The Ninja - Star Wars Vintage Parts Hunting and Props - UPDATE

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  1. The Ninja

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    The Ninja - Star Wars Vintage Parts Hunting and Props - UPDATE

    I found the RPF when researching Star Wars OT props & Darth Vader's Melted Helmet from TFA, that's when I found @MasterEdi amazing hand sculpted helmet, which I now own both of his amazing V1 & V2 Vader Melted Helmets.

    My interest quickly moved to Vintage Part Props and I thought it might be cool to share some of the Vintage Parts I have hunted along with the Vintage Part Props I have commissioned.

    A big thank you to every RPF member who has taken the time to post & share information on Vintage Parts & Props, sharing information and forming new friendships is one the best parts of the RPF.

    Shout Outs:

    Jerry trooper
    Scott scottjua
    Troy Seneca
    Chris teecrooz
    Marcus kurtyboy
    Markus OdiWan72
    Andy mugatu

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  2. trooper

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    you are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to hunting down rare items.

    I want all you folks out there to know, ian came to me about 18 months ago asking about macros and getting all the real vintage parts. I told him like I tell every one, be patient and these will pop up. well, that wasn't good enough for him, even after I told him how hard it was to source all the cameras and parts down, I even told him the mystery box will most likely never be found.
    after telling him a couple of ways I search ( never THAT again :) ) he went to town day and night, he found ALL the cameras and parts for not only the hero macrobinoculars but the stunt as well in less than some like 4 months, correct me if im wrong ian @The Ninja . I know guys that have been searching for years and he did it ALL in a few short months.
    now I fight to beat him to every good deal or rare item out there. if you guys only new half of the items he has sourced, it would really drive you nuts wondering how he does it :lol
    he never sleeps ! you will never see him coming, he strikes with out warning....he's ….dun dun duuuuuun THE NINJA !
    :lol :lol :lol :lol
     
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  3. The Ninja

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    Gee thanks Jerry you make it sound like the Apprentice has become the Master, I am sure the old bull still has a few tricks tucked away lol!!

    I remember when I first contacted you and Scott, like you said, I was researching the Luke HERO Macro build and knew next to nothing, we hit it off straight away talking props, you sparked my interest in real parts props and we have enjoyed sharing hunting ideas & finds ever since. :)
     
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    Vintage OTIS Elevator Boards

    Its taken some hunting but I recently picked up 11x vintage OTIS Elevator Boards built in 1974 & 1975!

    I think we all know just how rare these vintage OTIS Elevator Boards with thin straight silver Traces on each contact are, I have been hunting for the past year and this deal took 3 weeks to put together.

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    Wow, nice haul! I have one of these boards and feel right lucky to have it.
    Well done!
     
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    Vintage Hengstler 400 Counter

    Just received a vintage Hengstler 400 Counter in really nice condition, big thanks to @trooper for helping to put this together!

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    Thanks Panaflex yeah it was an awesome haul :)
     
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  8. Dann

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    Very cool, man. I'm jealous already!

    Tell us more!

    Edit: would you mind telling me what the dimensions are on the Hengstler counter? I've got a couple models I can print, but I'm not sure what the correct size is. I'm having the same issues with the power cylinders. Can anyone tell me the diameter of the two main cylinders?

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    Hey TN,

    Are you looking for anything and everything SW props or just related to Vader? We've been able to identify and catalog a few Falcon (and other associated props) real world items :)
     
  10. russellsch

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    Dude! That's a pile of Otis boards. I'm very jealous! :thumbsup
     
  11. thd9791

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    it was YOU! I saw that post on facebook, nice haul!

    hey if you're able to find that Vader ROTJ Lightsaber control box.... we'll probably start worshipping you :lol
     
  12. The Ninja

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    Thanks Dann I will see what I can put together on the dimensions.

    Thanks russellsch maybe it will be a way smaller pile by the time Jerry boxes them up for me lol!!

    Thanks thd9791 yeah that FB post got some crazy reaction, my FB messenger went into meltdown, a vintage Vader ROTJ Lightsaber build is on my wish list ;)
     
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    Hi SofaKing01 I am interested in hunting & adding to my collection any cool vintage real parts used in building any of the props, I will look through your information, thanks...
     
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    I just found something I've been looking for for years.

    A Compac Super scope!

    So giddy!
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    Vintage M19 Telescope hunted for $58

    I recently hunted this M19 Telescope still in the Periscope unseen or touched since WW2, the family had it stored all that time, its in amazing condition!

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    Awesome!!

    Was it in an M4 box?

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  17. The Ninja

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    Sweet pickup congrats :thumbsup

    I have been unable to workout which Periscope as the outside of the housing was quite rusted, but the M19 is minty :D
     
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    i had to pick up my jaw off the floor.

    it's probably an M3, possibly an M4 periscope. Jesus christ.
     
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    You can imagine my eyes were like dinner plates when I cracked it open and seen a minty M19 :eek I was online with Jerry trooper getting instructions how to remove the scope, I am sure Jerry was just as excited as I was, bloody great day!! :D
     
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    the m3, m4 and m5 periscopes when equipped with a scope have had m32, m19 and m38 scopes in them
     
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    I didn't know there even was an M5. I thought they skipped it and went straight to M6 from M4A1.

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    Used to have a picture of the inside of a Sherman posted it on the FISD ages ago where it showed where the M38 lived
     
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    I've seen a picture like that before in an eBay auction!

