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    Dec 22, 2016, 2:55 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3051

    So the question is, which style most closely resembles the grooves on a real Graflex clamp?
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    Dec 22, 2016, 5:15 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3052

    could the lines be laser engraved but not all the way through the metal?
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    Dec 22, 2016, 6:10 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3053

    laszlo said: View Post
    could the lines be laser engraved but not all the way through the metal?
    these photos here lets me they are hollow, but could possibly engraved. i just ordered the cut covers from roy, that way if theres any official news i have each cover. gotta cover all your bases! see what i did there?! lol



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    Dec 22, 2016, 9:07 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3054

    Just ordered one!


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    Dec 23, 2016, 8:52 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3055

    I personally feel the cut grooves are more accurate and am very happy that Roy has now offered us the choice!


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    Dec 23, 2016, 5:47 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3056

    Even though a Graflex clamp has pressed grooves I do like the look of the cut outs as it adds depth.

    as we all have seen form time to time, sometimes replicating a prop can also be about making it better

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    Dec 25, 2016, 11:31 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3057

    This thread is amazing and I'm slowly but surely getting my TFA vintage graflex saber together... What's the current opinion of the most accurate clamp card / edge connector available at the moment?
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    Dec 25, 2016, 11:36 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3058

    pezzletism said: View Post
    This thread is amazing and I'm slowly but surely getting my TFA vintage graflex saber together... What's the current opinion of the most accurate clamp card / edge connector available at the moment?
    It depends on which version you want. Roy has both the Disney Launch Bay version and the Screen accurate clear version. I got mine from him and I am very happy with it, and now I just need a Graflex lol. Sloth furnace has some clamp cards as well. I think his soldering/gold detail is better, but the plastic is not as clear and therefore not as accurate. If he makes them in better plastic in the future that would be your best bet, but for now, wanna wanga all the way.


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    Dec 26, 2016, 2:30 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3059

    Hey guys, i was keeping up with this thread for some time awhile ago but missed quite a bit over the last couple of months.

    Anyhow, i was just wondering if there was anu consensus regarding the grip screws/rivets on the screen used saber?

    I took a ride over to Disney's launch bay over the weekend and I can definitely confirm that the saber on display does have the star shaped slot screws...but dont know if this translates to the screen used saber as well.





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    Dec 26, 2016, 5:37 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3060

    I personally think the Mas saber has the screws.
    I see the facets and there is no dark spot in the middle where the rivet post would fall out once flattened.
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    Dec 26, 2016, 12:28 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3061

    Has the saber at the end when Rey holds it out been identified? Is it the Mas or the Finn hero with the turned down glass eye?


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    Dec 26, 2016, 6:35 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3062

    elr02k said: View Post
    Has the saber at the end when Rey holds it out been identified? Is it the Mas or the Finn hero with the turned down glass eye?


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    I think its the Finn/Rey version. http://graflexbank.com/viigallery.html


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    Dec 26, 2016, 9:48 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3063

    Kenzie C01 said: View Post
    I think its the Finn/Rey version. http://graflexbank.com/viigallery.html


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    Awesome thank you


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    Dec 26, 2016, 10:00 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3064

    elr02k said: View Post
    Has the saber at the end when Rey holds it out been identified? Is it the Mas or the Finn hero with the turned down glass eye?


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    Kenzie C01 said: View Post
    I think its the Finn/Rey version. http://graflexbank.com/viigallery.html


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    i think so too, i call this the long grip version.

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    DARTH SABER said: View Post
    Hey guys, i was keeping up with this thread for some time awhile ago but missed quite a bit over the last couple of months.

    Anyhow, i was just wondering if there was anu consensus regarding the grip screws/rivets on the screen used saber?

    I took a ride over to Disney's launch bay over the weekend and I can definitely confirm that the saber on display does have the star shaped slot screws...but dont know if this translates to the screen used saber as well.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psm4xrxfvu.jpg


    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psswwlwqvm.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psku2qbkix.jpg
    thank you for sharing these pictures. do you have any more of this saber? maybe closer to the end profile of the grips? i am so back and forth over the grooves in the clamp cover... these pictures look like they are etched in to me.. lol i love this stuff but it drives me nuts!
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    Dec 26, 2016, 11:44 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3065

    These are the only other ones i have-








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    Dec 27, 2016, 7:10 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3066

    Beautiful pictures!


