Most of you have already seen this one but I thought it was time I posted here. I intentionally did a no thrills install on this ( basic wiring job, no dress up on the hilt) because I wanted the hilt to be the main focus. As a complete install ready DIY hilt, and Aaron already having done a weathered and leather wrapped "complete" version, I wanted to show people a "worst case" scenario. If they installed the saber themselves and did no other work to it. I would like to point out that I in no way enhanced this hilt after it arrived. Just installed it, and stuck a blade plug in it. No other modding what-so-ever.
EDIT: I'd like to point out that it is difficult to capture the size and diameter of the hilt. This hilt is tiny. The blade you see in it is one of my 7/8'. The smaller OD gives a more secure grip. The uni-body design, accompanied with the lack of a large heavy copper heat sink all help cut down on weight.
Specs: Nano V1 Lux Cyan Bin2 TCSS 18650 Regal 28mm speaker Purple AV Chassis by Darth Ryo ( this guy knows his stuff ) Blade plug courtesy of ARKM ( A gift I've had for some time now )
As you can see, a budget, entry level install.
Thanks for looking ladies and gentlemen. There will be a higher level install done on this hilt later.
For people wanting these installed I have a signup thread here for it ------>
Looking great, both the hilt & install job! And I'm just loving that cyan blade color too!
Thanks m8. This was my first time dealing with a dedicated cyan blade ( without color mixing one). It's quite striking in person and suits the purple av nicely. This hilt reminds me of that birthday Padawan hilt you sent me a while back now. I loved how light it was and the thin OD. Liking that more and more. Need me some more of those.:)
Awesome... Hey, how do you recommend wiring accent LEDs with the NBv2?
No accent led pads on the nano's, so I wired mine up as power on indicators. It's all in the manual were to find the pads for this. I do something similar to my MR/Hasbro fx soundboards to add a little bling bling.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5