Obi-Wan Motorized Stunt Lightsaber reference thread

APOLLO IND

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It seems as if there’s a decent amount of information on this Original Trilogy stunt saber spread throughout the RPF. Although, I thought it might helpful to have everything in one place in a definitive thread specifically referring to the Obi-Wan Stunt saber used in A New Hope for the duel against Vader. I know DaveP has recently done an excellent rendition of this saber, and I have seen others that are great as well! If you have any screen references please post them here :) I have yet to see any references of the saber with transistors, (although I really want to put them on mine) So if you have any, I’d love to see them! Thanks for looking, feel free to chime in or discuss photos, paint colors etc!
 

scarf man

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Pull whatever you wish from this old thread, there’s some good resolution pics.

Edit: added new link to reflect new thread title.
 
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APOLLO IND

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Pull whatever you wish from this old thread, there’s some good resolution pics.
This is an amazing thread to check out! Thanks a lot scarf man!!
 

APOLLO IND

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Great photo of the transistors here! Finally found one all thanks to you!
 

Sym-Cha

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From my Archives collected over the many years courtesy Lucasfilm Ltd. and thanks to whomever posted them online ... for me to gather and share :

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Notice the white wire coming from inside Obi-Wan's sleeve :

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And the motorised stuntsaber seen here in rehearsals for ESB with Bob Anderson and Mark who's holding the 'Warehouse stunt':

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Chaïm
 
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APOLLO IND

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From my Archives collected over the many years courtesy Lucasfilm Ltd. and thanks to whomever posted them online ... for me to gather and share :

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Notice the white wire coming from inside Obi-Wan's sleeve :

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And the stuntsaber seen here with Mark Hamill in rehearsals for ESB with Bob Anderson :

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Chaïm
Brilliant!! A lot of these that I haven’t seen!!
 

Sym-Cha

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I had to edit my post because I just read about the so-called Warehouse stunt in Halliwax's weird V3 thread so that's the stunt saber minus the G R A F L E X clamp as seen here with Dave Prowse on the set of Empire :

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So it's possible some of the pictures I posted previously contain this Warehouse Stunt as opposed to the Motorised Stunt ... for which I apologize up front because the clamp is not always visible.

Chaïm
 

LOM

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Here is most of my BTS reference photos + screen caps for all ANH stunts in a google drive, lots of shots of the Duel and a few of the Cantina in there for Obi, though most of the best images have been shared already!

I haven't checked the forums frequently and am still playing catch-up, but this reminded me to update my thread a bit; you may find some of what you are looking for here:

I think I collected and covered a decent amount of information on the ANH stunt Obi-Wan hilts in that thread. Plus there is a lot of general info on the stunt sabers of ANH condensed into one place. I have added links to most relevant research threads I am aware of in there now, too.

Hope this helps!
 

APOLLO IND

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Here is most of my BTS reference photos + screen caps for all ANH stunts in a google drive, lots of shots of the Duel and a few of the Cantina in there for Obi, though most of the best images have been shared already!

I haven't checked the forums frequently and am still playing catch-up, but this reminded me to update my thread a bit; you may find some of what you are looking for here:

I think I collected and covered a decent amount of information on the ANH stunt Obi-Wan hilts in that thread. Plus there is a lot of general info on the stunt sabers of ANH condensed into one place. I have added links to most relevant research threads I am aware of in there now, too.

Hope this helps!
Thank you for this!!
 

DaveP

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View attachment 1596322 Great photo of the transistors here! Finally found one all thanks to you!
Hey Ariston.

I believe that this particular shot is what's referred to as the "Death Saber", and is believed to be a different stunt to the one that ends up being the V2. The profile of the emitter is different, and has a larger nipple. Halliwax has a video on this on his YT channel.

I cant say for sure if the transistors were on the V2 motorised stunt, but I haven't seen a definitive photo yet that proves they were, which is why I chose to leave them off mine. I figured it would make sense to leave them off the duelling hilt for comfort.

Some people choose to add them, and I must admit, they do look good. It's a nice nod to the static prop too.

I'm still cautiously of the belief that they weren't on the duelling stunt though (V2/Motorised stunt).

Always happy to be proven wrong of course.
 

APOLLO IND

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Hey Ariston.

I believe that this particular shot is what's referred to as the "Death Saber", and is believed to be a different stunt to the one that ends up being the V2. The profile of the emitter is different, and has a larger nipple. Halliwax has a video on this on his YT channel.

I cant say for sure if the transistors were on the V2 motorised stunt, but I haven't seen a definitive photo yet that proves they were, which is why I chose to leave them off mine. I figured it would make sense to leave them off the duelling hilt for comfort.

Some people choose to add them, and I must admit, they do look good. It's a nice nod to the static prop too.

I'm still cautiously of the belief that they weren't on the duelling stunt though (V2/Motorised stunt).

Always happy to be proven wrong of course.
Yeah i’ve heard of the death saber. It’s interesting, and I don’t have a theory on it yet. But Danny also puts them on his motorized stunt and I do like the look of them a lot! I’ve tried to ask him about it, but he always ignores me for some reason? Anyways, I understand not putting them on your replica dave. If there’s no definitive proof, then it shouldn’t be added to a main kit. Maybe as an optional Item of course. I purchased 2 sets of Romans new transistors for my kits in case I want to add them later!
 

v312

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Here it can be seen that it is dressed with transistors and that it is the "V2" because of the missing clamp bar:
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I think most likely there were no transistors during the actual duel, because as Dave pointed it would make it even more uncomfortable to hold than it already is.

Hard to tell if we are looking at the correct side of the clamp but here are couple of examples:
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the second in particular looks like an empty clamp hole with the black paint showing below it.


Something interesting that I've noticed in regards to the "Death Saber" clamp (besides that the transistors look very similar to the ones on the V2 clamp in that final scene):

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APOLLO IND

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Here it can be seen that it is dressed with transistors and that it is the "V2" because of the missing clamp bar:
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I think most likely there were no transistors during the actual duel, because as Dave pointed it would make it even more uncomfortable to hold than it already is.

Hard to tell if we are looking at the correct side of the clamp but here are couple of examples:
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the second in particular looks like an empty clamp hole with the black paint showing below it.


Something interesting that I've noticed in regards to the "Death Saber" clamp (besides that the transistors look very similar to the ones on the V2 clamp in that final scene):

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Now this is getting interesting!
 

APOLLO IND

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I really appreciate everyone’s input on this thread so far! Nice to have everything in one spot for those who want to build one, or complete their kit :)
 
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