Vader MPP lightsabers details and specifications

Halliwax

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Here is a recent V2 build I finished for a client. I'm really digging the red LEDs. Such a great lesser-known OT hilt!

- MPP vintage flashgun
- WannaWanga V1 black emitter shroud with screen-accurate weathering
- Roman Props replica large D-ring
- Straight knurled vintage thumb screw
- Naturally weathered vintage clamp & trapezoidal black bars
- Vintage Exactra 20 blue PCB & red LEDs
- Todd’s Costumes weathered T-track grips
- Vintage end cap

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I freak’n love this!!! What a wicked job man!! This is the MPP version I want to do

What model calculator did your score the red LEDs out of?

Outstanding job!!
 

IronDestinyProps

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I freak’n love this!!! What a wicked job man!! This is the MPP version I want to do

What model calculator did your score the red LEDs out of?

Outstanding job!!
Thanks, Halliwax, my client found the PCB and red LEDs out of an Exactra 20 calculator. It's a fairly simple build to do, and I think it makes it a little more special since it's a more obscure OT prop.
I agree, really fine work!

Love the red LED strip, and like everyone else, I want one, as well!!

Great photos, too!
Thanks, Dann!
Something new to hunt! Yes!
What an exquisite build! & glorious photos too! :love: (y)

I know this has been asked before.... but what tape is that used for the grips?
You mean what method did I use to adhere the grips to the flashgun? I chose E6000.
 

IronDestinyProps

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I wonder though, if you look at the photo comparing my hilt build to the original, if the PCB itself may be the more rare tan color rather than the blue/turquoise. My thinking is, if it were indeed the blue, it would be a whole lot darker around the LEDs and much harder to discern their shape from the PCB itself.
 

Halliwax

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Thanks, Halliwax, my client found the PCB and red LEDs out of an Exactra 20 calculator. It's a fairly simple build to do, and I think it makes it a little more special since it's a more obscure OT prop.

Thanks, Dann!

You mean what method did I use to adhere the grips to the flashgun? I chose E6000.
You so lucky you found the red LEDs! I never see them come up in the junkyard


Are the t track cut to standard like ANH length?
 

IronDestinyProps

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You so lucky you found the red LEDs! I never see them come up in the junkyard


Are the t track cut to standard like ANH length?
Luck does seem to have a lot to do with it, unfortunately, since that type of board is so rare. eBay may be a good source as well as the Junkyard.

Yes, I cut the seven Todd's Costumes T-track to the standard 92mm lengths.
 

IronDestinyProps

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Are all the PCB's and red LED's out of the TI Exactra 20 calculator alike?
cdyoung, for OT lightsaber props there are at least three different styles of PCB that come from Exactra 19 and 20 calculators: green PCB with gold traces (very common), blue PCB with gold traces for an ESB MPP build (very rare), blue/turquoise PCB with red LEDs for a V2 MPP build (very rare) and tan PCB with red LEDs (for a V2 MPP build and what I suspect is the screen accurate version also extremely rare).

This is a vintage MPP ESB filming build I finished for the same client featuring the accurate blue PCB with gold traces:

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This is the very common green PCB with gold graces:

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Blue and green Exactra PCB comparison (photo credit unknown):

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Bluish PCB with red LEDs and bubbles on top (photo credit unknown):

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Tan PCB with red LEDs (what I think was used on the original screen-used V2 prop) [photo credit Dustin Walruff]:

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Lichtbringer

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I´m sooo waiting for him doing them.

Tan for the otherwise ready saber, as i agree it looks as the accurate one - and maybe also interested in blue, as they are in my opinion the best looking for custom.
 

Halliwax

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cdyoung, for OT lightsaber props there are at least three different styles of PCB that come from Exactra 19 and 20 calculators: green PCB with gold traces (very common), blue PCB with gold traces for an ESB MPP build (very rare), blue/turquoise PCB with red LEDs for a V2 MPP build (very rare) and tan PCB with red LEDs (for a V2 MPP build and what I suspect is the screen accurate version also extremely rare).

This is a vintage MPP ESB filming build I finished for the same client featuring the accurate blue PCB with gold traces:

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This is the very common green PCB with gold graces:

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Blue and green Exactra PCB comparison (photo credit unknown):

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Bluish PCB with red LEDs and bubbles on top (photo credit unknown):

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Tan PCB with red LEDs (what I think was used on the original screen-used V2 prop) [photo credit Dustin Walruff]:

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Wicked pictures! Thank you for sharing all this info

Sure hope sloth does make a replica board one day. I always wanted this version of the MPP
 

SenorChang

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Can anyone confirm that a serial number of 1257 isn't found on a genuine mpp, or am I incorrect in my recollection?
 

vader45

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Wow nice v2 builds. I honestly did not know it had a different card inserted into it. I couldn't tell from the BW photos so I thought it was the bubble strip. Seeing the LED strip it does match closer to the pic. I learn something new everyday!
 

SenorChang

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There are different serial numbers on the MPPs, but not every flash had a serial number.

I think the one you are talking about is 1257 and it is real.
I'm not sure what I was dragging out from the recess of my memory which was wrong lol. Thank you for the clarification.
 
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