Tom's Real Parts Obi Wan Saber

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thd9791

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Thank you guys!

If anyone else decides to do this:

cut above the first ring if your grenade has no endcap. The ring will slide right into the recess/threads in the rear of the grenade.

If you have an endcap, cut above the second ring, and trim the exposed cap with a dremel, maybe 1-2mm

Either way, you're looking to equal the 2" Graflex clamp space, but all 8 rings + a grenade endcap is too long.
 

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Halliwax

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Thank you guys!

If anyone else decides to do this:

cut above the first ring if your grenade has no endcap. The ring will slide right into the recess/threads in the rear of the grenade.

If you have an endcap, cut above the second ring, and trim the exposed cap with a dremel, maybe 1-2mm

Either way, you're looking to equal the 2" Graflex clamp space, but all 8 rings + a grenade endcap is too long.

This should be a sticky, great info right there Tom
 

thd9791

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So, my old Russrep emitter (weathered by good-ol' Boba Debt ) Started to rust. I had waxed it regularly but not in a long time and it wasn't apparently rust proof this time around

So, the weathering job had faded too. I took very fine black sandpaper (probably 600 or 800 grit) and stripped all the rust off. The emitter's steel started to show through (but whatever Boba Debt had done to the beveled ring of holes was bulletproof! I weathered it with Birchwood Casey Perma Blue. Just rubbing it was giving me a darker tone.... a little splotchyness... but I really wanted rings of dark area around the side of the emitter like real balance pipes, so I dribbled it down the sides, let it sit in certain areas, and then buffed the emitter plate a bit more than the rest of the body (from being clamped to a male BP)

In trying to dry it quickly, I dropped it twice into the burner flame on my stove. I decided to leave it, and wish it blackened more than it did. Any other advice for getting good blackening? I can easily sand paper parts off and try again.

I hit everything with Matte Clear Rustoleum to make sure it wouldn't rust. It got humid here so maybe the wax wasn't cutting it.

Actually I see why the Obi Stunt emitters were dark gray / close to black now. In darker lighting it looks black and in sunlight it looks gray
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