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The Dark Prince -- Custom "Princess" Saber 2 months 5 days ago #86454

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Several months ago I picked up an empty Princess, mostly just to see how I liked the hilt itself. Sure enough, it looked good and felt great in the hand (similar feel to a Gladius imo). I saw a customized one, dubbed the "Rebel Prince" on the instagram account of the guy who did the gemstone inlay of my Consular saber (DesertWolf Inlays). Olive green paint job and kind of a tsuka-ito wrap in the middle choke... just really got me looking at this hilt in a different light.

This sparked some ideas in my head, and when an installer known for doing some great weathering and customizing of SF sabers offered to take people's empties or stunts in exchange for commissions... I had to jump on that offer; I ended up unloading a stunt saber that I wasn't too thrilled with that covered the labor rate and made a fine addition to his collection (dude is seriously General Grievous of the saber community).


Without further ado, I present... the DARK PRINCE!

SF Princess hilt
Nano Biscotte v4 soundboard with Power Extender
Red-Orange/PCAmber/White tri-Cree LED
28mm Veco bass speaker
GOTH 3D printed chassis
Unlit black 12mm AV switch
SF offset 12mm recharge port
Custom "battle damage" weathering and scarring
Brass hardware in place of silver
Blade plug by Defconbird (eBay) / Defcon4 (TRA forums)
Install by Soroc Sabers




:woohoo: --- RIGHT??? There's a few more pics up on my Flickr gallery.

Of course, I HAD to load it with a full complement of Unstable sound fonts: Madcow's Unhinged and Spitfire, and Shameem's Sacrifice. The Red-Orange/Amber mixes to the PERFECT "Fire Orange", much better than a Red/Green mix imo. I put a couple RGW sabers next to this one for comparison, and the results were that the RO/A was brighter and more even than the R/G of the same shade. The brass screws and covertec go even better with this finish than I thought. Just need to let them naturally patina a bit more and it'll be perfect!

So, yeah... just because it's called the "Princess" hilt... don't count this one out. B)
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The Dark Prince -- Custom "Princess" Saber 2 months 5 days ago #86457

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Looking good man. I wouldnt recognise it :)
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The Dark Prince -- Custom "Princess" Saber 2 months 5 days ago #86459

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Very nice saber and the weathering is just S I C K. Natural weathering looks the best.
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The Dark Prince -- Custom "Princess" Saber 2 months 5 days ago #86466

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Execute66 wrote:
Very nice saber and the weathering is just S I C K. Natural weathering looks the best.

Thanks! Yeah... gotta have it look NATURAL. He also did some light pitting just over the hilt in general that adds to the feel of it.
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The Dark Prince -- Custom "Princess" Saber 2 months 5 days ago #86498

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That's a sweet piece man! Great job!
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The Dark Prince -- Custom "Princess" Saber 2 months 5 days ago #86500

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That's an awesome custom, absolutely gorgeous. Also, I like how you weren't put off by the name of the saber, you found a hilt you like and made it your own. Good move. :)
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The Dark Prince -- Custom "Princess" Saber 2 months 4 days ago #86534

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Oh my I am so liking this saber... actually I love it ! :woohoo:
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The Dark Prince -- Custom "Princess" Saber 2 months 4 days ago #86543

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Awesome customization, all of the sudden this Princess reminds of the Qu Rahn lightsaber because of the weathering; great stuff :woohoo:
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The Dark Prince -- Custom "Princess" Saber 2 months 4 days ago #86579

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Not usually a fan of weathering, but this I like! B)
“Your focus determines your reality.” – Qui-Gon Jinn
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The Dark Prince -- Custom "Princess" Saber 2 months 3 days ago #86582

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Edon Bluewolf wrote:
Not usually a fan of weathering, but this I like!

I'll admit... I HATED weathering when I first got into this hobby. Then I saw some GOOD weathering, and... oh boy! I think about... half of my sabers are weathered now? :silly: :woohoo: :whistle:
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