Alright, the polls are closed. Looks like we got a tie in the MHS category and a clear winner in the CUSTOM category.
Since I don't know what the situation is with the tie or if their will be a vote between the winners of the MHS category and the CUSTOM category, I will keep this thread locked for the time being. Basically I'm waiting for the discussions to be open over at TCSS before I unlock this thread so as not to compromise the anonymity rules of the competition.
Special congrats to IA for his year-long epic build for THE PURGE. Also congrats to Naigon for ensuring that my saber would sit in LAST PLACE out of three entries. If there had been FIFTY entries in the custom category, I firmly believe that "THE PURGE" would have won. If there was a better saber in the contest, I would have LOVED to have seen it (and would have, of course voted for it)
A 1-2-3 sweep for Igniter 2.0 + Trucolor, and for the 2nd year in a row, an MR BOARD wins 1st prize in its category.
Goes to show, the audio board is important but build quality, visual appeal and quality of work go a LONG way towards a great saber.
Post by al76walker on Jun 11, 2012 22:24:22 GMT -5
Congratulations to all three Igniter sabers. I believe they were the best out of the whole contest. When I saw IA's saber my jaw dropped to the floor. That saber is gorgeous. I can't wait to see some more pictures and a video of it and the other two. Again congratulations to all three of you guys. They were all awesome builds.
Post by Darkside Engineering on Jun 12, 2012 0:47:47 GMT -5
I was really glad to see some igniter boards used in this years contest. This PROVES that it rocks! I also had to vote for the Purge, there was just so much work involved in building that you had to vote for it! congrats IA and everybody else who entered I hope I can have a saber to enter next year, it just wasnt possible this year with the lack of cash on hand
Post by Jedi Yar-Nala on Jun 12, 2012 1:56:53 GMT -5
Congrats to all... and a SPECIAL congrats to IA for one of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HILTS I'VE EVER SEEN... LOVE PURGE!!!! Like Nartules... in my top five if not three...
Naigon... hard to go wrong with a Luke hilt.... Arkhan... Yours was fantastic as well... love the color choices and the machining on it.
Yup... a HUGE congrats... especially to these Igniter hilts. A great board too... and glad to see them featured (and winning) in the competition. Beyond the boards... the designs and exectution of the builds turned out great... in the custom area... AND in the MHS part.
Post by Nico Diath on Jun 12, 2012 12:25:47 GMT -5
I based my votes off of the design elements myself, not a particular board in a saber. Purge won me over with the design aspect.
I voted for (I'm going to spell this wrong aren't I) sceintilla in the MHS category. Wiring up high end boards is impressive, but it is the vision of the end piece coming together that really impresses me.
I'm sure the maker of Sceintilla would have liked to use a more high end board, either a Igniter or a CF, but you use what you have or can afford.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Jun 12, 2012 15:20:35 GMT -5
I liked all the custom entries. The Luke was a very nice build(got to love a good luke rotj build)as was arkhans saber. The purge was just so far over the top it was hard to look any further. IA hit it right out of the park.
Post by AmpTrooper on Jun 12, 2012 21:06:10 GMT -5
Everyone had great sabers!!! Nice work and congrats to all the winners! Very impressed that the Igniter took 1,2 and 3rd in the custom category! What a win for Naigon too! And a big thanks to Naigon for the IRA contest as well! IA, that saber is insane!!! Great work!!! I am impressed by everyone and their hard work! Awesome stuff y'all!
I thought he took "CUSTOM" to a whole other level with Purge. Let me know if you want a custom stand for that baby :D. Nah, but seriously it was an awesome saber, my girlfriend liked it when I showed it to her, and she also noticed my stand. Awesome design on that one m8. I was going to ask, what is the talon part made out of?
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