Ralph McQuarrie Concept Lightsaber for 3D Print - finished and chromed!

Lichtbringer

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The first one were made, but i only know that due to these pics.

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No idea if they are oneoffs or if there was a run sometime .....
 

Dann

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My God! Thanks for this, my friend!

I remember a few of these pics, but I never saw the fan made versions of those drawings before! I certainly do NOT recall a run of these, I think thy're one-offs.

Very cool, I like the short ones.
 

AndrewJ

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Bringing this thread back because I'm finally getting started! Thanks again for making (and then making available) these parts. Super fun project. Time to SAND!!
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Currently planning to use the graphite powder method with a paint scheme something like this:
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We'll see how it goes!
 

stefwill

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Almost two years since I began, I've finally got this thing painted!

I went with a black base, then used an automotive 2k clear coat for the first time as the gloss under Alclad chrome. I'm very impressed with the difference a proper clear coat makes. It's perhaps more effective in person. I tried a couple options on the gear-like rear part, and ended up using Alclad steel. The main body I gave a brushed look with a scouring pad. The grips remain gloss black, and I added the little hex screw in the slots near the front.

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I finally figured out how the "deadman switch" works from an engineering/design point of view. Will try and model it tonight when I get home.
If I succeed I'll share my results, if not I'll share my crappy sketches that are probably only decipherable by me.
 

stefwill

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I can't believe it was 4 years since I said I'd think about this. I've tried modelling it a few times but it never worked out. This morning I was on the phone at work and an idea hit me and I started drawing it.

It's a pretty crappy drawing but I hope you can see what I'm thinking. As I said I'll try to model it up tonight.

I would love to make one with all the lights and sound and maybe a blade!
 

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colinjreed

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I’ll be giving this a go as soon as my new 3D printer arrives. Just ordered a Creality CR-10 to replace my MP Select mini that has had issues since I tried and failed to do some mods to it. Whoops. But I’m looking forward to having 4x the build space! Thanks for making your work available, ChickenHaunt
 

stefwill

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I tried my hand at modelling the "trigger" but my F360 Foo is too weak. I bow to my betters.:notworthy:
 

ZRE1990

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Yes, thanks SO MUCH for sharing the files with us!

Thanks for the stand, too! Can't wait to print one out.

Now I wanna do a different McQuarrie hilt. Can we do one with a curved kinda dish-shaped emitter?

Or have you got a full plate as far as projects go?

I stole these pics from elsewhere, I basically just Google searched for ideas, but I kinda wanna do this version of the Stormtrooper lightsaber!
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I absolutely LOVE the Trooper saber concept! If anyone ever did get around to modeling one I would love to give it a go! Anything from McQuarries concepts would be such a cool thing so create a collection out of.
 

ZRE1990

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Yes, thanks SO MUCH for sharing the files with us!

Thanks for the stand, too! Can't wait to print one out.

Now I wanna do a different McQuarrie hilt. Can we do one with a curved kinda dish-shaped emitter?

Or have you got a full plate as far as projects go?

I stole these pics from elsewhere, I basically just Google searched for ideas, but I kinda wanna do this version of the Stormtrooper lightsaber!
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I absolutely LOVE the Trooper saber concept! If anyone ever did get around to modeling one I would love to give it a go! Anything from McQuarries concepts would be such a cool thing so create a collection out of.
 

ChickenHaunt

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stefwill

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