Panaflex's Props

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Panaflex, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi all, rather than keep making new threads, using somebody else's great idea, I've decided to make a single thread for all my stuff.
    This used to be my Obi Fossil build...

    Enjoy

    Update: 3/25/17


    So after 5 years here at the RPF, I've decided to attempt the near impossible and do a real parts OB1 build. Madness I know but hey, why not?

    Please feel free to critique the build, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    I'd like to say thank-you to some of our members who've helped me out either with parts, information or machine services. I appreciate the trail that's been blazed before me.
    An incomplete list I'm sure but:

    Mugatu
    Sym-Cha
    Roman
    3cell
    James Kenobi1138
    Teecrooz
    Scottjua
    Serenity
    NeoRutty
    Thd9791peacefrog35

    This started when I bought Roman's weathered OB1 saber and I thought,"This an amazing piece of art, what more could I ask for?"
    I liked it so much, I took a picture.
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    After awhile, I couldn't help it and the idea of adding vintage parts started to become an obsession.- Thanks guys...

    I like that this prop is all beat up and so I thought it would be cool to take it further and create something that was more of a decayed relic or unearthed artifact. Along the way, I discovered that building one this way could make it cheaper, slightly cheaper...as some of the parts wouldn't command as high a price.

    First, the parts-

    So I pulled it apart when I got my 1st real component - An AS hand wheel. Thanks Mugatu!

    Starting at the bottom:

    I got the cold one as I liked the blue.
    This came off a bidet in the UK. I like the worn plastic ring, it already looks old and the chrome is scratched in places. I'm doing some research into aging chrome with finishes.
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    Next up, holy grail #1. A booster. Until a miracle occurs, I'm sticking with Roman's replica which is an amazing piece. I'm currently trying to source the real deal by selling a kidney but I'm not holding my breath. Weathering will be forthcoming.
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    The clamp assembly is interesting to me as it's really a number of parts working together.
    Clamp, transistors, bubble strip and washers.

    Real Graflex clamp with some natural weathering but in overall good condition. It'll need work to age it properly.
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    I found some vintage transistors of the proper Motorola MA series. They're the 205's. Seems like some here have gone high profile while others like the low version.
    There's a photo of the saber on Obi's cloak showing one high and one low. I'm going that route in the end and shortening one of these. I'm still looking for a good vintage washer...
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    Onto the bubble strip. Got the proverbial Exactra 20 and pulled it apart for the strip.
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    I did this before with my Luke ANH build but labored over it with hand tools- filing and cutting etc. This time I decided to use a belt sander and a band saw.
    This made it faster but also introduced other issues like a possible trip to the emergency room. Luckily, I still have all my digits.

    When I used the belt sander to slim the strip down to fit under the clamp, an interesting thing happened; it melted, bubbled and frosted over. I was originally thinking of polishing it out but then the look grew on me. It reminds me of old broken glass that's been left out too long in the elements. attachment.jpg
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    Next up is the grenade. Thanks again to Mugatu for parting with this treasure. You may recall his excellent tutorial thread on reconstructive surgery to this piece found here.
    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=238323&highlight=mugatu

    I can't say enough about what an outstanding job of rebuilding the bottom edge he did. Top drawer.

    One of the beauties of this piece is that it's so worn, there'll be no weathering to do. It sat in the French soil for the last 100 years and I think it's perfectly battered by time and the elements.
    The cracked ring even adds to the concept of the build.
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    It does need some TLC on the inside as there's a good amount of surface rust.
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    I took some sand paper to it and it looks better now. I'm going to hit the inside with this product I found which claims to transform rust into a black paintable surface and renders the rust inert.
    I hope....
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    Ok, that leaves Holy grail #2. The balance pipe. I may be collecting Social Security by the time I find this part, I'll run around the nursing home brandishing my saber at the staff, I'm sure they'll appreciate it...what?
    Until that fateful day, I'm sticking with Roman's weathered pipe which I'm probably going to seriously maim and discolor to fit in with the rest of it.
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    So that about wraps it up for now. Those are the parts I have. Next installment will be about the odyssey that is putting them together. Almost there...
    More to come.
     

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  2. NeoRutty

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    Re: "Where'd you did up that old fossil?" My real parts OB1 "Artifact" build.

    Welcome to the club!

    Check your sanity at the door. Anm2 is a fun one.
     
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  3. thd9791

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    Re: "Where'd you did up that old fossil?" My real parts OB1 "Artifact" build.

    lol I'll second that. Nice work and nice parts! Andy really did do a beautiful job on that grenade.

