Luke V2 showoff thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Banquo Fett, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Banquo Fett

    Banquo Fett Well-Known Member

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    There've been a lot of V2s lately thanks to Anakin Starkiller's awesome, detailed final version. Which is awesome. So I, without the talent to paint or accurize anything, felt I could never do justice to the distressing of the hilt. I commissioned it out to Mr. Mold Maker who I think has done a phenomenal job. I could not be happier with the gritty look, and full credit goes to him. Thanks for looking. Also credit to Slothfurnace for the card, Roman for the clamp, and Trent for his stencils!



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  2. vader45

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    I will post pictures of my LDM v2 hilt once I figure out blade diameter and buy one. LDM does amazing work.
     
  3. enrico

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    Great replica mate, love the weathering!
    Congrats to have one of the best replica out there!
     
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  4. vader45

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    That is a nice V2!
     
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  5. thundergod124

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    This is my Halliwax "Prototype" V2. I don't think much needs to be said about his results... Just a few notes about my V2, I originally had a Roman's clamp on there but came across a very nice vintage clamp and snagged that. In addition, I am using Slothfurnace's vintage V2 card with the solder lines, along with Roy's (Wanawanga) clamp lever. This is basically my holy grail lightsaber. Ever since I first saw the Master Replica's one way back in the day (but somehow missed the preorder!) I have wanted one of these. Thanks to Starkiller, Halliwax,Trooper Trent, Slothfurnace, and Roy. I can now live out my days as a happy lightsaber collector!

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  6. halliwax

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    Hey E! Didn’t notice the post!! Thanks for the shout out, she came out great! Don’t sell yourself short, you were very well involved in that build

    All the right parts and pieces!! She’s a beauty!!

    Fett table looks great!! ;)

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  7. thd9791

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    I need to show off mine here, you guys and your builds got me excited. Posting pictures asap
     
  8. thd9791

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    I went a tad custom on mine, when I hit snags working on them. Here are two of Anakin Starkillers V2s
     

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  9. Anakin Starkiller

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    Looks great. Happy Birthday btw!
     
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  10. halliwax

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    Tom I love that Alec version!!


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  11. thd9791

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    thanks guys!
     
  12. halliwax

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    Is this thread for all V2 makes?


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  13. halliwax

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    Dan's new V2 + V3 kit arrived today!! totally wicked!!

     
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  14. Joek3rr

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  15. halliwax

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    Nice!! I too was able to grab one of khals V2’s!!

    https://youtu.be/vm5CbdLQ3gg

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    I was fooling around last night accurizing the ring section

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    Chassis and the finish crystal chamber parts should be here next week. Couldn’t for the life of me find a 0.8mm wrench...

    I’ve been having a hell of a time this past week with finding small metric stuff..

    You have any luck finding one here in the states?




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  16. Joek3rr

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    Very nice halliwax.

    You know I haven't looked for any allen keys yet. My plan was to ask my father, he's got a tin of assorted sizes:D
     
  17. andyroo

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    Here's mine. I'm not too happy with colour of the clamp so I might swap it out at some point. Maybe when I get my V2 builders kits.

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  18. halliwax

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    That clamp looks fine! Nice and weathered up! ;)


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  19. andyroo

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    Cheers! My problem with it is it seems a bit too silvery. The original prop looks to have a dark chrome finish.
     
  20. vader45

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    Is it an allen key? Wal Mart sells a pack of them with a set in Metric and in inches.

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    This is my LDM V2

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    I need to do a few cosmetic changes for accuracy like getting a new clamp card, adding the tape to the neck and swapping out the small screw for a cubed one.
     
  21. TheUnchosenOne

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    I've got this set, or one very much like it, and haven't had an issue matching any of the screws in the KRxOR or AS V2s

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/TEKTON-...m-Hex-Key-Wrench-Set-30-Piece-25253/205539270
     
  22. Clutch

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    I'm so angry right now. Ruined two d-rings. They just don't agree with me. I cut them too short, I leave little teeth marks from the pliers. I deform the ring. Does anyone know where I can buy a d-ring to match the original prop?
     
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  23. Joek3rr

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    https://wannawanga.com/ He's on a trip right now, his store will be open again on the 24th. Also always wrap your pliers with tape so it doesn't leave marks.
     
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  24. halliwax

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    Wannawanga is the only place for accurate D rings.

    Roman did a excellent video explaining how to install the D ring

    https://youtu.be/-aFN269tBIw

    I wrapped my Dedicate D ring pliers in gaffers tape, I also have some soft jaw plumbers pliers I do for closing the D ring

    If you have a smooth set of jaws for your vice you can do the same thing

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  25. Joek3rr

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    Hey halliwax did you see Khal's video where he said he replaced the nylon set screws on his V2 with spring detent ones? I'm thinking about doing the same thing, I just have no idea where to find them at:lol
     
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  26. Clutch

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    Thanks guys!
     
  27. halliwax

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    when i watched it i was under the impression he didnt replace his, he found some and decided to stay with the nylon. i personally with be using stainless screws, with white lithium grease in the locking grooves in the ring section.

    i hear ya on finding small metric screws.. i contacted a HUGE supplier in my area who supplies are large part of the country and they didnt have them on the shelf, nor in their computer system and would have to had found a outside source to get them (china)

    crazy...
     
  28. Joek3rr

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    You'll have to tell me how that works out for you, I'm not a super fan of the nylon screws

    Here's his video about his complete build. Look for Adam Wells's question and Khal's reply
     
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  29. halliwax

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    Son of a gun!! Joker now you got me wanting to try these spring loaded grub screws... 6mm it looks like?


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  30. Joek3rr

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    Sorry:D..................I think:lol

    Yeah, in the comment section he said 6mm.

