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    Apr 10, 2018, 9:09 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #976

    Kalel76 said: View Post
    Good score!


    So there's a couple variants when it comes to No3 Mk1's? One with the smooth/solid bottom ring and one with the 'nicks' in? Didn't know that...
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    Apr 10, 2018, 9:32 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #977

    It's not likely that the timing will ever work out like this again but...
    Back to back deliveries in the last two days. Today's:
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    Apr 10, 2018, 10:32 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #978

    Woah. How the heck? Kudos!

    Tips plz!
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    Apr 10, 2018, 11:22 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #979

    andyroo said: View Post
    Good score!


    So there's a couple variants when it comes to No3 Mk1's? One with the smooth/solid bottom ring and one with the 'nicks' in? Didn't know that...
    Heh... there are more than a 'couple' of variants... these were all hand tooled and so depending on the person doing the tooling, the factory it came out of, the day of the week, etc. they're *all* variants...

    That's why depending on how OCD you are, it isn't about just finding a Hales grenade, it's finding one with all of the "correct" variants....
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    Apr 10, 2018, 11:24 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #980

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    Pleased to have any feedback! Re: text - I am not sure there's enough objects to fill each quarter, and I had a specific design in mind. Of course I could try something completely different.

    In this context I found the OB1 (I do get your point about it) sort of gave it that "military badge" feel which I kind of liked....Obi-Wan wouldn't quite work, and it also *slightly* mystifies the whole thing for those not in the know.

    I'll work on it on the weekend.
    Personally, I like the OB 1 for just the reason you outline. It would be nice to include the clamp somehow. But I'd try to keep the "unit number". Maybe you can squish the clamp a bit in one dimension and us it in place of the '1' or something?
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    Apr 10, 2018, 12:37 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #981

    The poster found in the wild too?!


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    Apr 10, 2018, 7:14 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #982

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    It would be nice to include the clamp somehow.
    Did you see the second version?
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    Apr 10, 2018, 7:24 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #983

    Kalel76 said: View Post
    It's not likely that the timing will ever work out like this again but...
    Back to back deliveries in the last two days. Today's:
    https://youtu.be/rYkl3W7JTV8
    Still super geeked for you, dude! Glad that guy was able to pry that second one off. He was sure he couldnít unscrew it when I had the choice of the two. Both are beautiful pieces!

    Congrats again!


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    Apr 10, 2018, 8:29 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #984

    A grenade AND a booster in 48hrs???? I'm on fire with jealousy!!!

    Major congrats on these finds!
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    Apr 11, 2018, 7:30 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #985

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    Still super geeked for you, dude! Glad that guy was able to pry that second one off. He was sure he couldn’t unscrew it when I had the choice of the two. Both are beautiful pieces!

    Congrats again!
    Thanks Nick! Just following in your footsteps It's also in better shape than it looked from the pictures. I'm happy to cross Booster off the list!
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    Apr 11, 2018, 4:00 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #986

    Day 3,
    Just received my female balance pipe...
    Kidding...
    Just wanted to clarify that my grenade and booster were from dealers. When halliwax asked, "from another member here or found in the wild?" I just said wild. But when I think of the wild, I usually think swap meets or flea markets. I say this because I'll eventually post all my parts' lineage.
    Now where is that dang balance pipe?!
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    Apr 11, 2018, 6:20 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #987

    Kalel76 said: View Post
    Day 3,
    Just received my female balance pipe...
    Kidding...
    Just wanted to clarify that my grenade and booster were from dealers. When halliwax asked, "from another member here or found in the wild?" I just said wild. But when I think of the wild, I usually think swap meets or flea markets. I say this because I'll eventually post all my parts' lineage.
    Now where is that dang balance pipe?!
    I was gonna say if you found a booster in the wild holy hell!
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    Apr 11, 2018, 6:20 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #988

    I wonder the reason for members here to sell these pieces.. are the extra? Or just tired of waiting to complete the saber so they give up? Iím just wondering why the pieces exchange so many hands?


