Category Archives: DIY

Do-it-yourself articles from Arms of Ilum. This section includes saber modifications, quick tips and hints, and custom blaster/saber builds.

Powder Coating Saber Hilts Using Vinyl Stencils

One of the things that sets Arms of Ilum sabers apart from standard builds sold by places like Ultrasabers and Saberforge is customization. Whether its adding names (in Aurebesh) or factional emblems and accents, the vast majority of my work goes out with some form of custom artwork. When I first started my builds, I used masking vinyl and paints… Read more »

Arms of Ilum’s Custom Ultrasabers Initiate LE V4 in Guardian Blue

As I mentioned in my review of the hilt, Ultrasabers’ Initiate LE V4 is a dignified looking saber, but it is just a little too plain for my tastes. Seeing as how the Initiate was a grab bag purchase, I couldn’t complain much. As it arrived, the saber was really a $90 hilt that I managed to snag for $55…. Read more »

USB Battery Bank Conversion for Stunt Sabers

Almost immediately after purchasing my Ultrasabers grab bag lightsabers, I hit the forums to see how I could customize my new acquisitions. Sure, the hilts hadn’t actually arrived yet and I had no clue which models I would ultimately receive, but I’ve never been one to leave things be and I wasn’t about to change. While cruising Ultrasabers’ official forums,… Read more »