The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Sym-Cha, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. teecrooz

    teecrooz Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great post Andy! What about the other variants? Amber and gold, what about the ones that were perfect externally but had more metal on the interior and would have had to be drilled out to accommodate the booster? Didn’t we find some of those in Australia? ;)
     
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  2. Panaflex

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    Fantastic piece! I learned something from the read. Love the visuals.
     
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  3. Serenity

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    Here is one like that. I have this saved as credit to "Mandio222" I believe:

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  4. teecrooz

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    Thanks Charley, that’s the beast I was talking about!
     
  5. teecrooz

    teecrooz Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dug through some 2015 emails with mugatu. Found these in there.

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  6. mugatu

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    There is so much more that would need to go into a full AS thread. I originally was trying to just encourage JamieCarter about the AS acquisition that he had just completed.

    It does seem like searching for these will just be a very difficult game of Where’s Waldo, but its really much more like going into the woods and hunting pheasant without a dog to kick them up, and if you do see them, they are flying by quickly; moving targets.
    Honestly, both of those pics about how blurry the photos usually are on the internet are both WAY better than most posted auction pics where I have found the real deal.

    teecrooz you or Romans Empire should write up a section on all the different types, including that baker’s dozen golden family Roman beat me out on a couple years ago;)
     
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  7. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys. It was an exciting Saturday night, hahaha. But thank you.
     
  8. Marv

    Marv Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Don't know if any of you happened to watch Peter Jackson's 'they shall not grow old'
    BBC Two - They Shall Not Grow Old - A truly incredible piece of film making.
    There is a point in the film where you get to see one of the soldiers firing off what looks to be a No3 Rifle Grenade from the trenches.
     
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  9. Edraven99

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    I have one of these as well that I'm using as one of my display hand wheels. You'd need to hacksaw off a big chunk off that one insert piece in order for it to work as a part of an Obi build.
     
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  10. The Ninja

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    Excellent post & info mugatu the only thing you left out brother was the sale links lol!!
     
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  11. Bengrim09

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    Where are you looking ? Can you send me a link so I can keep my open
     
  12. mugatu

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    Haha I wish. I have been coming up empty on these for a while. These old eyes just aren’t what they used to be.
     
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  13. Bradberry00

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    Crappy photo....but project Real Parts Obi is off to a good start! Just need to find a booster, have a Roman replica as a place holder for now. Thanks Marv and teecrooz for your assistance!

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  14. Marv

    Marv Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Now that looks nice :)
     
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  15. russellsch

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    Great photo! :)
     
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  16. teecrooz

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    Looks great David! Glad your parts showed up!
     
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  17. fightercaptured

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    Looking great!
     
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  18. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Saw this today while hunting and my heart did skip for a monent or two:

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  19. russellsch

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    HAA! That would cool, to build a giant Obi-Wan lightsaber.
     
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  20. halliwax

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    What a tease
     
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  21. The Ninja

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    LOL!! mugatu it must be the week for it, I came across this listing and had the same reaction :eek:

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  22. mugatu

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  23. Rick Welch

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    Hello! New member here and I'm very impressed with the amount of knowledge and detail concerning Obi-Wans lightsaber!
     
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  24. Rick Welch

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    I have had in my possession for over 20 years now what may be a possible Obi-Wan Original Trilogy stunt lightsaber. It was given to me by a person who is in the 501st and was an extra on ROTJ as a Stormtrooper. I have had it in my safe for quite a while and just recently got it out because I'm curious of its authenticity. It appears to have vintage parts on it and it also has at the business end (I believe its the emitter) inside is threaded for the dowel rods used to practice and shoot the fights.
    I realize the actual odds of this piece are very low to be a true stunt sabre from the OTs, but I'm curious to find out.
    Any information concerning this piece would be greatly appreciated!
     

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  25. teecrooz

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    Hi Rick Welch, welcome to the rpf!

    The Obi-Wan saber is a passion of mine. Let me know if you have any questions.

    The pictures you posted are of a Parks saber replica. It’s a great replica and I remember when he offered them years ago. I think someone altered the emitter though. There should be a ring of holes there.

    There are also parts added to the clamp, such as the covertec knob that shouldn’t be there.
     
  26. Rick Welch

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    Thank you for you information! Do you know what time frame the Parks Lightsaber replicas were coming out?
     
  27. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That style, starting about 8 years ago.
     
  28. Rick Welch

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    Now I'm really curious.....I recieved this piece in early 1999. Is it possible that Parks had earlier models?
     
  29. teecrooz

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    His hilts from that time frame were quite different.

