Author Topic: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber  (Read 7248 times)

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Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« on: December 04, 2014, 11:32:26 pm »
Well, what can I say? I'm back ;D

Sometimes, art, whether 3D or a physical prop, sometimes it 'clicks' and you stay up late, setting aside all morality and just work until you've made a lot of progress. I've had it multiple times with my 3D works, but this was the first time for a prop. My Aethersaber isn't done just yet, but I'm already proud enough of it to show it to you all;






Gaze upon my works, ye mighty, and...well, hopefully be at the very least amused ;)

I, at the very least, will need to make a pommel (with attachment ring/thingamajig), but tweaking the emitter and the 'switch' is also on my todo list.

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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2014, 02:56:35 am »
Welcome back. 
Does your Aethersaber wail like a banshee or kill banshees?  Either way, nice work.

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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 12:22:05 pm »
Nicely done. What is the main body from?

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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 03:06:27 pm »
Welcome back.
Thank ye!

Does your Aethersaber wail like a banshee or kill banshees?  Either way, nice work.
Both ;) Though it's named for the wail it makes. It really is a Steampunk take on a Star Wars lightsaber and I imagine that the activation and operating sounds of this thing are higher pitched. Probably because it operates with the same power source as the Valkyr rifle; crystallised ectoplasm.

Nicely done. What is the main body from?
Thank ye! The main body is a old welding torch :)

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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2014, 05:42:08 pm »
Ah- an elegant weapon for a more civilized age, indeed!

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Very nice!

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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2014, 07:39:57 pm »
Always figured that sentence fit well with the Steampunk aesthetic ;) Thanks!

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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2014, 08:50:39 pm »
Would love to see it with a photoshopped blade!
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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2014, 09:46:55 pm »
In due time perhaps :) First I need to finish it properly ;)

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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2014, 07:33:02 am »
I very much dig this, mate.  Looks good!  I could see that being carried by a Steampunk version of Luke or Vader.  VERY well put together!
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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 11:40:09 am »
Bloody hell Torvald! loooong time no see! Nice work, how're you keeping?
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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2014, 03:41:13 pm »
I very much dig this, mate.  Looks good!  I could see that being carried by a Steampunk version of Luke or Vader.  VERY well put together!
Thank you, thank you! Don't praise me too much; I might get all cocky ;)

Bloody hell Torvald! loooong time no see!
Yeah, I'm terribly sorry about that, ser ;) My travels led me away from these grounds for quite some time, but I guess the spark is back!

Nice work, how're you keeping?
Thank ye! I'm keeping up well. Trying to get 'Tarant's most sought-after bachelor', but that's not really working for me ;)

And now, ladies and gentlemen, on with the show! I was quite happy with the old emitter, but not fully. So, I tweaked it some more:




I'd call that 'done' :) Next up: tweaking the activation button to perfection and adding a pommel.

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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2014, 04:08:52 pm »
....aaaaaand I'd consider it done. The pommel was the last piece of the puzzle and courtesy of the local hardware store, the parts were sourced and it is now complete. A simple drawer pull and a random bit I didn't readily recognize combine to form something that screws in the bottom and proves a ring suitable for hanging from a hook on my belt :)



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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2014, 04:25:18 pm »
That's a nice bit of kit, I like that  ;D

Can I just say one teeny-weeny little thing? In the last picture, I personally would add a fibre washer or something to make those two hexes line up, but then I get OCD about such things...
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Re: Torvald Faust's Banshee Aethersaber
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2014, 05:19:02 pm »
Thanks! And although I appreciate the idea, it is unlikely to happen; the new hex has pretty short thread. If I add anything, it will fall out ;)