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tx_tuff
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« on: March 15, 2019, 06:28:51 PM »

So I won the Dark Initiate V5 (before they were released) in a raffle. It came with V4 sound and CG. Not look after I got it I took out the inside to make my wife a DVA Manticore. So it has been sitting empty for a little while.

Today I decided to change that. The main thing I want crazy with about the hilt, besides the claws pointing at my hand, was the color. The solid black made it hard to see the details that makes this a nice looking saber. So I had an idea in my mind to work on.

I started by sanding off the black from the top and bottom claws, the gernade areas and the slant at the top of the emitter and the bottom of the pommel. I didn't want to just keep it in that state, I wanted to give it more character. So I made up a batch of my etching bath and throw it in for a swim. I'm very happy with how it turn out, gives it character I was looking for and texture.

I didn't want to put the CG back in because it just really isn't one if my favorite colors and besides it was just screaming for the dark side. I had another MB saber that had lite sound with BR and AS FOC so I stole the electronics from it and installed them into this baby.

Overall happy without it came out and not bad for half a days work.

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 06:44:23 PM »

It looks good, bro. Sometimes, sabers just need that personalized touch to make them look the way you want them to look. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 06:59:44 PM »

Nice job, that does look better!
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 08:11:27 PM »

Definitely looks good
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 01:48:37 AM »

Looks great! I love the darker grey with the black..it reminds me of a dark knight weapon haha.. good job
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 12:15:27 PM »

nice jorb
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 07:02:44 AM »

Nice!  I love the texturing from the etching bath.  :-)  It transformed it from "new" to "well used" and certainly adds the character you were looking for!   Nicely done!
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 09:47:24 AM »

Good work there, TX. You've added more depth to the hilt with the silver showing
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 12:42:22 PM »

Thanks everybody for all the kind words. I'm halt with the way it turned out, the more I look at it the more I like it.

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 01:53:50 PM »

Beautifully done Tx!

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 12:53:17 AM »

Thanks Dutch!

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