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Limited Run Vibro Axe Kits (Genuine Parts)

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by Psab keel, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was fortunate enough to source some GENUINE Vibro Axe Parts and will be offering 7 kits of the following pieces:

    Price is $106 each plus actual shipping costs. Total of 7 kits available.

    -Gillette Supermax Hairdryer
    -Soft Flo Soaker
    -Kenner Han Solo (Hasbro) Blaster Roleplay Gun - (this is the version from the 1990's but uses the same mold from the 1980's and as such is identical)
    -Plastic Halloween Butcher Knife

    I am aware that the blade of the actual prop was made from a type of foam but this plastic knife toy has a nearly identical profile and is readily available and inexpensive. I've also seen it used on several replica builds of the Vibro Axe to great effect!

    If you are interested please reply to this thread.

    ONLY 7 KITS ARE AVAILABLE!

    Thanks for looking.

    Psab Keel
     
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  2. ECOLI

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    Re: Vibro Axe Kits

    What is the price point on one of these kits. Also is there a good build log to follow to assemble a kit. Let me know I am definitely interested.

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  3. Trooper_trent

    Trooper_trent Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Vibro Axe Kits

    Interested
     
  4. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Vibro Axe Kits

    Unfortunately I don't have a build log for these. It will be my first time making one of these props myself for my own collection.

    For resources I am using The Parts of Star Wars website and also these builds here:

    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=36994
    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=47590&page=6

    These kits are JUST the raw parts themselves. Because these are vintage, there may be scuffs, dings, etc. on them. That shouldn't be an issue though as they are in overall good shape and this prop is weathered so no worries there!

    DSCN3968.JPG DSCN3966.JPG DSCN3967.JPG DSCN3965.JPG DSCN3851.JPG DSCN3850.JPG DSCN3848.JPG DSCN3969.JPG DSCN3970.JPG

    Each kit will come with 4 parts:

    -Gillette Supermax Hairdryer
    -Soft Flo Soaker Hose attachment
    -Han Solo Blaster (1990's version) -Front Grill is the part used on this-
    -Plastic Butcher Knife Toy for Blade

    Cost is: $106 each plus actual shipping costs. (Total of 7 Kits available for sale)




    1. ECOLI -SHIPPED!

    2. Trooper_Trent -SHIPPED!

    3. trooper -SHIPPED!
    4. trooper -SHIPPED!

    5. Lichtbringer - SHIPPED!

    6. Kurtyboy -SHIPPED!

    7. Woodman- SHIPPED!

    Thanks for looking! Please reply to the thread to have your name added to the list.

    Psab
     
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  5. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Vibro Axe Kits

    interested in 2 !!!!!!
     
  6. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Vibro Axe Kits

    Added to the list!

    3 spots left!
     
  7. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Vibro Axe Kits

    any good sources for the other Parts ?
     
  8. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Vibro Axe Kits

    At the moment no. If I happen to find any I will update this thread with links!
     
  9. Lichtbringer

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    Re: Vibro Axe Kits

    Ah, hell ...... I´m interested, can you please check shipping to Germany?
     
  10. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Vibro Axe Kits

    Added to the list!
     
  11. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Vibro Axe Kits

    If you are on the list please PM me your full name and full mailing address with zip/ post code I will get you all totals with exact shipping costs.

    Thank you, Psab
     
  12. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    All PM's replied!
     
  13. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'll take a set thanks.
     
  14. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Added to the list. Please PM me your full name and full mailing address with zip/post code and I will get you a total with exact shipping. Thank you!
     
  15. ECOLI

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    PM sent, also any chance we have links to the other pieces etc.
     
  16. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I marked the list with the latest updates. I will be responding to all PM's within the next two days and shipping Paid orders out on Wednesday.

    I don't have any leads on additional parts at this time though I will see what I can find. For my personal axe I may just scratch build from available local hardware/ hobby store parts.

    Thank you all for your interest, PM's, payments and feedback. I'm glad to be able to provide these for my fellow fans!

    I look forward to talking with you all over the next few days!
     
  17. Lichtbringer

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    Will pay this evening when back home, on the comp.
     
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  18. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That´s a steal!
     
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  19. ECOLI

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    @ Psab keel
    I'm sure I am speaking for the rest of us when I say thank you for doing this and finding all the parts. This prop has been on the to do list for a while cannot wait to get started.

    E
     
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  20. Psab keel

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    Thank you all so much! I'm happy to offer these!

    It's such a cool looking prop and I'm glad I'm not the only one who is interested in putting one together.
     
