Showoff: My AFBB Obi ANH

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Polluxius, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Polluxius

    Polluxius Active Member

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    Hello all, I have actually owned a few Obi sabers, but this is my favorite so far. It is AFBB Obi-wan based on chronicles photos and other production photos. I am going for the look that I BELIEVE to be the most inclusive of variations found in different photos. It has a Chromed Roman emitter,Chromed Graflex clamp, chromed Stormpath trans and washers, and a chromed tap from Roman. The grenade, spacer and booster are all Roman. The Booster and tap are from his latest run, and the emitter is the last one he sold. Here are a couple photos. ENJOY.

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    Thanks for the host CreamedGeezer.

    I am prolly gonna sand the paint and clearcoat, I dont want a high gloss though, I sort of like the flat look. This is all for now. :D

    Let me know what you think.
     
  2. Romans Empire

    Romans Empire Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Man, I never get tired of seeing the OB1 ANH saber. Very nice. Can't wait to see the final product. :eek
     
  3. ObiJuan70

    ObiJuan70 Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to see mine . . .

    -John

     
  4. jedeyenight

    jedeyenight Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks great, are you thinking of clear-coating the black?
    Frank
     
  5. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey, you solved the Rubik's Cube. :confused
     
  6. gunnerk19

    gunnerk19 Sr Member

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    'Tis a thing of beauty.
     
  7. Polluxius

    Polluxius Active Member

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    Update to original post, DONE
     
  8. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    Very Unique..

    Great job.

    FB
     
  9. Romans Empire

    Romans Empire Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is the first flat-finish AFBB Ob-Wan I've ever seen, and I must say (my parts or not) that thing is GORGEOUS...

    You can see so much more detail with the flat finish, and it still has shiny chrome. :eek Very nice. Now I gotta make meself one of dem. :D
     
  10. PHArchivist

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  11. Jedi Berdo Bumar

    Jedi Berdo Bumar New Member

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    That looks just like mine. I just need to add the transistors. Where could I get a set of those? By the way, your saber looks great.
     
  12. stormpath

    stormpath Active Member

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    looks great. a beautiful OBI ANH lightsaber...

    It's my pleasure it has my little part on... :D
     
  13. Polluxius

    Polluxius Active Member

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    Thank you all for your kind words. I LOVE this saber.
     
  14. jason1976

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    OOOO. I love this saber. So many people are going way to light one the wind vane, and stem. It is soooo nice to see someone doing it this way. I'm going to be doing a Weathered one, but mine is going to have the dark wind vane, and lower stem too.

    What a beautiful saber. I have to say yours is the first AFBB saber I've actually liked. :)

    Jason
     
  15. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Sr Member

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    That's niiiiice. It's funny, 'cos I thought the face of the emmiter was rusty until I realised it was the reflection of the wood grain from the table its sat on.

    SAS
     
  16. nash

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    damnnn very nice. i cant wait to get my parts from Roman.

    How did you get part of the grenade neck to be flat black also? I thought they were brass or whatever?

    Roman do the glossy black grenades come with that part of the neck in glossy black as well?
     
  17. lesternessman

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    I know a few have come out that way, either made or requested. Here's what I originally started with on one of mine.

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    Here is one pictured from one of Roman's auctions, although when I won, I did request the all brass stem rather than the painted black one and he was more than happy to swap them.
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  18. nash

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    wow thats gorgeous. just needs a nice chrome clamp with some transistors from good ol' stormy :)
     
  19. lesternessman

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    Already there, well most of the way. The only thing I have yet to do is have the clamp chromed.

    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=100360

    The sabers in my thread above are in the same order as the pics I posted. The top pic above, with the ROTS board became my weathered hilt. It had an anodized finish on the grenade, which is not as glossy as the grenade in Roman's pic and was what I chose to weather since the gloss black looked so nice. The clamp from the top pic is an authentic graflex, so it was swapped with the replica clamp on the one I won from Roman. The fact it's authentic is partly why I haven't chromed it yet. The bubbles and ROTS board were swapped and the rest is history. Both sabers came with AS chromed plastic handwheels but I swapped those out for aluminum ones, which were also made by Roman, just before he started making the updated three piece models. The ROTS hilt has the first edition two piece pommel and the weathered has the one piece pommel. The cubes on his first pommel look more like that on the actual ROTS hilt, longer and narrow, while the second edition has the shorter fatter cubes(see if you notice in the pic below).
    One the weathered hilt, I kept the black stem at first, but if you scroll down my thread, you can see where I stripped the black off the stem and went with the tarnished brass look.

    here's a pic from the thread of the two as they now are. Except I modified two other things since this pic was taken. Someday I may post other pics, but I think folks may be tired of seeing my sabers, so some other day... :D


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  20. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    A beautiful piece. I'm envious... :angry
     
  21. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    Superb work there - I love it.


    Howard.
     
  22. jason1976

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    I love the quozy EP 3 obi saber, but on the weathered one I got to say, that I like the dark lower stem, and wind van e, much, much better, then that look. All the reference PICS of the saber after the weathering happened clearly show that those parts are much darker, then the top part of the stem, almost, is not exactly as dark as the frag body. (Of course we all know that when it was new, in the dessert, the frag body, hole stem, and vane were black)

    Jason
     
  23. DARTH SABER

    DARTH SABER Master Member

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    Excellent work.


    (BTW, what does AFBB stand for??)


    DS
     
  24. jason1976

    jason1976 Sr Member

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    "As first built by"
     
  25. lesternessman

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    ......alright I changed my mind. Here's a pic. The two things I changed this month>I installed the second washer under the first transistor on my ROTS hybrid. I actually like it since the transistor is copper leafed, doesn't look so wrong. The other thing I did was modify the washers I had between the gear and the handwheel. I couldn't find the right size>I wanted it to look like I had the right booster, but I still have the old gear. I found some washers that were in between the sizes I had, one too big and the other too small, but the hole in the middle was way too small to fit the rod. So I took my trusty dremel and carved out the hole to fit the rod (3 8/16th) so that I could slide it in place. I also had to glue two washers together to get about the same space of the original booster, (the gear, SPACE, threaded area that is underneath the handwheel). I scorched the weathered set of washers and left the pristine silver even though I should probably paint it black as well. I tried to sand them so you couldn't tell there was actually two washers glued together. In this pic, you probably can't tell but I thought I would post it anyways :D

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    Now, looking at the pic, I have to file off the end of the lever rod sticking out the side on both sabers, and get that clamp on the hybrid chromed. I was even toying with the idea of getting another clamp just so that I can weather it differently.. :D
     
  26. jason1976

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    Those washers are a very nice touch. It funny how the little things can make such a big difference :)

    As for Chroming the clamp. Didn't someone used to offer a chromed clamp? It seems like someone, like Roman, used to offer a regular one, and a chromed one. If that's the case, you could just track one of those down. It would probably be cheeper, and easier then having yours chromed.

    Jason
     

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