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 Post subject: Steampunk Lightsaber *now complete, not for 56k* PostPosted: 2006-10-20 01:19pm
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A friend of mine makes movie props as a hobby, and I'm his "idea man" for inspiration. One we've been kicking around for a while is a 'steampunk' lightsaber, in the vien of the SW Jedi the found near Nal Hutta in Dark Empire.

Today my friend emailed me a concept sketch:

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I think it looks pretty sweet, and would like to hear what y'all think. BTW, this is the same guy who did my "viking" saber found in my sig.



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I think it's awesome, even if I hate Adobe Illustrator with a passion. :P



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 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2006-10-20 01:26pm
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Haha, a steampunk lightsabre. That kicks ass. :lol:
I´d love to see some rivets.

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As a lover of steampunk, that rocks my pants. Thank you, Chewie. :)



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As a lover of steampunk, that rocks my pants. Thank you, Chewie. :)

Oh definitely. My pants are suddenly tighter too. :lol:

I'd love to see it 3d- or physically modeled.



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I don't know about 3D rendering, but he's gonna BUILD it :-p



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CaptainChewbacca wrote:
I don't know about 3D rendering, but he's gonna BUILD it :-p

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or physically modeled.

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New draft based on some collaborative discussions I had with my friend:

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The thought was to replace the mesh with a sort of lantern design, with brass piping between the panes and on the anchor collars.



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I'm just saying, when this is made it will basically be the most ultimate thing ever.



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Ford Prefect wrote:
I'm just saying, when this is made it will basically be the most ultimate thing ever.


I think it is going to be a christmas present for my brother. And no, you can't be my brother. ;)



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Nice, but where're the buttons?



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CaptainChewbacca wrote:
I think it is going to be a christmas present for my brother. And no, you can't be my brother. ;)


Dammit Chewie! :D



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 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2006-11-01 05:52am
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Steampunk Lightsaber?! That is fucking awesome. :shock:

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Nice, but where're the buttons?

Buttons? Wouldn't valves be more appropriate?



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Dalton wrote:
Vympel wrote:
Nice, but where're the buttons?

Buttons? Wouldn't valves be more appropriate?


Valves would be hard to do. I'm going to ask him to do a slider and some sort of dial which connect to the core through the gaps in the lower rings, sort of like an afterthought.



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 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2006-11-01 12:40pm
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Very nice looking deisgn. Still, lt needs to at least emit steam from somewhere...



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A cool clockwork mechanism would be good, too. Like just have a few bits with turning rods on or that turn the crystal bit or something.



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 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2006-11-01 08:34pm
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The first version looks cooler. The asymetric part doesn´t fit the steam punk theme.

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salm wrote:
The first version looks cooler. The asymetric part doesn´t fit the steam punk theme.


Which asymmetric part? The lantern is hexagonal. Also, steampunk is usually full of asymmetry.



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 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2006-11-01 09:13pm
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I mean the thing on the top. Looks more modern than steampunkish to me.

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salm wrote:
I mean the thing on the top. Looks more modern than steampunkish to me.


Oh, the emitter disk? Well, its gonna be steel-and-brass, so that'll give it a bit of a look. The main inspiration for this saber is the steampunk-ish world from Dark Empire, which among other things featured a lightning-gun and a steam-powered starship. Its going to look somewhat modern by function of the fact that its a lightsaber. If you follow the link in my sig, you'll see a viking-style saber which combines old look and 'high tech'.



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 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2006-11-02 04:34am
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Update: I talked to the guy on email, and he can have it done by the end of the month for $60-75 (mostly for parts). He loves to make these, but he can't keep them all or he'd run out of room to live, so I guess I'm just blessed to have a friend who shares my passions and interests.



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I'd ditch the lantern, personally. It makes it look way too delicate and empty. The cooling jacket worked better, visually.

Really, I think it turns an interesting design into looking like crap.



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Dalton wrote:
Vympel wrote:
Nice, but where're the buttons?

Buttons? Wouldn't valves be more appropriate?

Valves would be hard to do. I'm going to ask him to do a slider and some sort of dial which connect to the core through the gaps in the lower rings, sort of like an afterthought.

Maybe a tiny knife switch?



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 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2006-11-02 01:17pm
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Ok, here's the 'nearly finished' design:

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Its got a slider w/fabric-covered wires, and an old-style radio knob. I admit, I can't decide if I like the style-points of the lantern or the badassitude of the cooling jacket in the first sketch. Thoughts? Votes?



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