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    Nov 19, 2015, 1:45 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #951

    slothfurnace said: View Post
    From what I can tell, I need to make a new clampcard layout with slightly thinner traces on the right side of the rounded thick traces for a TFA clampcard. Here's a question, what should go on the other side? Anything?

    My ROTJ V2 cards have the ESB squared trace layout on the other side. I suppose I could just not put anything on the opposite side of the TFA card...

    Assuming those photos are legit, I could have a batch of TFA cards ready within 3 weeks or so.

    Do we think they're all gold? or do we see any silver traces on there?
    I'd say do the ESB again. Convenient for those who might want to swap parts around every once in a while
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    Nov 19, 2015, 1:46 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #952

    killrmonkey said: View Post
    Considering this, I wouldnt put anything on the opposite side, you'd see through it.
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    Nov 19, 2015, 2:05 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #953

    Dr Talyn said: View Post
    Considering this, I wouldnt put anything on the opposite side, you'd see through it.
    The fiberglass substrate my cards are made with also is slightly translucent such as that photo, and from what I can tell, the thin traces are silvered. Not a big deal, just things to note.

    If I do put anything on the back, it will be the rounded ESB with thin trace version, I'll have t o find good shots of that. If, in fact, the ESB rounded layout is identical to the TFA rounded layout, then I'll not put anything on the back, and the same card can be used for both saber builds.
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    Nov 19, 2015, 2:07 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #954

    slothfurnace said: View Post
    From what I can tell, I need to make a new clampcard layout with slightly thinner traces on the right side of the rounded thick traces for a TFA clampcard. Here's a question, what should go on the other side? Anything?

    My ROTJ V2 cards have the ESB squared trace layout on the other side. I suppose I could just not put anything on the opposite side of the TFA card...

    Assuming those photos are legit, I could have a batch of TFA cards ready within 3 weeks or so.

    Do we think they're all gold? or do we see any silver traces on there?


    TFA one side. ESB on the other
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    Nov 19, 2015, 3:16 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #955

    Lol and here's me who just bought a clamp card from you slothfurnace... Hahah
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    Nov 19, 2015, 3:21 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #956

    Has anyone ordered a blade socket from the graflex shop recently? I placed an order on their site but haven't gotten a confirmation and they haven't responded to any emails.
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    Nov 19, 2015, 4:31 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #957

    slothfurnace said: View Post
    From what I can tell, I need to make a new clampcard layout with slightly thinner traces on the right side of the rounded thick traces for a TFA clampcard. Here's a question, what should go on the other side? Anything?

    My ROTJ V2 cards have the ESB squared trace layout on the other side. I suppose I could just not put anything on the opposite side of the TFA card...

    Assuming those photos are legit, I could have a batch of TFA cards ready within 3 weeks or so.

    Do we think they're all gold? or do we see any silver traces on there?
    you can put me down for 2 cards!
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    Nov 19, 2015, 5:09 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #958

    This was just posted on Twitter via the official Star Wars account

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    https://twitter.com/starwars/status/667477488021409792
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    Nov 19, 2015, 5:17 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #959

    It's like some unholy amalgamation of the ANH, ESB, and ROTS sabers.
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    Nov 19, 2015, 5:19 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #960

    Yeah its only concept art, but I thought it was pretty interesting if not necessarily aesthetically pleasing.
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    Nov 19, 2015, 5:24 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #961

    Thank god we didnt get that, imagine the uproar.
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    Nov 19, 2015, 5:54 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #962

    KhalDrogo said: View Post
    This was just posted on Twitter via the official Star Wars account

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    That's so weird!! The button recessed like a glass eye is fascinating. I kind of like it as a curiosity but I'm glad they did go the Graflex route.
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    Nov 19, 2015, 6:07 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #963

    KhalDrogo said: View Post
    This was just posted on Twitter via the official Star Wars account

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    https://twitter.com/starwars/status/667477488021409792
    That is from Gallery1988's "Art Awakens" show... I believe it's an oil painting that wasn't well researched, heh.
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    Nov 19, 2015, 6:09 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #964

    slothfurnace said: View Post
    The fiberglass substrate my cards are made with also is slightly translucent such as that photo, and from what I can tell, the thin traces are silvered. Not a big deal, just things to note.

