!). Who can remember all the way back to January? Well it was in January I brought you a design for Chirrut Imwe, his Force Staff, my good friend Borommakot showed us his Zodiac inspired Capricorn Lightsaber. Then I returned with Baze Malbus and his FirePower Lightsaber pair of sabers, Savannah95, another good friend of the site, displayed her Berserker Lightsaber hilt and to finish the first week I brought Bodhi Rook’s Rogue Pilot Lightsaber to the show! That was just week one, and in total I have posted approximately 166 of my own saber designs over the year!

This brings me to my next “highlight”, that being my 3-Part Katana hilt collection. I posted a design on the 13th Jan for Kiki called Cherry Blossom Katana, a Katana style saber that had the main hilt and an extension, giving the saber 3 handgrips. cherry-blossom-horizontal-plate

Saberforge, a company that makes and sells custom sabers and developed the ASP Adaptive Saber Parts builder which I utilise to create my base models then released their own “3 Part Katana” called the RONIN on the 15th Jan! I will be honest and say I had heard that the RONIN was going to be released but I hadn’t seen any images of it as Saberforge don’t release pictures of upcoming products – in case someone steals their ideas. This means my Cherry Blossom design was independently arrived at!

FTSabersite SOTY – Saber Of The Year Award!

However, a friend of mine Dauntless7 (whom I introduced to you recently) bought a RONIN but felt it was a little bland, so decided to modify it. This brings me to the FTSabersite SOTY’s! Yes I am having a Saber Of The Year award. Having seen the amount of effort and the results that went into the modifications I felt that this hilt called Agony deserved to be my saber of the year and here are two more pictures of it:

This hilt is nothing short of outstanding, and if you would like to see more and learn why it is so impressive, then you can read the article by clicking HERE. Thank you Dauntless for allowing me to showcase this beauty!

Comic Con and The Sentinel Squad UK

In July yours truly got to go to his first Comic Con! It was only a local convention not one of the big 2-3 day events but it was great fun and provided some highlights. The first being that I got to meet a few stars, including Sophie Aldred who played ACE in Dr Who, plus the gentleman who portrayed BOSSK in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Mr Alan Harris! I designed hilts for both Sophie and Alan and had the chance to show them off. You can again read about the experience by clicking HERE. I also met a great group of Cosplayers called Sentinel Squad UK (facebook link)  who do appearances and charity fundraising. It turned out that I knew one of the members, he is a member of one of the forums I used. His name was Takamatsu and he dresses up as …yep, BOSSK! So I got to meet Bossk twice sort of! I was so inspired by the Squad that I decided to create a hilt in their honour and it turned out to be my most viewed design, due to the fact the Squad’s founder recommended his troops visit and support my site for my effort! So a massive thank you to The Sentinel Squad UK (Twitter) and everyone please check out the provided links to their Social Media pages or use the links in the sidebar. They are amazing people!

Squad Plate
Sentinel Squad UK Title Plate

Phew! Half way there! Please click the button below to go to Page 2 of this New Year edition!

Happy Holidays To You All!

Hello Everybody and Happy Holidays!

This is my last post before shutting down my workshop for a well earned rest. But before I go I wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who have supported me and this site over the past year and hope you all have a great time over the festive period!

At this time there is usually plenty of entertainment such as big blockbuster films on TV and lots of music. Well as it is my last post for a few days I thought I would share these little bits and pieces with you!

In The Last Jedi we get to see the latest version of the AT-AT walkers, but those of you who are old enough may remember the first time we saw an AT-AT way back in The Empire Strikes Back. Well here is a great video I found on YouTube by the group Bad Lip Reading that features the AT-AT’s snowy debut…but with a musical twist. This is “Hostiles on the Hill” by Bad Lip Reading…

If you liked this video then you can find more of them (including more great Star Wars parodies) by clicking this link: Bad Lip Reading YouTube Channel

Which brings me to this little joke…

Q) Why can’t AT-AT’s walk in a straight line?

A) Cos their General Veers!

And here’s one especially for Kiri who I met this year on her blog Star Wars Anonymous….


An Ewok walks into a bar, approaches the bartender and asks, “Can I have a double shot of Sullustrian Gin and……….a packet of Porg flavoured potato chips!”

The bartender goes, fetches the order and upon returning replies, “Here’s your gin and Porg chips but can I ask you why the little pause?”

To which the Ewok replies “I dunno, I was born with them!!”


Ok! Enough with the Christmas cracker jokes, if you have any better ones then please share them with us.

So I am nearing the end of this quick Christmassy post, but I’ll just let you know I still have more designs to bring you that I couldn’t fit into 2017 including one for The Flash as part of my blockbuster hero series of hilts. And I may post a New Year’s retrospective and look forward to the future article so please keep an eye out for these. Till then take care and have a fantastic time over the holiday season (hopefully some of you might get sabers!) and thank you so much for the great support you have shown this past year…

For Tyeth – MTFBWY

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