Post by Solo's Hold on Aug 26, 2014 20:02:16 GMT -5
Like riding a moped dude... its a cool saber if you like the hasbro, but I will do a weigh in and comparison. this is the first time I have held a hasbro in my life. I held some forcefx ones years ago.
meanwhile check out the cool stuff from the TPLA, they did some further testing of curved hilts in this episode, the Ventress is one of them...
Now, that is true! I remember Darthnonymous practise other non lightsaber swords too and for him to comment on it says a lot. Its amazing how tiny this is compared to the Hasbro's. Another work of art from you, Capt!
Post by Solo's Hold on Aug 29, 2014 7:20:10 GMT -5
so you see from one of Dozens of images how difficult this is, when the saber seems to morph from still to still. Making it real, and to scale is a trick, much less accommodating what we use in our sabers. some characteristics serve no purpose other than aesthetics, which doesn't contribute to real world construction. Taking a found object like in the prequels, that were by and large pretty big to fit stuff into today. To make it comfortable to hold, tough, install friendly, and canon is a real balancing act. I have have seen custom reduxes of MR or hasbr stuff to scale them down. I didn't take that approach because it would have severely biased the process.
Last Edit: Sept 17, 2014 19:10:58 GMT -5 by Solo's Hold
Luke: "Boy, it's lucky you have these compartments."
Han Solo: "I use them for smuggling. I never thought I'd be smuggling myself in them. This is ridiculous. "
Post by saberconcepts on Aug 29, 2014 8:53:45 GMT -5
Me being a part time machinist, I can understand at least a little of what all you had to go through and the amount of time involved in just designing your first attempt. Most people don't understand the time and cost involved in making a saber like that. They don't understand that it NEVER works on the first try and you have to machine all kinds of jigs just to hold the parts you are working on plus custom tooling too. Then have to make new ones because you thought of a better way of doing it after you watched the previous attempt. There are lots of trial and error involved in making the 1st prototype of something like this. I think you did an awesome job on this project and can't think of anyone else that could have come close. My dad was a machinist for over 50 years and I showed him this project and he was very impressed.
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