Post By PlayfulWolfCub
FS: E11 Power Cylinders - Upgrade your Stormtrooper Blaster with screen-ac metal sets
Some of you will have seen my "3 fuses..." thread since it started well over a year ago so you'll know I've spent a long time getting my own Power Cylinders as accurate as possible.
(Click on the photos below to download the full pdf.)
I'm now selling the 5 different shapes (A to E) made from steel, brass & aluminium, just like the originals, soldered exactly the same way, with the rear components, zinc-plated where appropriate, painted & weathered to match the relevant screenshots.
To see how I worked out the designs for the finished replicas you can download this pdf which analyses the original Cylinders:
You can also read the full "3 fuses" research project thread here
For each fully finished set I'm asking £85GBP / 100Euro / $129USD + "International Signed For" shipping to your country + PayPal fees (unless you're happy to pay by Direct Bank Transfer.)
For an extra £20 per set I'll make you a set of these "Uber capacitors" rather than the standard solid aluminium ones:
The "standard" capacitors are the middle set in this photo below. They're aluminium like the originals but made from one piece, rather than having separate self-coloured bungs. It's impossible to drill a 0.7mm hole through 26mm of aluminium so I drill a 2mm hole most of the way through, finish off with 0.7mm and then fill in the hole. The photo shows one of the holes unfilled. (The set on the left are a plastic version I also considered.)
I don't need any payment until your Cylinders are ready to ship. This should normally be in a couple of weeks from ordering. If you change your mind or have a problem paying at that time I can pass your set to the next person who wants that shape.
The prices including PayPal fees and Royal Mail tracked & insured postage & packing work out as:
With standard capacitors: UK £98 / Europe £102 / Rest of the World £106
With UBER capacitors: UK £118 / Europe £122 / Rest of the World £126
(It’s £5 cheaper if you want to PayPal “to friend/family” or pay by direct bank transfer)
To be added to the list, please post:
1) Your name
2) The letter & name of the shape(s) you want,
3) Which type of capacitors you'd like (the Uber capacitors are £20 more)
4) If you're choosing Shape A, whether you'd like yours "UNweathered" or "PDF weathered" like the set in my Replicas pdf (very chipped front end caps, gunk on the outer cylinders & lots of weathering powder).
If anyone really wants their weathering different to the ones in my Replicas pdf please PM me a detailed description, drawing, photo or photo-shopped image of how you'd like the weathering so I can copy it. I'll do my best to make your Cylinders look like your picture.
When the sets are ready I'll post requesting people to PM me their PayPal email & postal address. I'll send a Paypal invoice to everyone who wants to pay PayPal fees. People wanting to save £5 can "gift/friend/family" to my PayPal account.
All the shapes would be screen-accurate to use but if you want to recreate a particular screen-identified blaster you can read the "Screen-Identified Shapes" section of the Analysis pdf or look at the photos in the Replicas pdf. (Follow the links in my signature banner)
If you can't decide which shape to have you can PM me with details of your blaster (type of scope, shape of scope rail, whether you have a Hengstler counter or curly wires) & I can tell you which Cylinder shapes would be screen-identifiably accurate on your blaster.
Have fun choosing!
NAME..................... SHAPE.................. CAPACITOR TYPE..... EXTRAS..... DATE READY..... DATE PAID..... DATE SENT
CONFIRMED TOTALS (FOR MY RECORDS):
FISD: 13A, 15B, 1C, 1D, 0E, 24 sets of Ubers, 5 sets of standards, 1 set real 5mm
RPF : 03A, 01B, 0C, 0D, 0E, 2 "?", 05 sets of Ubers, 1 sets standards
RS : 0A, 0B, 0C, 0D, 0E, 00 sets fo Ubers, 0 sets of standards
Total: 16A, 16B, 1C, 1D, 0E, 2"?", 29 sets of Ubers, 6 sets standards, 1 set real 5mm
It's been a long time coming but the first few Certificated Cylinders have now been sent out & more are hot on their heels!
For photos, feedback & updates head over to FISD: Screen Accurate Power Cylinders Sales Thread
Last edited by PlayfulWolfCub; 12-01-2013 at 03:09 PM.
Cannot wait for mine to arrive!! These are AWESOME!!
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