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SaberFreak
03-24-2006, 10:31 PM
As the title suggests, this is a continuation from THIS THREAD (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1420591&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=21&vc=1). That link takes you to page 21 because this is the 2nd run. The 1st run is covered from page 1 to page 20. I recommend anyone who haven't read the earlier thread to go through it thoroughly so get the finer details. All the answers to your questions are there.

In a nutshell, here's the deal:

* Price per unit is $165, shipped. This is the TOTAL PRICE. You pay nothing else.

* You pay 50% of $165 when the run is about to start, and the balance 50% when the blanks are done and ready to be shipped out.

* You can choose between the V2 or the Stunt.

For the V2, One(1) cone-tip knurled knob w/screw, one(1) threaded hole for the knurled knob, and one(1) hole for the D-ring is included, together with an emitter that can be screwed on/off for clamp insertion.
What's not included are: the fillister screw, the threaded hole for the fillister screw, the D-ring, the Graflex clamp and the BUS card.

For the Stunt, one(1) hole for the D-ring is included, together with an emitter that can be screwed on/off for clamp insertion.
What's not included are: the D-ring, the Graflex clamp and the BUS card.

[Note: Jedi_Dogs has secured a limited number of fillister screws and priority will be given to those getting the V2 for this run. Please read about it in Jedi_Dogs' post below and PM Jedi_Dogs directly if you want one.

Jedi_Dogs is also organising a group buy for the Clamp, BUS card(for both the V2 & the Stunt) and the D-ring. All information are in his post below]

* To confirm your order, please PM me and provide a valid email address as all correspondence will strictly be made via email once the run commences.

I will however, periodically post some selected updates here on the progress of the run so that others not in on the run may be kept informed.

* Anodizing or painting or any kind is NOT INCLUDED, with NO EXCEPTION. Jedi_Dogs has kindly offered to do the painting for anyone who requires it for a nominal fee. Please communicate directly with Jedi_Dogs if you require his service.

* Please do not request for any customizing to be done for your blank because the entire order have to be made exactly the same way to keep the cost down. This order is for blanks so that individuals can add their own personal touches so they can call that piece their own.

* To be fair to those who got in on the order from the word go(almost a week ago), I'm allowing till Sunday April 9th for orders to come in before I start the run. After that date orders may be accepted on a case to case basis depending on if the machine shop is willing to take on any more work.
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Here's a pic of Jedi_Dog's V2 & Stunt saber. He got the Stunt from me during the last run and his V2 is from russrep of RPF. My blueprint came from the same source as russrep's so our V2s should be identical.

http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/medium/WIP_Lukes.jpg

And here's a pic of the blanks from the last run shortly before I shipped them out:

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/438/dscf67320jy.jpg

This round I'm getting the pommel and the body made as one piece because there were some alignment concerns with the pommel as a separate piece.

If there're any more questions do feel free to PM me.
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Here's the list of who's in and getting what. I will update as it changes.

Stunt Blank
1) 1 unit - Saber_Freak
2) 1 unit - Rocketsauce
3) 1 unit - Darth _Pain
4) 1 unit - Darth_Nickel
5) 1 unit - Jedi_Rainman
6) 1 unit - Kalkamel
7) 1 unit - Jedi_Dogs
8) 1 unit - Jediscout

V2 Blank
1) 1 unit - Saber_Freak
2) 1 unit - Jedi_Dogs
3) 1 unit - Kalkamel
4) 1 unit - Snowballz
5) 1 unit - Jedichef
6) 1 unit - TK421mv7
7) 1 unit - vdubbin2001
8) 1 unit - bobodohn
9) 1 unit - Jedi_Mike
10) 1 unit - DarthShawn
11) 1 unit - darthbob
12) 1 unit - damon5973
13) 1 unit - Saberjunky
14) 1 unit - Knight
15) 1 unit - ihs
16) 1 unit - Jedi_Rainman
17) 1 unit - Yodasan
18) 1 unit - Connerlee
19) 1 unit - Jediscout

SaberFreak
03-24-2006, 10:39 PM
Here's the list for ordering of plaques. If anyone want a plaque to go with their Stunt or V2 please PM me and I'll make a note beside your order.

For the 1st run, the order is according to date and time I get a confirmation, and not when interest was expressed.

1st run

V2
1. Peter (YES)
2. aniskywalker (NO)
3. aniskywalker (NO)
4. mxwing (NO)
5. rocketsauce (YES)
6. Darth_Pain (YES)
7. Jesse

Stunt
1. Peter (YES)
2. Jedi_Dogs (YES)
3. aniskywalker (NO)
4. aniskywalker (NO)


For the 2nd run, what you see above in post #2 is how the confirmation came in.

2nd run

V2
1) Saber_Freak (YES)
2) Jedi_Dogs (YES)
3) Kalkamel (YES)
4) Snowballz (YES)
5) Jedichef (YES)
6) TK421mv7 (YES)
7) vdubbin2001 (YES)
8) bobodohn (YES)
9) Jedi_Mike (YES)
10) DarthShawn (YES)
11) darthbob (YES)
12) damon5973 (YES)
13) Saberjunky (YES)
14) Knight (NO)
15) ihs (YES)
16) Jedi_Rainman (YES)
17) Yodasan (YES)
18) Connerlee (NO)
19) Jediscout

Stunt
1) Saber_Freak (YES)
2) Rocketsauce (YES)
3) Darth _Pain (YES)
4) Darth_Nickel (YES)
5) Jedi_Rainman (YES)
6) Kalkamel (YES)
7) Jedi_Dogs (YES)
8) Jediscout

If the info above is incorrect in any way, do PM me.

SaberFreak
03-24-2006, 10:40 PM
Just returned from a business trip to the city where the machine shop is located, and of course I went and took a peep to find out how things are going.

Things are coming along very nicely. Here's a V2 body being given the finishing touches:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/drago_x/Luke%20ROTJ%20V2%20and%20Stunt/DSCF8512.jpg

And here's a Stunt pommel getting 0.5mm shaved off the top of one of its knuckles:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/drago_x/Luke%20ROTJ%20V2%20and%20Stunt/DSCF8520.jpg

Get ready boys, these are coming in HOT! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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Update Thursday June 22

I've just been notified that all the blanks are done and will be packed and shipped to me this week. I should get them next week. More later.
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Update Saturday July 1st

Received the blanks this afternoon, will send out an email update once I've looked them through and taken some pics http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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Update Thursday July 6th - Prototype Plaque Received

Received the prototype plaque today. I took some really close up pics and they're really large, and my photo hosting site don't allow me to post them as thumbnails, so I'll just post the links.

The finishing is very nice, and it looks stunning overall, but the finer details are lost due to the etching process. It looks ok in the photo becasue its enlarged, but someone who don't know what logos are on it would not be able to tell what they are.

Plaque 1 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/drago_x/Plaque1.gif)

Plaque 2 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/drago_x/DSCF8611.jpg)

Plaque 3 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/drago_x/DSCF8607.jpg)

Plaque 4 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/drago_x/DSCF8606.jpg)

The only way to overcome this problem is to make the plaque bigger, so that the logos and the smaller words can be made proportionately bigger. Another option is to get rid of both logos and just make the smaller words bigger.

I have asked my supplier to make another prototype, using anodizing instead of etching, and hopefully the details will show up better. If not then we'll have to make a choice on whether to make the plaque bigger or get rid of the logos and enlarging the smaller words.

Will post pics when I have the new prototype.

Darth_Nickel
03-24-2006, 10:41 PM
SaberFreak,

Thanks for pulling this together for us. I can't wait until the order is ready to go. My first custom...

Here is a repost of SaberFreak's illustration showing the differences between the two saber blanks:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/drago_x/Luke%20ROTJ%20V2%20and%20Stunt/Compared.jpg

Jedi_Dogs
03-24-2006, 10:50 PM
GROUP ORDERS

Fillister Screw for V2 saber
Good news everybody. I have acquired a small supply of "fillister screws" for the V2 sabers. They are the same ones that russrep uses on his sabers and they are supposed to be very close to the actual screws used on the prop. I am only asking $1 each for them to cover my costs. Since I have a limited supply of them I will be offering them to members who purchase a V2 saber from SaberFreak first. I'd like to limit it to one per person at this time to make sure that everybody that wants one gets one http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif Please let me know if you are interested.

http://img326.imageshack.us/img326/8863/screw4bc.jpg

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Circuit Boards and D-Rings from Blast-Tech
John at Blast-Tech has graciously offered to give us a 15% discount if we order 10 or more of the same product http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

The two products that are being offered here are the Thirteen Trace Circuit Board Sized to fit Graflex clamps (CB-1)
http://www.blast-tech.com/images/prod/img_prod_CB-1.jpg

and the Linhof-Kobold Style D-ring (DR-2)
http://www.blast-tech.com/images/prod/img_prod_DR-2.jpg

With discounts the circuit board will be $8.50 and the d-ring will be $0.85 with shipping included.
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Stunt Saber circuit board from Darth_Pain
Or very own Darth_Pain has created the special circuit boards needed for the Stunt sabers. He has graciously offered to sell them here and I have agreed to handle the transactions for him and ship these with the sabers. Here is a picture of what he is selling:

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/411/efaed0f87zo.jpg

He offers two different versions polished or brushed. (I believe that the polished ones are the three at the bottom of the above picture.)

http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/7241/stuntboard19dq.th.jpg (http://img281.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stuntboard19dq.jpg)

Above is a picture of the sample mounted on my stunt saber.

These stunt strips are $4 each. Please PM Darth_Pain and/or me if you want one of these.

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Graflex Clamp from Parks Sabers
We now have 16 clamps on order so will be able to get them for the discounted price $22.50 each. Here is an image of his clamp:

http://www.parksabers.com/images2004/parts/Graflex%20Clamp/1-30.jpg

These sell for $30.00 on his website (http://www.parksabers.com/graflexclamp_part.html).

