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For Tyeth’s 2018 Review

Hello Everybody and welcome to the end of year review! It has been a rollercoaster rocket ride this year for me. Not so much physically but more mental and emotional. I had a lot to learn these past 12 months.¬†This is going to be written on the fly so if I forget anything sorry but I’m getting older too ūüėÄ So here we go way back to January.

I was fortunate enough to begin my year with a nomination for a “Unique Blogger Award”! I have had a few over the past three years but it’s always nice to start a year with an honour like this. However I was on a roll with my saber designing and created a design for a very talented Cosplayer called Allure Cosplay. Allure has an outfit depicting a Sith Lady named Darth Talon, and I created a special hilt in the same red and black colour scheme. I was also able to share the images with her and I think by her reaction she liked it.

At this time I was using an online application called the ASP Builder, provided by an American lightsaber company named Saberforge to create my designs but using the preview images I edited them in Photoshop to add the coloured layers of paint. The Saberforge¬†application could only produce silver, black or aged looks. However I didn’t just create Allure Cosplay’s hilt…I mocked up designs for Comic Book Super heroes including “The Flash” and “The Hulk” And funnily enough my images seemed to have attracted the attention of a certain saber manufacturer….More on this later as big news was about to break….

That news was the announcement that on Apirl 30th, the forum I used to frequent¬† and post my designs on before starting my blog here, Saberforgeforum, was going to be shut down by the owner of the company. Mr Isherwood the “Owner” decided that it wasn’t cost effective and stretched his vast resources so shut it down. This meant a lot of unhappy forum users but¬†it allowed the owner to better control the narrative about his company by using Facebook groups which he could (and does) censor. I posted about the sad closure as I had a lot of contacts on that forum, you can read about it by clicking HERE: (Saberforge Forum is no more)

But that was just the beginning of the BIG NEWS! I will tell you more on PAGE 2 just click the button below to meet me there….

Just a quick update, don’t worry I’m still here!

Hello Everybody….I¬† haven’t disappeared and am still here but work on my review of 2018 is taking a little longer than I anticipated. I knew I had done quite a¬†few things this year but looking back over¬†my¬†year’s¬†posts it’s hard to know what to include or not!

So as a progress report I am about three quarters through typing it up and as I am writing it without a script I have to insert links and images and tidy things as I go, but I should have it finished for the 31st December. I hope you will look in on FSabersite and share a trip through my past year’s adventures on New Years’ Eve!

Till next time….here’s a little Meme to test if you are a true Star Wars fan!Roger Roger

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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!