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    May 22, 2017, 12:15 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #326

    My booster is black oxide. My bearing has enamel paint.


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    May 24, 2017, 11:58 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #327

    I finally feel that I am able (worthy) to participate in this thread . I very much wish to thank Teecrooz for the opportunity to obtain a part I - honestly- never thought I'd get. A real balance pipe! It's a male, so it needs surgery, but that's not a bad problem to have. I, now, only need the grenade & the booster. Everything else is genuine real parts
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    Also, I've got to say how awesome Romans Obi-Wan is. Every time I get a new part, to replace one of his replicated parts, I'm blown away at how amazing his parts are. The quality of his parts, the weight, everything is perfect, & wonderfully built. For ANYONE out there who is looking for a perfect recreation of the ANH Obi-Wan lightsaber (in any configuration - i.e. new, old, whatever), don't hesitate to get a Romans!
    & now the hunt continues, for my remaining 2 missing pieces.
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    May 24, 2017, 3:31 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #328

    Nice Balance Pipe ... are you going to convert it yourself ... or send it to Romans? He did a great
    job on mine ... blackening and weathering the inner ring of holes after conversion :



    Cham
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    May 24, 2017, 3:36 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #329

    So is anyone up to this challenge or should I just award parfaitelumiere for his video's

    Cham

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...psk19urhhn.jpg

    Another glimpse on the main hero lightsaber on Obi-Wan's belt ... followed by this picture in which 'X' marks the spot or so it seems :

    http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...psyskqdadb.jpg

    ... and OB1 realizes his fate ... as he prepares to perform that what he's learned from his former master Qui-Gon Jinn :

    http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps3bp9rdvc.png

    ... to become one with the Force as Vader strikes him down ... who's left bedazzled as he tramps his foot on the empty robe :

    http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...psvyeq2dh5.png

    And what of the fait of OB1's lightsaber you'd ask? Now that's the real question ... where has it gone ... not in the Lucasfilm Archives as far as I'm aware .... it's disappeared ... most likely the maintenance crew on the Death Star disposed of it along with the other garbage ... before it went into lightspeed ... or something of the sorts storywise

    Now here's where I'd like to celebrate 40 years of this iconic lightsaber prop and as promised up the ante ... for those of you with already completed all vintage parts lightsabers ... I'd like you to use your imagination and in canon with the OT come up with a picture that solves the puzzle whatever happened to OB1's lightsaber within the STAR WARS story ... i.e. did Vader pick it up? You'll need to add parts of Vader's costume within the frame.

    Or for the second category you could show us an interesting picture where it's been kept all these years since filming ended in 1976 i.e. the attic of the late Sir Alec Guinness who received it as a souvenir now that Lucas had no use for the propsaber any longer after OB1's demise . . . or perhaps a picture of the several parts bins at Bapty's propshop where this weapon of a more civilized era was dismantled into it's real world components?

    Use your imagination whilest I contemplate a relevant and proper reward and you may enter and post 2 pictures at the most okay ... one for each category ... I propose when Episode VIII 'The Last Jedi' opens in theatres world wide I'll let all rpf-members decide and vote for the winners in each catergory in a seperate thread by means of their 'likes'

    Does this sound like a proper exciting challenge to celebrate 40 years of STAR WARS with interesting pictures of our collected vintage parts lightsabers?

    Cham

    P.S. Any suggestions for an applicable reward also welcome
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    May 24, 2017, 3:46 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #330

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Nice Balance Pipe ... are you going to convert it yourself ... or send it to Romans? He did a great
    job on mine ... blackening and weathering the inner ring of holes after conversion :

    http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...pslhrkbfke.png

    Cham
    I think I would trust only Roman to cut off my male bits.... Oh wait, that came out way naughty. What I meant to say was, the only one I would want to trim the male parts off my balance pipe is Roman... That don't help either.
    In all seriousness, I still need to contact Roman. I love that he blackened & weathered the inner ring! I was wondering how that would turn out. But seeing that, I'll definitely be contacting him now.


