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Title: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 12, 2015, 02:00:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/pASPrmC.png)


Welcome to Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services

This is my permanent thread in which I offer my customization services.
These services include a wide arrange of modifications to the exterior of Ultrasaberís hilts.
Iím probably best known for my weathering services, but Iím open to almost anything Ė if your ideas are interesting or youíre cool with me experimenting then the sky is the limit on what Iím willing to do.
 


If youíre interested in any custom work from me give me a private message with your ideas. My favorite projects are the projects where I get to bring your ideas to life Ė so Iím more likely to take it on if youíve shown some initiative on what you would like done.

Price is based on what sort of work you are wanting done and is more-or-less on a case by case basis. Price can only be discussed via Private Message.

Examples of some of my Work*:

(http://i.imgur.com/9f9cKs3.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/IMhHaoF.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q4mvK2s.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/rHdHwFb.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/I2DsJGI.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/qbsSKQj.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/Y4mAdaR.png)

*These are just a select few of the customs I've done - I've done dozens and dozens at this point, many of which can be seen by scrolling through this thread.


A big thanks to Emory and Ultrasabers for giving me the ok to offer weathering services to people's sabers for a fee.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 12, 2015, 02:02:14 PM
Currently Accepting Work


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: hazard502 on July 12, 2015, 09:39:19 PM
Congrats Drahcir, your growing examples of work in your sig look tight my friend!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 12, 2015, 09:41:24 PM
Thanks Hazard!

Eventually I'm just going to have a link to a separate gallery aha.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 15, 2015, 11:58:49 PM
I have some cool hilts being sent to me to be worked on, excited for this.
 :D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Groovidad on July 16, 2015, 12:06:21 AM
Brother, this is GREAT news!  You're getting your "fix" while helping others!  Instant Karma!  I hope you get to the etching mod soon cause' you have me for that service!  Rock on with your love!  MTFBWYA, brother!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 16, 2015, 02:03:38 AM
Ha, etching would be a pretty awesome thing to do. I think it'd look great on some of the simpler hilts.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Jundi Alsi on July 17, 2015, 09:39:26 AM
Beautiful artistry. You raised the bar for custom work.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 17, 2015, 12:16:25 PM
Thanks a ton! appreciate it.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 19, 2015, 02:40:54 AM
Currently working on a prophecy, this one is fun.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: idkalex on July 19, 2015, 02:28:15 PM
Hi, may i ask what color "The Exile" was in the beginning? Black or silver?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 19, 2015, 04:06:48 PM
Hi, may i ask what color "The Exile" was in the beginning? Black or silver?

It started as black, then I sanded it down to almost completely silver, and then applied paint as I felt appropriate.
A silver hilt is almost always easier to work on than a black one.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: idkalex on July 20, 2015, 04:12:33 AM
Ah okay thanks, im ordering a saber soon and im looking for ways to weather it (:


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 20, 2015, 09:40:39 AM
No problem!
Let me know if you have any other questions.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 20, 2015, 05:44:54 PM
Just finished another Elite Level Custom!
Check it out!

(http://i.imgur.com/kFZdsb6.jpg)

Full Gallery:

http://imgur.com/a/G8G0Q


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Groovidad on July 20, 2015, 05:52:11 PM
Just finished another Elite Level Custom!
Check it out!

WHOAH!  THAT is one AWESOME CREATION!!!  I love it!  The black guarded switch.....I'm a little on the fence with it and it's blending with the hilt: I'm not a fan of guarded switches. :P  If the switch was and AV, black and recessed or even purposed as US does, with a little weathering, it would look so much more sweet.  YET, that is my opinion.  You're work is Top Flight!  No criticism, brother, just an observation.  Otherwise, you know how I feel.  Great job!  I hope this is really working out for you!? ;D  Have a drink on me!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: magik0012 on July 20, 2015, 06:04:01 PM
Awesome work! Darth point!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on July 20, 2015, 06:06:26 PM
Hi Drahacir.  That Prophecy and your others are fantastic.  :o.  Do you have to remove or protect the electronics in any way.  Really want to destroy that Aeon but am nervous about the heat from dremel burrs on the aluminum transferring to the internals.  Sure wish that you lived in Canada.  Perhaps you will get some grab bag or stunt sabers to modify, stick a covertec wheel on and make available off site.  Please PM me if this happens.  Creative point for you.  :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 20, 2015, 06:32:17 PM
WHOAH!  THAT is one AWESOME CREATION!!!  I love it!  The black guarded switch.....I'm a little on the fence with it and it's blending with the hilt: I'm not a fan of guarded switches. :P  If the switch was and AV, black and recessed or even purposed as US does, with a little weathering, it would look so much more sweet.  YET, that is my opinion.  You're work is Top Flight!  No criticism, brother, just an observation.  Otherwise, you know how I feel.  Great job!  I hope this is really working out for you!? ;D  Have a drink on me!

On my personal sabers I've taken to modifying them, but since it's what I'd consider part of the electrical components I won't touch them on other people hilts.
Just my own little policy of not touching the electronics.

Love this hilt though.
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 20, 2015, 06:34:02 PM
Awesome work! Darth point!

Thanks, right back at you!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 20, 2015, 06:41:13 PM
Hi Drahcir.  That Prophecy and your others are fantastic.  :o.  Do you have to remove or protect the electronics in any way.  Really want to destroy that Aeon but am nervous about the heat from dremel burrs on the aluminum transferring to the internals.  Sure wish that you lived in Canada.  Perhaps you will get some grab bag or stunt sabers to modify, stick a covertec wheel on and make available off site.  Please PM me if this happens.  Creative point for you.  :)

I just take the dremel to them slow, if the aluminum starts to heat up I stop and let it cool I'm careful to remove sharp edges and the like as I go too. I'm pretty big about not touching the electronics of other people's hilts since I don't want to be responsible for any problems. Taking it slow I've never had issues, even on my own hilts where I've been less careful it's still never had any detrimental effects on the internals. I do protect the internals when I cut windows or stuff like that by using a damaged blade as a buffer. I've seriously considered doing that with some grab bag hilts, if I do I'll be sure to let you know.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Groovidad on July 20, 2015, 06:49:21 PM
On my personal sabers I've taken to modifying them, but since it's what I'd consider part of the electrical components I won't touch them on other people hilts.
Just my own little policy of not touching the electronics.

Love this hilt though.
 :P

Oh no, I thought this was the hilt you spoke of in an earlier thread that was "yours".  Absolutely!  You can't change the purposed portion of the saber a customer sent you. 


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Lord Canterbury on July 20, 2015, 06:50:39 PM
Really nice work!

Just a thought, but for greater impact when you post your completed customizations, you should use an App like PhotoGrid to do a "Before" and "After" pic embedded side by side.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 20, 2015, 06:52:20 PM
Oh no, I thought this was the hilt you spoke of in an earlier thread that was "yours".  Absolutely!  You can't change the purposed portion of the saber a customer sent you. 

Oh, no.
That one hasn't arrived yet.
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 20, 2015, 06:53:32 PM
Really nice work!

Just a thought, but for greater impact when you post your completed customizations, you should use an App like PhotoGrid to do a "Before" and "After" pic embedded side by side.

I've thought about it, but have never done it since I figure you all know what these things look like beforehand.
Might give it a go in the future though!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Lord Canterbury on July 20, 2015, 06:55:58 PM
I just thought it would be kind of neat if the pics were the same size and photographed at the same position & angle.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 20, 2015, 07:00:53 PM
I just thought it would be kind of neat if the pics were the same size and photographed at the same position & angle.

I'll give it a go with my next major Custom.
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Groovidad on July 20, 2015, 07:09:29 PM
I just thought it would be kind of neat if the pics were the same size and photographed at the same position & angle.

I agree, before and afters are a nice touch! :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: idkalex on July 21, 2015, 02:47:34 PM
The new saber looks amazing, but i have two questions, do you sand the hilt to get the weathering effect? and how do you make the cracks in the hilt?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 21, 2015, 02:48:49 PM
The new saber looks amazing, but i have two questions, do you sand the hilt to get the weathering effect? and how do you make the cracks in the hilt?

Thanks! I do sand the hilts and I use an engraving tool to get the cracks.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on July 22, 2015, 06:23:11 PM
Hey Drahcir,  I have to give you huge praise and awe for the work you do on these sabers.  Have started on my Aeon v3 and just had to go and buy some tungsten dremel burrs as wore some weaker ones out already.  This is going to take a long time to complete.  It sounds like a dentist's office in my apt. so if I don't use for short periods only I'm bound to be lynched.  Also I have gotten carried away with a longer emitter window design.  Darn it that aluminum is so thick !  Not complaining about the saber sturdiness under other circumstances.     

Members may I highly suggest letting the Artistic Master create his magic on your saber.
 
Here's another appreciation point and a humble bow.  ;D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 22, 2015, 06:40:39 PM
Thanks a ton D7 for the kind words!
Deep cuts in these hilts, particular those thicker ones are certainly a tedious process.
I'm sure yours will come out great when all is said and done, but until then have a point and some friendly encouragement!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Shankshank03 on July 26, 2015, 05:58:09 PM
Can't wait to have you complete mine. Will def post pics. Before and after. Haven't seen better work than yours!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 26, 2015, 05:58:59 PM
Thanks Shank!
I look forward to working on it.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 27, 2015, 01:32:28 PM
Someone needs to send me a standard issue to work on, I really want to turn one into a Rahm Kota saber.
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Rash-Leer on July 30, 2015, 12:10:41 PM
Your work looks B!TCHIN'!
How much would it be to weather a DOMINIX LE V3   with a Dark Catalyst pommel? I assume it depends on what all I want done on it, but what's the general rage?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 30, 2015, 12:28:05 PM
Your work looks B!TCHIN'!
How much would it be to weather a DOMINIX LE V3   with a Dark Catalyst pommel? I assume it depends on what all I want done on it, but what's the general rage?

Shooting you a pm, can't openly discuss pricing in the thread.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: RogueSpotty on July 30, 2015, 01:25:24 PM
If I had a standard issue saber, I'd take you up on that Rahm Kota saber idea... :p


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 30, 2015, 02:31:51 PM
If I had a standard issue saber, I'd take you up on that Rahm Kota saber idea... :p

Aha, well.
Maybe one day.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: RogueSpotty on July 30, 2015, 03:06:40 PM
Hmm... Dark Standard Issue, for if Rahm Kota had ever joined the Dark Side >:)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 30, 2015, 03:24:27 PM
Hmm... Dark Standard Issue, for if Rahm Kota had ever joined the Dark Side >:)

With a BR blade it might be cool.
 ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: RogueSpotty on July 30, 2015, 03:40:12 PM
Of course a BR blade... :P

Is there any other option for a Sith? :p


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 30, 2015, 04:07:06 PM
Of course a BR blade... :P

Is there any other option for a Sith? :p

Ha you never know!
I always thought a cunning sith would use a less obvious blade.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Groovidad on July 30, 2015, 04:41:46 PM
Ha you never know!
I always thought a cunning sith would use a less obvious blade.

Well brother, I sure liked that "Sinister Green" you purposed in one of your Avatar photos!  Kind of "Underworld-ish"! :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 30, 2015, 04:45:50 PM
Well brother, I sure liked that "Sinister Green" you purposed in one of your Avatar photos!  Kind of "Underworld-ish"! :P

I'm a definitely a fan of the greens, I have plans for an acidic yellow-green in the future.
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 05, 2015, 02:53:14 PM
A peek at my latest project for JediXIX

(http://i60.tinypic.com/1z57q7n.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: magik0012 on August 05, 2015, 03:20:26 PM
Oooh.. that's lookin' dang sexy!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: JediXIX on August 05, 2015, 06:16:30 PM
+1,111,111  ;D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on August 05, 2015, 07:25:10 PM
Is that the best you can do... I don't think that JX likes it.  ;D   Nice work.  8)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: hazard502 on August 05, 2015, 09:49:29 PM
A peek at my latest project for JediXIX

([url]http://i60.tinypic.com/1z57q7n.jpg[/url])


Beauty!  That looks like a find from the Old Republic :o :o :o


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 05, 2015, 09:52:12 PM
Thanks for the support on this one everyone!
It'll be going out to JediXIX tomorrow if all goes according to plan and I'll leave it to him to provide additional pictures should he want to.
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: JediXIX on August 11, 2015, 05:57:53 PM
It's now in my hands, and all I'm going to say is its EXCEEDED my expectations....... Exceptional....... A work of ART !!!!!  :)

Pics to follow soon  :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: hazard502 on August 11, 2015, 06:25:42 PM
How fun! I'm excited to have a look at it JediXIX😎😯


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 11, 2015, 06:30:09 PM
Glad you're happy with it!

I have to say, I look forward to your pictures too.
It's always fun to see what other people take notice of, or like in these things.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: sedstiskyfaller on August 12, 2015, 07:51:00 AM
You're doing great work, keep it up! I am especially fond of your Prophecy saber.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Kouri on August 12, 2015, 08:12:33 AM
Personally not a big fan of the cracked emitter, just because I'd imagine the saber failing catastrophically at that point, but man, nice execution.  Really digging the worn metal texture on the emitter and claws, especially.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 12, 2015, 11:27:40 AM
You're doing great work, keep it up! I am especially fond of your Prophecy saber.

Thanks man!
That one is definitely one of my favorite ones I've worked on.

Personally not a big fan of the cracked emitter, just because I'd imagine the saber failing catastrophically at that point, but man, nice execution.  Really digging the worn metal texture on the emitter and claws, especially.

To be fair that sort of catastrophic failure look is really what I go for in some of these. I've even been developing a sound font to accompany it, something very electrical sounding. Thanks though, I love "dirtying up" the shinny polished metal to make it look like it's seen a lot of action.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: BatteryHound on August 12, 2015, 04:45:47 PM
To be fair that sort of catastrophic failure look is really what I go for in some of these. I've even been developing a sound font to accompany it, something very electrical sounding. Thanks though, I love "dirtying up" the shinny polished metal to make it look like it's seen a lot of action.

Oh wow..

Please get in touch with me when you get that font fully developed. ;D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: JediXIX on August 12, 2015, 06:27:02 PM
Quick REVIEW of Drahcir's Custom Weathering...

I really like what he's been doing here with his custom weathering and thought I'd love him to do something for me at some point, then a couple weeks ago things fell into place, and now I'm sooo lucky to have a one of a kind, customised Ultrasabers Raven.....

I PM'd, we discussed what I had in mind, an approx price for his work, and some other logistics, then it was up to me to get it to him so he could start.... As I'm in Australia, a quick email and Emory agreed for me to purchase the Raven but ship it to Drahcir in the USA.....

The Raven.... I've been playing with an RGBA Emerald saber and fallen for a deep "blood orange", and Emory kindly setup a custom LED colour using an RGBA module wired with the Red and Amber diodes (for the same price as a forum colour)..... This combined with a black / orange illuminated av, obsidian v4 soundboard, Li-Ion, BuckPuck, recharge port, MG blade, normal edition claws and SS edition pommel was the starting point.....

The standard Raven......
(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/78E6888C-52C6-41A4-88D1-C22C076E6929_zpst5eky2ce.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/78E6888C-52C6-41A4-88D1-C22C076E6929_zpst5eky2ce.jpg.html)

All I told Drahcir was that I'd like some kind of emitter window letting the blade light thru, and that I'd liked what he'd done with "The Pillar"..... I wanted to leave the rest up to him..... Letting the Force guide him, lol..... He kept me informed when he was starting, then sent thru some photos for a first look..... WOW..... He also clearly said if I wanted anything altered, re affirming it was "my saber" and not to be afraid to ask, so I did, a slight modification to the "gash" at the emitter..... Some more confirmation photos, then final clear coats to seal the weathering effects..... He shipped it to me, and......