  21. Lichtbringer

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    As mentioned above, money is sent. Paypaled it a few minutes ago.

    Btw. does anyone know if this draft, that i found when looking at old vibroaxe threads (not that much pics survived, as in every old thread), is accurate? And if not, is there a better one out there?

    rod.jpg


    I´m pretty busy, but when i find some time i would love to switch on my lathe and give it a try.
     
  22. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Payment received. Thank you! List updated.
     
  23. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    if you make em i'll take 2 :)
     
  24. Trooper_trent

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    I'll probably end up 3D printing the additional parts if I can get together enough reference. I'll either offer prints up to those who want them, or make the files available.

    There's also this.
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/VUR76SQ65/leia-slave-vibro-axe-greeble-1

    I sent you a PM, let me know how to pay and the total amount, and i'll send that right over!

    Thank you!
     
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  25. woodman

    woodman Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    are you selling 7 sets of real parts or casting your set and selling copies? I'm confused
     
  26. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm selling 7 sets of real parts.
     
  27. woodman

    woodman Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PM sent for the last kit
     
  28. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm at work ATM but I will reply individually to every one tonight. Thank you all!! : )
     
  29. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    OK, so the list has been updated for the people who have paid.

    Please bear with me as I sort through the remaining messages and I will reply to them all tonight. Thank you for your patience.
     
  30. Psab keel

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    All remaining messages have been replied to and the list has been updated.

    Thank you!

    For those looking for remaining Vibro Axe parts that I do not have available, please check woodman's thread for an unlimited run of additional parts!
     
  31. Lichtbringer

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    Does anyone know someone who has a real tip, so that we can get accurate measurements?
     
  32. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    those you can still get in a hard ware store...I will look
     
  33. Lichtbringer

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    Thanks, here in Germany i never even heard of that company. So chances to find it, more so the old version, are next to not existing.
     
  34. OdiWan72

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    have this as well, just in case.
     
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  35. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Updated list.
     
  36. Lichtbringer

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    Great to know. :thumbsup

    You do not happen, by accident, to have a spare one? :$
     
  37. trooper

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  38. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    All paid orders shipped out this afternoon!
     
  39. Psab keel

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    PM's replied!
     
  40. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Remaining orders have shipped!

    This completes the run, but while I have everyone's attention, I wanted to gauge interest for one of the parts that I think may be in high demand as I have a possible source for it.

    One of the more elusive pieces, the Melnor Soft Flo Soaker 5330C, seems to be one of the hardest parts to source for this. If I were able to get more would there be enough interest to start a run of those? Again, these are the genuine part and not a casting. These are exactly what the prop department used on the real props.

    Please let me know fellow RPF's and I will start a new list in this thread.

    Thanks everyone who participated in this run. I'm so excited to see builds of your Vibro Axes!

    Psab
     
  41. Trooper_trent

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    I received my parts today! All in fantastic condition! I'm so stoked to finally start working on this prop. I've always wanted one.
    Thanks Psab keel
     
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  42. trooper

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    Psab keel got my stuff today, your awesome ! thank you
     
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  43. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you guys! Please post pics of your builds and or finished axes. I'd love to see them!
     
  44. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Remaining orders have shipped!

    This completes the run, but while I have everyone's attention, I wanted to gauge interest for one of the parts that I think may be in high demand as I have a possible source for it.

    One of the more elusive pieces, the Melnor Soft Flo Soaker 5330C, seems to be one of the hardest parts to source for this. If I were able to get more would there be enough interest to start a run of those? Again, these are the genuine part and not a casting. These are exactly what the prop department used on the real axes.

    Please let me know fellow RPF's and I will start a new list in this thread.

    Thanks everyone who participated in this run. I'm so excited to see builds of your Vibro Axes!

    Psab
     
  45. Trooper_trent

    Trooper_trent Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'll be working on getting an aluminum blade and side plates machined.
    Wish me luck!
    Thanks again for doing this run!
     
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  46. SiMan

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    Well i know that id take another one plus i know some others that will be interested
     
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  47. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank YOU guys again for your purchases! I'm happy to supply people with parts.

    Thank you for the feedback on the soaker too. I will do some more digging and see if I can get more of these for everyone if there is a demand for them. Again these will be like the ones I just sold. Genuine parts.

    Stay tuned.
     
  48. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If needed I can split one of my soakers in half to use for a mold.
     
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  49. SiMan

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    I look forward to seeing your results
     
  50. SiMan

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    not just the soaker if you manage to pick up any other parts I'll be happy to take those as well since i already have another hairdryer
     

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