    The sink knob.. I actually just picked up two and the hole is too small for the threaded rod we all use. Currently figuring out how to fix that without drilling and tapping T nuts to a spacer, like another member did.

    You've got a work of art here, eagerly seeing how this works out!
     
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  4. redbutton

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    Re: "Where'd you did up that old fossil?" My real parts OB1 "Artifact" build.

    Really sweet!! Your replacing the parts as you come across them - nice! Really good pictures too. Thanks for posting,
    Steve
     
  5. matty matt

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    Looking good! I like the way the bubbles turned out. That worked out nicely.
     
  6. Panaflex

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    Thanks guys!

    @ thd9791- I have a solution for that hand wheel issue. Posting soon.
     
  7. James Kenobi 1138

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    Your grenade looks fantastic, it looks almost exactly like mine- split windvane ring and all.

    This is going to be a stellar build.
     
  8. Darth Lars

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    Another way would be to immerse it in boiling water for a couple of minutes - no chemicals! Then brush away the black surface rust (I used a brush with plastic bristles, for cleaning drain pipes) and oil it. But of course, that would also transform the brown rust on the outside.
     
  9. mugatu

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    Panaflex, I'm very eager to see your progress on this badboy! All your parts are looking good, and as matty matt said, the bubble strip looks fantastic! That "old glass" look would be very difficult to replicate...so you've got a truly unique piece.

    Also, you take much better photos than I do, ya bastard! It's all coming together very very well, man. And don't be shy about your results with the rust converter spray.
     
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  10. Panaflex

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    Re: "Where'd you did up that old fossil?" My real parts OB1 "Artifact" build.

    Some forward progress...

    So when I started this, I figured when I got the original parts I'd just string them together on the threaded rod that Roman provided on the saber. It's a 3/8 16 rod.
    What I didn't account for was this:
    Problem- Round peg, square hole and the hole was too small.
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    Answer: Buy a drill press. Got medieval on it.
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    I found out they make a special add on for drill presses to hold your stock in place but by then it was too late and besides I kinda' liked the clamps.
    I wasn't sure what to expect as I wasn't positive what was plastic and what was metal so I put the * on the lowest setting.
    And got this:

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    Note the brassy dust flakes. Metal. I started with a smaller bit and worked up to this diameter. A perfect fit.

    So at this point, I was really excited, I drilled a hole and now I could test the fit with the rod.
    The plan was to secure it all together with a low profile nut inside the hand wheel.

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    Perfect... or so I thought. The pic above is just the booster and hand wheel.
    After putting everything on the rod I got this:

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    ACK!
    Problem: Roman's rod was too short to clear the hand wheel leaving me with nothing for the nut to bite on.

    Answer: Run out and buy a new rod that only came in a 3 foot section.
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    Excellent. Now I had to cut it down to size.
    In keeping with the power tool vibe of the build I broke out the air compressor saw.
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    So I found out that when you cut a threaded rod with this thing, fast though it may be, you tear up the threads at the end and then you can't put a nut on.
    So, I had to grind away the metal trash I created at the tip of the rod. Break out the grinder...
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    At this point, I questioned just what it was I was doing. As did my wife...
    I thought this would be the end of the rod dilemma. How wrong I was.

    Problem: The rod and the nut were still not mating... so to speak.
    The threads just didn't extend far enough up the rod.

    Answer:
    Get out the tap and die set. Try to make new threads on crazy rod from hell.
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    So I made new threads on the end of the rod and wound up with this:
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    I put all the pieces together, finger tightened the nut, popped the end cap on the hand wheel and voila!
    It all finally worked!

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    So in case anybody decides to replicate this, here's a pic that might interest you.
    Roman's rod up against the hell rod.
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    While this was laborious, I have to admit it was also fun. I think if I'd gone with the clever two rod, T-nut system I would have lost my mind.
    I like that ultimately, it's a single rod throughout and I can disassemble it by hand with the finger tightened nut.
    I'm not sure what will happen or need to be redone if I ever find the balance pipe. Hopefully I can just tap it and still use my hell rod.

    Next installment will be the tale of how I spray paint the inside of a grenade...what?
    P.S. My title must have auto corrected to "did" instead of dig. I don't know how to change it. Any help on that is appreciated as I don't see how to edit that bit.
     

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  11. matty matt

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    Awesome! Really nice build. I know it's already done, but when you cut a threaded rod or bolt, forcing a nut off the end will re-cut the threads pretty easily. I do it all the time. Keep the updates coming!
     
  12. Panaflex

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    Thanks Matty matt. I appreciate the tip.

