DL-18 Jabba's Palace Blaster Scope Discussion

lmakeltraln

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been on the hunt input appreciated
the marker cap is "very" close
perhaps the electrical tester lead as the front merged with the marker with the radio button knob at the end
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thd9791

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Hey those were my probes!

Yea, so the scope tapers back to front, weirdly, it's not a cylinder, let me pull some pictures.
The first one is from Kurtyboy and afaik was posted publicly. The others I have are not.
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and I pulled some more detail out of the OPB photos, I didn't realize how polished the front curve of the scope was.

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And there were a lot of them on set
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Theres even one in a private photo with the Yuma saber, a different take on the deck.
 

lmakeltraln

Member
Hey those were my probes!

Yea, so the scope tapers back to front, weirdly, it's not a cylinder, let me pull some pictures.
The first one is from Kurtyboy and afaik was posted publicly. The others I have are not.
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and I pulled some more detail out of the OPB photos, I didn't realize how polished the front curve of the scope was.

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And there were a lot of them on set
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Theres even one in a private photo with the Yuma saber, a different take on the deck.
Amazing pictures. I did not mean to discredit you if you posted that same photo. I took that right from an eBay listing
 

thd9791

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Lol that’s okay, I thought that was my photo… I bought some from eBay years ago. The rips on the cord look so familiar……

Carry on
 

bobasfett

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I've certainly done my fair share of searching for the 'scope' over the years and have always come up empty. Old oldering iron and tester probe were the two areas I looked at. Definitely appears to be a found object and I would guess black. The shiny portion is where the paint has rubbed off, what I see anyway.
 

thd9791

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its hard to tell but there are two dots on the top of the scope. The rods (threaded or smooth) used to glue the scope to the gun run through the whole scope body, and the tops were cut/puttied and sanded flush and painted.
 

thd9791

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100% agree, makes the most sense. Then just 'fill' over the screw heads, sand, and paint.
Considering the size of those dots, and the diameter of the rear sight holes, I stuck long screws through the scope body and dremelled the heads off. Looks exactly like this, I’m thinking this is the diameter of the threaded portion of the screw. Puttied, sanded and painted over of course lol
 

Sluis Van Shipyards

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its hard to tell but there are two dots on the top of the scope. The rods (threaded or smooth) used to glue the scope to the gun run through the whole scope body, and the tops were cut/puttied and sanded flush and painted.

That's funny because years ago when I was working on mine, I did that exact same thing with a scratchbuilt scope. I felt kind of stupid doing it that way, but apparently it was spot on!
 

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