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Title: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on January 14, 2015, 06:46:06 PM
The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread.

This is a saber that has been a long time coming.  The thin neck sabers from the movies have always been my favorite (Luke EP6, Kenobi 3 and 4).  I have a MKVI and MKIII but always felt my collection was missing something without a truly accurate ROTS version so I spoke with LDM about correcting that.  We thought others would feel the same way and decided to go forward with the saber.  I was able to source a MRLE from a very trusting person and we had the models made using it.

The model name for this saber will be GK3 (We are sure you can figure the moniker out ;)).

The saber will be made of real brass and copper and all the black parts will be anodized for durability and quality.
Each saber will come with a “hero” blade plug for display purposes.
Each saber will have the latest CF version available when the saber installs begin.
The switch will be a rocker style with the ability to push both buttons at the same time in case you want to utilize “Mute on the Go” or other features (pics below). 
The LED will be a Tri-Cree XP-E 2 BBx with the X being the FoC color.
The LED will be in the emitter for maximum brightness and will leave ~.6” of blade depth.
To keep this run more reasonable (copper and brass are not cheap) there will not be any options except for the FoC color.  If you need a charger (it will be Li-Ion 7.4V battery) or 7/8” blade we can certainly help you find one or sell you one.

Here are a few pics of the models.  A couple of notes on the pics.  For the first set you will notice the set screw on the side.  This will actually be on the bottom.  On the shiny renders you will notice the box is backward.  That was just a mistake by the machinist in doing the render.  It will be correct on the actual saber.  The activation card will have the correct design in it even though it is not on the models.  The pommel insert is not going to be a solid insert like the pictures but will be a sound vented design with recharge port.

click to enlarge pics.


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The full price of each saber will be $1300 (PP fees included) plus shipping.  A $400 deposit is due to secure your spot on the run, $300 will be due when the sabers are machined and the remaining $600 (plus shipping) is due when the saber is complete.

All deposits are non-refundable.  If you decide to sell your spot on the run you will need to contact LDM or me for instructions on how to do that.

Make your deposit of $400 USD to isg.guildmaster@yahoo.com and post your forum name in the notes.  Please use payment for goods.  Then post in the thread that you made your deposit and also your FoC color of choice.
This run will be a limited 25 units.



Official list

1. Manny (off site sale...the person that supplied the MRLE)
2. Aginor...White FoC --- second payment received
3. fonzie...White FoC --- second payment received
4. Lazi-D...White FoC --- second payment received
5. Modern-Day Warrior...White FoC --- second payment received
6. Dark Lord of Sushi...White FoC - purchased from Watto --- second payment received
7. Scorpion...White FoC --- second payment received
8. Darth Brooks...White FoC --- second payment received  This spot was originally Darth Xusia
9. Mace Windu...White FoC --- second payment received
10. ctech88...White FoC --- second payment received
11. Anakin Skywalker...White FoC
12. Darth Maul...White FoC
13. ZeroSpeed...White FoC --- second payment received
14. dr.djcolegrove...White FoC --- second payment received purchased from Foe Hammer
15. cavjo...White FoC
16. Darth Imperium...White FoC --- second payment received
17. Asoka Tano...White FoC --- second payment received
18. GusManB...White FoC --- second payment received
19. NinjaPirateAssassin...White FoC --- second payment received
20. joker...White FoC...purchased Darth Dimitri's spot --- second payment received
21. msasin...White FoC --- second payment received
22. coldvizjerei...White FoC --- second payment received
23. Prestonian7...White FoC --- second payment received
24. 2fishbones...White FoC --- second payment received
25. Baum...White FoC --- second payment received

I am putting the machined pics here on the first page so you do not have to dig through to see them...


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Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Lazi-D on January 14, 2015, 07:06:20 PM
I'm in, deposit sent!
FoC, whatever color was movie accurate please, thanks!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on January 14, 2015, 07:14:05 PM
Deposit sent!

FoC Color: Amber   WHITE please.  :D

Thanks for bringing this beautiful saber to life!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Watto on January 14, 2015, 09:06:50 PM
$400 Deposit sent!

FoC Color: Amber/gold (Is amber/gold the most screen accurate FoC color?)

Thank you very very much for making this run happen!   :)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on January 14, 2015, 09:45:02 PM
deposit sent
foc color white

thanks for this
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on January 14, 2015, 11:21:39 PM
Updated the list.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on January 15, 2015, 03:05:41 PM
just wondering on these what would be the best way to achieve that high glossy polished look like on the mr le?
would a polishing service be considerd?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on January 15, 2015, 10:57:08 PM
just wondering on these what would be the best way to achieve that high glossy polished look like on the mr le?
would a polishing service be considerd?

MH will  chime in, but it is my understanding that we will not be deviating from what he said we were doing in the first post.  HE has been coordinating many of the details so he will have the final word.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on January 16, 2015, 01:00:59 AM
no I am sorry I am not offering a polishing service on the saber.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on January 16, 2015, 04:58:55 AM
thats fine man so what polishing method would best suit it?
just a polishing cloth bit of polish and alot of elbow grease?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ANAKIN SKYWALKER on January 16, 2015, 06:04:48 AM
The right polish compount and a cloth (repeated over and over a few times) will give you a polish as high as my mkvi.  To achieve higher than that, the saber would need to have the electronics stripped and be done on a buff wheel with the proper wheels and compounds. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on January 16, 2015, 06:39:57 AM
OK I think my mistake here is to mention it was modeled after the MRLE.  What I mean by that is the MRLE was used for the proportions of the saber not that it would be as shiny as that.

I am going for more screen accurate than "shiny".

I do not believe the screen accurate saber is that shiny.  A high polish also rounds off the edges of the saber (as I mentioned in PM to you Scorpion) which looses some of its sharpness and accuracy...as someone that has done some chrome like polishing I know because you have to sand down all of the machine marks and get a perfectly smooth surface for a mirror shine.

To me a simple hand polish with a good polish like mothers mag will give it the screen accurate look.

I will ask the anodizers if they can do the bright silver (chrome look) anodizing on the silver pieces and see how much that will cost but it will be passed on the cost to the people that want it done and not everyone (because not everyone will want it).

Let me find out from them and we will go from there.  It might be a while before I find something out but we have plenty of time.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on January 16, 2015, 01:20:42 PM
Darth Xusia sent his deposit and has been added to the list ;)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on January 16, 2015, 01:35:25 PM
chewbacca that would be great regarding the annodising, sure im up for that if it works and looks good
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Xusia on January 16, 2015, 02:27:44 PM
Darth Xusia sent his deposit and has been added to the list ;)

Sveeet.....  Amber FoC
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Aginor on January 16, 2015, 04:35:59 PM
Deposit sent. :D

Amber FOC thanks.

I may also want the chrome anodising.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on January 16, 2015, 07:39:22 PM
I would pass on chrome/shiny anodizing. Kind of fond of the more utilitarian look for a saber.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on January 16, 2015, 08:44:50 PM
Only 8 people want this epicness?  ???
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Bruce Wayne on January 16, 2015, 09:09:51 PM
Oh believe me.  I want this epicness. I just have extreme lack of funds at the moment.  :'(
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on January 17, 2015, 01:33:57 PM
And here I was so nervous that these would be snapped up before I had a chance to snag one. Surprised they haven't been!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: jedicri on January 17, 2015, 02:42:58 PM
Posted this run on the FB Saberholics page and will do so on the Lightsaber FB page.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on January 19, 2015, 02:09:24 PM
Posted this run on the FB Saberholics page and will do so on the Lightsaber FB page.

Thanks man.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Xusia on January 19, 2015, 05:39:32 PM
Is there a minimum this run needs to hit?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on January 20, 2015, 11:48:55 AM
Is there a minimum this run needs to hit?

I will defer to MH on that.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: KingOfDathomir on January 23, 2015, 07:42:13 PM
Oh believe me.  I want this epicness. I just have extreme lack of funds at the moment.  :'(

I will second that. This is my #2 after Sid, and I have Sid, but funds be tight bro.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: MACE WINDU on January 24, 2015, 04:29:59 AM
I am certainly in on this :)  I hope there isn't a minimum but I understand how these things go.  It would be so sweet to have a matching saber to go with the Skinnyflex :D

And I'd like White FoC too please.  Oh and deposit sent!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ctech88 on January 25, 2015, 10:17:11 AM
Guess I may as well make this my first big buy. :)

Deposit sent. Amber FOC

As a side note. As I haven't participated in a build like this before. Once the minimum (if there is one) is met, how long does it take for completion? More curiosity than anything.  :D
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on January 25, 2015, 10:38:16 AM
Guess I may as well make this my first big buy. :)

Deposit sent. Amber FOC

As a side note. As I haven't participated in a build like this before. Once the minimum (if there is one) is met, how long does it take for completion? More curiosity than anything.  :D

I am going to go ahead and say there isn't a minimum since we have over 10 and I know of at least 4 more that want to join once they get some funds squared away.


