VADER BELT BOXES-Rectangular green lights

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  1. Replicator1701

    Replicator1701 Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently making my 1st vader costume.
    I've collected all the parts for my belt boxes except
    for the green rectagular lights. Can anyone help
    with this?

    Thanks,
    Todd M.
     
  2. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    Which version?
     
  3. Replicator1701

    Replicator1701 Well-Known Member

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    Rotj or Esb were both rectangular so that would be what I'm after.
     
  4. matt1466

    matt1466 New Member

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    www.grainger.com

    Search for "panel lamp" can't remember the part number. Just buy the holder and not the lamp assembly then insert your own LED's. Worked very well for me.

    Matt
     
  5. Durasteel Corporation

    Durasteel Corporation Well-Known Member

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    I make mine based on original versions. Just did a run of aluminum bezels. Hope to have pics soon. :)
     
  6. gts072

    gts072 Active Member

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    The parts from Grainger are not screen accurate by the way...
     
  7. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    i got some old pilot lights spare that look dead on.
     
  8. FETTCLONE

    FETTCLONE Well-Known Member

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    Do they look like the one shown on the bottom?
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    I found one of these locally, and I'm thinking of trying to replicate it in a clear green resin if it's right for ESB/ROTJ. I've been starting into a Vader belt myself. I also found some that look like a dead-ringer for my ANH belt, but only in clear, blue, red, and orange.
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    I'm figuring out how to make the clear ones green, whether that means a resin-cast copy with a hollow for LED's or just gluing some green lighting gel to the outside cleanly. Maybe some crafty-type stained-glass paint over them?:wacko

    The gel laid overtop gave me a nice colour, though.
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    Any thoughts?
     
  9. DARTH ANIBAL

    DARTH ANIBAL Sr Member

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    ^^I can get you a set of those in green. LMK by PM if interested. Very cheap.
     
  10. gts072

    gts072 Active Member

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    I listed a link below on where to purchase some ANH green lights, I think theyÂ’re real close in terms of accuracy. They might need to be tweaked a little bit.

    FETTCLONE – The red and green lights shown for the ESB/ROTJ are close. The bezel needs to be black of course and the green lense shorten in height. Also the black bezel is more taller and square in edges for the on-screen version. The red light is ok but the front of it is flat and has a chrome like bezel. Hope this helps.

    Green Panel Lamp
     
  11. DARTH PIMPHAT

    DARTH PIMPHAT New Member

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    for the rectangular lights, i used these:
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    they can be found in quanity for a nice price here
    you will have to mod them a bit (paint the bezel black) but they look ok imo. i got rid of the bulb housing and used led's to light them.

    as for the anh square look, i did a tutorial on how i modded those lights in the above post. check it out tutorial
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    hope this helps :)
     
  12. FETTCLONE

    FETTCLONE Well-Known Member

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    I love helpful answers, and tutorials too. Thanks, guys. This certainly helps me out. I just hope it helps Replicator, too. I wouldn't want to jack his thread (hope I haven't already :$ ).

    I'm sure he needs to know what everyone is using for the silver knobs, too. Ebay, hardware store, fan-made? What's accurate and where are folks getting them? Don't forget about any washers/bushings that may go around them, too. :D

    Good to hear JB Weld works well on metal. I have a buckle I nedd to assemble soon.
     
  13. tk2647

    tk2647 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I use these lights for my ESB belt, I think they look really accurate. AND THE FRAME IS BLACK ... If anyone is interested, just PM me, I have a few sets here (upgraded with green LEDs for saving battery-power).

    Lamps mounted on my personal belt:
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    Single GREEN lamp (it´s the same lamp, light conditions were different, sorry .)

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  14. gts072

    gts072 Active Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(tk2647 @ Jul 22 2006, 08:45 AM) [snapback]1285671[/snapback]</div>
    You got PM.
     
  15. tk2647

    tk2647 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PM replied
     
  16. tk2647

    tk2647 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(tk2647 @ Jul 22 2006, 03:45 PM) [snapback]1285671[/snapback]</div>
    Still a few sets are left, no one is building up an ESB/ROTJ belt ? B)
     
  17. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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  18. royal vader

    royal vader Active Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(DARTH PIMPHAT @ Apr 12 2006, 08:10 AM) [snapback]1224989[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks DP, just ordered mine off of ebay. They will look great on my ESB boxes.
    Dave
     
  19. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    For accuracy's sake, the ANH lamps were not square. They were also rectangular, but a bit smaller in size. And of course they were a different type of lamp altogether. Peace,

    Dave :)
     
  20. Darth Phaeton

    Darth Phaeton Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(vaderdarth @ Mar 5 2007, 02:01 PM) [snapback]1431956[/snapback]</div>
    Like these
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  21. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    That's the ones.
     
  22. tk2647

    tk2647 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just a little bump, because I got so many PMs about this lamps and good feedback about their accuracy.

    5 sets are still available....

     
  23. tk2647

    tk2647 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    just a little BUMP
     
  24. nice-biscuit

    nice-biscuit New Member

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    I have some super accurate ANH green lamps PM me if you want a set
     
  25. tk2647

    tk2647 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    All PMs replied and all sets are shipped !

    Thanks ! :thumbsup

     
  26. desolate

    desolate Sr Member

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    what are the dimensions of the green button part

    i am in need of the green lense button
     
  27. Planettera

    Planettera Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Do anyone know where I can find these rectangular lights?
     
  28. tk2647

    tk2647 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PM me if you´re still in need of these
     

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