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Author Topic: FOR FIRST-TIMERS, UNDECIDEDS, AND FANS OF VERSATILITY: VA with COLOR DISCS  (Read 581 times)
VoradJorbir
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« on: January 09, 2019, 05:21:47 PM »

Hey, all! I'm fairly new, and one of the biggest problems I had ordering a saber was indecision. Color... hilt... and I just didn't know what they looked like in real life.
I knew that Purple was a color I wanted, but Guardian Blue and Red were important to my "Character" and his story arc in my writings, having used all colors. Not to mention, I have younger cousins, nieces, nephews, etc, and I want to be able to let them have fun.
I saw a video on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEpPn5usFiE) in which a guy used Bane's Heart with discs to get Red, VA, DVA, and Guardian Blue.
I worked with Marlena on figuring out what base color I should start with, she helped immensely.

Anyway, here goes.
This is my new Violet Amethyst saber (Li-Ion) with color discs.
Each one has 3 versions: Lights on, lights off, and close up. Some have the exposure down so you can see the color more accurately.
Color order:
Saber off
Standard VA (Shows up purple)
VA with Dark Green Disc (Shows up Deep Blue)
VA with Medium Orange Color Disc (Shows up Red)
VA with Dark and Light Green Discs (Shows as medium Blue) (Fairly dimmer)
VA with Red Color Disc (Shows as Bane's Heart)
VA with Yellow Color Disc (Shows as Pale Hot Pink)(In my opinion, this looks more like Mace Windu's in the dark IRL while standard VA looks like it in pictures)
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VoradJorbir
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 06:08:57 PM »

Standard Saber Off in Light (Li-Ion, Midgrade)


Standard Saber Off in Dark (lol)


Standard Violet Amethyst in Light


Standard Violet Amethyst in Dark


Standard Violet Amethyst Up Close for Color







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Such as the fly chided the frog, did the old bird chide the young wolf, as it knew the young wolf would never fly.
When the bird took flight, the wolf followed out of sight, wondering what nest he may just find.
But the wolf lost the bird’s scent, followed its chirps so frequent, ‘til it was lost in a place it’d never known.
And the bird ceased singing, landed on the head of a massive bear, and said “The inexperienced should never hunt alone.”

VoradJorbir
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 06:15:54 PM »

VA w/Dark Green Color Disc in Light


VA w/Dark Green Color Disc in Dark


VA w/Dark Green Color Disc up Close for Color


VA w/Dark Green Color Disc (With low exposure for more accurate color diffusion along blade)


VA w/Orange Color Disc in Light


VA w/Orange Color Disc in Dark


VA w/Orange Color Disc in Close for color, but darker because I used negative exposure levels. It's a fairly vibrant color.





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Such as the fly chided the frog, did the old bird chide the young wolf, as it knew the young wolf would never fly.
When the bird took flight, the wolf followed out of sight, wondering what nest he may just find.
But the wolf lost the bird’s scent, followed its chirps so frequent, ‘til it was lost in a place it’d never known.
And the bird ceased singing, landed on the head of a massive bear, and said “The inexperienced should never hunt alone.”

VoradJorbir
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 06:46:25 PM »

VA with Yellow Color Disc in Light


VA with Yellow Color Disc in Dark (IMO, off-camera, it looks more like Mace Windu's Purple than standard VA off-camera)


VA with Yellow Color Disc Close


VA with Red Color Disc in Light(Looks like Bane's Heart)


VA with Red Color Disc in Dark


VA with Red Color Disc Close for color


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Finally... using 2 discs, Light Green and Dark Green (More of a Medium blue than Guardian)
It's significantly dimmer, but still bright enough to look nice on camera and isn't bad irl
VA w/ Light AND Dark Green in Light


VA w/ Light AND Dark Green in Dark


VA w/ Light AND Dark Green Up Close





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Such as the fly chided the frog, did the old bird chide the young wolf, as it knew the young wolf would never fly.
When the bird took flight, the wolf followed out of sight, wondering what nest he may just find.
But the wolf lost the bird’s scent, followed its chirps so frequent, ‘til it was lost in a place it’d never known.
And the bird ceased singing, landed on the head of a massive bear, and said “The inexperienced should never hunt alone.”

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 10:34:48 PM »

That is excellent.  Thanks so much for sharing your method and all the excellent pictures to prove its efficacy!  I'd love to send a point your way, please let us know if your character tends to lean one way or the other...
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 11:21:26 PM »

I prefer either haha
My character is similar to Darth Traya, using 3 sabers simultaneously (Something i came up with before I knew about Traya) which are blue, red, and purple
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Such as the fly chided the frog, did the old bird chide the young wolf, as it knew the young wolf would never fly.
When the bird took flight, the wolf followed out of sight, wondering what nest he may just find.
But the wolf lost the bird’s scent, followed its chirps so frequent, ‘til it was lost in a place it’d never known.
And the bird ceased singing, landed on the head of a massive bear, and said “The inexperienced should never hunt alone.”

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 08:41:38 AM »

Good job pal. The colors came out looking great! Did you use a phone or a real camera to take those?
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 08:52:51 AM »

Hello and welcome, they look great!
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 10:55:15 AM »

Really cool, I have wondered about this sort of thing myself, nice to see it can work
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 02:54:42 PM »

Glad to answer the question for you then!
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Such as the fly chided the frog, did the old bird chide the young wolf, as it knew the young wolf would never fly.
When the bird took flight, the wolf followed out of sight, wondering what nest he may just find.
But the wolf lost the bird’s scent, followed its chirps so frequent, ‘til it was lost in a place it’d never known.
And the bird ceased singing, landed on the head of a massive bear, and said “The inexperienced should never hunt alone.”

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2019, 08:55:25 AM »

Glad to answer the question for you then!

Great job VoradJorbir, an excellent idea to make the most of a sabre when you can only get one colour, I'm sure a lot of people will benefit from this.  As the Mando'a say Oya!
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2019, 04:34:51 PM »

Vor'e! (Thanks!) Or something.. a lot of it makes little sense to me lol
And that's what I'm hoping for since I too was conflicted
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Such as the fly chided the frog, did the old bird chide the young wolf, as it knew the young wolf would never fly.
When the bird took flight, the wolf followed out of sight, wondering what nest he may just find.
But the wolf lost the bird’s scent, followed its chirps so frequent, ‘til it was lost in a place it’d never known.
And the bird ceased singing, landed on the head of a massive bear, and said “The inexperienced should never hunt alone.”

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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2019, 02:27:36 PM »

You weren't kidding about that yellow color disc, it does make the blade look exactly like Windu's. Lots of good pics, had no idea that VA was so versatile with colors.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2019, 04:13:26 PM »

Yeah, it was surprising ._. I actually have to wonder if my next one should be another VA so I can constantly switch. I'm gonna check to see how far back I can get before the lightsaber stops having a white core on-camera tonight I think

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Such as the fly chided the frog, did the old bird chide the young wolf, as it knew the young wolf would never fly.
When the bird took flight, the wolf followed out of sight, wondering what nest he may just find.
But the wolf lost the bird’s scent, followed its chirps so frequent, ‘til it was lost in a place it’d never known.
And the bird ceased singing, landed on the head of a massive bear, and said “The inexperienced should never hunt alone.”

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2019, 09:22:43 PM »

Very interesting thread Vorad, I enjoyed seeing the differences as I didn't think you could manipulate VA that much.
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