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    Jan 15, 2017, 1:54 AM - The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #1

    UPDATE!

    The guide is now live on the front page of wannawanga!

    http://wannawanga.com/wp-content/upl...de.1.16.17.pdf

    +++++

    Original post:

    So if you're anything like me, you forget to bookmark pages, and you frequently have to go searching for information on this saber or that saber. For awhile I've been wishing there was a master thread or site that had all the information the RPF has come up with on lightsabers. Like Parts of Star Wars, but something lightly more updated than a geocites page.

    I decided to make my own wish come true. After doing the lightsaber tree I had all the photos and information at hand-- but what that chart lacked was the lore. I put all these things together and decided to make an all-inclusive, cover every OT saber ever guidebook that talks about the props, their history, their individual parts and accompany it all with the highest res bestest photos I could find.

    Before I go unleashing it to the world, I have shown it to some of the vets here for input, and now I'm hoping to sort of beta-test it with the rest of the RPF.

    See anything that needs correcting? Anything to fight over? Post it!

    I hope you all dig it:

    http://wannawanga.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SW_Lightsaber_Guide.1.16.17.pdf
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    Jan 15, 2017, 2:27 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #2

    Beautiful, just had a quick flip through got my reading for the next few nights now, will keep you posted. most interested in reading up about the shared stunt ROTJ (looking forward to Spirit of Ob1's run).
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    Jan 15, 2017, 2:50 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #3

    This is AWESOME. Very nice work. I've always been confused about the Luke/Obi shared stunt and when/where it was used, now it makes sense. It's nice to have all of this info compiled in one place.
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    Jan 15, 2017, 3:48 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #4

    I suddenly sensed great disturbance in the Force. It's as if a million prices just suddenly rose up and things... suddenly vanished.

    Also, besides some grammatical errors, this is pretty dope. And I'm not saying that because I was (to my surprise) mentioned in the book.
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    Jan 15, 2017, 3:57 AM - The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #5

    WOW!! So great!
    Print this as a book and I will carry it around like a bible! I am a true believer of the Force
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    Jan 15, 2017, 4:25 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #6

    Thanks guys!

    Already see I need to change the line about the V2 having even grenade rings after the new video...
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    Jan 15, 2017, 4:25 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #7

    Wow! That is all. (apart from Thank You).
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    Jan 15, 2017, 4:35 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #8

    PoopaPapaPalps said: View Post
    Also, besides some grammatical errors, this is pretty dope. And I'm not saying that because I was (to my surprise) mentioned in the book.
    I was really struggling with tenses-- speaking in past tense about how props were made vs. present tense as to how they appear when we look at them now.....
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    Jan 15, 2017, 4:47 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #9

    SethS said: View Post
    I was really struggling with tenses-- speaking in past tense about how props were made vs. present tense as to how they appear when we look at them now.....
    I can dig it but I mean things like this (the ROTJ Vader segment):

    Also crafted by Bies, it was built on top of a maglightflashlight to easily Vader unscrewing the cap to inspect thebatteries.
    There's also some other quibbles throughout, I'll have to go read it again to make a proper list, but it's pretty thorough. A couple things I'd add/adjust concern mostly the two ANH Stunts (semantics but you're striving for accuracy): in the ANH stunt segment, you refer to color on the neck as being "copper" to match the original, but copper is seen on the re-dressed Shared Stunt, the original was brass (as you know, I'm sure); in the Shared Stunt segment, there are two holes on either side of the clamp on the bottom (or rather, the top as the clamp is upside down) along with the scuff in the foil tape.

    And without getting too into it, the "Sail Barge" may be a hollow resin cast of the ANH stunt, possibly of same lineage to the "Artoo launcher", given the cast clamp and, well, it's hollowness. A surviving cast is glimpsed in the Discoveries from Inside the Vault clip.
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    Jan 15, 2017, 4:58 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #10

    Cool-- thank you-- I banged it out pretty quick and despite my working writer status I'm an insanely terrible typist. I think I have two sentences happening at once there.

    And don't get started on your bronze/copper/brown/orange niggling ;P

    ...I'll bust out the pantone color swatches if I have to!

