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    Jan 11, 2017, 12:26 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3201

    Ah, I guess I'll be trying the dremel method Kylash used. Thanks for that idea by the way!
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    Jan 11, 2017, 1:10 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3202

    SethS said: View Post
    Everything seen onscreen is filed. The Maz Box variant could have knurled, it's seen from the reverse side.
    So it's possible that it's also knurled in every scene where we don't see the saber... That's like 99% of the movie.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 2:06 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3203

    What's the consensus on the brass pins? Does the TFA saber have the early smooth pins or the later stepped version common in replicas?
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    Jan 11, 2017, 3:25 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3204

    Pixelpiper said: View Post
    So it's possible that it's also knurled in every scene where we don't see the saber... That's like 99% of the movie.
    Schrodinger's Knurling!
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    Jan 11, 2017, 6:25 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3205

    SethS said: View Post
    Schrodinger's Knurling!
    I think the same thing about most of these kinds of discussions. The ones where there's no decent source footage especially.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 8:28 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3206

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    I know the max box has been in question before. But I strongly believe the max box and wired saber are the same saber.

    So I'm figuring the max box saber has the brass eye as well

    Or at least that's what I hope!


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    I agree, i think the wired saber is indeed the Maz saber.
    I also think theres an fx shot floating around of Maz holding the same saber which also shows the brass eye.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 8:41 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3207

    this one?
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    Jan 11, 2017, 9:01 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3208

    This saber has the best of all 3 versions IMO. I love the original ANH, but I really like the grips and card on TFA. Not the biggest fan on the 2nd red button, or the missing beer tab on ESB, but this TFA version brings the ANH and ESB together. Part of me has been holding out to see if I can get a real graflex so I can make my romans graflex a TFA. Then I would sell my 2.0
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    Jan 11, 2017, 9:21 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3209






    Hard to tell if theyre the long or short grips.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 9:27 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3210

    i was going to say.... i think those are long grips
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    Jan 11, 2017, 9:27 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3211

    Yep that one is the hero


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    Jan 11, 2017, 9:35 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3212

    halliwax said: View Post
    i was going to say.... i think those are long grips
    Unfortunately its dark on that area and the saber is slightly moving which could give the illusion of being long.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 11:32 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3213

    Sorry but this is an incorrect statement. The Vader ROTJ has 7 grips, the Luke ESB has only 6:
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    Lichtbringer said: View Post
    The ROTJ Vader Saber had itīs bottom part from the ESB Luke saber, so please look here at the Vader d-ring (picked from another thread here):

    http://www.oohyeahzone.com/rpf/PB100095b.jpg
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    Jan 11, 2017, 11:48 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3214

    It had seven grips, but they were attached to a bottom drilled for 6. You can see the holes in some pictures. A lot of people think it could have been from an ESB saber that was later dressed up as a dueling stunt for ROTJ.
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    Jan 12, 2017, 12:29 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3215

    yep! and that snow saber has a few wonky grips that are misshapen, suggesting they may have cast track at the correct length in resin and really did a bad job

    and the glass eye being lathed down kind of....i like it. its something unique to the TFA saber that wasn't on the others.
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    Jan 12, 2017, 5:55 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3216

    halliwax said: View Post
    i think your right, i thought one saber used all tamper proof screws. but graflex bank only has 1 launch bay saber and that saber has the star screws
    Hmm, so the 2 are different for sure? I had not taken this into account

    Mind pinging me if it turns out they use different screws so I can update the Graflex Bank?
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    Jan 12, 2017, 9:32 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3217

    They look long to me, they go to the bottom, so I dont think this is the box saber.

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    Jan 12, 2017, 9:43 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3218

    Disneyland's Launch Bay has more traditional Torx or hex heads, with a darker hole, the Disneyworld Launchybay has shallower star shaped screws of some sort, much like the Visual Dictionary version. I can post pics when I get of bed and get to my computer
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    Jan 12, 2017, 10:10 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3219

    SethS said: View Post
    Disneyland's Launch Bay has more traditional Torx or hex heads, with a darker hole, the Disneyworld Launchybay has shallower star shaped screws of some sort, much like the Visual Dictionary version. I can post pics when I get of bed and get to my computer
    Oh boy, I guess now I get to figure out which is which in the gallery and label them accordingly! Looking at them now, there's one sideways, one standing up and one angled... Are there 3 or was one moved at some point?

    By the way, I've been meaning to ask - would a thread on the RPF sourcing information for the Graflex Bank be okay? I'm still pretty new on here, and there's lots of information I want to add that I haven't been able to find yet.
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    Jan 12, 2017, 10:21 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3220

    Disneyworld is sideways, Disneyland is standing up.
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    Jan 12, 2017, 10:24 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3221

    Kylash said: View Post
    Here's my solution for turning a vintage style glass eye to remove the knurling. This is from Roman's new graflex. I pushed it on to one of these new-fangled Dremel drums that expands when you pop it down. It was a tight fit but it worked. Just ran it along a file a few times and then sanded smooth.

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    That's ingenious.

    I did it old-country way with a metal file. It was pretty easy. Was done in about 10 minutes and it looks great.
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    Jan 12, 2017, 10:46 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3222

    I had my kid hold the glass eye above his head. I set a small file to it, and I just ran circles around him really fast for about 7 hours. It came out perfect.

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    Title said: View Post
    Oh boy, I guess now I get to figure out which is which in the gallery and label them accordingly! Looking at them now, there's one sideways, one standing up and one angled... Are there 3 or was one moved at some point?

    By the way, I've been meaning to ask - would a thread on the RPF sourcing information for the Graflex Bank be okay? I'm still pretty new on here, and there's lots of information I want to add that I haven't been able to find yet.
    Now that I look at your pics, they seem the same to me after all. ARRGGG!!!!

    When I was at Disneyland last week and saw it in person I could have sworn they were darker. Probably going again within the next month or so, I'll be sure to take pictures.
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    Jan 12, 2017, 10:49 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3223

    [QUOTE=SethS;4163656]I had my kid hold the glass eye above his head. I set a small file to it, and I just ran circles around him really fast for about 7 hours. It came out perfect.

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    Jan 12, 2017, 11:07 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3224

    Title said: View Post
    Oh boy, I guess now I get to figure out which is which in the gallery and label them accordingly! Looking at them now, there's one sideways, one standing up and one angled... Are there 3 or was one moved at some point?

    By the way, I've been meaning to ask - would a thread on the RPF sourcing information for the Graflex Bank be okay? I'm still pretty new on here, and there's lots of information I want to add that I haven't been able to find yet.
    I'm in the same boat, green to this stuff and am willing to learn.

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    Jan 12, 2017, 2:21 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #3225

    Title said: View Post
    Hmm, so the 2 are different for sure? I had not taken this into account

    Mind pinging me if it turns out they use different screws so I can update the Graflex Bank?
    i did not know you were the one behind the graflex bank. wicked awesome site, its one of my favorites! you know i wondered why no one covered any photos of the disneyland graflex? lol

    thank you for all the hard work that has gone into your site, i greatly appreciate it and use it all the time as reference!

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