Post by Corran Horn on Sept 3, 2015 23:34:50 GMT -5
One Replicas Obi Wan AOTC Arena Hilt
Some of you may have seen this saber not too long ago listed for sale. Well, it came back to me recently and I decided to give it a full overhaul (because I'm just a tiny bit OCD).
The hilt itself has been buffed, the black on the neck has been redone, all internals have been revamped with a new custom chassis setup, and a larger battery pack for longer run time. This is a gorgeous saber, and probably the nicest version of this hilt that I have ever worked on. The brass neck adds a nice weight to the saber that feels great to hold.
Here is the rundown....
One Replicas Obi Wan AOTC Arena Hilt with REAL brass neck Plecter Labs CFLS 6.5 Makoto V3 Blue LED String Blade (with quick disconnect) G.O.T.H. 3D Printed Chassis 18500 7.4v TCSS Battery Pack 3D Printed Kill Key
"It's only stupid if we die doing it, otherwise it's heroism." -Corran Horn-
This is really cool! If I didn't have plans for blue CF-LS saber and OWK Arena (two separate projects, though) already, I'd pick this one up in a heartbeat.
Out of curiosity, are the Makoto LEDs regular V3 or V3-GX? May be hard to determine, but just in case someone involved with the build knew? Since it's blue blade, the difference between regular V3 and GX is quite substancial.
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