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Daytime saber idea

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Daytime saber idea Reply with quote

I was just thinking....the lightsaber blade looks like a plastic tube in the daylight which ruins the illusion. Has anybody worked with highly reflective tape on a wooden dowel or reflective fabric to make a covering for the blade? Flash photography would make it glow pretty bright. Blue tape, red tape, green tape....etc.

...granted hyperdyne can be seen in the daylight. I was thinking about a no battery bright glow option.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I've seen people cover blades with 3M reflective tape. Makes the saber show up really bright in flash photos.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a bit pricy but you do get 8 blades.

http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Colored-polyc-tube-set-P430.aspx
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting...and it's only about $11 per blade, that's not too bad. It is very tempting, but I've already kinda blown my costuming budget...possibly for the year, oops. hehe.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's interesting....will they fit into modified MR sabers ?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

_Master_Skywalker_ wrote:
that's interesting....will they fit into modified MR sabers ?


I am interested in knowing that aswell..... hrmmmm
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are all 1"od blades, so if you got say a converted ultrasabers that uses the plastic housing then you will have to do some sanding to get it to fit.

More info can be found here.

http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=7950
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The members of my base have been using a clear colored polybicarbonate rod, 3 feet long, 3/4" thickness. It doesnt glow, but you get to look like an action figure, which is nice.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an acrylic blue blade myself for those daytime saber situations, very sturdy, very duelable, and much easier to rotoscope than the FX blades. Just don't let them heat up big time and warp...
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure you've got an acrylic rod? Acrylic can shatter on impact, it's not very strong, not like polycarbonate.

I would not encourage people to duel with acrylic.

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acrylic is actually more durable than you might think, depending on what kind of acrylic. I don't mean, you know, full tilt "SMASH< BASH, KILL!" kind of impacts, but for film duels and light to medium sparring, their very good.

But when the guy who sells them says "translucent colored Acrylic rod", I tend to take his word for it. These take impacts like pros, the only cracks it from too much bolting pressure in the same spot over and over
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi Loreen wrote:
Are you sure you've got an acrylic rod? Acrylic can shatter on impact, it's not very strong, not like polycarbonate.

I would not encourage people to duel with acrylic.


I've got a couple of acrylic rods. For light dueling, they are usable. just HEAVY.

I'm ditching them in favor of either colored PC like TCSS carries or using colored film int the PC blade.
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