Interest DaveP's Obi Static Parts Run 2022 (Interest Thread)

dirtyjawa

Active Member
Hello there! Some of you may already know, that over the past few months I’ve been working behind the scenes, preparing things for my next run. My daily focus has of course been on completing the outstanding commissions for my current V2/Obi Stunt run, but on the evenings and whenever I do get a little bit of down time at the computer, I’ve been preparing/improving some of my pre-existing models to put out the interest thread for my next run:

ANH Obi Static!
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This one will be a little different to my previous runs, in that I won’t be putting out a separate research and development thread. Hopefully it goes without saying that I have done my research, and the models have gone through countless iterations already (with more adjustments to come before going ahead!).

Most of the real parts that were used in creating the original prop have long been common knowledge, and discovered thanks to the hard work of veteran members of the RPF. So, I’m very much aware that I am standing on the shoulders of giants. Some would say that it is pointless, or even madness, to put out a static Obi Wan replica, what with there already being such incredibly good options out there already.

Well, I do understand that point of view. And if my motivations were simply to own a good replica, then perhaps, I wouldn’t bother to do what I do. The truth is though, that I have an in incurable desire to research these props for myself, and to familiarise myself with them through the process of modelling them in 3D.

So, here we are. My next project will be:

Replica Real Parts Obi Static Run - Consisting Of:
  • Two-part Rolls Royce Derwent Mk8/9 balance pipe, machined from materials accurate to the vintage part.
  • Choice of replica Hales No3 Mk1 riffle grenades, consisting of grenade body, neck/wind vane, and end cap. Modelled from a genuine vintage part, and then adjusted to visually match either the Chronicles version of the prop, or the Tunisia version.
  • Replica Browning 303 “booster” section. Including additional nut which can be left on to fit under the clamp. Optional Weld Bead
  • Replica Graflex clamp
  • Armitage Shanks Starlite Handwheel Replica. Predrilled.
  • WW Bubble Strip
  • WW D-Ring
  • Replica ME Transistors
  • Custom Made Washers
  • Custom Made Internal Coach Bolt/Spacer/BP Attachment.
All the parts will be available separately, or as a fully built replica in either Chronicles or Tunisia configuration.

roygilsing at WannaWanga has kindly offered to supply the bubble strips and D-Rings again for this one. Thanks, Roy (y)

I toyed with the idea of putting out a Static Obi run a couple of years ago, but it didn't get off the ground. I think this was because it deviated slightly from my other projects in that it was not aiming to be accurate to the original prop, inside and out. It was instead going to be one solid middle section that incorporated the grenade, clamp spacer and booster as one large piece:

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Well, since then, I have started out on my own real parts journey, having managed to get hold of a vintage grenade, clamp and handwheel (a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one!). With there being very little hope of me getting my hands on a genuine Balance Pipe/Booster any time soon, I figured I'd do a run of separate replicas of the various parts, so that I can finish my own build with stand in/temporary parts, and offer the rest of the parts for those who are in the same situation.

DannyP91 was kind enough to help me out with references of the real parts that I'm missing, as well as his grenade, which is in MUCH better shape than mine (and as it turns out, almost an exact match for the chronicles version!) Thanks Dan! I've matched the camera angles in the references and done a first pass at getting my models adjusted:

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**All the above images have had random distortion applied to them**

My current Booster model was already based on a reference that NickCline was kind enough to give me permission to use a couple of years back, so it is already fairly accurate:

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I will be doing another pass on it though before the run goes ahead, using new scale references from Dan. I'll be including the additional nut with that too:

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It's my aim to have all of the parts for this run manufactured right here in the UK, having found a machinist and injection moulding fabricator that are both VERY local to me. It's my hope that the savings in customs and shipping will balance out any increase in manufacturing costs. It will also hopefully eliminate the risk of any pandemic related delays. I will do everything I can to keep the prices as low as possible, and as soon as I have an idea of those, I'll get this post updated.

That said, I'm not at the quotation stage just yet. This is very much an interest thread, with no obligation whatsoever. My first priority is completing my outstanding commissions from my current V2/Obi Stunt run, but seeing as it's May 4th, and that run will be coming to an end soon, I figured I'd give people an idea of what's next on my list (amongst a couple of other things I have brewing).

