Just a quick update with pics, I'll do a proper write up when it's done. Just an FYI to those curious, there are 3 distinct staffs you can see from the production and promos photos and video. I decided to make this version closest to the staff seen on display in the trailer. also a amateur video of the downtown scene made me realize all versions are flat and not "trident" like.
The final back armor section is missing because I dropped it coming in from getting painted outside, had to strip it and repaint to cover the scuffs. Didn't want it stopping putting the rest of this together for a test fit!
mostly assembled, still need to attach some parts and run the wires and switches.
the staff will eventually have two light sources, currently the luxeon 3 watt LED is the only one hooked up right now and holy crap it's bright. SLR photography will get a wicked lens flair from it. There will be a cluster of basic blue LEDs in there too for a constant long running blue light.
still need to paint the screw heads
Shown here disassembled, it breaks down to roughly 36"