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« on: June 26, 2019, 09:20:11 AM »

I've been thinking on the design of my personal lightsaber for a long while. At this point, I think I've got it down to a science. Below will be the specs and the proposed hilt design. Any constructive feedback or advice would be fantastic!

Hilt 1: Dark Apprentice v5 (with Dark Menace emitter swapped for the original), blue violet amethyst LED (26" & 32" blades for dual phase simulation
Hilt 2: Bellicose, same LED and blade lengths
Both pommels replaced by the quick release coupler for an edge in sparring, and allowing to switch between the sword forms I'm familiar with (Hilt 1: scimitar, cutlass/saber & smallsword; Hilt 2: ko-katana & bastard sword; Joined: Temple Guard Saberstaff, influenced by longsword & katana)
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 02:37:25 AM »

The dark apprentice does not have a removable emitter, so if you are trying to swap it, you're getting yourself in for machining work.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 03:32:02 AM »

The dark apprentice does not have a removable emitter, so if you are trying to swap it, you're getting yourself in for machining work.

Not as big a fan of the three knobs on the Dark Menace, so that's why I didn't just consider buying the black finished Dark Menace. I'm looking for a hilt about 10"-10.5" as the 1st hilt. Is there one about that size that allows for emitter swapping? Or can a custom order be arranged?
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 12:23:50 PM »

The dark apprentice does not have a removable emitter, so if you are trying to swap it, you're getting yourself in for machining work.

Given the Dark Catalyst is MHS compatible, how easy would it be to change out the emitter? It looks perfect for Makashi-based combat!
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 06:15:00 AM »

US does not do custom work. The Catalyst is very nice and does have an MHS emitter. But it is also the only US emitter that has the LED lense attached to the emitter then the LED module. So it is not as easy to change.

There is a thread about changing the Catalyst emitter that isn't that old. You should do a search for it.

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2019, 12:45:15 PM »

Catalyst is good for custom work, as has been mentioned
The Consular is also an excellent hilt for customizing
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 06:28:43 AM »

Catalyst is good for custom work, as has been mentioned
The Consular is also an excellent hilt for customizing

As it stands, I'm going with the manticore, swapping the emitter, and installing the quick release coupler.
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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 05:32:21 PM »

The following are the 3 custom hilts I did today. The pics don’t do them justice, then green especially. It looks awesome in person with the metallic green and bronze combo.

Big shoutout to Darth Rifton and Bulvoy for their tutorial threads. Found below.

Bulvoy’s leather wrap tutorial:
http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=30775.0

Darth Rifton’s Dry brush weathering tutorial:
http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=7716.0

Here you will fine my Dark Apprentice LE V4 (BR), Initiate LE V4 (CG), Dominix LE V3 (SD) before and after shots





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My sabers:
-Dark Apprentice V4 LE br lite sound grandmaster pommel
-Initiate V4 LE cg light sound grandmaster pommel
-Apprentice V4 LE gb stunt saberstaff w quick release coupler
-Dominix V3 LE Sunrider’s Destiny, lite sound, silver foc
-Aeon V3 LE Arctic Blue stunt

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