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Interest ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 12/06

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by Luuke, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Update 12/6:
    Just to let y'all know this project is still alive. The LEGO project seemed to inch ahead of this one and that's fine. I wanted to give the new shop its trial by fire with the LEGO project first. This project has a lot of parts and an incredible amount of detail. I've been done with taking measurements from the MR saber and I'm working on the shop detailed specs. It's gonna be probably another couple of weeks till I have a set of plans to send to the shop cause I've been busy with the LEGO stuff and a couple other new projects as well. Plus the silly season is gonna be a factor in time. But fear not, this project will move forward.

    Update 11/23:
    Ok, so the reason it's taken me a while to update this is because I wanted to see what my old shop wanted to charge for the LEGO project first. My old shop has a contract with some pot growers to make extraction barrels and he's making money hand over fist with that client. So he's intentionally overpricing the LEGO project cause he'd rather put his resources into the pot growers. Whatever. So I'm submitting the LEGO project to a couple of other shops. If they come through on proper pricing, I'll send this project over to them to price out. Thanks for your patience. I really want this project to happen.

    Update 10/12:
    September was extremely busy however the specs have been taken. I'm now in the process of making them machine shop friendly. If all goes well, I'll either be at the machine shop later this week or early next week.

    Update 9/9:
    I'm still pluggin away at taking specs. This saber has an incredible amount of detail. I've obtained some photos of the original prop and is helping with some key details and clues to assembly. I'm going to try and get the specs done in the next few days and then get em over to the shop.

    Update 9/2:
    I have the MR saber in hand and I've begun taking specs. I was also thinking since the bottom of the saber is totally symmetrical I may have the bottom screw off to make it easier for those who want to put electronics in.

    Update 8/27:
    Anakin Starkiller was nice enough to point me in the direction of the original production prop which has a couple of detail differences from the MR version. In a nutshell it looks like most all the chrome parts are a brushed aluminum finish and the control box plate is gold instead of silver. Do people have a preference as to a polished chrome or brushed finish with a gold box plate?
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    Update 8/25:
    An MR is on its way to me this week. As soon as I get it in, I'll take the specs and then to my shop to see what the costs will be.
    As far as an "electrical ready" version, it seems people are looking for an inside diameter of 1.15"

    Original Post 8/20:
    I'm throwing this out there to see if anyone would be interested if I did a run of Darth Vader Revenge of the Sith Lightsabers.
    This lightsaber doesn't come up very often and when it does it usually sells for a ridiculous amount of money of which I cannot afford.
    I don't even own one myself which is part of the motivation to do this run.

    The specs would mimic the MR version.
    CNC Machined aluminum with anodized parts.
    Hollowed out with a plug for hilt only option.
    Price range? I won't know till I get the specs to the shop. But I'm shooting for something in the $250 range. I'm sure it will depend on how much finishing detail I put on it.

    Again this is an interested list only at the moment. If enough people do show interests, I'll get pricing and I'll modify the thread to a project run.
    If this gets converted to a project run I'll ask for a conformation of who's in and get deposits/payments and get the shop running on them.

    Who's interested?
    1] Luuke
    2] Luuke
    3] Pfockerchief
    4] James Kenobi 1138
    5] Danakin
    6] Jack
    7] JUSTINIAN
    8] Center68
    9] Scottjua
    10] Don93 (Chrome/Gold Box)
    11] Cavjo
    12] bostonfin (Chrome/Silver Box)
    13] bostonfin (Brushed/Gold Box)
    14] Planettera (Brushed/Gold Box)
    15] Heisenberg07
    16] iamdrake
    17] mrbrightside (Chrome/Gold Box)
    18] ISDAvenger
    19] Sacrafice
    20] Yeebeme
    21] jedistarkiller
    22] JLinNY
    23] conductor
    24] Anakin Starkiller
    25] DarthARod
    26] eagc
    27] jcraiger
    28] Mhawke
    29] t1made
    30] Prop Medjai
    31] mrsmatrypants
    32]
    33]
    34]
    35]
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  2. NeoRutty

    NeoRutty Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    I dunno... hm. Not really a prequel saber guy, but always liked the variations on this design...

    tentatively?

    You should throw some reference pics up... had to look up which one this was.
     
  3. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    It's actually a great looking saber, I hope this run happens.

    I have the MR version and it's heavy. A hollow one would be great.
     
  4. Tom1971

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    I wish you would do a ROTJ version. Honestly I think you would have tons of takers. That darn MR version goes for a fortune, but will be watching this one.
     
  5. Luuke

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    Neo: I've added a reference photo
    Tom: Believe me I want on ROTJ version myself. I've even thought of doing a kit but that's a whole other ball of wax.
     