    (even though you're correct)
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    Jan 15, 2017, 5:05 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #11

    It goes like this-- right?

    Obi-Wan's hero had a bronze neck, the stunts were mostly matte black to cut down on light bouncing during the duel. To approximate, the necks were hit with bronze, likely on top of the black (as we're noticing on the V2 right now!

    The V2 was scraped down to look how it looks.

    The V3's neck was painted copper, which the Yuma and close-up "hero" emulated.

    Right?
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    Jan 15, 2017, 5:11 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #12

    PoopaPapaPalps said: View Post
    in the Shared Stunt segment, there are two holes on either side of the clamp on the bottom (or rather, the top as the clamp is upside down) along with the scuff in the foil tape.
    I said " foil tape surrounds the clamp; a round hole is present below the oval slot and to the left of the square hole below it through the tape and clamp; a second hole, just in the tape, lies on the other side"

    I think we're saying the same thing? Minus the scuff part-- or is my description unclear? I THINK I'm describing what you're saying. I can't find the pic now, but it looked like one hole was just in the foil tape.

    Didn't realize the clamp was upside down-- thanks!


    PoopaPapaPalps said: View Post
    And without getting too into it, the "Sail Barge" may be a hollow resin cast of the ANH stunt, possibly of same lineage to the "Artoo launcher", given the cast clamp and, well, it's hollowness. A surviving cast is glimpsed in the Discoveries from Inside the Vault clip.
    I can be more general about it-- but I recall that from the video.

    What do you make of the pic on the V3/share stunt page in the bottom right. I included it cause it was rigged with blade for dueling, and the color looks Yuma-ish... but I'm just now seeing a very black booster section.
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    Jan 15, 2017, 5:30 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #13



    This might help?
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    Jan 15, 2017, 7:33 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #14

    Although I have seen many of these props at Skywalker Ranch over the years, I'm not qualified to comment on the accuracy of what's been written and documented.

    That said, I would like to say how grateful I am that you have taken the time and effort to compile this which I know - with the added input of the true guru's here - will result in a saber-bible long sought after.

    Thank you very much.

    MARK
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    Jan 15, 2017, 8:02 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #15

    This is a wonderful document to have, Thank you for putting it together and sharing.
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    Jan 15, 2017, 8:05 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #16

    Beyond Impressed, Thanks for Sharing this, a fantastic read through on my tablet and quick resource guide
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    Jan 15, 2017, 8:13 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #17

    That was awesome, thank you!
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    Jan 15, 2017, 8:34 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #18

    Awesome!!
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    Jan 15, 2017, 8:53 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #19

    Seth-
    Fantastic work. Thank you for your tremendous effort in bringing this to life.
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    Jan 15, 2017, 11:28 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #20

    Another pat on the back from me. Great work!

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Jan 15, 2017, 11:42 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #21

    Seth. All I can say is "Wow." This will definitely become THE reference bible.
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    Jan 15, 2017, 11:51 AM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #22

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    Jan 15, 2017, 12:02 PM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #23

    great work Seth, being a long time lurker on RPF, I thought I knew just about everything about lightsabers, but apparently not

    PS what is the story behind Brendon coming into procession of the originall/real V2? (just found the video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7adP0f6zgR4)
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    Jan 15, 2017, 12:27 PM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #24

    kirova said: View Post
    PS what is the story behind Brendon coming into procession of the originall/real V2? (just found the video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7adP0f6zgR4)
    That's old news... it was first revealed in 2015:

    https://youtu.be/RcRm_Ji05PA

    AFAIK, Brandon hasn't said how/when/from whom he acquired it.

    This is impressive work, Seth. And ambitious!
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    Jan 15, 2017, 12:34 PM - Re: The Ultimate Guide to Lightsabers eBook #25

    out standing work seth. like I've told you, this is a great tool for all of us. well organized and extremely detailed. this is a great go to for all first timers in the saber community! thank you for taking all the time, research and effort putting together such a great read.

    i know i will be suppling this to all the new timers looking for help!!

    outstanding work my friend! 2

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