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<font color="blue">
PRICES

Fillister Screw - $1.00

Blast-Tech
BT-board - $8.50
D-ring - $0.85

Darth_Pain
DP-board - $4.00

Parks Sabers
Graflex clamp - $22.50
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Unfortunately I will have to add the PayPal fees to your totals. I am not making money on these orders but I can not lose money either http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif The PayPal fees will be calculated on an individual basis when I have received all orders.
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Totals updated 06/14/06

Totals below include PayPal fees and shipping http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

1) Saber_Freak - Screw (5), BT-board (4), Clamp (3), DP-board (4) , Plaque (2) - PAID IN FULL
2) Jedi_Dogs - Screw, BT-board, DP-board(P), D-ring (2), Clamp (2), Plaque (2) - PAID IN FULL
3) Kalkamel - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, DP-board, Clamp, Plaque ($211.75) - PAID IN FULL
4) Master_Ninrek - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp, Plaque ($208.50) - PAID IN FULL
5) Jedichef - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp, Plaque ($199.85) - PAID IN FULL
6) TK421mv7 - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp , Plaque ($208.50) - PAID IN FULL
7) vdubbin2001 - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp, Plaque, Painting ($224.00) - PAID IN FULL
8) bobodohn - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp, Plaque ($208.50) - PAID IN FULL
9) Jedi_Mike - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp, Plaque, Painting ($224.00) - PAID IN FULL
10) DarthShawn - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp, Plaque ($208.50) - PAID IN FULL
11) darthbob - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp, Plaque ($208.50) - PAID IN FULL
12) damon5973 - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp, Painting, Plaque ($214.75) - PAID IN FULL
13) Saberjunky - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp, Plaque ($208.50) - PAID IN FULL
14) Rocketsauce - Stunt Blank, Screw, Plaque (2) ($185.00) - PAID IN FULL
15) Darth_Pain - Stunt Blank, Screw, D-ring (2), Plaque ($178.75 minus the amount collected for the circuit boards) - PAID IN FULL
16) Darth_Nickel - Stunt Blank, DP-board(P), D-ring, Clamp, Plaque, Painting ($223.50) - PAID IN FULL
17) IronFist - BT-board, Clamp ($37.00) - PAID IN FULL</font> - <font color="blue">SHIPPED 5/15
18) Knight - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp ($199.25) - PAID IN FULL
19) ihs - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring (5), Clamp (2), Plaque ($235.25) - PAID IN FULL
20) Jedi_Rainman - V2 Blank, Stunt blank, Screw, BT-Board, DP-Board(P), D-ring (2), Clamp (2), Plaque (2) ($392.75) - PAID IN FULL
21) Nash - Clamp ($27.80) - PAID IN FULL
22) yodasan - V2 blank, Screw, BT-board, D-ring, Clamp, Plaque, Painting ($234.50) - PAID IN FULL
23) connerlee - V2 blank, Screw, D-ring ($166.85) - Deposit of $83.42 received, $83.43 Due
24) jediscout - V2 Blank, Screw, Stunt blank ($331.00) - PAID IN FULL

The totals due are highlighted in bold above. If you have any questions please PM me.

Payments Due: I would like to have the remaining payments in by next week 6/14 so that I can send the funds to SaberFreak. Please let me know via PM if you think that you will not be able to meet this deadline.

My PayPal address is jedi_dogs(at)cox.net Remeber to replace (at) with the @ symbol.

Please include your rebelscum ID with your payment so I can keep everything straight http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

BlueMirageStudio
03-25-2006, 01:13 AM
What was the base for the dimensions?

MegaPrime33
03-25-2006, 07:45 AM
They look cool, but I have no idea how I would go about coloring the blanks to make them look like the stunt or the V2

Jedi_Rainman
03-25-2006, 07:56 AM
They look cool, but I have no idea how I would go about coloring the blanks to make them look like the stunt or the V2



I'm in the same boat. It would also depend if I have the money on-hand for the 50% down.

MegaPrime33
03-25-2006, 08:19 AM
They look cool, but I have no idea how I would go about coloring the blanks to make them look like the stunt or the V2



I'm in the same boat. It would also depend if I have the money on-hand for the 50% down.


Exactly. So if we were to get someone else to color them for us that would be even more money http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Jedi_Rainman
03-25-2006, 08:37 AM
I'd attempt to paint them myself, I'd just need to have a list of exactly what I will be needing http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jedi_Dogs
03-25-2006, 08:46 AM
They look cool, but I have no idea how I would go about coloring the blanks to make them look like the stunt or the V2



Finishing the saber blanks is not difficult. It takes some spray paint, some masking tape, a little bit of skill and a few hours of time. I can put up a detailed tutorial later on how to finish a saber but it will have to be after I have a new saber blank in hand http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

If you are interested in having me paint a saber for you (for a nominal fee) please PM me for the details.

Jedi_Dogs
03-25-2006, 08:59 AM
I'd attempt to paint them myself, I'd just need to have a list of exactly what I will be needing http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


Keep in mind that the saber blanks can be disassembled into three pieces - the emitter and pommel can be unscrewed from the grip/neck portion. This makes it easier to paint(and install the graflex clamp.)

For my stunt saber blank I painted the neck with "Krylon Premium Copper Brilliance" spray paint that I purchased from my local Wal-Mart. It was not very difficult to do. I simply masked the parts that I did not want painted with blue masking tape and sprayed it with several light coats. The grip area was fairly simple also. Again I masked the areas that did not need paint and I painted the entire grip area with "Rustolium Satin Black" spray paint and before it dried I wiped the paint off of the raised rings with a towel dipped in thinner.

For the V2 saber blank again I masked the parts that I did not want painted with blue masking tape and sprayed the remainder with the black paint. After about an hour (before the paint was completely dry) I weathered the saber with a plastic spoon to scrape away the paint to match the screen captures. The spoon allowed me to control the amount of paint removed without harming the aluminum saber http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Please let me know if you have any more questions.

SaberFreak
03-25-2006, 08:59 AM
You guys need to read the first post carefully. All your answers are there... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

SaberFreak
03-25-2006, 09:31 AM
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SaberFreak
03-25-2006, 09:32 AM
Keep in mind that the saber blanks can be disassembled into three pieces - the emitter and pommel can be unscrewed from the grip/neck portion. This makes it easier to paint(and install the graflex clamp.)


Sorry Jedi_Dogs, I forgot to inform you that for this run I'm keeping the pommel and the body as one piece to eliminate any alignment issues.

The last time I was able to be there when the machine shop drilled the holes for the D-ring and cone knob, but I will not have that luxury this time round since the shop is in another town.

_Lee_
03-25-2006, 09:43 AM
They look cool, but I have no idea how I would go about coloring the blanks to make them look like the stunt or the V2



I'm in the same boat. It would also depend if I have the money on-hand for the 50% down.


Exactly. So if we were to get someone else to color them for us that would be even more money http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



It honestly wouldnt be that hard.Ive just received my V2 from Russ and i cant wait to paint it and batter it a little.Like Jedi Dogs said,its only a case of a little masking tape and a spray can.As long as you dont hold the spray can like Manny from Scarface holds a machine gun,you will be OK http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gifThe whole thing would be complete within an hour or so IMO.

theotherbruce
03-25-2006, 12:08 PM
reposted from first thread since nobody replied: http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

here's something i've been wondering about. if you look at the pictures of the shared stunt on parts of star wars, the circuit board used in the actual prop is very different than the ones we can buy from say ebay or blast-tech. where the boards used in the v2's and luke's esb are 13 trace boards, the stunt board pictured on posw is only like a seven or eight trace.

i was wondering if anyone had identified what exactly that board is and if so, where to get a replica of it. feel free to chime in all you stunt builders from the last run too.

Darth_Pain
03-25-2006, 02:10 PM
I'm not sure if it was a circuit board but, you can cut a piece of black plastic to the right size and put GOLD leaf,foil,tape or whatever looks good to you.
I'm about to do this tonight or tomorrow.
I'll lyk how it turns out.

SaberFreak
03-25-2006, 09:54 PM
I'm not sure if it was a circuit board but, you can cut a piece of black plastic to the right size and put GOLD leaf,foil,tape or whatever looks good to you.
I'm about to do this tonight or tomorrow.
I'll lyk how it turns out.


Hey if yours turn out ok maybe you can do a run for anyone who wants one? I'd definitely get one from you! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Just make sure the gold leaf or whatever you use don't face/rub off in time...

theotherbruce
03-26-2006, 04:38 PM
i had been thinking of filing down another circuit board or bubble strip and then repainting it. black plastic would definitely be simpler tho. definitely let us know how yours turns out.

lesternessman
03-26-2006, 05:01 PM
yeah, once you try and slide it into place in the clamp, you run a good chance of messing it up. I tried something similar with some foil tape.

Jedi_Dogs
03-26-2006, 11:31 PM
Sorry Jedi_Dogs, I forgot to inform you that for this run I'm keeping the pommel and the body as one piece to eliminate any alignment issues.



That is a little disappointing - that means that the Graflex clamp must be slipped over the neck and grip section of the saber to be installed. There is no way it will fit over the pommel end.

SaberFreak
03-27-2006, 01:21 AM
that means that the Graflex clamp must be slipped over the neck and grip section of the saber to be installed. There is no way it will fit over the pommel end.


Even with the way I did it for the last run you still have to slip the clamp over the neck and grip section. The only way to slip the clamp in from the back is to make the break right after the section where the clamp goes.

Lets wait till the run start and see how many order we have. If it reaches 30 or even 25 units I may be able to convince the machine shop to throw in one extra break at no cost.

If the shop insist to charge more for making one more break (more breaks means more labor and more material due to wastage), then we'll need to have a show of hands to see how many are in favour of paying more for this feature.

The_Mike
03-27-2006, 11:19 AM
So we've got 16 definites and 2 or 3 on the fence so far? I can't wait for my V2, my first custom and everyone else's pics makes it look great. I'm having Jedi_Dogs paint mine and hopefully we can get some group ordering going for the clamp/circuit board and the filister screw....

Jedi_Rainman
03-27-2006, 02:08 PM
I'm going to think it over while on vacation. I'll be back around the 6th and decide then...

The_Mike
03-27-2006, 02:16 PM
Hey SaberFreak, didn't you say that if all the V2 people agree to use Jedi_Dog's Filister Screw (Granted he can get them) then we'd all get the threaded hole for that particular screw?

Darth_Pain
03-27-2006, 02:52 PM
Ok, After looking for the right materials all weekend http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif I finally found some good stuff to use. I did these last night.
Tha 2 on top are Brushed Gold and the bottom 3 are Polished Gold. It's hard to see the difference but the brushed is like satin with no reflection and the Polished is, well, shiny. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
I used plastic and gold foil. I rubbed them a few times and the adhesive seems to be good.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/p14999b0b2ef1f5b4a931be26d3725bbe/efaed0f8.jpg

<font color="red">These stunt strips are $4ea.
Please, specify if you want (polished or brushed), They will be sent to you with your saber blank. </font>

saberjunky
03-27-2006, 03:47 PM
PM sent....count me in for a V2 Looks great to me, cant wait to get spraying & weathering. Wooohooo

SaberFreak
03-27-2006, 06:51 PM
Hey SaberFreak, didn't you say that if all the V2 people agree to use Jedi_Dog's Filister Screw (Granted he can get them) then we'd all get the threaded hole for that particular screw?