Once the deposit is paid to the machinist we are pretty much up to his schedule.  My best guess and its just a guess because things happen is that the parts will be ready to ship to me and LDM in about 6 months or so...maybe sooner...maybe a little later.

After that they will need to be sent to get anodized.

Then it will be however long it takes me and LDM to do the installs. 

We will however keep everyone up to date as things are going with whatever info we may have.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ctech88 on January 25, 2015, 10:39:54 AM
thanks for the fast reply and info. will look forward to seeing this move along!

cheers!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: greco18 on January 25, 2015, 01:48:28 PM
I so want in on this, However, due to the current state of the Canadian dollar, I will have to pass. :(.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on January 26, 2015, 12:20:23 PM
List should be up to date.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ANAKIN SKYWALKER on January 27, 2015, 10:29:11 AM
Deposit sent!   8)

Edit:  White FoC
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on January 27, 2015, 07:27:47 PM
Deposit sent. Amber FoC.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ANAKIN SKYWALKER on January 27, 2015, 07:32:37 PM
Everyone knows how FoC works right?  you either get added brightness and mixed color, or less brightness and the standalone color.  amber "on top" of blue gives you a purpleish color.  amber by itself will just be the blade changing color and even getting dimmer.  Normally I wouldn't even mention it, but seeing as how 11 people want amber FoC, I figured I'd make sure you guys know what you're asking for. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on January 27, 2015, 09:07:33 PM
Thanks for pointing that out, Anakin. I didn't even think about that. I would've thought Amber would give a more whitish light when mixed with blue... But I guess it's too close to red for that. I take it you recommend White, but are there any colors that might yield that Yellow/Amber color? I'm not all that familiar with color-mixing.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on January 27, 2015, 09:52:51 PM
a bbrg could give a nice amberish foc using the r and g
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ctech88 on January 27, 2015, 10:23:45 PM
a bbrg could give a nice amberish foc using the r and g

I am not 100% certain how the driver works for the LED  RGB 255:194:0  (HEX FFC200) will give an amber. FWIW
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ANAKIN SKYWALKER on January 28, 2015, 02:45:04 AM
a bbrg could give a nice amberish foc using the r and g

But a quad won't fit and isn't being offered anyway.  You would still have the akward looking "color change" rather than "on top" FoC. 

So yeah, my preference with blue is always white FoC.  With green or red i like yellow FoC because you can use the opposite die (red or green) to produce a nice yellow flash. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ZeroSpeed on January 28, 2015, 08:16:03 AM
Deposit sent!
Amber FoC
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on January 28, 2015, 09:15:47 AM
yeah anakin your right, i have a saber that does the color change foc and its not as good
its not really a true flash it just changes color for a moment, and is not as dramatic

id like to change my foc prefference to white please if it its not any trouble
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ctech88 on January 28, 2015, 09:47:57 AM
a bbrg could give a nice amberish foc using the r and g

But a quad won't fit and isn't being offered anyway.  You would still have the akward looking "color change" rather than "on top" FoC. 

So yeah, my preference with blue is always white FoC.  With green or red i like yellow FoC because you can use the opposite die (red or green) to produce a nice yellow flash.

gotcha. guess I should read closer. thanks for the info and level of detail.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Watto on January 28, 2015, 11:40:04 AM
@ ANAKIN SKYWALKER

Thanks man for the info thats awesome much appreciated!  Sorry if this is dumb question but by choosing a white FoC for this saber, would it be a pure white color FoC or a purplish white FoC?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ZeroSpeed on January 28, 2015, 03:29:33 PM
Hey LDM.
If it is possible,I also want to change amber to White FoC.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on January 28, 2015, 03:58:44 PM
List updated.  Also changed ZS and Scorpions FoC color.  If someone else wants to change just post.  If we miss it PM one of us to let us know.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Aginor on January 28, 2015, 04:34:16 PM
I'll also switch to white FOC thanks
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Lazi-D on January 28, 2015, 04:53:52 PM
Anakin, thanks for the tip

Chewbacca, like to change to white FoC as well

Thanks!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Vercify on January 28, 2015, 07:58:11 PM
@ ANAKIN SKYWALKER

Thanks man for the info thats awesome much appreciated!  Sorry if this is dumb question but by choosing a white FoC for this saber, would it be a pure white color FoC or a purplish white FoC?

It will be pure white. The LED is the CREE XP-E2 BBx, so if you wanted white FoC your LED would be a 9W BBW, 6W of blue for your main blade and 3W of pure white for FoC.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Watto on January 28, 2015, 08:42:42 PM
@  Vercify, thanks for the clarification.   :)

@ CHEWBACCA, may I also change my FoC color to white, thank you.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on January 28, 2015, 08:59:21 PM
You can change me to white as well.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ctech88 on January 28, 2015, 09:35:09 PM
/waves hand

me too please!

white FoC
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on January 29, 2015, 02:43:40 AM
Yes and no to what Vercify said.  Yes it can be solid white like it can be solid amber but like Anakin was saying is that if you do it that way the transition is not realistic.

The more natural look is to have the FoC on top of the solid blade color (like the original FoC) instead of changing to a solid color. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on January 29, 2015, 09:47:48 AM
Guess I'll hop on the wagon and change to a White FoC.  :D
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on February 11, 2015, 06:58:52 AM
Hi all, new to the forum here.  I signed up when I saw this beauty.  I'm very interested in getting in on this run but have a couple questions first.  Sorry if they are silly but I am not all that familiar with what the 'norm' is for runs like this.  Seeing as how this will utilize real copper and brass, will there be a protective coating on those parts to prevent tarnishing?  Also will the black anodized parts have a glossy finish like the MR LE or will they be flat black?  Thanks!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: MACE WINDU on February 11, 2015, 09:32:09 AM
Well yea, a White FoC sounds like the better mixed option.  I would like that too please.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ANAKIN SKYWALKER on February 11, 2015, 09:35:39 AM
Hi all, new to the forum here.  I signed up when I saw this beauty.  I'm very interested in getting in on this run but have a couple questions first.  Sorry if they are silly but I am not all that familiar with what the 'norm' is for runs like this.  Seeing as how this will utilize real copper and brass, will there be a protective coating on those parts to prevent tarnishing?  Also will the black anodized parts have a glossy finish like the MR LE or will they be flat black?  Thanks!

To the best of my knowledge, no sort of protection on the brass or copper parts, and gloss anodizing. 

Polishing a saber is very easy, and I'm overdue to post a polishing tutorial.  I'll do that between now and when the run is completed.  I'm in the process of allowing a Legacy saber to tarnish up before polishing it so I can use that as my tutorial. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on February 11, 2015, 11:23:03 AM
Also wondering - are the shiny renders the final version or are the non-shiny ones final?  I ask because there is a slight difference where the brass stem meets the grenade top.  The shiny renders appear more accurate to the MR LE in that there is no brass circle on top of the grenade, just the stem itself.  Thanks!

Thanks also to Anakin for your reply.  I look forward to your tutorial!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on February 11, 2015, 11:21:35 PM
Also wondering - are the shiny renders the final version or are the non-shiny ones final?  I ask because there is a slight difference where the brass stem meets the grenade top.  The shiny renders appear more accurate to the MR LE in that there is no brass circle on top of the grenade, just the stem itself.  Thanks!

Thanks also to Anakin for your reply.  I look forward to your tutorial!

This will be as accurate as is humanly possible.  Alex is correct on the colors/finishes.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on February 12, 2015, 06:14:18 AM
Thanks for the info.  One last thing - am I correct in assuming the silver and black parts are all aluminum and the only brass/copper parts are the stem and windvane?  I wasn't 100% sure from reading the description.  Thanks!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 12, 2015, 07:33:48 AM
Everything that is not "seen" brass and copper is aluminum.

The original render with the brass ring was if we had the LED in the grenade section.  I felt that wasn't enough light so we moved it to the emitter.  This allows us to do a couple of things.  one is to anodize the parts.  Originally in order to get rid of that ring they were to be put on and powder coated to eliminate it (it would have never been seen).  Now the neck will screw straight into the grenade section without the flange since it is not needed.  I hope that makes sense.


