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two 125s received 3 weeks 11 hours ago #85341

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my kids "Christmas" presents got here. lol



we got an archon warrior and a weathered prodigy.



There's a third one that I ordered used and was planning on building.



and then that emmiter #4 was what my 6yo chose with me. she ordered a MB in pink and got the Archon. That was sort of a problem. While being a beautiful art piece, the archon has some seriously sharp parts on the handle so that had to be remedied.
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two 125s received 3 weeks 10 hours ago #85343

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i got to work stripping the Archon and trying to get my unnamed saber correctly balanced with clean lines the she wanted it.







plus there is a ding on the shroud of the archon. it's small can surely be buffed out but Idk if i'll bother (i'd like to sell the hilt actually)





and then to bring my creation to life



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two 125s received 3 weeks 10 hours ago #85344

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i finished it!!


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two 125s received 3 weeks 9 hours ago #85345

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So for some opinions and questions:

The solid body prodigy apprentice is really nice and almost perfect for kids. It seems very durable and my 10yo seems to love it. It is a little heavy though. I was actually shocked at how heavy the v4 blade is. I replaced that with a cheaper blade and it's ok for my daughter now (but with that v4 blade it was too heavy). I do really like this hilt, it's got some minor details that make it more interesting.

The Archon is not my style and it was too dangerous for my hands, much less my children's hands. With gloves, I'm sure it's a very good hilt. It actually is a nice size for two handed wielding styles.

My asp build was very fun but a little tricky to get everything aligned. I don't have any shims so I used plumbing rubber grommets for one part. Another part was aligned by using two thin pieces of plastic wrapper.

Can someone tell me what the black stuff is that they use to insulate the wires and connectors? I peeled it off when moving the internals and then put hot glue as insulation but maybe it wasn't a good choice bc now the led/switch section gets warmer than before. However the prodigy doesn't get hot at all.

Another question, how can I add a recharge port to a warrior set-up? I'd love to see a diagram or vid/tutorial but just a simple explanation will probably work.
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two 125s received 3 weeks 6 hours ago #85353

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Its heat shrink, standard electronic stuff.

Pink sabers, love em. Cant wait for mine ♡
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two 125s received 3 weeks 6 hours ago #85354

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not the heat shrink, the black gooey stuff is what I'm trying learn about, and if clear heat gun glue is sufficient. but thank you :-)
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two 125s received 3 weeks 4 hours ago #85363

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Beautiful sabers! looks very similar to what my girlfriend wants to get for herself

If you do sell it, I would love to know how much... I get paid in two weeks and the Archon is one of the top on my list of wants.
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two 125s received 3 weeks 3 hours ago #85369

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Cute seeing kids holding Elite size sabers with blade; the whole saber is about as tall or taller. :lol:
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two 125s received 3 weeks 33 minutes ago #85373

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jbl420 wrote:
not the heat shrink, the black gooey stuff is what I'm trying learn about, and if clear heat gun glue is sufficient. but thank you :-)

Ah alrighty, diddnt realise they had that inside. Never taken apart a saber before haha

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two 125s received 2 weeks 6 days ago #85383

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jbl420 wrote:
not the heat shrink, the black gooey stuff is what I'm trying learn about, and if clear heat gun glue is sufficient. but thank you :-)

That's liquid electrical tape. Either is sufficient.
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two 125s received 2 weeks 6 days ago #85385

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Shai kah; will do! And thanks :-)

The younger one is in the picture and yes the blade and all dwarfs her. I really need to add a board with adjustable sounds, like a song she can sing with.

KelbornX appreciate it. I'll look it up. Is it putty or glue like at first?
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two 125s received 2 weeks 6 days ago #85393

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Those are some cool sabers. I can speak from experience that the Prodigy is an awesome hilt. :)
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two 125s received 2 weeks 6 days ago #85460

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Great thread and pics jbl!
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two 125s received 2 weeks 6 days ago #85461

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Thanks bluewolf (cool name btw).

Scifidude, it's no crystal reveal exhalted lol.
Seriously though, i do like the prodigy and will not be doing anything to it soon (i.e. Keep my warranty safe). The other one will be upgraded this year. I really want to add a charge port soon and one of the 2.5 boards later on, maybe summer.
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