Leds were placed inside the saber itself with wires going thru his body
Here you can see a "no glued" version of the body with all wires going inside. Both red leds are lit.
Full french tutorial
If you want the full lenght tutorial in french it's on youtube, if you can't understand properly just ask me i can translate or explain differently. More pictures underneath this post ! :)
A small build with the LEDs lit and off.
Piercing of leds place inside saber
I used Green stuff world drill to drill LED place inside saber
Then i use the wires to get inside the holes i made. Same for the second led
Wires inside arms
I had to make a hole inside his hand to set wires inside. Later put some milliput to close the open.
Same on his arm, on left you can see a hole that goes from elbow to the attach on body. Milliput to hide the hole made.
Led 1 finished
Here you have LED in position with wires set also. be carefull to have LED screen well angled to show light outside.
Same for the second LED. You make the wires go inside body and drill legs until base so you can make the wires go to the base inside the legs. DOn't forget to cut the resistor first but keep it close to set it again later inside circuit
Led 2 finished
Here you can see the 2nd led finished and set in position.
Here you have both arms set in position with wires inside body. You glue plastic car small sprue under the feet so you have space to have wires out under the feet of Maul. Now you drill 2 holes inside the base, 1 for resistor to touche CR2016 batteries and 1 for magnet (i used greenstuff world 3*1mm magnet) to fix batteries and wires under base.
Base of Maul
Maul on his base
Alternatively to fix wires with conductive paint you can also solder it. I do both. Solder then conductive paint splash on it to be sure to have good continuity.
Base finish up
so resistor going under base, magnet painted (with the wires of the other polarity touching it) with conductive paint.
Base finished :
Red/orange blade rod
I cut 2 pieces wame lenght as plastic one and use sandpaper to shape the tip.
1.6mm red/orange rod.
Use patafix on the LEDs to protect from undercoat
Undercoat done with black (spray can for me)
Then you take out patafix and you glue the rods.
You can used translucent red to get a more dark red color. And then you can paint darth maul