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Title: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on June 10, 2017, 05:52:04 PM
Okay, new saber project here in the workshop.
This one, inspired by my cosplay and Old Republic character, is called 'Therion's Wrath.'

The basic design was inspired by an Ultrasabers 'Dark Catalyst' or its twin the 'Catalyst'
Both use parts from TCSS for the main body, pommel, emitter, and choke.
The LEDs for this one came from TCSS, while the remaining electronics came from Ultrasabers.


The main feature that sets this saber apart from some others was drawn from Star Wars: The Old Republic in the form of a vented saber that vents through the pommel instead of a crossguard setup.
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-00.jpg)

Now, I wasn't planning to copy this hilt design completely.
I was actually inspired by Ultrasabers hilts, so I used the MHS Builder over at TCSS to come up with what I was looking for:
Exterior basic layout
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-01.jpg)
Interior basic layout
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-02.jpg)

Hilt mockup once the main hilt parts arrived
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-03.jpg)

Machined the holes for the switches and screws, as well as drilling the speaker holes in the back choke piece
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-04.jpg)

Using Aluminum Black, I darkened the grip and choke pieces to almost black, as well as the insides of both emitters.
I then used a lighter treatment over the rest of the parts to give the hilt a weathered look
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-05.jpg)
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-06.jpg)

Recieved a set of blade covers for use in simulating the 'unstable' blade like Kylo Ren's.
I opted to go a different route for the pommel vent, rather than using these
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-07.jpg)

Electronics wired up and tested. Both amber LEDs work, and the speaker was working as well.
I have to admit that these are some of my best looking connections
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-08.jpg)

With the electronics work done, I loaded my custom sounds into the Obsidian V4 ship, and then buttoned things up.

Finished pics:
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-09.jpg)
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-10.jpg)
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-11.jpg)
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-12.jpg)
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-13.jpg)
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-14.jpg)
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Star_Wars/Therions%20Wrath/therions-wrath-15.jpg)

All in all, I was VERY pleased with who this one turned out

Youtube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksdbNhNdRN8


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on June 10, 2017, 06:25:09 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! Where did you get the blade cover? Or did you make it?


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on June 10, 2017, 08:19:11 PM
Thank you, Lady Agana
I picked up the blade cover from a vendor on Ebay, actually. Same goes for the 'exhaust' blade


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Zren Tobas on June 11, 2017, 01:23:12 AM
Very sick. I like. Definitely a different style of a double blade type saber. I want you to make me one now but with traditional red blades and the Arbiter style emitters :P Would be a sweet saber to have for sure


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: TheDutchman on June 11, 2017, 05:45:29 AM
 :o  Wow TJ, just incredible!  You have MAD skills: I love the mods on the hilt (awesome color scheme) BUT my favorite was your DIY "unstable" saber blade^^  Outstanding job sir!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Master Medwyn on June 11, 2017, 06:47:42 AM
That's fabulous, TJ!
Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: scifidude79 on June 11, 2017, 07:20:07 AM
Dude, this is frickin' awesome!  Wow, what a great build.  The hilt looks magnificent and that unstable blade is killer.  I like what you came up with for venting the sound, I'd wondered how you were going to do that.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: hazard502 on June 11, 2017, 08:51:42 AM
You really made your vision come to life - great job and yeah your connectors do look well done. Point!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Isola815 on June 11, 2017, 09:24:48 AM
Definite points here! Love that activation box most of all!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Jediseth on June 11, 2017, 09:38:44 AM
Looks pretty cool. I've never seen a blade like that. It definitely gives an unstable look.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on June 11, 2017, 10:38:52 AM
Thanks very much for all of your comments on this.
Was definitely a fun one to do.

