Good source for Obi Wan ANH transistors?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Kal-L, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Kal-L

    Kal-L New Member

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    Since I'm new here, I figured that to catch up I'd best build an Obi-Wan lightsaber - it seems everyone else has. ;)

    I have most of my parts down (except the emitter...I'm waiting on Prop runner for that, right?) but:

    I was wondering if anyone could point me towards a source for the transistors/washers on the clamp...I've done some looking on my own, but no dice.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    -Dave
     
  2. Gigatron

    Gigatron Sr Member

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    Vintage transistors can easily be found on ebay. Usually you get 30 for $10. Just need to make sure sure they're the tophat style. The original maker has never been identified and probably never will. The washer has also never been identified but could probably be fabricated rather easily from found parts.

    -Fred
     
  3. MikeyX

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    I'm also after some of these - but more specifically I'm after chromed ones. Ideally they would be threaded for a Romans spacer - but that's not a hard requirement. Main thing is that they have the shiny AFBB look. Also it'd be nice to have a shiny washer/spacer to match.

    I have some suitable old transistors - but they're a bit dull.

    Anyone got any leads for these or hints on how to make my transistors a bit more gucci?
     
  4. Kal-L

    Kal-L New Member

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    Threaded transistors would certainly make my life easier as well....I'd go for an older, vintage set and a chromed set as well....:)

    Any further suggestions?
     
  5. lesternessman

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    You could always have them chromed yourself if you could find a place willing to do it as a side project. The only person I know that makes them nowaday was stormpath, and apparently he's too busy to do a run but that is not to say he won't ever do another. Here's the pic of his from a post of his way back when he was working on his parks obi. Maybe someone has an extra set?

    Here's some pics
    first up was the one's chen made
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    Here's stormpath's, aluminum and chromed
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    and another shot of them on the saber
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  6. Kal-L

    Kal-L New Member

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    I can't post in the Junkyard yet, but if anyone did have a set or two they were willing to part with, I'd hope they would please let me know via PM or e-mail.

    Thanks a million.

    -Dave
     
  7. amish

    amish Sr Member

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    Check with Stormpath as he made some transistors. If you are looking for actual transistors try this ebay seller:

    bidonmine

    and search his products for TO39

    or this one

    smcbid
     
  8. Kal-L

    Kal-L New Member

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    Thanks a million.

    I'll send stormpath a PM...:)
     
  9. pmrjulio

    pmrjulio New Member

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    Can you post what he tells you or Pm me?
    I'm also looking for a pair.
     
  10. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    One more pic of the Chen Transistors:

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    FB
     
  11. bcstanding

    bcstanding Well-Known Member

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    There was an interest thread a couple of weeks ago but Stormpath said he didn't have time to do a run right now. If that is no longer the case, I'm still interested as well.
     
  12. stormpath

    stormpath Active Member

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    one of my friend show this thread to me.

    sorry I haven't login every day. I have few set in stock now.

    please send pm to me.

    thank you guys. :)

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  13. stormpath

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    few more pics. my anodized aluminum transistors on a modify PARK OBI

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  14. damon5973

    damon5973 Well-Known Member

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    Those are EXACTLY what I am looking for...PM sent

    Brad
     
  15. jlee562

    jlee562 Sr Member

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    Man, I'm starting to think gluing the transistors on is going to be much easier.
     
  16. tk421mv7

    tk421mv7 Well-Known Member

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    Stormpath, PM sent. :)

    Definitely what I've been looking for as well.
     
  17. Jedi_Dogs

    Jedi_Dogs New Member

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    Another PM in your box stormpath :D I hope that you have enough sets available.
     
  18. MikeyX

    MikeyX Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm - looks like I should have come back sooner - just sent a PM, but the chances of getting some of these looks low with the amount of interest here and only having a few sets to sell...
     
  19. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    PM sent :)
     
  20. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's what I did:

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  21. pmrjulio

    pmrjulio New Member

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    Stormpath:
    PM sent also.
    Fingers crossed. :cry
     
  22. stormpath

    stormpath Active Member

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    :D got pm... reply sent.

    to all:

    I reply all you pm already. thank you... :)
     

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