View Full Version : First Saber: Darth Malgus

05-18-2012, 01:16 PM
Good Afternoon, TCSSers!

Long-time lurker, first-time poster here, trying to get an handle on all this neat chicanery that is the Saber Building scene. For a long time now Iíve had a dream and a vision, and this has developed into a project and a goal.

Iím in the early stages of production for a Darth Maglus costume. I love the game (SWTOR), and I love this guy. Plus heís bald, like me, and has a respirator that covers his mouth, so I donít have to shave my van dyke.

Malgusís lightsaber is something that I want to get right. Itís very unique, and very iconic. There are a few different ones out there; thereís the one thatís seen in the trailers to SWTOR, and then thereís the one in the game, and the one in the Sideshow Collectables Statue.


Hereís what Iíve got so far, as I'm leaning towards the simpler Sideshow Statue style


I want to make it out of MHS parts. It doesnít need to be an exact match, but I am trying to get it close.

Iíve read the ďSo noob, you want to make a MHSĒ post at the top, but Iím trying to double check if Iím missing anything. The end product Iím looking for is a solid saber with no sound (for now, may add it later), a red-illuminated AV switch, and as deep a red and as bright a blade I can muster. Iíd LIKE to use the AA-sized lithium ion rechargeable batteries I have, if possible (I believe theyíre the 12.5 volt variety), but if a recharger hook-up is better I'll go with that.

The hilt-bladesÖguh, Iím not sure. Maybe have TCSS cut a 1Ē vent on each side, 90 degrees down from the switch, and cast a pair of blades out of high-impact plastic to slot into the hilt? That will be my problem, I think, and Iíll be happy to share my solution if I find one.

So, what do you suggest? What do you recommend?

05-18-2012, 01:46 PM
Honestly, I might add some length. That bit is really going to be less than 10 inches so you may want to pop in a choke or an MHS blank extension and have Tim turn it down a bit for you so it is flush with the rest of the hilt. As far as the blades, see of you can contact Madcow at genesis custom sabers and get his input. he did a bladed sith saber and it was really nice.

05-18-2012, 08:54 PM
i have exactly what your building sitting in front of me right now- what i used for the blades is a 3/8 thick 3/8 flat pvc that you can get thru a plastics shop, it comes in many thicknesses, and whatever size sheet you need, its very easy to cut and shape- although it seems to have a better make up in the flat form as compared to pvc pipe, i drilled and tapped it to the hilt and also sunk the socket head screws so they wouldnt show, im going to have to start taking pics to post of these builds sometime, hope that helps.

Vlad Doon
05-21-2012, 02:52 AM
Totally agree with ty bomber, give it some extra length. The photo of hilt in Malgus' hand is too short.

05-30-2012, 04:41 AM
I agree with Ty and Vlad, if you add MHS extension blank style 3 between the blade holder and the main body, it will add length and help to balance out the thickness of the pommel. It will also give you space to mount the blades to without interfering with the blade holder and the LED and heat sink.

08-14-2012, 11:22 AM
It's been a while since this thread was active, did you finish the Malgus saber? i'm making one too and would like to see how yours turned out.

12-06-2012, 12:38 PM
And another late reply; my bad. No, I never made the Malgus saber because Ultrasabers came out with The Malice, which hit all the points I wanted.

Instead I have my sights set on something else for my first custom saber. Something "Me."