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Thread: My take on the Mandalorian dark bladed lightsaber.

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    Default My take on the Mandalorian dark bladed lightsaber.

    Thanks for taking a look at my work.
    This is my version is the black blade seen in the Clone Wars TV show.

    The saber its self is a 1" ID aluminum tube with 3/4" copper tube accents, at 10 7/8" long from the copper emitter piont.
    Powering a P4 white LED with with a single 14500 li-ion battery because of the space in the tube. This is a stunt saber. One day I will have the cash for a Nano Biscotte to be put into my sabers. But for now just the stunts at this size.

    The blade, is acrylic at 2' long, 1.5" wide and 1/4" thick cut and shaped to be the blade you see. There is also a 29 3/4" long Poly C blade as well. I love a 3/4" blade for the more laser look it gives a saber. I think folks worry too much about the 3/4" blades. They hold up just fine at 35" to 30" long. It may whip just a lil but not much at that size, plus it's Poly C witch can withstand the impact. Poly C can withstand 250 times the impact of glass as to acrylic can only do 15 times the impact. So there's my logic for using 3/4" blades.

    Why use acrylic and not Poly C for the black blade? Poly does not polish as well as acrylic and it's not as clear. Plus for a 1/4" peace 12.80/sq.ft, is costly anyway. Acrylic is cheaper and better looking. Thanks for looking and I hope the pics are cool.




















    http://youtu.be/b1GvcfVrxws

    Thanks for lookin guys!!
    Last edited by Ripper; 10-08-2013 at 10:53 AM.

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    That's cool! Probably the prettiest blade I've ever seen. All the intricate little details.. ugh! That had to have been a pain to do.

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    Dude. The most wicked awesome build I've seen. You completely pulled off the Clone Wars Mando blade. =] Keep it up.
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    Very well done! (Not as durable but the most screen accurate I've seen so far).. Keep up the good work!
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    I do not believe anything past the words of... wow can describe the work you put into this piece artwork.
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    That is really awesome Ripper! Very innovative, well done!
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    Thank you to all. This is just a first. I plan to make more and test out Polly c. But I'm afraid the light won't shine as bright as it will through acrylic. I am honored by your compliments.

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    That's a great looking blade there. I definitely wouldn't want to duel with the acrylic blade. Too much work down the drain from a single hard impact.

    But it looks really nice.
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    Pretty awesome take on it, got me thinking lol

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    Oh wow. That is brilliant. Well done indeed.

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