AMAZING..... This Raven is a work of ART, looks like a Sith relic that has been wielded with much anger and hate....  I absolutely love it..... The detail is truly astonishing and well worth the modest cost, in my opinion..... I've taken some pics to share here, they show better than I can explain in words of this masterpiece.....

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/C87A4B7F-6696-4E4F-8F4A-2B49D62D97C4_zpsegntnpfh.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/C87A4B7F-6696-4E4F-8F4A-2B49D62D97C4_zpsegntnpfh.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/22F20F8C-9A81-4D8C-98B4-4A00F5F19668_zpsrbz0mvxh.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/22F20F8C-9A81-4D8C-98B4-4A00F5F19668_zpsrbz0mvxh.jpg.html)

Some close up pics showing more detail

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/3C9044B4-A73E-4FC9-AED6-A956C46DA227_zpspqnnyfte.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/3C9044B4-A73E-4FC9-AED6-A956C46DA227_zpspqnnyfte.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/864FB2C9-9F36-4910-B15E-294E3AC9E333_zps2x4pvk6l.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/864FB2C9-9F36-4910-B15E-294E3AC9E333_zps2x4pvk6l.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/183FCA5F-64D5-4274-BA65-0908259AF6F7_zpsvzczafwx.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/183FCA5F-64D5-4274-BA65-0908259AF6F7_zpsvzczafwx.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/EE6C2A01-B3BB-481D-A841-116A4C2CB0EE_zpsvdviyw1k.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/EE6C2A01-B3BB-481D-A841-116A4C2CB0EE_zpsvdviyw1k.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/DF427747-BCA8-4A97-8E8E-9E626CC50CF6_zpsmbaykeco.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/DF427747-BCA8-4A97-8E8E-9E626CC50CF6_zpsmbaykeco.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/9CB68927-0421-4E4A-AF61-A44D11F48265_zps2xxurdn4.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/9CB68927-0421-4E4A-AF61-A44D11F48265_zps2xxurdn4.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/4365B039-077E-4942-B3B6-14B84CC042D0_zpsgab5neps.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/4365B039-077E-4942-B3B6-14B84CC042D0_zpsgab5neps.jpg.html)


Front and back

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/03197C22-2776-4443-80F0-2C81AD0862BD_zpsrav5bqua.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/03197C22-2776-4443-80F0-2C81AD0862BD_zpsrav5bqua.jpg.html)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/C19CC530-1FE8-477D-B812-17F277BFDEAB_zpsbi3cdtx4.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/C19CC530-1FE8-477D-B812-17F277BFDEAB_zpsbi3cdtx4.jpg.html)


This is a close representation of the blood orange blade colour... It's really bright but a deeper orange compared to FO or PO and I'd recommend it to anyone....

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/79D3EF7F-3DAF-446C-81AA-EBF138B5086C_zpsap6euxjn.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/79D3EF7F-3DAF-446C-81AA-EBF138B5086C_zpsap6euxjn.jpg.html)


And just a final side by side before and after (sort of)

(http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah119/JediXIX/D69F388D-5569-4AA3-88BE-444DDD11E38A_zpseenv4dqp.jpg) (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/JediXIX/media/D69F388D-5569-4AA3-88BE-444DDD11E38A_zpseenv4dqp.jpg.html)


My final thoughts?..... Very very happy with Drahcir's communication, price, and outstanding artistry..... Thanks man :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on August 12, 2015, 07:05:53 PM
Oh wow.  That looks fantastic and I love the branding ( XIX ).  Points to both you and Drahcir.   :o  8)   Jealously abounds.   :(


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 12, 2015, 07:20:49 PM
Point for you JediXIX for the kind words and great pictures, still glad you're happy with it.
 :P

Oh wow.  That looks fantastic and I love the branding ( XIX ).  Points to both you and Drahcir.   :o  8)   Jealously abounds.   :(

Thanks D7!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Shankshank03 on August 12, 2015, 07:39:49 PM
You have no idea how excited I am to see what you have in store for mine! That is some sick work my friend!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 12, 2015, 07:41:43 PM
You have no idea how excited I am to see what you have in store for mine! That is some sick work my friend!

Yours is currently on my bench
 ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: hazard502 on August 12, 2015, 10:55:48 PM
JediXIX's Raven is totally gorgeous Drahcir.

+1


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 12, 2015, 11:09:22 PM
Thanks Hazard!
I want to work on more "premium" hilts, I feel like they just lend better to the process.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 15, 2015, 02:21:49 PM
A look at my most recent custom - a Dark Standard Issue Staff

(http://i.imgur.com/T72qD8U.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3Z0QyKT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SVNdOdv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fhqT48Y.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: JediXIX on August 15, 2015, 10:55:42 PM
Looks awesome, nice work on those Dark War Glaive pommels..... Alter egos' green and red staff....... Very cool  :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 15, 2015, 11:02:12 PM
Thanks!
Yeah, I actually played off the alter ego idea in the weathering.
The sith saber has a darker looking damage scheme.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 15, 2015, 11:15:17 PM
How's this for a double whammy, just finished this one too.
Super fond of the damaged window on this one.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2cwwx83.jpg)


(http://i60.tinypic.com/2m3slj4.jpg)



(http://i61.tinypic.com/2ly214y.jpg)


(http://i57.tinypic.com/s4ug49.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2vbo0lz.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2ldg0wm.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: hazard502 on August 16, 2015, 01:19:54 AM
Yeah! :) I like how uniform you made the window with a few of those sharper points on the inside. Sleek.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: JediXIX on August 16, 2015, 02:53:08 AM
Yea agree, that window looks great, like a blaster hit  :)

My favorite bit is the crack at the very top of the emitter.... Very cool  8)


([url]http://i57.tinypic.com/s4ug49.jpg[/url])



Did this start as a Dark Sentinel or std Sentinel?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Lord Canterbury on August 16, 2015, 07:13:23 AM
How's this for a double whammy, just finished this one too.
Super fond of the damaged window on this one.

([url]http://i57.tinypic.com/2cwwx83.jpg[/url])


([url]http://i60.tinypic.com/2m3slj4.jpg[/url])



([url]http://i61.tinypic.com/2ly214y.jpg[/url])


([url]http://i57.tinypic.com/s4ug49.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i57.tinypic.com/2vbo0lz.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i57.tinypic.com/2ldg0wm.jpg[/url])



It's getting so hot in here - Husky gotta chill in the fridge.

(http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/201086-1/Husky-puppy-refrigerator.gif)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: sedstiskyfaller on August 16, 2015, 07:30:29 AM
How's this for a double whammy, just finished this one too.
Super fond of the damaged window on this one.

The detailing on this one is amazing. I love the distressed uniformity of the weathering, and that blasted out section is the best you've done IMO!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 16, 2015, 10:30:03 AM
Yea agree, that window looks great, like a blaster hit  :)

My favorite bit is the crack at the very top of the emitter.... Very cool  8)

Did this start as a Dark Sentinel or std Sentinel?


Std Sentinel.
Std sabers are infinitely easier to work with than dark ones, it allows so much more control with how much black is seen on the hilt. It's also really hard to dull the look of black anodized material, which is kind of important in weatherig it.

It's getting so hot in here - Husky gotta chill in the fridge.

([url]http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/201086-1/Husky-puppy-refrigerator.gif[/url])



That husky has the right idea.
 :P

The detailing on this one is amazing. I love the distressed uniformity of the weathering, and that blasted out section is the best you've done IMO!


Thanks!
I had a feeling the sentinel would be a fun one to work on when I got the request. The angles on it made the window much easier to create than on some other hilts.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on August 16, 2015, 11:30:17 AM
What can I say... your talent is amazing.  :o   Out of curiosity, what weathering levels are the Standards and Sentinel ?  That blast looks like a meteor strike.  I would love to see you add other colors such as perhaps a drip/ooze of blood red to a saber.  :D  Here's your point Artistic Master.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 16, 2015, 12:51:51 PM
What can I say... your talent is amazing.  :o   Out of curiosity, what weathering levels are the Standards and Sentinel ?  That blast looks like a meteor strike.  I would love to see you add other colors such as perhaps a drip/ooze of blood red to a saber.  :D  Here's your point Artistic Master.

Anything I add a damaged window to I consider elite just because it's such an involved and time consuming process.

I've considered a dried blood looking color, like a dark maroon, but haven't tried it yet. Currently I use black, brass, and gold on all of these in order to get a depth to the weathering that one color wouldn't allow.

And thanks for the point!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 17, 2015, 11:48:58 AM
As of tomorrow all my current projects will be finished and shipped out - seems a good time to request something.
 ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: BatteryHound on August 17, 2015, 07:29:08 PM
How's this for a double whammy, just finished this one too.
Super fond of the damaged window on this one.

([url]http://i57.tinypic.com/2cwwx83.jpg[/url])


([url]http://i60.tinypic.com/2m3slj4.jpg[/url])



... I can't believe this incredible work of art will be on my doorstep soon. ;D (http://i6.ifrm.com/8736/119/emo/icon_lightred.gif)

You did a fantastic job, Drahcir. I'll have to do it justice with a thorough review!


Title: damaged window
Post by: RevanReborn on August 18, 2015, 05:47:39 AM
Wow, that does look amazing!! Just outta curiosity, it probably wouldn't be possible to do a damaged window like this on a catalyst would it? (Since led housing sits so far up in second part of emitter?)  Man, that last job looks great- I definitely gotta employ your services for a saber, I'm just waiting to grow my collection a bit more so can choose the right one (only made my first order a couple of months ago).


Title: Re: damaged window
Post by: Drahcir on August 18, 2015, 07:17:28 AM
Wow, that does look amazing!! Just outta curiosity, it probably wouldn't be possible to do a damaged window like this on a catalyst would it? (Since led housing sits so far up in second part of emitter?)  Man, that last job looks great- I definitely gotta employ your services for a saber, I'm just waiting to grow my collection a bit more so can choose the right one (only made my first order a couple of months ago).
Thanks!
Yeah, it'd never work on the Catalyst - even if I though I might be able to squeeze one in I wouldn't because I'd be afraid to compromise the strength of that emitter with such a shallow blade depth. Just shoot me a pm if you ever want to enquire about me doing one.


Title: Damage window
Post by: RevanReborn on August 18, 2015, 10:19:59 AM
For sure, makes sense it's a tiny little area.  Appreciation point awarded :).  And I look forward to shooting you that pm sometime in future :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Shankshank03 on August 18, 2015, 11:57:08 PM
Cannot wait to have the staff in my hands as well! Will post before and after pics as well as my review once they are here!

Shank


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Groovidad on August 19, 2015, 12:14:01 AM
As of tomorrow all my current projects will be finished and shipped out - seems a good time to request something.
 ;)

Brother, I think you have outdone yourself!  That is one piece of artistry!  Your craft appears to get better with each evolution!  I may be calling on you in the future.  I must say, I'm not really into weathered hilts BUT, I'm beginning to see the need to have such a hilt.  Rock on with your bad self! :D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 19, 2015, 12:17:53 AM
Brother, I think you have outdone yourself!  That is one piece of artistry!  Your craft appears to get better with each evolution!  I may be calling on you in the future.  I must say, I'm not really into weathered hilts BUT, I'm beginning to see the need to have such a hilt.  Rock on with your bad self! :D

Thanks, I appreciate it!

I must say the greatest thing about this is being able to both handle so many different sabers US offers and then adapt my process to the lines, curves, and edges of each hilt.

If you ever want me to take my tools to a hilt you know where to find me.
 ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: JediXIX on August 19, 2015, 07:23:12 AM
I can't wait to see what you'd do with a War Glaive or a Manticore or even a Graflex, hope someone gets you to work on those......   8)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 19, 2015, 10:39:25 AM
All of those would definitely be fun to work on.
I'm not sure which would be the most fun, probably the graflex.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 21, 2015, 11:06:24 PM
Just placed an order for a very experimental stunt saber that I consider my next special project. Pretty sure Emory thinks I'm crazy with this order.

 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: magik0012 on August 22, 2015, 07:29:26 PM
Just placed an order for a very experimental stunt saber that I consider my next special project. Pretty sure Emory thinks I'm crazy with this order.

 :P

https://youtu.be/a1Y73sPHKxw (https://youtu.be/a1Y73sPHKxw)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: hazard502 on August 22, 2015, 10:41:46 PM
magik0012 you punk, point for that one lol! ;D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 22, 2015, 10:43:56 PM
Ha, I laughed. Point indeed.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Shankshank03 on August 24, 2015, 11:30:57 AM
Finally have time to write a review of my new custom sabers thanks to Drahcir! All I can say is he completely exceeded my expectations. I have them displayed and although I have some cool sabers, peoples eyes are immediately drawn to these. They are just so unique now. All I can say is they are amazing and THANK YOU DRAHCIR! If someone can tell me how to post pictures on here I can show you guys the before and after shots.

Shank


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 24, 2015, 02:50:43 PM
Finally have time to write a review of my new custom sabers thanks to Drahcir! All I can say is he completely exceeded my expectations. I have them displayed and although I have some cool sabers, peoples eyes are immediately drawn to these. They are just so unique now. All I can say is they are amazing and THANK YOU DRAHCIR! If someone can tell me how to post pictures on here I can show you guys the before and after shots.

Shank


Glad to hear you're happy!
To post pictures most people use Photobucket - but you would need to create an account.
Another option is tinypic, which I often use.
When you post it here you use the link with [ img ] around it. 


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 24, 2015, 03:20:35 PM
In addition to everyone's customs I'm working on I have two personal projects currently, I'll tease you all with the titles for now: Mustafar and Rebel General.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 29, 2015, 11:36:49 AM
Just finished this one for Sedstiskyfaller, his 3D-Printed pieces look great on it.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2q32c08.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/ne99oz.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on August 29, 2015, 12:37:34 PM
Oh heck... I'm running out of words.  8)  Point to both you and Sedsti.  ;D

Everyone who can please support the talents and skills of Drahcir and Sedstiskyfaller.  We are so fortunate to have them as members on this Forum.  Seriously I'm in awe of the velvety richness of this saber's colors, the fine etchings and of just everything about it.  An Aeon/Dominix with a shroud like this one is fantastic.  :o



Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 29, 2015, 06:09:43 PM
Thanks D7!
You always have nice things to say about my work.
And to echo you, everyone definitely check out Sedsti's stuff, his stuff is great.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: sedstiskyfaller on August 29, 2015, 06:35:42 PM
Thank you both for the kind words of support  :)

Drahcir did an amazing job on this hilt and was kind enough to weather the pieces I added from my shop, as well as some grip tape and o-rings I included. I'm more than pleased with the way it turned out and can't wait to see it in person! It now has the eminence of a Sith saber it was missing in its former prestine state.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: JediXIX on August 29, 2015, 09:32:39 PM
Awesome Drahcir & Sedsti..... +1 to you both  :)

The paint work and blending on the plastic printed shroud is sensational.... Got me thinking about other 3D printed parts and custom pieces...... Excellent combination of your talents guys.....  :D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: hazard502 on August 29, 2015, 10:32:59 PM
Points all around. Great collaboration guys! I'm with D7, words are coming short now days with so much work being done lol.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 29, 2015, 11:38:33 PM
And I haven't even unveiled any of my personal projects yet.
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 31, 2015, 02:54:30 PM
I'm up to no good.
http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=25202.0


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: PirateWaters on September 09, 2015, 05:29:38 AM
The weathering looks fantastic!  I love that look.  Keep posting your work for all to see my man.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 09, 2015, 09:27:14 AM
The weathering looks fantastic!  I love that look.  Keep posting your work for all to see my man.


