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Lightsaber conversion

 
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Jedi Seever (John Seever)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:06 am    Post subject: Lightsaber conversion Reply with quote

I have a Mace Windu Master Replica FX Saber and I would like to have the blade be removable and changed to a different color. However, I am not having any luck on finding out how to do this or someone to do it for me.

What would be the best way to do this, as I like the saber but would like a different blade color and removable.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You seek www.thecustomsabershop.com

They sell the kit you desire, what color are you after?

If you feel hesitant to do the work yourself (I've done it, it's not that bad really)

Then you can contact one of the fine smiths located at www.fx-sabers.com/forum

Check the mining colony or the S.A.B.E.R. Guild.

I'll answer more as you expound on what you desire
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drazhar wrote:
You seek www.thecustomsabershop.com

They sell the kit you desire, what color are you after?

If you feel hesitant to do the work yourself (I've done it, it's not that bad really)

Then you can contact one of the fine smiths located at www.fx-sabers.com/forum

Check the mining colony or the S.A.B.E.R. Guild.

I'll answer more as you expound on what you desire


I am looking at a similar color to what Sunrider Blue at www.ultrasaber.com or something close to that color. Not sure if I can do a blue-green color for a blade.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi Seever wrote:
Drazhar wrote:
You seek www.thecustomsabershop.com

They sell the kit you desire, what color are you after?

If you feel hesitant to do the work yourself (I've done it, it's not that bad really)

Then you can contact one of the fine smiths located at www.fx-sabers.com/forum

Check the mining colony or the S.A.B.E.R. Guild.

I'll answer more as you expound on what you desire


I am looking at a similar color to what Sunrider Blue at www.ultrasaber.com or something close to that color. Not sure if I can do a blue-green color for a blade.


Simple enough actually, there are multi die LEDs out there, which is what that company uses (I prefer to avoid using their name due to issues with them)

You would mix a blue and a green together, there are tons of tutorials regarding how to do that to get EXACTLY the shade you want via use of a potentiometer and then an appropriate resistor.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drazhar wrote:
Jedi Seever wrote:
Drazhar wrote:
You seek www.thecustomsabershop.com

They sell the kit you desire, what color are you after?

If you feel hesitant to do the work yourself (I've done it, it's not that bad really)

Then you can contact one of the fine smiths located at www.fx-sabers.com/forum

Check the mining colony or the S.A.B.E.R. Guild.

I'll answer more as you expound on what you desire


I am looking at a similar color to what Sunrider Blue at www.ultrasaber.com or something close to that color. Not sure if I can do a blue-green color for a blade.


Simple enough actually, there are multi die LEDs out there, which is what that company uses (I prefer to avoid using their name due to issues with them)

You would mix a blue and a green together, there are tons of tutorials regarding how to do that to get EXACTLY the shade you want via use of a potentiometer and then an appropriate resistor.


A whatameter?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentiometer

You can get them at lots of places, but the idea is that the pot measures for what resistor you would need for the perfect shade you seek.

Alternately, you can always hire someone to do the work for you!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drazhar wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentiometer

You can get them at lots of places, but the idea is that the pot measures for what resistor you would need for the perfect shade you seek.

Alternately, you can always hire someone to do the work for you!


I might do that, as I would probably fry the saber some how. I'll have to get the parts first than find someone.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you can do a white LED and use a filter for the color, you can get a lot of the lighter colors out of that, but the more true like green, blue and red you want the better it is to use that LED color
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