I'll be keeping this thread updated as I tweak and improve the models, and with any developments relating to possible timeframes/prices/etc. For now though, please let me know if you're interested in taking part, and I'll get an interest list going. (y)

Thanks for looking everyone, and MTFBWY!

Dave



Interest List:

  1. Dewy
  2. teecrooz
  3. DannyP91
  4. Mr Mold Maker
  5. Hylo133
  6. FolkyPatrol
  7. Eruonen
  8. RebelSpy007
  9. ggriffaw
  10. dramukv (Insta)
  11. rob.rudolph (Insta)
  12. PrinceZip
  13. Halliwax
  14. ajhix
  15. The Sweatshop
  16. djedi
  17. mrwax
  18. nailuj
  19. Tjnitro18
  20. Kypropguy
  21. cphaeng
  22. skoota73
  23. xsaenz
  24. cdyoung
  25. ChickenHaunt
  26. Pedro
  27. SteuerEule
  28. nemesis1974
  29. v312
  30. Marv
  31. Ron
  32. Mech10
  33. Brett Banner
  34. majortom98
  35. CJPx01
  36. ChrisRode
  37. JetSetWilly
  38. ReploidRX
  39. CWOODREPLICAS
  40. livetoberadical
  41. Brodie53
  42. Barnstormer
  43. Foe Hammer
  44. Patlegrand
  45. dse2187
  46. propfactory
  47. Anakin Starkiller
  48. CrankyScorpion
  49. JoeSheep
  50. TheJediSmuggler
  51. commodorekorns
  52. r2p2
  53. Vedor
  54. Diego86
  55. memphisjedi
  56. Obitwo
  57. shadowfoil
  58. Martin Sabers
  59. 7-11 Jedi
  60. smdwilliams
  61. NCC1027
  62.  Marco
  63. ScourgiousJinx
  64. Rachen
  65. Hatefrost
  66. Mark Conway (FB)
  67. TheLordFett
  68. Christian-Alexander Ghoelz (FB)
  69. Fire Bird
  70. BRRogers
  71. rustypanel
  72. moffeaton
  73. strategicgfy
  74. filandrius
  75. APLLO IND
Off topic, I apologize. What program do you use to do your photo overlays of your progress? I'm new to this and want to start doing 3D designs of a prop I have a cache of unreleased photos of.
 

DaveP

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
If the flash hider goes on to be made, please add me for that part along with the browning nut, and possibly, the booster too!
May I be added to the interest list please?
Interested! Please add me to the list.

Thanks so much guys. Really appreciate it. The list is updated now. (y)

Off topic, I apologize. What program do you use to do your photo overlays of your progress? I'm new to this and want to start doing 3D designs of a prop I have a cache of unreleased photos of.

Hi there. No need to apologise. Always happy to help. I use Autodesk 3DS Max. It's more geared toward games development and animation than manufacturing, but it has great tools for perspective matching, and it's what I'm familiar with. It's not possible to export as STEP (for some god forsaken reason) so I export as IGS and convert to STEP using FreeCad.

To make the actual overlay images, I isolate the relevant splines/edges and just render those. Then play around in photoshop to add the "Tron" effect :D

Hope that helps anyway. (y)
 

DaveP

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Oh very well. I'm interested. :lol:
Interested too, please add me to the list - thanks.
Received my V2 yesterday - and that burned through my last ounce of resistance for this.

Sign me up for this!
This looks incredible. I’ve dreamed of owning an Obi Wan Lightsaber.

Interested, depending on price.
Depending on price colour me interested.
Thanks so much everyone! I've just updated the list! :) Really appreciate all the interest in this run! Lots of familiar faces too! Thanks so much for all of your support. :) I'm really looking forward to this one!

My main focus is still working my way through the outstanding commissions from my current V2 run, and although things are moving along nicely on this one behind the scenes too, I'll be keeping updates to a minimum for the time being.

There have been quite a few developments that I'll be sharing soon... :cautious: I hope you'll understand that certain details will need to be kept under wraps for now though (some of them indefinitely). I WILL be posting a preview of the latest models before too long though, along with some fresh overlays. (y)

Anyway, thanks again everyone, and MTFBWY!

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