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Title: Rum's Unity-Another custom lightsaber build
Post by: Therion Jinn on December 15, 2017, 05:28:43 PM
Worked up another custom lightsaber to go with one of my Old Republic characters.
She is a Jedi Sentinel named Rumtumt'ggr, or simply Rum.
The saber is based on my feel for the one she built during the 'Fallen Empire' campaign.
I call it "Rum's Unity."

This one is built completely from Ultrasabers' components.
Shock body, Warglaive emitter and pommel, Obsidian V4 soundboard, Arctic Blue LED module, and an illuminated AV switch
(http://i.imgur.com/SrmOqH6.jpg)

Agreeing with my son that the parts were 'too silver,' I buffed them out with some steel wool, and then used 'Aluminum Black' to help darken and weather the parts.
(http://i.imgur.com/2o62h0A.jpg)

Near the emitter, I engraved the word 'Unity' in the SW Aurabesh font
(http://i.imgur.com/fUYsKBH.jpg)

On the pommel, also in Aurabesh, I engraved the names of the two masters who helped her reach this unity in the Force.
Satele, from Satele Shan
(http://i.imgur.com/LDIvZ5C.jpg)

And Marr, from Darth Marr
(http://i.imgur.com/zT99CdR.jpg)

Using some brass colored tape I picked up, I added accents to both the switch area and the emitter.
The emitter holes were then opened back up with a sharp hobby knife.
On the grip, I used some camouflage tape as a grip accent
(http://i.imgur.com/ACLkM6B.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yAhTIcn.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/opODRGX.jpg)

With some work, and fairly careful soldering, I assembled the electronics that would bring the saber to life
(http://i.imgur.com/lrUDfyY.jpg)

Got the switch properly wired up, and then managed to get all of the wiring into the hilt.
Finished build:
(http://i.imgur.com/JTCKDm1.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lhUPsa1.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/D4DplOg.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/qVMkFHI.jpg)

Youtube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g71TYQm9HBM


Title: Re: Rum's Unity-Another custom lightsaber build
Post by: Lord Tohmas on December 15, 2017, 06:13:03 PM
Looking good, Therion! How does brass tape stand up? Does it appear to have good adhesive and will resist curling? It's a nice, simple way to add some customization, so just curious how robust you feel it is.


Title: Re: Rum's Unity-Another custom lightsaber build
Post by: Illyiss on December 15, 2017, 06:27:48 PM
That is a beautiful custom job!  Not sure how I feel about the camo, but it works well, and I imagine it will "dirty up" nicely with use.  Also, love the Battlestars hanging behind you.  Point for sure!


Title: Re: Rum's Unity-Another custom lightsaber build
Post by: Taegin Roan on December 15, 2017, 07:40:31 PM
Nice. The blue blade fits the saber perfectly.


Title: Re: Rum's Unity-Another custom lightsaber build
Post by: Therion Jinn on December 15, 2017, 09:03:56 PM
Looking good, Therion! How does brass tape stand up? Does it appear to have good adhesive and will resist curling? It's a nice, simple way to add some customization, so just curious how robust you feel it is.
Thanks, Lord Tohmas,
Seems to be standing up just fine right now, but time will tell.
It's only been on for a day or so.
That is a beautiful custom job!  Not sure how I feel about the camo, but it works well, and I imagine it will "dirty up" nicely with use.  Also, love the Battlestars hanging behind you.  Point for sure!
Thank you.
The camo beat doing another black wrap, and it fits the backstory nicely.
And thank you for noticing the models. Point in return.
Nice. The blue blade fits the saber perfectly.
Was my thought exactly, Taegin. That, and the user prefers that color in the story


Title: Re: Rum's Unity-Another custom lightsaber build
Post by: Zren Tobas on December 15, 2017, 10:39:12 PM
Definitely nice for sure :P Been wanting to use grip tape like that but have always like, can't really find the proper words. Not really been interested I guess or hesitant about it? I like how that all came out though. I would've gone with a red blade though but you know me :P


Title: Re: Rum's Unity-Another custom lightsaber build
Post by: Therion Jinn on December 16, 2017, 12:41:06 PM
Definitely nice for sure :P Been wanting to use grip tape like that but have always like, can't really find the proper words. Not really been interested I guess or hesitant about it? I like how that all came out though. I would've gone with a red blade though but you know me :P
Yeah, I get the hesitance.
And I get the wanting red.
Maybe the next saber?