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    Dec 27, 2016, 7:32 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3067

    Just for fun (on a very sad day) I tried to match the light of Maz Kanatas castle and took some photos of my Graflex.
    The clamp cover on my clamp has cut grooves. I think it looks pretty good, but it's no perfect match to the one on screen. I don't know whether that is because the lighting is different or whether mine is a bit thicker or they used a stamped one in the movie. I'm happy with it, though...

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    Here is another one that is much closer. The look of the grooves varies vastly, depending on the lighting.

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    Dec 28, 2016, 6:32 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3068

    towelkeeper said: View Post
    Just for fun (on a very sad day) I tried to match the light of Maz Kanatas castle and took some photos of my Graflex.
    The clamp cover on my clamp has cut grooves. I think it looks pretty good, but it's no perfect match to the one on screen. I don't know whether that is because the lighting is different or whether mine is a bit thicker or they used a stamped one in the movie. I'm happy with it, though...

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    Here is another one that is much closer. The look of the grooves varies vastly, depending on the lighting.

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    There's also the fact that it also uses different lenses etc
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    Dec 28, 2016, 9:29 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3069

    What's the thread pattern on the slotted screw above the glass eye? I got my adapter and blade plug in yesterday, and would like to set the plug temporarily until my replica flash arrives next month.
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    Dec 28, 2016, 10:44 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3070

    scifiwolf said: View Post
    What's the thread pattern on the slotted screw above the glass eye? I got my adapter and blade plug in yesterday, and would like to set the plug temporarily until my replica flash arrives next month.
    On the 2.0 it is 4/40. I assume its the same the adapter?


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    Dec 28, 2016, 10:50 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3071

    No, it's the KR Sabers adapter which came with a blade plug. Similar to the Solo's Hold adapter, it's designed to replicate the vintage bulb hardware (so the thread pattern should match a vintage). Until my flash shows up, I'd like to just get a screw at the hardware store to lock down the blade plug in the adapter.

    EDIT: It's a #4-40. Thanks!
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    Dec 28, 2016, 1:47 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3072

    Thinking of an idealized (aka frankenstein) saber myself. ANH glass eye & tabbed red button, ESB clamp card, grip size/positions, ESB Kobold/ring, TFA screws in grips (6-lobed torx/torx+ or 5-lobed "penta-lobed" style). Now I'm just trying to decide whether I cover up the Graflex logo on the clamp or not.
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    Dec 28, 2016, 1:52 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3073

    Pixelpiper said: View Post
    Thinking of an idealized (aka frankenstein) saber myself. ANH glass eye & tabbed red button, ESB clamp card, grip size/positions, ESB Kobold/ring, TFA screws in grips (6-lobed torx/torx+ or 5-lobed "penta-lobed" style). Now I'm just trying to decide whether I cover up the Graflex logo on the clamp or not.
    Oddly enough, I've contemplated a similar idea. I really like the exposed Graflex logo on the clamp and bottom. I kinda wish they didn't cover it up for TFA, but I understand why.

    Unfortunately I'm not sure my OCD would be satisfied with a less than accurate representation of the saber. Still... it is tempting.


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    Dec 28, 2016, 2:11 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3074

    Kbuckne4 said: View Post
    Unfortunately I'm not sure my OCD would be satisfied with a less than accurate representation of the saber. Still... it is tempting.
    My intention has been to have only a single "Luke" Graflex saber and the first plan was straight-up ESB with two red buttons, no tab, six grips, etc. But now looking at what's been changed/done for TFA, part of me wants that little ANH character/homage there as well. I can't bring myself to cover up the entire clamp on Roman's excellent replica, so at most it's a choice of whether to use some mylar or similar metallized tape to cover only the logo. I don't intend to cover the bottom on this saber nor the ROTJ Vader I plan to use the second Graflex replica for.
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    Dec 28, 2016, 2:26 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3075

    Pixelpiper said: View Post
    My intention has been to have only a single "Luke" Graflex saber and the first plan was straight-up ESB with two red buttons, no tab, six grips, etc. But now looking at what's been changed/done for TFA, part of me wants that little ANH character/homage there as well. I can't bring myself to cover up the entire clamp on Roman's excellent replica, so at most it's a choice of whether to use some mylar or similar metallized tape to cover only the logo. I don't intend to cover the bottom on this saber nor the ROTJ Vader I plan to use the second Graflex replica for.
    I definitely dig that! I'd love to see some pics when you finish it! It is hard to settle for just one saber and it's very expensive to build more than one. Plus it could end up changing some in Episode VIII anyway. Might as well be happy with something that honors the legacy as well as the craftsman ship that goes into making these beautiful pieces.


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