Skywalker Compass from TLJ

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  1. OBI WAN KEN0B1

    OBI WAN KEN0B1 Well-Known Member

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    So after a ton of thought and a lot of planning. Me and a few friends have started working on the Skywalker compass from TLJ. We still have a ways to go but due to the hard work of my friends we have some progress to show off. Now nothing has been printed yet but it's getting real close. A few sections are done and a few more are close.
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    I got the outside started and the center ring (the one that will attach to a bearing)almost complete. The bottom is proving to be a pain in the * but these other two rings are just about done. I just need to add a little more detail. We are still looking for the right marble to go on the inside and i have to model what holds it in place. all in all we have a good start. Let us know what you think.
    The lid is a WIP as well Top Ring RPF 2.png
     
  2. halliwax

    halliwax Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    YES YES YES!!!!! this is something I have always wanted!!!! Can’t wait to see where you take this!!!
     
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  3. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    Thanks dude.
     
  4. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    the plan is to look just like this. :)
     

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  5. Peter Buckholtz

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    Following, as I will need one of these if at all possible. Seriously.
     
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  6. KevinHotchkiss

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    You should do a run of these if the prototype turns out successful!
     
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  7. mermaidhunter

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    Very interested as well if this becomes a reality!!!
     
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  8. oblagon

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    Very interested if it's going to be machined metal
     
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  9. Rich D.

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  10. halliwax

    halliwax Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I’m in love....
     
  11. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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  12. ApostleofColor

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    Update: 11DEC18
    Hey guys! We’ve got a marble coming our way that’s pretty darned correct
     

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  13. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    ApostleofColor and Jhowe1997 Are my partners on this adventure. We would not be where we are without there help.
    Thanks guys :)
     
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  14. Jhowe1997

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    Thanks man! Super excited to be working on this project!
     
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  15. zjunlimited

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    Not that I would condone supporting TFF but they have a metal / pewter version that looks to be sold out.

    Not sure how accurate the one on TFF really is (would be great to get your thoughts) but a full machined version would be awesome.

    Compass Raffle
     
  16. ApostleofColor

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    As far as I understand that project was an utter failure, designs were lacking in a HUGE AMOUNT of detail and accuracy.
    Lots of money was lost.
     
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  17. CrankyScorpion

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    Looks great so far. I’ve wanted one of these since I first saw it.
     
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  18. zjunlimited

    zjunlimited Active Member

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    Oh wow.
     
  19. Rich D.

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    (y)
     
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  20. Jhowe1997

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    Two of us actually own one of the cast pewter compasses from TFF, originally we wanted to offer an upgrade kit for that compass, but it happens to be incredibly inaccurate and lacks in a lot of the detail from the original prop, so we thought making a whole new compass from scratch was just a much better idea.
     
  21. zjunlimited

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    Good decision. Do it right from the start. Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with.
     
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  22. Jhowe1997

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    Thank you! We’re just fans the same as everyone else, and we love the compass, we’re so passionate about attention to detail and getting things as accurate as possible, one to please ourselves with an accurate looking replica, and two to potentially and hopefully bring it to more people.
     
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  23. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    Awesome dude.
     
  24. Ridire Firean

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    Hey Gang! I'm not sure if anyone mentioned it in one of the other Luke's Jedi Compass threads, but the hinge looks like a 1/12the scale dollhouse hinge. You can see the hinge at 8:04 in that video, the 4 teeth and 4 nail holes are visible, and you can even see the little pin is slipping out too!

    So, that's one part you won't have to build yourselves! Hope this helps.
     
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  25. halliwax

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    yup! michaels crafts has a ton of them in their doll house section, and on their pre-made little boxes for like jewelry and stuff, those are in the wood craft section
     
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  26. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    Thanks guys i will check it out.
     
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  27. Obiflex

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    Very exciting, anything connected with Luke I’m all over so I’m super keen for this. Can’t wait to hear/see more.
     
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  28. The Ninja

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    Following awesome project, congrats (y)
     
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  29. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    I got a little work done tonight. Off to bed for me it's 1:33 AM :)
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  30. halliwax

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    I don’t know what to say....
     
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  31. BeggarsCanyon

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    Can’t wait to see this finished and hopefully a run comes out of it. Such a great piece
     
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  32. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    Compass WIP Whole RPF2.png I got some work done over the weekend. Now this is early concept of how things are going together and i made the part to hold the center marble. I know a lot need to be adjusted but i wanted to show y'all something :)
     
  33. halliwax

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    Sweet geeshus...
     
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  34. The Ninja

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    NICE progress thanks for the WIP pics :)
     
  35. Ridire Firean

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    Hey @OBI WAN KEN0B1 ! In your post #29, it looks like you have a dot but no dash between Z and B at 9:00 above the 7 other dots and dashes. Not sure if you meant to do it this way or not, but I thought I'd mention it just in case it was a problem with your array.
     
  36. ApostleofColor

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    Details are intentionally being taken off from posts on here, to keep from theft.

    All details are on it, rest assured
     
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  37. halliwax

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    Good thinking!! Hide a little Easter egg in there to track the recasters!
     
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  38. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    Skywalker compass V1.0RPF .png Still Working Hard but i got a little more work done today :)
     
  39. Saranac

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    Looks fantastic!
     
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  40. halliwax

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    Have a mentioned how much I love this compass..
     
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  41. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    Just a small Update. I have started working on the lid. :) Photo Dec 23, 9 30 42 PM.jpg
     
  42. halliwax

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    Wicked!!
     
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  43. BeggarsCanyon

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    This is fun to watch come together, fantastic work!
     
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  44. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    So i decided to go ahead and print my first prototype (even though the lid is not done) Just to see if everything fits the way it is supposed to and IT DID :)

    Photo Dec 25, 8 23 35 PM.jpg
    Photo Dec 25, 8 23 31 PM.jpg
    Photo Dec 26, 9 07 45 AM.jpg
     
  45. halliwax

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  46. mechx

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    Looking good man
     
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  47. Obiflex

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    Bravo! Looks fantastic so far.
     
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  48. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    This is what the lid should look like when it's all said and done. ( It's not done.) :)
    Compass Lid V2.0.png
     
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  49. halliwax

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    This is coming together flawlessly...
     
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  50. ApostleofColor

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    Update: Just a few photos of the marbles we've tested.
     

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