Darth Maul details?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by JediJak, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. JediJak

    JediJak New Member

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    So I'm putting together my Korbanth DM and while adding the greebles I had some questions. I'm having a lot of trouble finding archive photos of the actual prop.

    1. What color should the Darth Maul LEDs be? The MR has clear LEDs but Roman's, which is regarded as very accurate, has red ones. http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=239879&highlight=dm4

    2. Should the LEDs be shaved like the Episode 1 Obi or left domed?

    3. How should the emitter fins line up with the buttons? Should the fin be in line with the buttons or should the buttons line up with a gap between the fins?

    4. What thickness and diameter O-Rings should be used?

    5. Not exactly accuracy related but what would be a recommended black pain for painting aluminum for the black bands in the emitter section, I assume these are painted.

    Thanks in advance, I suspect I will have some more questions later.
  2. Sym-Cha

    Sym-Cha Master Member

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    I used the 'search' feature and found this thread which might help you get some more pictures and different makers to aid in your work in progress, also check the TPM Visual Dictionary it should contain pictures of the original - alas Maul's saber is still lacking from my collection, as will Kylo Ren's for a whole different matter :wacko


  3. Romans Empire

    Romans Empire Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Use the clear, and leave them domed. I only added red since the blade was red. :thumbsup

    I've had this picture for many years, but I don't recall who sent it to me. I think it was lonepigeon.

  4. lonepigeon

    lonepigeon Sr Member

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    The Maul saber had a resin body which included the LED's the whole thing was painted silver.
    The original hero Maul saber (unused) was too short - it was cast to make the new hero. The LED's on it were clear.
  5. JediJak

    JediJak New Member

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    Thanks everyone!
    I did see that original thread.
    All the reference photos, including in The Visual Dictionary, look like resin casts, not hero. Which makes sense because the hero was a resin cast, thanks Lonepigeon. Anyone happen to have an image of what the original maul looked like, I'm curious now.
  6. Romans Empire

    Romans Empire Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here are the originals:

    Here's the one I made:

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