The sabers will not be as glossy as the MR saber.  The anodizing will be gloss anodizing but that is not a super shiny black like the paint/powder on the MR.  Again I made the mistake of mentioning the MRLE as the model but I didn't mean the finish.


There will be no protective coating on them.  I have played with trying to protect brass and copper parts before.  Really the only good way is to use powder but when you do that the heat from the oven changes the color of the brass and copper.  It is not difficult to polish the parts though.  I would rather have real copper and brass than painted even if you do have to polish it a little.  A good polish will protect it from tarnishing some as well.  Alsa (I think that is right...I may be misspelling it) makes a product you can supposedly use on chrome and such that sticks but it is expensive and I have no first hand knowledge of it.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on February 12, 2015, 07:50:37 AM
Thank you for taking the time to provide more info Chewbacca!  It makes perfect sense.  Deposit sent, white FoC please!

Please put me on the list of people who might be interested in chrome anodizing depending on what cost it would add.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on March 13, 2015, 07:36:47 AM
Just curious on time frame, any idea when this project will kick off?  Are you waiting for all 20 spots to fill first?  Thanks!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on March 13, 2015, 11:24:57 AM
Just curious on time frame, any idea when this project will kick off?  Are you waiting for all 20 spots to fill first?  Thanks!

The deposit for the run has already been sent in and the raw materials ordered.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on March 13, 2015, 11:49:32 AM
Awesome, thanks!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: JediWizard on May 06, 2015, 02:19:22 AM
beautiful, is it possible to get an empty?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Iggy on May 06, 2015, 05:37:20 AM
beautiful, is it possible to get an empty?

Pretty sure that was answered previously and it is a no. Unless you buy it for the full price and want it empty.  ;D
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: JediWizard on May 06, 2015, 09:12:12 AM
beautiful, is it possible to get an empty?

Pretty sure that was answered previously and it is a no. Unless you buy it for the full price and want it empty.  ;D
had another read through and didnt see it but thank you for the no ;) shame as this need a cfls ;)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: QUI-GON JINN on May 06, 2015, 09:31:10 AM
beautiful, is it possible to get an empty?

Pretty sure that was answered previously and it is a no. Unless you buy it for the full price and want it empty.  ;D
had another read through and didnt see it but thank you for the no ;) shame as this need a cfls ;)
That's because it was posted in the interest topic:

I posted this in the split off topic but decided to post it here as well.  Please drop the LS from discussion in this thread...it is just not an option for this run and is not up for discussion at this point.


LOL at how this escalated.  Here is the thing...I have nothing against LS and it has its place just as the regular LED does.  Both are great technologies and everyone has their preferences.  There is nothing at all wrong with that.  I like both though I do not personally have any LS sabers anymore.

The problem is we did not design the hilt for LS and we are keeping things as simple as possible to make it more affordable and easier for installs as well.  The only option this run will have will be the color of the FoC you want...no CS, no PC...just CF 7.5 and a tri-LED.

While I completely understand people wanting an LS it is just not an option for the said run.  I am really sorry that I cant accommodate everyone with this run as much as I would like to...I just cant.  If you want to get it, sell the CF7.5 and LED and put a LS in then that is your prerogative and you will probably come out about the same in the end had I offered it but it will not be an option from me.  I do not want to dissuade people from buying on the run but I am just not offering them in an LS format. 



on the brightness side of things will the led be in the emitter or behind the neck section?



When designing the saber with the machinist we had some options.  We could have larger blade depth or a brighter blade.  I want to keep this 100% accurate but I also wanted brightness.  I decided to put the LED in the emitter and lose some blade depth because the hole for the neck on this saber is really small and I felt it would be dim especially with a tri LED.  We also decided to keep the blade holder at the correct length for accuracy so it reduces depth there.  The blade depth is roughly the same as the MKIII so it shouldn't be an issue at all but with the LED being right under the blade it will be plenty bright.
It wasn't directly answered directly,  but the fact that there are no options available other than the FoC color,  says no there are no empties available,  they will all come with CF7.5's and if you don't want it,  you remove it and sell it off.

You also sort of already asked the question yourself: Stringblade and In hilt LED Discussion (http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=45555.0)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on June 23, 2015, 10:23:08 AM
Mind updating my listing to White FOC? Thanks guys.  :D
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Cavjo on June 23, 2015, 10:32:06 AM
i would love to get on these run!!!!!! these like amazing!!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on June 23, 2015, 12:56:29 PM
Mind updating my listing to White FOC? Thanks guys.  :D
Done

i would love to get on these run!!!!!! these like amazing!!
There are still spots available.  Follow the instructions in the first post to get on the run.  Thanks

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Cavjo on June 23, 2015, 01:01:07 PM
Deposite sent
Amber FoC
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Cavjo on June 23, 2015, 01:02:52 PM
Sorry White FoC
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Dimitri on July 06, 2015, 02:54:57 AM
whats up saber guys, this is something ive been looking for.. i just have a coupke questions..

Will the electronics be removeable? or glued in?

Is there more pictures?

Has production started? ect.

sorry for the questions, im just a 17 year old kid and 1300 is a lot of money (:

thanks.



Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on July 06, 2015, 01:46:19 PM
I have answered the questions for you in green below.

whats up saber guys, this is something ive been looking for.. i just have a coupke questions..

Will the electronics be removeable? or glued in?  installed, not glued in.

Is there more pictures? Nope.

Has production started? ect. yes.

sorry for the questions, im just a 17 year old kid and 1300 is a lot of money (:

thanks.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Imperium on July 08, 2015, 12:14:06 PM
Deposit paid! White FOC please! Thanks, super excited to be in on this run.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Pfockerchief on July 10, 2015, 10:05:34 AM
Deposit sent on 7/8
White FOC
Booyah!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Pfockerchief on July 22, 2015, 04:50:49 PM
Deposit sent on 7/8
White FOC
Booyah!

I would love a confirmation and to be officially added to the list  ???.  Also curious as to any updates.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on July 22, 2015, 05:46:30 PM
sorry for not adding you to the list...simple oversight I promise.  It is added now.

No update yet unfortunately.  As soon as we get an update from the machinist we will be sure to post it.



Deposit sent on 7/8
White FOC
Booyah!



I would love a confirmation and to be officially added to the list  ???.  Also curious as to any updates.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Imperium on July 23, 2015, 02:02:38 AM
Can I get tossed on there while we are updating? Thanks a bunch.

Deposit paid! White FOC please! Thanks, super excited to be in on this run.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on July 23, 2015, 08:02:37 AM
lol sorry about that.  We had  you listed on our notes just didn't transfer it to the forum.  Fixed now. 

I also changed all the ones that asked to change their FoC color.  Please check that and post if I got it wrong and I will correct it.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Xusia on July 23, 2015, 08:25:21 AM
Go ahead and make mine white FoC, Chewy.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on July 23, 2015, 08:40:00 AM
Go ahead and make mine white FoC, Chewy.

Done
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Imperium on July 23, 2015, 04:28:02 PM
Thanks so much.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ZeroSpeed on August 10, 2015, 08:27:22 PM
Are there any updates on thls run?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on August 10, 2015, 08:33:09 PM
Unfortunately not.  We are still waiting on the machining.  As soon as we know something or have something to tell we will be sure and post it for everyone. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Dimitri on August 10, 2015, 09:12:20 PM
White FOC (: thanks
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GusManB on August 12, 2015, 06:41:13 AM
Deposit sent, please add Me To the List.

I want White FOC Please.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GusManB on August 12, 2015, 10:49:07 AM
Looks Like One Spot Left, who will be # 20?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Dimitri on August 12, 2015, 10:49:39 AM
White Foc please (:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Dimitri on August 12, 2015, 12:26:10 PM
Looks Like One Spot Left, who will be # 20?

I am 20.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: bombarta on August 12, 2015, 01:50:14 PM
Nope your 19 by my count  :)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Dimitri on August 12, 2015, 02:31:56 PM
they had 19 and took a spot off, maybe someone backed out. i won't mind being number 20 (;
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: NinjaPirateAssassin on August 12, 2015, 07:00:33 PM
Deposit sent, White FoC.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on August 12, 2015, 07:30:38 PM
It was not up to 19 and we have not taken anyone off.  Ninja, once I get a confirmation email from LDM I (or he) will add you to the list.

Dimitri...PM incoming.

There is still one spot left (after NinjaPirateAssassin) and it is first come first serve. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GusManB on August 14, 2015, 07:04:07 PM
Hay Every one,

Here Is a Saber Tag I made for this Saber, something to perk interest. As the actual saber is based measurements from the MR LE so is this Tag.
This Is my version but I am sure Space Windu will end up make one as well. I will probably update it when the Sabers are completed.
Hope you like, any recommendations let me know and i can easily update the wording and re-upload.