    I did try that to a small degree but started to worry that I'd cross thread the nut when it resisted. I had a bear of a time finding a vintage low profile nut and didn't want to destroy it.
    I know, silly right? The madness continues.
     
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  13. mugatu

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    Excellent process images and commentary. I'm enjoying this build, man. Being able to hand tighten this is also very forward-thinking.
     
  14. Marv

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    i use an M6 rod you don't need to damage/drill any part of the prop then at all. Putting a washer under the nut works to give hold.
     
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  15. jkno

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    I'm not a lightsaber collector, but it is always so awesome to see a prop made from real parts! :thumbsup
     
  16. Sym-Cha

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    Now ... take the pommel down and drill a D-ring hole in the correct pommel cube ... muahahahahaa! :wacko

    Okay ... here's the how-to-drill thread by James Kenobi 1138, now that you have a drill press available :

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=113901

    Chaim
     
  17. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Chaim! That is going to wait as I'm trepidatious about drilling that particular hole!

    UPDATE:

    So I decided to do a bit of weathering for fun. I did a lot of research into weathering using paints and finishes. I like what many have done here with chemicals but have been concerned about irreversible effects in case I wasn't happy with them. I finally decided I really liked what the gaming figure modelers do with their pain jobs using "washes". I was unfamiliar with this concept but basically, its a light ink like paint that settles into the cracks and gives shadow detail along with various shades of color.

    I decided to go with "Sepia" made by Levado.

    First though, I had to beat the heck out of some parts for my "artifact" build. So I took a grinder and wire wheel to the transistors. The rear one appears to be lower profile so I ground it way down along with Roman's washer. I went for the reference pics look of it as much as possible while saving the MA bit.
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    Nice but too shiny!



    SO, I started up with the wash directly over the bare metal, no paint under layer. Taped it down to a pencil for handling.


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    End result:


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    I'm pretty happy with it. I can enhance it even more with another coat. I also bought an umber wash but it's more black in tone than anything else.

    Moving on to the emitter. In looking at the reference pics of the saber, the emitter is seriously beat up around the collar. Roman's emitter is tough as nails so I had to break out an air tool called the "Nibbler". This thing looks like a mini ball peen hammer on the end of an air tool. It beats the snot out of anything in its path, Including my finger at one point.

    Results after the Nibbler but before adding the wash.

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    After the wash...
    Again, I like it but may go after it again with more wash, darkening the joining collar areas a bit more. Maybe even more dings if there are calls from the audience here for more saber assault and battery.

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    So that's about it for now. Still have to tackle the grenade interior rust solution and the aesthetic decisions on weathering the clamp. I do like shiny but I'll need to nock that down due to the concept of the build. My initial research suggests that chrome doesn't really weather a lot unless it's in a wet and or salty environment which isn't our favorite desert planet...

    All comments welcome.
     

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  18. Romans Empire

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    Fantastic re-build!! I love the pics and all the step by step details! :thumbsup

    Now when I get questions on how-to... I'll just direct them this way!!! :D ;)
     
  19. halliwax

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    loving this thread... :thumbsup
     
  20. mugatu

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    Your emitter looks awesome, man. I would love to see a pic of "the nibbler".
    The transistor weathering looks very good too, but *, that emitter looks awesome and old and like it's seen many battles.
     
  21. halliwax

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    i was curiously about the nibbler as well, first time in a long time it took my computer alittle while to download the pics.
     
  22. Panaflex

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    So I misspoke when I called it the "nibbler" when in fact, its an "air chisel". I'm a newb to air tools. Sorry. The nibbler cuts sheet metal.

    This is basically what I used, the tool on the bottom right. They come in different sizes.

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    A couple of notes:

    1. Always put the item you're working with in a vice or you'll likely miss and chisel your finger like I did. Painful...

    2. Never pull a piece apart into its components to chisel it because it probably won't go back together again after you've dinged it all up. The emitter almost didn't go back together when I was done banging away on it with this thing.

    Other than that, it's freaking fun working with air tools.
     

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  23. Andymac84

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    Nice work on the balance pipe. :0
    The gren body is a beauty. A real treasure.
    The frosted bubbles isn't my thing...but it will fit the saber perfectly.
     
  24. Panaflex

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    It's been awhile since I updated this thread because I've been slammed with little time to build but with the holidays here and a major addition to the build, it's time to boot it up.
    I posted a separate thread for this as it's an amazing find. A vintage booster! I never would have thought it possible.
    Thanks goes out to Mugatu for making the impossible, possible.

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    Looks like it's time to get back in the shop!
     
