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Offline CHEWBACCA

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Here are the specifics so far.

...I powder coated the blade and ribbed section with 20% gloss black (satin black would best describe it)
...I powder caoted the crystal chamber gloss red in just a small area behind the cutout
...I powder coated the brass shroud with solar rain
...I polished the entire hilt to a chrome like finish.
...Amptrooper did the design and cutout of the shroud for me

My camera and lighting (and photography skills) were horrible tonight but I will get some pics later on outside with better lighting after I start putting the electronics in.

The pics dont show it but solar rain over brass is actually a pretty cool color. It has different affects at different angles...neat stuff.



I will be putting a Luke ANH board in with a blue P4. I have a quarts crystal (or crystals depending on how my final design will be) for the chamber. It will not be real fancy since you wont see much but will use copper tubing with the crystal. I will probably start on the electronics tomorrow.

here are the pics so far...










I will update the thread as I go along.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2009, 06:41:36 PM by MH »


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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 08:03:46 PM »
Totally diggin' the Solar Rain PC.  Congrats on a great saber!!!! 

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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 08:22:14 PM »
Incredible! That is awesome! I dont even know how to express how cool I think that saber is!

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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 08:24:24 PM »
WOW! It looks better then I imagined it would! WOW! I can't wait to see both sabers lit up!
Going with the polished hilt was definitely the right choice! Impressive! Most Impressive!
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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 08:34:30 PM »
Wow man! AMP, great job on that shroud, again! Love the polished finished and the saber contrasts really well, great job MH!

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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009, 08:56:08 PM »
WOWZERS!

That is EFFIN sweet! You and Amptrooper make a great team, MH! That saber rules! And that crystal chamber will look sick, man.

All you saber makers continue to amaze me. Great job!!!

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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2009, 09:14:38 PM »
Looks great, MH! The shroud looks fantastic on that hilt! 8)
Can't wait to see the finished product!

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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2009, 09:23:45 PM »
:o :o :o That overlay is so cool! That slot right in between the two overlay parts blends perfectly! And that beautifully cut Jedi symbol is perfect! Great work MH and Amp!

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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2009, 03:58:56 AM »
Great looking saber. I really like that satin black PC. It's a good balance between flat and solar wet black. I wish it was available on TCSS.
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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2009, 07:34:11 AM »
That really does look great. I think that logo/chamber look really good especially with those colors .

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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2009, 12:51:36 PM »
Awesome job on the outer shroud!
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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2009, 06:27:22 PM »
thanks everyone. I appreciate the comments. Unfortunately I have to shelve it for a little while. I have a truck I am repairing and painting and I have to try and finish it by next weekend so its going to take up all my time. I will post in here when I get to start doing the stuff I enjoy doing instead of body work and paint (which I used to enjoy but got burned out...but I need the extra money right now).

I guess if I dont finish it by next weekend I can at least bring the empty hilt to the MS get together and show everyone the saber in person.


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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2009, 09:44:15 PM »
sorry for the double post...

I have to update this since I finally got back to working on it.

I finally decided on a way to do the crystal chamber.  I had several designs but just couldn't make up my mind on how I wanted to mount everything.

I was digging through some of my old work stuff and found a couple of twin-ax end repair kits and when I saw them I knew they would work great.  The holes in the center are the perfect size to mount a 5mm LED with a regular LED mount.

I ground grooves in them and the pommel pieces I am using for a mount so the JBWeld would have something to bite into.  I think it will hold just fine.  The mounts are the same thing but one is turned with the nub poking out and one in.

it might not look it but its a very stable design.  The two smaller posts are held together with screws but the larger ones for the wire pass through is epoxied together so it will have strength but also have the ends open to run the wires through.

anyway here are some poor pics for now and a very poor video with horrible lighting (I really need a better camera...one day I guess).

pics are click-able








Here is the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liSIgw_BdpU
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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2009, 09:52:47 PM »
Looks great!
What's you use for the LED mount?

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Re: my latest WIP. MHS qui type saber
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2009, 10:00:46 PM »
Looks great!
What's you use for the LED mount?

I had plastic LED mounts (just a plastic sleeve the LED slides into) that fit into the holes of the twin-ax repair pieces.