    If I do put anything on the back, it will be the rounded ESB with thin trace version, I'll have t o find good shots of that. If, in fact, the ESB rounded layout is identical to the TFA rounded layout, then I'll not put anything on the back, and the same card can be used for both saber builds.
    The only card we have from ESB is on the Skywalker Ranch saber. I think it's been matched with ones on Promo shots (with where they cut the board in relation to the traces on the ends) and it has rectangular leads. They can look a little rounded because of the transition to the thin silver fingers but they're most definitely not like the ones in TFA

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    Nov 19, 2015, 7:39 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #965

    thd9791 said: View Post
    The only card we have from ESB is on the Skywalker Ranch saber. I think it's been matched with ones on Promo shots (with where they cut the board in relation to the traces on the ends) and it has rectangular leads. They can look a little rounded because of the transition to the thin silver fingers but they're most definitely not like the ones in TFA

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    Well, I will defer to consensus of experts before I send the layouts to be manufactured, but if you all have been happy with the quality of the cards I have been providing, I'd be happy to provide the TFA card for the community.

    Right now, my plans are:

    Card A: ROTJ V2 side 1; ESB Square thick trace side 2
    Card B: TFA Rounded thick trace, right side offset thin trace side 1; To Be Determined Side 2
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    Nov 19, 2015, 8:51 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #966

    So, I'm seeing two different grip profiles on the saber in Wired and the saber at Disney. The Disney saber looks to have Gino/Roy style grips. But the grips on the Wired saber look like those from Blast-Tech or TFX

    Anyone else see what I'm seeing?
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    Nov 19, 2015, 9:16 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #967

    Have visual dictionary photoshoots ever been definitive? I had a bunch growing up, but feel like I always thought things looked off to me. Like they're usually stunt props or castings vs. hero versions. If the Wired photos are from the Visual Dictionary, then it wouldn't surprise me if it had inaccuracies, or was just "close enough." Hopefully when the movie comes out we wont be too distracted staring at the saber, that we miss out on the movie
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    Nov 19, 2015, 9:23 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #968

    veektohr said: View Post
    Have visual dictionary photoshoots ever been definitive? I had a bunch growing up, but feel like I always thought things looked off to me. Like they're usually stunt props or castings vs. hero versions. If the Wired photos are from the Visual Dictionary, then it wouldn't surprise me if it had inaccuracies, or was just "close enough." Hopefully when the movie comes out we wont be too distracted staring at the saber, that we miss out on the movie
    Based on what I'm seeing, it's the opposite this time. The photos used for the VD actually are of the hero props instead of stunt props and replicas
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    Nov 19, 2015, 9:29 PM - That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #969

    Hopefully because they know we're the type to kill for some solid references of stuff haha
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    Nov 19, 2015, 10:43 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #970

    AgentOfShield said: View Post
    Hopefully because they know we're the type to kill for some solid references of stuff haha
    If we had our way the Visual Dictionaries would be more like Encyclopedia Britannica, with a whole volume for each prop
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    Nov 19, 2015, 11:10 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #971

    I had a thought that the reason why the plating on the Wired saber has a bit more of a gold tone could be because it's off of an Icons saber.

    Dan
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    Nov 19, 2015, 11:20 PM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #972

    Anakin Starkiller said: View Post
    So, I'm seeing two different grip profiles on the saber in Wired and the saber at Disney. The Disney saber looks to have Gino/Roy style grips. But the grips on the Wired saber look like those from Blast-Tech or TFX

    Anyone else see what I'm seeing?
    Yeah, I commented on it on post #871
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    Nov 20, 2015, 12:01 AM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #973

    Here's the thing, we have heard several times that several Graflex flash units were bought from a member or members of the RPF for use in TFA. What is not commonly stated is that most likely, these flash units were already converted to look like the Graflex based lightsabers from the movies before being purchased. Even if they were all ESB style, we all know that not every one of them will be decked out exactly the same. My guess? The prop wranglers for TFA just used what was on hand, interchangeably, not caring about the little differences between each build. That said, these Graflex lightsaber props that are at the various Disney Parks and what is being used for the new visual dictionary and what was used in the TFA movie could all be the ones bought from RPF members. Who's to know? Who's to say? That's my theory though and it helps explain why they differ.
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    Nov 20, 2015, 12:15 AM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #974

    I think the grip hex screws are close to this:

    http://us.misumi-ec.com/vona2/detail/110302280540/
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    Nov 20, 2015, 12:19 AM - Re: That's a Graflex, right (Force Awakens teaser trailer #2)? #975

    The exhibit had a TON of replicas on display - there was a whole room of OT studio scale models, none of which were screen-used. There were even some other lightsaber replicas on display. It's very possible that this was created especially for the exhibit.

    However, the other TFA props all seemed screen used, so....

    Jason

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