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    1 Week Ago  Dec 4, 2017, 5:05 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #101

    laszlo said: View Post
    Yep that is true - he also wears a newly made ANH style belt for that shoot.
    so is the saber a photoshop job or the real deal?

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    heres a decent one

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    1 Week Ago  Dec 4, 2017, 5:55 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #102

    halliwax said: View Post
    so is the saber a photoshop job or the real deal?
    He might be holding a MR FX saber!
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 4, 2017, 8:42 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #103

    So itís been confirmed they photo shopped the dagobah saber over it! Dang!

    Roy, donít tease me! Lmao


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    1 Week Ago  Dec 5, 2017, 3:43 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #104

    I donít know if I should continue to post about the grip screws here? If Iím really derailing this thread MS, Iíll remove it

    But i has to go to the hardware store yesterday. I grabbed their smallest screws. I was able to put them side by side with roys grips today and they are way too big...

    Royís grips I mic in almost 4mm, the screw is just about that




    Looks like hardware stores arenít going to carry something this small... when I saw them in the shelf I figured they were going to be too small... come to find out I think itís the opposite

    Itís so hard to buy little screws and bits and bops online because you canít really tell the size... I may try McMaster. Iíll keep you all posted on my screw hunt
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 5, 2017, 3:58 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #105

    I used screws that came with a vintage solder-less connection set called Omni-grips. (it was a spring and bracket you could pinch leads into)

    The screws were almost exactly that size and I put them in a drill press and filed the heads down about .5 mm
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 5, 2017, 4:39 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #106

    No sweat Halliwax. let the thread wander in whatever direction it goes! Besides, the stuff with the screws is really just a continuation of what was eventually uncovered, so it seems entirely relevant to me regardless. ��
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 5, 2017, 6:34 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #107

    thd9791 said: View Post
    I used screws that came with a vintage solder-less connection set called Omni-grips. (it was a spring and bracket you could pinch leads into)

    The screws were almost exactly that size and I put them in a drill press and filed the heads down about .5 mm
    Iíve been playing in my work shed... looking at the screws on the Vader saber, theses 4mm screws may work (I need to get the pan head version)

    Shaving then down is a excellent idea tom.
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    1 Day Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 4:33 PM - Upside-down Kobold? #108

    Címon Guys we got more debating to do

    As Scott said ďfollow the d ringĒ

    Return of the Jedi set



    Ginoís beautiful reference
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    1 Day Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 6:16 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #109

    On the ROTJ pic-- is the button there ESB style, or is that just a hole where the glass eye goes (which matches the ranch)?
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    1 Day Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 6:22 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #110

    Isnít that a bug out Seth?! Iím dying to hear what everyone thinks. Sometimes I see a red button, sometimes a see a empty hole


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    1 Day Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 6:23 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #111

    I'm pretty sure that's a button but there WAS a button there back then. Only recently did a museum or someone from lucasfilm put it back in the correct spot under the bunny ears.

    looks like a warped almost triangular D ring, is the ranch saber's that warped?
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    1 Day Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 6:43 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #112

    The D ring in the ROTJ shot does look suspiciously similar to the D ring in Gino’s b/w picture and therefore the same as the ranch saber.

    Ive never actually seen this picture this closeup before. Is this clip in the usual configuration still? I can’t believe I’m even saying this again but those ends look suspicious to me. I can see the two ends of the clip - shouldn’t we see the connecting piece at that angle?
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    23 Hours Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 9:01 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #113

    ms80444 said: View Post
    The D ring in the ROTJ shot does look suspiciously similar to the D ring in Ginoís b/w picture and therefore the same as the ranch saber.

    Ive never actually seen this picture this closeup before. Is this clip in the usual configuration still? I canít believe Iím even saying this again but those ends look suspicious to me. I can see the two ends of the clip - shouldnít we see the connecting piece at that angle?
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    BINGO!!!!!!


