Showoff: My New DV ROTJ Saber

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by eltee, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. eltee

    eltee Sr Member

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    At the West Coast Prop Party this weekend I got a big surprise. Obi1kenny slyly calls me over to his table and shows me a couple of sabers...then tells me the one in the box is MINE. I had arranged for ElvisTrooper to build me one, but I was thinking that it would be around Christmas before I saw it. Well, Christmas came early this year.

    The detail is incredible, even to the paint which was layered, weathered, painted over, etc. to duplicate the effects of repainting the worn finish of the original. All metal except for the grips. I am amazed by the quality of work.

    Check it out.

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    THANKS Ken. :D
     
  2. gts072

    gts072 Active Member

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    An excellent saber and a nice Xmas present too.
     
  3. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow. :D

    I don't even like that saber, and I like that saber. :lol

    - k
     
  4. TallDarkandDisfigured

    TallDarkandDisfigured Sr Member

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    2 words. You Suck.

    OK now a few more words, That kit is the ultimate ROTJ Vader ever. I was only $15 short of getting mine, till Halloween. :angry * candy...

    Anyway. This pic just makes me even more desperate to get the kit. Time to sell a kid, car or something....

    Oh and Kenny, wicked job on the buildup..
     
  5. Reel Fakes

    Reel Fakes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    One word: Gorgeous.

    Congrats G. :)

    -Chris
     
  6. bothanspy

    bothanspy Sr Member

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    I saw that very saber on Kenny's table. It's Gorgeous. :love

    Congrets eltee.. :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  7. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET best one yet....

    Dave :)
     
  8. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Exactly what I was ging to say.
    -Great Saber. :thumbsup
     
  9. Yorpheus

    Yorpheus Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Amazing attention to detail.

    Superb job.
     
  10. vaderfanforever

    vaderfanforever Active Member

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    Great saber. Kenny made an ugly saber B-E-A-Utiful..

    Now, can I have it? :D
     
  11. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey . I have one of those too. No one builds the ROTJ Saber like Ken, I was BLOWN-AWAY when I recieved mine last year. (Mine is ths solid metal version, not a real graflex) Kens are this best available. I know you will be as happy with yours as I was with mine.
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  12. obi1kenny

    obi1kenny Well-Known Member

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    Well, Thank Ya Very Much my good man. And those are some great pics too, as I didnÂ’t get a chance to get a set of pics of this one myself.

    Oh and thanks to the rest of you for all the sweet compliments.


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  13. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    The ROTJ Vader is my favourite vader saber by a long way - and this particular one looks amazing, it ROCKS.

    Fantastic weathering job.

    Regards

    Al
     
  14. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    Since this thread already has some good pics, I thought I'd add mine.

    I just got this today. :D

    This is an idealized symmetrical ROTJ Vader Saber with aluminum Grips.

    I am going to anodize all the parts black rather than spray painting them.

    The photos don't do it justice.

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    FB
     
  15. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    great vader you have there Frank. The work in progress hilt is better than the finished piece :D
     
  16. jrschmd

    jrschmd New Member

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    Looks great. What did you use for weathering techniques?
     
  17. wolverine solo

    wolverine solo Well-Known Member

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    I got mine when Ken had offered them with a Biskit graflex, made a really great piece for my collection. of all the vader sabers I've had this ones still in my collection.
     
  18. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    In the pics, it might look weathered, but it's super clean. No weathering at all.
    The grips are duller than the saber, and they aren't made by Kenny.

    Everything is shiney metal. I'll try to get a better photo of it. It looks really sweet in person.
    I'm going to anodize all the pieces that are supposed to be black rather than paint it.

    FB
     
  19. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Nice saber eltee , I want one of those sooo bad.
     
  20. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L
     
  21. clancampbell

    clancampbell Sr Member

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    Still one of my favourite sabers of all time...and this is a truly stunning example.
    Congrats.
    Rich
     
  22. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    What a fantastic piece. I'm very jealous... :cry

    :D
     
  23. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    I have wanted a full Metal Saber from him for like forever. I have made this saber over and over again with a sink drain. It is my favorite Vader Saber. I wish I had the budget for one right now.
     
  24. synasp

    synasp Sr Member

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    This is a good thread, so lets stay on target.

    If you have any problems, comments, etc., please PM me or another mod directly. :thumbsup
     
  25. eltee

    eltee Sr Member

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    Are you going to keep it looking as if it just came out of the light saber armory room or are you going to weather it after the anodizing? Beautiful piece. :thumbsup
     
  26. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    No weathering, I'm going to keep it super clean. I'll anodize all the black parts, but I want it to look nice. I've never seen a super clean looking one so I think it will be unique.

    I got the holes drilled symmetrical so it looks better crafted.

    Here are some other pics. I'm trying to get a good shot of how shiney it is, but my camera stinks. These pics are without the grips.

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    FB
     
  27. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    I thought that it would be an awsome rare collectable to have this saber completly chromed. Like the Gold editions of Lukes saber, it would be a Chrome Vader. Or at least an As-Built-By version
     
  28. clancampbell

    clancampbell Sr Member

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    Franz, that saber of yours is looking very tasty indeed.
    Can't wait to see it finished.

    Rich
     

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