(https://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww254/Gustav_Botes/GK3_zps5qt6iwwx.jpg)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Dimitri on August 22, 2015, 07:35:40 PM
Deposit sent (white FOC) thanks (:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on August 23, 2015, 02:21:46 PM
Deposit sent (white FOC) thanks (:


That's #20

If someone sees this and wants on the run please contact me or LDM to add you to the wish list in case a spot opens up or something.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GusManB on August 23, 2015, 02:34:41 PM
Congrats! Darth Dimitri
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Dimitri on August 23, 2015, 02:58:57 PM
Congrats! Darth Dimitri

Thanks Gusman! Very Very excited for this (:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: DougD on October 07, 2015, 07:59:39 PM
Whatever happened with this run? Any updates? Anyone drop out and a spot open up?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on October 08, 2015, 08:22:26 AM
The run is full.  We are still waiting on the machinist.  No one has dropped out.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GusManB on October 27, 2015, 11:30:56 AM
Any updates?

No matter how long it takes I am still in 100%

Will see if I can send the Next installment in a couple months to get that takin care of.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on October 27, 2015, 03:33:07 PM
No sorry there is nothing new to report. 

I promise as soon as there is an update on anything we will post it here (no matter how small) because I am just as excited about this run as the people on it (maybe more lol).

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on December 29, 2015, 11:34:05 AM
Hard to believe it's been almost a year since this run was announced. And my excitement is still undiminished. :cheesy:

Question though: will this hilt be using the CFv8 Erv recently announced, or the CFv7.5 that was discussed earlier on? The original post does say the latest version available, but I just wanted to clarify.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on December 29, 2015, 12:26:02 PM
That is what I meant by latest version available. I figured there would be an update and we are not purchasing the boards until it's time for the install.
 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GusManB on December 29, 2015, 02:46:03 PM
CF8, that's Sweet!

I got to check this new board out, would love to have this saber with the new Cutting edge board in it :)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on December 29, 2015, 03:35:39 PM
Sweeeeet. I figured that's what was meant.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ZeroSpeed on December 29, 2015, 08:15:35 PM
any updates?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on December 30, 2015, 11:57:38 PM
any updates?

Nothing other than that they are moving slowly forward and that they will now have CFv8. 

We truly will update things here when there is anything of significance to report.  Wat had some personal stuff that set us back a bit. He is fine now and please don't ask for details.  Suffice to say all is good now.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GusManB on January 25, 2016, 12:01:54 PM
I am so pleased to of staid In this Run.

Cheers!!! B)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 06, 2016, 09:39:30 AM
I am posting a list of people that have contacted me with the intent of being on a wait list in case a spot opens up.  If you emailed me or LDM and I have not put you down please contact me.

1. cloudy
2. msasin
3. Hooligan409


I hope to have more updates coming on this soon but one small update is there will be 5 new spots of which I am giving these three first shot at.  Once I hear from them I will open up the spots that we have left for anyone else to purchase.



Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: bombarta on February 06, 2016, 10:22:15 AM
I am posting a list of people that have contacted me with the intent of being on a wait list in case a spot opens up.  If you emailed me or LDM and I have not put you down please contact me.

1. cloudy
2. msasin
3. Hooligan409


I hope to have more updates coming on this soon but one small update is there will be 5 new spots of which I am giving these three first shot at.  Once I hear from them I will open up the spots that we have left for anyone else to purchase.
Please add me for one of the spare spots if they come up.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 06, 2016, 10:38:52 AM
I am posting a list of people that have contacted me with the intent of being on a wait list in case a spot opens up.  If you emailed me or LDM and I have not put you down please contact me.

1. cloudy
2. msasin
3. Hooligan409


I hope to have more updates coming on this soon but one small update is there will be 5 new spots of which I am giving these three first shot at.  Once I hear from them I will open up the spots that we have left for anyone else to purchase.
Please add me for one of the spare spots if they come up.

well I am not taking anymore for a wait list right now since we are going to open it up to more sales.  After the new spots open and are filled then I will start a wait list again.  I hope that makes sense.  I will respond to your PM shortly.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: msasin on February 07, 2016, 05:28:26 AM
Deposit sent. White FOC please :)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on February 07, 2016, 07:55:15 AM
Really can't Wait for this saber seems like I signed up forever ago and now with the cf8 it's going to be even cooler
Can't wait for some pics or an official update
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 08, 2016, 03:57:33 PM
I guess some of you want some updates.

Here are the pics from the machinist as they are now click for larger images.  More updates when they become available.

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobi1.jpg&hash=c4e618d3d433d74056ecd65a2434f75fecba5615) (http://mandysbabies.com/OBIROTS/obi1.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobi2.jpg&hash=d2af72db12cda0eb5417e0e3d0c14ca8a0649809) (http://mandysbabies.com/OBIROTS/obi2.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobi3.jpg&hash=e0638c882115aa713b825a036553dcb20dee4632) (http://mandysbabies.com/OBIROTS/obi3.jpg)


Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GusManB on February 08, 2016, 04:07:54 PM
WOW!

Will be sending that next installment much sooner :)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Pfockerchief on February 08, 2016, 06:17:01 PM
Now that's an update....thank you!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on February 08, 2016, 07:08:59 PM
Awesome seeing it come to life! Thanks for the update.
(https://49.media.tumblr.com/286d606d138844189e2e6fff573df7b3/tumblr_o2582iAYoZ1qav83lo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on February 08, 2016, 07:18:47 PM
Beautiful, awesome, thank you!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: ZeroSpeed on February 08, 2016, 08:37:30 PM
wow,beautiful and awesome work!  I'm honored to be included in the run :)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on February 08, 2016, 09:25:48 PM
Nice! looking awesome that's great
Thanks for this thirst quencher
Can't wait
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on February 09, 2016, 10:54:58 AM
The 12 dimples on the emitter look a touch too small, are those going to be enlarged for the final version?

MR version below:

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/mr/mr-e3-obiwan-le-16.jpg (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/mr/mr-e3-obiwan-le-16.jpg)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on February 11, 2016, 02:57:01 AM
The 12 dimples on the emitter look a touch too small, are those going to be enlarged for the final version?

MR version below:

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/mr/mr-e3-obiwan-le-16.jpg (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/mr/mr-e3-obiwan-le-16.jpg)

no.  Those ARE the final emitters.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on February 11, 2016, 05:27:25 AM
Ok, thanks for the info.  Are there any other differences between this version and the MR it was based on?  I thought it was going to be 100% accurate to the MR, just want to be sure I'm not confused.

Thanks
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 11, 2016, 06:43:47 AM
This saber was based on the MR LE version of the saber.  All measurements were taken from it but some concessions have to be made for a blade though.  The opening of the emitter hole for the blade is larger than the MR one, because of this he made the dimples smaller.  It is the same size as the dimples in the render I posted for everyone to look at though.

I spoke with him yesterday about it when I saw your question and he said he could make them a little larger but IMO if it gets too close to the blade opening it will look funny. 

Is it something you are hung up over?  Would it disappoint you if the dimples were not 100% accurate to the MR version?  These are legit questions because I am not sure I want to make the change and have it look off because the dimple is too close to the blade opening and mess with the overall look of the emitter.

I am pretty sure that is the only difference...well and the very small gap in the box to allow the switches to operate.


Ok, thanks for the info.  Are there any other differences between this version and the MR it was based on?  I thought it was going to be 100% accurate to the MR, just want to be sure I'm not confused.

Thanks
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GusManB on February 11, 2016, 07:06:56 AM
The Smaller Holes do not bother me at all, I would have smaller ones any way if it means that the Emitter can use the normal size blades.

May I ask when the next installment would be Due?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on February 11, 2016, 07:09:51 AM
Thanks for the info Chewbacca, I really appreciate your taking my question into consideration.  I'm not sure I would be disappointed as I understand now why the slight change was made, but to me it would look better by having the dimples larger, closer to the MR size.  Even if they're not 100% to the MR they should be a little bigger.  When I look at the pic of the machined emitter next to the MR version on my screen to me there's enough of a difference to say it's not quite close enough.  Please don't take that as anything against you or the machinist, it's just my take on it.  You have to understand I am extremely picky when it comes to things like this.  It's one of those things that would bug me but might not phase other people.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 11, 2016, 07:30:12 AM
The Smaller Holes do not bother me at all, I would have smaller ones any way if it means that the Emitter can use the normal size blades.

May I ask when the next installment would be Due?

I do not know when the next installment will be.  There is still a lot of mill work that has to be done.



