Modifying MR mini sabers?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by ortiz34, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. ortiz34

    ortiz34 Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I made this one last year - easy :)

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  3. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    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.
     
  4. ortiz34

    ortiz34 Well-Known Member

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

     
  5. Dr. J

    Dr. J Active Member

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    What's up with the Luke ANH having the Graflex Clamp on the wrong side? Can this be reversed?
     
  6. Gigatron

    Gigatron Sr Member

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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
     
  7. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    Actually it is on the correct, screen-used side. :)
     
  8. Ketzer.com

    Ketzer.com Sr Member

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    Well, I like it better on the other side. :) Can it be moved?

    Tim
     
  9. Dr. J

    Dr. J Active Member

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    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?
     
  10. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    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.

     

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