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I wonder if they accidentally sent you an M4.5 tap in the set by mistake?
I Freak’n love it!!!I have another wrench to throw in the machine. I went ahead and put a set screw in the windvane. (And yes a new paint job to be more like the warehouse)
(Does anyone know why an M4 tap would be almost as big as an M5? I got a little set of 3 metric taps from China and the "m4" is bigger than my standard m4 set screws, so i cant use it. I used an m5 instead but I think the v3's IS an M4 screw)
Anyway, I tightened it down....
and the emitter won't come off. It's not even rattling.
The pinched tang is also pushing the emitter stem against the wall of the saber, holding it in place. I bet it would slip with strikes and vibration, hence the gaff tape.
OR the emitter stem was cut off before Empire for whatever reason, leaving the emitter gaff taped, but that seems unlikely
There could be no screw in the V3, I know. I think I see a screw in that high res warehouse shot with mark and dave p. And I see gaff tape on the neck. The wired cast is great reference too. The screw could be covered in clay in the mold or on the other side of the cast.
Here my hilt right now
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I had a professional scaler ( wink wink ) scale the screws in the emitter and windvane going off graflex measurements as a source, and we dialed them in as 5 in the emitter and 3 in the windvane
Really like the look of it. Quick and dirty, like I did it on set many times.Yeeaa, I did the stupid quick prop thing of holding newspaper around the saber and dusting it. The way I dust for finishes like this is VERY quick and casual so sometimes I get sloppy with prep
Aside from the larger screw, I REALLY like this.. Makes me want to re-paint this MOTORIZED Obi stunt I got from some weirdo if I can nail down colors from ANH
Tom… that is the same saber