Thanks!
I have no intention of stopping.
 ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 13, 2015, 12:53:55 PM
And here I go again!

http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=25354.0


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 15, 2015, 11:56:33 PM
Two more customer hilts to show off in the next day or so.
 ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 16, 2015, 08:00:54 PM
Latest two customs done:

(http://i.imgur.com/9vTifhL.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/5j5cL5s.png)



(http://i.imgur.com/Hs8cA2b.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/auEYyzR.png)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Jamie Stick on September 16, 2015, 08:13:43 PM
That first picture really showcases a lot of good things. I'm particularly fond of that mark on the emitter that continued down to about halfway through the length of the hilt. The crack near the pommel in the second is also a really elegant touch.

In the third picture, second saber, I'm intrigued by that double-set of gashes adjacent to the activation switch.

I'm also just really digging the color of a hilt once it's been weathered. It really gives it a lot of character.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: JediXIX on September 16, 2015, 08:36:07 PM
More AWESOMENESS my friend +1  :)

That Prophecy looks sensational with the leather wrap....... and great pic in VA......  ;D

What colour LED is the Manticore? (oohh is it Emerald ?   :o)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 16, 2015, 09:11:53 PM
That first picture really showcases a lot of good things. I'm particularly fond of that mark on the emitter that continued down to about halfway through the length of the hilt. The crack near the pommel in the second is also a really elegant touch.

In the third picture, second saber, I'm intrigued by that double-set of gashes adjacent to the activation switch.

I'm also just really digging the color of a hilt once it's been weathered. It really gives it a lot of character.

Happy to see you mention the color of hilts after I weather them, I actually spend quite a lot of time layering colors to actually make these things look the way they do.

More AWESOMENESS my friend +1  :)

That Prophecy looks sensational with the leather wrap....... and great pic in VA......  ;D

What colour LED is the Manticore? (oohh is it Emerald ?   :o)

Thanks!
Yeah, that's a fun style of wrap to do, time consuming and hard on the fingers though.
 :P

The Manticore is Emerald!




Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: magik0012 on September 17, 2015, 09:57:15 AM
Le sweeeeet!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Noctis on September 17, 2015, 10:10:38 AM
I'm still madly in love with your Graflex.  ;)   But the leather wrapping on that second one is SO sweet!  I also love the "lightening bolt scar" look of the first. 


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: hazard502 on September 17, 2015, 11:56:35 AM
How nice another prophecy came your way, and that manticore too. Tight work my Sith counter-part :-* :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 17, 2015, 02:21:52 PM
Le sweeeeet!
Thanks!

I'm still madly in love with your Graflex.  ;)   But the leather wrapping on that second one is SO sweet!  I also love the "lightening bolt scar" look of the first.  

Aha, it's like a special edition hilt in my mind, so that Graflex will stay special.

I love that style of wrapping, I actually ordered leather in several colors so that I could offer it if anyone ever wants it (I had to order it from Japan).

The bolt scar was pretty experimental on my part, the Manticore emitter is so thick that I had more room to play with it.

How nice another prophecy came your way, and that manticore too. Tight work my Sith counter-part :-* :P

The prophecy really is a nice hilt, every time I touch one I think to myself I need to order one.
:P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Rizzo on September 17, 2015, 05:59:44 PM
Yep, those are my 2 sabers.  LOVE them...and cannot wait to see them in person.  The Manticore is tits man!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on September 17, 2015, 06:21:15 PM
Hi Rizzo and welcome to the forum.  Got yourself some really special sabers thanks to Drahcir.  Now before we can give you some forum appreciation points you need to go to the Forum Rules topic in large red print.  Read and post a response.  Are you collecting light or dark side points ?  Will look forward to you starting your own review when the sabers arrive.   Pics and video always appreciated.  :)

More excellent customizations Drahcir.  Just gets better and uniquely creative for each saber.  +1.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: RevanReborn on September 19, 2015, 02:57:22 AM
Looks sick :).  Love the damage window on the prophecy, and the way the cracks run up onto the av switch is so nicely done- point awarded.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Saber Rake on September 23, 2015, 04:08:55 PM
"Thanks to both of you, this was really fun to do.
Think I might start doing this to more sabers."
--Drahcir after making "The Pillar".

Gee, I wonder if this'll ever happen... :P Love the Rham Kota saber!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 23, 2015, 04:46:52 PM
"Thanks to both of you, this was really fun to do.
Think I might start doing this to more sabers."
--Drahcir after making "The Pillar".

Gee, I wonder if this'll ever happen... :P Love the Rham Kota saber!

Aha, my first hilt.
Had no idea what I was doing then.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Rizzo on September 24, 2015, 11:52:16 AM
Thanks, Dark Side points, of coarse. 

The sabers are truly amazing.  I have a total of 5 Ultrasabers and these 2 are my most custom ones.  The Prophecy is my son's, he is 7, and we dual with it daily now.  I bought him 2 Menace sabers with sound for his birthday and my daughter kind of took those over.  The Manticore is mine and I just changed the color to Crimson after receiving it weathered.  My first Scorpion may be done too now that I have seen these.  My only negative/drawback is that the clear coat makes the sabers much more slippery when dueling, over the standard anodized aluminum. 

I will post pics tonight!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Rizzo on September 24, 2015, 03:08:58 PM
Here they are.  ALL are Emerald with sound BUT the Prophecy, which is just v4 sound.  Exceptional detail with the customization! 

(http://i.imgur.com/IfPjUfT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/jXx8l3q.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aVZyGEC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/O0epFyT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/sgY2yvZ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ukQF7po.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Saber Rake on September 24, 2015, 03:15:28 PM
Those are stunning, tell me, how do they feel?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Rizzo on September 24, 2015, 04:27:39 PM
Great! 


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Saber Rake on September 24, 2015, 06:40:14 PM
But like, what's the texture?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 24, 2015, 08:02:25 PM
But like, what's the texture?

It's a very smooth, sleek feel after the protective coat is on it.
I'm capable of dulling it with really fine sandpaper though.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Saber Rake on September 25, 2015, 07:51:21 AM
I put a clear coat on one of my sabers, but it  has an almost sticky consistency, what kind of clear coat do you use?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 25, 2015, 10:45:06 AM
I put a clear coat on one of my sabers, but it  has an almost sticky consistency, what kind of clear coat do you use?

I'll pm you about it a little later.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Saber Rake on September 25, 2015, 11:24:36 AM
Thanks! I'd love to have you weather a saber for me... But I'll need the money to buy a new saber and to pay you first. So for now I'm just playing with the two I have.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on October 06, 2015, 10:34:06 PM
If any of you are wondering about my work, check out this recent review by BatteryHound featuring a ton of detail shots: http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=25581.0


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Jamie Stick on October 12, 2015, 12:09:55 PM
Can I just say the anticipation for my saber, which Drahcir is currently working on, is practically killing me?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on October 12, 2015, 01:18:36 PM
Can I just say the anticipation for my saber, which Drahcir is currently working on, is practically killing me?

If it's any help, I'm almost done with it.
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: ChillyAleman on October 12, 2015, 09:34:06 PM
How durable is the paint job you do? Can you dull a saber to make it look like a well-kept antique instead of an abused tool?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on October 12, 2015, 10:07:10 PM
How durable is the paint job you do? Can you dull a saber to make it look like a well-kept antique instead of an abused tool?

It's quite durable, it's got a protective coat that will keep it as such.
It's only coming off if you seriously abuse it.

I could, yes, that wouldn't be an issue.
Do keep in mind, with a weathering like that the more grooves and detailed features a hilt has the better it will look.
Something like a Standard Issue, will be dulled down, but it won't have the same effect as something like a Graflex.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Shankshank03 on October 14, 2015, 07:56:28 AM
Sorry it took me FOREVER to finally write a review of these awesome sabers. Life came my way. I tried to make a slide show of the before and after pictures the best I could. As you can see they started a very nice, shiny black and silver. I asked Drahcir to heavily weather these sabers and possibly add a new window as if the Jedi/Sith has used this saber for a while. As everyone says, Drahcir did NOT disappoint. I was impressed with the pictures he sent but they looked even better in person. I can't thank you enough Drahcir for the GREAT work you did. Will def be sending you two more soon. Let me know what you guys think and once again VERY SORRY it took so long to write this and add the pictures.

With out further ado. Here is the new and improved double sides light saber I call "Torn". (Sure you can figure out why that is a perfect name)
http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/jshanker3/embed/slideshow/"></iframe>

Shank Shank


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Jamie Stick on October 19, 2015, 11:22:47 AM
Alright folks, I asked Drahcir to do something experimental with my Aeon grab bag. I asked him if he could do something to make it look very weathered, but also kind of patchwork as if it had been repaired and damaged repeatedly. This is what he came up with:

(http://i.imgur.com/8xDm26J.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Mc0iMzh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1g7wKqy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/I7L6k55.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/t5WEHk9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0Y26nuu.jpg)

As you can see, the craftsmanship is superb and I am blown away by this custom work. A big thank you to Drahcir for such a great execution on a fuzzy experimental idea.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: magik0012 on October 19, 2015, 01:22:57 PM
Doooood! That is very schweet! Congrats! And Nice job, Drahcir! Points all around!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: magik0012 on October 19, 2015, 01:24:44 PM
I'm curious, Drahcir, do you have a "maker's mark" that you hide on each saber somewhere?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on October 19, 2015, 06:20:21 PM
I'm curious, Drahcir, do you have a "maker's mark" that you hide on each saber somewhere?

When I had first started I considered doing something of the sort, but I eventually decided not to.
I try to create what people envision their hilts to look like, to their specifications - a makers mark doesn't fit into that idea for me.
A big part of the fun of this is bringing peoples' ideas to life.

My hilts probably have some distinctive patterns to them if you really tried to find them, but nothing intentional.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Rash-Leer on October 20, 2015, 02:24:42 AM
When I had first started I considered doing something of the sort, but I eventually decided not to.
I try to create what people envision their hilts to look like, to their specifications - a makers mark doesn't fit into that idea for me.
A big part of the fun of this is bringing peoples' ideas to life.

My hilts probably have some distinctive patterns to them if you really tried to find them, but nothing intentional.
Props to you for that.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on October 20, 2015, 06:27:09 PM
Props to you for that.
:D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on October 20, 2015, 06:28:25 PM
Recent hilts done for someone.

(http://i.imgur.com/kZCa9wE.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: magik0012 on October 21, 2015, 08:29:26 AM
Mmmmmm... very nice.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth_Dracula on October 22, 2015, 06:09:55 PM
Hello Drahcir I was wondering if you have done any weathering to any reapers it's the first and only bhilt I have at the moment, and I've been looking through, you have amazing work and I'm considering getting some work done to mine.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on October 22, 2015, 06:36:05 PM
Hello Drahcir I was wondering if you have done any weathering to any reapers it's the first and only bhilt I have at the moment, and I've been looking through, you have amazing work and I'm considering getting some work done to mine.

I'm familiar with the hilt, having swung it around many times, but I haven't weathered one yet.
I could definitely do something with it it if you decide to go that route.

Actually to you and anyone else who reads this, this is a great time to request work from me.
I only have two projects lined up currently, so the wait wouldn't be long.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth_Dracula on October 23, 2015, 06:24:19 AM
I'm familiar with the hilt, having swung it around many times, but I haven't weathered one yet.
I could definitely do something with it it if you decide to go that route.

Actually to you and anyone else who reads this, this is a great time to request work from me.
I only have two projects lined up currently, so the wait wouldn't be long.


Thank you for the reply. Just wondering some of the ideas you have for the hilt as well as pricing.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: ChillyAleman on October 23, 2015, 10:26:55 AM
You should probably PM him about what specifically you want done. I'm not sure if he can publicly list his prices.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth_Dracula on October 23, 2015, 11:29:51 AM
You should probably PM him about what specifically you want done. I'm not sure if he can publicly list his prices.

Okay thank you still new at this. And it difficult to manage on a phone.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on October 23, 2015, 11:53:03 AM
Okay thank you still new at this. And it difficult to manage on a phone.

Yeah, shoot me a PM when you have a free minute and we can discuss the specifics.
As ChillyAleman mentioned, this sort of thing isn't to be discussed publicly.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on October 26, 2015, 03:00:24 PM
I think this is the first week in a while I haven't had a project coming my way, stuff in the mail, but nothing in hand.

I'm ready for more.
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on November 06, 2015, 04:02:50 PM
Just bumping this up on the list again.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Saber Rake on November 06, 2015, 06:55:16 PM
I wonder if you could make the blades look unstable to go with a weathered hilt...


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on November 06, 2015, 07:00:46 PM
I wonder if you could make the blades look unstable to go with a weathered hilt...

Probably - I have a good idea what I'd need to do.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on November 11, 2015, 10:24:52 AM
Just a heads up to everyone, I'll be out of town the second half of December and the beginning of January.
If you're wanting a hilt done for the Holiday season you need to think about getting it to me within the next two weeks.

I might be able to get one or two done during the holiday season, but don't count on it.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Daywalker on November 22, 2015, 11:11:09 PM
WOW awesome work! I ordered my first Ultrasaber now I'm going to have to order another to get you to weather it. What would you recommend to start with for color?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on November 22, 2015, 11:20:43 PM
Hi, first things first, thanks!
Color the hilt itself? Silver nearly always is a better base than black anodized, but I can worth with either.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Daywalker on November 23, 2015, 07:01:41 AM
Well I have a Dark Standard Issue Battle Saber on the way and 2 different ones from the grab bag one will be a Christmas present to a friend of mine.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: ata2002 on November 23, 2015, 01:13:24 PM
How much do you charge for a lightly weathered with emitter crack?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on November 23, 2015, 02:45:50 PM
Hi there,

i am so glad i found this thread. I want to get a Dominix LE v4 (obsidian lite sound, blood red blade) to go with a sith zombie character I am working on. As cool as ulrasabers are, a brand new one would look a little out of place with my character.

How much would you charge for rusted weathering, cracking, grip, deep hilt cuts, scorch marks etc? (similar to the reference picture.

(http://www.saberforum.com/Users/newuser/Downloads/Y4mAdaR.png)

Also, as I'm based in the uk, would it be possible for me to get ultrasabers to post the saber to you first? (makes more sense than them sending it to me, me sending back across the ocean to you and then having you send it back to me)

thanks


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on November 23, 2015, 02:49:31 PM
How much do you charge for a lightly weathered with emitter crack?


shoot me a pm, I can't discuss pricing in the thread itself.

Hi there,

i am so glad i found this thread. I want to get a Dominix LE v4 (obsidian lite sound, blood red blade) to go with a sith zombie character I am working on. As cool as ulrasabers are, a brand new one would look a little out of place with my character.

How much would you charge for rusted weathering, cracking, grip, deep hilt cuts, scorch marks etc? (similar to the reference picture.

