I see you have constructed a new lightsaber... Your skills are complete.

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by E Williams, May 18, 2006.

  1. E Williams

    E Williams Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey all.

    Just wanted to show off the Luke ROTJ saber that I'm building...

    [image]http://home.austin.rr.com/ethanwil/luke.jpg[/image]

    BIG thanks to Darth Saber for making the dimensioned plans- I used a combination of his plans and some MR measurements (mainly for verification) when machining the saber... DS' plans are really great.

    It's nearly completed- I still need to:

    1) Add a tri-ring
    2) Make a new LED plate using smaller screws
    3) Paint circuit board lines copper (instead of gold)
    4) Repaint the "steel" colored part of the box in a darker grey


    Comparisons with the original hero:
    [image]http://home.austin.rr.com/ethanwil/luke2.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://home.austin.rr.com/ethanwil/rluke2.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://home.austin.rr.com/ethanwil/lukeend.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://home.austin.rr.com/ethanwil/rlukeend.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://home.austin.rr.com/ethanwil/lukeend2.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://home.austin.rr.com/ethanwil/rlukeend2.jpg[/image]

    I tried to recreate the look of the hero's activator box, particularly the part that holds the circuit board in place. This is a detail that (surprisingly) even MR got wrong. I originally intended to do a "reveal" box, but my machine shop access time was limited.

    I know there are a few machining errors (bad tool marks, etc) on it (I'm still fairly new at this) but I think I managed to make it fairly accurate (I did go with constant grip width, though)- So what do you guys think?

    Ethan
     
  2. amish

    amish Sr Member

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    For being "new" at this, I have to say you did an awesome job.. I think you really did capture the essence of the screen used one. You should be very very proud.

    Excellent work.

    Tom
     
  3. E Williams

    E Williams Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks.

    Looking at the side-by-side pics, I can see that I need to pick up the next size smaller angle brass- the size I used seems a bit too wide...
     
  4. OB10

    OB10 Sr Member

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    Sweet. Very nicely done. I used to really like that saber...... than gradually less and less...... but I'm really beginning to like it again. Very nice job. :thumbsup Especially for it being a new skill.

    Obi-Bob
     
  5. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    :thumbsup :thumbsup I should try making a lightsaber one day but i dout i will do as well as you
     
  6. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Lookin' good :thumbsup
     
  7. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Looks sweet - very nice work. :thumbsup
     
  8. clownluv15

    clownluv15 Well-Known Member

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    you should post the plans,with permission of course
     
  9. Probe Droid

    Probe Droid Master Member

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    Killer :thumbsup Gotta love the Luke saber.
     
  10. qwa_raig

    qwa_raig Active Member

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    I think it looks pretty sweet, good job
     
  11. Darth_Pain

    Darth_Pain Well-Known Member

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    That's a NICE Hero saber..

    The MOM saber is on my "To do list" :rolleyes
    All I need is to build the control box & buy the tools to do it.
     
  12. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    looks pretty good to me, nice job.
     
  13. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Very nice rendition, you should be proud.
     
  14. DARTH SABER

    DARTH SABER Master Member

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    Great work man.



    DS
     
  15. E Williams

    E Williams Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  16. classicbullwhips

    classicbullwhips New Member

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    very nice but i do have to agree with others it does seem to be a little to short and fat. but other then that it is a nice peace i would be honored to have it in my collection.
     
  17. clownluv15

    clownluv15 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the plans,hopefully if all goes well,next year at school,i will be able to try my hand at this in my machineshop class.
     
  18. sithmasterjedi

    sithmasterjedi Well-Known Member

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    Looks great. Very nice job.
     

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