Another Vibro-Ax project

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Laser Brain, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    I'm going to try and bang this one out quickly in between working on my Avatar MBS-9M.

    First, the parts I have so far...

    The Supermax...
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    A Han Solo blaster (not the right one, but close enough)...
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    Adamata's resin Soft Flo Soaker...
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    ...and his pipe assembly...
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    Some 1" aluminium pipe...
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    A fitting to top the pipe. I'm going to have to adapt this and make a clamp for it...
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    Some 4mm aluminium rod...
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    ...and a Vader chest box rod. Again, not totally accurate, but it'll do the job...
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    I've also got some flex to make the 3 ribbed sections that are on the pipe.

    I still need to find the Yamaha part (if anyone has a spare casting please let me know!) :)...and I need to make the large cross head detail.

    I've made the blade from MDF and have sealed it ready for sanding and finishing...

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    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011
  2. j0wE

    j0wE Well-Known Member

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    can't wait to see progress!!
     
  3. Finhead

    Finhead Sr Member

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    I'm sure this will turn out perfect just like the rest of your stuff. :cool
    What did you use to seal off the MDF if you don't mind? I had no luck last attempt.
     
  4. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    Always cool to see these. It's a long ago prop project that I aspired to do, but never got the initiative to follow through on. Maybe someday as long as threads like this keep coming up :D
     
  5. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    Finhead, I use button polish to seal the MDF. It's like a dark shellac.
    DL44, do it! It's a nice quick project once you've got the parts.

    I'll take some pics tomorrow. The Vibro Ax is built and in base coat.
     
  6. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    Here are some pics of the build in base coat (Rover Storm Grey and Testors Dullcote). I'll dry brush some dirt and highlights at some point. It's not particularly accurate as far as the detailing goes, but there's nothing on it that I can't snap off and replace if and when I ever get the actual parts used. Thanks to Adamata for the Soft Flo and the pipe assembly...

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  7. Finhead

    Finhead Sr Member

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    See I knew it. :) Super clean build, real nice.
     
  8. Plane Crazy

    Plane Crazy Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice!! [​IMG]

    I love how this is looking. (y)thumbsup
     
  9. clancampbell

    clancampbell Sr Member

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    Fabulous!!!! Went from a stack-o-parts, to a clean authentic looking replica!!!!!

    Awesome!!!!!

    Rich
     
  10. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    nice build, what did you go with regarding the cable wrap?

    did you use tape or heatshrink or nothing over the top?

    can't really make it out.

    -z
     
  11. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    Thanks guys. I tried to use the heatshrink, but it made it quite hard to wrap the cable around the pipe, so I didn't bother in the end. I hadn't thought about using tape.
     
  12. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i posted this pic in the other vibro ax thread, it looks like tape to me, maybe heat it a little to get the desired effect??

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  13. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    I might give that a go. Thanks.
     
  14. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great looking VA!

    Markus
     
  15. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    Cheers Markus. I love the Vibro Ax...it's a genius bit of prop making by the guys who cobbled together the original.
     
  16. Slave1

    Slave1 Sr Member

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    Sorry to ressurect an old thread, but have to say this is an awesome build! Wish I had time to get around to building mine.
     
  17. Confusius

    Confusius New Member

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    Wow, cool build!
     
  18. DarthGM

    DarthGM Member

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    Wow, man. That looks super great and super clean!

    Well done!
     
  19. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    Thanks guys. I've got the Yamaha part on the way. Once that's on I'll dirty the axe down.
     
  20. Fyberdyne Labs

    Fyberdyne Labs Well-Known Member

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    Looks great!
    Mark
     
  21. jason1976

    jason1976 Sr Member

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    That is awesome, great build
     
  22. Slave1

    Slave1 Sr Member

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    Has anyone ever offered a resin blade for these, possibly hollow cast?
     
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  23. Hoot35

    Hoot35 New Member

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    Vos,

    Do you know where I could find a tutorial to build this? I am a step-by-step type of person. I am looking to build a vibro-ax for a bounty hunter costume.
     

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