([url]http://www.saberforum.com/Users/newuser/Downloads/Y4mAdaR.png[/url])

Also, as I'm based in the uk, would it be possible for me to get ultrasabers to post the saber to you first? (makes more sense than them sending it to me, me sending back across the ocean to you and then having you send it back to me)

thanks


Shoot me a pm, you image link is also broken so I'm unsure what it is.
I'm sure we could work something out with shipping too, it'd been done before.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Calon on November 23, 2015, 03:04:56 PM
I apologize if this has been suggested, I haven't read through all the pages. I think this would be a great thread to have stickied! (did I spell that right?)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on November 23, 2015, 03:31:54 PM
shoot me a pm, I can't discuss pricing in the thread itself.

Shoot me a pm, you image link is also broken so I'm unsure what it is.
I'm sure we could work something out with shipping too, it'd been done before.

PM sent :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on December 03, 2015, 05:18:10 PM
Things are now in crunch time - I can't guarantee any new customs will be to you before January!

That being said, have a lightly weathered Chosen One to look at.

(http://i.imgur.com/qigHtWJ.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/uIruas8.png)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Bulvoy on December 03, 2015, 06:51:54 PM
WOW, thats Epic, Props for your creative skills as i have gone through alot of your postings, happy Holidays


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on December 03, 2015, 09:14:27 PM
WOW, thats Epic, Props for your creative skills as i have gone through alot of your postings, happy Holidays

Thanks!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: JediXIX on December 03, 2015, 10:14:56 PM
very cool . . . +1 :)

2 questions . . . Is that the CE version? . . . and, is that Nox's christmas present?  :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on December 03, 2015, 10:18:34 PM
very cool . . . +1 :)

2 questions . . . Is that the CE version? . . . and, is that Nox's christmas present?  :P
Thanks Jed!
It is the CE version and she wishes :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: RevanReborn on December 04, 2015, 05:57:01 AM
point from me as well :).  I especially like around the very top of the grips on that thicker section and around the activation box - the light weathering really does add a whole other level of realism (realisticness can't be a real word, can it ?! Lol) to the sabers IMO. It looks so awesome.  Great work!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on December 04, 2015, 12:58:32 PM
Thanks!
Yeah, a lot of people don't request the light weathering from me, but it's definitely the most realistic in terms of general use grime.
A lot of people see my heavy stuff - relic-esque and they jump all over it.

Speaking of, here's another recent custom

(http://i.imgur.com/WQl98w1.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/FPoP3FQ.png)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Daywalker on December 04, 2015, 02:00:41 PM
I can't wait to see mine done. I hope it blow's people's socks off.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Fivefivesixphoto on December 04, 2015, 03:37:16 PM
Thanks!
Yeah, a lot of people don't request the light weathering from me, but it's definitely the most realistic in terms of general use grime.
A lot of people see my heavy stuff - relic-esque and they jump all over it.

Speaking of, here's another recent custom

([url]http://i.imgur.com/WQl98w1.png[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/FPoP3FQ.png[/url])


Darkside point from me for my badass saber! I'll be sure to get some pics and share them here as well as IG as soon as  I get it. I'm freakin' stoked man, it looks awesome!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on December 11, 2015, 08:37:19 PM
And the last Custom saber I'll be doing before the end of the year.
I don't show my sith colors very often, but when asked I can flex my muscles.
Jedi blood splatter all over the hilt and all.

(http://i.imgur.com/uVOXDKC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GPmkJ8k.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oGFZ4TL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/n2q8CbE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0blLWh5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IUaug4t.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mzxCk6J.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Daywalker on December 11, 2015, 09:13:56 PM
And the last Custom saber I'll be doing before the end of the year.
I don't show my sith colors very often, but when asked I can flex my muscles.
Jedi blood splatter all over the hilt and all.

([url]http://i.imgur.com/uVOXDKC.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/GPmkJ8k.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/oGFZ4TL.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/n2q8CbE.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/0blLWh5.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/IUaug4t.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/mzxCk6J.jpg[/url])


All I can say is wow! I can't wait till I get this awesome custom done by you. If it wasn't for the Jedi mouthing off how great the Jedi counsel is there wouldn't be so much blood on it.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dr. Boga on December 15, 2015, 05:36:08 PM
Drahcir,

I know you aren't doing anymore customs this year, but what about Jan/Feb? I am about to get a Graflex SE and would be very interested in your mustafar custom. How much do your services run? Sorry if it is listed somewhere else and I am just ignorant.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on December 15, 2015, 10:17:18 PM
Drahcir,

I know you aren't doing anymore customs this year, but what about Jan/Feb? I am about to get a Graflex SE and would be very interested in your mustafar custom. How much do your services run? Sorry if it is listed somewhere else and I am just ignorant.

I'll be doing customs again come mid January.
I can't discuss prices openly in the thread, so you didn't miss anything.
We can discuss them through pm - it may be better to approach me again in January though - I'm out of town and slow to respond right now.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Saber Rake on December 16, 2015, 04:52:17 PM
I just have to say, I get a little excited every time I see a new comment on this thread. "Did he do another one?!" I love just looking at these things.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Daywalker on December 16, 2015, 04:58:44 PM
I just have to say, I get a little excited every time I see a new comment on this thread. "Did he do another one?!" I love just looking at these things.

Me too! I'm very proud of the last one though. I know I will have him do another one for me later.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: ridgekitten on January 04, 2016, 01:35:35 AM
I know I'll want to get a saber customized by you eventually, but ill try to do stuff to my grab bag saber that is coming sooner or later. I've done some work on Lego guys, but nothing on metal, or at that scale before. You are a god at customization. Dark side kudos for your skill!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Mursaat on January 05, 2016, 12:13:21 PM
You are one of the main reasons I am purchasing multiple sabers.  Do you have a website?  I'd like to commission you to weather the lightsabers I purchase here, but don't want to break any outside advertising rules.

Mursaat


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: DarthScrub on January 05, 2016, 08:33:58 PM
You are one of the main reasons I am purchasing multiple sabers.  Do you have a website?  I'd like to commission you to weather the lightsabers I purchase here, but don't want to break any outside advertising rules.

Mursaat

Just send him a PM on here and you guys can discuss weathering your hilts


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Spades on January 07, 2016, 07:34:33 AM
I haven't read all 12  pages but i was wondering if you have a price estimate for your service or is this a per customer basis?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: DarthScrub on January 07, 2016, 07:36:07 AM
He can't discuss prices on the thread, you gotta send a PM


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on January 09, 2016, 11:30:19 AM
Thanks DarthScrub for the help in my absence!

Hey everyone, I'm just now back in town and have a huge back log of messages to go through. (among other general work)
It'll take a few days most likely, but expect responses within the week.

Glad to be back and I hope everyone is doing well!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: DarthScrub on January 09, 2016, 12:20:17 PM
I'll for sure be contacting you when my grab bag comes in!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Spades on January 10, 2016, 06:50:05 AM
Thanks DarthScrub for the help in my absence!

Hey everyone, I'm just now back in town and have a huge back log of messages to go through. (among other general work)
It'll take a few days most likely, but expect responses within the week.

Glad to be back and I hope everyone is doing well!

Good luck with the backlog...   Have you set up a facebook page or something?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Kezeroth on January 12, 2016, 12:01:24 AM
Do you tie on the Leather grips or use adhesive?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Rizzo on January 14, 2016, 07:17:33 AM
Is he still doing this service?  I have tried several PM's but have not been able to contact him since November.  Got some cool toys I would like weathered. 


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: hazard502 on January 14, 2016, 08:16:25 PM
Drahcir has been away for work and I think he may have a large back log of messages to sort and reply to.  I'd suggest patience :D, he's a great communicator and it'll likely take him some time to catch up.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on January 15, 2016, 04:15:51 AM
Is he still doing this service?  I have tried several PM's but have not been able to contact him since November.  Got some cool toys I would like weathered. 

he posted on the thread that he would be away for a few weeks over the Christmas/new Year period. I know he has only just got back (he posted a hello earlier this week I think). I am sure he will get back to you soon. As with Ultrsabers, he probably has a number of messages in his inbox. he's a really nice guy too, so just be a bit patient. Plus, the wait time gives you more opportunity to think about exactly what you would like him to do for you ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Rizzo on January 15, 2016, 11:03:49 AM
Oh I am aware.  He has done 2 for me already and on the bottom of his screen, that is my prophacy on his page, well my son's.  I am looking for 2 more to be done.  I love his work!  Absolutely LOVE IT!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on January 15, 2016, 01:33:22 PM
Oh I am aware.  He has done 2 for me already and on the bottom of his screen, that is my prophacy on his page, well my son's.  I am looking for 2 more to be done.  I love his work!  Absolutely LOVE IT!

When I first came onto the forum after discovering ultrsabers, my intention was to only purchase one. And then I saw all their options. And then I became aware of their further potential thanks to Drachir. I now have 5 on my wishlist, 3 specifically so he can do his thing!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: DarthScrub on January 15, 2016, 01:47:08 PM
Once I start getting "back stories" for these sabers, I'm gonna have them customized to represent their history


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on January 15, 2016, 03:35:20 PM
Alright everyone, I think I went through every message regarding customs I had - if I missed you by any chance just shoot me a message and we can talk.
As I'm sure you all probably expect by now there's a bit of a waiting list right now - or I assume there will be once everyone gets back to me.

As details are worked out, some people decide to not go through with a customization, and others send me their hilts I'll be able to give you guys a better idea what kind of wait time there will be on these.
Progress is being made!

Once I start getting "back stories" for these sabers, I'm gonna have them customized to represent their history
Sabers with a back story are my favorite ones to work on.  ;)

Do you tie on the Leather grips or use adhesive?

The short answer is both and it depends.
I've done a handful of different wrapping styles, most involve some sort of adhesive -and- tying.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on January 15, 2016, 03:37:42 PM
Alright everyone, I think I went through every message regarding customs I had - if I missed you by any chance just shoot me a message and we can talk.
As I'm sure you all probably expect by now there's a bit of a waiting list right now - or I assume there will be once everyone gets back to me.

As details are worked out, some people decide to not go through with a customization, and others send me their hilts I'll be able to give you guys a better idea what kind of wait time there will be on these.
Progress is being made!
Sabers with a back story are my favorite ones to work on.  ;)

The short answer is both and it depends.
I've done a handful of different wrapping styles, most involve some sort of adhesive -and- tying.


Does the adhesive damage the saber?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on January 15, 2016, 04:08:28 PM
Does the adhesive damage the saber?

Nope, it can even be removed with the right know-how.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Master Medwyn on January 23, 2016, 04:31:44 PM
What you've done to that Prophecy is just marvellous!
I've just ordered my first saber which is a silver Prophecy and now I know who to find when it gets older :)
Beautiful work!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: DarkLightning on January 25, 2016, 12:44:09 PM
And this is where I end up when I go digging through the forum...  ;D
From the looks of it, you've got some pretty nice stuff going on here Drahcir...I might have you do something to my Dark Menace.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on January 25, 2016, 01:07:59 PM
I'd be happy to work on a Menace, one of the few hilts I haven't got my hands on -yet-
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: DarkLightning on January 26, 2016, 09:25:29 AM
Good! I just need to get my funds in order before I set something up with you.  :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Grey Owl on January 26, 2016, 11:25:14 AM
I'd be happy to work on a Menace, one of the few hilts I haven't got my hands on -yet-
 :P

Dude that would be totally AWESOME!!!!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: TheDrow on January 26, 2016, 12:51:31 PM
I think I'll be contacting you when I get my first stunt saber and my next saber with sound.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on January 26, 2016, 12:55:08 PM
I think I'll be contacting you when I get my first stunt saber and my next saber with sound.

Sounds good, I look forward to hearing from you. 


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Iram on January 26, 2016, 10:09:15 PM
How much do your services cost? I'm asking out of pure curiosity.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Prowl 1701 on January 27, 2016, 12:01:01 AM
How much do your services cost? I'm asking out of pure curiosity.

He discusses prices through PMs so send him one of those and he will get back to you.

Good! I just need to get my funds in order before I set something up with you.  :)

Your avatar is way too large.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: DarkLightning on January 27, 2016, 05:43:27 AM
He discusses prices through PMs so send him one of those and he will get back to you.

Your avatar is way too large.
Yeah I noticed that...I made it a little smaller. Hope that's ok :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Iram on January 27, 2016, 10:34:51 AM

He discusses prices through PMs so send him one of those and he will get back to you.


K. Thanks Prowl


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on January 31, 2016, 09:57:16 AM
This thread really should be stickied.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on January 31, 2016, 11:24:57 AM
This thread really should be stickied.

Ha, it'd be easier on me if it was.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Master Nero Attoru on January 31, 2016, 05:04:07 PM
Upon request, I stickied this thread so people can easily access it.  Some awesome stuff here!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on January 31, 2016, 05:23:14 PM
Upon request, I stickied this thread so people can easily access it.  Some awesome stuff here!
There you go Drahcir. Now i can easily find you again once i ready for you to do your thing. (Oh, and other people can find you easily too! :D ;D)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: hazard502 on January 31, 2016, 07:14:56 PM
NICE!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on January 31, 2016, 07:24:26 PM
Thanks Nero!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Tproffitt on February 01, 2016, 05:22:24 PM
What type of paint and what application method do you use on your customs?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on February 05, 2016, 12:21:03 PM
I was just approached about an interesting commission, crossover saber in the future.
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: sedstiskyfaller on February 05, 2016, 10:33:56 PM
I was just approached about an interesting commission, crossover saber in the future.
 :P

Could some certain recently purchased pieces be part of it??  ::)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on February 06, 2016, 10:48:11 AM
Could some certain recently purchased pieces be part of it??  ::)

There's a good chance.
 :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: sedstiskyfaller on February 06, 2016, 11:19:59 AM
There's a good chance.
 :P

Haha, good to know. I'm looking forward to seeing it, whatever it turns out to be!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: firewisplet on February 09, 2016, 03:02:44 PM
I was curious, you mostly do scratches, scrapes, cracks, grips, scorch marks, and weathering, right? At least, thats whats advertised. I've seen other things on here, like blood, and I was wondering exactly what can you do? Only what is on the front page, or will you make it look like anything for the right price? This should really be defined clearly somewhere. Like a Do's and Dont's list.
I'm talking about things like heat tint, grease, oil, dirt, rust, chipped paint, ash and soot, symbols, melted material, or even molten metal.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Groovidad on February 09, 2016, 04:37:47 PM
I was curious, you mostly do scratches, scrapes, cracks, grips, scorch marks, and weathering, right? At least, thats whats advertised. I've seen other things on here, like blood, and I was wondering exactly what can you do? Only what is on the front page, or will you make it look like anything for the right price? This should really be defined clearly somewhere. Like a Do's and Dont's list.
I'm talking about things like heat tint, grease, oil, dirt, rust, chipped paint, ash and soot, symbols, melted material, or even molten metal.

Firewisplet, Drahcir is an Artisan.  If you PM him I'm sure the two of you could work out your wishes.  He aims to please and, as you can see, his work is VERY good! :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on February 09, 2016, 08:27:29 PM
I was curious, you mostly do scratches, scrapes, cracks, grips, scorch marks, and weathering, right? At least, thats whats advertised. I've seen other things on here, like blood, and I was wondering exactly what can you do? Only what is on the front page, or will you make it look like anything for the right price? This should really be defined clearly somewhere. Like a Do's and Dont's list.
I'm talking about things like heat tint, grease, oil, dirt, rust, chipped paint, ash and soot, symbols, melted material, or even molten metal.

Until recently I had no means of editing my first post - I'll probably be updating it when I have a free moment.
In short, I'm willing to do anything that strikes my fancy, that I think I'm capable of, and that won't compromise the integrity of the hilt.
I've done a lot of hilts at this point, dozens, some of which I don't post here.