    PM incoming Roman
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    May 24, 2017, 3:59 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #331

    He did a real nice job on mine. So much so that I was initially confused about what the difference was between a male and a female... balance pipe, that is...



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    May 24, 2017, 6:43 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #332

    So as soon as I can figure out to upload my photobucket pics link I will post my current parts. Just need a better quality grenade for completion.

    I got my balance pipe from Roman and he had already had it "snipped" so I highly recommend his work (I also have his replicas). Chaim how did you darken the cleaned up face surface as mine is all shiny from the snip job.

    Pics to soon follow. Hopefully.
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    May 24, 2017, 7:22 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #333

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    So is anyone up to this challenge or should I just award parfaitelumiere for his video's

    Cham
    Ha didn't even see this til now.... what videos did he do?
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    May 24, 2017, 7:48 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #334

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    May 24, 2017, 8:02 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #335

    @DrkSideTndncies Roman darkened and weathered it previously before I became the new owner

    Photobucket is down and upgrading ... to something new ... why do service sites always tinker with their sites ... if it ain't broke don't fix it is my motto and it's served me well up till now

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    May 24, 2017, 10:51 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #336

    Hmmm. That's a bummer. I think he said something like he just tossed it into his fire pit or maybe fire place one night and let it burn.
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    May 25, 2017, 5:55 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #337

    @DrkSideTndncies You can ask @parfaitelumiere . . . he knows best

    Cham
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    May 25, 2017, 6:03 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #338

    Firing is my method, I think romans just added black paint on his when we bought the engine in 2013.
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    May 25, 2017, 7:10 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #339

    Tracking says my Balance pipe has arrived in the UK.
    Now to see how quick the customs service people at Heathrow get it passed through.
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    May 25, 2017, 2:57 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #340

    This is my current stock of parts for a full vintage Obi plus a couple of my other vintage parts that displayed with. The bottom pic is of a grenade I found owned by a U.K. collector, paid for, but never received due to "some unknown reason," I live in US.

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    My current grenade is way too far gone to be used as a part of a saber but it looks fine on display as is.
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    May 25, 2017, 6:51 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #341

    Nice. I do hope he refunded your investment for not shipping that grenade as a candle holder? Love the vintage clock as well and I see you have the flashhider too ... I wish I had too

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    May 25, 2017, 7:18 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #342

    Unfortunately I'm going through credit card company for a despute so I shall see. Pre ship pic showed that he did list it as clock parts but there's more to the story and I don't want to move this thread from it's original purpose to showcase vintage Obi sabers. PM me if want full details.

    Yes the booster with included FH and connector were a great score from a military collector for a great price. ����
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    May 25, 2017, 7:46 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #343



    @DrkSideTndncies May The Force Be With You ... Always
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    May 25, 2017, 11:11 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #344

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    hey wrong saber!
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    May 26, 2017, 1:44 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #345

    DrkSideTndncies said: View Post

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    My current grenade is way too far gone to be used as a part of a saber but it looks fine on display as is.
    You have other pictures, I think it comes from me, but different windvane, is it dated 1915?
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    May 26, 2017, 4:23 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #346

    Sym-Cha said: View Post



    Cham


    Sym-Cha your booster appears to have some letter stamping on the noisy-end. I can see what appears to be a capital L and a lower-case 3. I wonder if this is something that appears on all boosters. I would be interested to know if anyone has any information about letter stamping on Browning boosters. Maybe this is some kind of date-stamp? (can you tell I'm becoming a bit obsessed now).
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    May 26, 2017, 6:28 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #347

    scottjua said: View Post
    hey wrong saber!
    I know

    Cham
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    May 26, 2017, 6:28 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #348

    Seems more like a small crown, than a "3" IMHO
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    May 26, 2017, 6:35 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #349


    @userd1402 perhaps a Left and a Right booster? I don't know ask them blaster guys ... I'm quite more
    knowledgeable about lightsabers ... you know those weapons of a more civilized age

    Cham
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    May 26, 2017, 8:29 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #350

    parfaitelumiere said: View Post
    You have other pictures, I think it comes from me, but different windvane, is it dated 1915?
    I do. PM me about it if want more info as I don't want to derail this thread.

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