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User avatar #1 - cheastnut (09/26/2013) [-]
i once tried to build one out of PVC but it didn't work to well. what did you use?
User avatar #2 to #1 - damphyr (09/26/2013) [-]
The gold core is PVC, the rings are built up layers of gaffing tape, the outer housing is one of the hollow plastic legs from one of those put together shelving units spaced with a larger diameter of PVC piping to create the gap. The finger spacers on the forward housing are spline. Superglue holds it all together and the paint is just a flat black and gold model paint from the local hobby shop.
This is the 6th lightsaber I have built. The first 4 are all PVC, which I never had a problem working with. I will post a picture of one of the original sabers I did if you want to see.
User avatar #3 to #2 - cheastnut (09/26/2013) [-]
sure. it wasn't that i couldn't do it i just couldn't get the stuff i needed back it 7th grade.
#4 to #3 - damphyr (09/26/2013) [-]
Here is the older saber, the 2nd one I build, the 1st, 3rd and 4th went to friends, the 5th to my girlfriend for her Sith cosplay. We're hoping to have them done (the costumes) in a year so we can make some of the cons.
User avatar #5 to #4 - damphyr (09/26/2013) [-]
This one is also a little beaten up because it was build (along with the 2nd,3rd,and 4th) as props for a star wars fan film. They needed to be robust and capable of taking a beating.
User avatar #6 to #5 - cheastnut (09/26/2013) [-]
i'd rather not show mine... i might try again some time though, can you tell me some of the stuff you use on the others
User avatar #7 to #6 - damphyr (09/27/2013) [-]
One of them has a metal core and I salvaged some old air soft silencers for the grips, and a "flash guard" from an old nerf gun for an emitter shroud.
Superglue is your friend and so is a Dremmel (or other rotary tool)
Feel free to send me a pm with any specific questions.
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