It's always encouraged to just message me and ask. If I can't do it I'll tell you. If I think I can do it, but have never attempted it I'll tell you.
A lot of these customs were experiments.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: lthldse50 on February 09, 2016, 11:28:45 PM
These look soooooo good!  Very very tempting :D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: EdacII on February 10, 2016, 02:46:34 PM
Do you have any tutorials on this? I wanna try it for myself, and also, I'm broke.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on February 10, 2016, 03:41:13 PM
Do you have any tutorials on this? I wanna try it for myself, and also, I'm broke.

I don't have any tutorials on my particular methods.
How broke are you? You'll need some sort of budget to do any sort of weathering, if you give me an idea what you've got to work with I can hopefully help you out.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Tysoncrosby21 on February 10, 2016, 04:36:22 PM
My hilt is on the way, I'm absolutely geeked to see what can be done!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: CrimzonNinja on February 10, 2016, 07:57:03 PM
hmm what would you see to me if wanted to customize my saber myself? what advice would you give. and what tools will i need?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Je.daiiOfMandalore on February 15, 2016, 11:22:14 PM
your stuff is awesome man! what could you do to an arbiter? (just ordered one and thinking I might want you to do some work on it if you are willing)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on February 16, 2016, 12:59:48 PM
hmm what would you see to me if wanted to customize my saber myself? what advice would you give. and what tools will i need?

Dremel tool, familiarity with various paints, and lots of practice - that's really what it comes down to.

your stuff is awesome man! what could you do to an arbiter? (just ordered one and thinking I might want you to do some work on it if you are willing)

The arbiter is large enough that the sky is really the limit with what I could do to one - if you want to discuss it shoot me a pm and we can talk.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: CrimzonNinja on February 17, 2016, 06:36:40 PM
Dremel tool, familiarity with various paints, and lots of practice - that's really what it comes down to.


ok cool, i do have familiarity with acrylic and oil paints, would those be useful?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on February 17, 2016, 06:48:09 PM

ok cool, i do have familiarity with acrylic and oil paints, would those be useful?

I've found that, from a durability standpoint, enamel is generally the best bet.
Some acrylic is ok, but it can chip off the aluminum if not applied properly.

I've never bothered with oil because the dry time is silly.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: CrimzonNinja on February 17, 2016, 06:51:49 PM
ok ill give that a look and check for prices, i hope its not to much...thank you.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Tysoncrosby21 on February 22, 2016, 06:25:51 PM
Unbelievable, that's all I can say about Drahcir's work.  I sent him my prophecy and while I don't have it back in my hands yet, the work he did is EXACTLY what I wanted, so gorgeous!

Pictures are attached.  If I'm not supposed to post them I can take them down.

(http://i.imgur.com/tvfmUVX.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/smhEpsu.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/i5ZFgFN.png)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on February 22, 2016, 06:53:50 PM
AMAZING!

I have plans to get Drahcir to do something on my saber once I get it. Big plans. Spectacular plans. It is going to be legen-"wait for it"-dary


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Prowl 1701 on February 22, 2016, 07:00:12 PM
That Prophecy looks fantastic!  I'd love to send Drahcir one of my Prophecy hilts for weathering.  I plan on getting another Dark Prophecy come raffle time (this one with new feature like a black AV switch, Tri-BR, and V4 sound) so I might commission him on my current Dark Prophecy in BR to modify.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: CrimzonNinja on February 22, 2016, 07:11:13 PM
i soooo wish i could afford to send my saber to you sir....that is beautiful work!!!!!!! and its what im looking for too..to make it katana looking!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dragon Two on March 02, 2016, 05:24:10 PM
Once I get a saber ( :'()I'm sending it to you, Drahcir...


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: LORD LAPJUNK on March 02, 2016, 09:03:09 PM
I want to get some elite weathering done on my Manticore. I need some details on how I can make that happen.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: VenTakoor on March 04, 2016, 06:33:03 AM
Your skills are crazy, I'd like some weathering to my Sentinel V4. Are you taking work right now?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: sedstiskyfaller on March 04, 2016, 07:11:03 AM
Your skills are crazy, I'd like some weathering to my Sentinel V4. Are you taking work right now?


I'm sure Drahcir would love to apply his fine craft to your currently pristine saber. Just shoot him a PM of what saber you have an anything you would like done to it and he will discuss it with you  :)

First though, please acknowledge the rules of the forum before posting on it further at the link below.
http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?board=11.0


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 04, 2016, 10:40:52 AM
Your skills are crazy, I'd like some weathering to my Sentinel V4. Are you taking work right now?

As Sedsti mentioned, acknowledge the rules and then shoot me a PM.
I am taking projects right now.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 05, 2016, 01:58:58 PM
My latest custom:
http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=29322.0


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 07, 2016, 01:26:29 AM
Updated my first post


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on March 07, 2016, 05:08:21 AM
Updated my first post
Nicey nice. Point to you. Perfectly showcases your talents.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: firewisplet on March 07, 2016, 06:06:03 AM
Updated my first post
-1
Very impression, such archaic.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Grey Owl on March 08, 2016, 03:34:26 PM
So any other projects in the works? Also, on average how long does it take to weather a saber?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 08, 2016, 06:54:53 PM
So any other projects in the works? Also, on average how long does it take to weather a saber?

I always am working on something - for reference I currently have 7 hilts sitting on my work station.

How long a project takes depends on how many simultaneous projects I have going on and how much free time I have.
Turnaround is usually around 2 weeks.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 14, 2016, 11:23:42 PM
Fun news for you all in the next week or so.
Look forward to it.


Oh, and I'm not saying it's worth you time, but it can't hurt to do this with me:
http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=29595.0


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: firewisplet on March 15, 2016, 08:33:04 PM
Fun news for you all in the next week or so.
Look forward to it.


Oh, and I'm not saying it's worth you time, but it can't hurt to do this with me:
[url]http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=29595.0[/url]

I'm looking forward. Hoping its good.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: sedstiskyfaller on March 15, 2016, 09:31:05 PM
Decided to do a review video for a saber I worked with Drahcir on a while back. He did a great job on it  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Hpscb7roUm0


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 15, 2016, 09:39:22 PM
Thanks for the kind words Sedsti!
+1


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: GregG124 on March 15, 2016, 10:25:18 PM
Looking at all these makes me very interested in getting a regular SI and sending in to you....


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Groovidad on March 15, 2016, 11:10:21 PM
Looking at all these makes me very interested in getting a regular SI and sending in to you....

Brother, I've been eyeing Drahcirs works since he began working his magic!  How could you go wrong!?  He is an Artisan, skilled in his craft!  Search your feelings...... :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: GregG124 on March 15, 2016, 11:22:38 PM
Brother, I've been eyeing Drahcirs works since he began working his magic!  How could you go wrong!?  He is an Artisan, skilled in his craft!  Search your feelings...... :)
Have you sent in to him?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Groovidad on March 16, 2016, 11:04:07 AM
Have you sent in to him?

No, I have not.  I am not a "big" fan of weathering on my hilts yet, I have seen plenty of pics of his work and am always amazed at what he can do. :)  I do know that "if" I were have something weathered, he would be the go to guy! :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 19, 2016, 03:51:22 PM
Good things and stuff:

http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=29724.0


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 19, 2016, 07:12:06 PM
Saberthings

(http://i.imgur.com/57b5GvN.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on March 19, 2016, 07:14:00 PM
OOO! that's nice. i especially the kill count etchings new the pommel. point to you sir


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 19, 2016, 07:15:06 PM
OOO! that's nice. i especially the kill count etchings new the pommel. point to you sir

PS
I saw your pm, I'll respond a bit later/tomorrow.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on March 19, 2016, 07:18:06 PM
PS
I saw your pm, I'll respond a bit later/tomorrow.
coolio. no rush ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Shield madien on March 19, 2016, 07:35:33 PM
Cool Manticore has Sweet appeal. I throughly enjoy this thread


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: sedstiskyfaller on March 19, 2016, 10:56:59 PM
That Manticore looks amazing, Drahcir. With Daredevil just being released it makes me think of a saber The Hand would use  :D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 20, 2016, 01:38:48 AM
That Manticore looks amazing, Drahcir. With Daredevil just being released it makes me think of a saber The Hand would use  :D

I've admittedly been considering a Daredevil billy club saber. 


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dragon Two on March 22, 2016, 04:45:44 PM
Hi Drachir,
A few weeks ago I sent you a PM about pricing, but you still haven't responded.  No rush, but I would like to get your pricing so I can calculate my budget for a first saber.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 22, 2016, 04:54:45 PM
Hi Drachir,
A few weeks ago I sent you a PM about pricing, but you still haven't responded.  No rush, but I would like to get your pricing so I can calculate my budget for a first saber.  Thanks!


Must have got lost in my mess of messages, I'll look for it.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dragon Two on March 22, 2016, 08:47:55 PM
Must have got lost in my mess of messages, I'll look for it.
Thanks.  If you want, I can resend.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 22, 2016, 09:05:42 PM
Thanks.  If you want, I can resend.
I'm not seeing it, so I'd appreciate the resend.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dragon Two on March 23, 2016, 01:29:39 PM
I'm not seeing it, so I'd appreciate the resend.
Resent!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: BeaverFever502 on March 24, 2016, 08:03:20 PM
Have you done any work on a Dark Catalyst or the standard Catalyst? If so I'd love to see pictures if you have them! I absolutely love your work man! I just got my DC today and my brain is pumping with ideas! It would be a bit before I could take you up on your services, as I just bought $900+ in sabers between My wife, son, and I. ANNND I still have to get us costumes for a Con that's in may! New obsession is killing the wallet  :D

I digress, sorry... Point for your awesome art my friend. Thanks ahead for any response !


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 24, 2016, 09:27:59 PM
Have you done any work on a Dark Catalyst or the standard Catalyst? If so I'd love to see pictures if you have them! I absolutely love your work man! I just got my DC today and my brain is pumping with ideas! It would be a bit before I could take you up on your services, as I just bought $900+ in sabers between My wife, son, and I. ANNND I still have to get us costumes for a Con that's in may! New obsession is killing the wallet  :D

I digress, sorry... Point for your awesome art my friend. Thanks ahead for any response !


Recently, no.

This was one of the first customs I did though: http://i.imgur.com/ZZ13lk5.jpg


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Retrac Luap Grey Jedi on March 24, 2016, 10:55:35 PM
I want to get my Aeon V2 weathered/battle damaged but I want to get a second Saber first so I can still have something to spin.  :-\


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: BeaverFever502 on March 25, 2016, 01:35:41 PM
Recently, no.

This was one of the first customs I did though: [url]http://i.imgur.com/ZZ13lk5.jpg[/url]


Thanks for this picture, that is SICK as always! I love it! Not specifically what I'd be looking for, but it is great to see a little teaser of what could be. Mine is a Dark Catalyst; i've noticed you say the black is a pain to work with apposed to the standard.

Awesome as always, I'll be sure to send you a DM whenever i can invest the $$. Keep up the good work


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 25, 2016, 01:53:52 PM
Thanks for this picture, that is SICK as always! I love it! Not specifically what I'd be looking for, but it is great to see a little teaser of what could be. Mine is a Dark Catalyst; i've noticed you say the black is a pain to work with apposed to the standard.

Awesome as always, I'll be sure to send you a DM whenever i can invest the $$. Keep up the good work

The black anodized finish is just designed to not come off and to protect the hilt.
It's not so much a pain, more the fact that it just requires extra labor steps on my part to get it to a good weathering.
Totally doable as you can probably see from my other customs.

I just prefer standard finishes because it gives me total control.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Grey Owl on March 25, 2016, 02:11:46 PM
Man, it's all about control with Sith. ;D I just don't get it, i don't want to be sith anymore i call lightside points, from now on I am officially a Gray Jedi.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 25, 2016, 11:10:10 PM
Preview of my latest experimental project.

obviously Kylo inspired.

(http://i.imgur.com/VJu1iDa.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Bulvoy on March 26, 2016, 08:01:54 AM
Oh I like that. Has the appearance of grid electronics that just got scorched .


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Knox on March 26, 2016, 08:12:32 AM
looks another awesome drahcir original hilt design there. cannot wait to see the whole finished project


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on March 26, 2016, 08:57:40 AM
Now this looks really interesting... but on a Libby !   +1   8)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Greywolf on March 26, 2016, 09:06:15 AM
Preview of my latest experimental project.

obviously Kylo inspired.
Awesome ;) !


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: blackrockminerson on March 26, 2016, 09:45:51 AM
Man, you keep breaking new ground. Primo, really.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Hansrad on March 26, 2016, 09:53:29 AM
That looks amazing. Seeing the internal workings behind the hole is fantastic.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Grey Owl on March 26, 2016, 10:02:08 AM
Preview of my latest experimental project.

obviously Kylo inspired.

([url]http://i.imgur.com/VJu1iDa.jpg[/url])

That was my idea! I sent Drachir a pm a long time ago discussing what type of weathering I would get if I bought a certain hilt and I was thinking about having him do that.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 26, 2016, 12:45:59 PM
That was my idea! I sent Drachir a pm a long time ago discussing what type of weathering I would get if I bought a certain hilt and I was thinking about having him do that.

Completely forgot about that.
Which hilt were you considering again?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Grey Owl on March 26, 2016, 01:20:10 PM
Completely forgot about that.
Which hilt were you considering again?
Well it was the Aeon V3 but I changed my mind and can't decide between a Liberator or a Dark Liberator in violet amethyst with sound.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: GregG124 on March 27, 2016, 02:18:53 PM
Well it was the Aeon V3 but I changed my mind and can't decide between a Liberator or a Dark Liberator in violet amethyst with sound.
If you're going with VA I'd suggest the Dark Libby! But if you're sending in to Drahcir, I'd go with the regular libby as the silver hilts are easier for him to work on (?)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dragon Two on March 28, 2016, 06:18:01 PM
Drahcir,
Just FYI, but I sent you a PM outlining my idea for weathering.
Dragon Two


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: A31 on March 28, 2016, 06:37:42 PM
I've admittedly been considering a Daredevil billy club saber. 

That would be awesome! That Manticore does look a little DareDevilish! You do great work Drahcir! I missed out on your give away! I was a day short of the beginning cut-off... Entered the forum on Jan. 20th! But its all good someone is going to be very lucky!! Good luck to you all! It looks like an awesome saber!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Zren Tobas on April 03, 2016, 06:40:32 AM
Hi. How could we go about making a shroud for my Dominix V4 saber? I have a cool design in mind that I think would be doable. Just a nice shroud nothing beat up looking or anything


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on April 03, 2016, 11:46:07 AM
Hi. How could we go about making a shroud for my Dominix V4 saber? I have a cool design in mind that I think would be doable. Just a nice shroud nothing beat up looking or anything

Depending on what you had in mind, Sedsti might be a better person for that job - particularly if you're not wanting it beat up looking.
PM me your idea and your price range. If I think it's something I want to take on I'll let you know, if I think it's better suited for Sedsti I'll point you in his direction.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Grey Owl on April 05, 2016, 10:02:24 AM
Did you finish your interesting experimental project yet?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on April 05, 2016, 10:36:54 AM
Yes and no.
I'll post it in time.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Grey Owl on April 05, 2016, 11:02:25 AM
I am dying from patiently waiting! ;D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Master Medwyn on April 06, 2016, 02:40:18 AM
Preview of my latest experimental project.

obviously Kylo inspired.

