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Klo Unduli ()



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koda Vonnor wrote:
Klo,

Answering in no particular order:

The robe, hood and all, look fantastic. Obi-Wan's is made of a much thicker and heavier fabric than yours, that's why his hood doesn't sag. Your hood has a very graceful amount of fold at the shoulders.

Looking at the image of you holding the front closed, notice the very nice drape and waves at the hem. You definitely have enough ease in the overall size.

Lastly, looking at your self-critical comments made me smile. It is great to have another perfectionist in the Legion. Let your own quality standards dictate this and future projects. They already meet and exceed what is required.

Go make some pouches and a clip for your weapon. You will have no issues with formal acceptance.

~ Vonnor


Mr. Green

Thanks for the encouragement! Whenever I make anything, I have a problem settling for less than the best (not as a comparison to other people's work, but as my own standard). I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees that trait as an asset Smile

BUT I do have to accept that I'm new at this and that I'll get better. I'll leave the robe as is, and if I want to make a different one, then I can always do that Smile

I'll be damned if I'm not going to fix that outer tunic, though >_< lol
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Green

I've built seven Jedi costumes so far.
Each incorporates lessons from the previous.
Often the journey is more fun than the destination.

Keep it fun.

~ BC
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your robe is fine...

it has plenty of volume where it counts...

As a judge I look for overall length....some people have robes that are way too short.....robes should just about touch the ground.

Also...sleeves should be appropriately long and also be large...

The hood is also very important...
when the hood is down....it should go to your waist in back...

when it is up...
it should look something like this...







besides just the size of the hood...sometimes the fabric used also dictates how the hood "lays"....

don't know if that makes sense..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my lightsaber parts! Pandatrooper is gonna help me put it together. I'll be getting the electronics and the blade as a Yule present for myself ^_^



I would like to do a bit with the aesthetic design of the saber. I got some nice leather that I want to use in the handle, and I also want to give parts of the saber a matt silver powder coating.

Stay tuned Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more progress...



^ The belt complete with food & energy capsules and covertec clip



^ I took some leather scraps that I found at Tandy Leather and sewed it onto the hilt as a grip.



^ The leather gives it a bit of an Old Republic look, but I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it on there; the hilt is already quite a bit thicker than I expected.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good. You know whats ironic? I literally just selected those same parts for a little sketch for a saber hilt design. Great creative minds think alike! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With some help from Pandatrooper and a random sci-fi costumer I met at Home Depot, my lightsaber is nearly complete!



^ I removed the choke; it made the saber far too lengthy. Is lengthy a word? O_o I'm tired.



^ I weathered the aluminum with sandpaper, leather dye, and WD-40, and I wrapped brown waxed leather threading into the grooves on the emitter.



^ The only thing left that I need is a switch. Pandatrooper is hooking me up with one soon, and as soon as I get it, I'll be able to take my pics and apply for Formal Approval! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That lightsaber is looking rather nice.

I look forward to seeing your costume application appear in cue Wink




(And thanks for the WIP! It's a great example of how much info and opinions you can get from others! Oh...and it helps your application sail through the application cue Wink )
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Master SithariRog Smile

Do you think the hose clamp is too recognisable as a piece of plumbing hardware? Everyone I've shown it to has been like "Oh, a hose clamp." It looks really bare with it off, but I'm not sure what else I could use that would change that reaction to "Oh cool, a lightsaber!"
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klo Unduli wrote:
Thank you Master SithariRog Smile

Do you think the hose clamp is too recognisable as a piece of plumbing hardware? Everyone I've shown it to has been like "Oh, a hose clamp." It looks really bare with it off, but I'm not sure what else I could use that would change that reaction to "Oh cool, a lightsaber!"


Yeah...sorry...
when I first looked at it I also thought

why is there a hose clamp there?

I think it would be better to leave it bare than to have that on the saber...

I have a REALLY plain lightsaber...and I like it cuz it IS plain...
I like to think that Jedi are more about function than look..
but that is just me.

Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I have to agree with Master Phyllis. Leaving it bare would be better than using the hose clamp.

But...if you want something, with a little searching through a home improvement center, you should be able to come up with something. Just think "Star Wars" and not "plumber" when you spy something that might work Wink

Also, take a look through the Lightsaber forums. You're likely to find some ideas for modifications there Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback Smile Hose clamp is no more Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's some really simple things you could do to jazz the saber up if you want more detail.

Consider drilling some concentric holes around the emitter, and you'd have a windowed hilt (the light would shine through the holes). Or drill a bigger hole on the side or top.

Instead of using a set screw for the blade retention, use an anodized screw knob like red, black etc. Maybe add some led bezels or some round head allen screws for detail.

Or add some Graflex like bunny ears, top or top and bottom (Ahsoka style). There's lots you can do. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pandatrooper wrote:
There's some really simple things you could do to jazz the saber up if you want more detail.

Consider drilling some concentric holes around the emitter, and you'd have a windowed hilt (the light would shine through the holes). Or drill a bigger hole on the side or top.

Instead of using a set screw for the blade retention, use an anodized screw knob like red, black etc. Maybe add some led bezels or some round head allen screws for detail.

Or add some Graflex like bunny ears, top or top and bottom (Ahsoka style). There's lots you can do. Smile


Can you get those bunny ear attachments? I love Ahsoka's lightsaber so much!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tadaa!
http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Bunny-Ears-P800.aspx

Though you could also just cut and bend some sheetmetal...
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