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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2014, 08:59:25 AM »
I didn't know you had a degree in Chassisology!!!!!
That thing is slick, especially that Recharge port placement  man

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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2014, 05:04:59 PM »
OK work was tough last week so I didn't get anything done on the saber (was working on other commissions as well) but yesterday I was able to weather the saber.

The V2 weathering has many different ways of doing it.  I like them all and am not sure there is one specific correct way of doing it but I have a method I developed over the years with the many V2s I have done and its my interpretation.  I go for a more natural worn look that I think it more what a Jedi's saber would look like from use.  I pay particular attention to the grooves and give it a natural worn look inside them (the pics look good but its more appreciated in person) from the fingers. 

I use powder coating because the first couple of V2s I did the weathering didn't stay as well as I would have liked.  This makes it much harder for me to weather but I like the durability of it better and it actually allows me to fine tune it a little easier and give an "almost worn through but not quite" look to parts of it which would be natural to wear.

anyway on with the pics...sorry its a lot of them but I take a pic and rotate it on one cog of the pommel and take another pic etc etc.  I do this to get the full saber weathering...looking toward the emitter and then looking toward the pommel.

I hope you like the pics...click to enlarge.



























The LED is mounted now and I will be starting the electronics in a little bit (or tomorrow) and will post final pics and a video in a few days.

I originally had plans on putting this up for auction but someone made a fair offer to buy it so I took that and will be sending it off to him this week sometime.



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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2014, 05:09:25 PM »
The weathering on that looks great!  Really nicely done!

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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2014, 05:11:32 PM »
Mh weathering = High Art !

Place that in a gallery and smoke it!

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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2014, 09:30:24 PM »
Thanks guys...

I did a little more work on it and it is now ready for the install which I will do tomorrow.

made and mounted the battery, ran the wires for the battery and LED, milled slots out for the wires to run through and made a small ring to press up against the speaker to keep the cone in place and also to keep the wires away from the speaker cone.  I have had a small issue with the glue not holding up on these tiny speakers so I like to mount them where the outer part of the cone is pressed up against something to keep it from coming loose.

here are the pics...


Here the battery is in the mount I made for it.  It was a nice fit but to make sure it didn't move under any impact I put small 3m double sided tape (the thin clear kind) on the battery, opened the mount, slid in the battery and closed the mount.  It would take a lot of force to push the battery out.  This was a cleaner solution than hot glue for me.





Here you are looking down toward the emitter with just the LED in place...



And here you are looking down toward the emitter with the battery and LED in place...



Here is the ring that I machined to protect the speaker cone...



Here are the pieces apart...



The Chassis slid in place with the wires coming out (that is just temp while I was test fitting)

Also you can see a small threaded hole in the larger part of the clamp area and one on the chassis.  The one on the larger/clamp area is to secure the chassis.  It is a tight fit anyway but I wanted it to be extra secure.  The threaded hole on the chassis is made for the mounting hole of the CS2 so it will be held securely in place.



And final pic of the day shows the slots I milled for the wires to run through.  You can see the ring I made for the speaker cone in the pic as well...

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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2014, 10:43:55 PM »
Weathering looks great. Powder coat is my preferred choice as its very durable. I'd love to hear how you did it if you are ever up to sharing.

Chassis and wiring routes are clean and well planned.

Excellent work!

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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2014, 02:23:05 PM »
Thanks,

Its finally finished.  Well sort of.  I still need to drill and tap the 4 holes for the 7/8th blade adapter but I will do that later when I am working on my machines.

Here are the final pics...

Here are all the wires pulled through for the final time...



Here is the saber completed and put together...



Here is the saber with the lower half unscrewed...



And finally here is a pic of just the sound board on the chassis...





Here is the video of it in action...

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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP...finished pics and video on page 2
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2014, 10:02:27 AM »
Awesome work! Your weathering (as usual on your V2s) is perfect! The resonance sounds really loud and clear to.

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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP...finished pics and video on page 2
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2014, 10:30:11 AM »
That is some tight wiring and construction. Great job man. I look forward to seeing your next V2 with the crystal chamber... I may have to get in touch with you about doing two haha ;)





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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP...finished pics and video on page 2
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2014, 10:51:25 AM »
Your completed build looks and sounds great!

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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP...finished pics and video on page 2
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2014, 11:03:51 AM »
Looks great!

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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP...finished pics and video on page 2
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2014, 11:14:02 AM »
PERFECTION!

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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP...finished pics and video on page 2
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2014, 11:20:05 AM »
Not sure if I mentioned it to you already, but man this turned out great.  Whoever ends up with this will have a masterpiece on their hands. 



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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP...finished pics and video on page 2
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2014, 11:57:28 AM »
Man this is awesome!  Really cool custom chassis with the option for a kill key too.

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Re: Simple CS2 RussRep V2 WIP...finished pics and video on page 2
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2014, 12:14:14 PM »
Thanks everyone...I really enjoyed this build and how it turned out.  I kind of hate to let it go now lol.