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    Exclamation The 2015 TCSS Saber building contest.

    At long last, and after a couple of years off, we are having yet another saber building contest here on the forums. There are two categories: MHS and Custom


    MHS Saber - This saber has to be MHS based. Shrouds and custom PC are allowed, but the basic hilt has to be made from MHS. No complete custom parts like Acerocket's Obi TPM pommels are allowed. Modifying store parts (or having them modded for you by Tim) is allowed though.


    Custom Saber - Anything goes here. No MHS parts are necessary, but they do make life easier when making a saber.


    No previously made sabers are allowed in the contest. You have to build it specifically for it. For example, I couldn't submit Apex, as it has been done for a few months now.


    Only ONE SABER per person is allowed! Build the best saber you can and submit it. All members are allowed to enter, including Council members and professional sabersmiths.


    Your saber must be functioning for this contest. No renders are allowed, and no empty hilts that have no electronics are acceptable either.


    When you have your saber done, send a maximum of FIVE 'finished' shots and a wiring shot or two (optional, but recommended) to ME. No videos for the contest, to keep members anonymous.
    Send your entry to this email address: fjk_tcss@yahoo.com


    Title your emails in this format:
    TCSS MHS/CUSTOM BUILD CONTEST - YOUR USERNAME


    Example:
    Superawesomejedi built a saber for the MHS part of the contest. The email title would look like this: TCSS MHS BUILD CONTEST - SUPERAWESOMEJEDI


    Inside the email, please put your username, real name, saber name, saber specs, and the pictures you want posted.


    Example:
    Username: Superawesomejedi
    Real name: Jimmy Page
    Saber name: Spectra
    Specs:
    CFV4.1
    LED Engin RGGB
    Premium speaker
    Momentary switch


    <picture1>
    <picture2>
    <picture3>
    <picture4>
    <picture5>
    <Wiring picture1>
    <Wiring picture2 >


    I will save and re-host all the pictures myself so that your name stays confidential. The polls will be anonymous, so that people don't vote for their favorite member. Please keep your sabers to yourselves as well, don't show them off until the contest is over.


    You have until September 6th, 2015 Sunday October 4th, 2015 to build a saber for the contest. Voting will be held shortly after. In case of a tie (which has happened - The Council will decide)


    Prizes - First Prize in each category: A $200 Gift Certificate. Second Prize in each category: A $50. Gift Certificate.

    That's about it. Have fun with the contest! I look forward to seeing what you all come up with. And remember, send your saber pics to me, do not post them.

    I'll be answering questions here, but keep it on topic.
    Last edited by Forgetful Jedi Knight; 07-30-2015 at 09:16 AM.
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    Ooooo, exciting times! More designs to plagiarise steal be inspired with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisan View Post
    Ooooo, exciting times! More designs to plagiarise steal be inspired with.
    Yeah, plagiarizng and stealing are things we frown upon around here.
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    D'oh!

    Just in case my post was taken seriously, it was tongue-in-cheek. I was going for the strike-through font effect from MS-Word on the words "plagiarise steal" text. Evidently, word processor stuff does not translate well to forum boards.

    Good luck to all participants!

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    Probably won't be able to participate this year due to padawan / youngling raising responsibilities.... but you never know
    Hmm... 9 months?
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    Could it be? Will I finally be able to enter? Here's to hope!

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    Thanks for giving me a reason to finish my own saber....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty_Bomber View Post
    Could it be? Will I finally be able to enter? Here's to hope!
    That depends on you, but the competition could be stiff. Especially if I (or some others) get involved.
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    O I'm so in! Totally not expecting to get noticed especially if the pro's get involved but should be so fun. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Have an excuse to tell the wife why I need another saber now (Thank you!)

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    First post in a while... To all who think they aren't good enough to enter, ENTER. Every year I ran this show my favorite sabers were from people I had never seen build a saber before. You've got 9 months to push your skills to the limits and I am sure that if you are committed you'll all come up with seriously cool designs.

    Go get em!
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