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    May 1, 2017, 7:52 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #201

    matty matt said: View Post
    I have a real G R A F L E X clamp and vintage transistors. Can I be in the club too? Lol.
    Jump in Matt, the water's fine!
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    May 1, 2017, 11:25 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #202

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    Jump in Matt, the water's fine!


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    May 1, 2017, 1:00 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #203

    matty matt said: View Post
    I have a real G R A F L E X clamp and vintage transistors. Can I be in the club too? Lol.
    Ha ... I hope you realize ... once you're in ... you'll be on your OB1 quest ... oh and additional creditcards are mandatory



    Cham
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    May 1, 2017, 4:22 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #204

    Great shot of the Kobold
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    May 1, 2017, 4:38 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #205

    Indeed Marv, can you believe that vintage Kobold Flashguns are going into the same range as genuine OB1 parts when it comes to value

    Cham
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    May 1, 2017, 4:49 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #206

    @Marv ... will you be joining us soon, with great pictures of your OB1 vintage parts lightsaber, please?

    Cham

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    Great shot of the Kobold
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    May 1, 2017, 5:35 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #207

    Vintage OB1 Parts gifted by fate to the custody of Fusion:

    NOS Female BP (previously identified as male): ex Edraven99 ex Roman (snip snip) ex teecrooz ex Marv ex ???

    No.3 Mk I Grenade: ex mugatu ex Marv ex teecrooz ex ???

    Current AS Handwheel: ex kurtyboy (referral by Edraven99, thanks) ex 'a bath somewhere in London'???

    Exactra 20* : ex 'anonymous eBay seller' ex ???

    G R A F L E X Clamp : ex eBay ex ???

    Transistors: ex ???

    ANM2 Booster + Bearing: merely a hope & a prayer.

    Besides hoping and praying - hard - I'm working to verify and extend the provenance/genealogy out past those ???

    Marv, tried to PM you about that, but your message box appears clogged. If you ever get bored, PM me?

    Joe



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    May 1, 2017, 6:32 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #208

    Panaflex said: View Post
    Jump in Matt, the water's fine!
    Woohoo!!! Cannonball!
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    May 2, 2017, 5:11 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #209

    @Fusion ... parfaitelumiere is offering vintage transistors with washers : http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=274999

    Cham
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    May 2, 2017, 8:37 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #210

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    Nice! Is that handwheel metal or chromed plastic? Love the weathering on it. Looking for a beat up one now...
    The handwheel is a mixture of alloy and plastic. The metal part is the central disk with it's square hole in the centre for fitting over the tap head. This is threaded and a chromed plastic sleeve screws onto it, the chromed plastic cubes 'ring' slides over that and the cap finishes it all off. It's the 'hot' tap but has no colour band under the cap.

    This is my latest and most accurate pommel. I have the newer, larger, AS handwheel on my Roman's ANH.
    This one came to me from _Lee_ here on the rpf and I don't intend to have it re-chromed. I like the patina of age and Star Wars stuff is never clean!
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    May 2, 2017, 5:42 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #211



    This is the preview picture of my No.3MKI grenade as taken by teecrooz before I approved it worthy enough to become mine ... the main difference with other grenades shown in this thread is the thinner outer edges of the rings . . . as to why they are quite unique in their thinner shape I still remain in the dark ... I love how the outer rim of the top ring (seen here on the right) is quite sharp in shape and hardly has any cuts from the a-symmetric longer cuts in the rest of the body . . . yes it turned out that the cuts are a-symmetric as opposed to symmetric as seen on the original OB1 lightsaber . . . here's a lovely picture with vintage/replica parts belonging to Franz Bolo to explain exactly what I mean :



    For now this is the grenade I'll have to work with in putting together my OB1 ... I intend to use
    the long metal rod (seen on top), that came along with this grenade, also inside my lightsaber
    instead of new threaded stock ... don't ask me how, because I don't know yet ... all I want is to
    keep all the parts involved as vintage as possible ... and if I wait just long enough to cobble this
    lightsaber together even my washers will become vintage too

    Cham
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    May 2, 2017, 6:40 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #212

    Very nice Chaim. I've been pondering the vintage rod as a replacement for the modern stock as well. So far, I've got no good solutions that don't incorporate more new parts...
    Perhaps the group can come up with something together.

    I had also also wanted to use the round brass piece that screws onto the rod as the cone with some machining but it's the wrong size by a lot.
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    May 2, 2017, 10:18 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #213

    Panaflex said: View Post
    Very nice Chaim. I've been pondering the vintage rod as a replacement for the modern stock as well. So far, I've got no good solutions that don't incorporate more new parts...
    Perhaps the group can come up with something together.

    I had also also wanted to use the round brass piece that screws onto the rod as the cone with some machining but it's the wrong size by a lot.
    Actually @Andymac84 had the best solution to this; he used essentially a rubber plug to attach his grenade to his BP. I've been thinking about doing the same but I've been too lazy to hunt for an appropriate piece:

    [IMG][/IMG]

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php...=1#post3043756
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    May 2, 2017, 10:34 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #214

    Oh how I wish I could find a grenade.


    Yeah, I know, a sentence like that could put me on a government watch list.
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    May 3, 2017, 5:53 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #215

    Speaking of which ... this is how my home looks like, from the inside since last year ...



    Thanks Edraven99 . . . I have lots of vintage rubber rings and parts in my dad's toolbox
    . . . if only I knew where I put it down in and amongst all those crates and boxes

    Cham
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    May 3, 2017, 11:48 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #216

    @Sym-Cha So you have the Holy Grail in your house!
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    May 3, 2017, 11:55 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #217

    Since grenades came up, here's one of my favorite pics of mine.

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    May 3, 2017, 12:57 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #218

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    @Sym-Cha So you have the Holy Grail in your house!
    Actually, I would think it is the ark of the covenant that had held the 10 commandments.

    Mark
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    May 3, 2017, 1:04 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #219

    I love the warehouse picture. If only my basement were a Tardis...


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    May 3, 2017, 1:36 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #220

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Speaking of which ... this is how my home looks like, from the inside since last year ...

    http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps5x5bz7ry.jpg

    Thanks Edraven99 . . . I have lots of vintage rubber rings and parts in my dad's toolbox
    . . . if only I knew where I put it down in and amongst all those crates and boxes

    Cham

    Huh, i'd have sworn that was Teecrooz's garage...
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    May 3, 2017, 1:51 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #221

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    Huh, i'd have sworn that was Teecrooz's garage...
    Nah... that's just his closet... you should *see* his garage
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    May 3, 2017, 4:55 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #222



    Cham
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    May 3, 2017, 8:31 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #223

    If only my junk room was as organized as that matte painting.
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    May 4, 2017, 6:39 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #224



    Cham
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    May 6, 2017, 6:46 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #225



    Whilest searching for more OB1 pictures ... I found this remarkable cutaway of OB1 As First Build yet still the ANH version ... which I just had to share ... even if not made of vintage parts ... I love it

    Cham

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