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« on: April 16, 2018, 05:50:42 AM »

 I am working on a new project that I need some advice. My plan is to make a temple guard saber. I have a good design already planned but I am having issues on how to hide the activation switches. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 06:48:02 AM »

Do you have a rough sketch TR?

A pic or two would certainly help.

I've seen a number of custom sabers with the switches in the pommel, and there are the micro-tactile ones that can be strategically placed...
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 08:40:13 AM »

 I will post one when I get home in a little while.   Itís going to be a standard temple guard saber. Iím using some drawings I found online as a guide.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 02:45:56 PM »



this is my refrence
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 03:19:57 PM »

Well, so the switches COULD be behind those red squares.  That is possible with micro tactiles...

Another option would be to just have them counter-sunk into the middle section.  That way, you could ignite them both with one hand - ala DM. Wink

Are you intending to do an MHS build TR?
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 04:56:10 PM »

 Iím working on a few different options.  I would like to go MHS or another way of making it come apart.
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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 09:53:08 AM »

As of now plan C or D or whatever is together two standard sabers in yellow along with a extension from css. Then make two sets of custom sleeves to attach to the sabers and give it the finished look. Then rewire it to a single switch.
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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 08:43:19 PM »

Sounds like a sound plan. Just make sure you plan battery/recharge accordingly.
Changing batteries in the Wrath is an...interesting exercise because of the 'exhaust' emitter.
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 07:40:34 AM »

Another option for the switch - the black thumb-screw in the drawing.  Replace that with a black non-lit VA switch?
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« Reply #9 on: Today at 08:03:55 AM »

Put in a three position rotary momentary switch where that knobby thing is, one way lights one end other way lights the other. or a 4 way rocker so one the other and both with one dead position. I know they are probably too big but you never know what you can find. This is of course assuming sound if it is a stunt then three position locking with one lit one way and both lit the other.
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« Reply #10 on: Today at 09:55:59 AM »

As of now plan C or D or whatever is together two standard sabers in yellow along with a extension from css. Then make two sets of custom sleeves to attach to the sabers and give it the finished look. Then rewire it to a single switch.

That sounds like an enormous hilt.  Do you have any means of cutting the hilts down?
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« Reply #11 on: Today at 10:37:31 AM »

 I may end up going with the smaller hilt like maybe and initiate. Iím still working on getting the scale correct
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« Reply #12 on: Today at 11:50:24 AM »

Ok so givinng it a look over, these sabers are big.  They have large handles and short blades.






Itís tough to say about the scale.  The largest extension I see on the site is 6 inches.  That looks a little larger than 6.  Youíd want the middle section to be comparable to the lengths of one of the hilts on each end.

As for the switch, I like the idea of the knob.  Kinda like the MR Maul Saber did.
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