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The Sheath by Riptor25
The Sheath
I'll admit starting off that I used the Dremel tool on this one. Using a thin PVC tube for the saber's angled sheath, I traced how I wanted it cut, then buzzed along the lines. I also made a line long-ways down the pipe so that I could open it to slide over the sink tube used for the base. A 1" to 1" connector tube once again serves as the handle (kudos to dev:trinitydragon: for suggesting the silver paint on the ribbed handle parts), and a faucet piece for the pommel. I'm particularly proud of the pommel, because the clear crystal-style of the faucet handle was very nice, and with some careful painting, I was able to give the appearance of silver "bindings" around a crystal base, giving it a LOT of character. I'm calling this one a Sith lightsaber though, because I managed to slash myself pretty good on the PVC while dremeling it out, so this one has had a taste of blood.
The Tower by Riptor25
The Tower
This lightsaber was more of a scrapbuild. I had a bunch of leftover parts and wasn't sure what to do with them. So I slapped them together into The Tower (named for the parapet-styled emitter). The base is one half 3/4" to 1 1/2" coupler, and one half sink drain. The handle was a cardboard roll that got used up at work, with some cheap leather strip glued to it. The emitter is a toilet flush mechanism of some kind that runs down through the coupler and clips very nicely into the sink drain half. The pommel is a bathtub handle (I picked the H handle because lightsabers are hot). Some silver paint on the pommel gave it the finishing touch. Maybe spent $3 on the toilet piece, $0.79 on the coupler and $2.49 on the leather strip. Everything else I had gotten for free from various places. You never know what you can make with stuff that's just lying around.
The Elder by Riptor25
The Elder
To commemorate the anniversary of a long and exciting campaign in Star Wars Saga Edition RPG, and as a birthday present, I made this hilt for a friend. Representing the elderly Fosh Jedi who acted as the delinquent player's moral compass, this hilt was made with many of the older and more worn pieces I could find to represent the old bird it belongs to in-game. The hodge-podge hilt consists of an ancient sink drain tube from when our college was replacing sinks (the maintenance guys were so happy that I took all their sink tubes so they didn't have to deal with them), the bulb holder of an old flashlight for the emitter, a wooden ring from Hobby Lobby, a few 1" O-clamps below the button, a 1" connector (my favorite handle these days), and finally the endcap to an old curtain rod. I can't even begin to guess how much this cost....somewhere below $1.00 to be sure.
The Club by Riptor25
The Club
I kinda consider this the counterpart to The Spike. Whereas the spike was light with a pommel that stood out, this one has some very robust metal parts, and it's prominent feature is the very heavy emitter. Different lightsabers for different fighting styles, I guess! Anyway, this one is made out of a sink drain extension tube, with the tube's endcap tightened around a sink drain stopper for the pommel. The handle is a 1" pipe fitting, the neck is a 1" to 1/2" converter with an electrical tube endcap connecting it to the emitter, which is another, heavier electrical endcap. This one was a bit pricier, coming in at around 12 dollars all total. Some sanding was required to get the converter onto the extension tube, but aside from that, this is probably the quickest and easiest DIY lightsaber I've made.
The Spike by Riptor25
The Spike
Probably the lightest of all my lightsaber designs thusfar, this one was made using a Malibu light's stem as the main body, a black plumbing fitting and grey plumbing sink end as the emitter, a section of vacuum hose as the handgrip, and a spike-like thing that I found in our junk drawer as the pommel. The switch on this one doesn't work, though. I had to grind it against a rounded piece of sandpaper to get it to fit snugly against the Malibu stem, then just super glued it on. Still, like I said, this thing is super light!
I reeaally apologize for my complete lack of being here. I have some boring updates on life; new well-paying job, newfound fascination with LEGOs, and new work on some projects.

Work is great and I enjoy talking with people all day and playing with the cash register, but that's boring. Moving on!

In terms of LEGO, there's this game that has appeared called Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack. The jist of it is that you build companies of "frames" (read mecha) and assign certain abilities to them depending on weapons, systems, and armor you give them, then battle it out with a friend. As your frame takes damage, it loses systems and your opponent gets to mercilessly rip them off of your frame until it is just a pile of pieces. It's really fun, and just fun to build. The rules are free to download too! (though you can buy it to help support them)

We're within spitting distance of finishing the rough draft of Digimon: Encounters, and Nemonus has already had the chance to create a character! Using her as our guinea pig, we can make a few on-the-fly changes and tweaks to character creation to smooth out the process. Overall, things are looking good! And as always, we gladly accept help any of you are willing to contribute. 

And speaking of contributors, I would like to thank those who have already offered their abilities in this project. You guys are awesome:
:iconschrodingersgoldfish: :iconsurfersquid: :iconnemonus: :icons-vortex:

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Attack on Titan theme song
  • Reading: Star Wars Medstar Duology
  • Watching: Accel World
  • Playing: Aces Wild
  • Eating: COOOOOKIES
  • Drinking: Coke


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Digimon World Dusk:
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Current Residence: Concord Dawn system: Mandalore
deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium i guess
Print preference: free
Favourite genre of music: Parody, video game music, 8-bit, neo-classical, techno
Favourite photographer: mah coat (Vladamir)
Favourite style of art: Anime, flash animation, pixel
Operating System: Windows7 FTW!
MP3 player of choice: Archos 5
Shell of choice: not one of the 3 from Demolition Man...
Wallpaper of choice: something funny, nintendo themed, or star wars
Skin of choice: mah coat (Vladamir)
Favourite cartoon character: Dinobot, General Grievous, Meowth, Grim, Ty Lee, Patrick, Muttley, Wreck-Gar, the ones ive made!
Personal Quote: I'LL BLOW YOUR SLAGGIN' HEADS OFF!! ~ Optimus Primal

this is the best stamp ever by NemonusI +FAV BOMB by auxeruMy name is Luke by JediSenshi

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Louie-Holliday Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Happidy Birthday!!Have your cake and eat it tooAirborne Party :iconcakeplz: :icongiftplz:Blower fella (Party) birthdAy '09 fella (Badges) 
sammychan816 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Happy Birthday.
PieGeo190 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Happy Birthday :D:D:D!!!:iconfireworkplz::iconcakeplz:
Lorian-Nod Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lego+Star Wars=Yus!!!
Riptor25 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Most definitely!!
Lorian-Nod Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe :iconfivesplz:
Louie-Holliday Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Happidy Birthday!!:cake:Airborne Party :iconcakeplz: :icongiftplz:
Riptor25 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^^!! Thanks a ton!
PieGeo190 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Happy Birthday :D:D:D :iconfireworkplz::iconcakeplz:
Riptor25 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much!
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