Looking to build an ANH Vader...


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Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of obtaining an MPP flash to build a Vader saber. I'd like to then pick up a kit from Blast-Tech to finish it, but want to make sure I get the correct one. I'm looking to build an ANH version, and I'm assuming it's the following kit that I need - MPP-2.

It looks to me like this one - MPP-1 - is for an ESB version.

Also, has anyone here done one of these? I've assembled a Luke ESB from a Graflex, but this will be my first stab at a Vader and I'd love to hear from anyone else who's done one.

Thanks in advance for any help or insight.


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Hi ihs,

I haven´t done a Vader ANH yet, but my advice would be to always ask John himself first ;) I´m also starting to build OT Sabers (never build any prop before :$ ) and should get the necessary parts from him soon.

Take a look at the bubbles on the clamp and you will realize that the MPP-1 kit is the one you are looking for. Besides, I wonder why you want to buy the kit when you´ll get an MPP? You only need the strips, bubbles and a D-Ring and I would (and did) spare the money and order only these parts.

Would like to see your Vader Saber (what about the Luke ESB?) when it´s finished :)


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Actually, the ANH MPP has two versions. One has black side bars and the clamp lever complete. The other is the common one with the nail in it and silver side bars. Check The Parts Of Star Wars for details.