Yup! If a fillister screw can be decided and I get a sample sent to me, I will definitely get the hole drilled http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

theotherbruce
03-27-2006, 07:11 PM
So i finally got my vintage clamp for my v2 in the mail today. That meant it was time to do some work. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif Here's a few quick and dirty photos of one of saberfreaks v2 blanks halfway through painting, i figured you all might like to see one in transition:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i275/r0cketsauce/114-1495_IMG.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i275/r0cketsauce/114-1497_IMG.jpg

I had already weathered the emitter separately, and was able to be a bit sloppy on purpose taking the paint off the bands. Going for a weathered saber makes life easier. For those curious this is the result of about 1 hour of my time.

The_Mike
03-27-2006, 11:32 PM
looks great so far! I want the pristine version, I'm not sure why but it really does it for me over the weathered version.

All right SaberFreak, let's hope Jedi_Dogs can nab a filister screw because if not, well then mine will definitely be without... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SaberFreak
03-28-2006, 06:26 AM
PM sent....count me in for a V2 Looks great to me, cant wait to get spraying & weathering. Wooohooo


Couldn't find a PM from you in my inbox saberjunky. Can you resend again?

Don't forget to include your email address too.

Thanks!

Darth_Pain
03-28-2006, 01:21 PM
I for see a few more people joining in. Why? Because they were watching russrep's V2 sabers on Ebay and the bid ended at $255 for the completed one. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Oh, and I'd like the holes, for the knob & fillister screw(if possible) drilled on my stunt, please.

SaberFreak
03-29-2006, 07:47 AM
Oh, and I'd like the holes, for the knob & fillister screw(if possible) drilled on my stunt, please.


*uh hum* The Stunt do not have a fillister screw or a knob on it. The only holes the Stunt has are the one on the emitter and the one for the D-ring http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Well in the movie version the Stunt has other holes used for holding the different sections together, but what I'm making is screwed on so there'll be no need for those holes. It's up to the individual if you want to put in the holes to make it movie accurate. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Darth_Pain
03-29-2006, 02:27 PM
Oh, and I'd like the holes, for the knob & fillister screw(if possible) drilled on my stunt, please.


*uh hum* The Stunt do not have a fillister screw or a knob on it. The only holes the Stunt has are the one on the emitter and the one for the D-ring http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Well in the movie version the Stunt has other holes used for holding the different sections together, but what I'm making is screwed on so there'll be no need for those holes. It's up to the individual if you want to put in the holes to make it movie accurate. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



So, are you saying that, I will have to drill the knob & fillister screw hole myself?? (Even if a hole size is agreed on for the fillister)?
I don't know what's screen accurate for the stunt but I want mine to look like this.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid203/p1f436882bc7fae37748ad648f5023a05/efa7784f.jpg
As you can see the stunt has the holes for the knob & fill.screw.

theotherbruce
03-29-2006, 04:41 PM
something i just noticed looking at that picture of the stunt again...is the last step on the emitter painted black? looks like it to me in 2 of the pictures on parts of star wars. also, doesn't the clamp lever look black too?

lesternessman
03-29-2006, 06:03 PM
That's the stunt. There was no cone knob or fillister screw on this saber. Just a lot of holes. There are a couple in the clamp body and one in the pommel. I think there is even one on the stem. I have an assortment of pics if you need them.
Here's a few
http://www.hooverae.com/upload/pics/CIMG3469.sized.jpg
http://www.hooverae.com/upload/pics/475.jpg
http://www.hooverae.com/upload/pics/CIMG3463.sized.jpg

and a link to some more, scroll down to the bottom of the page
http://lightsaber.cside.com/lightsaber/aboutm/flame.htm

theotherbruce
03-29-2006, 10:52 PM
awesome, i always forget about that site. some great reference shots of the stunt...

Darth_Pain
03-30-2006, 01:23 AM
GREAT pics! Les http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif Thank you!

I know there wasn't a knob & fillister screw on the stunt.
Aren't those 2 holes on the stunt in the same position as the knob & fillister on the V2?

SaberFreak
03-30-2006, 07:21 AM
Aren't those 2 holes on the stunt in the same position as the knob & fillister on the V2?


http://www.partsofsw.com/images/skyken1.jpg
http://www.partsofsw.com/images/skyken3.jpg

The 2 holes on the Stunt near the pommel looks like they could be where the fillister screw & Knurl knob go, but their position do not correspond to where the fillister screw & Knurl knob go on the V2 in relation to the D-ring.

Furthermore these 2 holes look like they're very shallow, suggesting they could have screws in them which were used to hold the different sections of the stunt together. If that's the case then it makes no sense to have the holes there, except purely for cosmetic purposed to make it look more movie accurate.

I have specified right from the beginning what's included and what's not, and my quote was based on that. I simply can't oblige every person's wish to have details added to their blank or else I'll be working on this till kingdom come.

Sorry Darth_Pain, unless someone can come up with certified correct position, size and depth for the 2 holes, and everyone else getting the stunt wants the holes put in, I'm afraid you'll have to drill those holes yourself.

Darth_Pain
03-30-2006, 02:18 PM
Ok I'll do it myself.

One more thing. You are going to have the D-ring hole drilled in this position right? By looking at Jedi_Dogs Stunt I see the hole is centered when it should be closer to the clamp side.
http://lightsaber.cside.com/lightsaber/aboutm/luke_rotj/artofsw/lukestunt4.JPG

Darth_Pain
03-30-2006, 02:35 PM
PM me for a STUNT Circuit board.

The_Mike
03-30-2006, 02:41 PM
Good to know, man Jedi_Dogs is gonna hook me up big time! Now if I could find that Graflex Clamp....

darthbob
03-30-2006, 02:46 PM
What would be the correct type of circuit board for the V2 the one Darth_Pain made or one from blast tech ?

lesternessman
03-30-2006, 02:47 PM
My pleasure Lord Pain and anyone else having a gander. Yeah, if you're going for the stunt hilt, there's going to be a whole lot of drilling at various depths and spots on the hilts. v2 is not as swiss cheese like. I've got a couple more pics of this saber from various makers. If you want them, shoot me a pm. However, if accurate you're going for, I would just stick to the exhibit photos.Can't get more accurate than that!
Good point on the d ring placement though. If the pommel and the "gear" are going to arrive as one piece, you better be sure how it lines up or accurate, it may not be. These clamps shift though- so can you really be sure they weren't lined up during the movie shoot?

Jedi_Dogs
03-30-2006, 03:54 PM
What would be the correct type of circuit board for the V2 the one Darth_Pain made or one from blast tech ?



Darth_Pain's circuit board is for the STUNT saber. The one for the V2 is like this one (http://www.blast-tech.com/products_lensesBoards_CB-1.asp) from Blast-Tech.

I will be organizing group orders for the Blast-Tech circuit boards, D-Rings and Roman's Empire's Graflex Clamps. I was planning to wait until we have all of the saber orders in before I start taking orders for these parts. That way we can spread your payments a few weeks apart http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jedi_Dogs
03-30-2006, 04:27 PM
Good news everybody. I have acquired a small supply of "fillister screws" for the V2 sabers. They are the same ones that russrep uses on his sabers and they are supposed to be very close to the actual screws used on the prop. I am only asking $1 each for them to cover my costs. Since I have a limited supply of them I will be offering them to members who purchase a V2 saber from SaberFreak first. I'd like to limit it to one per person at this time to make sure that everybody that wants one gets one http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif Please let me know if you are interested.

I have updated my post at the top (Post #5 in this thread) with the list so far.

I will also be posting details this weekend about the group orders for the clamps, circuit boards and d-rings.

The_Mike
03-30-2006, 05:03 PM
I'm in for the whole thing...

TK421mv7
03-30-2006, 05:20 PM
YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!

Why, yes, I would be interested in the fillister screw as well the parts group orders. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif




I am only asking $1 each for them to cover my costs. Since I have a limited supply of them I will be offering them to members who purchase a V2 saber from SaberFreak first. Please let me know if you are interested.

I will also be posting details this weekend about the group orders for the clamps, circuit boards and d-rings.

vdubbin2001
03-30-2006, 05:23 PM
PM sent on fillister screw.

SaberFreak
03-31-2006, 07:21 PM
April Fool Bump! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Come on guys, slightly over a week before I close this order...

Darth_Nickel
03-31-2006, 08:32 PM
PM sent for Stunt Strip.

lesternessman
03-31-2006, 09:20 PM
I had a pm asking where the card in this pic came from..
http://www.hooverae.com/upload/pics/475.jpg

Its not my clamp, nor did I remember where I pulled the pic from. However, I found it. I'll give you one guess as to who made the sabers in this pic

http://www.hooverae.com/upload/pics/500.jpg
and another pic of the board
http://www.hooverae.com/upload/pics/472.jpg

answer....the one and only, STORMPATH. Here's how you view the saber
http://lightsaber.cside.com/indexf.html
go to "picture BBS" on left hand side of the page
scroll to the bottom of the page until you see the box, scroll it to read
2004/03
and there you will have it. I will pm stormpath on what bus card he used and post it once I have a response. Happy trails.

Darth_Nickel
03-31-2006, 09:48 PM
I have a few questions about the paint jobs on the V2s and the Stunt.

What is the accurate saber? The V2 in lesternessman's pics are painted similar to the MR Luke. The other V2s are weathered. I like them both, but where did the paint jobs come from.

Then there is the stunt saber. Is the accurate stunt the one with the Graflex Clip or the Control Box? Does the V2 use a Graflex Clip or a control box?

Just trying to be educated.

lesternessman
03-31-2006, 10:04 PM
v2s are weathered. The stunt's I guess you could argue are weathered too. Some like the pristine look, but weathered is screen accurate..

