Limited Run The Yuma (Short Bladed Stunt) Kit. Including Blade and Stencils. **SIGN UP CLOSED**

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DaveP

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Hi Everyone.

Here's my next project for January 2021!

The Yuma!

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I originally intended on stepping away from the Hero (and Yuma) to focus on other projects, and to make way for the MoM static Hero, which I believe is just around the corner. I felt that the two projects would be too similar to be running along side each other. For that reason, as some of you already know (and requested), I moved on to researching and developing the V2 behind the scenes, with the intention of doing a run in the new year. That project is VERY close to going ahead (and still will be *eventually). I've become aware however that there is another V2 already in development and very close to production. That's perfectly fine, of course (and I wish everyone involved the best of luck), but it has made me reconsider my approach to choosing projects...

There is ALWAYS going to be someone working on the same project as you. It's unavoidable in this game. NOT going ahead with something just because someone is working on a similar project, or because a fantastic version already exists, is nonsense. At the end of the day, I do this because I have a passion for the subject matter, and for the creative process.

So, going forward, I'll be working on the things that interest me. You've just got to do what you want to do at the end of the day, and if people want to come along for the journey, that's great! :) My area of interest, as you probably know, is the props of the original trilogy. My approach, is to recreate these props as they were. Inside and out. I'm immensely proud of the work I did on the Yuma/ISYHCANL/Hero, and whilst I do intend on moving on to other things at some point in 2021, there is one area that I have continued to develop beyond the work I did for the run...

When it came to building my own personal Yuma from the 1st run. I always intended on installing a stunt blade. As with the hilt itself, it was important to me that the blade was thoroughly researched in order to reproduce it as accurately as possible.

There have been countless discussions surrounding which materials were used for the OT stunt blades (various over the years). The Yuma is a special case however. The blade never came in to contact with anything, and was used as a reference for the special effects department only. I set about researching it's dimensions for a start and found that it was NOT tapered. I also determined its length/diameter using both 2D and 3D photogrammetry:


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I found the blade to be 1/2' (12.7mm) in diameter, which brought me to the conclusion that it was likely standard stock. Either wooden dowel or fiberglass. It's hard to say for sure, but I opted for Fiberglass, as I believe it to be the more durable choice when it comes to installing the tang/collar.

It's also already black, which it needed to be in order to stand out against the bright outdoor backdrop.

Another area that I have developed is the paint work. Following the first run, I developed a layout of the weathering, which I printed out on to self adhesive paper and cut out by hand. This was incredibly time consuming, but ultimately worth it:

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I always intended, for my next Yuma build, to have my weathering layout professionally printed/cut as a vinyl stencil. Mainly to make my own life easier, but also to offer to those who have already purchased Yumas from me on previous runs, to aid them in their builds. Well, now that it's ready, I figured why not do another Yuma specific run?

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Since posting the interest thread, I've had an opportunity to test the new stencils on two commissions from my last run (using the exact files/parts that will be ordered for this run):

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I was really happy with the results! :)

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For those of you unfamiliar with my previous project, and the work that went in to developing the hilt itself, you can find the related threads here:

1st Yuma/ISYHCANL/Hero thread
2nd Yuma/ISYHCANL/Hero thread

The models themselves were painstakingly referenced using both 2D and 3D photogrammetry to match the original Hero prop (which started life as the Yuma) in every detail!

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The kit will include:
  • The same, screen accurate parts from my previous Yuma/ISYHCANL/Hero run
  • A screen accurate fiberglass blade (with tang and collar installed)
  • Pre cut vinyl stencil, meticulously copied from the available reference material
  • Screen accurate stainless steel Tri-Ring (or Mild Steel if preferred)
  • All necessary screws and grub screws.
I will be offering blank Yuma bodies, along with Yuma control boxes which will be compatible with all of my previous runs. I'll also be offering blades and stencils separately for those who need them.

I can also offer the kit as a complete build if needed:

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The price of the kit/parts will vary depending on your location as they have been calculated to include PP fees (as per the classifieds guidelines):

UK PRICES:

Full Yuma Kit (including all parts + Blade and stencils) = £181
Completed Yuma build = £335 (includes £150 commission)
Body = £98
Yuma Box = £26
Blade = £21
Stencils = £21

EU PRICES:


Full Yuma Kit (including all parts + Blade and stencils) = £182
Completed Yuma build = £337 (includes £150 commission)
Body = £99
Yuma Box = £26
Blade = £21
Stencils = £21

INTERNATIONAL PRICES:


Full Yuma Kit (including all parts + Blade and stencils) = £185
Completed Yuma build = £342 (includes £150 commission)
Body = £100
Yuma Box = £27
Blade = £22
Stencils = £22