    I didnít want to say anything, because I didnít want to give the whole ďplacebo effectĒ

    But MS when I saw that kobold I thought of you right away! I agree with you on that!!!

    Sure does look like itís flipped no?!?!
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    22 Hours Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 10:15 PM - Upside-down Kobold? #114

    I have a new theory on why itís flipped

    Maybe they didnít flip it by accident.

    For some strange reason they worked on it, whether it be it broke, or something I donít know

    But whoís to say they didnít have rivets handy, but some short machine screws on hand

    Screws that are too short to bolt the kobold down in the standard why. So they flipped the kobold in order to use the short screws they had on hand?
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    22 Hours Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 10:16 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #115

    halliwax said: View Post
    BINGO!!!!!!


    I didnít want to say anything, because I didnít want to give the whole ďplacebo effectĒ

    But MS when I saw that kobold I thought of you right away! I agree with you on that!!!

    Sure does look like itís flipped no?!?!
    Oh man, though I do think itís an intriguing possibility, Iím just thrilled at least one other person even sees it, even if it does end up being another illusion!




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    22 Hours Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 10:19 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #116

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    Oh man, though I do think itís an intriguing possibility, Iím just thrilled at least one other person even sees it, even if it does end up being another illusion!




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    22 Hours Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 10:29 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #117

    stop adding pages to my guidebook, jerkfaces
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    22 Hours Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 10:33 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #118

    We all seriously need to meet up at the next celebration lol


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    22 Hours Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 10:39 PM - Upside-down Kobold? #119

    thd9791 said: View Post
    I'm pretty sure that's a button but there WAS a button there back then. Only recently did a museum or someone from lucasfilm put it back in the correct spot under the bunny ears.

    looks like a warped almost triangular D ring, is the ranch saber's that warped?
    Itís funny Tom, I had the same descriptor in my head about this D ring - triangular. Sort of interesting that only a short while later we ended up with the ROTJ Hero with an actual triangular D ring. (And yes, I do know the V2 came first with its standard D ring).

    Iíd say itís very much likely to be coincidence, but hey, I suppose there is a small chance someone may have been consciously or subconsciously inspired by this when it came time for some new touches on the Hero.


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    22 Hours Ago  Dec 11, 2017, 10:40 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #120

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    stop adding pages to my guidebook, jerkfaces
    I was just gonna write, depending on what Seth sees in this - heís gonna throw his phone across the room.


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    9 Hours Ago  Dec 12, 2017, 10:55 AM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #121

    It looks like a hole to me b/c of the down-to-the-lower-right shadows.

    If it were a red button switch, it would be casting a shadow in that direction as well.

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    6 Hours Ago  Dec 12, 2017, 2:11 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #122

    mgoob said: View Post
    It looks like a hole to me b/c of the down-to-the-lower-right shadows.

    If it were a red button switch, it would be casting a shadow in that direction as well.

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    Depends on what day it is and if itís raining, some times I see a button. Others I see the hole, but I agree with ya. I think the black circle we are seeing is too large to be a button at this distance

    I can only imagine what this still looks like in person...

    Itís also things like this that make me wonder what still is kept secret and hasnít been shown publicly
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    6 Hours Ago  Dec 12, 2017, 2:37 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #123

    Iím a little wary of using the no shadow under the button as reason to believe itís empty. The light seems diffuse enough where the button could be there without casting a shadow.

    Regardless, My first instinct was that it was empty. But The more I looked, I now think itís a button based on some of the highlights and shadows Iím seeing around it. Itís a tough one for sure but Iím leaning towards button at this point.


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    6 Hours Ago  Dec 12, 2017, 2:42 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #124

    I will say that ROTJ shot does convince me the kobold was flipped after ESB.
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    3 Hours Ago  Dec 12, 2017, 5:28 PM - Re: Upside-down Kobold? #125

    thd9791 said: View Post
    I will say that ROTJ shot does convince me the kobold was flipped after ESB.
    Yeaaaaaaaah buddy!!! I got tom on board!

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