The pic I just posted has the hero and the stunt. The v2's are primarily black and silver. The stunt has the paintjob similar to the hero. The v2 has a clamp but it does not have the holes as the stunt does. It also has a bent rod instead of the clamp lever.

but since I am posting pics of stormpath's sabers, here is a pic of his v2 and his ESB
http://www.hooverae.com/upload/pics/stormpathV2.gif

Darth_Nickel
03-31-2006, 10:08 PM
I completely forgot about the hero saber. the hero has the control box (with the 2 crystal arrows) right? The stunt is suppose to be the screen used saber that didn't have the close up shots right? Am I starting to get this right?

lesternessman
03-31-2006, 10:13 PM
correct, the hero has the control box and the arrows, minus the clamp.The stunt and the v2 shared screen time although I would argue that the v2 had more time on screen than the stunt.

Darth_Nickel
03-31-2006, 10:19 PM
excellent. As soon as you posted the hero, I remembered. Thanks for all the help/info lesnes.

I can't wait to get this started.

Jedi_Dogs
04-01-2006, 11:00 AM
GROUP ORDER DETAILS POSTED.

I have updated my post at the top (Post #5 in this thread) with the details of the group orders and list so far.

Darth_Pain
04-01-2006, 01:29 PM
That's a sweet stunt saber! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif I like how he used real copper. That'll be interesting to find out if it was a real bus card or if it was made.

The_Mike
04-01-2006, 01:55 PM
Jedi_Dogs, excellent informational post. Whenever you need the cash just let me know, I have the cash put away for this already so I'm cool either way. Also though please add the cost for painting mine in my total.

I'm so excited its all coming together!!!

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

TK421mv7
04-01-2006, 02:39 PM
PM sent to Jedi_Dogs to clarify parts order. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Thanks!

darthbob
04-03-2006, 02:13 PM
I would like to get a plaque made for my V2 saber anyone know how I would go about doing that?

Darth_Nickel
04-03-2006, 02:18 PM
Sorry, wrong order. I don't know where to get plaques for these, but I would also be interested.

BradP
04-03-2006, 02:59 PM
There is a guy over at propcircle.com...I can see what he can do. what do we want on it? they are 10.00 shipped I think and if we all get one he might knock down the price.....

I will volunterr to do the plaques if that is ok?????

Darth_Nickel
04-03-2006, 03:31 PM
Can we use the MR logo?

The_Mike
04-03-2006, 04:00 PM
I'd like a plaque too but I want it to be MR Sized, it doesn't have to match MR's completely but I at least want the size since I have an additional Plaque Stand lying around. Something like this:

http://www.rebelscum.com/mr/mr-lukeelite25.jpg

Only instead of "2004 Collector's Society Edition" it could read "2006 Rebelscum Edition" and maybe "Luke Skywalker Lightsaber" could be on one line and "Version 2" can take the place of "Lightsaber" on that line...The last line could say "Limited Edition 1 of xx" whatever number we end at.

Instead of the "MR" logo because these aren't Master Replicas we could use the Rebelscum Logo!

Just a thought... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Darth_Nickel
04-03-2006, 04:15 PM
I like the idea Jedi Mike. I don't know what type of approval is needed from Philip on the use of the logo. I know we can't use the Lucas logo, but it is not necessary anyway. Would be nice to have a second logo for balance, but I'm not sure what else to put on the other side.

Meditate on this I will...

The_Mike
04-03-2006, 04:32 PM
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/497/dscf00260wj.jpg

This is what the guys did over on the Roman's Obi plaque, hopefully philip will let us use it as well....

Looking on Roman's site I don't see the Lucasfilm Logo being available but I do see other logos being used check this out:

http://www.romansempireproductions.com/REALtrek.jpg
http://www.romansempireproductions.com/REALgbusters.jpg

Maybe the Rebellion Logo to offset the RS one?

http://www.jedireunion.com/images/logo.jpg

Now I'm just putting it out there but how about instead of the "Star Wars" logo we have the original ROTJ Logo?

http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/StarWars/images/rojlogo.jpg

Seems like a tall order but it might be doable....the thing that I want is the size I want MR sized plaques....if you let me I'm sure I can go on for days, anyone else have thoughts? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

saberjunky
04-03-2006, 05:09 PM
They all look great but I agree we should go with the same size as the MR ones but keep it simple & as close to the same look as possible?

STAR WARS
RETURN OF THE JEDI
LUKE SKYWALKER
V2 LIGHTSABER

Darth_Nickel
04-03-2006, 06:44 PM
We will need one for the stunt too. I would like to see the exacct same plaque, but V2 replaced with Stunt.

SaberFreak
04-03-2006, 07:02 PM
I like the idea Jedi Mike. I don't know what type of approval is needed from Philip on the use of the logo. I know we can't use the Lucas logo, but it is not necessary anyway. Would be nice to have a second logo for balance, but I'm not sure what else to put on the other side.


I was just gonna suggest plaques, but I've been busy lately and you guys beat me to it http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Well for the 2nd Logo may I humbly suggest using my logo? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

As for the numbering, maybe we can include the blanks I made for the 1st run as well? I still have records of exactly who got what and if they want plaques I think they should be included.

Comments?

P.s.: Personally I prefer the RE one with the black background

Jedi_Dogs
04-03-2006, 07:03 PM
Well for the 2nd Logo may I humbly suggest using my logo? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif



What is your logo? I'd like to see a pic.

SaberFreak
04-03-2006, 07:05 PM
Well for the 2nd Logo may I humbly suggest using my logo? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif



What is your logo? I'd like to see a pic.


Its still a work in progress, but it will be ready soon.

Will post a pic as soon as I get the final version back from the designer.

BradP
04-03-2006, 07:06 PM
what is the saber junky logo...lets see http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Jedi_Dogs
04-03-2006, 07:07 PM
Well for the 2nd Logo may I humbly suggest using my logo? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif



What is your logo? I'd like to see a pic.


Its still a work in progress, but it will be ready soon.

Will post a pic as soon as I get the final version back from the designer.



Sounds interesting, I can't wait to see it.

The_Mike
04-03-2006, 07:12 PM
I'm all for the SaberFreak logo! Let's take a gander but I'm really jonsin' over this lego instead of the standard "Star Wars" logo because then you get the film title and everyone out in one line:

http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/StarWars/images/rojlogo.jpg

But if not I'm cool with it, but are we all in agreement that the it should be Master Replicas's size? I actually like the black background too because then it'll really stand out against MR versions....

Darth_Nickel
04-03-2006, 07:12 PM
I think it sounds like an honest request. I would love to see your logo.

I'm down for what ever the group decides about including the first run. The only question I would have would be, how to date it. I would think this would be the 2006 Rebelscum Edition. I don't know how we would incorporate another earlier run.

The_Mike
04-03-2006, 07:14 PM
The last run could be the 2005 Rebelscum Collector's Edition and this one could be the 2006 Rebelscum Collector's Edition or whatever the group decides but separating it by year is only fitting....

TK421mv7
04-03-2006, 07:15 PM
Yeah, I would say SaberFreak's logo would be a definite! And while I wasn't in on it, I think plaques should also be made available to members of the previous run.

I'm not overly picky about the plaque design, but some measure of consistency (I personally like Roman's style) and having them be the same size as MR's would be nice.

Jedi_Dogs
04-03-2006, 07:29 PM
I agree, I like the black Roman's (MR sized) plaques. Does this mean that I need to contact Roman about some plaques to go with our clamps?

On that note I'd like to know if most of you guys prefer the Roman's clamps or the Parks clamps. I posted the question in my Best Graflex clamp replica? (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1794914&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1794914) thread and it appears that the Parks clamps are preferred. They are both about the same price but Parks will offer a slightly better discount $25 ea if we order 10-15 (Roman's clamps are discounted to $25.49) The Parks clamps include shipping while the shipping for the Roman's clamps puts the final cost at about $27. I am open to suggestions and I'd like to hear your opinions as to which clamps you prefer and why.

TK421mv7
04-03-2006, 07:37 PM
While Jedi_Dogs and I have discussed the clamps through PM, I'll go on record saying I prefer the Roman clamps.

Darth_Nickel
04-03-2006, 07:38 PM
If Parks are prefered (In the pic they look better). I've never seen either in person so I can't comment for sure.

It also seems like the Parks are slighly a better deal than Roman's

saberjunky
04-03-2006, 08:03 PM
I'd go with the person who can do them the quickest. Parks do look better but he can be slow? I'm an impatiant bu*+_)))*)++ http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

The_Mike
04-03-2006, 08:57 PM
Whomever you decide is fine with me I just want my V2! Its great that we'll have an MR plaque but what to go on it???

darthbob
04-04-2006, 12:24 AM
I'm interested in getting a plaque for mine and a group buy would definitely make it alot easier and cheaper to get one.
If anyone is going to start a group buy for the plaques let me know.

Jedi_Dogs
04-04-2006, 12:44 AM
I'd say based on the overwhelming interest shown here in the last few hours, a group order of plaques will happen. We just need to work out the details.

Here is a quick rendering of my possible design:
http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/5641/plaques2ud.jpg

What does everybody think?

SaberFreak
04-04-2006, 05:57 AM
Wow I love it! And thanks guys for agreeing to put my logo on the plaque. I'm having teary eyes now...

Has anyone officially contacted Philip about using the RS logo on the plaque?

Philip if you're reading this do chime in either here, or send myself or Jedi_Dogs a PM... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Oh I just remembered...don't mean to throw everyone off but I think we better settle the following (possible) issues early on:

1) Plaques for those getting the Stunt version - looks like a new template need to be created for these since it will have to ne ANH instead of ROTJ. Will a small number of plaques make the price too high to be worthwhile?

2) Is the V2 really an ROTJ saber? THIS THREAD (http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=107988) over at the RPF certainly cast doubt on it.

In that thread, lonepigeon posted: "Yep, the V2 is a second Kenobi stunt saber from ANH. It came from the same mold as the "shared stunt". It still had a blade attached during ESB when Mark Hamill used it for saber practice. That pic came up back when the DVD's came out."

Do we want to stick with ROTJ or change it to ANH? Ironically, if we change it to ANH then the Stunt plaque issue will be automatical resolved...

Sorry guys I haven't been on the RPF long enough to find out about this when it was first discussed, and apparently a lot of other ppl didn't know too.

Comments? Thoughts?

bobodohn
04-04-2006, 06:56 AM
Man... too much to think about. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif I'd stick with "ROTJ V2" if you ask me.

saberjunky
04-04-2006, 08:15 AM
I agree, we all use ROTJ shots to build it & weather it & its seen in ROTJ, There is no conclusive evidence that its the same saber from ANH they would have made dozens of these. stick to what we know. We could end up with the first cast clay version used be Prowse borrowed be Hammill, knackerd by Guiness...re cast & glued by lucas then re sprayed for Empire by Kershner to be stolen by Oz & rod added by fisher for the holiday special on the dvd of the video of ROTJ & finally buried by an ewok on set to be used again in TPM. I say ROTJ as if you look you couldnt attach a rod to the emitter of the V2 in the shots anyway. ???????

lesternessman
04-04-2006, 08:24 AM
nice plaque designs!