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    Apr 12, 2018, 4:36 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #989

    halliwax said: View Post
    I wonder the reason for members here to sell these pieces.. are the extra? Or just tired of waiting to complete the saber so they give up? I’m just wondering why the pieces exchange so many hands?
    Priorities change.Life presents reasons to realise the capital gain. Other projects beckon!
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    Apr 12, 2018, 5:30 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #990

    halliwax said: View Post
    I wonder the reason for members here to sell these pieces.. are the extra? Or just tired of waiting to complete the saber so they give up? I’m just wondering why the pieces exchange so many hands?


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    Thrill of the hunt? You spent years and thousands of dollars putting one together and then what? Having one is far less exciting for some than the process of acquiring one.
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    Apr 12, 2018, 12:11 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #991

    Kalel76 said: View Post
    Thanks Nick! Just following in your footsteps It's also in better shape than it looked from the pictures. I'm happy to cross Booster off the list!
    You need to post a family photo of all your pieces so far!


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    Apr 12, 2018, 2:41 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #992

    halliwax said: View Post
    I wonder the reason for members here to sell these pieces.. are the extra? Or just tired of waiting to complete the saber so they give up? I’m just wondering why the pieces exchange so many hands?


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    I've sold off parts as upgrades became available... like I had a great grenade, but then Edraven gave me a chance at a better one, so sold off and bought his.
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    Apr 12, 2018, 2:52 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #993

    The grenade is the main thing I'd like to upgrade on mine someday, but I'm in no real rush. I'm happy just to have a finished saber right now.
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    Apr 16, 2018, 7:36 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #994

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    You need to post a family photo of all your pieces so far!
    You're right, I do. I'm planning on it but my Graflex is still boxed up and buried in my storage closest. I'll have more time this summer to get it all out and do that.
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    May 18, 2018, 8:30 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #995

    Figured I’d give my favorite thread a bump here since I was finally able to land a vintage AS handwheel. I know I’m still a ways off with the two hardest parts left to find but couldn’t be happier to have made it his far.

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    May 18, 2018, 8:41 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #996

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    Figured Iíd give my favorite thread a bump here since I was finally able to land a vintage AS handwheel. I know Iím still a ways off with the two hardest parts left to find but couldnít be happier to have made it his far.

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    Good on you there my friend. It certainly deserved the bump.

    Iím still trying to wrap my brain around the idea that the balance pipe vent is not one of the two hardest parts. But, rarity IS only 1/2 the equation.

    You will get there. Enjoy the journey.




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    May 18, 2018, 8:44 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #997

    Red Hawk said: View Post
    Figured I’d give my favorite thread a bump here since I was finally able to land a vintage AS handwheel. I know I’m still a ways off with the two hardest parts left to find but couldn’t be happier to have made it his far.

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    I don't mean to take the wind out of your sails, but thats not a vintage AS sink knob. Thats the more modern version which is not accurate to the prop.
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    May 18, 2018, 10:02 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #998

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    I don't mean to take the wind out of your sails, but thats not a vintage AS sink knob. Thats the more modern version which is not accurate to the prop.
    Thanks for the info.
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    May 18, 2018, 10:47 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #999

    Red Hawk said: View Post
    Figured I’d give my favorite thread a bump here since I was finally able to land a vintage AS handwheel. I know I’m still a ways off with the two hardest parts left to find but couldn’t be happier to have made it his far.

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    Excellent collection of parts. Looking forward to seeing the completed build!
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    May 19, 2018, 9:15 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #1000

    JoeG said: View Post
    I don't mean to take the wind out of your sails, but thats not a vintage AS sink knob. Thats the more modern version which is not accurate to the prop.
    There should be ample opportunity to rectify that particular issue as people complete their builds and figure out which extra parts they donít really need anymore.

    Keep hunting!


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