Unknown Flash Handle lightsaber build

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  1. skillsthebarber

    skillsthebarber New Member

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    So I found this Flash handle on eBay for $20 and thought it would make a cool lightsaber. The funny thing is I had it delivered to work and just taking pics of it I had a lot of people ask me if it was a lightsaber. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1441328016.761686.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1441328042.866897.jpg

    So I took the clamps off and put a replica MPP clamp and bubble strip on there to see what it would look like.
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    I like how it looks. I need to figure out what I want to do with it next. This is my first lightsaber build so I'm excited about it. If anyone has any suggestions feel free to let me know...thanks


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  2. skillsthebarber

    skillsthebarber New Member

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    Here is what the bulb part/emitter looks like
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  3. Probe Droid

    Probe Droid Master Member

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    The tube is an old Heiland Press S model with a Synchonar end cap (also Heiland). The thingie on top was just stuck on and not part of the original unit. $20 is a good price.

    Good luck with your build.
     
  4. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Found one like it at the flee-market for $5.
    As I was walking around with it someone shouted out "Where did you find that Light Saber?" :lol
     
  5. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's right, it is a Heiland type flash! I've always wanted to make a custom piece out of those. I can't wait to see where this goes! You're building a lightsaber just like the prop makers did back in the day, starting with a flash unit :)
     
  6. Mara Jade's Father

    Mara Jade's Father Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Back around 1999, most of us were using that flash handle for Vader replicas as no one had yet started to make replica MMPs.
     
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  7. Cbjones1989

    Cbjones1989 Guest

    Nice find! Love the used look of parts like that. My heiland came with 2, 1 cell extenders that judging by the finish on them were rarely if ever used. I want to find a 2 cell and make a unique piece out of them. They screw together which would make it perfect for a crystal chamber reveal sabre!


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  8. MCM

    MCM Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Had the MPP even been positively identified yet? I seem to remember that the common knowledge at the time was that the Vader saber was based on a Heiland. Ahhh, takes me back.

    Grab one of Roy's MPP shrouds from wannawanga.com. You should totally make a Vader/Vaderesque saber with this handle.
     
  9. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Maybe for some inspiration, I used a King Sol (similar flash) to make a Vader style saber a month or two ago!
     

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  10. Mara Jade's Father

    Mara Jade's Father Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well 1999 was when the earlier version of this board started as a single forum on the SWFans.net board. Not to soon after that, maybe 2001, Larbel came out with his replicas of the Graflex and MMP. I think the discovery happened sometime between those two dates.
     
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