SaberFreak
04-04-2006, 08:28 AM
I agree, we all use ROTJ shots to build it & weather it & its seen in ROTJ, There is no conclusive evidence that its the same saber from ANH they would have made dozens of these. stick to what we know. We could end up with the first cast clay version used be Prowse borrowed be Hammill, knackerd by Guiness...re cast & glued by lucas then re sprayed for Empire by Kershner to be stolen by Oz & rod added by fisher for the holiday special on the dvd of the video of ROTJ & finally buried by an ewok on set to be used again in TPM. I say ROTJ as if you look you couldnt attach a rod to the emitter of the V2 in the shots anyway. ???????


Ha ha ha...I like that http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I'm fine with ROTJ as long as everyone else does. Just wanna get that out of the way before it becomes an issue.

saberjunky
04-04-2006, 08:55 AM
I like the more MR aproach
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f157/saberjunky/plaque.jpg

The Rebel logo's to be replaced with LFL & saberfreaks?

The_Mike
04-04-2006, 10:28 AM
http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/5641/plaques2ud.jpg

I love it! This is exactly what I wanted! It is different and original and will definitely stand out against the standard MR plaques! Excellent work!

As for the ROTJ question, although there has been some discussion over when that saber gets dated I think since most of us are going for the ROTJ version of the V2 because that what most of us know it by its a safe bet to leave it that way.

Jedi_Dogs
04-04-2006, 06:24 PM
Well guys, I finally heard back from Roman today and I do not have good news to report. He says the 15% discount that he offered before was only for the complete saber kits (that Vaapad organized). Unfortunately he will not be able to offer us a discount on just the clamps http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif To make matters worse, he does not know when or if he will have them in stock.

This means that if we stick with Roman we have to pay full price of $30 per clamp (plus $1.50 each for shipping) and hope that Roman will receive them in time or order from Parks for $25 each, shipped. If we order more than 16 from Parks we get an even greater discounted price of $22.50 each, shipped. (I currently have orders for 14 clamps so we only need two more to get the better discount http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif) Plus, from what I understand Parks has plenty of clamps in stock. I think that the answer is obvious but I would like to hear your thoughts.

Darth_Nickel
04-04-2006, 07:08 PM
So does that cause a problem for the Stunt Plaque? I still am interested in a stunt plaque

TK421mv7
04-04-2006, 07:13 PM
I think that the answer is obvious but I would like to hear your thoughts.



I agree, Parks seems like the way to go at this point.

Jedi_Dogs
04-04-2006, 07:19 PM
So does that cause a problem for the Stunt Plaque? I still am interested in a stunt plaque



This should not affect the plaque order at all. We can still order them from Roman's (here is a link to his website (http://www.romansempireproductions.com/Display_Plaques.htm)) or we can wait and see what damon5973 finds out from the member on propcircle.com

BradP
04-04-2006, 08:03 PM
I got an estimate on the price. 8.00 shipped if we can get 25 or so.. I figure with the first run and this one then we could do it. i will copy the pics from here and see what he can do.

Jedi_Dogs
04-04-2006, 08:05 PM
Thanks Brad, that sounds better than the $18 ea that Roman would charge

The_Mike
04-04-2006, 08:20 PM
I think the choice is obvious for us to go with Parks and wherever we the plaque from as long as they are quality plaques and Master Replicas sized I'm cool with it.

SaberFreak
04-05-2006, 06:03 AM
We're fast approaching the April 9 deadline and the shop has already called me twice to find out if I'm ready to go because they want to lock this order into their schedule.

If anyone else wants in the time is now!

BradP
04-05-2006, 06:55 AM
So the plaques would not be a problem. I misread the post, it is 8.00 PLUS shipping, but is still a good deal.

here is the email below.

Brad,

Right now I am really only set up to do plaques like the MR ones. That said, I think I can invert the settings to get what you are after. You are basically looking for something like the MR CE plaques but with silver lettering instead of the gold. Would you want to do a LFL logo and Rebelscum logo? I can do that. As far as a discount goes. I start them off on eBay at $10.00 which basically covers all my costs plus a few bucks for me. If I could do all 25, sequentially numbered, and all at once, I could do it for $8.00 each plus shipping.

If you like, I could do a mock-up of one to give you an idea of what it would look like.


So, allwe need is a list of who has what Saber, Stunt or V2 and the order they were placed.

The_Mike
04-05-2006, 10:09 AM
There goes the ROTJ logo... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Lol, Can we see the mock up he is offering? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SaberFreak
04-05-2006, 10:20 AM
Thanks for doing the legwork damon.



So, all we need is a list of who has what Saber, Stunt or V2 and the order they were placed.


I will compile and put up a list of who got what in the order they got them on the first page as soon as I can. Anyone on that list who wants a plaque can PM me put a yes/no beside their name.

BradP
04-05-2006, 06:15 PM
No NO No...I sent him the one we did here on the other page and he LOVES it, he is pretty sure he can do it. That was the first email he sent.

how many were in the first order and do we care if we are a continuation or do we want 2 separate runs?

I think a continous sp?? one is fine

The_Mike
04-05-2006, 08:06 PM
AHahahahha! Brad, you made my night! If we can get these:

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/5641/plaques2ud.jpg

With our V2/Stunts for that price that'd be awesome! Gotta find that MR plaque stand now....I personally have no problem with one continuous run for the plaques....

Jedi_Dogs
04-05-2006, 08:26 PM
I have no problem with a continuous run of plaques either. Actually I would prefer that they were not numbered but I am probably in the minority http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

BradP
04-05-2006, 08:37 PM
i have gotten to the point where numbers mean nothing really.

Jedi_Dogs
04-05-2006, 08:52 PM
Brad, I have the file that Mike posted (again) above ^^ http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif saved in a Photoshop format with different layers so it can be easily edited. I can send you the file if you want to forward it to your friend on propcircle.com I can also provide a higher resolution image if you can get me the specs he needs.

I created the image using the style of Roman's plaques because at the time I thought we were going to have him create the plaques. I can change the design (to black text on white or silver background) and or further tweak it if anyone has suggestions. Like Mike I like the ROTJ logo since it contrasts the many MR plaques that I have.

I am still waiting for SaberFreak's logo to put in the lower right corner http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

TK421mv7
04-05-2006, 09:38 PM
i have gotten to the point where numbers mean nothing really.



A big +1 to that. Oh wait, that's a number too! AGH!

Darth_Nickel
04-05-2006, 10:32 PM
I agree that numbers sort of mean nothing (as to what number I get) I do like to know the number plaque that I got and the total size. It's kind of fun to know that only xx amount of these exist.

What the numbers are, does not really matter to me.

TK421mv7
04-05-2006, 10:41 PM
It's kind of fun to know that only xx amount of these exist.





For now... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

The_Mike
04-05-2006, 11:08 PM
Since we are including the first run of lightsabers in the plaques it'd be great to get a 1 of xxx the same generic way they do for Sideshow figures or something along those lines that do not utilize individual numbering. If another run is done then its should be considered the true "second" run and can get their own plaque (I definitely will be tempted to snag a Stunt if another run happens down the road). I love the ROTJ logo and the black with silver writing, imagine your collection as a whole the customs and the licensed will be immediately recognizable thanks to the black plaques and customized logos even though the size is the same and some of the bases will be as well.

Its really great this is all coming together!

Knight
04-06-2006, 11:56 AM
I think I would like to get in on this order for a V2 if it isn't too late... PM sent.

Jedi_Dogs
04-06-2006, 12:49 PM
I think I would like to get in on this order for a V2 if it isn't too late... PM sent.



It is definitely not too late. Welcome aboard, please send me a PM if you are interested in any of the parts from the group orders - clamp, screw, circuit boards. (See the Group Order post (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1777201&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1777246) for details) http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Knight
04-06-2006, 12:58 PM
Cool! PM sent.

Jedi_Dogs
04-06-2006, 01:27 PM
Cool! PM sent.



Great, that gets us up to 16 clamps on order so we qualify for the discounted price of $22.50 each. Thanks.

I still need to know if everybody wants to submit payments for the group orders with the first payment to SaberFreak or would you prefer to wait a couple of weeks to help spread out the payments. I have only heard from a couple of people and they prefer to send one large payment.

Remember SaberFreak's deadline is this Sunday 4/09 http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Darth_Pain
04-06-2006, 01:55 PM
I like the V2 plaque and I'd like to get one.
As for the stunt plaque... I think it should read something like this.
STAR WARS
A NEW HOPE - RETURN OF THE JEDI
Obi-wan Kenobi - Luke Skywalker
-SHARED STUNT LIGHTSABER-
I'd rather not have them numbered. And I don't care which logos are there as long as the MR logo isn't on it.
As for the payments, it really doesn't matter to me.

saberjunky
04-06-2006, 01:59 PM
If possiible it would be great to do it in one payment for everything but I will go with what ever the plan is. Can we see the final design for the V2 plaque before it is submitted? Thanks to everyone who is involved with the organisation of this cool saber collective.

TK421mv7
04-06-2006, 03:22 PM
I'd prefer to send the larger payment first that includes the group parts order to just to be done with it. Also, it would give Parks more time...

vdubbin2001
04-06-2006, 03:35 PM
I like the idea of splitting the runs for the plaques(2005,2006 edition and future runs). Numbering of the plaques doesnt matter to me. How payment is handled, I am ok either way.

MikeyX
04-06-2006, 03:36 PM
If Parks are prefered (In the pic they look better). I've never seen either in person so I can't comment for sure.

It also seems like the Parks are slighly a better deal than Roman's


Sorry I missed this when you guys were discussing it - I've not been on-line as much as usual of late and only half-followed this thread as I had already arranged to get a v2 body otherwise I might well have joined this order. Anyways if there is still discussion about the clamps, and the pics you're going on are mine from the other thread then I could probably do some better ones - those were just zoom-ins from some other pics I had - macro mode on the camera would probably do a better job.

It looks like you've selected Parks - but just let me know if you want me to take some more Romans vs. Parks clamp pics - I'm happy to do some if it'll help. I could even compare them to an MR clamp of your choice should you so wish.

