My ANH Kenobi-inspired custom saber and recent upgrades:)

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Rodann, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Rodann

    Rodann Sr Member

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    Hey all:) I know I haven't posted here much, and with recent events, I sort of backed off a little. I built this saber last year and shared it, but I made some major upgrades because it was lacking in the realism department.:lol

    Major additions......longer BRONZE main grip, bronze neck and "gear" detail, fire blackened emitter and bronze pieces, metal power conduit details in the neck, more realistic button.

    It weighs a lot more. And I actually think I like the weathered aluminum grip better..... I'm still not sure.

    Original custom:


    Next to my ObWan ANH, and compared to the original grip. The two sabers are about the same length. Though it looks longer in some pics.
     
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  2. pinder91

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    That's actually very creative. I think the pommel is my favorite part!
     
  3. boshwan527

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    Yeah I REALLY like that pommel...I never liked how the original was just a plan sink knob

    sweet work :D
     
  4. masterstumpy

    masterstumpy Active Member

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    Love it!!! Kenobi's lightsaber is my favourite, and I love yours!!!!! I hope to do my own custom one day :D
     
  5. clancampbell

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    Superb!!!!!

    THAT's what sabers should look like! Not the PT machined look.

    Rich
     
  6. Do-Clo

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    nice variation on the saber
     
  7. Rodann

    Rodann Sr Member

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    Thank you! I tried. The pommel is always the hardest part- I'm fine until I get there.:lol How do you END the frickin thing?? I ended up making it out of two pieces. Staying true to Ben's was my main goal, keeping the feel of it but not making it too outlandish.


    :lol Thanks. I used to be obsessed with prequel sabers, but I've come back from the dark side. They're still cool as "pieces of art", but the first two pretty much defined what they should be.
     
  8. Sym-Cha

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    Hi there,

    I'd say you are ready for the last of the jedi trials to become a true jedimaster :D

    -Chaim
     
  9. Rodann

    Rodann Sr Member

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    :lol Does two years of marriage count?
     
  10. Sym-Cha

    Sym-Cha Master Member

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    :lol as you'd already know a jedi's commitment doesn't allow being married ... however unless you want to follow in Anakin's footsteps towards the dark side of the force ... I'd say one year in marriage should suffice. :D Henceforth you shall be known as . . . Darth Rodann :lol

    -Chaim
     
  11. ARKM

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    Cool Obi variant.
     
  12. Trilogy

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    That's a fine looking saber. :thumbsup
     
  13. ComedicHistory

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    I've always loved the weathered look of the obi grenade grip, great upgrade on a great saber design!
     
  14. Rodann

    Rodann Sr Member

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    Thank you:)

    I think of this saber as being something that was maybe older, or from the same era as Obi's, originally.

    Over time the whole emitter and neck from another saber were probably put on a damaged saber body and the shroud was added to cover the awkward "frankenstein" grip area. It was rigged with different wiring, and things got moved around. It may have even been configured more like Obi's, but got changed so much due to the Clone Wars, that it became a hodgepodge of old busted parts. But never really "cleaned up".;)

    In some ways, like The Black Hole's "Bob" was, in relation to "VINCENT".
     
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  15. Rodann

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    I finally finished the second emitter- it holds a blade.:) Had to wait til the acrylic got here, so I could measure it and make it fit perfectly. Seeing as how it would only be holding onto about 30mm of a 3 foot rod.

    It's tough, making an Obi-style windvane emitter that holds a blade!:lol
     
  16. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sexy Saber!

    Honestly I love this thread because you came up with something custom, creative and unique that actually ooks like something made in or around the Original Trilogy. It had an aura if industrial-ness to it, and the parts they fit together...not sure how to describe it just work. You cobbled together different elements but didn't go overboard, I love it!
     
  17. Rodann

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    Thank you!:) That's exactly what I was going for. I was afraid the "wire conduit" detail would be too much.

    I always tended to go overboard, when I was doing customs. So that means a lot. (A couple of mine can be seen on Luukesabers -Rodann and Darth Nemesis).

    This one is a bit overboard/prequel inspired, for example:
     

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