Modifying MR mini sabers?

ortiz34

Well-Known Member
Heya
I posted this @ rebelscum and havent seen anyone attempt this yet but,


How do-able do you think it is to modify the MR .45 mini sabers?


Are these too small to work with?

Weathering with paint would be easy but how about
a luke v2 or a v2 sidious mini?

Anyone try yet?
 

moffeaton

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Recipe:
Luke ROTJ and Obi ANH "clean" were used.
Top of Luke was sanded flush, and hole was carefully dremelled out, sanded smooth.
Both sabers disassembled - can't remember how I did it for the life of me - it was easy though.
Obi Graflex band slid onto Luke body (control box was removed - two tiny screws under the activation plate, if memory serves.
Bubbles were replaced by a piece of plastic card that had the black and metallic stripes airbrushed.
D-Ring from Obi was carefully removed and put onto Luke pommel.
Paint was applied with a brush - black gloss enamel.
 

ortiz34

Well-Known Member
Wow that is great.
I was concerned that the pieces wouldnt readily 'come apart' without catastrophy...

Originally posted by moffeaton@Mar 2 2006, 12:59 PM
I made this one last year - easy :)





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Dr. J

Active Member
What's up with the Luke ANH having the Graflex Clamp on the wrong side? Can this be reversed?
 

Gigatron

Sr Member
Originally posted by Dr. J@Mar 2 2006, 06:28 PM
What's up with the Luke ANH having the Graflex Clamp on the wrong side?  Can this be reversed?
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Well technically, there is no wrong side. There's screen accurate and production shot accurate. Depending on which pics they used (most likely production), that's how the saber was built.

-Fred
 

Ketzer.com

Sr Member
Originally posted by Gytheran@Mar 2 2006, 07:28 PM
Actually it is on the correct, screen-used side. :)
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Well, I like it better on the other side. :) Can it be moved?

Tim
 

Dr. J

Active Member
VERY interesting. I should have known they wouldn't do a complete run of sabers with a major placement issue. So, the majority of sabers from Master Replicas are based on the production photos and NOT the screen used?
 

Sporak

Sr Member
Gone but not forgotten.
Actually, the reverse is true...
MR's sabers , at least the Graflex Mini is on the Screen used side.

We're used to it on the right because most good shots we use for reference are from Promotion shots...

The screen used side IS on the right on the ESB.

Originally posted by Dr. J@Mar 2 2006, 04:42 PM
VERY interesting.  I should have known they wouldn't do a complete run of sabers with a major placement issue.  So, the majority of sabers from Master Replicas are based on the production photos and NOT the screen used?
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