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    2x Vintage Praco Flashmaker hunted these for $1 & $37

    I hunted these 2x vintage Praco Flashmaker earlier this year I got super lucky with both but the first one I picked up for a $1 big thanks to Jerry trooper who did the bid for me, both are in really nice condition, one has been converted into a static VD Yoda Saber by Troy Seneca (photos to come) and the other I am keeping as a display in the Retail Box.

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    Vintage Microflame Torch Original & Model B

    I hunted these Microflame Torch Original & Model B I was also able to find extra Micronox & Butane cylinders in their vintage Retail Boxes, big thanks to Jerry trooper for emptying the cylinders before shipping down-under.

    Also Chad HB1098S hooked me up with a replica Droid Restraining Bolt which was finished & weathered by Troy Seneca to complete the display, still hunting for the accurate vintage lens used for the Droid Restraining Bolts, expensive little suckers.

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    Vintage Sparklets Bulbs

    I hunted these 6x Boxes of Vintage Sparklets Bulbs locally including 2x NOS Boxes, that's 60 vintage Sparklets Bulbs!

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    Vintage Exactra 19 & 20 Calculators + DarkLyte Customs Display Stands

    I picked up the vintage Exactra 19 & 2x Exactra 20 from @NeoRutty in the Junk Yard, thanks buddy :) the saber parts had been harvested but with replica Bubble Strips added they make a cool display.

    I also received my stands from Victor @DarkLyte Customs, which are great stands to display your Exactra Calculators.

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    Oooo :love I think I'm gonna have to see about getting those stands for my Exactra calculators. The bubbles have been harvested from my 19, since it no longer worked, & it's now installed in my real parts Obi-Wan lightsaber. I did, however, replace it, in the calculator, with a bubble strip from Roy. I do geek out when I use my 20 to balance my checkbook though.

    Your real parts collection is AWESOME!!! You're killing it! :thumbsup
     
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    That is very cool lol!! :thumbsup

    Thanks mate for following, I have more cool hunted items to share :)
     
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    Vintage Haul...

    I laid out some of my vintage collection the other week after receiving a box of hunted vintage items from Jerry trooper who is kind enough to hold my items until we can fill a box to save on shipping.

    Some of the special vintage items include;

    Black Kobold Flash
    Praco Flashmaker
    Staedtler 415 liquid Point Pens
    Water Filter Jug
    Graflex Flashes & Accessories

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    Oh man, I remember when Phantom Menace came out and I bought a bunch of those pens!

    I still have a few calls lying around in various boxes. I come across them along with several unopened Lady Gillette Sensor razors now and then when I'm going through my greeblies.

    Those are some loooooong bottom halves to those Graflex flashes! What are they, six cell?! Or five?

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    What a sight :)
     
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    I have the Pens & built Food Pellet Capsules in Box Frames now I will have to do photos, yeah they are long Extensions they are 9 1/8" so with the Top would hold 5x D Cells.
     
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    Thanks Markus :thumbsup
     
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    I take a sharp intake of breath every time I see your thread pop up at the top of the screen.
    I think, 'oh no, what piece has he bagged now that I really wanted'
    Its a cruel, cruel thread...
     
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    This pic makes me happy.
     
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    Thanks @Cameron it makes me happy also, every box of hunted items from Jerry trooper is like Christmas :D your vintage builds have inspired me to broaden my knowledge and expend my vintage collection, thanks (y)
     
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    Vintage NOS Eumig Servomatic in original Retail Packaging

    I hunted this amazing NOS Eumig in original Retail Packaging back when I was collecting the cameras for my Luke Hero & Stunt Macro builds, I thought I would share as these NOS Eumig's don't pop-up very often :D

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    Fantastic collection.

    As a cameraman in the industry and photographer, I find myself obsessed with the 4 cell Graflex even though they never appeared in the films. Having one on display with the reflector is going to make for a smoking display.

    Enjoy your treasure!
     
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    Thanks Panaflex when I get organized I will post a few photos of my Graflex Collection all together, I currently have displayed;

    Graflex 2-Cell Flash
    Graflex 3-Cell Flash
    Graflex 4-Cell Flash
    Graflex 5-Cell Flash

    Along with 4x Folmer Graflex 3-Cell Flash + 3x Graflex Inc. 3-Cell Flash + 6x Slave Units + extra 4-Cell & 5-Cell Extension Bottoms, I also hunted a Folmer Graflex 2-Cell Bottom which was a cool pickup.
     
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    Please remember me to never ever sell you something from my collection - you are like a black hole in this hobby.
     
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    Vintage AS Handwheels

    I hunted 3x sets of vintage AS Handwheels over the past months, 2x sets are Sink Taps and 1x set is Bath Taps, which I thought would make a nice addition to my collection & display.

    I have since sold one of the Handwheels to my buddy NickCline who wanted to upgrade his vintage AS Handwheel on his amazing vintage parts Obi build.

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    this is crazy, you got 3 sets in a couple months and I never got a sigle handwheel! I don't know how you do it :wacko
     
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    That's crazy! I've been hunting for months for these on the taps, with ZERO luck. I don't know how you do it.
     
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    Thanks guys I am thinking it has more to do with too much spare time and lack of sleep lol!! but seriously I do spend the majority of everyday hunting, it keeps me busy and I enjoy researching & hunting new items.
     
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    Okay, now I don't wanna look at this thread anymore.

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  48. nailuj

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    In a global game like this, sleep is for the weak.
     
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    well, I certainly hope that you almost gone everything you want because you don't leave us any chances :$
     
  50. trooper

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    consider the fact, ian searches almost every waking hour...contemplate that for a minute :)

    and not very much of it is one feebay. so most of you would not have found what he has anyway ;)
     
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