Teecrooz’s Prop Collection Thread - lightsabers, blasters, and helmets

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by teecrooz, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. teecrooz

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    I remember something like that, but those parts don’t live in the basement. :)
     
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  2. thd9791

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    I always figured that with that perspective, seeing the lightsaber end on, almost like it wasn't there, all he had to do was tip it sideways and the blade would "appear"
     
  3. teecrooz

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    That’s exactly what they did! Have you seen the Making of Star Wars where they show taking the prop out of his hand and putting the bladed stunt in its place for him to tip toward the camera? Wish that was in HD...
     
  4. teecrooz

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    thd9791 Check out the 36 minute mark or thereabouts.

     
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  5. teecrooz

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    A few things showed up today.

    First, some Vader chest buttons still in the packaging.
     

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  6. teecrooz

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    Second was a stand for my KR sabers thermal detonator.
     

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  7. teecrooz

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    And last but certainly not least was my Vader ANH helmet, expertly painted by juajn7fernandez.

    I can’t thank him enough for the work he put into it. Now I have work to do to fill out that mannequin and get rid of skinny Vader.
     

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  8. eethan

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    looking nice teecrooz! (y)
     
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  9. teecrooz

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    Thanks eethan !

    I started to mess with some placement of the parts today. Nothing fits quite right at the moment due to me needing to pad the mannequin. Looking a little more ANH though. Still need to raise the chest box a bit more as well as the belt and cod piece. Positioning is everything!
     

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  10. eethan

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    will you be able to pose the mannequin? I always loved the classic hands on the belt pose for ANH. looking forward to see your finished Vader :)
     
  11. teecrooz

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  12. teecrooz

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    Fett parts are starting to pile up. Many more to go.
     

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  13. halliwax

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    I live for this stuff...
     
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  14. teecrooz

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    I had it on VHS. Used to love watching it.
     
  15. teecrooz

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    Yeah, not sure this one will get completed. A lot of work to get it back together.
     

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  16. juajn7fernandez

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  17. halliwax

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    Looks * good buddy!
     
  18. Panaflex

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    Nice. Do it!
    PS- If you ever consider making a casting of that Rolls Plaque, I'd be down for one.;)
     
  19. teecrooz

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    Test fitting a chassis for my thermal detonator.
     
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  20. teecrooz

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    All the Holiday Special lightsaber talk and Zombie Killer ’s thread about his x-wing prop build made me pick up two more of these flashes.

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  21. teecrooz

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    And lastly for today, picked up some vintage Campus Frye boots for my Obi-Wan Costume.
     

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  22. Kroenen77

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    Wow...nice stuff.What a thermal detonator is that?
     
  23. Fettastic

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    Amazing collection!! So jealous of so many things!
     
  24. teecrooz

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    It is the KR Sabers one that he released this fall.
     
  25. halliwax

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    You’ve been busy!
     
  26. teecrooz

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    I have a brown M-95 pouch in the way but also picked up a black military police version as a stand in for my Luke ANH belt items.
     

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  27. OdiWan72

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    Nice...got three black ones in varying conditions in myself today :)

    Any plan for the Warner/ Swasey scope case?
     
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  28. teecrooz

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    Awesome! The pouches were illusive for quite a while. I had a little help getting the M-95s from The Ninja and trooper and roygilsing!

    As for the W&S case, I haven’t been able to find the correct one for sale. There is one just a few miles from where I live, but I doubt it will ever be for sale. With help from Edraven99, I am getting a 1908 case as a stand in!
     
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  29. The Ninja

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    Took sometime Chris but we finally got there on those M95 pouches (y)
     
  30. teecrooz

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    I was finally able to complete my calculator collection!

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  31. russellsch

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    That's awesome!
     
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  32. fezfox

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    Right on!
     
  33. halliwax

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    Your house Is turning into a Museum ;)
     
  34. russellsch

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    I'd love to tour that museum ;)
     
  35. teecrooz

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    I’m going to call this as close as I’ll ever get to having all of Luke’s belt items from vintage sources. Swiss ammo pouches, a 1908 Warner & Swasey (yes I know it’s not the right one) a brown M95 ammo pouch, a silver Kobold with a step and no knurling, macrobinoculars and lightsaber.


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  36. HB1098S

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    Nice, very nice
     
  37. Romans Empire

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    Holy cow, man! That's jaw-dropping! :notworthy:
     
  38. russellsch

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    I wanna frame that photo. (y)
     
  39. teecrooz

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    Red Hawk got me to get my rear in gear and actually work on a prop. The lens has been sitting on a shelf for a while, so it felt good to make a dent in a project. Just missing some paint and weathering, but I’ll probably leave it as is unless I find a washer and bolt to add to the top.

    See his thread for instructions, I just followed what he and Seneca have done. If you see this, be sure to like his thread and progress. Really was inspirational to getting me to work on mine. Link below!

    Short Circuit Their Recording Systems - Building a Restraining Bolt
     

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  40. Red Hawk

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    Looks great, Chris!!
     
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  41. teecrooz

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    Thanks Matt! You really did inspire me to get this started. I’ve disassembled the lens a few times, but wasn’t aware of how far it still disassembled. Your pictures showed me how to get to where I needed to go. Up until now I thought I had a lot of cutting or sanding to do because some parts were pretty well stuck.

    Thanks!
     
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  42. Red Hawk

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    I honestly wasn’t either and have no idea what possessed me to grab that end piece with a plier and start twisting. Every part of me should have been screaming to stop, but then it gave way! I was shocked as anybody.
     
  43. teecrooz

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    I still couldn’t get the “silver” part to disassemble from the knurled end. Had to mask it off and use a dremel rough buffing wheel on it.

    Also, going to display this with 3PO because R2 is still in shambles.
     

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  44. Seneca

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    Looks great man! Good job.
     
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  45. teecrooz

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    Does anyone know how the world’s itchiest wool tie attaches to the Yavin medal on the real prop? Looks like three screw holes, but is there a plate to pinch the fabric to the medal?

    Shout out to Serenity for getting me to want to finish this prop also.
     

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  46. teecrooz

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  47. Serenity

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    It's so f'n weird but I absolutely love the ugliness of the original with all of the bumps and flaws of the surface finish. I don't know why. Maybe it's because when you think of a medal, you think of this nice, beautiful, perfect thing and then you see how the originals were and it's completely opposite of that.
     
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  48. teecrooz

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    I agree! I have the cast off original, a markpoon, and a Disney version. I’ll likely be selling the markpoon and Disney, although I like the Disney display.

    Angle looks off making Disney appear larger, but they are all the same size. I bought the markpoon second hand and the finish didn’t hold up. Would be a good refurbish project for someone. Stay tuned for a junkyard listing!
     

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  49. The Ninja

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    Chris highlighted Screen Caps of the Medal of Yavin, hope they help.

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    Looking at the Screen Cap with both Han & Luke you can see the Medal Han is wearing is weathered & tattered and the Medal Luke is wearing looks minty & clean, I guess if you blowup the Death Star you deserve a new Medal and not a recycled one lol!!

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