Thanks for the info Chewbacca, I really appreciate your taking my question into consideration.  I'm not sure I would be disappointed as I understand now why the slight change was made, but to me it would look better by having the dimples larger, closer to the MR size.  Even if they're not 100% to the MR they should be a little bigger.  When I look at the pic of the machined emitter next to the MR version on my screen to me there's enough of a difference to say it's not quite close enough.  Please don't take that as anything against you or the machinist, it's just my take on it.  You have to understand I am extremely picky when it comes to things like this.  It's one of those things that would bug me but might not phase other people.

I will think about it because I am just afraid it will get too close to the edge of the blade hole and really look funny.  I will talk with him again and see what he says and we will go from there.  He will let me know if it can be done without throwing the look way off.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on February 11, 2016, 07:33:20 AM
Thank you.  Even if you decide to keep it as is I appreciate your consideration.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GusManB on February 11, 2016, 07:54:20 AM
Thanks Chewbacca,

Ether way you go with the Holes, I would be happy with.
If you go bigger I would be for it as well.

Should we do a vote?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 11, 2016, 09:10:05 AM
No vote because if it can be done without messing up the look it will be but if it can't then it will not be.


Thanks Chewbacca,

Ether way you go with the Holes, I would be happy with.
If you go bigger I would be for it as well.

Should we do a vote?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on February 11, 2016, 09:24:37 AM
Im usually an accuracy freak but tbh I don't think it bothers me
Can one be done to see how it looks and go from there? I'm sure Thers one or more emitter rejects that can be used
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on February 11, 2016, 09:53:40 AM
The smaller dimples do not bother me at all. If I hadn't seen the MR pic, I wouldn't have even noticed. To be honest, I actually prefer the look of the smaller ones already, but that's just me.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: msasin on February 16, 2016, 06:46:22 AM
Hi there,

Just need a little confirmation. I'm in on this run now, right Chewbecca? :)

Thanks
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 16, 2016, 08:43:07 AM
Yes you are...I just havent had a chance to update things or open the run back up for a few spots.  I will do that today.

What color FoC do you want?


Hi there,

Just need a little confirmation. I'm in on this run now, right Chewbecca? :)

Thanks
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: msasin on February 16, 2016, 08:53:20 AM
I'd like to have white for FOC Chewie
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Revanchist on February 16, 2016, 10:35:12 AM
How durable are the thin necks on this piece? No plans for hard dueling, just making sure its not similar to a company that will not be named thin necks.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 16, 2016, 10:50:05 AM
How durable are the thin necks on this piece? No plans for hard dueling, just making sure its not similar to a company that will not be named thin necks.

There is really no way to comment on that since they are not even finished but keep in mind the neck is real copper and brass.  Copper is a softer metal and it is screwed into place.  If you were to go whacking it on a tree then you might break or bend something.  This saber is not designed for that though.

That said the neck should have a decently thick wall since we are just passing wires through it.  I am not saying it can't be used for light dueling but I am saying that it is not designed for dueling and as such will not be covered if you break or bend it.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on February 16, 2016, 12:05:51 PM
Realistically you should never duel with a thin neck saber for show only and light play
Far too risky to duel with
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 19, 2016, 06:18:51 AM
OK I have given the people that wanted on a wait list time to respond.  Only one did so we have 4 more spots available.

If you would like on this run please follow the instructions on the first page and we will add you to the list.



Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: coldvizjerei on February 19, 2016, 07:03:24 AM
Deposit sent.
White FoC plz!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Prestonian7 on February 20, 2016, 08:00:23 PM
Deposit Sent.
White FoC please.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: 2fishbones on February 21, 2016, 03:34:59 AM
$400 Deposit sent!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Baum on February 21, 2016, 03:35:37 AM
Deposit sent.
I hope white FOC.
Thank you.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: 2fishbones on February 21, 2016, 03:50:45 AM
White FoC please.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 21, 2016, 07:02:53 AM
White FoC please.

looks like all spots are filled again. There are 2 spots I need to check on because we have lost contact. Those may open up so if you missed out again keep an eye out.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on February 21, 2016, 08:59:43 AM
just wondering while were on the subject how long until next payment?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 21, 2016, 09:07:03 AM
just wondering while were on the subject how long until next payment?

We are sticking with the plan of having the second payment due when the machining is done.  Since I have no way of knowing when that is I am not able to give you a definite time.  Just put the money aside and have it ready when its time is all I can tell you unfortunately.  Sorry I cant be more specific.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on February 26, 2016, 05:09:31 AM
I wanted address the dimples in the emitter.  I spoke with the machinist and he said it shouldn't affect the overall look of the emitter but he will do it on one and let me see how it looks.

Now some have said they like the small ones and of course some have said they like the larger ones.

I am going to make the decision to make them the large dimples if it looks fine.  I want this run to be as accurate as possible so that includes making the dimples larger.

As always I will keep the thread updated as soon as I know more or have pics to share.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on February 26, 2016, 05:54:30 AM
Thank you for the update Chewbacca.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on March 14, 2016, 07:06:44 PM
I bet everyone wants to see new pics.

Mill work is done and dimples enlarged on emitter (final version so hope everyone likes it).  Still need some box work, activation card and the switch rocker done but man are we getting close.

Enjoy the pics...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobi4.jpg&hash=d8e5e62ae8b983fec40b63040466829c4db8caec) (http://mandysbabies.com/OBIROTS/obi4.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobi5.jpg&hash=00db49193ba1c9c05ec2badb59061d4ef7c38446) (http://mandysbabies.com/OBIROTS/obi5.jpg)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobi6.jpg&hash=7a6ec37f1cfb468726145a3804abad79f1a0cadc) (http://mandysbabies.com/OBIROTS/obi6.jpg)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: darth hondo on March 14, 2016, 07:22:05 PM
Glad to see the progress on the Obi ROTS run
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on March 14, 2016, 07:23:37 PM
Glad to see that at least the Obi ROTS run is showing progress. Hopefully it is a sign that other runs will go forward soon too.

Come on man this is about this run...be happy about it and not throw insults at others
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Xusia on March 14, 2016, 07:26:28 PM
Looking good MH. Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: darth hondo on March 14, 2016, 07:30:59 PM
Sorry, didn't mean to insult others. I'm really glad to see the progress. I edited my posting but can't edit the quote.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: msasin on March 14, 2016, 08:05:28 PM
These are looking great!! Really like the larger dimples on the emitter.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: coldvizjerei on March 14, 2016, 08:24:50 PM
Super excited to see this update!
Wasn't too sure about larger dimples before, but now that I've seen pics, I totally dig it  :smiley:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on March 14, 2016, 10:36:28 PM
It looks really Nice I'm very happy  :tongue:
Next payment can't be too far away?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Aginor on March 15, 2016, 04:14:23 AM
Thanks for the update, they look awesome!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on March 15, 2016, 04:51:09 AM
Thanks for the new pics, looking GREAT!  All of it, the dimples everything, really great!!  Thanks!!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Iggy on March 15, 2016, 05:13:04 AM
Holy crap. That saber is beautiful. Wish I had the scratch at the time to get on this run. Love Obi's EIII saber.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: NinjaPirateAssassin on March 15, 2016, 07:39:12 AM
Looking real good, super excited for this.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Dark Navel on March 15, 2016, 08:33:32 AM
Looks really good...quality work as usual.  I can't wait to see the finished product.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: sithslayer1 on March 15, 2016, 09:57:09 AM
Those are  beautiful! This looks to be an epic run Chewie!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on March 15, 2016, 10:18:54 AM
These are basically the MR LE with fx  :cool:
Very happy with progress and can't wait to add this to the collection

Looking forward to seeing the finished saber
Woot and cfv8 also 👍

Im wondering is anyone interested in making a custom boot and sound font selection for these?
With tracks and stuff (the full package) I had a word with Chewbacca and he did say he would use it
If someone were to do so
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: joker on March 21, 2016, 04:10:56 AM
Deposit sent, White FoC.

I make a wish!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: jamesjynus on March 21, 2016, 05:02:50 AM
Deposit sent. White foc
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: msasin on March 21, 2016, 05:11:32 AM
I believe the run is full at the moment. Unless you have discussed this with MH or LDM about sending deposit. :)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: jamesjynus on March 21, 2016, 05:13:45 AM
I believe the run is full at the moment. Unless you have discussed this with MH or LDM about sending deposit. :)
Yes I've discussed this with chewbacca.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on March 21, 2016, 05:17:26 AM
Yeah two people dropped out and these two were on my wait list.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: msasin on March 21, 2016, 05:21:46 AM
My bad Chewie. Welcome to the run guys :cool:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on March 21, 2016, 06:33:56 AM
OK guys the time has come for the second payment.  The machinist has finished all but the circuit card but is sending me the sabers so I can go ahead and get them to the anodizer.

