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    Mar 4, 2010, 10:34 AM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #26

    Andymac84 said: View Post
    Here's mine, made from russreps parts and romans empire handwheel:

    http://www.yourprops.com/Obi-Wan-Ken...rop-35508.html

    Note: the correct bubble strap attachment "in between" the clamp spacers and not among them.
    Hi Andy,

    Are those real TI Exactra 20 calculator bubbles between the graflex clamps?

    If so then that's the second set I've seen around with fully round lenses albeit without the slightly icing surface like mine here:



    -Chaim
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    Mar 4, 2010, 10:58 AM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #27

    tsagabbar said: View Post
    I am a newb in here, and have started collecting the Russrep parts one by one as soon as they are being released - constantly and (im)patiently waiting for the next part... :-)

    So far I have:
    - Cone
    - Clamp spacer
    - Booster
    - Transistors
    - Bubble strip

    Paid for:
    - Pommel

    Need:
    - (black oxidized) Grenade w/ neck+windvane
    - Emitter

    I would also very much like to get a hold of a replica Graflex clamp out there. Anyone know if/where one can get a hold of one of these WITHOUT the lettering?
    You can get one of the replica clamps from The Custom Saber Shop... I don't know of any except the ones on the MR/ Hasbros that don't have the word Graflex on them though.... Why do you want one without the word on it?...
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    Mar 4, 2010, 11:04 AM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #28

    Thanks for the tip, I'll be sure to check that out.

    Guess I would just like to build an idealized AFBB version of the OKK ANH saber for starters. Not sure if I'll ever get around to weathering it like I see many of you guys have done.

    Just not something I want to do at this point in time, getting all these brand new, crisp (and pricey!) components for the first time. Then again, who knows how I feel about it in a few years? :-)

    Beggarsoutpost said: View Post
    You can get one of the replica clamps from The Custom Saber Shop... I don't know of any except the ones on the MR/ Hasbros that don't have the word Graflex on them though.... Why do you want one without the word on it?...
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    Mar 4, 2010, 11:56 AM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #29

    Hi Tsagabbar,

    My second saber (see picture in post #16) had no lettering on the clamp either so there are custom lightsaberbuilders who have made those graflex clamps in the past. BTW this second saber has the same emitter inside attachment as Sporak's 5th lightsaber with Gavidoc/Romans emitter and also a plastic AS handwheel and 2 metal transistors with 2 washers. So I'm getting to learn and know more about it's maker(s).

    -Chaim
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    Mar 4, 2010, 1:43 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #30

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Hi Tsagabbar,

    My second saber (see picture in post #16) had no lettering on the clamp either so there are custom lightsaberbuilders who have made those graflex clamps in the past. BTW this second saber has the same emitter inside attachment as Sporak's 5th lightsaber with Gavidoc/Romans emitter and also a plastic AS handwheel and 2 metal transistors with 2 washers. So I'm getting to learn and know more about it's maker(s).

    -Chaim
    Hi, very nice pics - thanks for sharing.

    May I ask where you got a hold of the letter-free clamp and the washers?
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    Mar 4, 2010, 2:14 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #31

    Sporak said: View Post
    6.All accurate though replica parts. Various makers. This sucker is wired together and screwed together...NO center rod and No spacer under the clamp...
    As it should be! I firmly believe there was no threaded rod or "dowel" in the original prop.
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    Mar 4, 2010, 2:22 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #32

    tsagabbar said: View Post
    Hi, very nice pics - thanks for sharing.

    May I ask where you got a hold of the letter-free clamp and the washers?
    Your welcome!

    That's how I bought it ... already completed... so I do not exactly know the maker.

    -Chaim
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    Mar 4, 2010, 2:41 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #33

    mine is a bit of a hodge podge saber:

    parks emitter (machined the last step of the emitter off)
    russ grenade
    serafino spacer
    replica graflex clamp
    un known gear/booster
    gavidoc pommel
    blast tech bubble strip
    russ transistors

    im thinking of replacing my parks emitter with a chromed romans empire emitter from the junk yard, does anyone know what is the threading on the romans emitter?
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    Mar 5, 2010, 12:07 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #34

    Does anyone here know who made my second lightsaber?

    (See post #16 for second bigger picture)

    -Chaim
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    Mar 5, 2010, 4:45 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #35

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Does anyone here know who made my second lightsaber?

    (See post #16 for second bigger picture)

    -Chaim
    Is the handwheel plastic ? It looks like a modern plastic handwheel, a Parks booster, MR clamp and MR bubble strip (or a GR clamp), Roman grenade and Roman emitter.

    More pics would help.
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    Mar 5, 2010, 5:49 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #36

    I agree on the handwheel and on it being Roman's grenade but mostly on that more pics/info are needed. It is hard to see.

    Parks' "gear" has a U-shaped grooves. Accurate gears (Roman, Serafino, Russrep) have more V-shaped grooves that are rounded on the bottom, two small holes on opposite sides and threaded ends.
    Roman has also sold clamps without the lettering.
    I find it probable that all three sections in the middle could be from Roman: anodized aluminum gear, clamp, clamp spacer, grenade.