    James is right, this wasn’t made in 1999. 2005-12 maybe. Can someone confirm when his multipack came out? I would say 2005-6. He didn’t add the text to the windvane until that time period after MR started to decline. That’s when I remember the large “group buys”.
     
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  30. Ridire Firean

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    Hey Rick Welch ! Welcome to The RPF!

    psst.... your windvane is upside down. ;)
     
  31. NeoRutty

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    Welcome to the RPF, Rick Welch!

    And welcome to the world of Obi's saber... it only gets more obsessive from here.
     
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  32. Rick Welch

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    Thank you everyone for the welcome! I really do appreciate it!
    I will fix the windvane....lol

    I double checked my timeline when I had recieved the piece and it was for sure early in 1999. Is it possible it is another type replica?

    I am by no means any type of expert concerning the Obi Wan lightsaber, this was recommended to me by several people because of everyone's expertise on these... so any information is greatly appreciated.
     
  33. teecrooz

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    I’m sorry, but there were no replicas such as this at that time. I’ve seen and had almost all available products. SD studios, Darth Hez, Parks, icons, 5postboy, MR, early Roman, updated parks, Russ rep, new Roman, and real parts. Not even going to mention the new KR sabers which has obviously reverse engineered aspects of Roman and Korbanth/Parks. No other reason for them to have replicated “inaccuracies” unless they were copying parts.

    The only grenade replica that possibly had writing on the windvane back that far was a cast brass grenade. This is not one of those casts.
     
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  34. Rick Welch

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    Is it possible that this is a stunt prop from the films? Or is it safe to rule that out?
     
  35. Serenity

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    I did some snooping on Archive.org and it looks like the original ship date was supposed to be November 15th, 2004 for his first Saber Kit which consisted of his MPP, Kobold, and Obi versions.
     
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  36. JoeG

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    Its absolutely not a stunt prop from the films. It has way too many tells that indicates its a replica.
     
  37. teecrooz

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    I was close with 2005 then! Thanks Charley!
     
  38. James Kenobi 1138

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    I know it’s a Parks because I was part of the team that put the group buy together and I have 2 of them (this one has been slightly weathered)
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    Lots of Parks tells, like the single cast pommel and the set screws.
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    If you loosen the clamp, the grenade should unscrew from the booster (fin) section.
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    Parks did make an earlier version, I bought this one from him in 2002 before the pommel/booster/grenade/emitter had been identified and replicas were made from looking at photos and screen-caps.

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  39. Rick Welch

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    I gotta say....I'm very impressed with all the knowledge about this piece, and I think its safe to say my piece is in fact a Parks Saber replica.

    Thank everyone for all the information concerning this piece. I guess the next order of business for me is to put the proper parts on this piece so its completed as intended. Are these parts difficult to locate?
     
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  40. JoeG

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    If you mean actual vintage parts, then yes, they can be difficult to source. And expensive. The easiest would probably be the Graflex clamp and the transistors that are supposed to be attached. Check the first page of this thread and you'll see what the other real life parts actually are. We're talking about vintage militaria and part of an old British jet engine. Did I mention it would be expensive?
     
  41. roygilsing

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    Hi Rick, it's good to see that you followed my recommendation and posted your question here. You have received answers from the top experts of Obi-wan's ANH lightsaber in the world!

    Roy
     
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  42. Edraven99

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    Hey wait a titch... those are *my* pictures... didn't even notice that the first time around. You know I contribute stuff to you too ya know (dagnabbit, where's the old man shaking fist emoji!)
     
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  43. teecrooz

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    Haha. Ok, Dave took the pictures. Andy and I were talking about them for some reason. (y)
     
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  44. Edraven99

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    S'ok... Even I forgot I took those pictures :)... but then I noticed the 'thank you' list from my wedding underneath the handles lol
     
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  45. mugatu

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    I don’t know... I’m fairly confident that is a replica “thank you” list.
     
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  46. ANHSABERS

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    Very very nice indeed. Any genuine parts for sale please?
    Thank you
     
  47. thd9791

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    Keep checking the Junkyard forum :)
     
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  48. Jediseth

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    Holy crap! I’ve never been able to find one part for that thing everytime I get ambitious enough to look. I have seen the Electra a few times, but that’s it.

    Great work to those who have.
     
  49. russellsch

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    This is not for the impatient. It's not something one will just go out & "oh look, there it is" find. Many have been hunting parts for years. & a few parts (plural), when found, are close to - or more - than rent/mortgage payment. So beware this fantastic rabbit hole.
    Enjoy the hunt.
     
  50. thd9791

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    I've been hunting for a good condition grenade for a long time and I ended up with an MK2 for now. Not quite the same piece of equipment but I've been through 2 grenades over like 5 years. They were expensive :D
     
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