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lightsaber - Tenel Ka Djo by hexterah lightsaber - Tenel Ka Djo by hexterah
This is probably the fourth version of Tenel Ka's magical rancor tooth lightsaber I have around the house, hehe. I made two a long time ago with PVC, spraypaint, etc. Then I ordered one from Nocturne Armory. I was up to three! For Dragon*Con 2010 I wanted to have a lightsaber with a bright turquoise/blue blade and a friend told me about ultrasabers.com~! <3

I ordered one of their basic models (with the bright blueish-greenish blade) and took to it with paperclay, blue swarovski gems (she has an orange one in some of the art but the blue blade plus the orange stone made me think of high school and my HS colors, haha XD -- so I stuck with blue) and five different colors of paint.

I had to make it so that I could get to the batteries in the bottom as well, which is why the part of the tooth on the bottom has a ridge. That way I can pull it out when the batteries die and replace them. :D

(UPDATE! - 1/14/11 - There's a blog post I made detailing the hows and whys and all that jazz concerning the saber. It can be found at this [link]!)
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Wow, as awesome as this looks, it would never last. :s
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nickspartan015 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
I love this its great to see a lightsaber made with unorthodox material especially for one from such an amazing in universe character. I hope to be building a lightwhip for a Dathomir witch possibly dark sister and Tenel Ka's blade honouring her Dathomir heritage inspired me with ideas of a wooden handle. I hope it turns out as well as this.
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Animaniac27 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
HOLYYY...
that is amazing.
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hexterah Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! ^_^ And thank you for the favorite too! Also, awesome icon! Dance Central rocks so so much~ :la:
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Animaniac27 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist
No problem! :heart:
Thanks back to you! XD I love Dance Central. :heart:
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ArcaneAvis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoooaaaa!! This is awesome! :D You're so lucky to have 3 versions of Tenel Ka's lightsaber, especially since two of them are ones you made! I'll have to check out ultrasabers.com now. ^^

Great job with this! The rancor tooth's detail is very realistic!
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hexterah Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ultrasabers.com is so addicting and their prices are amaaaaaaazing for the quality of product you get. You'll definitely have to check them out when you get the chance! ^_^

And thank you very much~! :3 I had no real plan going into this when it came to painting and adding the details, so I tried to make it look kind of like the pictures they shown of her lightsaber, haha~ XD I knew it wouldn't look exactly like hers though since it's so much longer cause of the electronics. It was an adventure to make though, definitely! XDDD
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ArcaneAvis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was looking through ultrasabers.com, and there's so much to choose from! It's impressive, and the quality of their work does seem pretty nice, so thanks for posting that! ^_^ I really hope to get my own lightsaber very soon! The only problem is deciding which one to choose...

Well it came out really nicely! I even showed my boyfriend, since I've been getting him more into the Star Wars EU lately. :D I'm sure it was a lot of fun to make!
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wario7793 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really cool looking lightsaber!
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hexterah Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! ^___^
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melzika Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Awesome! :clap:
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hexterah Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! ^_^ And thank you for the favorite as well!
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melzika Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
You're welcome!
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Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Now this has been shown to me I think I finally know what metal they use for lightsabers. Kortasive Weave.
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SARS-08 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Wow, this looks phenomenal! Super cool, the painting looks like a tooth.:D
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hexterah Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yooooou! :D! And I am horrible at painting things to look the way I think of them in my head, haha~ XD So that means a lot! <3 And thank you for the favorite too! :huggle:
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SARS-08 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
You're welcome! I know how that is- it's so rare for something to turn out the way I want it to.XD
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xxLelouchxx67 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoa...that's a pretty amazing saber you got there...I thought you CGI'd the blade at first...

I checked out Ultrasabers for the first time and realized that it was the store alot of ppl have been talking about updating their sabers for dueling at...