([url]http://i.imgur.com/VJu1iDa.jpg[/url])


Now I'm wondering what gloves should I wear to avoid hand damage of this kind :)
Wonderful detail, looking forward to see the rest!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Grey Owl on April 11, 2016, 09:58:37 AM
Is anyone alive on here it's been almost a week of no activity! Not trying to be impatient but what happened to that Kylo inspired hilt?
(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/3c/3c8a3f0ab626dcccc888f1160184f454186e99b08ccd1b07d4364afe3fcae894.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on April 11, 2016, 11:38:38 AM
Ha, it's technically done, but I'm waiting on some parts for an associated project before it gets a reveal.

I'm still working on other things, but not everyone likes their hilt shared and I generally respect that.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Grey Owl on April 11, 2016, 12:57:30 PM
Ha, it's technically done, but I'm waiting on some parts for an associated project before it gets a reveal.

I'm still working on other things, but not everyone likes their hilt shared and I generally respect that.
Oh sorry, not trying to be a nag. I'm just dying to see it cause i think that a liberator with that style on it would look amazing. Oh and you get a point for you legendary work.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Dragon Two on April 12, 2016, 03:53:04 PM
I'm sorry to everyone else for this, since to everyone but Drahcir it's spam, but it seems Drahcir has a flood of PMs in his inbox, so I like to notify him on the main forum. 

Drahcir, I sent you another PM detailing another idea I have. Just FYI.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Giglamesh on April 12, 2016, 11:06:15 PM
Amazing work, thinking about getting a grab bag and weathering it up to hang from my outfit like a trophy.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: GregG124 on April 12, 2016, 11:57:41 PM
Amazing work, thinking about getting a grab bag and weathering it up to hang from my outfit like a trophy.
Off topic (me derailment will be short lived)

Is your username a reference to a certain ancient Epic Text?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Giglamesh on April 13, 2016, 12:03:48 AM
Off topic (me derailment will be short lived)

Is your username a reference to a certain ancient Epic Text?
Actually closer to refferance from Final Fantasy, I just spell it wrong on purpose.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: KillerChimera2 on April 15, 2016, 10:58:18 AM
Love your work I just have a few questions one does it void out the warranty? and two Again your work is awesome but I noticed on some of the before and after pics the light seems to be dimmer after the work Can you clarify on that please. Again I really do love your work just had those two questions


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Giglamesh on April 22, 2016, 10:21:32 PM
Drahcir on some of you pieces I saw how you added stained blood, mind if I ask how or what tecnhique you used to create that amazing effect?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Drahcir on April 24, 2016, 01:08:27 AM
I'm protective of some of my techniques and that particular one is not something I think I'm going to share currently - maybe in the future.
Sorry!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on April 24, 2016, 01:17:27 AM
Relatively simple pair of hilts I did semi recently:

(http://i.imgur.com/qhKdxwF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/d8xop5E.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/T44OFHq.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Master Medwyn on April 24, 2016, 01:53:17 AM
Again, pure awesomeness!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Bulvoy on April 24, 2016, 02:46:31 AM
Nothing simple about them, They look Fantastic +1


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Giglamesh on April 24, 2016, 02:59:59 AM
I'm protective of some of my techniques and that particular one is not something I think I'm going to share currently - maybe in the future.
Sorry!
I completely understand and respect that, figured I ask cause it comes out so good and I think I'm gonna add blood to the blades on my Renegade, figured I'd ask he whom I have favored blood results but seeing as you have this thread I completely understand withhold ong your technique

I like that damage on the red saber, but I really enjoy that dirty looking makeshift wrap it makes it look incredibly personal too it weilder amazing touch.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: sedstiskyfaller on April 24, 2016, 05:24:53 AM
Very nice! The Libby looks great with those thin grip wraps. +1


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Hansrad on April 24, 2016, 05:35:31 PM
Holy sweet awesome! Amazing Drachir.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Shield madien on April 24, 2016, 08:17:36 PM
Beautiful pair. I love the color scheme. You have serious game mister..


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Mateus0171 on April 25, 2016, 04:02:46 PM
I really like this idea and it seems really cool, I'm interested in having my weathered, I was just wondering what the price of weathering a lightsaber would be, please include shipping separately. This really looks amazing, keep up the good work!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: GregG124 on April 26, 2016, 02:25:38 PM
I really like this idea and it seems really cool, I'm interested in having my weathered, I was just wondering what the price of weathering a lightsaber would be, please include shipping separately. This really looks amazing, keep up the good work!

You need to send him a PM with what you want.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: JediXIX on April 26, 2016, 08:07:10 PM
Relatively simple pair of hilts I did semi recently:

([url]http://i.imgur.com/T44OFHq.jpg[/url])


REALLY loving the gold you've been adding lately . . . . +1  8)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Hansrad on May 04, 2016, 01:45:55 PM
Agreed, the gold looks amaing on the sabers.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: IchibanKenshin on May 04, 2016, 09:04:17 PM
I really like your work! Are you accepting any new commissions?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: GregG124 on May 04, 2016, 09:08:01 PM
I really like your work! Are you accepting any new commissions?
Firstly you need to go acknowledge the rules. ASAP. DO that before you take any further action on the forum.

Secondly, you need to send him a PM to discuss business matters as they cannot be done via the forum (as per the rules that you have yet to acknowledge)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Iram on May 05, 2016, 08:13:39 AM
^^^The gold is amazing


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on May 05, 2016, 01:16:52 PM
Thanks everyone!

I really like your work! Are you accepting any new commissions?

As they said it's best to shoot me a PM about this sort of thing, but the short answer is yes I am.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Darth Knox on May 05, 2016, 01:47:27 PM
Thanks everyone!

As they said it's best to shoot me a PM about this sort of thing, but the short answer is yes I am.
what's the long answer? ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on May 07, 2016, 12:53:14 PM
what's the long answer? ;)

There's always a list.
 ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on May 09, 2016, 06:55:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DkOr9wv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mk2O2Bn.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Grey Owl on May 09, 2016, 07:58:01 PM
([url]http://i.imgur.com/DkOr9wv.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/mk2O2Bn.jpg[/url])

"Impressive, Most Impressive" that is really cool. You're work is legendary. How many sabers have you weathered total?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on May 09, 2016, 11:32:39 PM
Oh boy, how many?

Hard to say, 5 or 6 dozen maybe?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Bulvoy on May 09, 2016, 11:38:18 PM
Very Nice work - up , has an Unearthed feel


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Master Medwyn on May 10, 2016, 01:56:35 AM
Another excellent work! Even a simple piece of stick you can convert to magic wand! :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Hansrad on May 10, 2016, 12:01:11 PM
As always, great looking saber.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: sedstiskyfaller on May 10, 2016, 12:05:59 PM
Very nice, Drahcir! I think what you did with it really goes well with the AB color and how the small grooves are still silver. +1


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: JJMayes00 on May 11, 2016, 12:20:45 PM
([url]http://i.imgur.com/DkOr9wv.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/mk2O2Bn.jpg[/url])


You're making me all excited... Cannot wait to see mine!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: IchibanKenshin on May 11, 2016, 07:39:08 PM
Thanks everyone!

As they said it's best to shoot me a PM about this sort of thing, but the short answer is yes I am.

I did send you a PM but I havent heard anything back which is why I just asked a question on this thread, sorry if I broke a rule


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on May 11, 2016, 08:01:22 PM
I did send you a PM but I havent heard anything back which is why I just asked a question on this thread, sorry if I broke a rule

No rules broken, just protocol, PM me again with your question.
I get a lot of messages and sometimes they disappear into the abyss.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: JJMayes00 on May 16, 2016, 06:48:04 PM
I have just received my lightsaber from Drahcir & am more than pleased.
The entire experience was a very pleasant one as he was very responsive to all of my messages & was proactive to update me on the process.
We were able to create a good statement of work prior to the engagement & in my opinion made everything smooth!
I received my saber back very close to the way in envisioned it & before my desired date.
He has my stamp of approval!


(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/th_AF1BF35F-119B-40E6-87F3-7CE0BFE46F63_zpsj93bszo9.mp4) (http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/AF1BF35F-119B-40E6-87F3-7CE0BFE46F63_zpsj93bszo9.mp4)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/53C4DE88-E24B-4F17-9F48-6C066BD29E90_zps1kigesnv.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/JJMayes00/media/53C4DE88-E24B-4F17-9F48-6C066BD29E90_zps1kigesnv.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/0C9DF50C-522C-46CB-967D-2B1DF0F254F2_zpsyjecwsh9.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/JJMayes00/media/0C9DF50C-522C-46CB-967D-2B1DF0F254F2_zpsyjecwsh9.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/0A3C1923-5985-4996-B65B-9CE947A623B9_zpsjapdj8ji.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/JJMayes00/media/0A3C1923-5985-4996-B65B-9CE947A623B9_zpsjapdj8ji.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/9C6979E4-7023-43BF-8D26-8179EBAF847D_zpswatdqtuq.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/JJMayes00/media/9C6979E4-7023-43BF-8D26-8179EBAF847D_zpswatdqtuq.jpg.html)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/3546FC6E-360B-4F49-B6D1-71DDB4403063_zps8jqtbjh5.jpg) (http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/JJMayes00/media/3546FC6E-360B-4F49-B6D1-71DDB4403063_zps8jqtbjh5.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Kuristufa on May 17, 2016, 12:33:07 AM
Dang. That looks awful.  :-\
Lol J/K!  :P
What a beauty!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Muscman33 on May 31, 2016, 11:22:19 AM
I would like to talk about getting some weathering on my saber! I don't know how to PM as I am new to saberforum! Let me know what I need to do


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Master Medwyn on May 31, 2016, 12:35:27 PM
Yet another beauty from Drahcir!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Bulvoy on June 10, 2016, 08:43:39 AM
Tastefully done, Great look to your new Treasure


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Frat-man-du on June 15, 2016, 12:40:45 PM
Just amazing!  love the cloth wrap...looks like its been there forever!  Cant wait  to get my Raven to send to you!!! True craftsmanship!


([url]http://i.imgur.com/DkOr9wv.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/mk2O2Bn.jpg[/url])


Title: Re:
Post by: Jmmgp458 on June 22, 2016, 08:00:42 PM
I just received my Monarch back from Drahcir and i'm really impressed! Ever since I received this from US I felt it needed something and Drahcir gave it that something. BTW fantastic communication as well!

Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk



Title: Re:
Post by: Jmmgp458 on June 22, 2016, 08:03:44 PM
Trying to upload pictures but keeps coming back as error. Hopefully have pictures soon.

Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk



Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: digitalsithlord on June 24, 2016, 12:45:11 PM
Can't wait to see this one...was it a silver monarch or the dark monarch?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on June 26, 2016, 11:06:54 PM
The latest project:
http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=31558.0


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Xehanort on July 29, 2016, 12:57:35 PM
Man your stuff looks amazing! I may have to get with you soon here since I'm down in Phoenix for college. I only have a grab bag saber and a dark menace, but while the menace I probably won't edit my grab bag could use some personality from you!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Fortesmythe on August 01, 2016, 09:38:50 AM
Hey Drach,

A couple questions for you with regards to your awesome design services.
Have you experimented much with augmenting the color of a hilt in any way?  As in, actually changing the color?
If so, with your extensive knowledge of hilts, do you think the Azure Reaper or the Silver colored hilts would be easier if you were to attempt to outright change the color to say something like a deep purple?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 02, 2016, 04:18:19 PM
Hey Drach,

A couple questions for you with regards to your awesome design services.
Have you experimented much with augmenting the color of a hilt in any way?  As in, actually changing the color?
If so, with your extensive knowledge of hilts, do you think the Azure Reaper or the Silver colored hilts would be easier if you were to attempt to outright change the color to say something like a deep purple?

I'll shoot you a pm.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 02, 2016, 04:18:45 PM
Man your stuff looks amazing! I may have to get with you soon here since I'm down in Phoenix for college. I only have a grab bag saber and a dark menace, but while the menace I probably won't edit my grab bag could use some personality from you!

Sounds good, just shoot me a message when/if you're ready.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Yarginshnarg on August 31, 2016, 09:12:38 AM
Here they are.  ALL are Emerald with sound BUT the Prophecy, which is just v4 sound.  Exceptional detail with the customization! 

([url]http://i.imgur.com/IfPjUfT.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i.imgur.com/jXx8l3q.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i.imgur.com/aVZyGEC.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i.imgur.com/O0epFyT.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i.imgur.com/sgY2yvZ.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i.imgur.com/ukQF7po.jpg[/url])



How did you make the crack in the hilt? I want to do that to a new saber that I want to make look really old and used.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Iram on August 31, 2016, 09:33:37 AM
How did you make the crack in the hilt? I want to do that to a new saber that I want to make look really old and used.

A magician never tells his secrets  ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Yarginshnarg on September 07, 2016, 08:47:39 AM
A magician never tells his secrets  ;)

That's okay, I figured as much haha. But I'm a little low on budget so perhaps I'll give it a go myself anyway. Should be interesting.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 07, 2016, 07:18:49 PM
That's okay, I figured as much haha. But I'm a little low on budget so perhaps I'll give it a go myself anyway. Should be interesting.

I responded in your thread, you really need a dremel tool and a little practice to mimic it.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drac on October 08, 2016, 10:49:07 AM
Very nice work.  I make knives as a hobby.  Between them and sheaths (which I have professionals makes, my leather skills suck) I've learned that "aging" things is not as easy as people think. 

You do well making it look very natural.

Drac


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Mr.Shades on October 15, 2016, 09:56:53 AM
wow those look amazing!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Darth Daywalker on October 30, 2016, 03:13:11 AM
I completely understand and respect that, figured I ask cause it comes out so good and I think I'm gonna add blood to the blades on my Renegade, figured I'd ask he whom I have favored blood results but seeing as you have this thread I completely understand withhold ong your technique

I like that damage on the red saber, but I really enjoy that dirty looking makeshift wrap it makes it look incredibly personal too it weilder amazing touch.

I was the one that had the blood splatter added to my hilt and it was one of the best decisions I have made when it came to having my hilt weathered by Drahcir it turned out amazing. Pictures really don't do it justice!


Drahcir I see you have been doing amazing work like usual keep up the good work man I have an idea in the works I might have you weather it too.


My computer fries I come back later and see more and more pages of awesome sabers weathered by Drahcir if you haven't had your hilt weathered by him I will say it was money well spent every time I pull out my saber I get a lot of comments on the weathering.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on November 22, 2016, 03:43:29 AM
Little update:

As the new movie and holidays approach I might be a bit more busy than usual - I am however still taking work unlike last year.
Do plan for a little extra time for things to get done, however.

