Found!!! Obi ANH 'Gear'!!!

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Serafino, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Serafino

    Serafino Sr Member

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    So here's Killdozer's post:


    Very cool. I looked at machine guns awhile back, I had thought this made sense as a machine gun part--but all the guns I saw had 'lathe-wise' ribbing, this is the first I've seen with a 'gear' shaped heat-sink.

    I hope this is one of the ones that people sell parts for. :D
     
  2. Shinobi

    Shinobi Well-Known Member

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    oh man, this has been a crazy month for prop discoveries - my head is still spinning.

    Dan
     
  3. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  4. Serafino

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    JK we thought you were crazy for thinking it was a motor heat sink when none could be found which approached the prop in size and specs. :D

    I doubt anyone said it wasn't a heat sink. That was right around the time I was looking at machine guns in exploded drawings. ;)

    But close is no cigar, it is Killdozer who appears to have made a spectacular find here. :)

    So let's coordinate research on this one with Killdozer shall we? I've made some inquries (shame on me but I'm dying of curiosity) and have PM'd KD with their names.
     
  5. Prometheus

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    Oh my.. if that proves to be the real part, i dont see myself visiting this board any longer since all the parts are found :lol
     
  6. James Kenobi 1138

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  7. DCB

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    What exactly are the parts pictured and how big are they? Looks a tad too large to be the gear IMO.
     
  8. lonepigeon

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    I believe it was someone from Icons who first told me it was a heat sink. They had said it was from some custom electronics application though. I wonder if they had just messed up what Bapty may have told them.

    Regarding KD's awesome discovery-
    I did a little quick searching, but figured I'll wait fo KD to tell us exactly what gun that is.

    DCB - Right now he's just teasing us with a pic. I hope he'll tell us more soon.
    Size wise it looks perfect to me and finding it on a gun makes sense.

    Again the line is blurred concerning who exactly built the sabers.
     
  9. Prop Runner

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    I'm speechless, KD. YOU DA MAN. :D

    So of course I immediately e-mailed my MG81 source about this - the barrels seem to be paired together in an aircraft turret configuration (but on second glance they look like two separate guns: the barrel on the left appears closer to the camera), and since the MG81 is also a German aircraft machine-gun, chances are he may be able to score one of these for us as well - keep your fingers crossed. :)

    - Gabe
     
  10. wuher da brewer

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  11. exoray

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    I did a little searching also and will follow suit and let KD break the news... Here is another pic though...

    [image]http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/archive/obi_gear/gear.jpg[/image]
     
  12. eFXBarry

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    That's looks to be it :)

    Excellent. Can we put this baby to bed now? Finally, after all these years :D

    Like you Chris, I had always been told it was a heat sink. Congrats to Killdozer for finding the one.

    Barry
     
  13. Neon Sentry

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    You guys are crazy. All of these finds in just the past few months... have all of you been cryogenically frozen since '77, just waiting to be thawed out to begin your part quest?

    I commend all of you who have sifted through thousands upon thousands of pics, looking for just the right piece or part. It's incredible what some of you can do :D
     
  14. Romans Empire

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  15. Yorpheus

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    If you look throughout the picture though, the pixels are double thickness in a lot of areas due to compression or enlargement of a low-res pic.
     
  16. jedeyenight

    jedeyenight Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  17. RKW

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    IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM.

    I do think this forum should have a hall of fame section to honour those who have discovered prop components.
     
  18. Brinn 71

    Brinn 71 Well-Known Member

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    AWESOME.. Just AWESOME..

    Can we swear in this forum? I've got some obscene explanatives for just this happy occasion. :p

    Great find.. I'd better start SAVING.

    B
     
  19. Polluxius

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    I knew that this was the Year of the 'GEAR'.

    Good jod KD, maybe at Christmas we will all have perfect obi replicas under the tree :angel
     
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