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Maria by TiredJadedSoul Maria :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 3 0 Phoenix rising by TiredJadedSoul Phoenix rising :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 0 0 Custom Scratchbuilt 1:1 Lightsabers by TiredJadedSoul Custom Scratchbuilt 1:1 Lightsabers :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 0 2 Rebel Morale Poster by TiredJadedSoul Rebel Morale Poster :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 2 0 Imperial Morale Poster by TiredJadedSoul Imperial Morale Poster :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 4 2 Matchbox Raygun by TiredJadedSoul Matchbox Raygun :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 1 1 Federation Phaser II+R concept (TOS) by TiredJadedSoul Federation Phaser II+R concept (TOS) :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 18 5 Mark XII Dreadnaught design by TiredJadedSoul Mark XII Dreadnaught design :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 0 6 1986 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am by TiredJadedSoul 1986 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 2 0 Palinurus II by TiredJadedSoul Palinurus II :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 9 2 Palinurus I by TiredJadedSoul Palinurus I :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 14 2 AHK 412C Model 312 - 'BUSTER' by TiredJadedSoul AHK 412C Model 312 - 'BUSTER' :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 2 6 The Astronaut's Tomb by TiredJadedSoul The Astronaut's Tomb :icontiredjadedsoul:TiredJadedSoul 214 26


Ewok Hunt - Star Wars by AldoK Ewok Hunt - Star Wars :iconaldok:AldoK 1,568 136 Here, at the end of all the things. by DarrenGeers Here, at the end of all the things. :icondarrengeers:DarrenGeers 13,464 1,116 miniOgreII Line002 by NyrathWiz miniOgreII Line002 :iconnyrathwiz:NyrathWiz 16 0 Nail Halo by Spielorjh Nail Halo :iconspielorjh:Spielorjh 6 11 SUPRA-LUMINAL by archangel72367 SUPRA-LUMINAL :iconarchangel72367:archangel72367 8 3 Typewriter console by Spacefriend-T Typewriter console :iconspacefriend-t:Spacefriend-T 395 80 002 by jashawk 002 :iconjashawk:jashawk 155 42 Blow The Hatch by steve-burg Blow The Hatch :iconsteve-burg:steve-burg 65 58 Sons of Empire by Mestemaker Sons of Empire :iconmestemaker:Mestemaker 194 16 Attack Strength Doubled by MrAverage Attack Strength Doubled :iconmraverage:MrAverage 34 6 Star Trek Nighthawks by Rabittooth Star Trek Nighthawks :iconrabittooth:Rabittooth 781 165 Big Trak by paulrandpierce Big Trak :iconpaulrandpierce:paulrandpierce 2 1 v8 horse by Bephza v8 horse :iconbephza:Bephza 144 35 Road of the Snake by WeNDoR Road of the Snake :iconwendor:WeNDoR 63 31 Firebird Eagle by Ranald101 Firebird Eagle :iconranald101:Ranald101 2 4


I kept telling myself, all day Friday, that I was going to build some scratchbuilt Lightsabers (the hilts).  The recipe is simple enough, a Lightsaber hilt is basically just a tube, two hands tall, with an emitter array at one end and handle at the other.  What goes inbetween is pretty much a free-for-all.  Well, it was a long day Friday so I got home, got out of my work clothes, got my jammies on and basically told myself that I was going to take a nap for an hour then get up and build a Lightsaber.  Sometime in the next three hours I snoozed, I can't remember if I got anything to eat or not, and I basically said "screw it" and went to sleep for the night.  Saturday morning I was going to wake up early and get things done.  I slept late.  It felt great.  I woke up, threw on my jeans and a T-shirt and, determined, built a Lightsaber in about 20 minutes.  Later that afternoon I was going to build another Lightsaber but I couldn't decide on the design ... I basically had two emitter arrays built and two end caps so I just said why build two in one day when I can build three?

And that's what I did.

The Lightsabers are built out of wood dowels, off the rack wood parts and some metal ring hooks.  Each saber is about 85% complete as I need to prime them, paint them and detail them but the core of the project is there.

Pictures soon, the unfinished sabers will be posted tomorrow.  I'll work on finishing them up as I can but it was a fun Saturday project.


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Christopher T. Shields
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Born in June, 1969, I am a jaded misanthrope with the mind of a scholar, the heart of a warrior, and the body of a poet. As you can see, I don't take anything in life seriously, not even myself.


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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
TiredJadedSoul Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  Been away from DA for several months, just now checking messages.
noro8 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for watch!
unusualsuspex Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthxwatchplz: Hope I can live up to your expectations I salute you!
TiredJadedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a better artist than I am so those expectations have already been met and exceeded.
enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Thank a ton for the watch! more cool models and weird dioramas on the way!
Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!!

hauke3000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks a lot for the warch!
hauke3000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artist
For the watch of course. My fingers are to thick for the tiny iphone keyboard. :-)
jorrus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Howdy Mr Shi... I mean, Black Echo!
I am a fan of your extensive prose library; It reads a lot like Fight Club/ William S Burroughs works...
Your use of ambiguous narrators/tall tale/folk lore is legendary, and the way you keep readers entertained (such as with the Cult of the One True Clown story or the description of your favorite Trans Am) are to be commended.
I hope you do produce more content, but damn! That gap really improved your craft 10 fold!

PS: The disclaimer on your going faster site is hilarious.
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