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

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  1. The Ninja

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    Vintage Graflex Flash Collection

    My all vintage Folmer Graflex CORP New York + Folmer Graflex CORP 2310165 + Graflex Inc. Flash collection which I put together over the past 18 months.

    Top Row Left to Right:

    Graflex Flash Synchronizer Retail Box with Graflex Inc. 3-Cell Flash & 7" Reflector

    Graflex Inc. 5-Cell Flash

    Graflex Inc. 4-Cell Flash

    Graflex Inc. 3-Cell Flash

    Graflex Inc. 2-Cell Flash

    Graflex Inc. Slave Unit x10

    Bottom Rowe Left to Right:

    Telegraph Folmer Graflex CORP New York 3-Cell Flash

    Folmer Graflex CORP New York 3-Cell Flash x 3

    Folmer Graflex CORP 2310165 3-Cell Flash (ALL vintage ANH Build)

    Folmer Graflex CORP 2310165 3-Cell Flash x5

    Folmer Graflex CORP 2310165 2-Cell Flash

    Graflex Inc. 3-Cell Flash x2

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  2. dcarty

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    Interesting, my Folmer Graflex has a similar chrome finish to it (less "brushed" looking). Makes sense that this would be earlier in production as everything going forward had the more typical brushed finish to it. I sometimes wonder if we could attribute this more chrome look to the type used for the RotJ Vader stunt style? That is often seen as having a shinier finish to it.
     
  3. The Ninja

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    Its possible as the Folmer Graflex Flash I have in-hand all have a chrome looking finish, with the latest one I picked up being the stand out with its chrome looking shinny finish.
     
  4. OdiWan72

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    That picture is giving me goosebumps!!! love it Ian :)
     
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  5. The Ninja

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    Thanks Markus there is some beautiful vintage flashes in the collection, it's taken some serious hunting to put the collection together, I am kind of proud that the bulk of the flashes will be kept & displayed as found, a real little time capsule for the future :)
     
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  6. The Ninja

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    1928 Vintage Telegraph & Folmer Graflex New York 3-Cell Flash

    The photo says it all :love: :love:

    Telegraph Folmer Graflex New York 3-Cell Flash

    Folmer Graflex New York 3-Cell Flash

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    Its fascinating to see the evolution of the "telegraph" to the "red button with beer tab". One could imagine a timelapse of the various vintages morphing from one into another.
     
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  8. teecrooz

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    Very nice Ian! Love the group shot. Have you posted that on the Graflex Addicts page?

    I bet Matt would make that the banner if you submitted it.
     
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  9. The Ninja

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    Yeah it's amazing to look at the slight changes and just how much of the original design remained unchanged from the 1928 "Telegraph" Folmer Graflex to the end of production in 1956 Graflex Inc.
     
  10. The Ninja

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    Thanks Chris, I originally took the photo with the 3x Folmer Graflex versions but it looked to cluttered, I liked this layout better :love:

    I was considering posting my Graflex Collection & Folmer Graflex photos in the Addicts Group, I will post today.
     
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  11. veektohr

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    You're gonna give 'em a heart attack ;)
     
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    Vintage Hales No3 MK1 Rifle Grenade Restoration Project

    I hunted these 4x vintage Hales No3 MK1 Rifle Grenades last year, I plan to keep the best 2x for my Real Parts Obi Build and Display Hales.

    The condition of the Hales vary and whilst there are no heavily rusted bodies some of the brass is corroded and I wanted to get the bodies cleaned up & re-blued and all the brass fittings cleaned and re-fitted.

    I decided after watching Dustin newmagrathea Hales Restoration Video Series and chatting with him, Dustin was the guy for the project, we intend to do before & after photos along with videos and I think Dustin may do a project thread.

    I am bloody excited to get another step closer to complete my Real Parts Obi Build :D

    Now where is that Female BP ;)

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  13. russellsch

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    Oh my Lord!!! You're an animal!
    I say just hunt a Rolls-Royce Derwent engine. That way you'll get a bunch of IG-88 heads AND balance pipes ;)
     
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  14. teecrooz

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    Looks nice Ian!
     
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  15. The Ninja

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    Yeah I have had the Rolls-Royce Derwent Engine on my hunting radar with help from Chris but unfortunately I am 0/3 the engines I found were all non- upgraded Mk8 engines :( but the hunt continues (y)
     
  16. eethan

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    OMG, how can you have four of those and I have none! please leave us some stuff to buy on the internet ;)
     
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  17. The Ninja

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    I got lucky and found a very helpful Dealer who was able to help me out, I am sure I could have supplied everyone who wanted a Hales if not for the new UK/EU laws :(
     
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    Weeeell....grenade inerts are still legal here in germany, so HERE I AM, waiting for you to help me with an accurate grenade (symmetrical cut, correct windvande) ;)
     
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  19. The Ninja

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    I wish I could Markus, unfortunately the Dealer that was helping me is UK based and because of the new laws has stopped dealing in items now restricted under the new laws :( I have not seen any Hales listed since the new laws :(
     
  20. Somerset

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    What are the new restrictions Ian? Are they as stringent even if already in the UK? Not currently looking, but if they've made it so hard then I may cancel my future plans...
     
  21. teecrooz

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    Big fines and jail time for the sellers.

    That’s why I only buy antique candlestick holders.
     

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  22. The Ninja

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    As I understand from the Dealer the restrictions apply to sending outside of the UK, I have not researched the new laws so if you live within the UK you should follow up locally, hope that helps.
     
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  23. fezfox

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    What you send the connectors over to whoever is shipping to you?? That is *brilliant*!
     
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    I got a "candlestick holder" and "antique tractor parts" shipped to the US no problem....but that was before January 1st, I think that is when the law changed, correct? Which is too bad, I was hoping to upgrade my grenade at some point...and this may really hurt my chances for a booster too :(.
     
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