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Title: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 14, 2013, 07:11:33 PM
Yet another saber I finished last week and actually took time to take pics and do a video.

This is a Vader for Enaswede that opens like a graflex and has a crystal chassis.

I cut the saber in half, tested the fit to make sure it was sturdy when put back together and sent it off to enaswede so he could have the chassis made (gabywan) and have the saber re-chromed so there would be no brass edges where it was cut.

Specs
MPP
CF5.10
Gabywan crystal chamber
TriRebel RRW
RR in series set at 1A
W for FoC with resistor for 1A
custom blade plug using existing MPP part
custom cut grips by enaswede (wanted him involved in the build...OR I didn't want to cut the back part myself LOL)
menu and boot sounds were made by enaswede

on with the pics.

Click thumbnails for larger images.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fvader%2Fvader1.JPG&hash=bff1f54abbf0a1957de3952fb1cc4e9c67cd7045) (http://mandysbabies.com/vader/vader1.JPG)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fvader%2Fvader2.JPG&hash=8acda658df7895cd6e31513887ce2749a393ac45) (http://mandysbabies.com/vader/vader2.JPG)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fvader%2Fvader3.JPG&hash=74f655be5b4b8a09e8821e46c19111e60c129052) (http://mandysbabies.com/vader/vader3.JPG)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fvader%2Fvader4.JPG&hash=8d2072ca447de76761d8cc01c9d7e8bc747bd1b6) (http://mandysbabies.com/vader/vader4.JPG)

Here is a video (excuse my voice I had a cold when I did the video)

Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Naffet159 on February 14, 2013, 07:19:35 PM
well done! always wanted to see a vader done like this. beautiful!
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Jedi Oz 66 on February 14, 2013, 07:21:05 PM
Wow , a fresh idea for a Vader , well done , looks great!
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: IndustrialAction on February 14, 2013, 07:38:58 PM
That's awesome! Vader definitely deserved a chamber like that.
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: scottjua on February 14, 2013, 07:49:27 PM
what did you use for a blade holder? Did you machine one?
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Sini Star on February 14, 2013, 08:36:03 PM
Wow I can't believe someone has not done a Vader reveal until now.  Beautiful work MH well executed
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Lord Darth Revan on February 14, 2013, 09:03:02 PM
FREAKIN AWESOME! I want! Great job!
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: nartules on February 14, 2013, 09:24:04 PM
Sloth has done a case reveal before this one is nice as well
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Nick Knight on February 14, 2013, 10:18:50 PM
Sharp looking. Really stands out.
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Scorpion on February 14, 2013, 10:23:31 PM
awesome vader this is also how i visioned a vader reveal to be like
great job, just nitpicking here but the brass chassis by gabbywan would have stood out much better
than the silver and would have been a nice contrast, just my opinnion

still awesome though  8)
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: LordBlako on February 15, 2013, 01:33:34 AM
i love reveal sabers! and that vader definately gets into that club! great work!  8)
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on February 15, 2013, 01:39:42 AM
Fantastic job, MH!!!

I love you well Gaby's chassis works for this hilt. Coming from the club of OT hilts... why wouldn't the construction of the saber be similar to the Graflex one that Luke has?

Loving how that turned out.... what a beautiful saber... :)
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Mersenne on February 15, 2013, 02:11:57 AM
Cool Stuff MH and Enaswede
Looks great and I love the siwtches
Well Done
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 15, 2013, 04:46:14 AM
Thanks all

what did you use for a blade holder? Did you machine one?
I used the internal piece of the MPP and glued it onto a piece of blade stock.  Nothing to it.

Wow I can't believe someone has not done a Vader reveal until now.  Beautiful work MH well executed

As Nartules said Slothfurnace did an awesome spring loaded Vader but there was also another split vader done with a similar chassis as this one.  I cant remember the link to the pic but it wasn't a member here and I dont know if it had a sound board in it or not.

awesome vader this is also how i visioned a vader reveal to be like
great job, just nitpicking here but the brass chassis by gabbywan would have stood out much better
than the silver and would have been a nice contrast, just my opinnion

still awesome though  8)
That would be a personal choice.  Enaswede chose silver.  That is if Gaby gave him a choice (I wasn't involved at all in the chassis part)

Fantastic job, MH!!!

I love you well Gaby's chassis works for this hilt. Coming from the club of OT hilts... why wouldn't the construction of the saber be similar to the Graflex one that Luke has?

Loving how that turned out.... what a beautiful saber... :)
Well this is not the graflex chassis but a different one that gaby built around this particular saber.

Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: ANAKIN SKYWALKER on February 15, 2013, 05:15:42 AM
MH, scott meant the 1" blade socket, not the blade plug.  I was curious about that as well. 
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Clark Kent on February 15, 2013, 05:18:18 AM
finally, a kick butt Vader. its been a while since someone paid some respects to the King.
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 15, 2013, 05:22:28 AM
Lol why I read blade plug instead of holder I dont know.

I cant remember who made the blade holder.  It was a company that does graflex holders as well (enaswede bought it maybe he remembers).  I dont think they do 1" ones anymore.

I had to machine my own heat sink though because it didnt come with one.
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: ANAKIN SKYWALKER on February 15, 2013, 05:35:57 AM
Oh, and great job ln the saber  8).    I'm headed into a diff eq test so my mind is all over the place right now.   :-X
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 15, 2013, 06:16:02 AM
yeah I just looked (was on my phone earlier) and it is the graflex shop that sells them.

http://www.graflexshop.com/socket.htm

It shows its for a 3/4 blade so I am not sure if they just do not sell the 1" anymore or its a misprint.