    I just saw your unboxing video, I think the clamp is from 89 Sabers, the guy he partnered with for his Graflex kits.
     
  31. halliwax

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    I need to update my description box, I contacted khal. I tell ya he’s got great customer service even being a 5 hour time difference he always replies almost instantly

    He confirmed the clamp was 89sabers, and the lever he made himself

    I never saw a 89sabers clamp before

    I have been on a set screw mission the few days finally found everything I need for the v3. Now I JUST found spring loaded screws on eBay

    Search “ball plunger set screw” or “ball plunger grub screw”

    Seems like “ball plunger” is the trick, I also found 6mm screws. But think I’m going to drill and tap my own new holes so I can clock the emitter into Brandon’s Facebook profile picture.

    There are 2 paint chips I really really like on the emitter and want them clocked into the right orientation


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  32. Joek3rr

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    Awesome! I'm going to hit up local hardware stores first and see what I can find.

    I'm not personally worried about the orientation of things, particularly since everything seems to shift from scene to scene. But I love your commitment!

    So thats 6mm long? I forget how set screws are measured. Do you happen to know the diameter, and thread pitch?

    Off topic, but we are getting a habor freight where I live!
     
  33. halliwax

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    Harbor freight is alright, I only buy certain things from there. Basically stuff I’m not worried will break and throw away lol. Stuff that’s cheap enough you don’t care if it breaks, Lowe’s is my number one spot, plus I got a curse on a girl who works there ;)

    Anyway, I have had zero luck finding any kind of metric screw at Lowe’s homedepot, ace hardware, and a very old lumberyard 2 towns away from me who has a nut and bolt section that is bigger then Lowe’s, Home Depot and ace put together.. honest to god. I need to take a picture next time I’m there..

    And scary enough, fastenall... which is a HUGE nut and bolt company which has a HUGE warehouse... they have everything. And when they didn’t have 2.5mm grub screws I knew I was “screwed”

    I found what I needed on eBay, so now it’s a waiting game..

    I find it completely amazing how hard it is to get these smaller metric screws here in the states... mind blowing really...

    Most places here don’t stock anything under 4mm.... finding 3mm set screws was a chore itself..

    Let me know if you find anything.


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  34. Joek3rr

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    So my ever helpful father suggested I check MSC Direct, they have a very large selection, and Fastenal also carries alot. Check online that is. The only thing is, I don't know if they sell straight to the consumer.
     
  35. halliwax

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    When mcmastercarr doesn’t have it you know your screwed


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  36. Clutch

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    Do all of the first run Anakin Starkiller sabers have this line?

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  37. halliwax

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    First I’ve ever seen of that, did you buy that in the junkyard?


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  38. Clutch

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    Yeah, it's the one Panaflex sold. It is like the area toward the clamp is a tiny bit higher and rougher like it stopped in the middle of the last pass on the lathe or whatever was used. No biggie since it will be mostly covered with paint anyway.
     
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  39. Joek3rr

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    Do you plan on modifying your blade plug at all?
     
  40. halliwax

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    lol already did that ;) I don’t have much free time for my own props right now. Working on clients V2’s

    In between acid dipping and painting I get to play in random stuff

    I am also working on a builders kit tutorial (waiting on the last screws to show up) and starting another build log of all the stuff I’ve worked on, keeping it all in one place for better organization

    I’ve done a lot for a client this past winter. Really kept my head above water, e11, esb Vader, korbanth crossguard (BIG mods to that) warmachine dl-44, the list continues.

    This KR V2 will get my accurized treatment, gotta drill matching opposing holes in the nipple and emitter, my nipple upgrade, cone knob upgrade, clamp card upgrade

    A lot of upgrades! Lol chamber parts should be here next week


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  41. Joek3rr

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    Wonderful! When are you going to change your name to halliwax- master of V2s?:D

    I wish I had all the tools to be able to freely monkey with my sabers:cry
     
  42. halliwax

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    I’m far from a master, way more talented guys on here then me. But I appreciate the comment ;)


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  43. scide

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    Which version do you consider the most accurate to get as a V2 newcomer? ;)

    I do like the Solos Hold one as it seems pretty though through for an FX conversion...
    Any suggestions? Seems like this thread is the right place to ask. :)
     
  44. TheUnchosenOne

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    I think Jordan of SoCal Sabers likes the RPK the best, and it's the only one available right now (unless Anakin Starkiller still has some), but we're also waiting for the next Solo's Hold version, which looks like it might turn out to be the best one readily available, but at a premium of $100 over the RPK
     
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  45. Anakin Starkiller

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    I have some. Check out my "builders kit" thread. Plenty to go around :)
     
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  46. halliwax

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    Let’s not derail this thread with comparisons...

    I have gotten a few PMs to do a comparison video of all of them, and I won’t do it. I have always found it distasteful and not fair.. what I mean by that is

    Each one of these V2’s were built in a different time, when during that time we didn’t have the knowledge and reference we have today.

    So claiming one v2 is more accurate then another when the other was made 3 years ago... isn’t very fair...

    I may not believe in saying “this one is better then that one” but all you have to do is look at my work bench and it will show you who I support




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  47. lukold

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    Looking good! Can't wait to start on this myself
     
  48. Clutch

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    For those who do not have access to heavy machinery (lol) here is the way I quickly fixed the leather stamp.

    I put it in the drill and reversed the rotation so that it was going against the rotation of the grinder. Rev up the drill and hold it against the grinder. Only takes about a minute if that. I bought two so if anyone needs one, hit me up.

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  49. halliwax

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    That gets the ol’ halliwax stamp of approval right there!


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  50. Joek3rr

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    "Stamp" of approval?

    Like a leather stamp;)
     

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