It certainly looks like a promising store, but is it true that once they convert your blade, you lose the awesome extend/retract effect?
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hexterah Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ultrasabers is an amazing site for sabers at reasonable prices - when I visited for the first time after being referred by a friend, I was like a kid in a candy store. XDDD

I'm not sure about the conversion. When I got mine (since I got mine from there originally), it didn't have the extend/retract effect (although someone might know better in their forums :D) but since I use the one I have for photos and costumes, I'm alright without that... although it would be a totally awesome effect to have, haha! ^_^

And thank you very much! :huggle:
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girlgoessolo Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, ah, I love this! It looks so good!
You're going to be at Dragon Con this year??? I've been trying to convince everyone I know that it's imperative that we go, but all of my friends are super laaaaaame.
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hexterah Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yooooooou! I am never good with props and stuff so I was pleasantly surprised with how this came out once I was finished! XD And yeah, I'm trying to finish up costumes early this year instead of waiting until the last second like usual, hahaha! Luckily, this is already done. ;D

WHAAAAAT how could your friends not realize the awesomeness that is D*C? I think you need to make them a presentation or something to school them in just how badly you (and them too) need to go! :la:
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girlgoessolo Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i did! there was this AWESOME hour-long documentary about it that i taped and tried to show people, but they're like "it's too expensive, it's too far away, waa waa waa...." i think they might be body-snatchers masquerading as people i once knew.

I had no idea it even existed until recently, and i am DEAD SET on going now. O_O
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Dalek1965 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
What kind of blade did you use in your saber?
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hexterah Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure what the technical term of it is - whatever the basic blade is that comes with the rifter hilt on ultrasabers.com! I believe it was their mid-grade blade. [link] :)
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Dalek1965 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Alright, that's cool.
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darklordcaedus Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how would one buy this ? or could you replicat it if paid for your sevices
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hexterah Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on what exactly you would like -- if you wanted to order a working saber from ultra sabers (so the blade lights up) or if you just wanted a static prop hilt like that (without the removable end since it wouldn't need batteries). I don't know if I could replicate it exactly, but I could try!

I've been toying with the idea of getting a basic pipe/something for the hilt and paperclaying/painting it and so on to try to make another one. I could keep you updated on that, if you'd like me to! :D
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darklordcaedus Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i could get an Ultra sabers one and send it to you and even close would be sweet thanks
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KittyChick Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Pretty darn cool looking! Great job!
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hexterah Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much~ :huggle: And thank you for the favorite also! ^_^
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Kristafee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done!! A friend of mine made one several years ago for a friend of ours. Not sure what he used to pour the mold but you can see it here [link]
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hexterah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! And I've seen that one before -- it looks so perfect! :D I love the coloring on it~ <333
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jonsparrow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
very nice! im in the middle of making one myself.
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hexterah Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :huggle:

And that's awesome! You will definitely have to post pictures when you're done! :D
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DarthCuddle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is great. Like 'Potter-ing' Star Wars... ;)
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hexterah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! ^__^
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Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, that's awesome! ^_^
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hexterah Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :huggle: Thank you for the favorite as well!
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DBYamchaFTW Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011   Filmographer
awesome this rules :D
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hexterah Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^___^ And thank you very much for the favorite as well! :D
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andy15ola Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
totally an awesome piece man its great work lots of detail and just an all around wonderful design
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hexterah Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :D! I was really worried when I started out with it (I have never really done this sort of thing before) so I'm very excited with how it turned out. Thank you for the favorite as well! :huggle:
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andy15ola Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
anytime
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YourBrandOfHeroin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
TK, this is the most EPIC of ALL EPICNESS of props I have ever seen! You kick ass, hardcore. ;D
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hexterah Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:! Thank you very much, darlin'~ <3! I had pretty much no faith in it right after I started it so I'm excited it turned out the way it did. :la:

I missed you so much at D*C this year! ;-;
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YourBrandOfHeroin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
I missed you too! I had had my surgery the day before D*C though, and I thought that I would be up to going, but I was hurting too much to make it. :( I hope to see you sometime soon!! We need to catch up! *hugs*
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thriftyredhead Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That is the coolest fucking thing EVER!
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hexterah Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! And thank you for the favorite on it! :hug:
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thriftyredhead Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so welcome!! I want one! :D
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wolf74145 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool Rancor tooth saber!
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