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    Apr 9, 2016, 1:58 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2276

    Spyhunter2k said: View Post
    I'm DEFINITELY seeing hex screws in these shots. You can make out the outline of the hexagon-shaped indentations pretty clearly.
    Holy cow! I think you're right! You can especially see it in that first picture.
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    Apr 9, 2016, 2:36 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2277

    MCM said: View Post
    Holy cow! I think you're right! You can especially see it in that first picture.
    I don't agree. The blurry shadows and light make the holes look hexagonal. Well, you can see in it whatever you want. I stick to 3mm rivets.
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    Apr 9, 2016, 4:46 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2278

    Same here - I think people want rivets sooo bad - but it sure looks like hex
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    Apr 9, 2016, 5:08 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2279

    roygilsing said: View Post
    I don't agree. The blurry shadows and light make the holes look hexagonal. Well, you can see in it whatever you want. I stick to 3mm rivets.
    My contact who worked on the props for the film confirmed when I asked yesterday: "Old school. Rivets." I consider my source very reliable, so for what it's worth, I'm with you.
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    Apr 9, 2016, 5:44 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2280

    They had several Graflex flash sabers in the movie. It's quite possible that at least one of them did have rivets in the grips... but considering all the other Graflex differences popping up from scene to scene, it's not hard for me to believe that it's also quite possible that at least one had screws in the grips instead of rivets.

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    Apr 9, 2016, 5:56 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2281

    A) Logically I can't see why some would have rivets and others screws. I'd think there'd be some organized assembly protocol in the prop dept?
    B) I see the hex hole, but I also think it's a trick of the light. The domes of the fasteners don't appear tall enough for STANDARD hex screws.
    C) BUT there were those weird flat hex screws used in the Launch Bay sabers. They seem to be a weird, oddball item, but...I wonder if it's something like this: http://www.theinsertcompany.com/flat..._stainless.php
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    Apr 9, 2016, 6:09 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2282

    JJ Griffin said: View Post
    My contact who worked on the props for the film confirmed when I asked yesterday: "Old school. Rivets." I consider my source very reliable, so for what it's worth, I'm with you.
    Incredible! Why don't you invite your contact to this thread, so he (or she?) can answer a bazillion questions?!!
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    Apr 9, 2016, 6:15 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2283

    Here's one of the Target Exclusive vids on weapons.

    videoshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rit9p4oOub4
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    Apr 9, 2016, 7:01 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2284



    Aha! I see a clamp cover on his workbench!


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    Apr 9, 2016, 7:05 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2285



    And here's a view on the wonky textile covered foam grips.


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    Apr 9, 2016, 8:53 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2286

    The diameter of the saber blade here is larger than I expected... looks large than 1-inch at least.
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    Apr 9, 2016, 9:12 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2287

    I can see a hex outline in the top rivet in that pic as well--not just the middle--and possibly the bottom. The odds of a "trick of the light" causing a round hole to look, not just like something else, but very much like the other suspected fastener type, and occur not just in one spot but affect the appearance of several fasteners that are attached in a curved plane...I mean, what are the odds of that?
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    Apr 9, 2016, 9:16 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2288

    roygilsing said: View Post
    Incredible! Why don't you invite your contact to this thread, so he (or she?) can answer a bazillion questions?!!
    I really do wish I could. But two things prevent it:

    1) they are currently working on the production of the new films, so they're quite busy
    2) they are currently working on the production of the new films, so it could cost them their job

    I really, really wish I could share more details or proof but it's an amazing opportunity to be able to work on the props and vehicles for these new movies and I don't want to risk costing anyone that kind of opportunity (or their livelihood).

    Of course, no one need believe me! I know I'm just a relative newcomer (especially to Star Wars stuff) shooting my mouth off on the internet. I just wanted to add in my two cents and others are welcome to accept or ignore it as they see fit
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    Apr 9, 2016, 9:59 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2289

    Looks like the dueling sabers were made from a solid tube made to look like a Graflex and not an actual Graflex.
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    Apr 9, 2016, 10:03 AM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2290

    James Kenobi 1138 said: View Post
    Looks like the dueling sabers were made from a solid tube made to look like a Graflex and not an actual Graflex.
    And it looks like one of those solid tube sabers has the word "Hero" written on it. Yeah, they're srewin' with us.
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    Apr 9, 2016, 2:37 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2291

    cayman shen said: View Post
    A) Logically I can't see why some would have rivets and others screws. I'd think there'd be some organized assembly protocol in the prop dept?
    B) I see the hex hole, but I also think it's a trick of the light. The domes of the fasteners don't appear tall enough for STANDARD hex screws.
    C) BUT there were those weird flat hex screws used in the Launch Bay sabers. They seem to be a weird, oddball item, but...I wonder if it's something like this: http://www.theinsertcompany.com/flat..._stainless.php
    You are assuming that the people responsible for said props and giving them the "ok" are as logical thinking and as caring about such details as most of the people posting in this thread. Everything we have seen so far shows that they are not, lol.

    That's a cool looking screw head and I think a similar head may be what is on the grip screws on the Maz chest saber... if it isn't rivets that is.
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    Apr 9, 2016, 4:07 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2292

    lol you know what i love, for how many months have we been dying for the bluray to finally answer questions? bluray is released and we are STILL arguing over rivets vs screws (hex screws now) lol this has to be a RPF tradition

    I'm probably going to stick with rivets, this is like the whole, the dress is blue not green thing awhile back lol

    love that work bench pic roy!
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    Apr 9, 2016, 4:20 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2293

    We can get hex screws and drill/strip the hex out to make it a circle and give it the rivet look ?!
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    Apr 9, 2016, 4:22 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2294

    so I'm sitting here staring at the workbench picture roy posted and i just keep thinking... who is the guy and in the picture and does he know of therpf?! could you imagine if we could find him!?
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    Apr 9, 2016, 6:17 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2295

    halliwax said: View Post
    so I'm sitting here staring at the workbench picture roy posted and i just keep thinking... who is the guy and in the picture and does he know of therpf?! could you imagine if we could find him!?
    10 bucks says he's on the RPF already
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    Apr 9, 2016, 6:19 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2296

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    10 bucks says he's on the RPF already
    omg that would be too perfect...
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    Apr 9, 2016, 6:42 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2297

    Enlarge his laptop screen... maybe you will see the RPF homepage!
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    Apr 9, 2016, 6:55 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2298

    Are my eyes doing tricks on me or do I see T-bar strips where they should not be in this photo?

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    Apr 9, 2016, 7:03 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2299

    Perhaps he works nearby
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    Apr 9, 2016, 7:10 PM - Re: TFA Graflex Research (That's a Graflex, right? Force Awakens teaser trailer #2) #2300

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    Are my eyes doing tricks on me or do I see T-bar strips where they should not be in this photo?

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    Pretty sure it's just a reflection / trick of the light:

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