Cheers!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Grey_Jedi on December 11, 2016, 01:48:56 PM
this is super cool


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Sinfer on December 13, 2016, 09:03:52 AM
Hello - I am new to the Forums but I saw your weathering work and absolutely fell in love with it. I know it's the holidays and I assume you are super busy but I had a business inquiry. I was wondering if you could p.m me a price estimate on a project. This project can wait until well after the holidays or whenever you have the time. Here's what I have in mind

 ( subject to change, if needed we should talk it out, I trust your work )


Saber: Manticore with Obsidian LITE sound and a Bellicose pommel

What I was thinking:
- tarnished steel type color weathering with scuffs and scratches
- added strips of 'laced' pattern cloth or other material on the mid grip / this material also under the emitter
 
 Here's the big one and was interested and wondering if you would like to do this.
- etched wording of the phrases "Ashes To Ashes" (Above the grip) and "Dust To Dust" (Below the grip)

Thank you for taking the time to read this. PM me or reply to this when you get the chance, I understand you're busy. Happy holidays :D


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on January 31, 2017, 06:23:11 PM
Hello - I am new to the Forums but I saw your weathering work and absolutely fell in love with it. I know it's the holidays and I assume you are super busy but I had a business inquiry. I was wondering if you could p.m me a price estimate on a project. This project can wait until well after the holidays or whenever you have the time. Here's what I have in mind

 ( subject to change, if needed we should talk it out, I trust your work )


Saber: Manticore with Obsidian LITE sound and a Bellicose pommel

What I was thinking:
- tarnished steel type color weathering with scuffs and scratches
- added strips of 'laced' pattern cloth or other material on the mid grip / this material also under the emitter
 
 Here's the big one and was interested and wondering if you would like to do this.
- etched wording of the phrases "Ashes To Ashes" (Above the grip) and "Dust To Dust" (Below the grip)

Thank you for taking the time to read this. PM me or reply to this when you get the chance, I understand you're busy. Happy holidays :D

Sorry I missed this - pm is the best route to contact me usually.
If you're still interested let me know.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: pepsiaddict on February 11, 2017, 11:49:14 PM
Pm sent :) Enjoy the novel lol


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on February 12, 2017, 02:55:09 PM
Pm sent :) Enjoy the novel lol

Got it, might be a little bit before I respond.
Just want to let you know I saw it though lol


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Darth Knox on February 12, 2017, 02:57:28 PM
Am just about to send you a PM to Drac. No rush on replying though


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on February 12, 2017, 02:57:59 PM
Am just about to send you a PM to Drac. No rush on replying though

Sounds good.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Darth Knox on February 12, 2017, 03:03:17 PM
PM just sent


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Grey Jedi Sam Adam on March 15, 2017, 10:12:55 PM
Wow!! You are an artist my friend  :o
I love all of your work! The "cracked hilt" effect (not sure what you label that) where the light shines through hole in the middle of the crack, as if it happened during battle or life or death duel, is my favorite of all the different weathering and damage effects that you have displayed.
The MUSTAFAR HILT is so freakin' cool brother!
Like I said.....you are an artist.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Lokopineapple on March 25, 2017, 10:50:49 PM
Hey Drahcir. Your work is phenomenal. I am very new to the ultrasabers community (haven't even gotten myself a saber yet) so for this topic to be my first social post/reply may seem like a bit of a jump on the gun. However I love what you're doing and I can definitely see myself sending you a hilt. I've already got a couple ideas for customization for you..


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 25, 2017, 11:32:05 PM
Hey Drahcir. Your work is phenomenal. I am very new to the ultrasabers community (haven't even gotten myself a saber yet) so for this topic to be my first social post/reply may seem like a bit of a jump on the gun. However I love what you're doing and I can definitely see myself sending you a hilt. I've already got a couple ideas for customization for you..

Sounds good man, just pm me if you want to talk shop.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: TheDutchman on April 20, 2017, 01:40:07 PM
That is incredible work.  I'm reminded of Knights of the Old Republic and Ulic Qel-Droma.  While I prefer my (current) sabers shiny and new, if I get a KOTOR cosplay, I'll definitely PM you  :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: kooky on May 24, 2017, 01:54:22 PM
I have just received my lightsaber from Drahcir & am more than pleased.
The entire experience was a very pleasant one as he was very responsive to all of my messages & was proactive to update me on the process.
We were able to create a good statement of work prior to the engagement & in my opinion made everything smooth!
I received my saber back very close to the way in envisioned it & before my desired date.
He has my stamp of approval!


([url]http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/th_AF1BF35F-119B-40E6-87F3-7CE0BFE46F63_zpsj93bszo9.mp4[/url]) ([url]http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/AF1BF35F-119B-40E6-87F3-7CE0BFE46F63_zpsj93bszo9.mp4[/url])

([url]http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/53C4DE88-E24B-4F17-9F48-6C066BD29E90_zps1kigesnv.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/JJMayes00/media/53C4DE88-E24B-4F17-9F48-6C066BD29E90_zps1kigesnv.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/0C9DF50C-522C-46CB-967D-2B1DF0F254F2_zpsyjecwsh9.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/JJMayes00/media/0C9DF50C-522C-46CB-967D-2B1DF0F254F2_zpsyjecwsh9.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/0A3C1923-5985-4996-B65B-9CE947A623B9_zpsjapdj8ji.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/JJMayes00/media/0A3C1923-5985-4996-B65B-9CE947A623B9_zpsjapdj8ji.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/9C6979E4-7023-43BF-8D26-8179EBAF847D_zpswatdqtuq.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/JJMayes00/media/9C6979E4-7023-43BF-8D26-8179EBAF847D_zpswatdqtuq.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w480/JJMayes00/3546FC6E-360B-4F49-B6D1-71DDB4403063_zps8jqtbjh5.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/JJMayes00/media/3546FC6E-360B-4F49-B6D1-71DDB4403063_zps8jqtbjh5.jpg.html[/url])



now that is just INCREDIBLE! Just ordered a prophecy v3 with diamond controller but already want one of these hilts exactly like this   ;D pure class drachir


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on July 02, 2017, 07:19:59 AM
Super nice!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: c3p-oates on August 10, 2017, 08:15:26 AM
Blown away looking at this whole thread. You Sir, are an artist in the truest sense of the word.

I'm more experienced working with wood but if ever there was a time to get some experience with metals then this is it!

Wonderful!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Zren Tobas on August 16, 2017, 03:37:31 PM
I wanna send in my Dominix V3 LE to have the Sith emblem etched on the back of the switch and my Sith name of Darth Tercept in the Sith language etched in around the emblem as well, I think that'll look sick :P Its Blazing Red now so it'll work


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Darth Dragon on August 16, 2017, 05:41:05 PM
I wanna send in my Dominix V3 LE to have the Sith emblem etched on the back of the switch and my Sith name of Darth Tercept in the Sith language etched in around the emblem as well, I think that'll look sick :P Its Blazing Red now so it'll work

I was thinking of doing something Like that with my aeon v4 I have a laser cutter with a rotary attachment I have been firing to try out 


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 18, 2017, 03:04:53 PM
Been a while since I've shown anything new in here so have a few pictures from something recent.

(http://i.imgur.com/SZeSBdN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nrNtLg9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0uOTN7U.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7kiBzmC.jpg)



Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 18, 2017, 10:03:49 PM
And another
(http://i.imgur.com/hYCASAC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/I0Q1qKZ.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Taegin Roan on August 18, 2017, 10:07:47 PM
Those are both incredible Drahc, I like the second one better though.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 19, 2017, 01:38:35 PM
They're done to customer specifications so I try not to play favorites, but I'm a fan of that second one too lol


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: c3p-oates on August 19, 2017, 04:21:10 PM
Is it leather on the handle? Looks lovely.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on August 19, 2017, 05:21:49 PM
Is it leather on the handle? Looks lovely.
Yup, leather wrap.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Darth Logos on August 21, 2017, 12:40:30 PM
Been a while since I've shown anything new in here so have a few pictures from something recent.

([url]http://i.imgur.com/SZeSBdN.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/nrNtLg9.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/0uOTN7U.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/7kiBzmC.jpg[/url])

Can't help but feel......reminiscent about another of you works looking at these. :P Regretting not letting you weather. They look great.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: TheDutchman on August 22, 2017, 09:35:17 AM
Been a while since I've shown anything new in here so have a few pictures from something recent.

([url]http://i.imgur.com/SZeSBdN.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/nrNtLg9.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/0uOTN7U.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/7kiBzmC.jpg[/url])



I REALLY like those sabers^^  Are those the small Renegade pommels?  Absolutely beautiful  :)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: XalianPhoenix on August 22, 2017, 08:51:55 PM
I REALLY like those sabers^^  Are those the small Renegade pommels?  Absolutely beautiful  :)

Yes they are, these are actually my sabers and I absolutely can't wait to get my hands back on them. Also for reference the pommels were both completely silver when I sent them out.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Darth Logos on August 23, 2017, 07:12:22 AM
Yes they are, these are actually my sabers and I absolutely can't wait to get my hands back on them. Also for reference the pommels were both completely silver when I sent them out.
My jealousy boils over and I hate you. :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: kav2001c on September 14, 2017, 07:23:52 AM
Just came across this thread and quite cool work


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on December 03, 2017, 12:02:00 AM
If anyone is interested in work over the holiday it's best to contact me soon - my schedule is hectic this time of year.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Darth star on December 17, 2017, 02:27:03 PM
How much?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Jovvi on December 19, 2017, 01:11:47 PM
How much?
DM him with what you're looking to have done and he'll talk with you.  I sent him my Mystery Box ($75) Emerald/Obsidian sound Fulcrum (yes I scored) to work with.  He's a great person and as you can see does great work.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: JimmyJam on December 30, 2017, 04:57:40 PM
The Super Sith Raven you have a pick of is AWESOMENESS... I'd love mine done like that.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: RevanReborn on January 05, 2018, 06:29:10 AM
And another
([url]http://i.imgur.com/hYCASAC.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/I0Q1qKZ.jpg[/url])


Drahc, i love this!  Can you tell me what I'm looking at?  Did you add a piece, or work down the surface and leave that area raised?  Looks killer! 


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: EmmyV on February 15, 2018, 02:28:45 PM
I absolutely love the personality your customizations bring. I really like the aged leather wrap that's trailing from a few of the later designs. It makes you think of a quick fix that needed to be made for a battle of recent history. Gives the weapons more of a look that makes you believe there's quite a story behind it.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Darth_Eclipse on February 15, 2018, 09:34:13 PM
Really Sweet, props on the details, etc


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on February 21, 2018, 03:06:41 PM
I absolutely love the personality your customizations bring. I really like the aged leather wrap that's trailing from a few of the later designs. It makes you think of a quick fix that needed to be made for a battle of recent history. Gives the weapons more of a look that makes you believe there's quite a story behind it.

Appreciate the kind words!
Giving each saber a little story in my head keeps it fun for me.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on February 21, 2018, 03:09:03 PM
Been a while since I posted a saber I worked on, so here's a recent one I did:

(https://i.imgur.com/yt8t32b.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ma9Cqwd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/n3dZKYM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/t8GVozZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/z7ncgzM.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on February 21, 2018, 03:13:52 PM
Hi Drahcir.  WOW !  :o  That's just insanely good for numerous reasons !  You are the Forum Customization MASTER still and always.

Great to see you back & sharing a recent inspiring saber custom.  :D

I will be visiting this one a lot.  :)

point  8)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Karmack on February 21, 2018, 03:35:49 PM
Drahcir, that's awesome!  Your work is always impressive.  :-)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: BatMike90 on February 21, 2018, 03:38:20 PM
Wow Drahcir, that is an amazing job. Congrats. Point.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Therion Jinn on February 21, 2018, 09:36:44 PM
That Fulcrum has seen better days.
Amazing work there


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Jovvi on February 22, 2018, 01:34:18 PM
I am proud to say that - this is my Saber.  I am so impressed by Drahcir's work that I'm speechless.  First he's professional, fun, communicative and a real artist.  I cannot wait to get ElvenSoul (for now at least) back in my hands.

This old broad with a dog is over the moon and forest with excitement, awe of Drachir and wonder!

Yup - it's mine from a $75 Mystery Box - really it was meant to be.

Cheers!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on February 22, 2018, 02:07:37 PM
Well point to you for chosing to have Drahcir work his magic.  That Fulcrum is an awesome $75 MB.  Look forward to seeing your own photos plus with dog... over the moon ?!  Guess the cow needs a rest.  ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on February 25, 2018, 08:29:54 PM
I am proud to say that - this is my Saber.  I am so impressed by Drahcir's work that I'm speechless.  First he's professional, fun, communicative and a real artist.  I cannot wait to get ElvenSoul (for now at least) back in my hands.

This old broad with a dog is over the moon and forest with excitement, awe of Drachir and wonder!

Yup - it's mine from a $75 Mystery Box - really it was meant to be.

Cheers!

Happy to have worked on it!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: hazard502 on February 25, 2018, 08:34:38 PM
Gorgeous and very well done, brother. Happy to be viewing some of your recent work.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 02, 2018, 04:37:26 PM
Thanks Haz!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Taegin Roan on March 11, 2018, 12:42:42 AM
Gorgeous work Drahc. Your work is a joy to look at.

I cannot wait to get ElvenSoul (for now at least) back in my hands.

Congratulations on a great hilt, and sweet name for it too.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: IjediOctar on March 20, 2018, 07:27:56 PM
I'm not really into the weathered look. But man you do awesome realistic work. 2 thumbs up!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: JediXIX on March 23, 2018, 07:52:57 PM
Been a while since I posted a saber I worked on, so here's a recent one I did:

(https://i.imgur.com/yt8t32b.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ma9Cqwd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/n3dZKYM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/t8GVozZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/z7ncgzM.jpg)

I've been meaning to drop in and comment on this one . . . just AWESOME Drahc . . .  8)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on March 23, 2018, 11:12:10 PM
I'm not really into the weathered look. But man you do awesome realistic work. 2 thumbs up!

Thanks - appreciate it!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Darth Logos on March 26, 2018, 07:13:25 AM
It looks like the saber of Swamp Thing. :P


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Rapine on March 26, 2018, 08:49:26 AM
Lovin' this thread...

...I'll have to get in on this. ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Hansrad on April 01, 2018, 03:21:10 PM
Wow that is super awesome. I love the green worked into the color palette.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on April 02, 2018, 06:07:02 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/f3DoQxq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lv4AFdr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JF2q9iD.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Illyiss on April 02, 2018, 06:09:36 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/f3DoQxq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lv4AFdr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JF2q9iD.jpg)

That is gorgeous!  Very realistic, and not over the top.  It looks like it could be THE saber Vader dropped on the Death Star...


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Therion Jinn on April 02, 2018, 07:41:12 PM
Found floating in orbit over Endor?
Looks really good


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Rapine on April 03, 2018, 02:10:21 AM
Wow!  That's really good Drahc.  :o

Totally looks beat on...lol


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Witchpig on April 05, 2018, 05:20:45 PM
Aw man, that Vader saber is phenomenal! I wish the actual movies had such great weathering! It's not over the top, but it looks like it's been through some battles. I love the carbon scoring near the vents near the emitter. Fantastic work as always!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on April 06, 2018, 06:50:17 PM
Thanks everyone!
I was happy with how it came out - a very used tool look.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Golden Fedora on May 02, 2018, 07:36:34 AM
I love the fulcrum a few pages back, that is just phenomenal!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Golden Fedora on May 07, 2018, 02:23:35 PM
have you thought about doing a Menace or a Reaper?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on May 11, 2018, 04:41:02 PM
have you thought about doing a Menace or a Reaper?

I have, though I've never had someone ask me to work on those particular hilts.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Golden Fedora on May 14, 2018, 07:45:54 AM
I would love to see you weather a reaper. I actually want to have you weather a saber for me but my parents don't want me doing anything like that  :(


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: sedstiskyfaller on May 19, 2018, 10:15:00 PM
Glad to see you still making masterpieces here, Drahcir! Great work as always. Had to stop in and see what youíve been up to lately ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Menathradiel on May 24, 2018, 08:36:09 PM
Have you ever done a war glaive? if so, do you have any pictures?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on May 24, 2018, 11:34:13 PM
Glad to see you still making masterpieces here, Drahcir! Great work as always. Had to stop in and see what youíve been up to lately ;)
Nice to see you drop by!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on May 26, 2018, 04:00:17 PM
Some Sithstalker Raven fun.

