Found 2 6" Argus Flashes - Soliciting Ideas

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  1. southcenter

    southcenter Active Member

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    While at my parents house over the holidays, I found that they'd picked up 2 Argus Flash adapters. They knew that I've been looking for Graflex, but since these were only $5 at a garage sale, they figured they couldn't go wrong. Now I've got these two neat little 6" flashes that I can customize into something interesting. Anybody have any ideas?

    Also, if there is perhaps a prop out there that these were used for and I just don't know it, I'd love to hear about it.

    Thanks,

    Patrick

    Here are some pictures of what they look like:

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  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Stick a salt shaker on top, cut out a nifty-looking emitter, and you got yourself a saber. B)

    - k
     
  3. Trallis

    Trallis Well-Known Member

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    they look pretty sweet, but i'd say you should make the handle be about half of your hilt. get some other item to attach to it, and ad some kind of emitter
     
  4. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Custom Droid Caller.
     
  5. Star Wars Man

    Star Wars Man Well-Known Member

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    no wait, those buttons, look like the $17 red buttons that roman empire sells, keep those, paint em red, kick azz
     
  6. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    First I'd disassemble them...tale out all the guts and interesting screws and knobs etc...Alot of the insides you won't need but are great for later projects (small screws etc).

    What I see when I think of those two is joining them...bottom handle, thin midsection, thick upper...Just place them end to end and you'll see what I mean...then add some interesting piece to the top end for an emitter...
     
  7. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    I like the idea of the custom droid caller.
     
  8. southcenter

    southcenter Active Member

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    It's obvious with a flash attachment to want to make a saber, but I hadn't thought of this idea yet. Very interesting possibility. Thanks.
     
  9. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    That was my first thought too.
     
  10. pmrjulio

    pmrjulio New Member

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    Me too...
     
  11. Capt MarVell

    Capt MarVell Well-Known Member

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    I almost used one of those as the basis for my McQuarrie Luke concept saber. Look here: http://galactic-voyage.com/images/SW%20Ral...0luke%20(2).jpg and notice the two rings at each end of the grip. Add a metal lens shade at one end like I did, and a metal cylinder at the other end, and you've got it. Just got to get those pins out of it. I'd go for something more McQuarrie-ish (one-handed dueling style) due to their size.

    Custom droid caller is a good idea too, though.

    Jim
     
  12. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Exactly what I was gonna say.
     
  13. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    There ya' go :)
     
  14. southcenter

    southcenter Active Member

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    This is another excellent idea. Now I'll just have to choose which project to do, yours or Sporaks? :)

    Perhaps I need a third one so that I can do both... ;-)
     
  15. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Haha, But don't you love dilemmas like this ;)

    You could always use a tube of some sort for the upper...

    Here's a machined one I did that kind of shows what I was saying...with a thinner middle...

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    Well, I got to goofing with this and came up with a few ideas ;)

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    And finally......

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  16. Barnstormer

    Barnstormer Well-Known Member

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    One of Luke's Dark Empire sabers was a very short, dark handle with a ribbed grip area...
     
  17. southcenter

    southcenter Active Member

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    Pretty cool. I've been thinking maybe something like this:

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    What do you guys think?
     
  18. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's just me, but I don't think they're appropriate for sabers. Kinda blah and plasticy. Just MO. :)
     
  19. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Well...How about this one...this is a real Zeiss flash...I did very little to it...but I think it's pretty cool looking...

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    I like to think of this as Vaders "Barbell Saber" from the poster ;)

    Black and chrome looks cool together...just fiddle with it till it looks good to YOU.
    'Course, you could always put em side by side and make a pair of binoculars :lol
     
  20. Capt MarVell

    Capt MarVell Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I've got one of those Zeiss flashes too. That's about the same thing I did with it. Slightly different clamp though, but I've been trying to find one like that one you have.

    Looks good Sporak. I like simple, clean designs. And you're right, it does sort of resemble the barbell saber. I hadn't noticed that before.

    Jim
     

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