One quick tip. I used two 1.5"-1.25" plumbing couplings at the ends of the hilt and both the blade and the flashlight fit perfectly. Still need some tape to keep them in place, but not as much.
Done and done. Thanks again for sharing.
Finished the hilt (for now), need to add a few more details, but searching for ideas for now. Cut the plastic tube, added the reflective duct tape at one end, and used masking tape for the other to create a little more bulk. Also, used plumbing couplings for the blade and flashlight housing. Will add pics of the coloured blade and finished product once it is done.
Collecting the materials as we speak. Also, did you sand down the plastic tube before or after painting? Or both?
Thanks. Might spray paint actually at a later date.Thank you for your help, and for sharing this tutorial.
What strength flashlight did you use? What would you recommend?