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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 3 weeks ago #72013

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It’s no secret that I have a thing for the SF Grandmaster design and aesthetic.
Obtained my first one here.
The cylindrical shaped emitter adorned with 3 narrow slots across three faces to enable shine through, surrounded by 3 angular fins extending by rods spaced 120 degrees apart over a tiered neck that is greeted by support mounts on the body. Influences taken from Satele Shan’s Saber, without denying and as a nod to, the origins: Bastila Shan, A Tribute.

Artwork image by Corbin Hunter.


The reference image where the inspiration was drawn from to where I was going with the finished hilt.


This Hilt was purchased as a pre-owned from h2soy.
Standard brushed silver finish (to the aluminium parts) with brown leather wrap
and Light Blue LEDs as a Warrior Tier.

Install by Kouri of KouriKustoms,
featuring a NB3 running a Tri Luxeon Rebel PCAmber/Lime/White FoC
that results in a glorious, vibrant Yellow.

Upon my receipt, just before Christmas 2016, I took to polishing the formerly brushed silver parts, added some gold accents and age-weathered from emitter down including the wrapped body.

Staff measures: 602mm (without blades)
Socket Depth: 65mm

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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 3 weeks ago #72014

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Just going to continue the remainder of this Post as an Image Gallery.


Visible hole accommodated a pair of D-Rings but as this is kept in a staff configuration and the D-rings create an annoying jingle, they were removed and used for something different.

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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 3 weeks ago #72021

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My attempts at posting something clever FAILED.
This Grandmaster is aaaaaAAAAAAA-MAZING!!!!
Kudos to Kouri on the install, and your finish with the polish and gold accents, are SUPERB.
Hard to improve on, but if I may be so humble to suggest. Maybe the pommels and coupler finish in GOLD.

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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 3 weeks ago #72022

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Huh, polish really sets these off. Reminding me I need to get off my butt and put some shine on another hilt I've got kicking around here.

Curious on the bladed photos - is it just the camera focusing on the Lime LEDs, or does the color actually shift a bit cooler as the battery runs down? First few extended-plug pics have it spot on.


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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 3 weeks ago #72023

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Wow that's great! :cheer:

I need to get myself a staff one of these days...

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How did you do that gold finish? That's almost exactly the finish I want to put on my Consular.

I was looking at gold brush plating kits, and it's a bit more involved for aluminum than I anticipated (degrease, buff/polish, degrease, immerse in zincate, copper plate, gold plate). And I'm not sure how that would work with zincate immersion since I only want to plate the silver parts of the dual tone finish.
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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 3 weeks ago #72025

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Great Googly Moogly. I dont know how else to react, this has to be one of the most beautiful saber's I've ever seen. I too, am a huge fan of Bastila Shan and this is just perfect from Emitter to emitter. Congrats on having the ability to hold this in your hands because I'm sure it's like nothing else! This and a mauler staff are definitely on my saber bucket list.
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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 3 weeks ago #72027

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Quite nice. Is that leather wrapping weathered too?
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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 3 weeks ago #72031

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Whoa!
:woohoo:
Thumbs up!
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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 2 weeks ago #72033

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That is incredible! Wow! :woohoo:
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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 2 weeks ago #72036

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Never seen a Grand Master staff that I did not absolutely love, but this one takes it to the next level! Gawd!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Imagine what you will know tomorrow....
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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 2 weeks ago #72039

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OK guys, we need to hold an intervention here

Pretty sure you've caught em all by now bro

Seriously though, gorgeous saber, love the yellow.
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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 2 weeks ago #72048

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Another fine lightsaber which will make a nice addition to your Collection..

This one is a real beauty. Always liked the Grandmaster..
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Thank you All with your comments and with stopping by for a little look. :)

=Ottomatix= wrote:
My attempts at posting something clever FAILED.
This Grandmaster is aaaaaAAAAAAA-MAZING!!!!
Kudos to Kouri on the install, and your finish with the polish and gold accents, are SUPERB.
Hard to improve on, but if I may be so humble to suggest. Maybe the pommels and coupler finish in GOLD.

Your suggestion is welcomed and noted, Thank you. Doing so on the pommels may be a redundant exercise only because they sit tucked away under the display as spares since I leave it assembled in Staff config. It does open an opportunity for the coupler though. Will be sure to provide an update once I get 'round to it.