Knight
04-06-2006, 05:00 PM
I would rather just make the large payment first...but I can go with whatever makes it easiest for everyone.

The_Mike
04-06-2006, 05:05 PM
This is how this breaksdown at least for the V2 customers.

You have to pay $82.50 up front to get everything started. If you pay for all the other items with that first payment it totals $115.35 (not including Plaque pricing) which means you'll only have to come up with $82.50 once they are completed and that's it pending the pricing and payment of the plaques.

I think one larger payment is best only because I have the funds right now and its easier to come up with the $82 later than the $115 later....

Jedi_Dogs
04-06-2006, 07:10 PM
I would rather just make the large payment first...but I can go with whatever makes it easiest for everyone.



One large payment would be fine with me. I believe SaberFreak divided it into two payments to make it easier to budget. For those of you who wish to pay the full amount upfront I will just sent the entire payment to him.

After the order is finalized on Sunday I will update my post at the top of this thread with the totals for everybody and let you decide individually if you want to send full payment up front or half now and the other half when the sabers are shipped.

For those of you who are ordering a V2 saber and all parts necessary to complete it (including the plaque) the prices will break down as follows: Saber - $165.00, Clamp - $22.50, BT-Board $8.50, D-ring - $0.85, Fillister screw - $1.00, Plaque $9.00, PayPal fees - $2.15 for a total of $209.00 http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Darth_Nickel
04-06-2006, 07:28 PM
What's the final price for all the parts and the Plaque for the Stunt folks? I'm fine with wither way for payment, just need the details.

Jedi_Dogs
04-06-2006, 09:56 PM
What's the final price for all the parts and the Plaque for the Stunt folks? I'm fine with wither way for payment, just need the details.



Instead of quoting prices individually, I have updated my Group Order (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1777201&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1777246) post above with all of the totals for the orders received so far. Please let me know if you need to make any changes to your orders http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

TK421mv7
04-06-2006, 10:21 PM
PM sent...

SaberFreak
04-07-2006, 04:12 AM
It looks like you've selected Parks - but just let me know if you want me to take some more Romans vs. Parks clamp pics - I'm happy to do some if it'll help. I could even compare them to an MR clamp of your choice should you so wish.

Yes we're going with Parks at this point, not just because of the price, but also because RE simply do not have any stock left, while parks said he has them in stock and ready to go.

Yes it would be very helpful if you could take come more comparison pics and post in this thread. Or you can PM me the link and I'll put it up on the first page.

Thanks for helping, appreciate it! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

ihs
04-07-2006, 09:09 AM
PM's sent to SaberFreak and Jedi_Dogs... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif I'd like to join as long as I'm not too late!

Jedi_Dogs
04-07-2006, 09:13 AM
The deadline is Sunday 04/09 so it is not too late http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

ihs
04-07-2006, 09:19 AM
The deadline is Sunday 04/09 so it is not too late http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



I thought so, but was afraid that it had been moved up and I'd missed the message somewhere. Glad to hear I still made it in!

lesternessman
04-07-2006, 11:32 AM
I had a pm asking where the card in this pic came from..
http://www.hooverae.com/upload/pics/475.jpg

Its not my clamp, nor did I remember where I pulled the pic from. However, I found it. I'll give you one guess as to who made the sabers in this pic

http://www.hooverae.com/upload/pics/500.jpg
and another pic of the board
http://www.hooverae.com/upload/pics/472.jpg

answer....the one and only, STORMPATH. Here's how you view the saber
http://lightsaber.cside.com/indexf.html
go to "picture BBS" on left hand side of the page
scroll to the bottom of the page until you see the box, scroll it to read
2004/03
and there you will have it. I will pm stormpath on what bus card he used and post it once I have a response. Happy trails.



here's the reply to the pm sent


Hi wes

the bus card is made from two side copper board. the board is for electronic device building. I draw the line on it and use little knife cut it to the looking you see on pic. and send it to my jeweller friend. he help plate gold on it. icon_biggrin.gif

best wishes

stormpath

04-07-2006, 12:01 PM
The deadline is Sunday 04/09 so it is not too late http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



Is there any chance this will come around again a few months from now?

The_Mike
04-07-2006, 01:22 PM
There has to be enough people willing to commit to a run I'm sure but its happening twice before if enough people are in it could happen again....why risk it though jump on board! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

04-07-2006, 02:28 PM
why risk it though jump on board! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Uh, I wish I could now, but I can't.
I've spent too much lately. I kind of need to hold off on buying things.
This looks like fun though.

SaberFreak
04-08-2006, 01:47 AM
I'll try to do runs as long as enough people get on board...however with the price of fuel continue to go up, material costs will go up too. So price per unit of future runs may go up accordingly. This is world economics, and its nothing anyone can do anything about.

Even with this run my shop has called me twich to ask if I'm ready to go, as he fear material costs will go up in the very near future and he may not ba able to honor the quote he gave me 2 weeks ago if that happens...

If I get more then 20 units for this run I may even be able to negotiate for a better price, but that's not something I can promise until I talk to the shop, with confirmed orders in hand...

The_Mike
04-08-2006, 02:53 AM
How many are we at SF?

SaberFreak
04-08-2006, 03:45 AM
How many are we at SF?


19. The list is in post #2 on the 1st page. I usually update it as soon as I have a new order http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

MikeyX
04-08-2006, 11:26 AM
It looks like you've selected Parks - but just let me know if you want me to take some more Romans vs. Parks clamp pics - I'm happy to do some if it'll help. I could even compare them to an MR clamp of your choice should you so wish.

Yes we're going with Parks at this point, not just because of the price, but also because RE simply do not have any stock left, while parks said he has them in stock and ready to go.

Yes it would be very helpful if you could take come more comparison pics and post in this thread. Or you can PM me the link and I'll put it up on the first page.

Thanks for helping, appreciate it! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif


I've posted some more pics on the Best Graflex clamp replica? thread here. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1809983&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1&PHPSESSID=)

Hope that helps. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Jedi_Dogs
04-09-2006, 03:24 PM
Good news, we have now surpased the 20 unit mark. Hopefully SaberFreak will be able to negotiate a better deal on each of the saber blanks. We will have to keep our fingers crossed http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

theotherbruce
04-09-2006, 03:34 PM
well that's good news...fingers crossed.

TK421mv7
04-09-2006, 03:37 PM
So should we pay now or wait to see if the price will be lowered by the shop?

saberjunky
04-09-2006, 03:58 PM
Great pics, who made your V2 it looks exquisite?

Knight
04-09-2006, 04:01 PM
Great news about surpasing the 20 units mark. I am really looking forward to putting this saber together!

Jedi_Dogs
04-09-2006, 04:26 PM
So should we pay now or wait to see if the price will be lowered by the shop?



You can go ahead and make the first payment now. SaberFreak told me that if there is a discount based on the number of units, the shop would calculate it (based on their final costs) after the run is completed. The discount (if any) will be factored into the final payment. For those of you that pre-pay the entire amount, a refund will be issued when the run is complete.

Darth_Pain
04-09-2006, 04:29 PM
So should we pay now or wait to see if the price will be lowered by the shop?



There are still some issues with the Stunt, we have to go over before I pay.
SF, says we'll do that in "e-mail mode" since, not everyone in on the GB is here on RS.

Darth_Nickel
04-09-2006, 04:31 PM
What are the issues with the Stunt. I'm interested since I'm getting one.

Jedi_Dogs
04-09-2006, 04:34 PM
Great pics, who made your V2 it looks exquisite?



If you are asking MikeyX then his saber was created by russrep on the RPF. You can see more pictures of MikeyX's saber here (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1812058&Main=1750128#1810023) Russrep is the same craftsman who created my V2 seen in the first post of this thred (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1777201&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1) The blueprint that SaberFreak is using for his V2 blanks is the same one that russrep uses for his http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Darth_Pain
04-09-2006, 05:57 PM
What are the issues with the Stunt. I'm interested since I'm getting one.



Well, since you asked. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid203/p00bc48b4e99e895e0a1991ffbe1ba13e/ef9d8ac6.jpg
I've been compareing pics of the original to Jedi_Dogs stunt and my V2 which both were from SaberFreaks last run.
First off, the obvious is the D-ring hole. It's not centered in the pommel cube like the V2. It's closer to the clamp. Look HERE (http://lightsaber.cside.com/lightsaber/aboutm/luke_rotj/artofsw/lukestunt5.JPG)
Second, I think the groove just below the emitter is too thin. I think it should be 1.5mm wide or 2mm. Instead of 1mm.
I think that's it for now. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Darth_Pain
04-09-2006, 05:58 PM
O'yeah, and I think the pommel cubes might be a little shorter than the V2. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Darth_Nickel
04-09-2006, 08:49 PM
Thanks for the info. Thanks. I never would have noticed. Is saberfreak working on the issue, or are we just "as is"

04-09-2006, 09:35 PM
Yay!
I hope they could be a cheaper price now. Maybe I'll convince myself to get a stunt.

The_Mike
04-09-2006, 09:46 PM
Nevermind, just saw the post on the first page, cash coming your way Jedi_Dogs...

The_Mike
04-09-2006, 09:57 PM
Payment sent in full! Can't wait!

Jedi_Rainman
04-09-2006, 11:20 PM
I couldn't help it guys...I'm in on one of each...I'm "broke" again

TK421mv7
04-09-2006, 11:39 PM
Payment in full sent - Thanks!!!

SaberFreak
04-10-2006, 02:32 AM
There are still some issues with the Stunt, we have to go over before I pay.
SF, says we'll do that in "e-mail mode" since, not everyone in on the GB is here on RS.




What are the issues with the Stunt. I'm interested since I'm getting one.


Well since the question has been asked here I suppose we can discuss it and maybe someone with better knowledge of the stunt can resolve this.

Darth_Pain believes that based on the photo below the groove on the copper neck is deeper on the stunt than it is on the V2:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid203/p00bc48b4e99e895e0a1991ffbe1ba13e/ef9d8ac6.jpg


Another thing is the position of the D-ring hole. Is it closer to the clamp like in the photo below:

http://lightsaber.cside.com/lightsaber/aboutm/luke_rotj/artofsw/lukestunt4.JPG

Or should it be centered like the V2 and the Hero?

http://myscififan.startrek.com.my/gallery/albums/userpics/10006/normal_DSCF7298.JPG
[Note: The above photo is the pommel of the Hero saber and was taken by me at the Art of Star Wars exhibition in Singapore]



O'yeah, and I think the pommel cubes might be a little shorter than the V2. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


As for that I have not come across any evidence it is the case, and with all the different blueprints floating out there I really don't know which one is the 'definitive' one. If anyone can provide concrete proof then I'm all for it.

