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    Jul 19, 2017, 9:42 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2576

    I'm 90% sure it didn't have the lever though guys, just the dark block shaped nut
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    Jul 19, 2017, 10:20 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2577

    Sorry, but I can't locate the ebay offer or any photos. But I'm completely sure that the vintage clamp that I saw had the v2 lever plus the small block/nut.
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    Jul 19, 2017, 10:28 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2578

    Are you sure it wasn't a vintage clamp that just had Roy's V2 lever set on it?
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    Jul 20, 2017, 1:59 AM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2579

    The dark block shaped nut is on every graflex clamp made. It's inside the opposite sidebar from the lever. You just hit it with some heat and yank it out


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    Jul 20, 2017, 10:25 AM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2580

    I have a Folmer w/o patent no. where the block simply fell out of the casing. I guess it was so old that no effort was needed to remove it.

    veektohr said: View Post
    The dark block shaped nut is on every graflex clamp made. It's inside the opposite sidebar from the lever. You just hit it with some heat and yank it out


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    Jul 20, 2017, 10:29 AM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2581

    Yes, but I suppose that I have no concrete evidence. Only an eyewitness account. Sorry.

    PoopaPapaPalps said: View Post
    Are you sure it wasn't a vintage clamp that just had Roy's V2 lever set on it?
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    Jul 20, 2017, 3:40 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2582

    Unfortunately, a lever on a clamp doesn't offer provenance - a shot of the same lever on its original object/installation is really needed. My guess is the lever was a replica.
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    Jul 20, 2017, 4:43 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2583

    U know... I am pretty sure a few weeks ago a romans clamp and Roys lever were listed....


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    Jul 27, 2017, 9:08 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2584

    Got my Starkiller v2 3 piece today from his recent junkyard sale and am thankful for the work in this thread. Wish the stencils were still around but I'll make do.
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    Jul 28, 2017, 12:09 AM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2585

    I'll finally be finishing mine soon. Wannawanga finally got levers back in. I missed out before, but I've got one on the way now.
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    Aug 14, 2017, 7:52 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2586

    FolkyPatrol said: View Post
    Enjoy : https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5609acd9cc.jpg
    40th anniversary of Star Wars - Brandon Alinger
    OK...

    Taking another look at this amazing picture, it is clear that not only is there worn away copper paint over black paint on the windvane section of the saber, but there is also worn away copper paint over black paint on the grenade section between the rings.

    This would make complete sense since this was meant to originally replicate Kenobi's hero lightsaber grenade section.

    I'll be adding this detail to mine as well.
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    Aug 14, 2017, 9:20 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2587

    But Ben's ANH hero didn't have any copper or brass on it.
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    Aug 14, 2017, 9:58 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2588

    PoopaPapaPalps said: View Post
    But Ben's ANH hero didn't have any copper or brass on it.
    I have a feeling some of the grenade neck shone through, at least on the upper neck (where they had to weld or glue the emitter on)

    Given that the V2 has some color on it, I mean whatever it is
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    Aug 14, 2017, 10:01 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2589

    PoopaPapaPalps said: View Post
    But Ben's ANH hero didn't have any copper or brass on it.
    say what?
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    Aug 15, 2017, 2:38 AM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2590

    I meant on the grenade body (seeing as that's what was being put into question). My bad for not being specific.
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    Aug 15, 2017, 7:46 AM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2591

    PoopaPapaPalps said: View Post
    I meant on the grenade body (seeing as that's what was being put into question). My bad for not being specific.
    One would think--in regards to the grenade section; however, the picture speaks for itself. There is definitely remnants of copper paint between the grenade rings.
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    Aug 15, 2017, 7:50 AM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2592

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    One would think--in regards to the grenade section; however, the picture speaks for itself. There is definitely remnants of copper paint between the grenade rings.
    it could also be dirt and grit! This prop has seen some better days
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    Aug 15, 2017, 7:56 AM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2593

    thd9791 said: View Post
    it could also be dirt and grit! This prop has seen some better days
    It looks more like dirt and dust to my eyes, although I wouldn't rule out a brownish paint that would match a rusty grenade, either.

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    Aug 15, 2017, 8:11 AM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2594

    MCM said: View Post
    It looks more like dirt and dust to my eyes, although I wouldn't rule out a brownish paint that would match a rusty grenade, either.

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    I agree, it may just be dust/dirt. On the other hand, it could have been an attempt to give that area a little bronze tone, which would be in line with the ANH grenade.

    Man, I've got to make one of these someday.
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    Aug 15, 2017, 9:22 AM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2595

    It's just dirt and grime
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    Aug 15, 2017, 12:20 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2596

    scottjua said: View Post
    It's just dirt and grime
    Thank you Scott!
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    Aug 15, 2017, 9:38 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2597

    scottjua said: View Post
    It's just dirt and grime
    OK, I'll go along with the consensus of the group on this one...besides, it saves me from more painting.

    Although--this prop seems to be causing very iterative builds that we are constantly revisiting / redoing as new discoveries are made--fun stuff.
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    6 Days Ago  Sep 13, 2017, 12:30 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2598

    Looking at that facebook picture, using Pantone /Solid Matte
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    my girlfriend and I guessed at 7407 M

    It's a goldenrod matte color, pretty close to this.
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    (couldnt find 7407 online..)

    granted that picture is of a dirty prop, at not great resolution, and there's a ton of reflection on the surface..



    On the Obi Wan ANH shot, we tried to correct the gray-ness of the photo to bring the booster to a more normal black and the robe to the right brown color. We kept seeing things like 4705M and 4715M on the neck. Which are browns.
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    and the emitter is definitely something like dark gray in that photo...completely different to the booster. Maybe the shared stunt had a different original paint job, and thats not the V2 Alec is holding?
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    6 Days Ago  Sep 13, 2017, 12:56 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2599

    I suspect that they both had similar paint jobs. The brass and gray/gunmetal paint could have darkened due to handling and hand dirt. I've cleaned enough musical instruments to know how filthy hand oils combined with environmental dirt can make things. I can see brass paint turning dark brown and dark gray turning almost black over 6 years (on and off) of handling and being sweated on.

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    6 Days Ago  Sep 13, 2017, 3:37 PM - Re: Luke ROTJ V2 lightsaber #2600

    I'd also imagine the grey color, if it's there anyway, would be almost indistinguishable from the black paint had it been worn off to the extent that it is on the current V2. I have this color added to my Starkiller V2 and I often forget it's there.

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