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    2 Weeks Ago  Jul 31, 2017, 8:04 AM - Re: Nicksdad ROTJ "Hero" lightsaber show-off thread #51

    I have a really bad cast of the hero post production and theres a set screw buried in that hole in the nipple. I can even see the hex-allen socket


    also, I became one of the lucky peeps to get one of these too.. pics to come soon
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jul 31, 2017, 8:16 AM - Re: Nicksdad ROTJ "Hero" lightsaber show-off thread #52

    I drilled through and tapped for a set screw that mostly matched the diameter of the hole. The hole itself was slightly off center, not sure if thats a detail on the prop I missed

    I cut some circuit board that I thought looked awesome, off some equipment from a scanning electron microscope lab, and dropped it in without glue. The rails are actually copper shielding tape for guitar pickups. Super thin but very metallic looking.

    Black paint is high heat grill paint thats been heated up to cure, with a satin clear coat

    I also drilled an extra smaller hole in the nipple, at the base of the one already provided. that is a detail on my casting I wanted to replicate - best I can figure - this is the hole for the mounting rod.

    Aluminum blacked the inside of the nipple for "carbon scoring" too
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jul 31, 2017, 7:24 PM - Re: Nicksdad ROTJ "Hero" lightsaber show-off thread #53

    Beautiful job!
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 6, 2017, 8:46 AM - Re: Nicksdad ROTJ "Hero" lightsaber show-off thread #54

    Figured I would add mine into the mix. I found the time to finish it (pretty much). I tried copper foil tape for the box rails but didn't like how it was coming out so I purchased a 26 gauge copper sheet. I used a table vise to get the 90 degree bend then I cut it to the proper size.

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    1 Week Ago  Aug 7, 2017, 12:14 AM - Re: Nicksdad ROTJ "Hero" lightsaber show-off thread #55

    OUTSTANDING job!


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    Figured I would add mine into the mix. I found the time to finish it (pretty much). I tried copper foil tape for the box rails but didn't like how it was coming out so I purchased a 26 gauge copper sheet. I used a table vise to get the 90 degree bend then I cut it to the proper size.

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