So please make your second payment as per instructions.  Please put in your notes your name and mention this is the second payment for the GK3 run.

Here are the latest pics...


(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobi7.jpg&hash=d2d8ee1ed20c3ed4d0047b4fbb10a9e16404fddd) (http://mandysbabies.com/OBIROTS/obi7.jpg)


(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobi8.jpg&hash=223b8691699756126295745f07057536990d667c) (http://mandysbabies.com/OBIROTS/obi8.jpg)


Getting excited now guys...nearing the end.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: msasin on March 21, 2016, 06:41:14 AM
Second payment sent Chewie.  :grin:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Baum on March 21, 2016, 06:57:18 AM
Second payment sent.
Thank you!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: bombarta on March 21, 2016, 07:10:29 AM
These are gonna be awsome, just wish i hadnthe spare cash when the extras were added  :sad:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Dark Lord of Sushi on March 21, 2016, 07:16:16 AM
second payment sent!
I'm looking forward to the completion.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: 2fishbones on March 21, 2016, 07:19:25 AM
Second payment sent
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on March 21, 2016, 10:07:41 AM
Second payment sent, woo-hoo!!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on March 21, 2016, 11:54:52 AM
Second installment has been sent!
It's so preeeetty...
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on March 21, 2016, 12:15:45 PM
Oh and here is a back shot of the box showing the details of it

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobi9.jpg&hash=ef599f6bae00fc9885cc679c48671c212c1de019) (http://mandysbabies.com/OBIROTS/obi9.jpg)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Foe Hammer on March 21, 2016, 12:21:58 PM
Beauty.  This thing is going to look amazing once the booster and grenade are anodized.  I'm digging the sound vent holes around the recharge port as well.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on March 21, 2016, 02:04:24 PM
I am updating the first post with the second payments received.  Do not fret if you paid but it hasn't been updated yet.  There is a delay from payment until LDM is able to send me the confirmation email.  If however it has been a couple of days and your name is still not updated even if you paid then please send me a PM and I will check on it.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: NinjaPirateAssassin on March 21, 2016, 03:46:08 PM
Second deposit sent.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Pfockerchief on March 21, 2016, 06:42:46 PM
2nd payment made.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Prestonian7 on March 21, 2016, 07:39:43 PM
2nd payment sent.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Darth Imperium on March 21, 2016, 07:53:57 PM
Second payment made. Forgot to add a note with the payment but I sent an email to try and clear it up. Sorry for the confusion.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: joker on March 21, 2016, 10:57:47 PM
Second payment sent.

I look forward to completion.
It is very kind of you.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Scorpion on March 21, 2016, 11:50:58 PM
Will send payment in next 2 days
Hope that's ok, just waiting for some PayPal funds to clear
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: Aginor on March 22, 2016, 03:35:52 AM
2nd payment sent
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: CHEWBACCA on March 22, 2016, 10:22:13 AM
Some of you are forgetting to put your screen name in the notes.  This is just a reminder to do so please.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: jamesjynus on March 22, 2016, 11:02:21 AM
2nd payment sent.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: coldvizjerei on March 23, 2016, 01:03:30 PM
Waiting for some funds to clear too. Will definitely send the 2nd installment by Monday the 28th.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on March 24, 2016, 08:19:37 AM
2nd payment sent 👍
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: ZeroSpeed on March 24, 2016, 10:27:05 AM
PM sent,MH.  :angel:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: ZeroSpeed on March 25, 2016, 07:47:24 AM
Yeah, second payment sent :cheesy:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Lazi-D on March 25, 2016, 09:59:38 AM
2nd payment sent!!!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: ctech88 on March 27, 2016, 09:36:59 PM
2nd payment made
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: coldvizjerei on March 28, 2016, 08:24:14 AM
2nd payment sent!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on March 29, 2016, 11:09:42 AM
Seeing as how we are nearing the finish line I went ahead and ordered a blade for this saber today.  This will be my first high end FX saber.  Can't wait to fire it up!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on April 06, 2016, 11:50:25 AM
I should also ask, will any 7.4V Li-ion charger work with this?  I've never had a CF saber before so I don't want to destroy it before I even get to turn it on.  Thanks.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on April 07, 2016, 06:54:41 PM
I should also ask, will any 7.4V Li-ion charger work with this?  I've never had a CF saber before so I don't want to destroy it before I even get to turn it on.  Thanks.

Yes unless it is an extremely high current model.  As long as its a smart charger you should be fine.



Update time...

I got the boxes from the machinist last weekend.  I will go through them sometime next week and get them ready to send to the anodizer. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on April 07, 2016, 07:00:27 PM
Thanks for the reply and the update!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on April 07, 2016, 09:24:51 PM

Update time...

I got the boxes from the machinist last weekend.  I will go through them sometime next week and get them ready to send to the anodizer.

Sweet please share any pics
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Baum on April 08, 2016, 12:44:08 PM
Thanks for your update.
It is news to excite me very much!
I'm looking forward to completing the saber!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on April 12, 2016, 11:15:42 AM
Received my VV 7/8 blade yesterday!  Woo-hoo!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: MACE WINDU on April 18, 2016, 05:02:54 PM
Late to the party, sorry didn't see the post.

2nd Payment sent.  Thanks.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on April 20, 2016, 10:20:48 AM
Hi,

Sorry did not get notified 2nd payment is Due, Will send as soon as I can,
When is the Cutoff for payment, as I need to wait till end of next week.
Bummer hope my spot is still security.

Nice update!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on April 20, 2016, 11:17:39 AM
Lol we are not going to just sell it out from under you like that.  We would give you a lot of notice before we sold your spot.

Next weekend is fine.

Hi,

Sorry did not get notified 2nd payment is Due, Will send as soon as I can,
When is the Cutoff for payment, as I need to wait till end of next week.
Bummer hope my spot is still security.

Nice update!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on April 20, 2016, 12:22:07 PM
Thank you!!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on April 20, 2016, 02:14:18 PM
Can't wait to see one of the all finished
Chewy can you post a pic once you get them anodised just as an appetiser
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on April 20, 2016, 07:06:40 PM
Can't wait to see one of the all finished
Chewy can you post a pic once you get them anodised just as an appetiser

absolutely.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on April 21, 2016, 02:23:25 PM
Look forward to this ;)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread
Post by: GusManB on April 21, 2016, 02:55:29 PM
Oh and here is a back shot of the box showing the details of it

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobi9.jpg&hash=ef599f6bae00fc9885cc679c48671c212c1de019) (http://mandysbabies.com/OBIROTS/obi9.jpg)

Going through the last few pages of the thread, and find that you where successful making the dimples larger is fantastic! And that metal work is amazing! This is going to look amazing anodized, yes know it's now old news but I have been of the forum for more than a month.

Will you be anodizing it with a gloss finish and any plans to weather, I like the polished look but thought I should ask?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on April 26, 2016, 05:45:37 AM
2nd payment Sent, please Confirm?

Thanks!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on May 10, 2016, 11:38:34 AM
I hope we're close to an update, I'm very excited at the thought of seeing an anodized saber.  Chewie, out of curiosity how long do you expect the electronics installs to take once you have the anodized parts?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 10, 2016, 12:04:41 PM
no sorry we are not.  I have still not had a chance to separate and send off the hilts to be anodized.

The installs will take a while as well.  They will be split up between the two of us so that will help out a good bit but we (like all smiths) are extremely busy.  We will get these out as quickly as we can though.  Again first thing first is getting them anodized.  When I get a chance I will do that.  I thought I would have had a chance to before now but I just haven't.

I am sorry if my last update made people think we were just a short time away from being complete.  This is just one part of the process (getting the hilts).

I am getting very close to being caught up with all sound boards for TCSS so that its just simply restocking and hopefully that will be about the time of installs and I can focus on those.

As always I ask everyone to just remain patient with us.  I am doing the best I can with the growth of the industry over the last year.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on May 10, 2016, 12:49:52 PM
Thanks for the update
Can you imagin what it's going to be like In 1 to 2 yrs time? Sabers and saber collecting is going to be in a completely different league when more starwars movies are released

I'm glad I have got most of the Sabers I want already as I see getting them could be a little harder in the future

Can't wait to see these anodised up

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on May 10, 2016, 05:18:58 PM
Thanks for the update.  Are you thinking another couple months then?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on May 10, 2016, 08:11:27 PM
Thanks for the update.  Are you thinking another couple months then?

