First of many parts to come

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  1. LB66679

    LB66679 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Got bit by the saber bug so I decided to start collecting parts . Have some stuff on the way , some stuff possibly being ordered and one part that came in already . Trying to build a real parts ANH Luke and a kind of real parts ANH vader .

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  2. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice clamp...where'd you get it???

    Also, love the force choke ink, man.
     
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  4. LB66679

    LB66679 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Exactly ! I have a heiland flash coming and another heiland stripped tube all I was missing was the clamp
     
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  5. Darth Lars

    Darth Lars Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, that's Parks'. I don't know if the black could be removed from the sidebars.
    It is not that difficult to scratch-build new sidebars otherwise: drill holes and cut from a bar, then round them off. You could also take the opportunity to maybe also make smaller holes in them for the bent nail.
     
  6. LB66679

    LB66679 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have a sand blaster at my shop and a polishing wheel too so I can figure it out . Basically just ordering parts and getting it all together to get a good base to tweak on
     
  7. LB66679

    LB66679 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    so i won this on ebay the other day. have a question though . if i pop it apart and cast the bubble strip is that bad on me ? i have a couple sabers im building coming up and possibly some friends that might need one or two and casting them myself will save a ton of money on my end .
     
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  8. Sym-Cha

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    Rebelscum did the same back in the day ... and Roy is currently having new bubbles made in almost the same way as the original Exactra's were done with a metal mold and injection-casting . . . so it just depends . . . how much time and extra money you want to invest in making your own as opposed to ordering some in a new ANH kit from Roy by the time you need them + D-rings and some T-tracks :)

    Chaim
     
  9. LB66679

    LB66679 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thats a very good point ! I bought it to make a vintage parts saber ant thought since I paid that much might as well make a couple off of it . But buying everything in kits would save time and money !
     
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    Love TCSS... always lots to find/see there..

    plus the owner (Tim) is GREAT do business with.. never an issues in over 5+ years! great communication too!


    Also a nice 'tool' here: file:///G:/ONE-TIME/Web/mds/2015/MDS-0615-670/mds-etoc-MDS-0615-670.html

    to mock up most of the available parts before you buy them!! (end plug) :)

    disclaimer: requires flash so no iOS devices will work..
     
  11. LB66679

    LB66679 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    nice I'll have to check it out when I'm not on my phone haha

    and TCSS was great , super easy and fast shipping !
     
  12. xl97

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    *Also, they do powder coating of parts..

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    custom machining.. so if you want a part modified, or even a custom part.. make sure to shoot him an email!
     
  13. thd9791

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    I would assume you'd get the same effect casting them yourself- is Roy casting them in the original thickness? Roman casts thin ones so he added material on the sides to fill the space under the edges. With the original thickness you can pinch them! Thinner ones that aren't wide enough will slide around.
     
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  14. roygilsing

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    I'm doing injection molded acrylic bubble strips. They will be in the thickness that makes sit tight in the clamp without modifications and they will be a little wider (15mm) so they fit nicely. If you want it the width of a real Exactra strip, you can take some of. That way you can choose. The injection molded piece will be far clearer, stronger, crispier and sharper than a silicone mold casting. And the material will be not turn yellow as most resins do. I'll be receiving the FOT (first out of tool) somewhere next week and I expect the first batch in 2 weeks more.

    Roy
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  15. LB66679

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    very nice ! I'll need a couple when they are ready forsure . It was just a thought , not a complete one just a partial one hahaha too much work for me . I'd much rather support good people and self employed enthusiasts !
     
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    That sounds great roygilsing ! I always wished real Exactra strips were wider.
     
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  17. halliwax

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    oh man, starting collecting parts, its all down hill from here, i remember when i started " i just want to make a graflex replica"..... now its, graflex, and V2, kanan jarrus, yoda lol

    you are in a great place, and these guys are the best. Roy's parts are awesome, i highly encourage you to check them out, very affordable as well
     
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  18. LB66679

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    hahahaha sounds like when I started my royal guard costume . I'll do this costume and a shadow scout then I'll be done ..... Three costumes later I'm ordering armor for my fourth and I'm on my 30th helmet build !

    I have a nihilus hilt , a force pike I built and I'm collecting parts for a vader and Luke . Luke only because it used to be vader's hahaha im more into helmets and full costumes myself but when I started looking at parts I'm not going to lie the bug bit hard !! So we will see how it goes .

    Ill def have to look at his parts soon .
     
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    Hahahaha it works and I'm going to pull it apart !
     
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  21. Sym-Cha

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    That board behind those bubbles can be used for Darth Vader ROTJ MPP ... so put it into your parts bin, please :)

    Chaim
     
  22. LB66679

    LB66679 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    oh man really ?!?! I sent it all out to someone hahahahah I was just going to trash it so I let it go !
     
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    Ended up getting a parks sabers vader hilt second hand to add to the parts hahaha
     
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    And when it came in my first thought was to take it apart!!
     
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  25. Sym-Cha

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    :facepalm as most men do on here ... next you want to polish and make it shine, don't you?

    Chaim
     
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  26. LB66679

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    oh it's really shiny already I'll probably pull the black out of the clamp bars and put better t tracks on it tho hahaha
     
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