    I was leaning towards the emitter being from obee1, but then I read about the detail inside and I now think it is now more likely to be a Gavidoc.
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    Mar 6, 2010, 1:09 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #37

    Thanks guys,

    Sorry I don't have any more close-ups right now however the grooves on the booster gear are V shapped and rounded on the bottom like you mentioned Darth Lars but I don't see the 2 small holes. Indeed the handwheel is the newer plastic AS one, James. The letterless clamp has a metal lever that looks exactly like the real Graflex Clamplever not the plastic chromed with a semi cirkel underneath which is on my other Obi-Wan ANH.

    The emitter has the same inner piece for assembling like the one made by Gavidoc. Did Gavidoc make complete Obi-Wan ANH lightsabers?

    The grenade is "painted" in a two color scheme black on the outside and brownish on the innerside and the cut-grooves start from the top (see arrows), just a micron in stead of starting from the second in line.



    Thanks sofar,

    -Chaim
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    Mar 8, 2010, 9:36 AM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #38

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Hi Andy,

    Are those real TI Exactra 20 calculator bubbles between the graflex clamps?

    -Chaim
    This was suggested from a few members. I can't remember this thread,but it was also Obi-Saber related.
    It is rumored that the bubble strap on the Luke ANH is attached in the same way.
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    Mar 8, 2010, 9:38 AM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #39

    Kalkamel and Sporak have the same attachment of the bubble strap,too.
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    Mar 8, 2010, 9:29 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #40

    I bought my Obi from a member here (name escapes me atm, sorry) a few years ago. It's a "J & E", & that's really all I can tell you about it. Maybe someone else here would have more info. Anyway, here's how I received it:



    After owning it for a few years, I decided to weather it to match (as close as I could get it) the "Tunisia" saber, & here's what I ended up with:

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    Mar 8, 2010, 9:41 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #41

    Lovely weathering job on making it closer to the Tunisia saber!
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    Mar 8, 2010, 11:22 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #42

    Nexus6 said: View Post
    I bought my Obi from a member here (name escapes me atm, sorry) a few years ago. It's a "J & E", & that's really all I can tell you about it. Maybe someone else here would have more info. Anyway, here's how I received it:



    After owning it for a few years, I decided to weather it to match (as close as I could get it) the "Tunisia" saber, & here's what I ended up with:


    Nice weathering job

    If I remember right J&E are husband and wife? Janice (Indiana Janice?)
    I remember they cleared out a bunch of leftover parts when they stopped making sabers, around the time MR started up.

    Does the windvane have a spiral looking lazer cut insert in it? I remember that one from way back.
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    Mar 9, 2010, 12:25 AM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #43

    Replicant said: View Post
    Nice weathering job

    If I remember right J&E are husband and wife? Janice (Indiana Janice?)
    I remember they cleared out a bunch of leftover parts when they stopped making sabers, around the time MR started up.

    Does the windvane have a spiral looking lazer cut insert in it? I remember that one from way back.
    Thanks & yeah, that's just about exactly how I'd describe the inside of the windvane.
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    Mar 14, 2010, 5:58 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #44

    Nexus6 said: View Post
    I bought my Obi from a member here (name escapes me atm, sorry) a few years ago. It's a "J & E" ...After owning it for a few years, I decided to weather it to match (as close as I could get it) the "Tunisia" saber...
    Not that the weathering job isn't top notch, but I think I'd have some reservations about marring an otherwise fine saber. Unless I had an extra one kicking around, that is.
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    Mar 14, 2010, 7:12 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #45

    Tan Djarka said: View Post
    Not that the weathering job isn't top notch, but I think I'd have some reservations about marring an otherwise fine saber. Unless I had an extra one kicking around, that is.
    Oh I had reservations. When I originally bought it, my intention was to IMMEDIATELY begin modification/weathering. But when I saw how nice it was, I decided to leave it in pristine condition.

    I left it alone for 2 - 3 years, at which point I decided that I wanted something more screen-accurate. And since that's why I originally bought it...

    *shrugs*
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    Mar 14, 2010, 8:02 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #46

    Nexus6 said: View Post
    Oh I had reservations. When I originally bought it, my intention was to IMMEDIATELY begin modification/weathering. But when I saw how nice it was, I decided to leave it in pristine condition.

    I left it alone for 2 - 3 years, at which point I decided that I wanted something more screen-accurate. And since that's why I originally bought it...

    *shrugs*

    Looks way better in my estimation.

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    Mar 14, 2010, 8:29 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #47

    The MR version.
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    Mar 14, 2010, 8:41 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #48

    Tan Djarka said: View Post
    Not that the weathering job isn't top notch, but I think I'd have some reservations about marring an otherwise fine saber. Unless I had an extra one kicking around, that is.
    I used to have reservations about weathering too... But I got better

    Just kidding- I completely understand why somebody would not want to weather a prop, although I'm in the 'Beat everything up!' camp myself
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    Mar 14, 2010, 9:09 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #49

    Jamanticus said: View Post
    I completely understand why somebody would not want to weather a prop, although I'm in the 'Beat everything up!' camp myself
    Weathering is my saviour. It's a great cover for my lousy craftsmanship! "No, really... It's supposed to look like a piece of crap."
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    Mar 16, 2010, 11:26 PM - Re: Obi ANH Sabers: What do you have? #50

    My baby, my real parts Obi ANH saber:







    The rest of the family with my real parts saber before it got some of the newer parts added:





    And I have an MR Obi as well:



    My old Parks I bought back in 2003, the first Saber I ever owned:



    I also have 2 of the 'new' Parks Obi's, and enough Roman and resin parts to make 3-4 more ANH Obi sabers.

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