Very sick. I like. Definitely a different style of a double blade type saber. I want you to make me one now but with traditional red blades and the Arbiter style emitters :P Would be a sweet saber to have for sure
ZT, while I could probably build you one like that, I don't think my skills are worthy of building for others.
It would definitely be an interesting build


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Lord Sidious on June 11, 2017, 03:29:54 PM
Stunning! Point to ya!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on June 11, 2017, 04:08:20 PM
-bows-
Thank you, my lord


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Huer-Ta on June 13, 2017, 07:57:17 AM
Everything about this blade is incredible.  From the unstable blades to the hilt weathering it all looks fantastic.  Major props to you, TJ!!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: scraver on June 13, 2017, 10:00:38 AM
Point for a very cool idea. I've been considering something like this myself.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: MavRick on June 13, 2017, 03:22:11 PM
Wow, point to you for the great looking mod!  :o :o Well Done!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on June 13, 2017, 07:58:18 PM
Thanks for the comments and compliments, guys.
Me, I want to that that other site for the MHS builder that lets me visualize these and see how the might work out


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Ginsu117 on June 19, 2017, 10:36:16 AM
Solid! I love customizing cosmetically because I dint have the technical experience so I really admire the tech work you put into this, and an exhaust blade is just an awesome idea, as if the saber couldnt normally regulate one blade so your sith character turned a weakness into a strength. Awesome.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on June 19, 2017, 05:33:45 PM
Thank you, Ginsu117.
Pretty much exactly the way it happened in my head for the character


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Darth Logos on June 29, 2017, 05:59:12 AM
I'm a little late to the party, but................WOW!

That looks crazy good. -1


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on June 29, 2017, 01:14:39 PM
Better late than not at all, Darth Logos.
And thanks. I thought I was a little nuts when I planned it, but it worked out


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Calculon on June 29, 2017, 08:10:02 PM
You're a pro! Great job! Points!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on June 30, 2017, 08:06:11 PM
Thanks, Calculon.
I'd consider myself a high amateur when compared to some of the guys here


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Hansrad on July 01, 2017, 09:16:18 PM
That looks super awesome. Great work!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on July 02, 2017, 11:46:09 AM
Thank you for the praise


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Jediseth on July 03, 2017, 01:46:06 PM
I got a chance today to sit down and watch your video on this. I've never seen someone put a two sided led in an Ultrasaber like that before. I think you did a fantastic job. I love to see your not afraid to get your hands dirty sort of speak and cut some wires. It's kind of fun to wonder when we do stuff like this if we're going to get it back together. I know you've given me some points in the past and I can see you've earned them back. Great work! -1


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on July 03, 2017, 05:27:36 PM
Thank you for the praise.
With the videos, I think I get more into the details of what I'm doing at the moment.
Was definitely a trick to get the back one in properly, but using the second choke worked out really well


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Diesel on January 20, 2018, 04:02:57 PM
Very nice saber.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on January 20, 2018, 08:46:43 PM
Thank you.
Still the pride of my collection


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on January 31, 2018, 06:54:15 PM
All right, as I work on fixing some of the issues with my armor, I opted to address another issue that came up at SLCC while carrying the 'Wrath.'
Namely, because of the blade color, I was mistaken a couple of times for a Jedi.
Well, today I received the fix for that problem.
In the words of Lady Agana Kath, "Go Red or Go Home."
I finally finished bleeding my crystal
(http://i.imgur.com/UvQiTAk.jpg)


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Illyiss on January 31, 2018, 06:56:30 PM
Red, the color of blood, blood that makes the grass grow green...


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Edon Bluewolf on January 31, 2018, 08:32:38 PM
I like both color versions


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on January 31, 2018, 08:51:38 PM
Thanks, guys.
While I personally preferred the amber blade, I think this one will become more my favorite in time


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: GeddaTheHutt on February 01, 2018, 12:07:27 AM
love the custom hilt and blade colour.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Taegin Roan on February 01, 2018, 12:25:01 AM
LAK and Logos have both said multiple times that Sith do not have to wield exclusively Red sabers. And while the Red does look amazing, I agree with you that I prefer the Amber blade.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on February 01, 2018, 07:40:04 AM
All right, as I work on fixing some of the issues with my armor, I opted to address another issue that came up at SLCC while carrying the 'Wrath.'
Namely, because of the blade color, I was mistaken a couple of times for a Jedi.
Well, today I received the fix for that problem.
In the words of Lady Agana Kath, "Go Red or Go Home."
I finally finished bleeding my crystal
People thought you were a Jedi? Fools. The Wrath just became even badder  >:D

(tbh I do prefer the amber on this. The red will grow on me in no time)


