DarthCephalus

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  1. DarthCephalus

    Nihilus Holocron

    first prototype complete. Needs glaze.
  2. DarthCephalus

    Nihilus Holocron

    So recently, I have been all about making holocrons. I think carrying one around with me adds to the costume. After I got some practice, I thought it would be fun to design a Nihilus holocron. In the comics, there is such a thing. I saw it first when Darth Krayt was using it to try to get advice from some of the old Sith lords on how to overcome his parasitic armor. The design for the nihilus is really vague as it is in the background and he is using several. Some of the ones in the shot are pyramids and some are tetrahedrons. The color is dark red to purple and the designs are pretty hard to discern. I got to thinking about what a Nihilus holocron would look like. I wanted some text but I wanted it in old Sith rather than arabesh. I went with a modified version of the quote about him from Visas Marr "I am a wound in the Force, more presence than flesh, and in my wake life dies". For the design, I went with a center circuit that looks like a vortex or explosion in keeping with the theme of the character and an accent featuring a symbol for the triumvirate. I am going to go with a tetrahedron to further distinguish it from the holocron of heresies which is the most common holocron design I see out and about. This is what it all looks like when I put it together. Next step is to prototype it which I will be doing in the next day or two.
  3. DarthCephalus

    Updateing my Revan

    Thanks. I will give that a shot.
  4. DarthCephalus

    Updateing my Revan

    That is awesome. I may have to look into some of that leg armor then. As to the saber, I may just start another thread. After looking around a bit, I think there is still some discussion to be had there. For now, I will stick with one. As for the rest of the upgrades, added some burnt umber on top of the copper at the bottom of the kidney plate. Darkened it up nicely. made it thin on the detail so it stands out. Need to hit the whole thing with some gloss to give it a uniform shine. I was looking into the boots. Seems square toed boots are generally sold as cavalry boots. A lot of civil war reenactment places sell them. I will be picking up a pair. Any suggestions on the silver weathering?
  5. DarthCephalus

    Updateing my Revan

    This is an interesting rabbit hole. There is an inconsistency with the video and text references. The saber in purple is clearly the one Revan sports in TOR. The literature on that saber says he built it during his retraining and he carried it ever since. Since his retraining would have occurred during KOTOR1, this should have been his saber, but the flashback of him in KOTOR2 has him using the one you posted pics of which is a generic. There are promo pics of him from TOR using the sabers I have pictured, but the armor is the Reborn armor not the original. The black series figure has the same two sabers with the original armor but black series are not acceptable resources as I understand it (never was sure why) and the vast majority of the unofficial art has him using the same two. I guess I will just go with the one saber, but truth be told, I will probobly carry the other as well from time to time. I think it is much more recognizable as Revan's second saber than the one in the KOTOR 2 game files. I wonder though if any of the official artists are responsible for any of the large number of pictures with original armor and reborn hilt.
  6. DarthCephalus

    Updateing my Revan

    Wait what? All reference materials I have ever seen for dual wield Revan have him using two different sabers that match those designs: one purple and one red. I have never seen an image of him using two red sabers of the same design. Am I missing something?
  7. DarthCephalus

    Updateing my Revan

    Next step in the continuing quest to update my Revan: accent paint on bottom part of kidney armor. Bottom stripe is darker than it looks, it is just shined in direct light. Think I will still need to darken it up a bit though.
  8. DarthCephalus

    Updateing my Revan

    Next update: accurate sabers for both hands.
  9. DarthCephalus

    Updateing my Revan

    Continuing the Revan upgrades in keeping with the new CRL. This time it is the raised doodad on the back of the kidney plate. Did it in clay and painted over it with the touch up paint from wicked armor. A bit more touch up needed, but I think it will work. Need to paint the whole lower portion dark copper anyways.
  10. DarthCephalus

    Updateing my Revan

    Yes, it should match the red sash. I ended up using 2” wide ribbon from a fabric store. I glued it down, let the glue dry, then folded the bottom edge up and glued it in place so what is visible is a thin red section that is actually the fold among the middle of the ribbon.
  11. DarthCephalus

    Updateing my Revan

    The chest rings are not flat. They are welded, but the welded bit is under the strap. I picked them up at a local hardware store. The same is true of the 2" rings. They have big old weld marks, but I hid them under the straps.
  12. DarthCephalus

    FS: Big Old lot of Star Wars: Sabers, toys, movies, shirts.

    Those are the Tiny Giants. They are 80 before shipping. Come with a blade and a charge cable.
  13. DarthCephalus

    FS: Big Old lot of Star Wars: Sabers, toys, movies, shirts.

    I still have one of those 2 left.
  14. DarthCephalus

    Updateing my Revan

    A dickie top would just make the neck and chest a separate piece from the sleeves. It would allow the costumer to use pretty much any long sleeve shirt for the sleeves ( provided it has no visible buttons and is appropriately sized) without having to have a fully custom tailored shirt. The collar and piping would be pat of the dickie; the sleeves part of the shirt
  15. DarthCephalus

    Updateing my Revan

    Question on the shirt. I moved the piping on my short up a bit to be in line with the visual references, but after trooping in it recently, I got to wondering if there might be a way to make this more summer friendly. Pretty much any shirt with a collar like this is going to be thick and warm. Is there anything in the CRL or visual references that would make it so I could not replace the collar with a dickie top, sew the piping into that, and then be able to wear a long sleeved black shirt that maybe breathes a bit better underneath?