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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 23, 2017, 10:55 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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    1 Week Ago  Dec 2, 2017, 12:27 PM - 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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    1 Week Ago  Dec 2, 2017, 3:11 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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