ACCURATE T-TRACK on sabers and blasters - pics and specs

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by GINO, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. laszlo

    laszlo Sr Member

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    They don't match any of the plastic used in my real T tracks. That is not to say the actual T track used in the film isn't a more charcoal colour like in Gino's run, but I find it unlikley as all of my real world samples all match in their rich deep black tone.
     
  2. GINO

    GINO Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Mine are far from charcoal.
    If you compare them to the screen used, they are identical.
     
  3. OldKen

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    I Have some of SF's T-track. I think it is STILL the closest FOUND T-track...

    Yep. Brown. :sleep

    I really don't think you can compare something you KNOW isn't accurate.

    Have you ever seen a REAL saber in person? I have at an exhibit. And I remember them not being glossy DEEP black. I think the fact that they weren't the DEEP gloss black you would THINK they would be is what led many to believe they were actually metal. Maybe even black anodized or powder coated. (that and I believe Hammil recalled them as being metal) They were actually proven to be a hard-ish rubber/plastic.

    And have you tried polishing them a bit? Like I re-suggested? Clutch's saber looks perfect IMHO. I have some old blas-tech ones on my ANH. Need to get some Gino grips soon. Really close to my next to do list.
     
  4. Darth Detroit

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    It took me a while to find this thread, but its EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks Gino.:thumbsup
     
  5. Filandrius

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    Here's a shot of my completed Luke ANH, with Gino's T-track. Thanks man, they're perfect. :)
     
  6. STExcalibur

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    Is any of this still available?
    I have a Graflex and a Stormtrooper rifle I would not mind upgrading :)
     
  7. GINO

    GINO Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    See the first post in this thread for pics, pricing, and payment methods:

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=258205



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  8. VFX Freak

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    Got my T-Track in the mail today and it looks great! Looking forward to completing my first saber build. @Gino, I sent you a PM about acquiring some more of this fine T-Track. Thanks to you and all the others who helped in getting this stuff made.
     
  9. VFX Freak

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    I'm getting close to finishing my first saber and the T-Track looks great. I posted these photos in my build thread but thought they might be useful here.

    Here's the trimming and filing bit:

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    I want my saber to look battle-worn and Star Wars grungy, so I bit the bullet and decided to seriously weather the grips. This is my rig for producing appropriate damage:

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    I put some D-Cell batteries in the paper towel tube and threw the thing around my patio, bashing it into rocks and sharp things. The grips eventually busted off and I did more to each piece by rubbing them on sharp stones. I also splattered lacquer thinner on them to mottle the surface. Here's the result:

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    It ain't pretty, but it's Star Wars!

    Here's the link to my build thread: http://www.therpf.com/f9/noob-hope-graflex-lightsaber-build-176993/

    Thanks Gino, the grips are great.
     
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  10. GINO

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    No prob. :thumbsup
    Stuff looks great and love the pics!


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  11. Darthvaydr

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    Hey Gino,
    Do you still have any of the T-track material? If love to buy some. Please PM me!!
    Thanks!!
    -Scott
     
  12. GINO

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    Pm sent
     
  13. VFX Freak

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    Thought everyone might appreciate a pic of my recently finished sabers (built one for a friend) with Gino's T-Track, which I heavily weathered since both Graflexes were kinda beat up.

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  14. GINO

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    Awesome! :thumbsup
     
  15. JSavage

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    PM Sent about sending payment. Just waiting on response.
     
  16. GINO

    GINO Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    bump for halliwax
     
  17. halliwax

    halliwax Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Geesh I thought I posted in this thread? Thanks Gino!
     
  18. history Hunter

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    Hi, I'm BRAND new to this forum, and to the prop world. I've just bought a Graflex flash (spent more than I probably should have), and am beginning the process of creating my childhood fantasy ... an authentic (looking) saber from Episode IV. Have just emailed Gino in hopes he still has some of that T-track, and have devoured this thread. Thanks all who contributed. Question: I'd like to be as authentic as I can to the 1970s era material, and would like to get the correct Exactra 19 or 20 bubble lens. In the interim, am perfectly willing to purchase a reproduction ... can anybody give me a lead on where to buy a reproduction lens, until I locate the real deal?
     
  19. GINO

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    Getting close to offering another run. Still need to fill a few slots.
     
  21. GINO

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  22. Doya Duwin

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    Bump for visibility
     
  23. Jedi Reali

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    Here are my Graflexes with Gino T-track on em (y)thumbsup

    MyGraflexes-2.jpg MyGraflexes-4.jpg MyGraflexes-9.jpg
     
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  24. GINO

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    very nice!
     
  25. Jedi Reali

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    Thanks Gino! And thanks for the great T-track!
     
  26. GINO

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    Just to let everyone know, the new batch of t-track is in. It's in limited supply so get it while it lasts.
    See first post of this thread for the link to the Limited Run thread in the Junkyard.
     
  27. GINO

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    Took me a min to find this thread. Hope it helps.
     
  28. GINO

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    Digging this thread out.
     
  29. OdiWan72

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    edited
     
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  30. GINO

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    .............
     
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  31. nUcLeArEnVoY

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    Hey Gino, noticed that your measurement recommendation for the Vader ESB is seemingly shorter than most official iterations I've seen, including the MR limited editions. The grips on those things look almost like they're 115+ millimeters while your measurement translates to around 108mm.

    Now I understand for sure that MR LE's are not to be used as the be all end all barometer for accuracy, but I just want to ascertain what source material you referred to in order to determine your 4.25" measurement, since Wannawanga's measurement is even shorter at 104mm.
     
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  32. GINO

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    Yeah there wasn't as good of reference available at the time when MR made their sabers.
    We've come a long way since then.
    I think at the time those specs were posted, the info was based on the production photos of the saber in the film so it's more of a ballpark.
    Since that time, the real hero ESB/ROTJ saber has surfaced so maybe at some point we can get a definitive measurement off of it.
     
  33. GINO

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    brushed some dust off this old thread as well as the one in the project runs forum
     
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