Custom flash gun saber

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Cbjones1989, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Cbjones1989

    Cbjones1989 Guest

    Just won an auction for a heiland 2 cell, hopefully my 1 cell extenders will fit it and compliment it nicely to a decent size!

    Really like the aesthetic of the 3 cell flash gun sabers and this will be my second after my heiland Vaderish.

    The extenders are screw on so will have easy access to the internals if I wanted to add any function or aesthetic internals down the line (crystal chamber one day!).

    Hoping to be using some of Roy's parts/kits to finish it off and *maybe* a graflex like clamp instead of a black MPP (for contrast!)

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  2. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I do have a rather heavy aluminum cast Vader shroud. it has wrinkle paint and everything, I just hated how heavy it was because I handle my props a lot. Let me know if I can help you!

    Excited to see the saber in action :)
     
  3. MCM

    MCM Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That with a Graflex clamp would be b@d@ss! What if you painted it black but leave the sidebars plain? I think that would rock.
     
  4. Cbjones1989

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    Both great ideas!! I think I'll leave any clamp the colour it arrives. Judging by the photos the chrome looks "well used" where the extenders are as they left the factory. How would I improve the finish? Will it be a case of needing it re chromed or can I do something?


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  5. Cbjones1989

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    Despatched on the 8th from Grand Rapids, MI and arrived in London this morning. Should have it tomorrow or Monday unless parcel force get hold of it and charge for import than it'll be another week as they send the letter out 2nd class. Last parcel from the states (clamp from parks) didn't have that issue.. Exciting!


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  6. Cbjones1989

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    It's arrived! Got caught up in customs again but got there eventually! The photos look more severe than in the flesh of the weathering of the flashgun and it's not a massive contrast once the extender is on and less so once grips are on! Next steps are going to be Roy's vader kit once it arrives to put onto my heiland vader to make as accurate as can be. Torn between putting a different repro clamp on or keep current one as it looks unique. Can fit 4 bubbles in there too. Thoughts? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1442871067.180134.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1442871078.381157.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1442871086.370200.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1442871093.972066.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1442871102.006779.jpg


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  7. Sym-Cha

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    Vintage red bubbles with original board underneath from another TI-model calculator TI-SR 50 :

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