Panaflex's Props

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

  1. teecrooz

    teecrooz Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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

    As blown up by Death Star version!

    Looks great Ben.
     
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  2. thd9791

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    truly a work of art! unique too, I believe you're the first on the RPF to my knowledge to make this kind, nice work!
     
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  3. Panaflex

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


    ABUBDS version- LOL!
     
  4. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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

    Been busy with life and work but I FINALLY ended the search for all the vintage parts for my Luke ESB build. I had put this on hold for a long time in hopes of pulling it all together. I'll be starting the build soon.
    Without further ado, here are some pics of the parts.


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    Been a long haul but every screw, rivet etc will be vintage. Obsessive behavior, a hallmark of the RPF:).
     

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  5. thd9791

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    lookin good! whats the story on those rivets?
     
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    This is gonna be awesome!!!


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  7. Panaflex

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    Thanks fellas. The rivets were from this vintage kit I got off the Bay.

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  8. thd9791

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    thats super neat. they look like Roy's! thick instead of thin like the ones today
     
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  9. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    They are cool. I've got plenty of extras so let me know if you want a couple, I'll send them to you.
     
  10. Edraven99

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

    I might have to hit you up for a couple myself! Nice collection!
     
  11. Panaflex

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    Thanks Ed, absolutely. PM me your info and I'll send them to you.:thumbsup
     
  12. Panaflex

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

    Well, it's been awhile since I've had the time to get busy in the shop but I decided to do an easy project and get my Park's Vader MPP V1 another upgrade session.
    I picked up some of Roy's grips and his excellent aluminum shroud some time ago.


    Shroud on, easy peasy. Sold the Parks shroud long ago.
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    The V1 came with rubbery grips on and they just never felt right. Seen here with Roy's replacements. Nice.
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    A little 3M tape.
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    Pulling the old grips was easy but left some glue behind which peeled off with a fingernail. Not too bad.
    Glue shot.JPG

    And here it is with the grips on. I may go back later and actually angle the grips so its more accurate. The 3M tape makes this mostly painless.
    At this point, it still looks mostly like the original Parks but I really do like Roy's shroud, its a great piece. The saber just feels more legit in hand with the hard grips now.

    Also still trying to decide on silver side bars or stay black. Is anyone selling the led version of the clamp card now?
    Anyway, hope you liked a mini update. Much more to do in the shop as time allows.
    grips on 2.JPG
    Grips on.JPG
     
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  13. thd9791

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    nice work! I did this to a parks MPP too, but decided to go full ESB/ROTJ Hero on it.

    I had an original card and bubble strip - I think slothfurnace modeled the exactra board too! I think he's away from the shop at the moment for personal stuff but he'll be back
     
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  14. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks!

    Did Sloth do an exactra copy with the red LEDs or did I just dream that? I have some old boards but not that kind.
     
  15. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I don't think he ever got around to it. Someone gave him a non-accurate version if I remember the photos
     
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  16. teecrooz

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    He still has my board with the red LEDs.
     
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  17. Lichtbringer

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    I'm sooooo waiting for that board, last missing part.
     
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  18. Panaflex

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    Ok, so there is a potential path to building that version. Here’s hoping Sloth comes through for us on that one.
     
  19. Panaflex

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    18C4BC39-17FA-4CA0-BD37-E9EB23B39EB2.jpeg Been a long time since I’ve been able to do much with the collection (tough 2018) but I thought I’d post pics of the operational amplifiers I just received. Thanks thd9791!

    Funny thing with the Obi Saber at least in my experience: It seems like it’s never really done. The rabbit hole just gets deeper.

    So grateful to the friends here who continue to share the knowledge they have.
     
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  20. mgoob

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    Pretty cool you have them w/ the socket.
    Thanks for sharing!

    It'd be great if you allowed someone to make decals for the transistors we have
    (this was done over a decade ago by someone here)

    I'm sure SethS will contact you regarding putting this in his guidebook.


    Can you tell us the dimensions of this so that we may compare them to the replicas we may have?
     
  21. halliwax

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    Beautiful! I am looking for the same exact thing! Where did you happen to find them?!
     
  22. teecrooz

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    It was jd_pilot. I still have a set that I need to use on my saber.

    Nice pickup Ben!
     
  23. Panaflex

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    Thanks fellas.

    I got these from Tom. He may still have more.

    It would be an honor to have a photo in Seth's Guide.
    Seth, if you see this, please feel free to use any of my photos.

    I do remember that sticker run.
    Here are some measurements of the op amps. I hope they can be useful. Please note, the width measurement is only side to side of the main body and does not include the flared base at the bottom.
     
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  24. halliwax

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    Ha! Your the second one to tell me that today lol. And believe it or not I messaged him first asking where to find some lol
     
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  25. thd9791

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    :D yea, I'm home from work now. So happy they got there safe!

    We're on the same page now ;)
     
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