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

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by The Ninja, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Marv

    Marv Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If I get chance I'll see what I have, I've a couple of Veron Tomtit kits, and some of the new stuff.
     
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  2. The Ninja

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    Vintage Galactronic Gun

    I hunted this vintage Galactronic Gun for a non Star Wars Prop for Troy Seneca who asked me to hunt for parts he needed for a prop he wanted to build.

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  3. Dann

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    Awesome, I love these old toy guns! There's so many cool ones!
     
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  4. Dann

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    I remember years back we put together a big group purchase for those newer AS "handwheels", I got a couple sets, but sold some long ago, keeping one set for myself. The hot and cold color rings are long gone, but I FINALLY did with them what I've ALWAYS wanted to do!

    I just had to model and print an adaptor to get them to work with my current bathroom sink!

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  5. The Ninja

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    Very cool Dann I was planning on do the same with mine after Chris teecrooz suggested when we were chatting (y)
     
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  6. kickman88

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    So that's what a Jedis' sink looks like...
     
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  7. russellsch

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    Awe maaan, I JUST picked up a "hot"... now I need to hunt a "cold", cause I wanna do that :(
    Looks great!
     
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  8. mgoob

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    Most Practical Use of a Found Part to Dann :thumbsup
     
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  9. teecrooz

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    That’s what I’ve been saving these ones for!
     

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  10. nailuj

    nailuj Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh Man. They are lovely. In the packaging. big sigh of admiration and jealously combined!
     
  11. The Ninja

    The Ninja Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    NOS AS Handwheels that's very very cool Chris I have a lead you might be interested in, info incoming...

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  12. Marv

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    Resembles the grip of the Black Hole Palomino gun.

    God, I love old toyguns :)
     
  14. The Ninja

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    Markus its for a Firefly Blaster build that Troy wants to build.

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  15. eethan

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    ah nice, I thought those were for the first replica Adam Savage did of the blade runner blaster, I think this was the same toy if I remember correctly. :)
     
  16. The Ninja

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    I know zero about the Prop or Galactronic Gun, its not SW lol!! I just did the hunting...
     
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  17. mugatu

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    Reminds me of the Edison Giacotolli guns that were used on the Aliens Smartgun as the battery. Edison made some very voluptuous and unusual toy space pistols.
     
  18. The Ninja

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    KALIMAR Six Sixty Camera branded FUJITA 66 SQ + KALIGAR 1:2.8 f=80mm Lens

    I recently hunted this mega rare KALIMAR Six Sixty Camera branded FUJITA 66 SQ Camera with KALIGAR 1:2.8 f=80mm Lens, this version of the KALIMAR Six Sixty Camera has been referred to in a few threads on the RPF but very few have been found.

    The FUJITA 66 SQ Camera with KALIGAR 1:2.8 f=80mm Lens is the exact same camera as the KALIMAR Six Sixty Camera other then the front name plate.

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  19. The Ninja

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    The Star Wars Archives by Paul Duncan

    I received my copy of The Star Wars Archives by Paul Duncan today, what an awesome book, it will take plenty of time to read & digest all the information & photos.

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    Paul Duncan also did a video review which is worth watching.

     
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  20. russellsch

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    That is such a great book. Just beware, it'll put your legs to sleep, cutting the blood flow off, if you read it in your lap. It's worth it though.:)
     
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  21. The Ninja

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    LOL!! I know it's cutting into my hunting time :ninja:
     
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  22. Dann

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    I've had at least two black versions of this (Fujita 66 SQ) over the years, and one grey.
     
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  23. The Ninja

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    Vintage Hunting Box

    I received another vintage Hunting Box today from my good buddy Jerry trooper this box has some very cool items I was excited to add to my collection.

    Vintage Folmer Graflex 3-Cell Flash from the first year made in 1928 before the design was changed in late 1928/29, this flash has a very chrome looking shinny finish and the Red Button has a recessed band under the knurling, the condition is absolutely amazing given the Flash is 91 years old, I will take more photos later.