More like a few months if I had to guess.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on May 10, 2016, 10:29:25 PM
By way of perspective, I am currently running at about 16-18 weeks on Product Saber projects.  I have ~50-60 currently in line and the GK3's will slide in after whatever is there when they are ready.  I will likely be giving a similar 16-18 week time frame once i get them in hand unless some magic happens and I grew a 7th and 8th arm.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Pfockerchief on May 11, 2016, 05:20:48 AM
Strap in guys, this is the new way with the huge and renewed interest in SW.  Multi-year runs are becoming more the norm nowadays.  Just too much demand on these master sabersmiths.  I'm guessing early next year but obviously hope for sooner.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on May 11, 2016, 05:23:17 AM
Thanks to both of you for the updates, much appreciated.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on May 11, 2016, 07:06:21 AM
I just want to thank Chewie and the General again for all their hard work on this saber. It already looks beautiful and I have no doubt will be awesome when all's said and done. So thank you Chewbacca and Grievous!

I'll be honest, I'm kind of glad it'll be quite a while before everything's finished up. I want to make sure I have the funds on hand to pay at a moment's notice.  :jediblue:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on May 17, 2016, 11:26:28 AM
Hi, can you update the OP?
Still shows I have not paid.

Thanks!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Glenz on May 21, 2016, 11:30:23 AM
If anyone wants to sell their spot hit me up.

Glen
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on May 21, 2016, 11:59:04 AM
I just want to thank Chewie and the General again for all their hard work on this saber. It already looks beautiful and I have no doubt will be awesome when all's said and done. So thank you Chewbacca and Grievous!

I'll be honest, I'm kind of glad it'll be quite a while before everything's finished up. I want to make sure I have the funds on hand to pay at a moment's notice.  :jediblue:

Yes I agree this is one of those rare awesome saber runs like Wat tambors obi tpm or sc/vv quigon
It's an incredibly accurate movie hilt with fx
Exactly the type of saber I go for
Can't wait for it
I think after this Thers only the mace windu saber needing justice done to it
Just about every other movie saber has been accurately replicated
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: coldvizjerei on May 21, 2016, 02:01:43 PM

I think after this Thers only the mace windu saber needing justice done to it

I too am waiting for the day that the Mace Windu saber is accurately replicated with fx

Always wanted a truly accurate thin neck saber so I'm thrilled to be in on this run  :smiley:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on June 13, 2016, 10:22:07 AM
Any progress getting the parts anodized?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on June 13, 2016, 01:24:54 PM
No sorry still not yet. I will be sure and post an update when I have one. Soon hopefully.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on June 13, 2016, 05:03:46 PM
Bummer, I hope so too!  Thanks.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on July 13, 2016, 07:41:21 AM
Now that Roman has released his version of this hilt I am even hungrier for the GK3.  As nice as Roman's is the GK3 is more accurate to the MR hilt, particularly in the control box area.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Asoka Tano on August 31, 2016, 03:43:45 AM
I know this is a long shot, but should any of the run participants decide to sell their spot, please let me know.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Asoka Tano on September 24, 2016, 10:41:06 PM
 :sad: I really want in on this run...bumping to confirm my interest! If anyone is crazy enough to back out, I will buy your spot immediately. This is my unicorn saber!  :smiley:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on October 13, 2016, 10:16:54 AM
Any luck getting these anodized?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on October 14, 2016, 05:03:29 AM
Unfortunately not.  The place I was going to use keeps putting me off because they have too much going on.  I am going to call a couple of other places and see if someone is willing to take my money and do these. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: NinjaPirateAssassin on October 15, 2016, 07:33:17 PM
That's unfortunate, but it's becoming frequently more common lately. Think this is the third run I've been on that hit a significant delay on an anodizer. Seems like we've hit the point of being too big to sneak in quickly between jobs, but too small compared to their normal business. Still very much looking forward to this.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Asoka Tano on October 17, 2016, 07:19:37 AM
Chewbacca, I sent you a PM a few days ago regarding my purchase of a spot on this run. Just wanted to make sure you had received it.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Pfockerchief on October 19, 2016, 06:19:44 AM
MH I have sold my spot #17 to Asoka Tano.  Thanks.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on October 20, 2016, 05:23:32 PM
Got it :)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Asoka Tano on October 20, 2016, 05:30:05 PM
Got it :)

Thanks :) I'm SO excited!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on November 13, 2016, 07:38:06 AM
Just Checked in, Have not been on FX for Some time. Still 100% in on thos run. :)

Any further News?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on November 13, 2016, 08:57:46 AM
The lastest news was that Chewie was having trouble finding someone to anodize the black parts.  That has been basically the only news in the last seven months.  Hopefully we will see these in 2017.  Not complaining, that's just where it's at now.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Asoka Tano on November 13, 2016, 09:16:53 AM
I saw earlier in the thread that chrome anodizing *might* be an option, but I have seen no mention of it since. Did this fall through?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on November 13, 2016, 03:17:45 PM
FH is correct.  I do have a lead on a couple of anodizing places but nothing has materialized.  For those frustrated with how long its taking please know I share the frustration.  I want these done and out of my hair as much as you guys want them in your possession.  I am doing the best I can with the time and contacts I have.  Unfortunately anodizing is NOT something I want to take on myself (even if I had time).  Yes they should be ready in 2017...after anodizing its just a matter of doing the installs so we are getting there.

If anyone has an anodizer they trust feel free to PM me.

AT...no that is not an option.  I have yet to find chrome anodizing that is even remotely shiny enough to be a consideration.  I am going to leave it aluminum and allow people to polish them as they see fit.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Asoka Tano on November 13, 2016, 06:10:46 PM
FH is correct.  I do have a lead on a couple of anodizing places but nothing has materialized.  For those frustrated with how long its taking please know I share the frustration.  I want these done and out of my hair as much as you guys want them in your possession.  I am doing the best I can with the time and contacts I have.  Unfortunately anodizing is NOT something I want to take on myself (even if I had time).  Yes they should be ready in 2017...after anodizing its just a matter of doing the installs so we are getting there.

If anyone has an anodizer they trust feel free to PM me.

AT...no that is not an option.  I have yet to find chrome anodizing that is even remotely shiny enough to be a consideration.  I am going to leave it aluminum and allow people to polish them as they see fit.

Sounds good!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on December 05, 2016, 07:49:54 AM
There has got to be someone who knows a reliable shop that could do the anodizing as it's a fairly routine process.  Not to sound silly, but have you asked around to the other saber smiths?  I'm not sure where you're located but are you looking for something local to you?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: ANAKIN SKYWALKER on December 05, 2016, 07:57:05 AM
There has got to be someone who knows a reliable shop that could do the anodizing as it's a fairly routine process.  Not to sound silly, but have you asked around to the other saber smiths?  I'm not sure where you're located but are you looking for something local to you?

The problem with Anodizers is they charge for the racking and by the bath.  They'll count a small thing like this as a whole bath, and then set it aside until they get other small orders to also charge for a whole bath, when they really only have to dip 1 time for multiple orders to be filled.  It's easier for them to make money by doing their "regular" stuff, so these jobs always get pushed back.  Not to mention, the black is supposed to be gloss, which isn't something every place offers.  You're lucky to get black at all, rather than some dark purple (the color of black sharpie ink) awfulness.  So yeah, finding an anodizer willing to do a small job, able to do the right color and thickness, and willing to individually wrap the parts back up (most of them just want stuff they can throw in boxes and be done with it) is difficult and time consuming.  Shipping things halfway across the country is difficult because you can't inspect the process and make sure they aren't just tossing the parts around before and after the bath. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on December 05, 2016, 08:07:18 AM
Hey Alex, thanks for the reply.  Yeah, that all makes sense of course.  I figured Chewie is looking to not add the cost of shipping to some far off destination, and then of course back again which I'm sure adds a layer of difficulty in getting the parts done.  I was just thinking there might be a way to link up with another smith and create a spark to move things along.  For all I know though he may have already tried that route.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: jamesjynus on December 07, 2016, 02:50:42 PM
My spot was sold to Kenny aka fonzie off forum, Chewbacca could you make arrangement for the switch please? (Also sent you a pm on this) Thank you very much!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Kanjiklub on December 13, 2016, 11:58:12 AM
I would be interested If anyone is interested in selling their spot.


