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Lightsabers & Blasters Your Lightsaber

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Azure_Edge, Jun 17, 2002.

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  1. navarre1095

    navarre1095 Jedi Master star 4

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    Scandalous!
     
  2. HardwareStoreJedi

    HardwareStoreJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    [link=http://msgeek703.googlepages.com/lightsabretutorialbythehardwarestorejedi]My tutorial. Finally[/link]

    Google Pages gave me a beta account. And I'm taking advantage of it.

    This is the static version of the video tutorial. I edited it today and now have a DVD version and a rather high-end QuickTime version. I want to crunch it down to DivX/XviD before I put it up. It will probably be submitted to Google Video so that people can watch a streaming Flash video version of it.

    I also want to make sure Luke Ski is cool with it going up with his "Vader Boy" and "Subterranean Prequel Blues" as opening and closing theme music, respectively. I credited him, of course.
     
  3. XGundam05

    XGundam05 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    That's pretty cool HardwareStoreJedi. That looks like a great place for people to start with sabers.

    I just had this awesome idea, I wonder if they'd let me use my sabers for ski poles?
     
  4. darthnave

    darthnave Jedi Padawan star 4

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    What? Did he use RandomSabers?
     
  5. the_steve

    the_steve Jedi Youngling star 2

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    He bought it from RLSA.
     
  6. darthnave

    darthnave Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ah yes, Gallery 1 or 2 design 4.
     
  7. darthnave

    darthnave Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Anyway, I decided to send my design to RandomSabers so they can machine it. Along with adding EL functions. Free installlation.
     
  8. darthnave

    darthnave Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Heloooo.....?
     
  9. HardwareStoreJedi

    HardwareStoreJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    After looking at the hurried edit I did of the tutorial and its weaknesses, I'm going to go back to the Woodbury Mac Lab and go back to the drawing board. Also I think it might be best to go with music that is completely unencumbered. Much as I like the Luke Ski stuff and think it's hilarious, using something that is 100% public domain is best.

    If all goes well the tutorial should be up at Google Video by tomorrow night. Keep your fingers crossed.

    Hardware Store Jedi, aka Michelle
     
  10. HardwareStoreJedi

    HardwareStoreJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    The LoFi Quicktime movie is up right now. Google Video and YouTube all are unacceptable for one reason or another. However, thank Goddess for the venerable Internet Archive.

    [link=http://www.archive.org/details/LightsabreTutorial]http://www.archive.org/details/LightsabreTutorial[/link]

    There will be a Flash version of this up at DailyMotion.Com. And you can bet I'll link it here when it's ready. They are currently crunching it now.

    I'm so happy it's finally up!!! w00t!
     
  11. darthnave

    darthnave Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I don't think anyone will be on much because of all the slow down.
     
  12. batkins182

    batkins182 Jedi Knight star 4

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    MY LIGHTSABER HILT

    [image=http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b350/batkins182/Saber01.jpg] [image=http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b350/batkins182/Saber02.jpg]
    [image=http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b350/batkins182/Saber03.jpg] [image=http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b350/batkins182/Saber04.jpg]
    [image=http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b350/batkins182/Saber05.jpg]
     
  13. Jedi_Ranger_007

    Jedi_Ranger_007 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey, that's nice. Did you machine it yourself? Does it have a light-up blade, of any kind?
     
  14. Jedi-Loreen

    Jedi-Loreen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That's probably another RLSA saber. At least this one doesn't have any holes in it like the one pictured on the previous page. :eek:

    I'm guessing that it doesn't have any electronics in it for any kind of light up blade,


    This is what I'm talking about, when I said "holes". Look at the side of the emitter on this one:o_O
    [image=http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b350/batkins182/StuntSaber03.jpg]
     
  15. darthnave

    darthnave Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Is it a machining problem or is it just there?
     
  16. Jedi_Ranger_007

    Jedi_Ranger_007 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    RLSA deliberately put those spots there to simulate "battle damage".
     
  17. darthnave

    darthnave Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It looks more like when it was being shaped it had some air bubbles that exploded.
     
  18. xwingband

    xwingband Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Air bubbles in pure metal?!?!:eek: I get what you mean but that's the weirdest explaination.

    It more than likely they took a file and made the groove and the patterned indents are from another file being pounded on it.
     
  19. darthnave

    darthnave Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm saying that's what it looks like.
     
  20. Jedi-Loreen

    Jedi-Loreen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I thought that's what it looked like, too. Like some how air bubbles got into the bar of aluminum when was cast, even though I don't know how that would happen, exactly, since the heat would probably either drive out the air or burn it up. [face_blush]
     
  21. navarre1095

    navarre1095 Jedi Master star 4

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    You can see tool marks.
     
  22. darthnave

    darthnave Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Okay then how about heat bubbles?
     
  23. HardwareStoreJedi

    HardwareStoreJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Slowly but surely I'm hacking the tutorial video into four digestible chunks so it will be viewable on YouTube.

    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC7mCP1E2sA]Part one[/link] is up now.

    Thankfully I have a friend at my university's Mac lab who's avoiding killing the temp partition on the G5 I've been editing on. But I can't really put things off. It must be done soon.

    This will take you from where I describe the materials I'm using to getting the pommel together. It's a start. :p
     
  24. Ti-el_Terall

    Ti-el_Terall Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Good job HardwareStoreJedi, Im looking forward to the rest of the tutorial.
     
  25. SkyWookiee

    SkyWookiee Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The lightsaber's old, but only now I have a good picture of it:

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a86/SkyWookiee/Crafts/Saber.jpg]
     
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