Comments anyone?

SaberFreak
04-10-2006, 02:42 AM
Yay!
I hope they could be a cheaper price now. Maybe I'll convince myself to get a stunt.


You'll only get the discount(if any) if you get in now, because the shop can only tell me if there's going to be a discount when they've completed, or almost completed the run. Only then will they know their exact production cost...

For all you know they under quoted me and there won't be a discount...but of course they can't charge more either because they've committed to the price...

IronFist
04-10-2006, 07:14 AM
Payment sent.

theotherbruce
04-10-2006, 08:26 AM
i definitely think the d-ring hole should be closer to the clamp like in the pics....all the pics i've amassed while researching seem to support that. and yes, i agree that the windvane groove might be a bit deeper than we had thought, but not by much, so i'm not really concerned with that either way as i can dremel that out a bit if i choose later on...

04-10-2006, 08:30 AM
Yay!
I hope they could be a cheaper price now. Maybe I'll convince myself to get a stunt.


You'll only get the discount(if any) if you get in now, because the shop can only tell me if there's going to be a discount when they've completed, or almost completed the run. Only then will they know their exact production cost...

For all you know they under quoted me and there won't be a discount...but of course they can't charge more either because they've committed to the price...



Ugh!
It's such a tough decision. I'll think about it some more today, and make my decision.

Jedi_Rainman
04-10-2006, 08:32 AM
Better hurry...Ordering one actually ended yesterday http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

04-10-2006, 08:49 AM
Better hurry...Ordering one actually ended yesterday http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif


http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
Oh, ooops.
I've really missed out on things this time.

Jedi_Rainman
04-10-2006, 09:06 AM
Better hurry...Ordering one actually ended yesterday http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif


http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
Oh, ooops.
I've really missed out on things this time.



Just get it...you know you want one...or BOTH

SaberFreak
04-10-2006, 09:07 AM
Better hurry...Ordering one actually ended yesterday http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif


And all payments should be in by Friday 4/14. I will still accept orders till then but it must come with payment otherwise it won't be fair to those who's been waiting since 3 weeks ago.

Jedi_Rainman
04-10-2006, 09:12 AM
There you go people, he is letting you order up to the 14th...A sort of extension...You all know you want one, so why fight the craving? Just push the button http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

bobodohn
04-10-2006, 09:37 AM
Paid in full! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

saberjunky
04-10-2006, 09:40 AM
Whats the payment address for paypal, can someone let me know? Cheers

Knight
04-10-2006, 09:42 AM
Paid in full!

Knight
04-10-2006, 09:45 AM
GROUP ORDERS


Just to clarify: the funds do not have to be in by Sunday 4/09 but I would like to have them by Friday 4/14 at the latest so I can get the group orders placed and funds on their way to SaberFreak. Sunday 4/09 is SaberFreak's deadline to finalize the order of saber blanks.

My PayPal address is jedi_dogs(at)cox.net Remeber to replace (at) with the @ symbol.

Please include your rebelscum ID with your payment so I can keep everything straight http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



Figured I would quote this here since I had the same question earlier. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

saberjunky
04-10-2006, 10:01 AM
Thanks Knight, Payment in full sent http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

The_Mike
04-10-2006, 10:23 AM
Wow! Everyone is quickly leaping on this one! Only 8 out of 22 remain to pay that's amazing how structured this is...I say once the lasts are collected let's start the order! I want my V2 http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Darth_Nickel
04-10-2006, 10:31 AM
Payment sent (1/2 for stunt blank and full for parts and extras)

DarthShawn
04-11-2006, 08:17 AM
payment of 126.00 sent to jedi_dogs

-Shawn

Jedi_Dogs
04-12-2006, 07:46 AM
Just a friendly reminder that payments are due on Friday 04/14 http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

The_Mike
04-12-2006, 06:08 PM
http://i13.ebayimg.com/02/i/06/1e/9c/b3_12.JPG

I had a dream about this yesterday. It was in hand and gorgeous.... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

_Lee_
04-13-2006, 12:42 PM
Is that one of Russ's Mike http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

The_Mike
04-13-2006, 01:26 PM
I don't know, its a pic that Patrick sent me and I love it. I can't wait for this bad boy to be in my hot little hands!

vdubbin2001
04-13-2006, 03:39 PM
Partial payment sent. $82.50 balance due later.

Jedi_Dogs
04-15-2006, 01:34 AM
I have received payments from everybody but Darth_Pain. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif Due to the holiday weekend I think that I'll extend the payment deadline until Sunday night but I will definitely have to send payment to SaberFreak on Monday http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Darth_Pain
04-15-2006, 11:42 AM
I have received payments from everybody but Darth_Pain. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif Due to the holiday weekend I think that I'll extend the payment deadline until Sunday night but I will definitely have to send payment to SaberFreak on Monday http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Sorry guys, I didn't mean to hold things up. I just wanted to make sure I new what I was going to get before I paid.
The final Stunt design is still not completely settled but, I think it's going well enough for me to pay. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
JD you got $$ 82.50 for the blank and the parts are paid in full. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

BradP
04-15-2006, 01:12 PM
didnt bother me...glad you are happy with what you are getting. and I am sure if you dont like it someone will uy it off you later.....

Knight
04-18-2006, 05:10 AM
Anything new?

SaberFreak
04-18-2006, 06:57 AM
Anything new?


I think everyne is still recovering from that big meal they had over the Easter weekend ... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I'm all set to go, just waiting for Jedi_Dogs to forward me some money so I can pay the shop their deposit http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

IronFist
04-18-2006, 10:26 AM
Since I'm only waiting on a board and a clamp, I'm curious as to whether those orders have been placed yet.

The_Mike
04-18-2006, 02:15 PM
I'm dying for this lightsaber. Thanks again to SaberFreak and Jedi_Dogs for organizing this whole thing!

darthbob
04-19-2006, 01:22 AM
Any new updates?

SaberFreak
04-19-2006, 03:10 AM
Any new updates?


Well, Jedi_Dogs & myself have desided to split the money and get ourselves some nice high-end licensed props... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Knight
04-19-2006, 05:46 AM
Uh oh! Looks like a new installment of "Props" needs to be filmed! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jedi_Rainman
04-19-2006, 12:33 PM
Uh oh! Looks like a new installment of "Props" needs to be filmed! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



I won't be ringing any doorbells...a baseball bat should suffice

saberjunky
04-19-2006, 06:35 PM
Dont worry I'm already in his house..... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

darthbob
04-20-2006, 02:13 AM
Any new updates?


Well, Jedi_Dogs & myself have desided to split the money and get ourselves some nice high-end licensed props... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



I did not mean to sound like I thought you had ran off with the money. I was just curious if there had been any updates on the group order I havent been able to get online alot lately so I thought there might have been some kind of update since I had last checked.

SaberFreak
04-20-2006, 05:05 AM
Any new updates?


Well, Jedi_Dogs & myself have desided to split the money and get ourselves some nice high-end licensed props... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



I did not mean to sound like I thought you had ran off with the money. I was just curious if there had been any updates on the group order I havent been able to get online alot lately so I thought there might have been some kind of update since I had last checked.


No worries, just having a bit of fun with ya http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Won't have anything substantial to report for a while so you guys need to just sit tight and wait it out. Right now I'm just waiting for the funds to arrive. Once I have the money I'll pay the shop a deposit, and they'll then start setting up to begin the run.

As they'll be doing the blanks section by section there really won't be anything to see until a month or two from now.

If you look at page one of this thread you'll see I've reserved post #3 for future updates, so if there's anything to report you'll find it there. I'll also send out the same update via emails to everyone who has a confirmed order.

The_Mike
04-20-2006, 01:24 PM
Now that the lightsabers are in serious pre-production, have we decided on the final Plaque look? SF is that your logo in your Av?

SaberFreak
04-21-2006, 09:09 AM
Now that the lightsabers are in serious pre-production, have we decided on the final Plaque look? SF is that your logo in your Av?


The plaque is still as per the last design, which I believe the majority are quite fond of. Only problem is we do not yet have a confirm source for getting them. I'm currently looking around for a local source for the plaques but everyone I talked to only do the words in colour, and not the reverse. I'll keep looking.

Yes that's my logo in my AV. Here's a bigger version of it:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/drago_x/SFXLogo.jpg

And it'll go on a plaque with black background like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/drago_x/SFXLogoBlack.jpg

Jedi_Rainman
04-21-2006, 09:49 AM
Awesome logos indeed

BradP
04-21-2006, 04:58 PM
Well I have yet to hear from Philip, he has a few other projects going, so I think I will go ahead and send the new pic and see if we still are a go. As soon as I hear back and have a list of types and numbers then we are a go.

connerlee
04-21-2006, 09:41 PM
NUTS!! I missed the order..will anymore be available..100% positive I want one of these http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SaberFreak
04-22-2006, 02:47 AM
NUTS!! I missed the order..will anymore be available..100% positive I want one of these http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


You have PM! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

The_Mike
04-27-2006, 07:28 PM
How's the project progressing? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SaberFreak
04-27-2006, 08:36 PM
How's the project progressing? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


Still nothing much to update...the shop has started on the preliminaries for the project but of course they have other jobs that started earlier which needed to be finished first.

Like I said earlier it'll be a few weeks before I have anything substantial to add http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

The_Mike
05-05-2006, 11:03 AM
I thought I'd post the question here. I've noticed some V2 customs with the "Bent Nail". Which is the accurate version, the Clamp lever or the Bent Nail? How hard is it to do the Bent Nail?

Darth_Pain
05-05-2006, 11:25 AM
Actually, both are accurate. Both are seen in original screen grabs.
The nail was easy. Just slip the clamp on, slide the nail through, mark were the bend should be, slide the nail out, bend it almost 90 deg.. Slip it back through the clamp, then bend it til the clamp is tight. Also, bend the tip of the nail down to meat the saber body.
If you can't find a nail long/thin enough, you'll have to drill out the threaded hole in the bar.

darthbob
05-10-2006, 01:49 AM
bump

SaberFreak
05-10-2006, 06:52 AM
Oh bugger off...we ran off with your money remember? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jedi_Rainman
05-10-2006, 09:22 AM
I thought I'd post the question here. I've noticed some V2 customs with the "Bent Nail". Which is the accurate version, the Clamp lever or the Bent Nail? How hard is it to do the Bent Nail?



