Anakin Starkiller V2 + V3 Builders kit Tutorial

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  1. halliwax

    halliwax Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A little update guys. I’m finishing up a clamp mod video now

    Next I am doing a video on how to get the emitter to spin freely like Dan’s first generation of V2’s!! Keep an eye out, I don’t think they will be up this weekend but I’m defiantly finishing them this weekend
     
  2. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    HOLY *, DANNY!

    WOW! I am just now seeing this and I am blown away, dude!!! This is amazing! How is this not stickied like a MF????

    Just incredible, man. Sincerely, the amount of effort, and skill, and love involved in this... you are a Jedi.
     
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  3. halliwax

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    Thanks buddy, the V2 means a lot to me.. she’s my all time favorite prop. When starkiller did his first run back in 2015, I was happy as hell.

    Never knew it would have evolved this far..

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    Can’t leave my boy TrooperTrent hanging, he’s my partner in crime
     
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  4. Dann

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    I love this photo! It's so serious!! Wait, "Why so serious??" Ha!

    I've got a little update I'll post later. It involves my old "unibody" version, which isn't a unibody anymore. Anyway, more later.
     
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  5. SethS

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    halliwax all these new V3 images may finslky be bringing me around... especially if you could match what it was like on set, and not after...
     
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  6. halliwax

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    I haven’t even started my v3 yet.. I’m finishing up my final v2’s for clients this weekend. And then I have to finish my personal Guinness legend edition and show it off here

    Once that’s done. The v3 is going up on the work bench

    My new goal is to 3d model a v3 with Sean like and cast it in metal

    But that won’t be done for awhile..

    As for the v3, I’m not interested in what it looks like today, I want one like it was in RoTJ

    No disrespect to any maker of the what the v3 is today. There are some gorgeous replicas out there, I just want what it was like on set
     
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  7. teecrooz

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    Guinness edition you say...
     
  8. halliwax

    halliwax Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yup, big surprise coming ;)
     
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  9. Gregatron

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    How goes it with that clamp mod video?

    Having been ill during Christmas, myself, I sympathize with you! Solidarity, man!
     
  10. halliwax

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    Honestly I have 3 clamps to do and I haven’t done them because I’ve had strep throat. Then completely lost my voice for 4 days

    I was going to have my buddy come over and narrate for me but I decided to just wait. I’m feeling much better today, back to work (I actually didn’t stop working while I was sick, but had the holiday off)

    I still have pieces of the old video I need to botch into this new one.

    It’s still in the works!! I promise!
     
  11. xbadcardx

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    What's the consensus on silver / mylar tape on the V3 clamp? Mind doesn't currently have it, but I've seen pics that look like the original had something covering the Graflex logo. Was this done post-production for display purposes?
     
  12. halliwax

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    Display purpose only

    Though... it looks like the v3 had gaffers tape added on the clamp section somewhere during the Vader duel
     
  13. ALLEY

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    My belief is that this was a post production measure to cover up the word GRAFLEX and make the V3 look more like the Hero.

    The V3 was the first prop to receive a “Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition” revision :)
     
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  14. halliwax

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    Which I wish never happened :(
     
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  15. xbadcardx

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    So should we go de-specialized like the Harmy movies or apply the mylar? :p
     
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  16. halliwax

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    You know my theory lol
     
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  17. Dann

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    Interesting, I'm excited to see what it looked like during filming, because my replica is of what it looks like today...
     
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  18. SethS

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    Just look to the resin V3. It is worn now, but you can see how it was painted, I'd assume to match the actual V3
     
  19. halliwax

    halliwax Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bingo!
     
  20. Dann

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    Yeah, I kinda realized that shortly after posting what I did. I was all, "Well duh, dude you already basically know what it looked like, from that resin copy!"

    I guess what I should say is that I'm excited to see halliwax's interpretation!
     
  21. halliwax

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    I’m going for alittle more “less” paint.. come the throne room battle she’s pretty naked
     
  22. teecrooz

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    This needs to be your profile picture or in your signature.
     
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  23. halliwax

    halliwax Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yeah so i can break everyones computer screen lol
     
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    I agree
     
  25. halliwax

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    then everyone will know im not asian! lol i love meeting at cons and introducing my self, or someone reads my name tag and says "halliwax?! i thought you were asian!? your so dark!"
     
  26. Gregatron

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  27. halliwax

    halliwax Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    lol I got you buddy!! ;)
     
  28. Gregatron

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    Just ain’t the same without the ‘ol halliwax enthusiasm (and the occasional halliwax “Dammit!”).
     
  29. halliwax

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    Secrets out of the bag now... don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done..



