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    May 26, 2017, 2:45 PM - New Roger Christian Interview #1

    http://www.starwars.com/news/roger-c...ars-a-new-hope

    Big news for me-- FIVE or SIX Graflexes were made for just ANH! And only two went to Tunisia.
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    May 26, 2017, 2:49 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #2

    I read that earlier today. I was confused about when he was talking about the DL-44 and putting camera parts on it. No idea by what he meant by that, I'm not aware of camera parts for any version of that blaster.
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    May 26, 2017, 2:55 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #3

    I think he said he was using camera parts when referring to the Macrobinoculars, which lead him to finding more camera gear and the Graflex. Nothing about the Dl-44 mentions camera parts.
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    May 26, 2017, 2:56 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #4

    Maybe a camera part was put on where the mystery disc is..?

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    May 26, 2017, 3:06 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #5

    ....

    he doesn't mention camera parts when talking about the DL-44...
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    May 26, 2017, 3:44 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #6

    nice article seth! so 5 or 6 were made originally. pretty cool. it also sounds like Roger has one of the originals still.
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    May 26, 2017, 4:19 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #7

    So, it's safe to accept graflexs in the archives may be from the original stock and re-fitted, altered and frankensteined into what they are today.

    I REALLY wonder if any still exist in the ANH config.

    he didn't speak about Obi Wan's saber, even with all the airplane parts!
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    May 26, 2017, 4:24 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #8

    I just read the whole article. It's great! A lot of information!
    And some of the images I've NEVER seen before! Look at the clamp on the Graflex:



    Where's the logo?! Is it covered with tape?

    And this picture of the DL44! Is this a known picture?



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    May 26, 2017, 4:28 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #9

    I can see the lines and Graflex stamp but they are very faint. I brought up the idea of chrome tape over the entire clamp like Obi-Wan's, but was shot down. Now that we know there were multiples...

    i shouldnt be surprised, as I said in the guide, multiples are always made. There are more versions than we realize in each film, they are just more consistent with each other so we can't spot them as easily.
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    May 26, 2017, 4:32 PM - New Roger Christian Interview #10

    SethS said: View Post
    I can see the lines and Graflex stamp but they are very faint. I brought up the idea of chrome tape over the entire clamp like Obi-Wan's, but was shot down. Now that we know there were multiples...

    i shouldnt be surprised, as I said in the guide, multiples are always made. There are more versions than we realize in each film, they are just more consistent with each other so we can't spot them as easily.
    Yes, I'm quite sure it's tape covering the whole clamp, indeed just like Obi-wan's and the shared stunt. It makes sense it was done on all of them! I'm convinced; I'm gonna cover the clamp on my vintage ANH version completely!
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    May 26, 2017, 4:47 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #11

    is there numbering on the clamp bar visible to us?

    I also see some wrinkling to the left of the left clamp square hole, suggesting tape to me too.
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    May 26, 2017, 4:58 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #12

    thd9791 said: View Post
    is there numbering on the clamp bar visible to us?

    I also see some wrinkling to the left of the left clamp square hole, suggesting tape to me too.
    It looks like it's stamped 1144 but not certain.
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    May 26, 2017, 4:59 PM - New Roger Christian Interview #13

    thd9791 said: View Post
    is there numbering on the clamp bar visible to us?
    Yes, I see it too! Or is it a word. Probably from the previous owner / photographer.



    But I also wonder where this image is coming from! Is it part of promo shoot? Or is it Christian's private picture? Maybe @Sym-Cha knows?
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    May 26, 2017, 5:13 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #14

    Both the Graflex photo and the DL44 photo have been around for years. They are both in the Chronicles book, albeit cropped and in much lower resolution.The DL 44 picture is also reprinted in the RinzlerMaking of Star Wars book.

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    May 26, 2017, 6:05 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #15

    There is absolutely no tape on that clamp.
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    May 26, 2017, 6:08 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #16

    I wonder if the details are just washed out and there's some deterioration of the plating?
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    May 26, 2017, 6:55 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #17

    I see lines and letters on the clamp. I'd say no tape.
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    May 26, 2017, 7:30 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #18

    Could they just have put tape on the clamp to cover the logo for the photo shoot after filming was completed?
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    May 26, 2017, 7:49 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #19

    Maybe tape/no tape can be the next screws vs. rivets!
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    May 26, 2017, 7:57 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #20

    Eeeerrr idk I don't see any tape


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    May 26, 2017, 9:11 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #21

    There's no tape . . . G R A F L E X is clearly visible as are the lines . . . I have a clamp that has a number on one of the sidebars too which suggests it may have been in use by the army or so ... they always numbered their equipment to keep track where it was use ... my numbered clamp is reserved for my OB1 because the rust makes it so much more a real used weapon of a civilized age and it will set my all vintage parts aside from all the others out there . . .

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    May 26, 2017, 9:28 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #22

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    There's no tape . . . G R A F L E X is clearly visible as are the lines . . . I have a clamp that has a number on one of the sidebars too which suggests it may have been in use by the army or so ... they always numbered their equipment to keep track where it was use ...

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    very cool! is it stamped, etched or printed on?
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    May 26, 2017, 9:28 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #23

    Yeah, you can just make out evidence of the L and the E - the X is completely washed out by the bright reflection.

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    No tape.
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    May 26, 2017, 10:04 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #24

    The reason I see tape is because the letters and lines are so faint that it looks like an impression. Maybe tomorrow I'll try a test. It could just be a washed out photo too. But I don't feel 100% either way-- especially since now we know just how many belt hangers there were, they have had some minor differences that explain why the clamp moves and some pics look like they could have tape.
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    May 26, 2017, 10:23 PM - Re: New Roger Christian Interview #25

    I know Roger personally and I've spoken to him about the work he did on these.

    As I have found with pretty much all recollections regarding the original props and models, the details of many of the specifics of how they were built has become blurred with the passing of time - and Roger's recollections while fantastic, can also be fairly vague when it comes to precise info. As he said to me once, most of these items were made at break-neck speed, simply grabbing what was available and not necessarily looking at each part under a microscope so, its understandable that he - and others - can't recall everything.

    Great post and thanks for sharing. Roger is a terrific guy and I am glad he has been brought back into the spotlight because the work he and his team did in many ways set the bar...

    Regards

    MARK

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