The LV ( Luke and Vader ) Shared Stunt Lightsaber

thd9791

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That’s a lot of cans!
Watch those lewd comments there sir


In all seriousness - anyone have any ideas why they would have to excise the endcap, only to put it back upside down and patch it? Like, I even think those are the original rivets, but lathed smaller
 

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I also present the age old issue of the holes in the grips. These are my saber and the public original prop blog photo.

We think there are upper grip screws in the wampa saber, in a similar spot to the hero. The upper screws on the DV6? Waaaayyyy off

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I pulled some screenshots from the wampa cave for some discussion.

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First off, it's cool to see that the saber he's holding while cutting himself free is the same as the force grab one. You'll notice grips... to the right and under the rivets of the Kobold clip are mis-shapen. Seems to be the case on the hand shot too

Also I'm pretty sure the clamp in the snow bank is upside down. We can see the small screw slot in the third screenshot.

Is the endcap messed up here too? (hand screenshots)? Hmm, not likely but theres not much detail there
 

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roygilsing can you compare your ESB blueprint/model to your DV6 model? I'm curious where the holes inbetween the grips of the DV6 would fall on a normal ESB setup!
 

thd9791

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I pulled a little more detail out of this shot for us. The lines aren't precise, just using a mouse freehand but it gives the general idea

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Swim in a 4 day old pool of mud and then throw it down your driveway? Yea, too much

I have an idea about the rivets I need to revisit
 

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Alright I’ve done some more experiments.

I hate that I made this so pretty and we just found out more needs to be done.

I made the Wampa Cave blade. My measurements came up around 14mm at the base and like 3 2/3 upper graflex lengths, or something like that. It came up exactly with the top of my 8 footers so I cut one down, found some scrap aluminum and made a mini core
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Because of the two nibs in the bunny ears it does not sit tight, it wobbles on those two points
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They’re different heights and they match the spiral of the bulb adaptor socket. Maybe I’ll cut two matching grooves?

In any case, the bunny ears still swing left and right, meaning the blade does too
 

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I have bad news everyone. If anyone is following this, I decided to duplicate the one thing that will lock into the flash - a bulb. Or, a bulb adaptor like above.

I did this with a dremel (round cutting bits, EZ Metal cut-off wheel) and round needle files. I get why machines exist to make spirals...
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Anyway, it won't come out! That's cool, however....


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It still is very loose in there. The weight of just the fiberglass blade is too much, and it can rock around in there freely. I call this theory that it was just stuck in the bunny ears a BUST! any other ideas?
 

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I have bad news everyone. If anyone is following this, I decided to duplicate the one thing that will lock into the flash - a bulb. Or, a bulb adaptor like above.

I did this with a dremel (round cutting bits, EZ Metal cut-off wheel) and round needle files. I get why machines exist to make spirals...
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Anyway, it won't come out! That's cool, however....


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It still is very loose in there. The weight of just the fiberglass blade is too much, and it can rock around in there freely. I call this theory that it was just stuck in the bunny ears a BUST! any other ideas?
I've made one out of one of those bulb adapters. Wrapped the adapter with some tape to make it a tighter fit inside the bunny ears. But even with the tape the bunny ears don't sit so close as seen on the wampa cave pictures, so their piece might have been even wider.

For the blade I used a piece of white tube that I had, cut about the same length that can be seen in the wampa cave. The result is good enough that I can swing it as fast as in the movie and it stays stable.

So I think we should not rule out the possibility that at that time they used a blade that was held by the bunny ears, without drilling/modifying the flash.

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Used this one for the blade length reference:
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thd9791

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I've made one out of one of those bulb adapters. Wrapped the adapter with some tape to make it a tighter fit inside the bunny ears. But even with the tape the bunny ears don't sit so close as seen on the wampa cave pictures, so their piece might have been even wider.

For the blade I used a piece of white tube that I had, cut about the same length that can be seen in the wampa cave. The result is good enough that I can swing it as fast as in the movie and it stays stable.

So I think we should not rule out the possibility that at that time they used a blade that was held by the bunny ears, without drilling/modifying the flash.

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Used this one for the blade length reference:
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Ooh now this is interesting. What is inside your tube and how does it connect to the bayonet socket?

They absolutely used an antenna slice for this scene, but we don't know what they used beneath it. From my measurements their bunny ears are stretched to about 3cm in diameter, whatever it in there.
 

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