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 Completed SWTOR Electrostaff (A tutorial for these kind and gentle times)

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Ru'Der Marekar


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SWTOR Electrostaff (For these kind and gentle times)

Famous movie misquotes: “Game over, man! Game over! What the osik are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?”

Luckily, there is an answer:


With a few parts from the local hardware store, a simple “non-blaster” style weapon can be made for use in these troubled times. This staff is based on an Electro-staff from the SWTOR game. Total cost for the primary components is about $40.00.

There are, of course, other components of varying costs that can be substituted/used at the builder discretion….

The primary items for the staff construction are:
1 -  5 foot long, 1” diameter, aluminum flag pole
2 -  ¾” PVC compression coupling
2 – 1” PVC irrigation compression slide repair coupling
2 – ¾” PVC pipe cap
1 – 12” length of 1” PVC pipe

Additional material used:
1 – 5 foot long, 5/8” webbing (for shoulder strap)
1 – roll of bicycle handlebar tape (for staff center)
2 – 1” diameter, felt bottom adhesive sliders (to protect the paint on the ends of staff)

Consumables used during assembly:
Contact cement
DevCon 3500psi Epoxy
Dremel tool
Electrical tape
latex masking fluid
Painters tape / news paper
Primer/paint/paint brush
Sand paper

The primary materials for the project:


Close up of the PVC couplings:


Alignment of the primary components next to the staff:


Grind/sand/Dremel off the raised lettering from the PVC components. Then do initial fit up of the primary components on the staff:


The fit up of two of the components was a little excessive (sloppy). To close up the clearance (between the center PVC pipe/staff and the end irrigation slider coupling/staff) use a couple laps of electrical on the staff under the component location:


Install and center the 1” PVC pipe on the shaft and epoxy in place. Install the two compression couplings against each side of the central PVC pipe and tighten:


Epoxt together the two sections of the slide coupling (so it no longer “slides”). Install and epoxy in place the slide coupling & end cap for both sides of the staff:


Apply two coats of primer and the base coat of “hammered metal”:


Clean the areas to be painted and mask the staff with painters tape/paper/liquid latex:


Remove the masking paper/tape/latex masking. To remove the dried latex masking fluid a “rubber” eraser works extremely well:


Clean the painted areas and mask the staff with painters tape/paper/liquid latex for addition of the second color:


Remove the masking paper/tape/latex masking and clean the painted surfaces:


Wrap the center of the staff with handlebar tape and secure with contact cement:


Apply the final “environmental” style weathering. Slight overspray of desert colored paints, scratch up surface with sand paper, a light black wash and seal with “matt clear coat”:


Install the felt sliders on the ends of the staff:


Weather/paint the shoulder strap and install on the staff:
 

Use in good faith!

« Last Edit: Dec 08, 2015, 04:09 PM by Ru'Der Marekar » Logged
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Good plan with the flagpole, I might need to copy you there ;D

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I love those pipe couplings, so many applications for the likes of us.

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Gel'ren "Mercelangelo" Drask Firestorm Clan
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I was looking at those same pieces the other day at Home Depot thinking, "what could I make with these?". Nice work!

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Yup. Totally going to use this as a springboard for my mando kit. I already have several ideas bouncing around in my head! Thanks for the tutorial, and im eager to see how amazing it turns out!

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That's going to look really sweet!  I look forward to see how it comes out!

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Ru'Der Marekar


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Completed tutorial! The first post is up to date   :D

Comments? Questions?

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That looks awesome! As I mentioned, I used this as a baseline for my own melee weapons (a pair of 'electro batons' that I can connect to make a staff like this) and I was very interested to see how you were going to finish it. Seeing your finished version gives me even more inspiration for my batons!  ;D

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Yup, I have most of the parts sitting at home staring at me. Begging me to make them into something, anything!!  Consider this idea jacked!! (With your permission, of course.)

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That staff came out looking awesome, vod!  I've got one in the works with similar parts... probably won't look quite as cool as this one though.

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I feel an energy spike in the force!  Great job.

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Thanks for all the positive comments  :D

I feel an energy spike in the force!  Great job.
... and that would be an "electrical" spike  :P

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Dont wanna jack the thread, so ima just give a preview of what I did with the electrostaff idea  :P So here's a preview of the batons.




I gotta say thanks again for the idea and inspiration!

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