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Darth Logos on February 01, 2018, 10:10:23 AM
All right, as I work on fixing some of the issues with my armor, I opted to address another issue that came up at SLCC while carrying the 'Wrath.'
Namely, because of the blade color, I was mistaken a couple of times for a Jedi.
Well, today I received the fix for that problem.
In the words of Lady Agana Kath, "Go Red or Go Home."
I finally finished bleeding my crystal
([url]http://i.imgur.com/UvQiTAk.jpg[/url])

Now is it BR or BH? Either would be awesome. But screw what people think. If your Sith character wants to rock FO, let him. My apprentice runs a FO blade. The color of one's blade makes no difference. Only the color of one's heart matters.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on February 01, 2018, 09:12:10 PM
Thanks for the comments, folks.
Makes me feel better about doing this
People thought you were a Jedi? Fools. The Wrath just became even badder  >:D

(tbh I do prefer the amber on this. The red will grow on me in no time)
I never said they were smart people, LAK.
But, some people at cons have certain ideas.

And, yeah, it's a much 'badder' saber now

Now is it BR or BH? Either would be awesome. But screw what people think. If your Sith character wants to rock FO, let him. My apprentice runs a FO blade. The color of one's blade makes no difference. Only the color of one's heart matters.
It looks kind of BH because of the 'unstable' sheathing on the blade. It's closer to BR


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: ThreadJack on February 07, 2018, 10:30:49 PM
I love this custom job TJ! You did good.

Especially the orange blade. It's a good color regardless of allegiance. ;)


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Rapine on February 08, 2018, 03:07:31 AM
Excellent work Therion Jinn!

I'm just seeing this now - excuse the lateness...

This is spectacular.  Very nicely done indeed.  :D  The weathering looks great, and you pretty much nailed the "vent out the bottom concept".

Great stuff.

-1


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Raider on February 08, 2018, 04:57:02 AM
Very nice


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on February 08, 2018, 09:14:12 PM
Thanks, guys.
Although I've since swapped out the Amber LEDs for Red, that may change again.

This one is still very much the pride of my collection


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on March 05, 2018, 10:01:47 PM
Purchased and installed a new emitter from TCSS for the Wrath.
Decided to move away from having the emitter and 'pommel' be identical
(http://i.imgur.com/8WFaKUT.jpg)


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Illyiss on March 05, 2018, 11:22:50 PM
Purchased and installed a new emitter from TCSS for the Wrath.
Decided to move away from having the emitter and 'pommel' be identical
([url]http://i.imgur.com/8WFaKUT.jpg[/url])


Nice touch, it suits the build.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on March 06, 2018, 04:51:44 AM
Nice new emitter


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Rapine on March 06, 2018, 04:59:38 AM
Yeah, that looks good on there.  A good match.  :)

-1 Therion.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on March 06, 2018, 09:09:56 PM
Thanks, guys. I thought it fit the saber, and I also liked the fact it made it look more, well, intense to my eyes


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: ryanjh55 on May 04, 2018, 08:55:36 PM
can you provide a link to where you got that blade cover?
thank you.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on May 05, 2018, 12:22:52 PM
Afraid not
can you provide a link to where you got that blade cover?
thank you.
Afraid I can't as I picked it up off Ebay.
It came up doing a search for 'custom lightsaber' under all categories


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: deevee2 on December 11, 2018, 09:13:54 PM
this is bad ass man. fantastic work


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Infinit01 on December 12, 2018, 06:17:40 AM
Ah, that's right, Therion's Wrath was the reason why I started looking at Catalyst sabers


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: mrg149 on December 12, 2018, 12:47:50 PM
Just  :o!!!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on December 12, 2018, 08:26:17 PM
Thanks again, guys.
Was my second custom build, and is still my pride and joy


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: imgumby001dammit on December 14, 2018, 07:00:27 AM
Itís friggin ultra cool, thatís why!!! Iím wondering on how I could build something relatively similar, but with sound...

And maybe a crystal chamber...


