Very cool! Nice work!
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Very cool! Nice work!
Completed pics on the first post!
You asked for comments...and I am impressed. Understand that I wouldn't even begin to undertake something like that, so I can only comment from an aesthetic standpoint. The only thing you might consider in the future is extending this out a bit more toward the emitter. Seems to be a lot of dead space toward them, but again, that's just my eye's opinion. Other than that one little nitpick, I am in awe...
Great Display Item!!!!
I would have liked it if there was some link to the hilts various features on the outside, except for just the buttons. What are the rings for? Why is the tube of different diameter here and there.. Add tiny details that give the features function. Maybe engrave on the cut surface and add paint or metal inlays.
There is a cross-section picture of Maul's saber in a publication, and that one has been ignored. I would have thought higher of this saber if that picture had been used as a starting point, and the design was improved upon with just more details.
So, reading between the lines I guess you don't like it.
Why don't you build it as you think it should be, and post it here?
Looks pretty darn cool. Nice work.
Came out great! I like the functions diagram.
Zowie! A big thumbs up on that one! A beauty.
Thanks guys! As far as the 'dead space' of the emitter goes, it was actually a concious decision. I was thinking of the scene in which Maul taps his blade against the energy wall on Naboo, and then deactivates his saber. We get a great shot of the emitter, and this big black hole containing...absolutely nothing. So, I tried to duplicate that a little. I realise some people may not agree with that, but that was why I did it.
As far as not referring to the external details, I always felt the rings were just a gripping area. Somewhere for Maul to grip without pressing a button. The change of diameter? I don't know, but when you're drilling through a single solid piece, it's impossible to change the diameter of your drill to reflect the external changes. And since it doesn't make sense to try and reflect an external size change when the internal size doesn't change...I didn't do anything.
As for the published cutaway diagram, I used it for a very basic inspiration, so to say it's been ignored is wrong. I just didn't want to copy it.
Rad, I had a lot of fun writing the functions diagram. I'm such a nerd.
Well done, Paul.
Impressive, very impressive!
Very well done, you guys doing these cutaways are amazing. I don't think I could do it.