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    May 10, 2017, 12:21 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #251

    jarradfx said: View Post
    unfortunately there wasn't an info card or anything
    Here ya go!....

    Stanley Keith Pearl made this piece, titled 'Trench art kitchen scoop : Sapper S K Pearl, 5 Field Company Engineers, AIF', in Picardie, Somme, France in July 1917.

    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RELAWM14151/

    Thank you for the photos!
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    May 10, 2017, 1:01 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #252

    That's awesome! Likely the first instance of a Hales rifle grenade being used in a sculpture comprised of found objects, and as a handle no less! Not unlike the beloved lightsaber prop to come 60 years later.
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    May 10, 2017, 7:16 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #253

    Ridire Firean said: View Post
    Here ya go!....

    Stanley Keith Pearl made this piece, titled 'Trench art kitchen scoop : Sapper S K Pearl, 5 Field Company Engineers, AIF', in Picardie, Somme, France in July 1917.

    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RELAWM14151/

    Thank you for the photos!
    Well I'll be damned! I didn't even think to check their website, so thank you for that!
    I put my genuine Graflex clamp up for sale, but I think for this saber sake, I will keep it in hopes that I can one day build one from all vintage parts!
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    May 10, 2017, 7:56 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #254

    Hi. Would it be impolite to ask on this particular thread if anyone is interested in selling an original parts Obi-Wan ANH saber?

    I own a original parts Luke ANH saber (exhaustive research here to confirm: http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=144206), so I do have some idea of whats involved, and understand the cost.

    Thanks

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    May 10, 2017, 9:17 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #255

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    Hi. Would it be impolite to ask on this particular thread if anyone is interested in selling an original parts Obi-Wan ANH saber?

    I own a original parts Luke ANH saber (exhaustive research here to confirm: http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=144206), so I do have some idea of whats involved, and understand the cost.

    Thanks

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    Short answer...yes
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    May 10, 2017, 10:02 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #256

    Wow. A sale?!
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    May 10, 2017, 10:39 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #257

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    Wow. A sale?!
    I am 100% certain that Markus was answering the question, and not offering to sell his.

    @fezfox, I know you are new here, but WTB threads are not allowed in the main forum. You have to post in the Classified>WTB section of the forum. Best of luck on your search! !
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    May 10, 2017, 11:05 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #258

    @teecrooz. Thanks for gentle admonishment. I found the WTB section after posting - my bad. Apologies for breaking protocol. You guys rock.
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    May 10, 2017, 11:13 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #259

    I cant imagine what it would take to get me to part with my Obi saber. After recently posting pics of it on Instagram, I received a serious offer of a pretty decent amount and I turned it down. For me its not so much about the money, but the likelihood that I'll ever find these parts again.
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    May 10, 2017, 11:18 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #260

    Yep, I got offered to purchase mine too, but I countered with a stupid price. It's just gonna be nearly impossible to amass that amount of luck again.
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    May 10, 2017, 11:34 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #261

    Can't imagine being happy just throwing money at the problem in one fell swoop. What would be the fun in that? It's all about finding and acquiring the various bits.

    And figuring out how to make the bloody things fit together right. :-/

    The real reward is in the quest, I think.

    Which of course, will likely make disposition your kids or spouses problem. Because, what would it take, exactly, to give up all that accomplishment...???


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    May 10, 2017, 2:12 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #262

    I sense a new direction in this thread.

    "So what would it take...?"
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    May 10, 2017, 2:59 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #263

    Panaflex said: View Post
    I sense a new direction in this thread.

    "So what would it take...?"
    A *lot*... and maybe even then maybe not....
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    May 10, 2017, 6:07 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #264


    @fezfox ... welcome aboard ... indeed finding and tracking down vintage parts is half the fun ... and with that interlude ... I suggest we return and stay on target, yes?

    Cham
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    May 10, 2017, 7:01 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #265

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    http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...psc10zhzan.png
    @fezfox ... welcome aboard ... indeed finding and tracking down vintage parts is half the fun ... and with that interlude ... I suggest we return and stay on target, yes?

    Cham
    Sorry Chaim, didn't mean to derail anything here. It just struck me as funny.
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    May 10, 2017, 7:10 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #266

    Okay, how about this? Comparing my corroded example to the chrome perfection I received from Roman, I find I personally value originality above mere beauty.

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    Not that I would ever kick beauty out of bed...

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    I now know what it looks like after you flip the cubes. :-)

    Interestingly, while my Roman handwheel is transparent yellow under all that chrome, my more conventional vintage handwheel is black plastic. And I noticed that others are white plastic under there. I guess it goes to figure that AS would have used whatever color plastic was convenient at the time for the handwheels they were going to chrome anyway.
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    May 11, 2017, 5:21 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #267

    I'd say ... that's the most weathered vintage OB1 pommel I've seen in a long time ...

    Cham
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    May 11, 2017, 7:05 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #268

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    @ataru72ita ... hi Alberto ... sorry mate I totally overlooked your post ... please do post some pictures of your OB1 saber, please

    Cham
    Here You go, converted male pipe:

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    Grenade and HS Handwheel:

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    The Exacta TI Calc and transistors:

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    original 3 Cell Graflex courtesy of Mugatu:

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    still in need of a real booster, but I have a spare grenade to trade in my sleeve for that purpose!

    Regards,

    Alberto
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    May 11, 2017, 7:09 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #269

    Yeah, although the pattern is really cool. :-)

    And it doesn't look that - dramatic - in normal lighting. But I'd still like to get an original finish correct example in much better shape for my Obi Wan.

    And, of course, there is the little matter of a booster...

    Too bad all the interesting bits & pieces are all on the wrong side of the water from me.



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    May 11, 2017, 7:11 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #270

    Great vintage parts Alberto thanks for adding and welcome aboard ... Post a picture of that spare grenade too if you will, please?

    @Fusion ... go get yourself a nice wool jedi robe and nobody will see the difference once your OB1 lightsaber is on your belt clip


    (Picture taken by Alexander Meter on B/W negative film with a real G R A F L E X Graphic Crown Special 4 x 5" camera Cham Murzan)

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    May 11, 2017, 9:36 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #271

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    I prefer the old one!

    I had two original andwheels in the past, one perfect chromed, and one damaged, with small dots and white spots, of course I kept the second one!
    I traded the first one with no mercy.
    I was much sade to let go the second one, on my complete vintage saber, but needed money to buy the house.



    Both were gray plastic handwheels.
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    May 11, 2017, 6:23 PM - The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #272



    Here's what I go so far, with a Washer/transistor set coming from ParfaiteLumiere. They being said Chaim knows the problems I've been having with bubble strips so I'm terrified to even breathe on the Exactra. No progress is being lined up for this as I need to build up funds as well.
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    May 11, 2017, 6:49 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #273

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    May 11, 2017, 11:06 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #274

    Please know I ask this with comradery, playfulness, and great fondness at heart.

    Is anyone else seeing what I'm seeing?....

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    May 12, 2017, 8:29 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #275





    Above pictures of another display of grenades in a WW1 Museum ... alas, all I can only see is potential lightsabers nowadays

    Cham
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