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  1. Sym-Cha's Avatar
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    Jan 6, 2014, 6:19 PM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! Post Suggestio #26

    ... though I have not seen the special holiday edition ... I love your work in progress sofar ... I do have this type of graflite flashgun since it came with my very first graflex camera. Can't wait to see this one finished any time now.

    Chaim
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    Jan 6, 2014, 8:38 PM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! Post Suggestio #27

    Looking good !

    What did you decide on the control box?
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    Jan 7, 2014, 7:55 AM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! Post Suggestio #28

    really nice built here. Will looking forward to see the final result.
    Thanks James for sharing those pics.
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    Jan 7, 2014, 11:16 AM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! Post Suggestio #29

    Thanks all.

    As for the control box, I'm going to have to create my own... likely out of styrene. I have a few ideas to make it look like what I'm assuming it looked like in real life. I'm pretty sure it's an toggle cover of some sorts... for some tool or something. Hopefully get to it this weekend.

    James Kenobi 1138 said: View Post
    Looking good !

    What did you decide on the control box?
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    Feb 17, 2014, 3:53 PM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! Post Suggestio #30

    Yikes... February...

    Well Valentines was sort of a holiday!

    I have NOT forgot about this masterpiece... I just haven't gotten around to finishing it off. Mostly because I live in a small condo where I have nowhere to paint and outside it's always pouring rain or freezing cold...

    But here's where it's at...







    Notes!

    *I did arrows up the side rather than rectangles... to me it looked like it was arrows in the pics. I may take another shot at them down the road, as they are *slightly* off... My stencil making abilities for an arrow that small kept failing me.

    *The red bulb didn't fit as I liked, and now kind of looks like a cherry from a police car...

    *So I need to pick up a proper sized O-ring, and finish the control box. I've made a few control boxes now, and none of them I've been happy with. I've tried to make it look good while still maintaining the design in my reference pics... but the closer I get to it, the uglier the control box looks. So I think I'm just going to go with a hybrid of the clunky wide design in the pics, with what you see on ROTJ luke sabers and ANH sabers.

    No point making this look worse than it already does.

    If some day someone finds out what that control box actually is, I'll just pop it off and replace.
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    Feb 17, 2014, 4:04 PM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! Post Suggestio #31

    Double post...
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    Feb 17, 2014, 4:49 PM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! New pics #32

    I think that's looking great !
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    Feb 17, 2014, 5:32 PM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! New pics #33

    Well it is kinda cool, great work!
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    Feb 18, 2014, 6:48 AM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! New pics #34

    WOW...IŽll be using your pics to redo mine

    Markus
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    Feb 18, 2014, 7:35 AM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! New pics #35

    excellent built sofar ... like your bluescreen as well

    Chaim
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    Feb 18, 2014, 9:51 AM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! New pics #36

    Looking really good!






    Which is quite an accomplishment with this particular sabre...
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    Feb 18, 2014, 1:54 PM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! New pics #37

    Thanks all...

    Hopefully will finish the "control box" this week.

    I should also mention I inserted pvc plumbing parts inside to try and weigh it down a bit. The metal is really thin on this, and the hilt felt paper thin compared to the Graflex hilts. Those parts, and glue, also hold the back piece with the O-ring holder in place.

    The thin metal graflite is also why I used a thicker metal for the shroud then the original saber had... it just looked really cheap with a thin shroud.
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    Mar 29, 2014, 3:17 AM - Re: WHY?!? Cuz t'is the season. Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! New pics #38

    Alright! Finished. Not messing with this anymore.





    I finally got a control box I was happy with. I Tried to keep it as close to what I could make out in the pictures, while still having it look good. I also used the control box design from Luke's ROTJ saber, and the MOM Vader ROTJ as inspiration...









    I actually finished that a few weeks ago, I was just waiting for an O-Ring to arrive in the mail, since I couldn't find a good one locally. It's a little big compared to the ring in the picture, but oh well, looks good to me.





    So not sure which of my unfinished saber projects I'll start on next, but I figure I'll just continue on in this thread...
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    Mar 29, 2014, 7:08 PM - Re: FINISHED (post 38) - Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! 03/29 #39

    Very nice. Great job.
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    Mar 29, 2014, 9:40 PM - Re: FINISHED (post 38) - Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! 03/29 #40

    That looks really fantastic !

    I've really got to build up my Graflite someday, I hope it looks as good as yours does.
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    Mar 30, 2014, 11:01 AM - Re: FINISHED (post 38) - Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! 03/29 #41

    You didnt make it ugly enough very nice
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    Mar 30, 2014, 5:26 PM - Re: FINISHED (post 38) - Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! 03/29 #42

    ^ Indeed ... it looks to new and prestine as if being just 'bought' from the jedi-utility-store ... might I suggest you wear it daily from now on and have it weather naturally?

    Chaim
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    Mar 30, 2014, 11:22 PM - Re: FINISHED (post 38) - Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! 03/29 #43

    Thanks all,

    it does actually look kind of clean and cartoony with the control box - not that it's a bad thing. Just looks like something out of the clone wars animated.

    My nephews were over at my place, looking at the saber line-up... the oldest (age 8?) grabbed the holiday special "I like this one".

    Ha... NO.

    Again... must be the cartoony look.
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    Mar 31, 2014, 1:03 AM - Re: FINISHED (post 38) - Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! 03/29 #44

    That is really awesome. Great job on it.
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    Mar 31, 2014, 8:30 AM - Re: FINISHED (post 38) - Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! 03/29 #45

    Bravo Neo! That's one of the best Holiday Specials
    I'm still looking around for a hilt for myself. If I catch one up, I'll use your template above.
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    Mar 31, 2014, 11:17 AM - Re: FINISHED (post 38) - Holiday Special Luke Lightsaber build! 03/29 #46

    Utterly brilliant job!

    Rich
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    May 31, 2014, 2:17 PM - Re: Finishing Saber Projects! Holiday Special (post 38) Hardware MOM Vader (post 47) #47

    So next saber on the "to finish" pile... the MOM ROTJ Vader Saber.


    This is the first prop I ever tried to make and never finished. Everytime I stumbled across the shoe box of parts, I would feel like I should finish it off, but knowing how innacurate it was, it seemed like a waste of time.

    But Tested's Adam Savage and his wonky First Blad Runner Blaster inspired me to finish it off.

    You can check out the not-so-complete build thread here:

    http://www.therpf.com/f79/remember-v...nished-191787/

    So that's TWO off my saber pile finished off... Got a few more to go....



    My current project line up... the rest are in a box...



    Maybe I'll finish off the Luke ESB and ANH next... Just need to go to visit my friend with the drill press....
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    Jun 4, 2014, 5:51 PM - Re: Finishing Saber Projects! Hardware MOM Vader (post 47) Holiday Special (post 38) #48

    NM!!!

    Had other plans for this post, but figure I'll keep this as a Holiday Saber post.
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    Jun 6, 2014, 3:44 PM - Re: Saber Builds! Anyone recognize this Vader Saber - who built? (post 48) #49

    no post here! move along! move along!
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