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on December 14, 2018, 04:02:09 PM
Oh, the Wrath does have sound. Running Obsidian V4 in there.
Just remember the tricky part is running the wiring for the rear LED to the end of the hilt.
Quick disconnects are my friend there


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Malik Thanewulf on December 18, 2018, 02:29:13 PM
That is one sweet saber. Man, I really wish I could do that period excellent work my friend.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Infinit01 on December 18, 2018, 10:56:37 PM
Oh, the Wrath does have sound. Running Obsidian V4 in there.
Just remember the tricky part is running the wiring for the rear LED to the end of the hilt.
Quick disconnects are my friend there

I was wondering how you managed to do that it what looks like a pretty narrow hilt body


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on December 19, 2018, 09:21:43 PM
Standard Catalyst body, Infinit01
Quick Disconnects are a must on the back so I can change out the batteries without having to worry about twisting the LED leads


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Infinit01 on December 20, 2018, 06:35:19 AM
Standard Catalyst body, Infinit01
Quick Disconnects are a must on the back so I can change out the batteries without having to worry about twisting the LED leads

Thanks, Therion.  You made the me add the Catalyst into my wish list now, thanks again


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on December 20, 2018, 09:05:43 PM
You're welcome, Infinit01


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on September 14, 2019, 09:15:27 AM
Made another "adjustment" to the look of the Wrath just prior to FanX last week.
Gave in to temptation and added a leather wrap to the hilt and accented the wrap with some o-rings.

The 'off-kilter' o-ring by the activation box is intentional. I felt it both finished the overall look, and added to the 'field built' feel of the saber
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Mobile%20Uploads/Resized_20190905_213812.jpeg)
(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Mobile%20Uploads/Resized_20190905_213803.jpeg)


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Cyclops942 on September 16, 2019, 10:26:12 AM
That really looks good, Therion Jinn... just so much wow.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Karmack on September 16, 2019, 10:38:21 AM
Nice update Therion!   Sweet Catalyst.   I always love this saber, as it inspired me to try my own out.   Have never regretted that purchase!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: TR-77477 on September 16, 2019, 12:25:23 PM
Well great.... Thanks to you I have added one to my list. Oh Goodie, just what I needed, something else to spend money on.   Nah great work there. It's a amazing concept, and you have brought it to life.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: chalion on September 16, 2019, 02:16:59 PM
I am not a fan of the Catalyst lightsaber because of how the LED is fit into the emitter. To me I like swapping emitters to see what they look like.

Your customization does make it look wonderful though. Dark Point for the ongoing creativity you have.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: MrMojoRisin72 on September 16, 2019, 03:32:20 PM
Made another "adjustment" to the look of the Wrath just prior to FanX last week.
Gave in to temptation and added a leather wrap to the hilt and accented the wrap with some o-rings.

The 'off-kilter' o-ring by the activation box is intentional. I felt it both finished the overall look, and added to the 'field built' feel of the saber
([url]http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Mobile%20Uploads/Resized_20190905_213812.jpeg[/url])
([url]http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Mobile%20Uploads/Resized_20190905_213803.jpeg[/url])



That looks great, awesome job.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on September 16, 2019, 08:53:46 PM
Thanks for the compliments, guys.


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: mrg149 on September 17, 2019, 03:24:58 PM
Doubly love the "unstable' blade with thisÖI made one of my own and it's so cheap an d easy!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on September 17, 2019, 07:46:30 PM
Thanks, mrg149
Given what I based this on, it was either that method, or try to replicate the unstable look of some 'other guys' blades


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Infinit01 on September 18, 2019, 04:21:10 AM
That is beautiful, Therion.  I've been wanting a BH blade for quite some time and your dual bladed saber with the unstable blades is quite a sight to behold!


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Darth Logos on September 18, 2019, 05:38:28 AM
([url]http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq45/quaralane/Mobile%20Uploads/Resized_20190905_213803.jpeg[/url])

Is this BH?


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on September 18, 2019, 08:29:46 PM
That is beautiful, Therion.  I've been wanting a BH blade for quite some time and your dual bladed saber with the unstable blades is quite a sight to behold!
Actually, it's dark red, Infinit01
The pics just make it look pink


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on September 18, 2019, 08:31:06 PM
Is this BH?
Dark red. Trick of the camera's making it look pink, Logos


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Darth Logos on September 19, 2019, 07:02:38 AM
Dark red. Trick of the camera's making it look pink, Logos
Would still look awesome in BH. ::)


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Therion Jinn on September 19, 2019, 07:46:51 PM
Likely right, looking at Tre'nala'dor's Heart


Title: Re: 'Therion's Wrath' a custom Catalyst build
Post by: Infinit01 on September 20, 2019, 04:48:38 AM
Dark red. Trick of the camera's making it look pink, Logos

Ah, makes sense