Low-Cost Vertical FX Saber Hangers

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by BoBoDohn, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. BoBoDohn

    BoBoDohn Well-Known Member

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    I posted this low cost alternative over at Rebelscum and thought I'd also share it here :)

    You'll need the items pictured below... A pack of adhesive picture hangers, a pack of clear tiny rubber bands, and loose key rings (one for each saber hilt... the 2" ring fits the ANH Vader and Luke ROTJ nicely).
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    Now, measure and mount the lower hanger, following the directions on the hangers' package...
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    Once the lower hanger is mounted, measure up and afix the upper hanger for the blade.

    Then slide the key ring over the lower hanger...
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    The hilt fits in like so...
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    Now, slide a couple rubber bands over the top of the blade and into the upper hanger (I recommend using at least two rubber bands for a secure hold)...
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    And there you have it...
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    The sabers can easily be pulled off the wall for play. You may have to replace the rubber bands every now and then, but you get plenty in a pack :)

    Hope that helps.
     
  2. AndySertin

    AndySertin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks dude, well with in my budget and it's vert.... Right on.
     
  3. hunky_artist

    hunky_artist Well-Known Member

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    absolutely fabulous.. and so much better on the eye than some of the bulky plastic holders we're seeing lately. well done ;)
     
  4. rocketeer25

    rocketeer25 Sr Member

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    Very creative approach. :thumbsup Looks perfect :)

    Are you concerned at all about the tape on the back of the hangers not sticking very well? Seems like a lot of weight for the little tab of tape...

    Lonnie
     
  5. Darth Lars

    Darth Lars Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That display idea is brilliant. :thumbsup

    Some bulky plastic hangers were posted on ASAP recently, but I like this one better. :)
     
  6. KnightAsylum

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    Great suggestion thanks. I was hanging mine in a similar fassion with piture frame hooks and fishing wire, but your suggestion is "more professional looking" and earier to take down from the wall.
    THANKS. :D
     
  7. poopsko24

    poopsko24 New Member

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    perfect......... thanx
     
  8. BoBoDohn

    BoBoDohn Well-Known Member

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    The tabs are suppose to hold like 20 lbs or something like that. I did have a scare once where the rubber band holding the blade broke and I walked in to find my saber on the floor. No damage done, but that's why I recommend using a couple rubber bands up there ;)
     
  9. poopsko24

    poopsko24 New Member

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    I would think I'd be more concerned with the bottom tab holding against onto the wall.
     
  10. BoBoDohn

    BoBoDohn Well-Known Member

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    Those tabs are really strong. In fact, when I moved my sabers from upstairs to my newly finished basement, one of the bottom ones took paint off the wall (even though they're advertised as being safe for paint) :p
     
  11. poopsko24

    poopsko24 New Member

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    alrighty then, you had me sold at the 1st post....
     
  12. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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