  6. newmagrathea

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    I think that Roy from Wanna Wanga is starting to make parts for a ROTJ saber to add on to a Graflex. Looks good, but I'm not into the prequels myself. Good luck.
     
  7. Halliwax

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    I never knew we could see the saber on screen in ROTS
     
  8. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    I think when he was on the Star Destroyer
     
  9. Danakin

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    Interested.
     
  10. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    List is updated
     
  11. NeoRutty

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    Bah... I'm gonna have to bail. I'm sure I will covet these as they come out, but my Han in Carbonite is a LOT more costly on the side panels than I thought it would be... so gotta plug my cash into that first.

    Good luck on the run!
     
  12. Pfockerchief

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    Yes, Interested.
     
  13. Jack

    Jack Well-Known Member

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    Very interested in this !
     
  14. bostonfin

    bostonfin New Member

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    Oh yeah put me down for one please
     
  15. center68

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    If this becomes a call for a ROTJ one yes for sure - that is my grail piece at the moment. I would be down for a ROTS as well just because I"m a huge Vader fan
     
  16. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    List updated
     
  17. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...

    Update 8/25:
    An MR is on its way to me this week. As soon as I get it in, I'll take the specs and then to my shop to see what the costs will be.
    As far as an "electrical ready" version, it seems people are looking for an inside diameter of 1.15"
     
  18. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    Update 8/27:
    Anakin Starkiller was nice enough to point me in the direction of the original production prop which has a couple of detail differences from the MR version. In a nutshell it looks like most all the chrome parts are a brushed aluminum finish and the control box plate is gold instead of silver. Do people have a preference as to a polished chrome or brushed finish with a gold box plate?
    IMG_8516.JPG PICT0405.JPG
     
  19. bostonfin

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    Hmm I like the brushed and gold look myself. I have not seen any done that way before.
     
  20. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    Tick, tock, tick, tock
     
  21. scottjua

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    interested!

    I used to have the MR and I really liked it.
     
  22. Don93

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    Add me to the interest list. Would a chrome finish with gold control box be an option?
     
  23. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    Both added to the list

    I don't see why not ;)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Is that an official "interested"?
     
  24. Cavjo

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    I am interested
     
  25. bostonfin

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    Yes sir, if the price is around 250 I would probably order both finishes, but my preference is the gold and brushed. Thank you.
     
  26. Luuke

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    I put you down for both. You can modify that at anytime of course.
     
  27. bostonfin

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    Thank you
     
  28. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    No prob. :)
     
  29. JUSTINIAN

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    I'm interested.
     
  30. Planettera

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    Add me in for one as well. Would like the brushed with gold finish.
     
  31. Heisenberg07

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    Interested :). Love me some Vader sabers!
     
  32. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 8/27

    You're both added. :)
     
  33. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/2

    Update 9/2:
    I have the MR saber in hand and I've begun taking specs. I was also thinking since the bottom of the saber is totally symmetrical I may have the bottom screw off to make it easier for those who want to put electronics in.
     
  34. iamdrake

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/2

    I would be interested in one
     
  35. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/2

    Added sir
     
  36. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/2

    Added a couple more.
     
  37. Yeebeme

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/2

    Interested
     
  38. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/2

    List is updated and I'm hard at work with the specs.
     
  39. JLinNY

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/2

    I had a MR but sold it years ago. I really like the design of this saber. There is so much going on right now blaster wise that I don't know if I will be able to commit when a run comes, but do put me down as interested.

    I am into whatever is accurate to the actual prop.
     
  40. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/9

    Update 9/9:
    I'm still pluggin away at taking specs. This saber has an incredible amount of detail. I've obtained some photos of the original prop and is helping with some key details and clues to assembly. I'm going to try and get the specs done in the next few days and then get em over to the shop.
     
  41. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/9

    List updated...
     
  42. eagc

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/9

    Interested
     
  43. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/9

    added. ty
     
  44. DarthArod

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/9

    Add me again on the list DarthARod
     
  45. jcraiger

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 9/9

    Count me in as well.
     
  46. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 10/12

    Update 10/12:
    September was extremely busy however the specs have been taken. I'm now in the process of making them machine shop friendly. If all goes well, I'll either be at the machine shop later this week or early next week.
     
  47. GarethT

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 10/12

    Hi

    Depending on cost I might be interested. Not sure which one though :)

    Thanks
     
  48. mhawke

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 10/12

    I have always loved this saber, and would be very interested in a spot on the run.
     
  49. Vegas Vader 2

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    Re: ROTS Darth Vader Lightsaber...Update 10/12

    interested!
     
  50. Samralex97

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    Depending on the cost I would be interested in one! :D Definitely the brushed and gold one.
     

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