NeoRutty's Prop Projects - The Graflex Crossguard Monstrosity

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  1. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    wow! seriously that came out great with the chopstick!
     
  2. NeoRutty

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    Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects - 99% complete Luke Hero saber

    Pretty much DONE. (thanks @Nicksdad - great kit!)

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    I can't say 100% done, cuz I haven't figured what to do with the rails yet.

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    I know some people are using tape, but looking at the original prop, I'm thinking of just painting, especially cuz it's not just the rails, but goes into the steps as well. So because of that, the black buttons aren't glued down yet. The arrows are.

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    Now that I see this pic, close up, I need to clean up that ring! BTW... those arrows SUCKED to glue down... SUCKED. I'm not even 100% happy with where they are, but I'd rather by 95% happy then try and fix and end up at 85% happy with a dents in my forehead from banging it against the coffee table.

    tweezers and glue... what a pain.


    Anyway, I just need to figure WHAT paint for the rails now...

    Suggestions?
     
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  3. Edraven99

    Edraven99 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Mines still sitting on my dining room table... untouched... unloved... mocking me... :cry

    Nice work so far.... I'll see how much copper tape I get and share the wealth if there's enough....
     
  4. teecrooz

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    Same here. Mine migrated from the basement to the office closet.
     
  5. kevin926

    kevin926 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Tape is on the way, just need to wait for your post office. Snail mail
     
  6. NeoRutty

    NeoRutty Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I contacted the seller, and he says he sent you enough for two...

    BUT... I'm not sure that's the way to go with the rails. Cuz that would JUST be the top and side... on licensed replicas it looks like it's the top, sides, and step down.
     
  7. Edraven99

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    Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects - 99% complete Luke Hero saber

    Step down is grey....

    From Chaim's Sym-Cha build thread: http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=105124

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  8. NeoRutty

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    COOL. That is the kind of reference I was looking for... Though this is making me want to just paint it brass... I feel like the tape may look too messy. But I'll see how it looks when you get it. Since the step is grey, I'll likely leave it as is, painting it won't stick out much, and will just be another head banging head ache (I can tell, cuz it looks easy... when it looks easy, I end up spending hours on it)
     
  9. kevin926

    kevin926 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's how I finished mine. You can see it on my scatter build thread. I used the tape (the same that I just sent you guys)
     
  10. Sym-Cha

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    I still have plenty of brass rails and copper foil left from my own wonky lightsaber build and my copper foil almost turned brass in color over time since that WIP thread :)

    Chaim
     
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  11. halliwax

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    neo that is real sleek looking man! looks great!! :thumbsup
     
  12. NeoRutty

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    Thanks buy Nicksdad did the hard part, I just sanded for hours. Now I've got to get back on the Stormtrooper helmet.

    I need my drill, but the battery's run dead and I can't find the charger ANYWHERE. It got put away when we had to declutter for open houses, and now I can't find it. This is exactly the reason I told my parents I wanted one with a chord for Christmas but nooooo... they're all "This is BETTER! Chords are terrible...." Heh.
     
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  13. Edraven99

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    I'm promising myself that I'm going to trim my calc bubbles and circuit board to replace the "incorrect" clear bubbles for my Vader ESB so that I can *finally* put a pin on that build and say that I actually finished something.... I also have to see what grades of sandpaper I have on hand so that *maybe* I can start sanding down my Nicksdad... I know I picked up a bunch from Princess Auto for another project but I can't remember what I have...

    Oh... and yes... I do have an adapter cone for you... I don't plan on assembling my other Obi parts into another saber anytime soon so you can have the cone...
     
  14. thd9791

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    Wow
    quickly looking at this saber, the side rails look like they used to be brass ad were painted copper (look over the black buttons) so did the saber used to have a copper neck and brass control box?
     
  15. newmagrathea

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    That looks great, did you only use sandpaper or did you use some other products to polish it? I'm going to start mine soon.
     
  16. NeoRutty

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    I did a bunch of passes with sandpaper on the pommel cubes and box... 600 - 800 - 2000 - 3000... then just 3000 on the overall saber.

    Then I went over the whole thing with Brasso.

    Looks really good. Not as mirror finish as I've seen on the sale thread, but still nice. Looks great next to the V2 I'm still weathering... ones rough, the other pristine.
     
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  17. NeoRutty

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    Re: NeoRutty's Prop Projects - Yoda Lambo wheel and prepping a grenade!

    So I went in with @halliwax (thanks, sir) to lock down a correct Lambo wheel, and it's IN, so now I can finish off the Praco yoda

    This is a fun one simply because the Bolsey Yoda was one of the first things I built, and was almost entirely scratch... now I have as many real parts as the original @ed209 saber that are available, and will start the build NEXT.

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    Also while at my buddy's I got his help taking off the neck of my Obi grenade (which was jammed on GOOD) and cleaned off the red paint and some rough rust spots. Next I'll do a Bluing pass on the now bare parts and even it out.

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    SO close to being done my grail saber I can TASTE it.
     
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  18. teecrooz

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    That tracking number I sent you should help!
     
  19. halliwax

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    glad it got to you man! it was fun wasn't it!?!
     
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  20. veektohr

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    That grenade looks perfect!
     