(https://i.imgur.com/zu2NQKp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MAjyxTA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/K3GwFrB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/o2hgjOd.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Rapine on May 26, 2018, 06:01:53 PM
Hey that one looks really good Drahc!  Excellent work. :)

I really like the scoring on the claws, and little chips out of the ridges on the handle.  That pitting work too!  Sweet job man.

-1 for sure. ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on May 26, 2018, 07:00:03 PM
And that is why you are the Master !  Superbly done and I still can't figure out how you get all those color textures and depths.

awesomeness point  8)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Therion Jinn on May 26, 2018, 07:30:54 PM
Looks really good.
Liking the fact that the claws are also scarred up


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: KennayGW on May 26, 2018, 07:44:10 PM
This is some good work bro. Will look into this in the future. Thanks


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on May 26, 2018, 09:15:03 PM
Appreciate the kind words everyone - these are always fun to do.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Custom Weathering Services
Post by: Infinit01 on June 20, 2018, 10:08:43 AM


([url]http://i57.tinypic.com/s4ug49.jpg[/url])




This is so realistic looking, how real lightsabers should look like after seeing so many battles.  Love your work, Drahcir!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on June 20, 2018, 02:41:53 PM
Thanks Infinit!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Darth Logos on June 21, 2018, 06:00:41 AM
So when do we get to see the next offering?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Infinit01 on June 21, 2018, 06:22:23 AM
Thanks Infinit!

Keep up the good work sir!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: shotbyron on June 21, 2018, 08:24:46 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/f3DoQxq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lv4AFdr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JF2q9iD.jpg)

These are amazing looking. I may have to hit you up in the future. How long does it typically take for you to customize one?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Infinit01 on June 23, 2018, 06:28:50 PM
These are amazing looking. I may have to hit you up in the future. How long does it typically take for you to customize one?

How I would imagine Vader's saber would look, maybe worse than this.


Title: Re:
Post by: Madness on June 24, 2018, 08:43:23 PM
I just wanted to thank you for posting all the stuff you do. I was inspired by your work and decided to age my first and only saber a day after I got it. It came as artic blue I also learned how to solder to change the color. But I don't think I would have done it if it was not for this thread. I'm looking to try a leather wrap also on this but I'm still not great at it but I'm practicing!

(https://i.imgur.com/fnWOSdU.jpg)

 


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on June 25, 2018, 03:29:38 AM
Always happy to be inspiration for others man - nice work!

And to the question above, how long it takes me varies.
Could be as little as a week or as much as month - just depends how busy life is.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Infinit01 on June 25, 2018, 07:36:16 AM
Always happy to be inspiration for others man - nice work!

And to the question above, how long it takes me varies.
Could be as little as a week or as much as month - just depends how busy life is.

Perfection does take time


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Dauntless Seven on September 08, 2018, 09:42:51 AM
Just revisited this thread... am continuously amazed by Drahcir's creativity and customization skill.  Each saber has it's own story to tell... even the Aeon v4 and DSI pairs that are part of different staffs.  The details are awe inspiring for anyone who likes to customize their sabers.  A truly unique way to make that saber your own... even if it's just a minor change.

It's been a few months... we are ready and anticipating more of your artistry.  :D

point  8)     hmm... a mostly lightsider of the green blade with dark side points  ;)



Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 10, 2018, 07:06:07 PM
Just revisited this thread... am continuously amazed by Drahcir's creativity and customization skill.  Each saber has it's own story to tell... even the Aeon v4 and DSI pairs that are part of different staffs.  The details are awe inspiring for anyone who likes to customize their sabers.  A truly unique way to make that saber your own... even if it's just a minor change.

It's been a few months... we are ready and anticipating more of your artistry.  :D

point  8)     hmm... a mostly lightsider of the green blade with dark side points  ;)



Ha, appreciate the kind words D7.
I haven't taken on too many projects lately - life has me busy with all sorts!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Golden Fedora on September 15, 2018, 07:26:25 PM
Its probably been said before but have you ever thought of weathering a crossguard saber? I think that would be pretty cool.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 21, 2018, 11:00:57 PM
Its probably been said before but have you ever thought of weathering a crossguard saber? I think that would be pretty cool.

Late reply, but yes. I've thought about doing work on just about all designs lol.
I don't own a crossguard myself though, so unless someone wants me to, it's probably not in the cards currently.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 30, 2018, 10:30:54 AM
What!! Awesome that's beautiful work I'm so curious I'll be looking into this big time hopefully a website is available, I have a Dark Iniate v4 and a sentinel Le v4 plus coupler for staff. What can you do? 1 is silver 1 black and they both equal my staff. What is the process area sorry maybe I should read more into the thread if I missed answers


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Golden Fedora on October 22, 2018, 12:28:49 PM
have you ever weathered a Menace? I was thinking about Darth Maul and I never could get over how clean his saber was. I cannot imagine him sitting down every night cleaning his saber.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Infinit01 on October 22, 2018, 01:11:13 PM
have you ever weathered a Menace? I was thinking about Darth Maul and I never could get over how clean his saber was. I cannot imagine him sitting down every night cleaning his saber.

I too thought as much about his saber staff


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Golden Fedora on October 22, 2018, 01:48:59 PM
It is always perfectly clean. That does not fit Maul's character at all.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: imgumby001dammit on October 22, 2018, 01:48:48 PM
No, Infinit, you know better than that. Youíre a Marine. Is it not true that professional soldiers and warriors are taught to keep their main weapon, essentially and extension of their own person, and the main means of defending their life, exceptionally clean, and in reliable, good working order? All the soldiers Iíve ever known, and Iíve known many, keep their weapons super clean. Iíd imagine a Sith with his/her eyes on becoming a master would have that weapon ready for an at-the-moment spontaneous kill always.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Golden Fedora on October 24, 2018, 06:53:20 AM
No, Infinit, you know better than that. Youíre a Marine. Is it not true that professional soldiers and warriors are taught to keep their main weapon, essentially and extension of their own person, and the main means of defending their life, exceptionally clean, and in reliable, good working order? All the soldiers Iíve ever known, and Iíve known many, keep their weapons super clean. Iíd imagine a Sith with his/her eyes on becoming a master would have that weapon ready for an at-the-moment spontaneous kill always.

when I think about something like that, I imagine people like Palpatine and Plagueis would be the type of people who keep their weapons pristine. people like Vader and Maul on the other hand, not so much.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: imgumby001dammit on October 24, 2018, 01:38:10 PM
Itís funny, in my mind itís the exact opposite. I see the ďboots on the groundĒ type guys relying more heavily on their weapons day to day functionality than the higher upís. But whoís to say! Itís fun to imagine!!!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Golden Fedora on October 25, 2018, 09:37:49 AM
Itís funny, in my mind itís the exact opposite. I see the ďboots on the groundĒ type guys relying more heavily on their weapons day to day functionality than the higher upís. But whoís to say! Itís fun to imagine!!!

You have a point. the reason I said what I did was because I was more looking at personalities. Plagueis and Palps seem like calm(ish) and levelheaded(ish) people who would take care of their weapons.
Maul, on the other hand, is the kind of person who probably wouldn't care what his weapon looked like as long as it did its job.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Infinit01 on October 25, 2018, 10:26:53 AM
You have a point. the reason I said what I did was because I was more looking at personalities. Plagueis and Palps seem like calm(ish) and levelheaded(ish) people who would take care of their weapons.
Maul, on the other hand, is the kind of person who probably wouldn't care what his weapon looked like as long as it did its job.

Agreed, the Grand Iquisitor's dual saber that Maul converted in Rebels looks more his style since it's beat up, dirty, and is broken.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Golden Fedora on October 25, 2018, 11:25:06 AM
Agreed, the Grand Iquisitor's dual saber that Maul converted in Rebels looks more his style since it's beat up, dirty, and is broken.
and that claw thing is real cool as well


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on November 10, 2018, 10:16:07 PM
Ha - the never ending debate about who's sabers would likely be weathered.
In my mind all sabers should have degree of weathering - how severe is highly dependent on the individual though.

But anyway - Hi everyone!
I've been sick and a little less active as of late because of it.

I likely won't be taking on many new projects until January as the holidays approach.
If you have a special circumstance (i.e. Christmas present type stuff) feel free to message me on a first come, first serve basis.
Otherwise, I hope you all are doing well!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Rapine on November 11, 2018, 04:40:25 AM
Hey there Drahc! 

Drat re: illness.   :(



Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Golden Fedora on November 12, 2018, 01:26:00 PM
But anyway - Hi everyone!
I've been sick and a little less active as of late because of it.

sorry to hear about your sickness. I assume you are feeling better?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: jldavi on November 12, 2018, 10:44:05 PM
Amazing work, seriously inspiring! I love the "damaged" emitters, and the detail on a lot of these pieces. Hope you're feeling better.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on November 14, 2018, 03:02:12 PM
Definitely feeling better - thanks for the well wishes!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: deevee2 on November 15, 2018, 03:49:55 PM
Wow! The weathering and blaster marks look perfect! These are works of art my friend, and you are an artist for sure.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on June 22, 2019, 06:08:41 PM
Hope you're all well!
I'm still alive, just less active.

Still do the random custom here and there if I like the idea pitched to me.
Always up to reply to dms though!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Therion Jinn on June 22, 2019, 12:50:46 PM
Good to have you back


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Infinit01 on June 23, 2019, 03:46:37 PM
Good to see you, Drahcir!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Golden Fedora on June 23, 2019, 10:14:19 PM
Good to see you again Drahc!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on June 24, 2019, 09:17:04 PM
Thanks guys!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Darth Logos on June 25, 2019, 11:47:06 AM
Thanks guys!
I demand to see new offerings.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Doc Roc on July 10, 2019, 07:38:03 PM
Hope you're all well!
I'm still alive, just less active.

Still do the random custom here and there if I like the idea pitched to me.
Always up to reply to dms though!

Hope you are doing well buddy ! Will be contacting you for some custom work soon ! Got a grab bag and a mystery box coming my way, will probably have one or two customized.

MTFBWY !


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Arcann on August 23, 2019, 10:52:07 PM
These are super cool, how much would it cost?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: MrMojoRisin72 on September 08, 2019, 04:51:04 AM
I have a saber boxed up and ready to ship to Drahcir, waiting on a reply so i can send it to him.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: MrMojoRisin72 on September 08, 2019, 04:53:13 AM
These are super cool, how much would it cost?
 
the best way to get info is to private message him with your idea and questions


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 19, 2019, 12:32:08 PM
 ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: nikmel420 on September 26, 2019, 06:49:38 AM
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5NqtdqfDc74Fj4WJ9
I wouldn't mind my Darth reven like this. Details?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on September 27, 2019, 12:18:05 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/0sGP9rN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QxwDFlO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EZHDzLP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aEyQTNn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Vxfh7ti.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/I3xgs2N.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2B2XQXi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8Jp5c13.jpg)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: MrMojoRisin72 on September 27, 2019, 03:06:54 AM

(https://i.imgur.com/8Jp5c13.jpg)



Thank again Drahcir, I can't wait to get this back it looks fantastic!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Cyclops942 on September 27, 2019, 09:06:34 AM

Thank again Drahcir, I can't wait to get this back it looks fantastic!

Man, I don't blame you for your impatience... that looks SWEET!  Great job, Drahcir!  And MrMojoRisin72... you obviously showed excellent taste in using Drahcir for the further modifications to an already great-looking saber.  Point to you both!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: MrMojoRisin72 on September 27, 2019, 01:33:26 PM
Man, I don't blame you for your impatience... that looks SWEET!  Great job, Drahcir!  And MrMojoRisin72... you obviously showed excellent taste in using Drahcir for the further modifications to an already great-looking saber.  Point to you both!

Thanks  ;D
 
currently I am waiting on a machine at work to free up so I can start machining one of my Aeon v3's. It is sitting on my work bench taunting me lol

the emitter window design is very detailed, it will take several set-ups.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Cyclops942 on September 27, 2019, 02:09:48 PM
Thanks  ;D
 
currently I am waiting on a machine at work to free up so I can start machining one of my Aeon v3's. It is sitting on my work bench taunting me lol

the emitter window design is very detailed, it will take several set-ups.

Tease!!!!

You KNOW we are going to want pictures when you're done.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Karmack on September 27, 2019, 02:19:57 PM
Thanks  ;D
 
currently I am waiting on a machine at work to free up so I can start machining one of my Aeon v3's. It is sitting on my work bench taunting me lol

the emitter window design is very detailed, it will take several set-ups.

I am REALLY looking forward to seeing this!   :-)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Makubex on November 02, 2019, 03:29:12 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/0sGP9rN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QxwDFlO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EZHDzLP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aEyQTNn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Vxfh7ti.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/I3xgs2N.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2B2XQXi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8Jp5c13.jpg)



Awesome work!!! Youíve come a long way in style since I last checked your work last year!
The etching ingraves and sanding! The natural beauty of wear and tear definitely shows with this one!
 Dark points for you artist sir!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Snowwinterie on January 09, 2020, 01:05:04 AM
Question has anyone done Snow/ice Saber Customization?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Locke Lo on January 18, 2020, 01:48:03 PM
Iím brand new to this world and so had no idea all this could be done. I have ideas that I want to do to mine but wasnít sure if possible. Clearly almost anything is. Fantastic work!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on January 20, 2020, 10:22:03 PM
Iím brand new to this world and so had no idea all this could be done. I have ideas that I want to do to mine but wasnít sure if possible. Clearly almost anything is. Fantastic work!
Appreciate the kind words!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: VennTahlis on January 28, 2020, 01:06:45 PM
Your work is incredible, absolute masterpieces. I'm new to the saber world and kind of interested in trying to learn to do my own weathering and customizations on my own saber as well. Particularly wondering if you could mention what tools you use for etching, carbon scarring and those shattered windows? What would you recommend?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: AutisticJedi on January 29, 2020, 01:57:06 AM
What do your prices run? I understand it likely varies on a case by case basis but could you give me some idea of how much you charge, as well as how long it takes to have a hilt done?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Xiphos on February 09, 2020, 03:05:13 PM
Is this service still available?


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Greywalker83 on February 09, 2020, 04:17:36 PM
Yeah Iím curious about this as well. Iíve got an idea for a dark prophecy.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Infinit01 on February 10, 2020, 04:52:27 AM
Drachir is a master at what he does


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on June 08, 2020, 09:43:59 PM
Sorry I've been mia for a bit - if you all have any questions DM is always the best option!


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Cyclops942 on June 09, 2020, 08:09:26 AM
Sorry I've been mia for a bit - if you all have any questions DM is always the best option!

DMs no longer seem to trigger an email message to the registered account, though.  Just FYI.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: HesaHeart on June 09, 2020, 09:44:04 AM
Sorry I've been mia for a bit - if you all have any questions DM is always the best option!

DM has been sent Sir


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on June 10, 2020, 11:50:23 PM
Appreciate the note about DM not triggering email - going to do my best to check in at least weekly.

All DM's I've received have been responded to.


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Drahcir on July 28, 2020, 07:52:15 PM
Have a new project in the works I'll eventually share here.  ;)


Title: Re: Drahcir's Saber Custom Services
Post by: Infinit01 on July 29, 2020, 06:02:23 AM
Hey there, Drachir. Long time no see! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!