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Infinit01
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« Reply #135 on: June 27, 2018, 10:23:59 AM »

That reminds me that I need to work on my soldering as well.  Want to add sound to my Dark Initiate.  Great goals that you have, Goldldr.  Is your Aeon V4 a stunt saber or does it have sound?
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Goldldr
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« Reply #136 on: June 27, 2018, 06:01:13 PM »

That reminds me that I need to work on my soldering as well.  Want to add sound to my Dark Initiate.  Great goals that you have, Goldldr.  Is your Aeon V4 a stunt saber or does it have sound?

Itís a stunt, with lion and resistor setup.  I truly wish it had windows, but I can live.  My major disappointment was the color of the led (fire orange) which I like, but I have already on too many sabers, so I am changing it out.

My other initial annoyance with it was it is an all silver hilt with a black AV switch, which I didnít like.  However, a few cosmetic changes as simple as o-rings, a different pommel, and a emitter shroud have made a large difference.  I am new to mods on sabers, so mine are all very simple to date.  Replacing the LED will be a big step for me, as will painting.
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Flamberge v2 w/ renegade LE emitters (Diamond)
Azure Reaper Obs4 tri-cree CG
Crimson Scorpion ObsL FO (?)
Liberator v3 stunt FO (?)
Sentinel v4 ObsL AS (?)
Aeon v4 stunt FO (*)
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Infinit01
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« Reply #137 on: June 28, 2018, 04:32:48 AM »

Cool deal. The little things can make a huge impact on how it looks and you're starting off with modding the little things first and then moving up to more complicated mods. 
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Goldldr
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« Reply #138 on: June 28, 2018, 06:59:52 AM »

Cool deal. The little things can make a huge impact on how it looks and you're starting off with modding the little things first and then moving up to more complicated mods. 

I am, it seemed the right way to start.  I bought a bunch of 26 gauge wire to practice soldering on, and have a hilt I donít care about that I am going to practice some painting on before I go all in on the aeon v4.  I hope it works.  I got a self etching primer, then a bright metallic copper paint, and a semi gloss clear coat.  I havenít done a ton of spray painting, and none on metal so should be interesting.

What grit sandpaper did you use to rough up before priming?
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Current Saber Collection (?=mystery box pull, *=raffle prize)
Consular (Diamond)
Flamberge v2 w/ renegade LE emitters (Diamond)
Azure Reaper Obs4 tri-cree CG
Crimson Scorpion ObsL FO (?)
Liberator v3 stunt FO (?)
Sentinel v4 ObsL AS (?)
Aeon v4 stunt FO (*)
Dark Apprentice stunt FO (?)

Infinit01
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« Reply #139 on: June 28, 2018, 07:25:51 AM »

People use 500-ish grit sandpaper, as long as it's fine.  You just need to rough it up a bit
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Karmack
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« Reply #140 on: June 28, 2018, 07:26:24 AM »

I am, it seemed the right way to start.  I bought a bunch of 26 gauge wire to practice soldering on, and have a hilt I donít care about that I am going to practice some painting on before I go all in on the aeon v4.  I hope it works.  I got a self etching primer, then a bright metallic copper paint, and a semi gloss clear coat.  I havenít done a ton of spray painting, and none on metal so should be interesting.

What grit sandpaper did you use to rough up before priming?

I actually use steel wool to rough the surface before I paint.  You don't want to "rough" it to much unless you're looking for a certain texture.  A very fine grit works very well, like 500 grit silicon carbide.
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Goldldr
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« Reply #141 on: June 28, 2018, 11:08:59 AM »

I actually use steel wool to rough the surface before I paint.  You don't want to "rough" it to much unless you're looking for a certain texture.  A very fine grit works very well, like 500 grit silicon carbide.

Thank you very much.  My plan was to painters tape the areas I want to leave alone, and then rough up/paint the saber.  I hadnít thought about steel wool.  I may try that.  I would like it to still be pretty smooth at the end of this, so happy for the advice!!
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Current Saber Collection (?=mystery box pull, *=raffle prize)
Consular (Diamond)
Flamberge v2 w/ renegade LE emitters (Diamond)
Azure Reaper Obs4 tri-cree CG
Crimson Scorpion ObsL FO (?)
Liberator v3 stunt FO (?)
Sentinel v4 ObsL AS (?)
Aeon v4 stunt FO (*)
Dark Apprentice stunt FO (?)

Infinit01
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« Reply #142 on: July 01, 2018, 11:25:01 AM »

I want to see how it comes out
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Madness
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« Reply #143 on: July 03, 2018, 07:33:04 AM »

Yeah please post pics in the customize forum, I love seeing people's work!
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Goldldr
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« Reply #144 on: July 03, 2018, 09:43:07 AM »

I am starting the work this week.  I will post when itís done.
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Current Saber Collection (?=mystery box pull, *=raffle prize)
Consular (Diamond)
Flamberge v2 w/ renegade LE emitters (Diamond)
Azure Reaper Obs4 tri-cree CG
Crimson Scorpion ObsL FO (?)
Liberator v3 stunt FO (?)
Sentinel v4 ObsL AS (?)
Aeon v4 stunt FO (*)
Dark Apprentice stunt FO (?)

Madness
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« Reply #145 on: July 04, 2018, 07:23:09 PM »

I am starting the work this week.  I will post when itís done.

Awesome! Any questions or issues please let us know we are all here to help!
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Infinit01
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« Reply #146 on: July 05, 2018, 09:32:05 AM »

I am starting the work this week.  I will post when itís done.

Looking forward to it!

Awesome! Any questions or issues please let us know we are all here to help!

Welcome back! 
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Jabari
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« Reply #147 on: Yesterday at 03:05:26 PM »

How does the Electrum Wind handle, Jabari?  It's one of my top sabers to get

It's really heavy, definitely a two-hand saber.  I should add though, the Prophecy is my preferred saber and the largest saber I had previously is the Shock.  The Electrum Wind is smaller than the Bellicose or the Lost Gray, which are both too big for me.
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