As long as the grooves in it are not too deep you can always machine the inside of the blade holder.

Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: enaswede on February 15, 2013, 07:55:44 AM
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WOW!!! What can I say but you are a MASTER CRAFTSMAN!!!

I have been planning this ANH Vader Crystal Chamber Saber build since 2010. I would like to thank MH and Gabywan for all of your skills and expertise that made this project come together. It is an amazing piece of art and one of the crown jewels in my collection!! :)

(-o-) The FORCE is STRONG with this one! (-o-)

(-o-) Impressive........Most Impressive! (-o-)
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: sithslayer1 on February 15, 2013, 08:21:26 AM
Awesome, MH! Is this the first Vader reveal saber?  This looks beautiful! How does the Tri Rebel Red compare to the Tri Cree Red in your opionion?
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 15, 2013, 08:38:00 AM
there have been a couple others (slothfurnace and an unknown to me...and there may be others)

I haven't compared the two reds side by side.
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: LUKE SKYWALKER on February 15, 2013, 09:48:59 AM
Fantastic MH! Always wanted to see a Vader with reveal chamber  :)
Bravo  ;)
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Lord Xeno on February 15, 2013, 11:13:22 AM
Aluke123 did one a while back but it was a full pull out chassis.  
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=28410.0

General Grievous did a reveal twist-around MPP
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=28932.0

These are the only other "reveal" type MPP sabers I have seen (other than this and Slothfurnace's)

This one looks awesome.  I've never seen a split other than the Slothfurnace one.  If anyone can find the one MH mentioned, please share the linkage!

Just to comment on the pull-apart feature. This looks like amuch simpler build that the Slothfurnace one (which looked like a mammoth undertaking but well executed).  How exactly was it that you got the clamp to hold the MPP in so that it didn't flex?  I saw the vid and this look impressive most impressive.
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: bombarta on February 15, 2013, 12:07:33 PM
im finding this site like drugs, gotta have a daily fix  :o
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: JANGO FETT on February 15, 2013, 12:33:12 PM
To add a little more history to DarthSid1138's post

Here's an ESB http://george.s8.xrea.com/2010/04/us25-vader-esb.html (http://george.s8.xrea.com/2010/04/us25-vader-esb.html)
Obviously a fan of Yoda's work.  ;D

Some comments on MPP conversions
The graflexshop had a hard time selling the MPP blade holder as there was not much interest. He had them for years before selling the last one to me several months ago. I saw an interest thread posted a while back looking to get at least 10. It did not fill up.
This is compounded that the MPP does not split in the middle like a graflex. If you cut it in half, there will be exposed brass that can either be ignored or re-chromed($$$)
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 15, 2013, 12:51:35 PM
...
Just to comment on the pull-apart feature. This looks like amuch simpler build that the Slothfurnace one (which looked like a mammoth undertaking but well executed).  How exactly was it that you got the clamp to hold the MPP in so that it didn't flex?  I saw the vid and this look impressive most impressive.

Sloths is a very complicated build and is spring loaded.


The MPP clamp is just like a graflex clamp.  When you close the lever it tightens down on it.  If you screw the lever in tight enough it will hold very tightly.  You cant even tell the saber is in two pieces when the lever is locked down because it hold it tightly.  A difference in it and the graflex is the MPP has a rubber type bushing between the clamp and body which helps to grip the saber.





That is the one I was thinking about Jango.
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: enaswede on March 02, 2013, 01:24:32 PM
UPDATE: I received my Vader saber in the mail from MH yesterday and here are some photos of it being displayed next to my graflex. :)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.andersonsonline.com%2F_clients%2Ffxsabers%2Fvader_chamber%2F01.jpg&hash=85ea69f363ac2efaafdaf7a9803e3b6609179ade) (http://www.andersonsonline.com/_clients/fxsabers/vader_chamber/01.jpg) (https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.andersonsonline.com%2F_clients%2Ffxsabers%2Fvader_chamber%2F02.jpg&hash=19fb5154b803a8a757227b810381bc32a19773c1) (http://www.andersonsonline.com/_clients/fxsabers/vader_chamber/02.jpg)
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.andersonsonline.com%2F_clients%2Ffxsabers%2Fvader_chamber%2F03.jpg&hash=269ae1954a1ce9e75934ab52ed5788a56364dcac) (http://www.andersonsonline.com/_clients/fxsabers/vader_chamber/03.jpg) (https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.andersonsonline.com%2F_clients%2Ffxsabers%2Fvader_chamber%2F04.jpg&hash=5f48a94df7e54f1444d4291bcd1619a8ebf94e82) (http://www.andersonsonline.com/_clients/fxsabers/vader_chamber/04.jpg)
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Scorpion on March 02, 2013, 01:49:44 PM
cool the display looks really nice man, im gonna have a similar vader reveal some time
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Cad-Bayne on May 06, 2013, 04:45:48 PM
I love this Saber...
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: Darth Ryô on May 07, 2013, 01:23:22 AM
Impressive, most impressive (I'm sure he'd say that hehe).
I'm keeping that one as reference for the time I'll start working on my own MPP ^^
Title: Re: Split Vader with crystal chamber
Post by: DarkJediKnight on May 07, 2013, 07:35:20 AM
Great Vader saber. The soundfont fits it perfectly too! Grade A stuff.  ;D