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    Nov 23, 2017, 9:55 PM - Kylo Renís Lightsaber #1

    I have yet to encounter a definitive thread dedicated specifically to research Kyloís saber, and I have been doing research for my own project and thought that I should document it. I have a lot to add, but for now Iíll just note my findings on TLJ differences.

    First off, the paint scheme seems to be more subdued, with more black. The TFA version from the Wired photos had a lot of silver details, and TLJ variant seems to be all black except some chipped paint, especially in the areas that in the TFA version were solid silver. I first noticed this on the Disney Parks Kylo FX saber, but it matches the promotional posters. (not sure where I found the pic of the Disney Parks saber but I didnít take it)
    The second difference I saw was in the wire clips. It is clearly visible in the last picture that the wire clips are shaped differently, with a sort of step in them, while the TFA saber was slanted but straight on the edges. The promo pics for the Propshop saber follow the TFA clip style, but most production ones seem to have the new clip. second photo is of the promo saber, which has the same scratch marks and lack of clear plastic greeblie, so it can be identified as the same saber from the promo photos:


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    Dec 2, 2017, 11:27 AM - Re: Kylo Renís Lightsaber #2

    Here's the Kylo saber as it appears in the new TLJ poster:


    I still say it's been photoshopped rather than it being a painting.
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    Dec 2, 2017, 2:11 PM - Re: Kylo Renís Lightsaber #3

    CT1138 said: View Post
    Here's the Kylo saber as it appears in the new TLJ poster:
    https://i.imgur.com/3wb8ygk.png

    I still say it's been photoshopped rather than it being a painting.
    Iím inclined to agree that picture has been manipulated in photoshop.

    The colored scoring on the quillons looks like itís undergoing posterization, which usually indicates the image is getting stretched to its limit from some sort of manipulation.

    The edges of the saber are also very sharp which makes me think it was masked and copied from another image onto this one and possibly even enlarged at the same time which would blur some detail. May have even run it through a filter to give it a more drawing/painting type feel.

    On a personal note, I know that if I photoshop something out of an image itís because itís a distracting or extraneous element to the message Iím trying to convey in the picture. Itís possible the artist thought the extra scratches and dents were too much detail when the bigger picture was the message - i.e., Kyloís saber, red background, long shadow = villainy.

    this, of course, is just my personal opinion. I like the thread though!






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    Dec 25, 2017, 5:26 PM - Re: Kylo Renís Lightsaber #4

    Ok, Iíve got some stuff to add. I have been upgrading Gucabeís KR CNC V1 files because he hasnít released the V2 files yet, and I think my upgraded parts are more accurate, at least in the (emitter section) albeit much more sloppy and unorganized. I only know how to model solids, not meshes, so I kind of just built on top of the meshes and deleted parts accordingly. I will post pictures of this later, but basically I remodeled the core, made the whole top section bigger, and made everything connect with coupler pieces instead of threads. I included some of the details I noticed for TLJ saber specifically, but I felt that I couldnít fix everything I wanted to with my current minimal modeling skills. I would like to fix the emitter cutout shape, and reshape the pommel. That aside, the differences I noticed were...

    The different kind of wire clip I noticed was not present in TLJ, except on the closeup when he picks up the hilt (same in the trailer). This promo saber has a different cutout shape, it doesnít go into the raised shape that is on both sides and wraps around the back. The next difference is a little wedge-shaped greeblie in the vents, visible in the emitter core. The 2 c-shaped details that are on either side emitter are only the c parts, unlike the TFA version which seemed to connect all the way to the middle (and like the similar greeblie facing up in the main emitter). These pics are from a member on the KOR FB group, and a the first is mine from the visual dictionary.


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    Dec 27, 2017, 8:51 AM - Re: Kylo Renís Lightsaber #5

    Kenzie C01 said: View Post
    Ok, Iíve got some stuff to add. I have been upgrading Gucabeís KR CNC V1 files because he hasnít released the V2 files yet, and I think my upgraded parts are more accurate, at least in the (emitter section) albeit much more sloppy and unorganized. I only know how to model solids, not meshes, so I kind of just built on top of the meshes and deleted parts accordingly. I will post pictures of this later, but basically I remodeled the core, made the whole top section bigger, and made everything connect with coupler pieces instead of threads. I included some of the details I noticed for TLJ saber specifically, but I felt that I couldnít fix everything I wanted to with my current minimal modeling skills. I would like to fix the emitter cutout shape, and reshape the pommel. That aside, the differences I noticed were...

    The different kind of wire clip I noticed was not present in TLJ, except on the closeup when he picks up the hilt (same in the trailer). This promo saber has a different cutout shape, it doesnít go into the raised shape that is on both sides and wraps around the back. The next difference is a little wedge-shaped greeblie in the vents, visible in the emitter core. The 2 c-shaped details that are on either side emitter are only the c parts, unlike the TFA version which seemed to connect all the way to the middle (and like the similar greeblie facing up in the main emitter). These pics are from a member on the KOR FB group, and a the first is mine from the visual dictionary. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a3fa90419a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b04c3ddc04.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...835fecdccc.jpg


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    Real great comparisons!!!

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