    Vintage MKVIII Goggles also in amazing condition. (Luke ANH)

    Vintage BOCAL Welding Goggles both pairs in as new condition in their Metal Tins. (Han ANH Welding Goggles)

    Vintage Black Kobold with Retail Box (Han ANH Kobold)

    Vintage Black M95 Pouches (Jawa ANH)

    Vintage M40 Telescope with Bracket

    Vintage Parker Hale 1" Scope Rings

    Other small items...


    Additional items to add to my Star Wars LP & Cassette Collection;

    Star Wars LP Sealed First Issue

    The Story of Star Wars (Cassette) Sealed First Issue

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  24. The Ninja

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    Micro Precision Products The MPP Story and the Products by Basil Skinner

    I recently picked up this almost mint copy of the Micro Precision Products The MPP Story and the Products by Basil Skinner, this book has been referred to as the definitive book on MPP Cameras & Products, I need to thank Marcus kurtyboy for his assistance.

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  25. The Ninja

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    Vintage Tewe-Berlin Universal Motivsuche Directors Viewfinder

    I recently hunted this vintage Tewe-Berlin Universal Motivsuche Directors Viewfinder, as used by George Lucas during the filming of the original Star Wars movie.

    I used the few Behind the Scenes photos that I could find as reference to identify the characteristics of the Tewe-Berlin Viewfinder that George Lucas used during the filming to search for the accurate model, which took sometime as there are quite a few models that did not have the identifiable characteristics.

    I plan to obtain a Glass Display Dome to display on my shelf, which I think will make a very cool original vintage display, again I need to thank Marcus kurtyboy for his assistance.

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  26. russellsch

    russellsch Sr Member

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    You are the Hunt Master! :notworthy:
     
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  27. eethan

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    I had no idea the welding googles had been identified! did this really happen and are we sure those are the good googles? sorry for derailing your thread but I'm super surprised and also happy about that find. Please tell us more :)

    edit: just found the thread where they are mentioned. surprised we didn't hear more about that. (y)
     
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  28. The Ninja

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    Thanks brother, it keeps me out of trouble lol!! :)
     
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  29. The Ninja

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    I am still not 100% convinced that the vintage BOCAL Welding Goggles are the Han ANH Welding Goggles, I am still researching but I picked these up after reading the thread you referred to, they were cheap-ish and will make a nice display, the hunt continues :ninja:
     
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  30. DarkLyte

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    Love this thread!
     
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  31. The Ninja

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    Vintage Star Wars Original Trilogy LP & Cassette Collection

    I thought I would post my progress in putting together a complete vintage Star Wars Original Trilogy LP & Cassette (SEALED) Collection, I am waiting on 2x more LP to be shipped and still have LP & Cassette to hunt to complete my collection.

    1977 Star Wars Double LP (SEALED) 2T-541 First Issue

    1977 (Still Hunting)

    1977 The Story of Star Wars (Cassette) (SEALED) C550 First Issue

    1977 The Story of Star Wars LP (SEALED) 62101

    1977 The Story of Star Wars (Cassette) (SEALED) 61018

    1980 (Still Hunting)

    1980 (Awaiting Shipping)

    1980 (Still Hunting)

    1983 (Still Hunting)

    1983 (Awaiting Shipping)

    1983 (Still Hunting)

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  32. nailuj

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    OMG the black double album. I reviewed it in my school music lesson aged 12 in 1977. I had completely forgotten about it. Really stirred lovely memories.
     
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  33. The Ninja

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    Yeah there is plenty of nostalgia in these vintage LP & cassette, there would be fans who have no idea what a cassette is, they would never have seen one, there is no cassettes on Spotify & smart phones lol!!

    I was stocked to find an original Star Wars Double LP in such an amazing condition after all these years, very cool :)
     
  34. mugatu

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    You bastard! That is so cool. George’s viewfinder!!!
     
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  35. teecrooz

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    I never knew I wanted one of those before today...

    Ian, get on it!
     
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  36. mugatu

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    I want George’s ever-forward-exanding hairline.
     
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  37. The Ninja

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    :D:D:D

    I am on the hunt :ninja:

    Andy I want his money $$$ or is that "NEED" so I can pay-off the credit card hit-man lol!!
     
