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    Nov 23, 2017, 12:33 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #726

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    The twins are home ! They’ve had a bath, now for some TLC after years of not being appreciated

    Welcome to your new home
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    I had to have a set plated twice. The first time... something may have gotten underneath the plating or it was a bad job, but it started flaking off from a bump on them. Second time around it worked great. I forget the contact I used, it was somewhere out west.

    beautiful find! that's how it's supposed to be, finding things in the wild!
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    Nov 23, 2017, 1:43 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #727

    DrkSideTndncies said: View Post
    @Bengrim09

    Well if you happen to find more...
    If I find more this is the first place I will be offering them, for builders only not for someone to sell on and rip people off ( inflated prices just pi$$es me off )
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    Nov 23, 2017, 1:48 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #728

    thd9791 said: View Post
    I had to have a set plated twice. The first time... something may have gotten underneath the plating or it was a bad job, but it started flaking off from a bump on them. Second time around it worked great. I forget the contact I used, it was somewhere out west.

    beautiful find! that's how it's supposed to be, finding things in the wild!
    There is a local place near me that does chrome plating, I’m going to get some prices over the next few days and hopefully I will have my first items for my first all original parts saber ( bank balance willing )
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    Nov 23, 2017, 3:41 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #729

    I passed along one I had that was untouched but now wish I still had it. I want the original part sitting on my shelf.

    There’s a plastic chromer here in CO near me and it would be $75 to do the entire part, as an idea of what it could cost.
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    Nov 24, 2017, 2:32 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #730

    In a bit of a predicament
    I’m struggling to undress the twins, I know these should separate into 4 pieces,
    1 top
    2 top cowl
    3 bottom cowl
    4 tap body
    do I keep trying and hopefully don’t break anything OR just send it to the platers complete and just chrome the lot
    anybody got any tips in separating them
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    Nov 24, 2017, 5:55 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #731

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    In a bit of a predicament
    I’m struggling to undress the twins, I know these should separate into 4 pieces,
    1 top
    2 top cowl
    3 bottom cowl
    4 tap body
    do I keep trying and hopefully don’t break anything OR just send it to the platers complete and just chrome the lot
    anybody got any tips in separating them
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    Roman did a tutorial, here:

    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=243917

    I really only remembered because I sent my amber cubed handwheels to him to get ‘unstuck’!
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    Nov 24, 2017, 6:17 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #732

    teecrooz said: View Post
    Roman is the Man
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    Thanks @teecrooz
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    Nov 24, 2017, 6:57 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #733

    juajn7fernandez said: View Post
    Alright guys! Finally here she is! Another fully assembled, all real parts Obi Wan saber. I am over the moon with this beauty and I cant believe I am lucky enough to have this in my collection. Many Thanks to @teecrooz, who has been amazing helping me through the hunt for the pieces.

    These are the only two shots I've got so far, but I'll taking better one this weekend. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed putting it together! Oh and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...z/IMG_3974.jpg

    http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...z/IMG_3975.jpg
    Congrats on a gorgeous build!! Teecrooz is the man! Where would many in this community be without him?

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    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    If I find more this is the first place I will be offering them, for builders only not for someone to sell on and rip people off ( inflated prices just pi$$es me off )
    Add me to your list, please, should you find more. I've got a "C" I'd love a "H"
    Your twins are beautiful!
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    Nov 24, 2017, 9:18 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #734

    Yep, I owe a debt of gratitude to Teecrooz for his help in acquiring the final part (BP) for my build. Thank you again!
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    Nov 24, 2017, 11:33 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #735

    Magnificent achievement! Beautiful piece. I see you went op-amps. It would be fascinating to hear what your solution was for the less visible bits, and the parts used for holding it all together.

    And yes, @teecrooz is to be lauded. I know several of my parts have his name in their provenance. So much would not be possible if it weren't for this great community.



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    Nov 26, 2017, 12:35 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #736

    Great looking saber Juan!
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    Nov 27, 2017, 12:53 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #737

    I still need to assemble these parts. Thanks to juajn7fernandez and teecrooz!

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    Nov 27, 2017, 1:49 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #738

    Woah! How'd you get a booster! Kudos!
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    Nov 27, 2017, 2:39 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #739

    franz bolo said: View Post
    I still need to assemble these parts. Thanks to juajn7fernandez and teecrooz!

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    Maybe it's the cold I'm fighting, but I'm drooling over your collection photos.
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    Nov 27, 2017, 2:44 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #740

    I had a box of them at one point. As far as I know I was the first person to find a real one after the discovery.

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    fezfox said: View Post
    Woah! How'd you get a booster! Kudos!
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    Nov 27, 2017, 3:12 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #741

    franz bolo said: View Post
    I had a box of them at one point. As far as I know I was the first person to find a real one after the discovery.

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    Got any left? That's the last part I need
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    Nov 27, 2017, 3:18 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #742

    I wish! I traded the last extra one I had for the grenade.

    russellsch said: View Post
    Got any left? That's the last part I need
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    Nov 27, 2017, 3:22 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #743

    franz bolo said: View Post
    I wish! I traded the last extra one I had for the grenade.
    Oh well, it was worth a shot.

    Love the collection!
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    Nov 27, 2017, 3:46 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #744

    franz bolo said: View Post
    I had a box of them at one point. As far as I know I was the first person to find a real one after the discovery.

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    DUDE...that´ll be my next background picture for quite a while
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    Nov 27, 2017, 3:47 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #745

    It's funny how most of you still need the booster to be your last part, whilest for me it was the very first vintage part I happily received of the OB1 ANH lightsaber, thanks to franz bolo . . . next to purchasing Exactra bubblestrips on ebay, G R A F L E X flashguns and an MPP . . . those were the days. That said if opportunity should arise a female Balance Pipe is still on my X-mas shopping list, eventhough my converted male BP will suffice my build ... and perhaps another symmetric grenade. Next season, before the harvest, I hope to be done collecting and assembling

    Chaïm
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    Nov 27, 2017, 4:01 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #746

    I believe I was fortunate enough to grab the last booster available from that bunch. ( Thanks @franz bolo )

    Today I received my custom display case and I am completely over the moon with the pieces for my display.

    Oh and thanks for all the kind comments you guys!

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    Nov 27, 2017, 5:40 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #747

    franz bolo said: View Post
    I had a box of them at one point. As far as I know I was the first person to find a real one after the discovery.

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    That has GOT to be a search-fever induced mirage... I must be on my way to the Maker.

    :-)


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    Nov 27, 2017, 6:22 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #748

    holy crap
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    Nov 27, 2017, 6:28 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #749

    scottjua said: View Post
    holy crap
    Heh... I had the same comment on FB
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    Dec 4, 2017, 2:43 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #750

    Finally had a chance to assemble it. This is a rough test fit pic.
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    I machined an adapter for the Balance Pipe yesterday out of brass with 2 o-rings so it won't wobble and fit tight.
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    Test fitting
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    I also machined an aluminum spacer. I need to tap some transistor holes next.

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