  25. thd9791

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    its in wonderful shape congratulations! Looks like a powdery or matte coating...cant wait to see it on your saber!
     
  26. newmagrathea

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    I'm super jealous. I've seen all the parts for sale at one time or another except for the booster. Great find and great build.
     
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    Thanks guys! It's been hard passing up other items and selling other treasures to save the coins for this.
    In the end, if I ever find the balance pipe, I think it'll be worth it.
     
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    So I thought I'd post a quick pic of the booster installed after removing Roman's fantastic weathered version.
    I still haven't cleaned it or coated it with anything. I figure the original cosmoline or whatever grease it's been in all these years will hold it another week or so until I can give it the attention it deserves.

    Not an inspired photo exactly, just a quick reference shot.
     
  29. mugatu

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    The photo might not be inspired, but it is inspiring! Looks awesome, man!
     
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    This is absolutely stunning! A truly awe inspiring piece.
     
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    Thanks guys! I appreciate the encouragement.
     
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    What a beautiful build man!
     
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  33. Panaflex

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    So it's been a long time since I updated this thread but as you guys know, this is one of the toughest builds to put together.

    Anyway, I had been fortunate enough to get a real booster but it was in almost perfect condition with a powder coat finish. It just didn't fit the concept of my artifact build but I couldn't bring myself to weather/mark up a piece of history. I decided to be happy with it being a vintage part and move on.

    Teecrooz got in touch with me and offered one of his very cool weathered boosters and we made a trade. I think it fits right in. It matches up really well with the grenade. I still have some work to do on the clamp and pommel as well as sourcing the last piece; the balance pipe. Roman's is an excellent stand in until and if I ever find the real deal.

    I hope you guys like it.

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  34. mugatu

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    Very nice, man. It really looks awesome. Just one more piece!
     
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    Unfortunately it's *the* piece... But awesome work so far!
     
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    Great looking lightsaber there. :thumbsup
     
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    Looking great Ben!
     
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    Beautiful! Especially the grenade, it's in great shape! I also have a fake emitter and people are still fooled ;)
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Out standing, legendary build right there!
     
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    So awesome, dude. Still hunting for a booster... and a jet engine :wacko
     
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  42. Panaflex

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    Big update to the build. I got a vintage female balance pipe! I posted detailed pics in the balance pipe journey thread but wanted to post this pic of the new addition in place for a test fitting.

    No extra weathering on it yet, just weighing the options. Still have the transistors to put on, the cubes to flip and some additional weathering here and there.
    Very close to the end.

    I'm feeling incredibly lucky to have made it this far. Thanks to Mugatu and Teecrooz for all their help in sourcing parts. Thanks to many others for answering questions and offering support. This is an amazing community we have here.


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  43. Sym-Cha

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    Looks fabulous, Panaflex, ... just the cone is sticking out to much eventhough I realise this is just a test-fitting ... it should be deeper inside the emitter ... by the way what did you use for the cone ... is it a vintage part or a replica cone?

    Chaim
     
  44. Panaflex

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    Thanks Chaim!
    You are right, I didn't notice that when I took the shot. It's loose and I've got to come up with something for that.
    Its the Roman's replica cone. I beat it up pretty bad when the replica BP was on it.
    I'll come up with something.
     
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  45. Ridire Firean

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    So.... if there are original cones out there, doesn't that mean you're still "sourcing the last piece" to find? ;)

    The stories behind some of the old grenade parts really amaze me; often they nearly are fossils! Congratulations on digging yours up!
     
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    matty matt Sr Member

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    Absolutely amazing!!

    No one knows what the original part was. There has been some speculation, but nothing definitive.
     
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    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes, I suppose I can't truly call it 100% vintage. Still, I feel lucky to have come this far with it. Maybe we'll find out what the cone was one day.
     
  48. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I picked up a new clamp for the Vintage parts Fossil Obi build. All comments and opinions are welcome.

    This was weathered by 3Cell here on the RPF. He used a combination of acid and a blow torch to get the results you see. What I'd call a rock n roll approach.
    I'm amazed by the colors and tones that popped out. Parts of it look like an oil slick and other areas come through with golden earth tones. Fantastic work.
    I'm planning on using the same process for the transistors.

    I took pics under halogen bulbs and ext daylight to give an overall look at it.
    I think it adds to the concept of the build. Super stoked.


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  49. veektohr

    veektohr Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Panaflex's Props- Previously the Obi Fossil saber build.

    I love it!


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  50. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Panaflex's Props- Previously the Obi Fossil saber build.

    Badass, man! Truly badass. It gets the wheels turning as to what might have happened to this saber.
    I'm loving it.
     
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