Heavy/Scratch: Sword of the Primes - Star Saber

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  1. citoria

    citoria Lord Dragon Master

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    LDM's Celestial Sword - TFP: Star Saber


    BUY TF PRIME - CELESTIAL SWORD

    This is a completely show accurate weapon for TF Prime Voyager Optimus Prime.
    This is the legendary Star Saber, featured in season 2 of TF Prime.
    Wield the power of the Primes with a weapon that towers over Optimus himself!
    The sword and handle separate and will fit into the 5mm hands of any Transformer.
    The blade measures 186 mm in length and is an imposing sight for any Decepticon.

    This model has been successfully tested in WSF and FUD!


    PROGRESS REPORT
    So as my very first TF project I wanted to try my hand at making my very own Star Saber from TFPrime. I started at the beginning of October, and through trail and error created a finalized version of the sword.

    The model was vector traced in autocad from multiple high resolution screen captions. It is 99% accurate to what was actually in the show!

    I then had several prototypes printed, adjusting for size and level of details (trying to accommodate the 3d printing process while still keeping the details)

    The sword it available from Shapeways.com if you are interested in having your own.

    This weekend I gave a shot at painting one of my older version (I've never painted before!).

    I plan to paint my FUD print with a transparent blue blade so I can have both a normal and "powered up" version.

    I still have to seal this version of the sword, and give it a gloss to make it match Optimus a little more.


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    If anyone does decide to get one printed and paint it, I hope you'll post a photo here to share!

    ~LDM
     

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  2. cliffjumperftw1

    cliffjumperftw1 POG IN A BIG SANDBOX!

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    That's amazing! Does it work with the prid version?
     
  3. citoria

    citoria Lord Dragon Master

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    Thank you.

    I don't have the PRID version, but it shouldn't have a problem. The handle is made for any 5mm hand. My Breakdown can hold it no problem.
     
  4. Shepard Prime

    Shepard Prime autobot

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    I think I just saw this on Shapeways. Looks so much better in Prime's hand than the digital references shapeways gives. Now, I have a better idea for scale too.
     
  5. citoria

    citoria Lord Dragon Master

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    Yea, the ref file just shows the sword and handle printed separately. That way they can plug into any hand.
     
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    masishadow Well-Known Member

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    What material did you have it printed in?
     
  7. citoria

    citoria Lord Dragon Master

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    The photos are of WSF but I've printed it in FUD and it came out perfectly
     
  8. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    This is one sexy model. Is this in FUD?
    If it's WSF I am pleasantly surprised.

    Good work man, I've been following this since the beginning and your progress has been great! Congratulations!
     
  9. citoria

    citoria Lord Dragon Master

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    That one is WSF! Gave it a sealing coat before painting and it smoothed it out!

    Thank you for all of your help! I really look to you as the Shapeway master and appreciate all the time you took to give me advice!!
     
  10. Transformed

    Transformed 神戸 Member

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    This looks awesome!

    Could we get pictures of the back with the sword attached? How'd you do it?

    How much! ...I probably should go back and read your post--cool pictures of this amazing power of making you skip text:p 
     
  11. citoria

    citoria Lord Dragon Master

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    I don't have the picture studio up still, but the following image shows the back of Prime.

    I just pull the back flaps out, slide in the sword and they hold it in nice and snug.

    I am glad you like it! Click the shapeway links, the prices are listed for all available materials
    [​IMG].
     
  12. lenimusprime

    lenimusprime Well-Known Member

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    how do i aquire this work of art
     
  13. Transformed

    Transformed 神戸 Member

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    Oh, okay, thanks. Didn't notice the link in your post--cool pictures, man. Cool pictures:D 

    Go here: BUY TF PRIME - CELESTIAL SWORD
     
  14. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    That looks incredible, you really nailed it!
     
  15. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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    Looks über cool.
     
  16. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    I love it.
     
  17. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    :lol  I had the same reaction to the sheer awesomeness of this beauty.
    Bought!
     
  18. ichnach

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    this looks totally badass. Gotta talk my wife into letting me get 1 now lol. Since this turned out so nice any chance you'll be doing meg's sword as well?
     
  19. Transformed

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    Apparently, the coolness of this project caused me to stop being coherent in my post:lol 

    I hope he or someone attempts to make Megatron's sword and his "Prime" arm (skinny fingers and all) as it needs to be done.
     
  20. citoria

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    Thank you!
     

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