Obi Cut-away completed.

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Howard, May 21, 2006.

  1. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    Hi all.

    Just a few finishing touches such as polishing, then she's completed.

    A plumbing nightmare.



    The small round hole near the bottom of the main tube holds the switch which
    turns on the blue led.
    A cocktail stick is just the right size to fit this hole, which is hidden behind a tube.
    The batteries are easily replaced for both leds.


    The primary crystal illuminated. The PCB with the wires running from it
    is from an Exactra 20 ;)



    The emitter crystal - a lab grown diamond, 16mm diameter.


    Thanks for taking the time to look - and a thousand thanks to
    Wackychimp for hosting the pictures. :)

    A full shot.


    A few for Jediscout.




  2. Chingon

    Chingon Well-Known Member

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    Truly a work of art. Great job, Howard. :)
  3. jediscout

    jediscout Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks lovely. Would love to see a full shot of the cut-away when you've finished.
  4. Rabittooth

    Rabittooth Well-Known Member

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    I have to say, there are alot of really amazing props shown here on the RPF and the talent here is absolutely staggering.
    Even so, very few of them make me absolutely ACHE with admiration and jealousy at the same time. I mean...these cutaways and your Victorian blasters are so freakin actually HURTS me.
    I would be so mind-blowingly proud if I had the ability to create that.
    That is MONGO-cool. Beautiful.
    I get a similar feeling when I see the other Howard's (Chewie15) sculptures.
    What is it with you guys named Howard? They hand out gobs of amazing talent along with that name or what?
    I'd love for you to showcase your other work again BTW...can never get enough of seeing those pics.

  5. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Amazing work. Please... more/larger pictures please?
  6. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    that is by far the coolest thing, not too mention most unique incarnation of the obi hilt, I've ever seen. That's just plain awesome Howard. It shows that no shortcut was taken and the attention to detail is paramount. Amazing eye you have there. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.
  7. fettpride

    fettpride Well-Known Member

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    Wow. :eek

    That is just AMAZING..

    That would be THE conversation piece of anyone's collection. Anyone who wouldn't gravitate to this
    above anything else on a private tour, is being led around by a seeing eye dog . Then again, it would
    even get the dog's attention .. :lol

    Just AWESOME. Outstanding work.

  8. Darth Lars

    Darth Lars Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Your saber should be in the Visual Dictionary.
    Great work Howard.
  9. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(SurferGeek @ May 21 2006, 07:49 PM) [snapback]1248063[/snapback]</div>
    Here's a few more.




    I like the blue lights inside the crystal housing in this one.
    It's just light leakage through a few holes.



    Thanks for the kind words everyone.

  10. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Howard I think you've just set the highest standard of all for the OWK prop. That is an absolutely amazing and incredibly beautiful piece of work.
  11. jme3

    jme3 Sr Member

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    What a stunning piece of work and an inspiration as well. Truly well done. :thumbsup :)
  12. Tripper

    Tripper Sr Member

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    Absolutely amazing.. NICE work.
  13. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am completely speechless.
  14. mtsbspidey

    mtsbspidey Well-Known Member

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  15. SHalamar

    SHalamar Well-Known Member

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    I WANT one.

    I cannot afford one.


    AMAZING work.
  16. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    That's by far the coolest lightsaber I've ever seen.

  17. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Amazing. Wow. Cool.

    Ok, now for the REAL stuff I want to know. . .

    Do you sketch out your ideas before you start or do you just dive into a box of parts and start building? I want to know more about the process you go through to create such a stunning work.
  18. neosporing

    neosporing Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(juno @ May 21 2006, 03:12 PM) [snapback]1248121[/snapback]</div>

  19. jedicouncil

    jedicouncil New Member

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    (bowing down)

    Were not worthy...were not worthy.....

    Absolutely stunning.

    :thumbsup :thumbsup
  20. KarlBud420

    KarlBud420 Well-Known Member

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    I'd just like to echo everyone else's sentiments and say super piece of work, Howard.

    Thanks for the excellent pictures.

  21. jediscout

    jediscout Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Howard, thank you for posting those other images. You've done outstanding and beautiful work, once again.
  22. The Wook

    The Wook Master Member

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    Wow, Howard. :confused

    What an extraordinary piece of work.

    Definitely one of the coolest props I've ever seen on this board.

    The Wook
  23. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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  24. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That looks so great I'm almost wondering If it works. :D
  25. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    Okay, let me just say this and get it out of the way: I HATE YOU.

    Alright. With that said and done. ;) You sir are an artiste and master craftsman. I'd kill for your skills. You've achieved a nice balance, everything layed out and linked together as if the force itself guided your hands. A huge lab grown diamond. You NUT. How much did that thang cost? Kudos on the activation box. The Luke Revealed just ignored the AB. I am curious what a 'down the barrel' view looks like. Is there a lenze/crystal in the emitter? Can you see the blue LED light?

