machined lightsabers,what were they made from?

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  1. parfaitelumiere

    parfaitelumiere Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hello,
    I was thinking about it,which alloys did they use for original props in movies?
    Of course I want to make them,as accurate as possible,so I would choose the good material!
    I know some props were moldings or metal props(OBIWAN AOTC)
    But,what did they use,steel,aluminum
    Seems obiwan TPM is aluminum
    Same for Luke ROTJ
    But what about anakin AOTC,Qui gon,Windu,Maul and other machined props?
    When I take a look on MR signature,it's not easy to make any idea,because there are some steel alu,chrome plating,even gold plating...
     
  2. subaru

    subaru Member

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    Salut,
    je pense qu'ils sont en aluminium et delrin (pour episodes 1,2,3)
     
  3. Leigh

    Leigh Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think you might find that most of the chrome plated stuff is brass, copper or white metal as its very easy to plate

    Along time ago I had a go at making a Titanium saber. I was making one based on the Anakin ROTS saber, got as far as a blade holder & the forward body part, One day I'll finish it off. Not an easy material to work with especially as a novice.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_metal
     
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  4. parfaitelumiere

    parfaitelumiere Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i'm actually making a titanium lightsaber!
     
  5. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Anything that was machined was aluminum. No chrome plated brass was used. If it was plated, it's because it was resin.

    Dan
     
  6. subaru

    subaru Member

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    Post your pics soon!
     
  7. parfaitelumiere

    parfaitelumiere Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for your replies!

    Ok for aluminum and delrin(seen some of this plastic at work!)

    What about the yellow-gold areas on windu saber?
    What about the steel look of the maul saber(on replicas I mean) original was made from aluminum?
     
  8. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    All replies have to be posted in English per the RPF CoC.
     
  9. Jack T Chance

    Jack T Chance Sr Member

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    Unless one has possession of a Universal Translator, a Babel Fish, a Green Lantern Power Ring, or a TARDIS, which can then translate it for them! ;) :thumbsup

    BAZINGA! :lol
     
  10. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I wanted to make sure no one got an Infraction Point if they didn't know the Rule. I figured it was better to just tell him then hit the 'Report' button.
     
  11. subaru

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    oups, sorry fot that. I was saying that they used alu and delrin.
    BAZINGA:):lol
     
  12. parfaitelumiere

    parfaitelumiere Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think he replied in French because I'm french,even we don't know each other....
     

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