  38. THX1138

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    I think the early "telegraph" style Graflex flash first came out in 1938.

    - Jim
     
  39. The Ninja

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    I stand corrected if the information I have been able to research & obtain is incorrect.

    1928 "Telegraph" Folmer Graflex CORP NY (No Patent) 3-Cell Flash the First Model.

    1928 Folmer Graflex CORP NY (No Patent) 3-Cell Flash

    The Red Button design changed during early to late 1928

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    Early 1928 "Telegraph" Folmer Graflex CORP NY & Folmer Graflex CORP NY (Left)

    Late 1928 Folmer Graflex CORP NY (right)

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  40. fezfox

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    That black Star Wars John Williams double album was the first record I ever personally purchased.
     
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  41. russellsch

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    Oh man, those early GRAFLEX's are beautiful! Total retro lightsaber look! Like the lightsaber your great grandfather/ grandmother used.
     
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  42. teecrooz

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    I wasn’t aware there was a telegraph with a red button. Mine has no threading so that the telegraph contact hits the two contacts in the hole.
     
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  43. Dann

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    My telegraph version didn't have any button at all when I found it, unfortunately. :( Not even the telegraph switch assembly.

    One thing I'd like to do/am curious about is using a shoulder puller on that red button area.

    Remember back in the day someone made shoulder pullers for plumbing tubes, to simulate the Graflex?

    Does anyone still have a shoulder puller, or know where one's at? I'd love to borrow one to try this out, although the plating on the Graflex would likely suffer, so I'm not totally sure (not to mention that there's no threading on mine where the button would go, either, so I assume mine is a version that had no red button at all, just like Teecrooz).

    Still, I'd love to borrow someone's, if anyone still has one!!
     
  44. teecrooz

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    I think James Kenobi 1138 has a shoulder puller.
     
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    "I wasn’t aware there was a telegraph with a red button. Mine has no threading so that the telegraph contact hits the two contacts in the hole."


    That is an awesome find! My feeling is that it was modified at some point by the original user, or at some point in its history, rather than being a production variant. You wouldn't need both triggers so they probably upgraded to the push button and just left the original trigger in place. Although I suppose it could be an interim part variation. If they had some of the Telegraph style left over and wanted to use them up while transitioning into the early Folmer style.
     
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  46. dcarty

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    I had a shoulder puller until I loaned it to someone and they never returned it and disappeared. Sounds like a delicate operation but you could use some duct tape to protect the finish. Also the shoulder you get isn't 100% accurate. At least not the one I had -- though it was great for the sink tube replica days.
     
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  47. The Ninja

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    Yes my in-hand Telegraph is the same as yours Chris & Dann it has no Red Button threading or shoulder, a lot of the historical information I have was provided by an old-timer Graflex camera collector via Jim Smith.

    The images I posted was to highlight the recessed band below the knurling on the early Folmer Red Buttons beside the Folmer Red Button we are accustomed to see on Folmer Graflex Flash.
     
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  48. Dann

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    Well, I promise, to whomever still has a shoulder puller, that I WILL return it!!

    Or, hey, maybe it's something I can build myself. Anyone have any pics/plans?
     
  49. The Ninja

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    Vintage Folmer Graflex CORP New York 3-Cell Flash

    I posted earlier that I picked up this amazing vintage Folmer Graflex CORP New York 3-Cell Flash, which I believe was built during the first year of production in 1928 following on shortly after the "Telegraph" Folmer Graflex CORP New York 3-Cell Flash and before the design was changed in late 1928/29.

    The flash has a very chrome looking shinny finish similar to the "Telegraph" (which I tried to pickup in the photos but I think I failed) along with an early version Red Button which has a recessed band under the knurling, the Glass Eye has the dark glass eye along with the sharper V with the thin edge being rounded along with the same chrome looking finish.

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    The Red Button design changed during early to late 1928

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    Early 1928 (Left) & Late 1928 (right)

    The condition is absolutely amazing given the Flash is some 91 years old.
     
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  50. eethan

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    it's really looking awesome, great find. so jealous as usual :oops:
     
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