    Many thanks for sharing this beautiful piece with us.

  26. BLAST

    BLAST Well-Known Member

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    That is one of my favorite props I've seen here or anywhere. Freakin' brilliant...
  27. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  28. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    (speechless) :thumbsup
  29. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Jedi Lawja @ May 21 2006, 10:49 PM) [snapback]1248175[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks Jay.
    The 'diamond' was around $40.
    I'll post a 'down the barrel' pic tomorrow - but yeah, you can see the emitter crystal though there.
    There's a lens in front of the emitter crystal, sitting on the tube in the brass neck.

  30. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    That has to be the most amazing saber that I have ever seen, great work Howard :thumbsup :thumbsup
  31. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    Good God. :eek

    ....I think you're lacking some detail there.... :p
  32. nash

    nash Well-Known Member

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    Great Job Howard, I wish I could afford one.
  33. JHVanOphem

    JHVanOphem Well-Known Member

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    Amazing job. You must be very proud.

    I'm surprised nobody commented on your references to a Park's MPP. Already have the next one in mind?
  34. Exodus

    Exodus Well-Known Member

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    Wow Wow Wow, really great looking. I would love to see that thing in person, maybe you should send it to me, I promise I'll return it...
    No? Oh well, great saber, now a full Darth Maul cut away. I can only dream.
  35. ihs

    ihs Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely stunning. :eek That would be, as others have mentioned, the absolute highlight of an in-depth saber collection.

    Now I just need to get one for it to be the center of my collection. :D
  36. kdawg1

    kdawg1 Sr Member

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    That is crazy. I hope no one got hurt when you turned it on the first time. Like Adam said to Eve "you better stand back I don't know how big this thing is going to get" Fantastic job Howard.
  37. kell

    kell Well-Known Member

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    Super Cool T.N.T. Your work is outstanding.

  38. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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  39. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What a richly imagined and impeccably executed piece of work. :love

    Magnificent, Howard. :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
  40. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    just.... wow. :confused :confused :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup

    the victorian age blasters you did were terrific, and i didnt think you could top them, but this sucker is flat out amazing.

    very VERY cool take on the saber. i cannot imagine the work that went into making this, but you did a hell of a job. any chance you are a watch repairman or something? you seem to know a lot about these little brass knick knacks and bars and gears and whatnot ;)

    are you going to try for a vader cutaway?

  41. MikeyX

    MikeyX Well-Known Member

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    Man your saber cutaways are just awesome - some of the coolest SW items I've seen full stop. Wish I had the time/skill/money to get even somewhere close to that - but at least we get to see the pics :)
  42. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    When you cut it in half, was it hollow inside, or did you have to remove any center?

  43. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    :thumbsup <div class='quotetop'>(Jedi Lawja @ May 21 2006, 10:49 PM) [snapback]1248175[/snapback]</div>
    Here you are Jay.
    The lens.


    And the 'down the barrel' shot.
    I still need to carry out a little clean up here.


    I just like to thank everyone who had posted kind words in this thread.
    I really appreciate your comments. :thumbsup

    Oh - and to everyone who has expressed interest in this - it will be going
    on eBay next weekend (we have a new baby girl and we need the money.) so,
    I'll update this thread with a link to the auction then.

    All the best,

    Howard. :)

    <div class='quotetop'>(Jedi Lawja @ May 22 2006, 12:34 PM) [snapback]1248496[/snapback]</div>
    I used a Parks saber, bought off eBay. Then added a Gavidoc emitter and an original plastic 1980s AS handwheel.
    So the parts were hollow to begin with.
    When I get around to building another I'll use Roman's parts, apart from the 'booster' section which has to be a Parks 'radiator' as it has the extra material either side of the fins to aid mounting in the clamp and handwheel.
    And yes - I forgot to add in the last post, I'm working on a Vader ANH next.

  44. Killdozer

    Killdozer Active Member

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    Quick. Get that under glass-- I wouldn't want to have to keep it dusted... ;)

    Howard, it's simply jaw-droppingly astonishing work. Thank you for posting the full shots as well-- an inspiration to us all.

    well done.

  45. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    that is truly amazing and beautifull
  46. IronFist

    IronFist Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Just... wow.
  47. shuktuki

    shuktuki Sr Member

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    some people are just too dam talented

    nice work man
  48. WebChief

    WebChief Sr Member

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  49. greatwazoo42

    greatwazoo42 Sr Member

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    My jaw is on the floor, that is beautiful...

    I never wanted a cut away saber...until now. Sweet work. Truly sweet.
  50. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Years from now, people are gonna be scratching their heads trying to find the parts to make a replica of this. :)

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