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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 8:59 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2026

    Good eye-- the Graflex lower is the one vintage OT part! And yes, I used the panoramic setting on my phone-- more detail and could fit everything in, but there's distortion.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 9:10 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2027

    I really like the Minicam with the Graflex clamp and the printed grips. That one looks promising, maybe as a holdout saber or shoto or something.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 9:15 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2028

    You should like the printed grips since you designed them and all...

    That's an old one-- it used to have a Luke-style thin-neck and emitter section. I never liked it. It always seemed off. I got a new plan for it-- not shoto-- but definitely snubby.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 9:19 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2029

    There's a couple of builds I've had sitting around since last summer that I realize I never posted. First up is a Canon X with Ingersoll-Rand grips and a wine stopper emitter shroud. I had to get clever on the grips because I didn't have enough long U-channel.

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    The guts of the emitter are a stack of hard drive spindles.

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 9:27 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2030

    So freaking cool-- love the double little rivets on the grips.

    And I've always been super jealous of the metal pieces on your Y covering the stupid human words.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 9:29 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2031

    Second is one of my favorites, a color-inverted Vader-styld build. It's a built around a King Sol body, with a Busch shroud, Ingersoll-Rand channel grips, and a control box from a Minicam. I gutted the bulb holder that came with the Sol and grafted on the bulb holder portion from a mystery flash hood @SethS gave me. The gap under the clamp was filled with parts from an SCSI connector, and the bulb release removed and replaced with the release knob off a Heiland 2-cell. It was finished off with a replica Kobold clip.

    The King Sol was an absolute mess, which inspired the color scheme; I sanded the remaining chrome off and repainted it with VHT Wrinkle Plus paint. The rest followed quickly; it's a nice traditional design that feels new thanks to the colors and the wrinkle finish.

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 9:32 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2032

    SethS said: View Post
    So freaking cool-- love the double little rivets on the grips.

    And I've always been super jealous of the metal pieces on your Y covering the stupid human words.
    Thanks on both counts. I've very happy with how both turned out.

    It's hard to come up with ways to vary the standard parts that feel new but also Star Wars. Something like the double rivets is one of those ideas that almost feels like a relief when it arrives, because it means there are ways to keep doing this.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 9:38 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2033

    I love the Canon with the wine stopper emitter. It's so clean, sleek and industrial; it truly is sexy. Though I never cared for the protruding button and press switch that came with the X. I really like the details underneath them more.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 10:21 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2034

    What's the clamp band on that one? It looks super cool.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 10:23 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2035

    It's a section of Heiland Synchro-Special. The one you gave me, in fact.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 10:37 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2036

    I don't even know what that is! It's all just tubes and sockets to me.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 10:55 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2037

    I'd show you, but I can't seem to find any photos of it. It's basically a like a regular 2-cell but with a brushed finish and an embedded sync cable.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2018, 11:07 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2038

    Ohhhhh yeah. THAt thing!
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    5 Days Ago  Jan 10, 2018, 11:56 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2039

    Hey, Seth! What's the flashgun on the far left? The one with the oblong shroud? I'm beginning to get... ideas.
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    5 Days Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 3:45 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2040

    PoopaPapaPalps said: View Post
    Hey, Seth! What's the flashgun on the far left? The one with the oblong shroud? I'm beginning to get... ideas.
    Once, maybe 20 some pages ago in this thread, there were two sabers I made that I didn't like. So I scrapped them and made a new one.

    It's a King Sol body
    Hex Heiland Endcap banged on
    Zeiss Ikon clamp painted black and tightened with some greeblie
    A piece of a camera bracket from a rando flash arm painted black, locked down with a TCSS thumbscrew, D-ring, and a wide/flat knurled flash bracket knob
    The upper emitter body is the inner part of a Heiland knock of side flash/slave
    The Black emitter and flat top are from a Speed Graphic flash held together with some tapped hex head screws I added

    I don't LOVE it, but I like it. It's back on the table cause it had some Starkiller metal grips I thought it didn't rate so I pulled them off. It'll get some t-track and be done unless it inspires something else.

    What do you see?
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    4 Days Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 11:10 AM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2041

    AnubisGuard said: View Post
    Second is one of my favorites, a color-inverted Vader-styld build. It's a built around a King Sol body, with a Busch shroud, Ingersoll-Rand channel grips, and a control box from a Minicam. I gutted the bulb holder that came with the Sol and grafted on the bulb holder portion from a mystery flash hood @SethS gave me. The gap under the clamp was filled with parts from an SCSI connector, and the bulb release removed and replaced with the release knob off a Heiland 2-cell. It was finished off with a replica Kobold clip.

    The King Sol was an absolute mess, which inspired the color scheme; I sanded the remaining chrome off and repainted it with VHT Wrinkle Plus paint. The rest followed quickly; it's a nice traditional design that feels new thanks to the colors and the wrinkle finish.

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    How did you get the textured black finish?


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    4 Days Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 1:49 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2042

    Wrinkle Paint!