Kouri wrote:
Huh, polish really sets these off. Reminding me I need to get off my butt and put some shine on another hilt I've got kicking around here.

Curious on the bladed photos - is it just the camera focusing on the Lime LEDs, or does the color actually shift a bit cooler as the battery runs down? First few extended-plug pics have it spot on.


The polishing really does. You'd know first hand how they looked in stock-ish form when you received them and when I finally got them, just thought it needed a little extra sparkle. A bit of both with the colour comment actually. Not taken with a fancy camera other than what I have on my phone. Had an extensive playtime with them that day before I started with the pics and admittedly stopped to continue the playtime before resuming again so battery levels did undeniably drop some.

KelbornX wrote:
Wow that's great! :cheer:
I need to get myself a staff one of these days...
How did you do that gold finish? That's almost exactly the finish I want to put on my Consular.
I was looking at gold brush plating kits, and it's a bit more involved for aluminum than I anticipated (degrease, buff/polish, degrease, immerse in zincate, copper plate, gold plate). And I'm not sure how that would work with zincate immersion since I only want to plate the silver parts of the dual tone finish.
Or just a coupler to join two existing hilts? :whistle: :lol:
Metallic Gold Rattle-can spray paint after polishing the sections first. Did a double loose sweep sandwiching a layer of trans Red, then stripped with a dry-rub acetone cloth and final rubbed with a black paint soiled cloth.

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Great Googly Moogly. I dont know how else to react, this has to be one of the most beautiful saber's I've ever seen. I too, am a huge fan of Bastila Shan and this is just perfect from Emitter to emitter. Congrats on having the ability to hold this in your hands because I'm sure it's like nothing else! This and a mauler staff are definitely on my saber bucket list.
Thank you. I have been debating a DM1 recently and will likely/inevitably get a version of Mauler regardless of whether it supports a 1" or a 7/8". Bastila is pretty special though. :)

Execute66 wrote:
Quite nice. Is that leather wrapping weathered too?
Yes. Did a couple of throttle twists with a used piece of 1200 grit and finished with the same black paint soiled cloth.

DK44 wrote:
Whoa!
:woohoo:
Thumbs up!
Greysider wrote:
That is incredible! Wow! :woohoo:
DK and Greysider, Thanking you both.

Brax wrote:
Never seen a Grand Master staff that I did not absolutely love, but this one takes it to the next level! Gawd!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Stay tuned. ;)

Jas-Ot wrote:
OK guys, we need to hold an intervention here
Pretty sure you've caught em all by now bro
Seriously though, gorgeous saber, love the yellow.
Kouri can attest to it. Took a blind punt on this setup and it return very favourably. As for intervention? :blush: but... there's still much more... :lol:

Darth Nelo Angelo wrote:
Another fine lightsaber which will make a nice addition to your Collection..
This one is a real beauty. Always liked the Grandmaster..
You know, I think the Grandmaster is kinda alright too. :P
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Bastila Shan Grandmaster Staff SFPO|Story..... 4 months 2 weeks ago #72054

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I'm beginning to somehow feel like Michael Corleone whenever I see your posts :P
'Just when I thought I was out - they pull me back in!'

Oh my god, everytime you post a new addition to your collection, I drool and applaud you for having the crowning achievement and then the next one comes :woohoo:
But seriously, this is definitely one of my favourites so far! The gold accents, the wraps and just really managing to capture that Old Republic feel (not many lightsabers can, besides the Gladius and the Archon in my opinion), this really is amazing.
If only SaberForge would take after your designs and bring em to us :P
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CrimsonJax88 wrote:
I'm beginning to somehow feel like Michael Corleone whenever I see your posts :P
'Just when I thought I was out - they pull me back in!'
:lol: The only way to truly leave those kind of Families is with your spilt blood.
Oh my god, everytime you post a new addition to your collection, I drool and applaud you for having the crowning achievement and then the next one comes :woohoo:
But seriously, this is definitely one of my favourites so far! The gold accents, the wraps and just really managing to capture that Old Republic feel (not many lightsabers can, besides the Gladius and the Archon in my opinion), this really is amazing.
Thank you. :blush:
If only SaberForge would take after your designs and bring em to us :P
Well technically it started as a SF Grandmaster so the design influences stemmed from SF. Just personalised it to something a little bit different. :P
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