Apologies to everyone on the earlier runs!
No apologies necessary to me.. yes it is a bit disappointing to be an early adopter and have it he outdated instantly, but that’s part of the territory I guess. As for mine, it lives on the shelf and I pick it up every now and then and it makes me happy, hopefully others in the early run feel the same.
Best of luck with your future runs, it sounds like they’ll be getting a better saber in every way and that’s saying something because your first was damn good.
I wish I had kept the very first replica Luke ROTJ lightsaber I made back in 1983. I cut every single grenade ring by hand from a sheet of aluminum, drilled and filed it so that it did fit on a central rod. Emitter and wind vane were shaped out of wood. Can‘t remember what I used for the booster and hand wheel section. But I know one thing for sure - I will call my „old friend“ and get that thing back!The V2 I've made in the photos here and on the project run will be leaving my possession pretty soon. This is a pro-bono gift to vadermania for all he's done not just for the project but for the runs before and after mine, what with all he's shared freely. It will also come with a little bonus.
if you consider it..... and find solutions, please let us know!A part of me wants to offer a refurbishing service where I melt down the earlier ones I made, and cast them into the new ones. I think it only fair and not leave anyone felt left out. The early adopters would have to send them back to me, of course, but I wouldn't know or haven't figured the pricing of such a thing. It's still the same amount of work. It is something I'm considering though.
if you consider it..... and find solutions, please let us know!