The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook

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  1. SethS

    SethS Master Member

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    I'm thinking of adding a new section to the book with the next version... what would you guys think of a timecode index that lists what saber props are used when in each movie?
     
  2. roygilsing

    roygilsing Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That sounds good Seth! No clue what you mean, but it sounds great!
     
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  3. AnubisGuard

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    I think that's an awesome idea.
     
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  4. Joek3rr

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    Would that work with all the different versions of the films? Heck even the last release of the PT had some scenes altered.
     
  5. teecrooz

    teecrooz Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Fan restoration 4k77 was just released, so I bet we can get some better screencaps now.
     
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  6. SethS

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    It woulds basically looked something like this--

    ANH

    Vader Hero (silver bars) 00:03:45
    Vader Hero (silver bars) 00:04:23
    Luke Hero 00:47:33
    Luke Stunt 00:47:49
    Luke Hero 00:48:13
    Vader Hero (black bars) 01:23:45


    etc

    (none of these times are correct, just giving an example)
     
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  7. Joek3rr

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    I like the idea I'm just wondering which version of the film. ANH, for instance, has a handful of added shots in the most recent version. So the timestamp might not be accurate for all versions of the film.
     
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  8. roygilsing

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    I get it now
    It's a nice idea, but a scene description might work just as good in most cases (or both). Timestamp has the problem of which version indeed.
     
  9. SethS

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    As much of a purist as I am, I'll likely go with the current official releases. But yes, descriptions will help.
     
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    :thumbsup
     
  11. belloq

    belloq Well-Known Member

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    Earlier this year I noted the scenes and times of the vader ANH sabers from the official blu-ray-- if you need any help or confirmations.
     
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  12. Terrible Rid

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    awesome ebook, thanks Seth
     
  13. halliwax

    halliwax Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What’s Seth up to now? ;)


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  14. SethS

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    Working on it between stuff! I do have a TV show and a movie coming out in the next few weeks... but that screenwriter thing is just my dayjob to get me money for lightsaber projects.
     
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  15. TomVDJ

    TomVDJ Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just stumbled upon this thread. Fantastic guide, mate! I could use one for the Han Solo blasters too ;-)
     
  16. SethS

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    Thanks!

    And I don't have the knowledge for blasters like I do for lightsabers. But I have told all the blaster nerds if one of them wants to write it, I'll lay it out.
     
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  17. Joek3rr

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    They had some BTS stuff of Darth Maul in the latest Star Wars Show. And there are some glimpses of his FX saber. Here's hoping we get more when the movie comes out!
     
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  18. halliwax

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    Awesome!! I want this saber so so bad!


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  19. Huyang

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    i want this saber to be a thing, and i would love to see an actual inquisitor saber but i think the electronics and battery could be a crazy issue, especially with the spinning. however, seeing what ive seen happen on this forum, nothing is impossible.
     
  20. Joek3rr

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    Off the top of my head, I was thinking of how model trains run. With the electricity running on a rail. So the it have to have some sort of metal rings to spin on, as well as provide the power.
     
  21. GreyJedi279

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    That’s how CT scanners work. While the ring is spinning, it makes contact with carbon brushes for power transfer.


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  22. jddurst

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    Anyone have a ballpark idea on how much one could expect to pay for a vintage Graflex Clamp?
     
  23. teecrooz

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    They have been in the $125-150 range the last few months.
     
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    Thanks teecrooz
     
  25. SethS

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    Hey guys—

    Just an update. I didn’t have my usual multi-month down time between gigs this year like I generally do, so progress on a new edition of the book has been slow going.

    That said, it is coming! All new design, a ton of new photos and information, higher res images, and a few other goodies.

    At this point I’m holding mostly to see what sorts of new images I can steal... uh... respectfully re-present of lightsaber from the forthcoming Archives book.

    Soon!
     
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  26. teecrooz

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    I don’t know about anyone else, but my Archives pre-order just got marked for 2 day shipping between January 4th and 31st...

    What a crock!
     
  27. halliwax

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    YEEEEESSSSS!!!

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  28. Duck9000

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    Awesome!!!!
     
  29. thd9791

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    very excited. Are you waiting for some new images from the archives book too?
     
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  30. Obiflex

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    Can't wait for the new version. Hope the screen cap website i recommended mid year served you well and got you plenty of higher res pictures.
     
  31. SethS

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    The archives book has indeed provided some gold, including confirmation of a variant we've heard of but never seen... also got some corrections through the grapevine from Don Bies.
     
  32. SparrowHawk

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    The previous book has been a wealth of knowledge for my saber design work, and I cant wait for the next version! Many thanks to your tireless attention to detail. What fun!
     
  33. halliwax

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    seth has a lot invested in this book, its not easy...
     
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  34. S1NGULAR1TY

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    I don't remember seeing the lightsaber in there, but could someone provide me with how they built Ben Solos saber before he became Ren?
     
  35. SethS

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    It's in there. It's the same as the Ren saber but raw metL and sans side emitters.

    It's a custom design, scratch made prop. Probably designed in a 3D program, parted out with a 3D printer, cast, assembled, painted, etc.

    No found parts used.
     
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