G.O.T.H. #06 - SF hilt conversion - Venom core reveal Apr 25, 2014 19:46:22 GMT -5 ARKM, Vektor, and 2 more like this
Post by Darth Ryô on Apr 25, 2014 19:46:22 GMT -5
Sith Lightsaber Custom Build
with Plecter Labs' Nano Biscotte
(from SaberForge’s Venom stunt)
Here is a custom build I’ve just finished based on a SaberForge Venom.
From the outside, it’s pretty much what the SF hilt looks like; I must say it is one of my fav Sith hilt from the SF line up.
However, I wanted to try a few things for the internal, which eventually ended with quite a unique saber ^^
First of all, I wanted to do a nice reveal core (as well as an easy way to access the battery and the SD card).
Then, I wanted to apply my skills in 3D design to make a nice looking and functional chassis… I must say that even if it took a bit of design time, the installation was made very much easier.
It was also the opportunity to complete and test an NB simple install, and I’m quite pleased with the results on that part.
Anyway, no need to write a book here, let’s talk with picture
EDIT: here is the video
Full Build log and description (much much more high rez pictures) can be seen on my website
- Saberforge Venom stunt hilt, with a few mods… most of all a cut in half saber.
- Custom core tube by Vektor (big thanks), with additionals mod for the reveal on my side
- Completely custom 3D printed chassis (Shapeways material - Black Strong & Flexible)
- Red led module (2 Cree XB-d) by Tythos Ridge Customs
- Nano Biscotte V1 from Plecter Labs
- Single removable 18650 Cell
- Railmaster bass speaker
- 1” thick walled transwhite blade from SaberForge
And as always a few build log photos / detailed description
Original hilt… which I cut in half
Core tube made made by Vektor, being prepared for a hair cut ^^
That took quite a long time but was well worth it!
Now the 3D printed chassis I designed for this build.
It is meant to hold a NB, a 18650 battery holder (bought at TCSS), a Railmaster Speaker, 2 switches, and a crystal chamber… sort of all in one to make the install as easy as possible (and it worked great). I really like 3D printing btw… did you notice?
You’ll notice 2 switches here:
- one serve a kill key (there is no recherché port, since this saber uses removable 18650 cells like this Trusfire I used for my tests). And after all the NB doesn’t need it thanks to its sleep mode, which is a great feature btw.
- the other switch serves to shut down the speaker… stunt or display mode sort of, like Vektor do on his builds ^^
Obviously the chassis has been designed for a perfect fit of these 2 switches.
And then everything fits perfectly ^^
Close up on the crystal part (the stone is actually also 3D printed in ultra forsted detail plastic, to fit exactly how I wanted).
For sure it is not a real stone, but it still has a pretty cool crystal chamber look, which can also be seen from the pommel
The one piece core module is secured into the hilt using set screws (so I had to drill and tap additional holes). Only the rear part will then be able to be removed for the reveal.
Last test before completing the install
Oh well, that has been a pretty long and pic heavy post, but I hope you enjoyed it.
So thanks for watching,