All the pictures he provided for me on these projects were kept in individual folders on his photobucket account. I didn't think to copy any of them for myself, and if I did I dont' know where they are now. He has since put passwords on all of them, but proof of his contracts with me are still there via the folder names and asking for the password to view them. Here's an example of one of them: http://photobucket.com/guestlogin?albumUrl=http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f285/AKD001/Steve%20TPM/
Outstanding projects owed by Arclight Arsenal:
1) $400 deposit for materials + aprx $100 in electronics (no soundboard) for 1:1 Mace Windu reveal/g-core. Paid to get in on what he said was a run of 3.
2) Larbel Obi TPM G-core with CF4.0x (can't remember now, but it was one of the first series of 4.0's if memory serves), sent Larbel TPM Obi, $250 deposit and the CF.
3) Custom unknown Obi TPM (it really looked like a flat MR Obi TPM EE). Sent the saber, electronics, US2.0, no deposit-was to pay upon completion. Still have this saved here in the forum from him:
Obi Wan TPM Custom
1) Bore out 1" blade holder
2) Drill and tap set 6/32 set screw for blade retention
3) Drill and tap new holes for bezels
4) Reconstruct bezels with 10/32 button head screws with clear epoxy
4) Cut and fit a hollow spacer, held in place by the three converging bezels, positioned directly over the lens
5) Modify lens/holder to fit into existing emitter throat
6) Modify LED PCB to fit into existing emitter throat
7) Install custom copper finned heatsink
Calibrate entire optic assembly above for proper alignment
1) Fabricate two cell RCR123A holder
2) Fabricate nylon shim/spacers to suspend holder in center of throat (also with sliding in/out access for cell servicing)
3) Drill and tap second set screw to reinforce neck/throat overlap
1) Custom cut black shroud to accommodate USv2 board
2) Install USv2 (including nylon standoffs and PVC sleeve above grip area)
3) Program USv2 to customer's specifications (current, volume, swing, clash)
3) Drill and install tactile switch in rear corner groove of black shroud
4) Fabricate custom speaker resonator chamber (fully serviceable)
5) Drill and tap charge port hole (45 degrees on Z axis from existing covertec wheel) --other option is to install it in the pommel... Cleaner look, but it's your choice
6) Install charge port with battery pack and kill key
7) Route all wiring into semi-permanent plastic conduit (to prevent rattling)
1) Drill 7/16" hole at base of pommel all the way through to speaker
2) Fabricate black PVC plug for hole (when saber is on display)
3) Drill three holes in pommel stem, aligned with every other pommel cube for aesthetic uniformity
4) If charge port is installed at the tip of the pommel, then also drill additional holes around sloped radius, three, aligned with alternating pommel cubes.
1) Chamfer edges throughout where possible
2) Polish metal components if preferred (OR, I can weather the saber slightly to match its current "used" condition)
Custom fabricated parts: 5
10-12 hours for planning, fabrication, installation, finishing, and testing
14 Days for all workmanship
What do you think?
4) custom larbel quigon reveal/g-core style--lost the saber and $350 deposit, this was the last communication from him on that:
You're never a bug, and certainly never a bother! Remember, you've been one of my first and longest customers and I'm always happy to answer anything you have. Most of the albums I leave public, unless they're top, TOP, secret....
I'll update your album this weekend with the latest. Now that the new emitter has been built, I'm toying with the idea of replacing the grip, too. 'Always trading time for innovation, I suppose. That said, I DO need to finish this and send it back to you. I can't wait to see the look on your face when you get it.
Thanks for the kudos on the name...I figure after doing this in the shadows for several years I might as well make it official (that, and the fact that only yesterday did the Mods invite me to post in the Mining Colony). I think someone got wind of my competitive [lower] prices...
'Anyway, have a great weekend.
My last communication from him was December 28th, 2009. I gave up attempting contacting him and stewed in my own foolish anger after the end of February after hearing nothing from him or getting ANY package.