[color=#FF6600]*Update 9/14, see page 2!!*[/color]
I thought I might as well start a new thread for this and get a clean start. I've been tinkering with this for the last couple of months. I am in the midst of building several of these, all basically from scratch and found parts barring a few details. (Hey, I couldn't bring myself to slaughter that many Graflexes!
I've only just begun interior detailing and there's still the wiring (for the red lighting) and outer shell to do. (I'm scratch-building the shroud and control boxes too.) As you can see, I decided to use a lot of copper and aluminum. I also took some inspiration from Howard and added a little brass tubing. Anyway, there's still a ton of work to do so I'll try to update regularly with more pics.
Any thoughts or comments are always welcome!
[color=#FF6600]*UPDATE 8/27: Well, the first saber is done and I've started assembling #2! Pics below (and more info further down the thread). *
Here is the first cutaway at about 99% done:
*And here are WIP pics of cutaway #2! (parts only loosely fitted so far)*
*Latest pic! #1 and #2 comparison. Note that #2 has more work done on it.