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  30. thd9791

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    This is awesome! Does the lightsaber vibrate?
     
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  31. OdiWan72

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    Awesome...details about the blade please :)
     
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  32. russellsch

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    Yeah baby! I can't wait to see what you do with this!! I just finished mine up... but it's static. No motor or long blade. Definitely agree with Markus, "Details about the blade please".
    You the man! (y)
     
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  33. halliwax

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    Nope. That is the electric motor your hearing inside

    The v2 is very heavy now, now with the emitter attached the way it is, it explains why the v3 emitter isn’t straight on it
     
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  34. halliwax

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    It’s fiberglass, it’s super light and strong, when they whack each other they make the same sound you hear in ANH

    Fooling around with this, I have no doubt this is what they used on set

    When I removed the grips the bottom handle section of the club fits PERFECTLY with the nipple

    I whacked the blade up against a tee yesterday because I wanted to see if the blade would bend. And it worked great

    My gut is telling me this is it
     
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  35. teecrooz

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    Looking good there Danny!
     
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  36. halliwax

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    One thing I did have to do was make a brass bushing for in between the windvane and emitter

    It was little too sloppy for my taste after watching the Vader duel you can see the emitter spinning all over the place

    The bushing really helped

    I was really hoping to have a video last night of it together and working but that * wire lol
     
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  37. teecrooz

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    So, you have a new Facebook following. Nick Cline posted your Alec Guinness Legend Edition video to The Prop Source page and people are asking how to get on your “run”!
     
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  38. halliwax

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    I’ll explain everything and share my parts list once I get her up and running again

    Trying to find a off the shelf bushing so you don’t have to make one

    You could probably make on with out a lathe, but you need a 11/32 drill bit, a hack saw and a large file
     
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  39. TheUnchosenOne

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    I've been planning to get a couple lengths of polycarbonate tubes for my V2, just for fun, and have been planning to eventually make an ANH-style V2 (although that will likely be waiting until I can get my hands on a hilt from the second run, OR if we get a third somehow), and here you are making a motor and everything. Dang but this is really cool!
     
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  40. halliwax

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    This has been a top secret mission of mine since 2015 when Dan did his first run.

    I was fooling around with a old electric motor from a remote control car. It was too big to fit inside. Didn’t want to machine the inside of the first generation v2

    When he released the FX version I then knew I could get it done. I have a bunch of broken power drills

    I keep them encase I drop on and need to replace body parts or switches. I took all of them apart looking for a motor, and once I found one I started fitting things together to make it work

    The blade I wants very light, these golf clubs are perfect! Super super light weight
     
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  41. TheUnchosenOne

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    A drill seems like the perfect choice for a motor. I don't know if we know anything about what they used in ANH, but ripping open a drill to steal the motor sure seems like something they might have done, which for me personally is part of the fun of projects like this
     
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  42. halliwax

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    I decided on a drill because it seemed the ripped up RC cars I used didn’t have enough torque

    I figured with the drill I know how much torque the drill has so I felt confident it would work

    I sure would like to know what they originally used. I imagine it was a big beefy motor since the batteries were worn on the belt.
     
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  43. thd9791

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    I will say, the whole rotation was based on a flat sided blade (square) so it will flicker. I think Kurtyboy did a Luke ANH bladed one at some point. I'm not sure if you'll notice the round blade spinning?

    VERY excited about this. Yea, I think adding a bushing is the way to go, the emitter being set on a shaft would make it succumb to any movement of the shaft itself
     
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  44. halliwax

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    If you watch Guinness the emitter is wobbly, but when I first booted this up it was extra wobbly

    The bushing really helped, I can’t say I believe I see any triangle/square blades in any of the pictures

    I am willing to bet they originally made triangle/square blades for the flicker but for some reason abandoned that idea

    I truly believe there was these weird blades kurtboy did an amazing job on his build and

    He was the inspiration for mine

    I think the round blades were used and possibly to get it to flicker added a black stripe down the side?

    We’ll see once the scotchlite comes in
     
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  45. halliwax

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    Another thing I heard tom was the blade was attached to the saber off center, to help with the flicker, I have no proof to this though

    Only something I read
     
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  46. thd9791

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    very interesting ;) experimenting!
     
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  47. Dann

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    I think you're right about the flat sided blades being abandoned.

    That totally explains the black stripe down the side!
     
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  48. halliwax

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    huge step in history today...

     
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  49. russellsch

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    Holy cow, I've never seen that image at the beginning of your video before!!
    Can't wait to see what you do with this (y)
     
  50. halliwax

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    I need to machine a new bushing inside the golf club
     

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