These are the Current Projects on my build list. This list is also posted in my section (within the S.A.B.E.R. Guild) at Fx-sabers.com.
Updated 04-22-13 10:25 PM PST
This is a list of the current projects on my bench
BUILD LOG Status: CLOSED
I also update my blog as things finish if you choose to follow me there-->: LDM's BLOG
Working framework for future build log (starting Feb. 15, 2012):
Project Selection Process:
Firstly, I would like to thank each and every one of my many clients over the last 6 years. Without you, my artistic pursuits would not be realized and for that, I am eternally thankful. Please understand that the following "rules" are now in effect to make your experience with me better. I strive for EXCELLENT client care and quality of work and feel as though the following changes will help me to deliver that more effectively than I already do without stressing me out so bad that I feel like i need to puke every day.
The manner in which I will accept new commissions must be changed. Philosophically, I am not comfortable sitting on people's money for extended periods of time, nor am I comfortable making people wait for long periods of time. Finally, I really hate finally getting to a project only to find that the client has disappeared into the great beyond internetz after I have all their parts on hand. So, to rectify this I have created my new build log. As you can see by looking below, there are limited spots for various types of projects. If the type of project you want is full, then I will not take it until a spot opens up. Period. Right now, I have 25+ people waiting for me to accept commissions again...look at my log...does it look like I will be getting to anything new any time soon? The projects there already are 3 months + of work and other than the repairs, it is all from my previous build log!
What will happen is that I will diligently update my build log (both here and on my site...see my blog above for announcements) as spots become available. When I clear 2-3 projects, I will open up the spots. The first folks to contact me will get those slots if we can agree on the details. So, which place do I update quicker? My site. Usually update it 1-24 hours sooner than here.
How do I pick the projects that I will accept? Well, I have to feel them. I am done taking projects that I can't put my heart into. If I decline your project, it doesn't mean that it sucks, it just means that it doesn't move ME. Art is like that. My long time clients already know this about me and now is the time that the rest of you do as well. You know before you come to me if you like my style and if you do, then don't be surprised if I ma opinionated about your project. I have done this nearing 400 times now. I know what I am doing and I will not steer you wrong. If I say it will look bad...it will. If I say it won't work...it won't. Finally, I reserve the right to "jump around" my build log as I see fit. I don't do it often, but sometimes I get "blocked" and need to clear my head by working on something else. If you commission me, do not complain about this.
If you commission me, you are gonna have to trust me or we cannot work together. I will not steal your money, nor will I simply disappear (barring an accident or something). If it turns out that I cannot finish our business together (my fault) then I will refund your deposit money in it's entirety. If you spaz out, I will not refund you unless you find someone to buy you out (and it will be minus the paypal fees).
So, in summation...you want me to do a project for you, you #1 check this very build log and see if I have a spot open BEFORE you PM or email me. Then, #2 you read my Services post (above or on my site) so that you understand my guidelines/policies. Finally, #3 you PM or email me and we discuss your project. If you miss any of the above 3 steps, I will tell you to read my services thread/tab and possibly send Gravy to your domicile for a little "awareness training".
As always, you are free to PM or email me questions, but make sure you have actually looked for the answer here first
On the Bench:
1. RDT Custom Med School Graduation Saber--Shrouds cut today. Fine sanding still needed. Hilt overall ~90% finished. About 1 more week to go until completion (4-22-13).
2-4. Jacen Solo - A Rebellion Run--Spaznick and Sekrogue1985...and ME
5. LDM TOR Gladius...an LDM Auction Saber.
1. Jedi Mynock's LS6 Hero with PCv1.6 & FoC
2. Sithslayer1's Canon Bane & PCv2 Upgrade
3. Evilmonkey's stunt & Repair
Current Runs for 2013:
1. Exar Kun - A Rebellion Run
2. McQuarrie Special Project, a possible Rebellion Run
3. Stormtrooper Run #2 with JANGO & MH--Hilts being PC'd.
Current Small Jobs (Custom Parts, Machining, PC-ing, weathering, etc.):
Caine's MKVI & MR/MHS ROTJ--FINISHED
Sek's G-flex and MKVI repairs--FINISHED
ScrimpyPIE's cf saber cosmetic re-build--FINISHED
Current Repairs/Upgrades (repair #'s will vary):
Revan for Wolfen (CSv1 upgrade)--FINISHED
Nightstorm's KotOR Revan upgrade (like Clark Kent's)--FINISHED
Nightstorm's Canon Bane repair--FINISHED
Comic Bane for Nightstorm w/PCv2--FINISHED
EvilMonkey's KotOR Revan upgrade (like Clark Kent's) + CFv6 & CREE RGBW--FINISHED
Current Crystal Focus-based Projects:
1. Ladyhawke's 100% LDM Free-Will Sith Saber. Ima lovez this one. ---Hilt started
Current Petit Crouton-based Projects:
1. Canon Bane upgrade for Sithslayer1--Hilt received...On Deck
2. RDT Custom engraved Saber--(web)---ON THE BENCH
Current Other Soundboard-based Projects:
1. Jedi Mynock's LS6 Hero with PCv1.6 & FoC--Hilt in hand 2-26-13--ON DECK
Deke's Qui CSv1 install-----FINISHED
MKIII Group (project to begin at endo of this build log...Likely in Feb.):
Tham-Sai's Stunt.. copper mylar and MKVI black PC...4aaa--FINISHED
Aginor...ANH, Clean with Exactra 20, CFV6 sky blue with FoC, Crystal Pommeltm, new blade --FINISHED
Nightstorm...ROTS clean Version, CFv6, BBW or BGW, Lightside compendium, FoC (duh).--FINISHED
TheDrunkenJedi--"Kenobi The Corrupted" (Dooku-inspired with PCv2) (web)--FINISHED
MKVI Projects...15 pre-order non-refundable deposit paid slots for 2013.--FULL
1. Darth Smorgis (PC or CFv6).
2. C. Zhang (web) CF
3. Sanjuro (CSv1...Hero version)
4. Jin (PC)
6. scottjua PC
7. VVENOM (V2) PCv2 Pommel leds...TBD
8. Ladyhawke (CS)
9. DarthVix PC for now
10. Tham-Sai PC or CS
11. LUKE SKYWALKER
12. J. Lund (web) V2
13. Force Maverick
15. ScruffyNerfHerder PC (details later)
Invisible Projects (projects that I just simply "want" to take and will not affect the other numbers of project slots available):
A. MKVI ("V2" version with Crystal Chassis and CF) for Nightstorm (web)
B. MKIII ("Hero" version,(ANH-clean) with Crystal Chassis and CFv5) for ForceFury(web)
C. MKVI ("Hero" version with Crystal Chassis and CFv5) for ForceFury (web)
D. "Balance of Judgment" Custom CF v5 saber w/SRD blade & FoC for Nightstorm (JSSDC)---Design finalized.
E. MKIII for djkibaman...ANH, Clean with Exactra 20 & CFv6 (provided by dj), sky blue with FoC. (for next log)...spot on hold
LDM's personal projects:
1. K3GR1 "Malice"---
2. MHS-based curved Bane likely with PC - All parts in hand
3. JQ sabers curved custom with PC install.