    You can get it in a rattle can.
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    4 Days Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 2:29 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2043

    I even named the brand right in the post – VHT Wrinkle Plus.
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    4 Days Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 3:04 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2044

    Speaking of canons, here's one I picked up a few months ago and never posted anywhere. It's not quite finished and I'm not sure if it ever will be, I think I'll always go back and tweak things. Normally has a more green/cyan led but currently has one that's more on the blue side while I play around with colors.

    Obviously VERY Slothfurnace inspired, I saw his and fell in love with it so had to make my own version.

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    4 Days Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 3:24 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2045

    I hate you all so very much

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    4 Days Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 4:01 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2046

    Lutts said: View Post
    Speaking of canons, here's one I picked up a few months ago and never posted anywhere. It's not quite finished and I'm not sure if it ever will be, I think I'll always go back and tweak things. Normally has a more green/cyan led but currently has one that's more on the blue side while I play around with colors.

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    Nice!

    You know, I never like full TCSS sabers, but using their parts piecemeal with camera parts always works well.
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    4 Days Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 4:08 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2047

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    Nice!

    You know, I never like full TCSS sabers, but using their parts piecemeal with camera parts always works well.
    Me neither, too machined and simple for my liking. I do think they work quite well in this saber though and luckily all the parts I had lying around just kind of fit together. I do plan on chucking them in the lathe when I find time and adding some extra detail to them too.
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    4 Days Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 5:09 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2048



    1. Box o’ greeblies
    2. Greeblies, clamp cards, bubble strips, potential emitters
    3. 1/4” 20 pieces box (that’s the rod size used in the rod-assembly sabers I do
    4. flash bracket knobs, thumb screws, bulb release assemblies, d-rings, etc
    5. (see post 2040 above)
    6. King Sol flash
    7. Heiland endcap with D-ring
    8. Super 8 camera lens focus ring
    9. shower assembly piece
    10. pipe adapter
    11. Canon Sync/side flash/slave unit
    12. Leitz miniflash bulb socket
    13. Hex Heiland endcap
    14. TCSS emitter
    15. rando ebay Luke neck/emitter knock off
    16. emitter made from internal bulb socket cup from a flash and a metal flange from a shower kit
    17. poorly cast MPP shroud
    18. Letiz miniflash top part
    19. Heiland Synchronar bulb socket
    20. resin MK1 Grenade cast
    21. tapered ring bearing
    22. Peak flash clamp (with lots of greeblies)
    23. Roman Transistor replicas
    24. a gear
    25. Imitation Obi-Wan pommel
    26. Heiland 3 cell
    27. Heiland shroud, stubby and silver
    28. TCSS emitter
    29. Obi-Wan booster replica
    30. TCSS imitation booster
    31. TCSS emitter
    32. lower half of an old “Life 2-cell flash, greeblied clamp box and slide channel grips (refreshing this one)
    33. microscope neck
    34. Emitter made from Presslite flash neck, taped bearing wheel, and shower parts
    35. rando plumbing part
    36. two Canon Y endcaps held together with a 1/4” adapters
    37. Peak slave/side flash/sync unit
    38. Rando 2 cell flash… either
    39. Canon Y
    40. Walz flashgun 2 cell
    41. vintage Graflex lower with a Roman clamp
    42. Busch flash gun
    43. TCSS Graflex style emitter with thumbscrew button knobs, sliding door wheel emitter
    44. Graflite concept saber
    45. cut piece from an old rando Graflex replica, mini flashlight body inside
    46. upper body of mini flashlight
    47. pommel made from champagne stopper, Angus flash knob and super 8 camera lens body.
    48. pieces from a motorcycle grip
    49. Leitz miniflash upper body with a d-ring and Heiland flash bracket mounting piece
    50. Canon Y 3 cell lower body
    51. Rainer flash 2 cell lower body
    52. Tower 2 cell flash body
    53. TCSS grenade body
    54. Walz clamp
    55. 3d printed Mara Jade control box
    56. Heiland clamp
    57. champagne stopper cap
    58. Wannawanga clamp card
    59. Tower / Heiland clamp
    60. 1/4” flash extender
    61. Super 8 camera grip with a Roman Graflex clamp
    62. Roman clamp
    63. Lietz 3 cell flash with t-track and clamp card, and button knob added (mid refresh)
    64. Minicam clamp
    65. rando clamp
    66. Heiland clamp
    67. MP or Black series Anakin ROTS clamp band
    68. motorcycle grip
    69. Minicam flash
    70. Heiland 2 cell, minicam clamp, Heiland flash bracket bands, Heiland slave, Champagne stopper concept
    71. Minicam flash, 3D printed grips by AnubisGuard, Roman clamp (getting a refresh)







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    4 Days Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 5:11 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2049

    ^You might have too much time on your hands.
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    4 Days Ago  Jan 11, 2018, 6:21 PM - Re: Show your custom Lightsabers! #2050

    I’m super procrastinating on the work I have today... I had my kid hide the ps4 controllers before he went to school.

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