It has even been said that the bent nail came after the clamp since it came loose from being dropped all the time...

Jedi_Dogs
05-10-2006, 10:54 AM
Oh bugger off...we ran off with your money remember? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Who is the WE that you are referring to? I transferred the money into your account so this is all on you buddy http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

SaberFreak
05-10-2006, 11:11 AM
Who is the WE that you are referring to? I transferred the money into your account so this is all on you buddy http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif


So its gonna be like that huh? You get your share and now you wanna pin it on me http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Hey everyone who has paid please go check you email inbox! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

IronFist
05-10-2006, 11:45 AM
What's the haps with the clamps and the boards? Since I'm only waiting on those and not the blanks.

The_Mike
05-10-2006, 12:47 PM
What's going on with the plaques as well, are those still in limbo?

jedichef
05-10-2006, 12:49 PM
Oh bugger off...we ran off with your money remember? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Who is the WE that you are referring to? I transferred the money into your account so this is all on you buddy http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif



HA HA, not funny. Okay, a little funny, but not entirely funny. Any progress to speak of regarding this project? It's not that i'm completely impatient, although this post would suggest otherwise. it's just that i've stalemated on a couple of projects i'm working on at the moment and need something new to occupy my time. You know...idle hands and all...

The_Mike
05-10-2006, 01:03 PM
For the blanks check your emails, its there. For the rest still no word, of course we really aren't in that much of a hurry just yet....well most of us aren't... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

jedichef
05-10-2006, 02:04 PM
i don't think i got the email. who did it come from?

The_Mike
05-10-2006, 02:12 PM
It was from Pol. Jedi Chef, you're Sean right? If so, your name is on there....

bobodohn
05-10-2006, 03:39 PM
The group email I received was a member trying to get on the list to purchase one??? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Jedi_Dogs
05-10-2006, 09:19 PM
i don't think i got the email. who did it come from?



jedichef and bobodohn, I have forwarded the email that Pol sent earlier to the PayPal email addresses that I have from you when you sent your payments. Please let me know if you receive the mail.

jedichef
05-11-2006, 02:11 AM
got the email. thanks. also replied via email, saying i got the email...so, in case you're still wondering, i got it. now everyone knows i got it. wow, how much longer can i drag this on? i'm tired, and need a shower. okay, i'm done.

IronFist
05-12-2006, 07:20 AM
jedichef and bobodohn, I have forwarded the email that Pol sent earlier to the PayPal email addresses that I have from you when you sent your payments. Please let me know if you receive the mail.



There's emails? I'm not getting them, if I'm on the list. I'm basically completely in the dark and have no idea what's going on with my order.

ihs
05-12-2006, 08:02 AM
jedichef and bobodohn, I have forwarded the email that Pol sent earlier to the PayPal email addresses that I have from you when you sent your payments. Please let me know if you receive the mail.



There's emails? I'm not getting them, if I'm on the list. I'm basically completely in the dark and have no idea what's going on with my order.



Are you in on this order? I didn't see your user name on the page 1 list of those who have placed an order. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

IronFist
05-12-2006, 08:26 AM
Yeah, I am. I'm in the Jedi Dogs post. No blank for me, though, just a clamp and the BT-board. Which is why I'm left wondering what's going on. I know from Saberfreak that the blanks are at the shop being worked on. But since that doesn't apply to me, all I'm waiting for is the order for the other pieces to be placed and received. So, I'm wondering where that's at.

SaberFreak
05-12-2006, 08:55 AM
IronFist, the email update is only for those in on the blanks.

Your order for clamp and the BT-board will be mailed out when the blanks go out, so you'll just have to wait a bit. If you need them in a hurry you can PM Jedi_Dogs directly to see if he can help you on that. He's currently out of town though.

IronFist
05-12-2006, 09:32 AM
Thanks for the update, Freak.

And, I'm not trying to be a $#!t-stirrer here, but that makes no sense. A blank won't be shipping to me, even when they do come in. Why do I have to wait for something I won't be getting to get the pieces I did order?

SaberFreak
05-12-2006, 09:45 AM
Because I believe Jedi_Dogs would want to do all the shipping together. This is afterall, a group order.

Like I said if you want it in a hurry you'll have to ask Jedi_Dogs if he can run down to the post office to just mail your clamp and board. I suspect Jedi_Dogs have not yet receive all of the parts either at this time.

IronFist
05-12-2006, 10:03 AM
Which is exactly why I'd like to hear from Jedi_Dogs so that I could find out what's going on, rather than suspecting this or believing that. I want to actually know. I shouldn't have to ask three times to get an answer, not someone's best guess.

Jedi_Dogs
05-13-2006, 05:39 PM
IronFist, PM sent

Jedi_Rainman
05-18-2006, 07:51 AM
Just curious, but is there any new updates on these blanks? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SaberFreak
05-18-2006, 07:58 AM
Just curious, but is there any new updates on these blanks? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


Nope, won't have anything to update for at lest another month.

Jedi_Rainman
05-18-2006, 08:03 AM
Thanks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jedi_Dogs
05-21-2006, 02:03 PM
Ok, After looking for the right materials all weekend http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif I finally found some good stuff to use. I did these last night.
Tha 2 on top are Brushed Gold and the bottom 3 are Polished Gold. It's hard to see the difference but the brushed is like satin with no reflection and the Polished is, well, shiny. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
I used plastic and gold foil. I rubbed them a few times and the adhesive seems to be good.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/p14999b0b2ef1f5b4a931be26d3725bbe/efaed0f8.jpg

<font color="red">These stunt strips are $4ea.
Please, specify if you want (polished or brushed), They will be sent to you with your saber blank. </font>






I received a sample circuit board from Darth_Pain and I can say that they are very nice.

http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/7241/stuntboard19dq.th.jpg (http://img281.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stuntboard19dq.jpg)

The gold "tape" is thicker thatn I expected and it has a very nice finish (mine is the polished gold.)
You can see from this image that the gold tape is rather thick and that the board is just the right size and it slides very nicely into the Graflex calmp.

http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/7094/stuntboard28ah.th.jpg (http://img303.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stuntboard28ah.jpg)

The gold tapes sticks to the black board very well. I slid the board into and out of the clamp many times and the gold tape did not come off. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Here is a photo of my stunt saber with the Darth_Pain circuit board.

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1152/stuntboard36ag.th.jpg (http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stuntboard36ag.jpg)

Overall I say that these circuit borads are well made and are worth the $4 price.

Jedi_Rainman
05-21-2006, 05:10 PM
Thats great...Can't wait to get mine and to get started on this project

Darth_Pain
05-21-2006, 06:25 PM
Thanks for the good review, Patrick.
I'm glad you like them. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


Hint-
If I get a band saw for my B-day, I'm going to make some "Elite" boards, for us.

SaberFreak
05-21-2006, 07:03 PM
Very nice boards! Thanks for the review JD!

Jedi_Dogs
05-22-2006, 09:19 PM
Everybody, as a special bonus gift I have ordered some green cyrstals from SirJediKnightTim so that everybody in on this order can have one for their saber. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

If you have not seen them here is a picture
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/timcedar/rotjeecrystals.jpg

You can read the details here in his order thread (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1884827&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1884827)

The_Mike
05-22-2006, 09:26 PM
Hahahhaa...damn it.

Patrick you're the man but I already bought one myself with the same intention. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Darth_Nickel
05-22-2006, 09:43 PM
I LOVE IT. I bought some too, but there are other Obi Sabers still to be built. Thanks Patrick!!!

I was going to try and "weather" one for my weathered Obi. I still need to do an AFB Obi, so maybe there will be another group run on the future.

SaberFreak
05-22-2006, 09:45 PM
Tim mentioned these crystals are 3/16" across, which translates to about 4.5mm. Are they really that small? they look bigger judging from the one Tim installed on his hero saber.

The hole in the V2 emitter I'm making is 8mm by the way.

Jedi_Dogs
05-22-2006, 09:53 PM
Tim mentioned these crystals are 3/16" across, which translates to about 4.5mm. Are they really that small? they look bigger judging from the one Tim installed on his hero saber.

The hole in the V2 emitter I'm making is 8mm by the way.



Well, Tim has mailed a sample crystal to me and I should have it by the end of the week. I'll let you know the details when it arrives.

Edit: I think that the picture Tim posted is a MR Luke EE saber from the Rebelscum archives http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-22-2006, 09:58 PM
Tim mentioned these crystals are 3/16" across, which translates to about 4.5mm. Are they really that small? they look bigger judging from the one Tim installed on his hero saber.

The hole in the V2 emitter I'm making is 8mm by the way.



These crystals are made 3/16" wide, the next step up is 1/4" wide. The hole on my saber is inbetween 3/16" and 1/4", so I couldn't use 1/4" crystals.

SaberFreak
05-22-2006, 11:58 PM
These crystals are made 3/16" wide, the next step up is 1/4" wide. The hole on my saber is inbetween 3/16" and 1/4", so I couldn't use 1/4" crystals.


Aaaah...then for the V2 1/4" (6mm) crystals instead of 3/19" would be preferred...

Tim, would it be too much trouble to add 1/4" crystals to your order option?

Jedi_Rainman
05-23-2006, 09:42 AM
Thanks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif Much appreciated!

Darth_Nickel
05-23-2006, 12:25 PM
Which crystal would be correct for the Stunt?

Jedi_Dogs
05-23-2006, 04:16 PM
Which crystal would be correct for the Stunt?



Technically neither the V2 or the stunt had a crystal http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

SirJediKnightTim
05-23-2006, 06:06 PM
Which crystal would be correct for the Stunt?



Technically neither the V2 or the stunt had a crystal http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif



Then how did they work? Tell me that Mr. Smartypants http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jedi_Dogs
05-23-2006, 06:58 PM
Then how did they work? Tell me that Mr. Smartypants http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif Umm, they didn't work http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

BradP
05-23-2006, 07:59 PM
I heard they used really looooong extension cords.

ihs
05-23-2006, 08:47 PM
Didn't they use batteries? The one I had as a kid did, so I assumed they all worked that way. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

SaberFreak
06-06-2006, 01:07 PM
Update in 3rd post on page one http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

bobodohn
06-06-2006, 01:14 PM
Update in 3rd post on page one http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif



Thanks for the update and pics! Lookin' goooooooood http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif