So I have to confess, this isn’t really a build right now. I purchased a lightsaber build from Romans Props. Its an exact copy of an original graflex land flashgun. It actually works too. I put a flash bulb in it and test fired it. Its amazing that with the right cables I was able to fire it with my Canon 5DmkIII.
Anyway, I bought it pre-converted into a ESB style. Its not got any lightsaber internals YET. I just got in the blade holder so I’ll be converting that soon.
Stay tuned though. I think I’ll be doing a full crystal reveal, custom making a chassis — machining most of it out of brass and making it look functional.