Darth Vader ROTJ Saber

Boba Frett

Sr Member
Just finished this up today, I still have a few tweeks to do.
I still have to weather it, but that will come later :)

Don't mind the custom saber stand.
 

DarthCalibar

Well-Known Member
LOOKS GREAT. I still dont think i could bring myself to drill holes in an original graflex though. *shudders*

Great job, awesome saber
 

Darth_Pain

Well-Known Member
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Thanks guys, I will have another one done soon.
But it's another hardware one.
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VERY NICE.
I still need a Graflex body,Kobold, and grips to finish mine.
 

Funky

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
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Just finished this up today, I still have a few tweeks to do.
I still have to weather it, but that will come later :)

Don't mind the custom saber stand.
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Yeah, yeah, looks great, but are you offering those stands??? Are they a found item??? I gotta know...
 

clancampbell

Sr Member
UGLY???...??? :eek
Hang your head in shame.... :confused

The Vader ROTJ is one of my top 3 fave sabers of all time and these pics just make me go all gooey.....

Fab work.....
keep it up dudes.
 

bwize

Sr Member
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Damn Kenny....fantastic work. :thumbsup

...and you gotta do a run of that custom saber stand... :p
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DAMN. Those are awesome Boba Frett & Starkiller. Don't see Vader's ROTJ saber that often and you guys have done a fantastic job.
 

DARTH SABER

Master Member
Great job.

I built one of these from a real graflex as well, but I had to wheather the saber during the contruction process. It was the only way I could get the weathering under the grips, inside the portholes, rust on the nuts and bolts etc.
probably the longest saber project I ever worked on.


Anyhow, can't wait to see the rest of it.

DS
 

Barnstormer

Well-Known Member
Whoah, I'm even more impressed that this is a hardware saber.. You must have one of the old shoulder pullers? Excellent work.

S'funny, I just did some work on mine over the weekend, and was thinking that I hadn't seen anybody build this saber in a while. I gather my parts years ago, but the project has been backburnered off and on for ages. It's really motivating to see such an EXCELLENT buildup of this saber.

How/what did you do for your control box? That's the only part that I don't have - I always hoped, actually, that I'd be able to identify the original part. I'm probably going to scratchbuild a styrene one. What did you use?
 

obi1kenny

Well-Known Member
Hey Boba Frett, looks great man, very nice work on the build up.

One suggestion IÂ’d make if you want to go a little more accurate to the real deal is to replace the rear D-ring cap screws with pop rivets. But it looks and works just fine the way it is.

And yes, weathering will make a world of difference when it comes to the look of this saber. Pretty much just dang it around and scratch it a lot and you can achieve a pretty close representation to the real DV MOM saber.



Well this one that I did a while back might be a little much in the weathering actually, but you get the idea. More pics here:
http://www.elvistrooper.com/props/DVrotjGraf/index.htm


Oh yeah, BTW, I just found a few extra machined aluminum shrouds that I had in the bottom of my tool box. Good find, so I might post those in the JY in a few days.
 
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