KITS/PARTS POSTAGE:


UK = £16
EU = £19
INTERNATIONAL = £35

BLADE ONLY POSTAGE:


UK = £8
EU = £15
INTERNATIONAL = £24

STENCILS ONLY POSTAGE:


UK = £3
EU = £10
INTERNATIONAL = £12

*Upfront payment is required in order to pay for manufacturing of the parts, but for those ordering a Completed Yuma Build, I can give you the option of paying the commission on completion of the work to help spread the cost. This is optional of course, so whichever suits you best.*

Thanks for taking the time to read the thread. Any questions, feel free to drop me a message.

All the best and, as always, MTFBWY!



* A quick note for those of you waiting on my V2/Shared stunt project... It IS still going ahead at some point in the new year. The models are pretty much completed. There is a lot of research and general musings that need to be written up, along with diagrams and artwork/overlays that need to be created. For those who are interested, it will be a prop replica. It will therefore NOT be installable as an FX hilt. It will however take a motor and stunt blade, as the V2 did in it's original configuration. I'll be posting more about this in the new year. (y)


Kits:
  1. BobaDan - Kit - SENT
  2. DannyP91 - Kit - SENT
  3. BansheeMan005 - Stencils - SENT
  4. NagorbArt - Kit - SENT
  5. skoota73 - Blade + Stencils + SS/MS Tri-Rings - SENT
  6. Dewy - Blade + Stencils - SENT
  7. Chazzychaz - Blade + Stencils - SENT
  8. Kraig Kenobi - Blade + SS Tri-Ring - SENT
  9. steven giunta - Stencils X2 - SENT
  10. Jonis - Kit - SENT
  11. Darthlarry - Kit - SENT
  12. v312 - body + control box + stencils + 2x Tri-Rings - SENT
  13. JetSetWilly - Kit - SENT
  14. Xwingercrash - Blade + stencils + SS Tri-Ring - SENT
  15. Masefield - Kit - SENT
  16. LordHaru - Blade - SENT
  17. Aison - Blade + Stencils - SENT
  18. NCC1027 - Kit - SENT
  19. smoothey - Blade + Stencils - SENT
  20. Mark Preader (FB) - Control Box - SENT
  21. CWOODREPLICAS- Kit - SENT
  22. cybergandalf - Control Box + Stencils - SENT
  23. mburkit - Kit - SENT
  24. Diego86 - Kit + Body - SENT
  25. Nick Deleslie (FB) - Kit - SENT
  26. Dan Sczudlik (FB) - Kit - SENT
  27. Boroshlav - Blade - SENT
  28. dse2187 - Blade - SENT
  29. master jinn - Kit minus stencils - SENT

Commissions:

Batch One (Complete)

  1. Nailuj - Complete Build - SENT
  2. nattui - Complete Build - SENT
  3. Execute66 - Complete Build - SENT
  4. BlueCoyote - Complete Build - SENT
  5. AnthonyD2199 - Complete Build - SENT
  6. JoeSheep - Complete Build - SENT
  7. NickCline - Complete Build - SENT
  8. RepelSpy007 - Complete Build - SENT
  9. djcbooks81 - Complete Build - SENT
  10. Martinmorris17 - Complete Build - SENT
Batch Two (In Progress)
  1. CHS3CELL - Complete Build - SENT
  2. skywalker49 - Complete Build - SENT
  3. ms80444 - Complete Build -SENT
  4. martinokenobi - Complete Build - SENT
  5. Dylan Denbek (FB) - Complete Build - SENT
  6. David Waeselynck (FB) - Complete Build - SENT
  7. Chucklovesfood - Complete Build - AWAITING FINAL PAYMENT
  8. mgenovese312 - Complete Build - SENT
  9. Noble Rich (FB) - Complete Build - AWAITING FINAL PAYMENT
  10. Shinobi Hiro - Complete Build - SENT
  11. Willis Faucher (FB) - Complete Build - SENT
 
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DaveP

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I'm in for the full yuma kit :) im uk based

I take it thats the build it yourself option? Because I love putting them together :)
Hi. :) Yes, that's correct. The Kit has all the parts to build yourself (including the blade and the stencils). Thank you! List updated (y)
 

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DaveP

Master Member
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Oh Dave. Just when I thought it was safe to come back into Project Runs you do this to me. You know how I feel about your runs !
Just pondering the combo to ask for:)
Oops. Sorry about that, Julian. :D I can do a full kit, minus the Yuma box if you already have one. Or whatever you need obviously. Thanks (again!) :)
 

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