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The Nautilaxx. 3 months 5 days ago #80904

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Finally!

My GCS Badaxx arrived. I let her charge overnight and because I love to customize the first thing I did was wrap the handle with gator leather and make a skull kill key.

I'll probably weather the emitter and etch the shroud and pommel. I'm thinking a dragon theme.








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Finally! 3 months 5 days ago #80908

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SSSSWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That leather looks really nice on it.


Another..... probably year before he even starts on the custom version I'm on the list for LOL
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Finally! 3 months 5 days ago #80909

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I bet it will be nicer than anything I can do, but I love doing things myself. It makes it feel like mine.
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Finally! 3 months 5 days ago #80910

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I feel you there. I'm having him make another Browncoat Badaxx for me, which I can't quite do myself haha.
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Finally! 3 months 5 days ago #80923

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Very nice indeed man!
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Finally! 3 months 5 days ago #80926

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Rob really makes some of the most magnificent sabers in the biz; awesome that you got your hands on one and making it your own - that's what I feel this entire community is about, making your own personal lightsaber :woohoo:
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Finally! 3 months 3 days ago #80972

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Finished my customizations. Gave it an etch, some weathering and some gold accents. The etching around the button reads "sacred order of Neptune" and there are crossed swords flanking the kill key and an anchor to finish off the theme.


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Buffed up the shroud a little more to get the detail.
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The Nautilaxx. 3 months 3 days ago #80980

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I love it, man. I love the skull kill key, the etching and the colors. To me, this is kind of a boring design, but you've really jazzed it up.
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The Nautilaxx. 3 months 2 days ago #80995

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Once the leather and skull were on it there was something about it that said old flint lock pistol, I'm not normally a pirate guy, I spent some time chasing them in the Red Sea, so I included the inscription "sacred order of Neptune" around the button so it isn't a pirate saber its a shellback saber. I am a trusty shellback, Slimey wogs beware.

Its a really well made saber but you're right, the design is plain. When I have more time to work on my own stuff I'm going to reverse engineer the block on the underside so I can fabricate a claw for it.
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The Nautilaxx. 3 months 2 days ago #80999

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This is an awesome looking saber. Love the skull kk and the other customizations. You make it all look so easy. Don't know how you managed to get that gator wrap so tight and smooth on this curved hilt. Was it sprayed with water then reduced either by air dry or heat gun ? B)
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The Nautilaxx. 3 months 2 days ago #81001

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The curve of the hilt made the leather tough to get smooth and to be fair there is one wrinkle on the underside right at the seam, but you have to look really hard for it.

Basically I work slow and it helps if the leather is damp. I glue it down as I work, stretching and smoothing from the front back and then at an angle down the sides, always pressing the excess toward the pommel.

I wanted the leather to fit under the shroud intially but there wasnt room so I wrapped the leather around a dowel and traced the shroud to get the shape right.

Leather wraps on straight hilts are a cake walk by comparison.
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The Nautilaxx. 3 months 2 days ago #81015

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That saber is so sick!! The skull kill key is fantastic :D
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The Nautilaxx. 3 months 2 days ago #81026

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Jolly Roger! :P Looking like a vintage pistol. Nice! ;)
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The Nautilaxx. 3 months 21 hours ago #81092

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Amazing :woohoo:
Love that skull and crossbones/cutlass logo/kill key - and yes I know I'm wrong seeing as you said no pirates, but damn if that doesn't look like it :P
I agree that even though Rob Petkau/Genesis Sabers makes amazing hilts, some of them do quite feel 'average'; the quality is outstanding, but the aesthetics could at times be cooler (although once MadCow does go mad, he really makes magnificent stuff, the Roma Victrix saber for instance just made me jealous with envy :pinch:

You definitely upgraded this one for the better :cheer:
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