Hello Everybody, Finally I have managed to complete a gallery of images for the promised Manchester City Football Club hilt! However it hasn’t been without a struggle and to be honest I am not 100% happy with the pictures. I like the design itself, it is just the images from the Online builder aren’t high definition which makes editing them a pain. As you zoom in or out the edges get fuzzy as the image tries to remain smooth looking. Well enough of my complaining, I will post the pictures now and let you see what I mean. Here is the design I call Mancunian Blue…
Mancunian Blue Hilt
Mancunian Blue Emitter
Mancunian Blue Switch
Mancunian Blue Body
Mancunian Blue Pommel
Mancunian Blue Horizontal
The emitter I chose to represent the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City’s home. I saw the stadium recently (and Old Trafford home of Man United 😀 !) on a trip to Liverpool. The emitter has sweeping edges just like the roofline of the Etihad. The blue powder coat is the closest shade to City’s sky blue uniform/kits, at least the white matches their shorts.
This post is going to be shorter than normal again so I can go and work on some new designs to make up for this one. For some reason it just didn’t want to work out, but at least it was a learning process for me. Through my efforts I have discovered a few new things I want to try out. I will have to experiment a little first just to see if my ideas work. In the meantime I have some martial arts reptile themed hilts to present to you all.
I would like to thank you for your visit today and hope you’ll return to see some new stuff in upcoming posts. I’ll also work on some Guest Galleries. Till next time.
(P.S. And the new ones won’t be as bad as this one ^^ Honest!)
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Hello Everybody, straight from the paint shop I bring to you the next in my Sports themed sabers series. As promised I have to be fair and have designed a hilt for Liverpool’s blue half of the city and Everton FC football club. Founded in 1878 as St.Domingo’s, a church based team so the people of the area could play sports all year round (they played cricket during the summer!) After a disagreement over the rent for using Anfield Stadium, Everton moved to Goodison Park and adopted the name Everton FC in 1879. So from adversity a new team was born and they hold the record for the most seasons played in the top flight of the Football League (114 seasons) so in recognition of that feat here is my tribute saber, Merseyside Blue…
Merseyside Blue Hilt
Merseyside Blue Emitter
Merseyside Blue Turret
Merseyside Blue Switch and Body
Merseyside Blue Pommel
Merseyside Blue Pommel 2
Merseyside Blue Vertical Up
I was very fortunate, one of the powder coat colours matched perfectly with Everton’s signature colour so I tried to recreate the team’s logo on the hilt. I used an emitter that had a turret like blade socket but which also had what is called a Grenade grip. The Grenade grip is the rectangular blocks and I painted a white spiral line around the hilt on those blocks to recreate the staircase on the tower seen in the badge. The hilt is topped and tailed with a white blade and pommel.
Prince Rupert’s Tower
Everton FC’s crest
The tower seen above is Prince Rupert’s Tower which is a local landmark in the suburb of Walton in Liverpool, and is shown on the team crest. Everton FC have an equally long history as their neighbours Liverpool FC and now they too have a For Tyeth Edition! I hope their fans approve of my efforts and you my viewers enjoyed this design. As I mentioned before I now have to produce a saber for Manchester United’s neighbours and rivals Manchester City so I’d like to invite you to return and see that one in an upcoming post. For now thanks for the support. Till next time.
“Everton FC”, the team crest and all related names, logos and materials are Trademark/©Copyright of Everton Football Club, who play in the English Premier League. “Merseyside Blue” is a “For Tyeth Edition” and along with this site and materials are ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2017.
Hello Everybody, today I take you back to my Sports Series of sabers with a hilt for one of the teams that hail from Liverpool. Yes I am presenting a design for Liverpool FC, the team from the city it takes it’s name from. The team was formed as a result of a disagreement between the Everton committee and John Houlding the club’s president and owner of the area of land known as Anfield. The team played for eight years until the Everton committee parted company from John Houlding and relocated to another stadium named Goodison Park. The team which was to become Liverpool were originally called Everton FC and Athletic Grounds Ltd (Everton Athletic for short!) but due to the club’s split, the Football Association wouldn’t recognise the team with that name so Liverpool FC was created, taking the name of the home city. Ok now onto the saber, this is Merseyside Red…
Merseyside Red Hilt
Merseyside Red Emitter
Merseyside Red Emitter 2
Merseyside Red Switch
Merseyside Red Body
Merseyside Red Pommel
Merseyside Red Vertical Up
Merseyside Red Vertical Down
I am quite pleased with this hilt, even if I am a Manchester United fan! However in the post for Mancunian RED Lightsaber I mentioned the Munich Air Disaster, well Liverpool FC has suffered tragedy also including the 1985 Heysel Stadium Disaster and then the incident known as Hillsborough where 96 Liverpool fans died in an overcrowded stadium stand. As a result Manchester United and Liverpool have become closely linked through mourning, even though on the pitch they are fierce rivals. The details on the saber include the all red coloured powder coat to represent the team’s kit, introduced by the great manager Bill Shankly. Mr Shankly is a legend and has a set of gates (in the picture below) at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium named after him. These are very ornate and I tried to recreate this elegance with the stylish hilt body. The pommel and claws are coated in gold to reflect the team logo of a Liver Bird, the emblem of the city of Liverpool. Also if you compare the claws to the team badge, they look a little bit like the Liver Bird’s wings.
The Shankly Gates
The Liver Bird emblem
I hope the fans of Liverpool FC approve of my homage to their team (and city). And I hope you too have enjoyed this design. It has been brought to my attention that to be fair I need to create designs for Everton FC, Liverpool’s neighbours and also for Manchester City FC the rivals to Manchester United. This means I have a few more designs to come up with so please call back to see those in upcoming posts. Thanks for your visit today, it’s great to have your company. Till next time.
Liverpool FC is Trademark/©Copyright of Liverpool Football Club who play in the English Premier League. Merseyside Red is a For Tyeth Edition design and is ©Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2017.