Qui Gon Jinn's Lightsaber: Screen Accurate?

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  1. KaanE

    KaanE Sr Member

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    Hello all, some of you may remember I asked a few weeks ago for some reference pics of the Qui's lightsaber. Well, obviously I was working onto creating the most accurate Qui Gon Jinn's lightsaber replica. I started working with some known measures to create my own templates and I wanted to share these with you before investing the money on it. Well, first of all is a general blueprint of the lightsaber and then a 3D render of the black pieces. My plan is to build three individual pieces for the resin casts with a .375" hole for the rod, and machine the emmiter in aluminium, as well as the sleeve (which would be made with a 42mm OD with a 2mm wall thickness).

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    What do you think? What would you change or... What is bothering you?

    Help me please... And thank you for watching! ;)
     
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  2. LorduDesign

    LorduDesign Sr Member

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    Good starting point :) Here you have some reference.
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  3. KaanE

    KaanE Sr Member

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    Thank you for the heads up! Although... none of these are screen accurate... But thank you! :D
     
  4. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    Something about your pommel isn't sitting quiiiite right with me. But I've probably been looking at the inaccurate MR pommel for too long is all! Otherwise looks great. Were the originals all resin?
     
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  5. bookface

    bookface Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Your pommel looks too small. It should be flush with the sleeve in diameter.
     
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  6. KaanE

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    Do you think it should be completly flush? From the pics I have, the pommel looks to start at half the sleeve thickness... First is the Hero, second a Stunt:

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    Also, you're right, I have to modify the pommel a little bit, but I think it's not completly flush. Am I wrong?
     
  7. KaanE

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    Something like this looks better? It's really hard to get the pommel! All the pictures are low-res or too dark! Argh!

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  8. Sym-Cha

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    This saber design never did appeal to me ... so I never did proper research of the parts ... but I'll have a look in the Chronicles Prequels book tomorrow if I can find better pictures :) Meanwhile here's parts of sw : http://www.partsofsw.com/Ep_1/index.htm see under item > lightsabers > Qui-Gon Jinn ;)

    Chaim
     
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  9. cayman shen

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    This is one of my fave sabers, but I feel like the pommel is a slippery thing to nail down. I think your second drawing is better, but I'm still not quiiiite seeing what I see on the prop. Perhaps the "softening" of the casting process affected it, and that's what I'm seeing? I dunno.
     
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  10. KaanE

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    Here is what I think the final version of the pommel. Let me know what do you think! :)

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  11. bookface

    bookface Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You're right actually, I was misremembering the reference pics. Your second version looks much closer, but still not quite as rounded as the original perhaps.
     
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  12. KaanE

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    Here it's: I have triplecheck'ed measures as well as Hero pictures. I think I got it.

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  13. thd9791

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    much better, the softer edges help...let me see what I have here. I don't think that last part before the circle cap is a bevel, it looks rounder

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  14. KaanE

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    It's actually round. You can see it clearly in the first render in the post above.
     
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  15. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    nice! I missed a couple posts haha can't wait to see the result!
     
  16. KaanE

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    Here are two pictures taken by me where you can actually see what's happening in there. I forgot I had taken those... Will make a new version ASAP.

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  18. KaanE

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    Well, I just finished it. What do you think guys?

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  19. Sym-Cha

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    This is all I could find :

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    and then a little PS to lighten the details :

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    Alas this lightsaber still does not appeal to me ... but I'm looking forward to your skills in making the most screen-accurate :)

    Chaim
     
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  20. KaanE

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    Thank you Chaim! I think I got it, maybe a small mod to the curvature of the central ring and that's it!

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  21. KaanE

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    I have fixed the attachment. I wasn't working :wacko
     
  22. redinight

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    Really wish someone would do a run of accurate pommels for the MR saber...
     
  23. KaanE

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    Maybe I can cast some extras if there is any interest on those...
     
  24. cayman shen

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    Looking good!
     
  25. KaanE

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    I have just finished my final version of the pommel. I'm not going to tweak it unless better reference is avaiable. Here is a render:

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    I hope you guys like it. BTW, I've also finished the grip section. I'll post some pictures tomorrow...
     
  26. KaanE

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    Here are the grips and the "head". Next thing to do would be the emitter, which will be made out of aluminium, so first into the casted pieces.

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  27. KaanE

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    I have redesigned everything. Now the sleeve is 38mm (1.5") diameter so everything has been redesigned from scratch, not simply a scale down (except for the pommel). I have already ordered from Shapeways the pommel with the last mods and I'd have it by early next weekend (05/19 probably). I'll post some updates then.
     
  28. xena10ares

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    Anything yet? I'm excited to see it
     
  29. mugatu

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    KaanE, I'm not very familiar with the details of this saber, but your rendering skills are great!
    The saber looks very cool. This whole time I thought that black part was leather or padding or something. I can't wait to see your full saber, man.
     
  30. KaanE

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    I received the pommel and had the other pieces redesigned. The pommel is really nice and exactly what I was expecting. The only problem is that I'm out of budget for a few months and won't be able to vuy the other parts. I'll try to post some good pictures of the pommel later today.

    Thank you for the support, guys.
     
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