Post by Darth Midian on Dec 15, 2011 19:30:22 GMT -5
These are my first four completed sabers. I had no idea what I was doing. I completed the first one just in time for Halloween last year. The first 4 sabers I built for my kids. They're built out of 1 1/4" pvc instead of 1" pvc. The rigging I had to go through to get the blades to fit & the led to stay put was insane. But these first 4 builds taught me a lot. They're tough. My kids abuse them. My kids ages range then from 3,4, 8, & 11. I built the hilts at the same time so there was no real progression in the hilt designs. Since these are for my kids, I used 3/4" PEX pipe for the blades. I built 4- 28" blades for, I think $4.00. The grips are black 550 cord. They're not much to look at but I think they're ok. This first one in my youngest son's saber. It has a Lux III cyan led.
The second one belongs to my youngest daughter. It has a P4 white led with a purple Lee filter.
The third saber belongs to my oldest daughter. Her saber has a P4 white led with a pink Lee filter.
The fourth saber was originally for my oldest son, but I decieded to build him a different hilt. I gave this one to my 10 year old distant cousin in Alabama for his birthday. He loves it. The led is a P4 green. My Jaw dropped when I first turned this saber on. I was so impressed by the green.
There are my first 4 sabers. Be kind, like I said I had no idea what I was doing when I built these.