Quoting Ben The Lego Builder
This is a really neat design and quite accurate too. I am not a big fan of the painted pieces, perhaps you could have used black lightsabers instead?
I used a sharpie marker, and I'm not a fan of painted pieces either. But we got a ton of random bricks from a garage sale that had some pieces chewed, broken, etc. So I wasn't worried about the two end pieces changing colors since they weren't from a set we bought.