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Looking for some constructive criticism on my custom lightsaber.hilt.

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Brigmz, Oct 16, 2010.

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  1. Brigmz

    Brigmz Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 29, 2009
    Hi, I posted a long while back with some images of a custom lightsaber I built. Well I finally got around to refining the design a little and was looking for some constructive criticism/advice. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone could offer.

    [image=http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs760.snc4/66051_10150089512215993_599205992_7458144_2982407_n.jpg]

    This is the original that I created a couple years ago.


    [image=http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs818.snc4/69827_10150089512245993_599205992_7458145_4348364_n.jpg]

    Here is the new, refined design that I finished tonight.


    Again, I would appreciate any tips or critiques. Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Takes a bit to spot the differences. Overall, I'd say a big improvement, in subtle ways. The pommel looks much better, and the black switch replacing the silver knob is also a good choice.

    What else did I miss?
     
  3. Jaren_Valnor

    Jaren_Valnor Jedi Master star 2

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    Sep 19, 2004
    I agree with the above poster. I like the design, but the activation switch seems to jut out a bit too much for my liking...but that's personal preference. If you like it, that's what matters. Overall it looks awesome! I like the blue in the handgrip...really sets it off.
     
  4. Annya_Latoure2

    Annya_Latoure2 Jedi Master star 4

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    Nice work.
     
  5. Brigmz

    Brigmz Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 29, 2009
    Thanks for the compliments/advice. I know they are just some minor improvements, but I didn't want to change my design to much on my first attempt at building one as it has been several years.

    I think I might build a double bladed or curved saber hilt next. They will probably include the blue grip, it's kind of my signature I think. I haven't seen any with that colored grip before and I really like it.
     
  6. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Double-bladed is way overdone.
    Go with the curved/bent handle. Curved could be really interesting.

    How about designing a saber for a non-human hand? Very few to none of the props are designed that way.
    Of course, that means designing the non-human hand (and presumablly the costume that goes with it).

    Just a thought.
     
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