The best obi anh lightsaber replica?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Clutch, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    I think it would be cool to build a lightsaber. If you were going to build one out of replica parts today (not actual), would someone give me the 'recipe'? I want it to be as close as possible (part size/shape, color, etc...)
     
  2. TK171

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    what his name... Roman? :)
     
  3. Polluxius

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    I would say that Romans grenade (although I think he is sold out), booster, hand wheel are the closest available NOW. The steel booster coming from Andres and Gabe will be more acurate in terms of material, and shape matching the original. It should available in the next few months. As far as emitter, well, no one currently makes one that is exactly the same as the original. BUT Romans latest emitter is pretty close, but a little scaled down. However, they are not available on his site. I think there will be a new emitter coming after the Booster from Andres ;) Hope that helps. Later.
     
  4. Anakin Starkiller

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    The first thing I would do is wait. In the next few moths you will see a number of parts coming up for sale that will be more accurate than anything previously offered. However, if you want to have the saber now, then I would get your parts from Roman's Empire.
    But be aware that within a month, Prop Runner and Serifino will be offering the most accurate parts yet and they will be produced in steel.
    I would order a replica booster and emmiter(coming soon) from Prop Runner and Serifino; a replica pommel from Roman's Empire; and a graflex clamp from either Roman, Parks, or e-bay.

    As to the grenade, the two now available Roman's and Parks' both have their pros and cons. Romans are more accurate in size and shape, but Park's are made from more accurate materials (steel rather than aluminum). If I had to choose between the two I would go with Roman, his grenades look pretty good, the only problem is taht since they are aluminum, you cannot weather them like you would with steel. Also, Roman is a good guy to deal with.

    Also, be aware that there may be a run of new more accurate steel greandes from Serifino in the future, but that might be a long wait (he still has to make us boosters and emmiters :p )

    Hope that helps.

    Dan Stokes
    DDStokes@aol.com
     
  5. MegaPrime33

    MegaPrime33 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Roman has by far the best and the closest parts for an obi-wan saber. Definitely go with him.
     
  6. franz bolo

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    Emmiter was the Obee1 in my opinion. It's almost wxact to the original but the walls in some places are thinner, it doesn't have the curved ring of holes, and has a couple of bevels that are off slightly.

    It is pretty * close though.

    Grenade Chen's is the most accurate in my opinion. It's steel and looks real close to the original.

    Clamp Umm... Graflex!!

    Resistors Chen's. I heard Stormpath makes them to.

    Booster Serafino's will be the best. It's 100% steel and matches the existing photos as close as you can. Romans is Aluminum, but looked real good when he weathered it.

    Pommel The Stainless a member here did is the best one. No info on it's availability or maker yet. Romans is Chromed Aluminum and they look really nice.

    FB
     
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  7. jlee562

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    I'm clearly not as knowledgable as others here, but for convience sake, I say Romans. I'm getting my parts through him.
     
  8. Clutch

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    Thanks guys.

    So the necessary parts are:

    Emmiter
    Grenade
    Clamp
    Resistors
    Booster
    Pommel

    Any extra nuts/bolts/rods/spacers/etc... needed, or do they all fit together as is?
     
  9. TK171

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    don't for get the "D" ring for Pommel, and bubbles for Clamp ;)
     
  10. jlee562

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    Also, if I'm not mistaken, most of the parts out there require a 3/8" threaded rod for the center of the hilt.
     
  11. J.Max

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    It depends on how you build it. I know on Roman's older stuff, you needed a threaded rod, but not sure on his newer ones. I would guess that you'd still need one, it screws into the pommel and fits through the booster. The graflex clamp clamps onto the booster, the grenade goes on to (with the rod fitting through the windvane on the grenade, and then through the bottom hole on the emitter. You can use a nut (inside the emmiter) to secure everything, or use some sort of washer. Screw the transistors into the clamp, insert the calculator bubbles and you're all set.
     
  12. franz bolo

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    Under the clamp, you will need a spacer made of Delrin, Tubing, etc.

    I ran into a problem HERE, but I fixed it.
     
  13. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Awesome. Thanks again.
     
  14. darthsnikelfritz

    darthsnikelfritz Well-Known Member

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    Plus, you might want to get two of each parts. If you want one, weathered and the other prestine clean. i guess thats just personal preference.
    thanks
    darthsniks
     
  15. MikeyX

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    As mentioned earlier you'll be needing a clamp spacer. Just thought I'd let you know that Roman sells one.
     
  16. franz bolo

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    Romans booster is only one part. It doesn't have the * with the ring of holes part, which is what some people think the wires were attached to.

    You don't need to hollow out the spacer if you don't have the * with the holes.

    The clamp won't clamp on to the booster without that * though.

    If you have an original one or the Serafino one, you will have to hollow out the spacer to accommodate the Nut on the Booster *. The * fits into the clamp just right.

    FB
     
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  17. Romans Empire

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    Let's not forget the bag of candy that they stuffed in to the clamp either. :lol

    Just kidding. Sorry. Sometimes I can't help myself.

    Here's the deal. No one knows what was inside the clamp, and I personally don't buy the * theory. If you get the * and decide to use that for attachment, you're going to have a very flimsy saber. You have about a 1/4 of "meat" for the clamp to hold on to.... AND there will be nothing to properly rest the grenade against inside the clamp if it's empty. No way for you to tighten your saber if the clamp is empty either.

    So one might say... then you make/buy a spacer to ADD to the * so it will correctly space the booster & grenade...

    Hmmm... doesn't make sense to add an extra step in there when you can just get a spacer already made to do all of the above, and leave the * out since NO ONE knows what was really inside the prop.

    But that's just me, Mr. Less Steps For The Same And Best Results
     
  18. jlee562

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    Yup, got that too. Mine should be arriving next week with the rest of the Rebelscum group order.
     
  19. franz bolo

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    Roman's, that's what I said. :p :p

    There will be a lot of people who will get the * version and some will have an original version, so this info is important for those people.

    There is no reason not to use the * if you have it. The clamp fits it perfectly.

    Regardless of who you get one from, you will need some type of spacer becuase you need to screw the resistors into something.

    I think romans even has pre-drilled holes for the resistors...














    or maybe the holes just help you get to the candy.. :D

    FB
     

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