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    your not kidding, that is one good looking grenade! :thumbsup neo you should be proud to have fathered something that beautiful!
     
  23. NeoRutty

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    traded my last one to @EDRaven for it... then sold the previous...

    once teecrooz 's parcel arrives I'm good to finish!
     
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  24. NeoRutty

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    Time to get the finishing done now...

    Clip some transistors...

    touch up the grenade...

    And finally attach this... ala teecrooz

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    Finally see the finish line...

    THREE YEARS.

    :thumbsup
     
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  25. Edraven99

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    What is it? It looks like some sort of garden hose spout :p
     
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  26. tomm1999

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    Don't quote me but I think it's some retro shower head.

    Looks great, can't wait to see more!
     
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  27. NeoRutty

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    It looks a LOT like the sink drains we have at work.
     
  28. teecrooz

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    Wait. We have been emailing for three years?
     
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  29. veektohr

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    Definitely a sprinkler head. ;)


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  30. NeoRutty

    NeoRutty Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well according to my inbox I never cleared up, the first time I messaged you was January, 2014, talking grenade finding strategy... And I had already been hunting a few months...

    So this january 12 will be 3 years!
     
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  31. kevin926

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    Happy anniversary
     
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    Congrats! Can't wait to see the finished grail.
     
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  33. halliwax

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    very beautiful there buddy... so close!
     
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  34. mugatu

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    Excellent! It looks excellent.
     
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  35. newmagrathea

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    One day I too will have a sink drain.

    Awesome build, that is super exciting that you're so close.
     
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  36. NeoRutty

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    Took forever to get around to finishing this! But it's done (thought now as I see the pics, the screw had some black scraped off when I tightened the lambo wheel)

    Anyway... The praco yoda pics! (thanks to and halliwax who went in on the lambo model with me)

    I should not that at one point the bottle of glue I had bought had a crack in it, so I got crazy glue on the grips. Because of this I bought spray rubber which looked really cool when done (same I actually used on the bolsey version).

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    And here his is with his ugly scratch built twin with incorrect lambo wheel

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    and their accurate to ED209 cases...

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    now onto finishing some MORE projects... keep the ball rolling.
     

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  37. SpeedRacerx

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    Looks fricken awesome man! Congrats on completing this one!
     
  38. halliwax

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    that came out great!!! boy that was a long time ago we sniped that wheel, i think it was t-shirt weather back then. glad you completed your original parts build!!
     
  39. NeoRutty

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    In Vancouver, it hasn't been t-shirt weather in like 7 months. Still raining. Hopefully means a dry summer spell is coming.
     
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  40. Ridire Firean

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    Hey NeoRutty! Wicked job on BOTH of those Yoda lightsabers!! If you hadn't mentioned one was scratch built I wouldn't have looked to see what the differences were. Not that I have an inkling of an idea about Yoda sabers, but still, they look so much alike! I bet you could find someone to lathe and knurl that endcap on your scratch-built and then they'd be even more difficult to tell apart.

    By the way, what's an ED209 case? All I can think of is that wee little ROBOCOP models may have come in them originally. ;)
     
  41. NeoRutty

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    I THINK this is the link (firewall at work won't let me see photos)

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=178890

    Ed-209 is a member and a guy who worked on the visual dictionary... him and another guy created the original Yoda saber, and this is the same case he has it in (Yoda's "original saber" is currently in Ed-209's possession)

    As for the Bolsey... I kind of like it as it is... a bit more round and bulky... All eye-balled from photos. The knurling I've thought of having done, but a lathe is not something I could come by easily, heh.
     
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    WOOT WOOT! Great job!
     
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    WOW! That was WAY COOL of ed-209 to post up all of those photos!!!

    If only we knew a guy with the original V2:rolleyes and could convince him to be so wonderfully generous...and if he posted measurements and stuff too:D.
     
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  44. NeoRutty

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    Had my friend in Seattle make me a grip template... HANDY!

    now he's gotta figure how to do the ANH 7 grip version
     
  45. halliwax

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    That's actually a genius idea!!


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    That is freakin awesome! Now it just needs to be an adjustable "dial" to select the total number and spacing...
     
  47. NeoRutty

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    So I went to my buddy's place in Seattle to do up a TFA Rey saber for my brother... Roman's Graflex.

    I was complaining how much I hated to do the grips, and wanted some sort of template, so leave it to my buddy to cut one up in a few minutes that'll do the trick.

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    And then came the drilling of the holes for the grips... last time we just made a quick channel... this time he went further...

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    Anyway, I kept these versions. Could come in handy... especially since as soon as I finished the Roman's Graflex with MOSTLY Wannawanga parts, I really dug it.

    Like I'm gonna have to make myself one.

    I have a couple of real graflex sabers but holy... this saber all done up and pristine off the assembly line is beautiful (SORRY CHAIM! heh)

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  48. newmagrathea

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    That is really slick!
     
  49. Edraven99

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    Sweet! You guys can drill my ESB Graflex next time ;)
     
  50. NeoRutty

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    That's what I was thinking... so fast now. Once the template and cradle were finished, we FLEW through the rest.

    another reason I want to make my own TFA... it was just so easy... and seeeexxxxxy... * it's a nice looking saber.
     

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