Thanks,

Kanji
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Asoka Tano on January 06, 2017, 02:40:43 AM
The original post states that a pommel insert vented for sound will be used rather than a static insert. I want to confirm that the sound holes are in fact an insert and not part of the actual pommel. Could one, theoretically, interchange the inserts and use a solid one for display and a vented one for play?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on January 06, 2017, 07:33:03 AM
The original post states that a pommel insert vented for sound will be used rather than a static insert. I want to confirm that the sound holes are in fact an insert and not part of the actual pommel. Could one, theoretically, interchange the inserts and use a solid one for display and a vented one for play?

They are indeed an insert.  They are MHS compatible so you can swap it to whatever you like.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Asoka Tano on January 06, 2017, 04:52:14 PM
The original post states that a pommel insert vented for sound will be used rather than a static insert. I want to confirm that the sound holes are in fact an insert and not part of the actual pommel. Could one, theoretically, interchange the inserts and use a solid one for display and a vented one for play?

They are indeed an insert.  They are MHS compatible so you can swap it to whatever you like.

This is great news! Thank you!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Foe Hammer on March 16, 2017, 08:25:01 AM
I've sold my spot to dr.djcolegrove.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: dr.djcolegrove on March 25, 2017, 01:27:46 PM
I've sold my spot to dr.djcolegrove.

Happy to get in on the run! :)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: jedimax on March 29, 2017, 01:54:51 AM
There has got to be someone who knows a reliable shop that could do the anodizing as it's a fairly routine process.  Not to sound silly, but have you asked around to the other saber smiths?  I'm not sure where you're located but are you looking for something local to you?

The problem with Anodizers is they charge for the racking and by the bath.  They'll count a small thing like this as a whole bath, and then set it aside until they get other small orders to also charge for a whole bath, when they really only have to dip 1 time for multiple orders to be filled.  It's easier for them to make money by doing their "regular" stuff, so these jobs always get pushed back.  Not to mention, the black is supposed to be gloss, which isn't something every place offers.  You're lucky to get black at all, rather than some dark purple (the color of black sharpie ink) awfulness.  So yeah, finding an anodizer willing to do a small job, able to do the right color and thickness, and willing to individually wrap the parts back up (most of them just want stuff they can throw in boxes and be done with it) is difficult and time consuming.  Shipping things halfway across the country is difficult because you can't inspect the process and make sure they aren't just tossing the parts around before and after the bath.
I totally agree with you on this.Have a few experiences of my own dealing with anodizing store.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on March 29, 2017, 08:17:45 AM
Does tcss do anodising?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: QUI-GON JINN on March 29, 2017, 10:09:04 AM
Does tcss do anodising?
No, they do not.  :sad:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on April 15, 2017, 09:43:09 AM
OK I wanted to update this thread with some info.

Hopefully this run will be moving again.  I found someone to do the anodizing and I am sending sample pieces to them this coming week.  Once they get them done and send them back to me for approval we will move forward (if they are as expected).

Thanks again for everyone's patience on this but hopefully we can get this moving again very soon.


Also I wanted to answer why I couldn't get just anyone to do the anodizing.  I think I did but am reiterating it anyway.

In order to do the bright shiny anodizing the parts have to be polished first and then anodized. It is more complicated than normal and why most places I contacted wouldn't touch it.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: fonzie on April 15, 2017, 11:07:05 AM
Thanks for the update.

Definitely appreciate your time in finding the right shop for the anodizing. Better to get it done right rather than ASAP.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: NinjaPirateAssassin on April 16, 2017, 08:36:56 AM
Excellent, Glad to hear this is moving along.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on April 16, 2017, 12:13:06 PM
If it will achieve a better finish I'm all for a that
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on July 04, 2017, 11:11:24 AM
small update time.

I sent pieces of one saber to a place to get anodized a little bit ago.  I got pics back from it yesterday and it looks good.  I should have those parts in hand next week and I can determine from there if that is the way to go.  Then its just a matter of getting them the rest of the pieces.

I will post pics as soon as I get the parts back.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Aginor on July 04, 2017, 12:35:06 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Kanjiklub on July 04, 2017, 02:09:01 PM
If someone is wanting to sell their spot I would be interested.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Asoka Tano on July 05, 2017, 09:30:59 PM
This is great news! Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on July 12, 2017, 05:55:55 AM
OK here is the anodized pieces on the saber.  The pieces are not aligned right now because I want to be able to still get them apart to work on them but at least you can see its coming to life.  I will be sending the rest of the pieces off next week.


(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobirotsano1.jpg&hash=91e624d798ec8f4b6ce7567c98d09e33ba5814b3)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2FOBIROTS%2Fobirotsano2.jpg&hash=aa74a15846d6eccb59f8a7808f6fb4c979a5e57e)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: fonzie on July 12, 2017, 06:53:15 AM
Sweet. Thanks for the continued effort to find the right shop and the updates.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on July 12, 2017, 07:00:01 AM
Wow they look superb
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: NinjaPirateAssassin on July 15, 2017, 09:11:25 PM
Excellent. Been looking forward to this for a long time.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: MACE WINDU on July 16, 2017, 04:08:43 AM
Looking great!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Kanjiklub on July 25, 2017, 04:34:47 AM
Ant chance these will have the CF9 if the timing works out?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on July 25, 2017, 09:14:32 AM
Ant chance these will have the CF9 if the timing works out?


Quote from original thread  :wink:
...Each saber will have the latest CF version available when the saber installs begin...

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on July 27, 2017, 02:49:44 AM
Personally I would be happy to wait for the cfv9
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on August 05, 2017, 12:04:24 PM
Personally I would be happy to wait for the cfv9

Likewise. Everything's looking awesome!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on October 10, 2017, 05:52:56 PM
Hi all,

I am pleased to see this run is,still ongoing. I can assume it's getting close. I had not received any notifications so I assume I am still in this run. Wow there is talk of a C.F. 9, amazing, wander if this saber will come with it?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: coldvizjerei on October 10, 2017, 06:00:30 PM
The odds are good.
Might still be quite a long while before the installs begin so I'm thinking that the CF9 will likely be out by then!

Ant chance these will have the CF9 if the timing works out?


Quote from original thread  :wink:
...Each saber will have the latest CF version available when the saber installs begin...

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on October 11, 2017, 08:52:06 AM
It is moving forward.  The latest update is I sent the saber off to get a chassis made for it.  I should have those soon and then its just a matter of getting all the anodizing done and we can start on the installs.

Thank everyone for their patience.  I know this has been pretty crazy and is taking  much longer than any of us would like but hopefully we over all the major hurdles now.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on December 09, 2017, 11:17:29 AM
New update though not much.  The chassis is designed and will work great.  I will be placing the order for the rest of them.  They will be going to the anodizer to get the rest of them done in the next few weeks as well.

Michael
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: NinjaPirateAssassin on December 10, 2017, 05:24:33 PM
New update though not much.  The chassis is designed and will work great.  I will be placing the order for the rest of them.  They will be going to the anodizer to get the rest of them done in the next few weeks as well.

Michael

Excellent.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: ctech88 on February 13, 2018, 01:11:27 PM
How are things looking on this one now? :)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on March 21, 2018, 10:13:19 AM
Last I heard, they are being anodized.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on April 16, 2018, 12:01:26 PM
Sorry, I missed this, I am not able to be on the forums much lately.  LDM is correct.  They are being anodized and the chassis is being produced.  I am hoping that installs will start by June for me at least (I do not know Marc's schedule).  Once I get the chassis in hand and the parts back from anodizing I will take pics and update everyone...its getting close though.



Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Asoka Tano on April 28, 2018, 12:23:57 PM
I have decided to sell my spot for this run. PM me if interested.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on April 29, 2018, 08:32:04 AM
Would love some juicy new pictures.... considering all the images have now gone 😖
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on May 25, 2018, 11:17:00 PM
Sorry, I missed this, I am not able to be on the forums much lately.  LDM is correct.  They are being anodized and the chassis is being produced.  I am hoping that installs will start by June for me at least (I do not know Marc's schedule).  Once I get the chassis in hand and the parts back from anodizing I will take pics and update everyone...its getting close though.

I'll start em as soon as I get em as well.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Kanjiklub on May 31, 2018, 04:25:58 AM
Any idea how far off the installs are? Thank!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on July 18, 2018, 12:27:49 PM
any news on these?
I keep considering selling my spot, seems like yrs ago when I paid
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on July 18, 2018, 12:50:50 PM
I am curious too, I can't remember what i paid in total my self, its been a while.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Kanjiklub on July 18, 2018, 01:57:10 PM
Any news would be good!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: coldvizjerei on July 18, 2018, 03:37:42 PM
Oh wow, I almost forgot about this.
Lately, LDM & MH don't seem to log onto this forum as much, unfortunately.

Any speculations guys? Maybe 2020?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: K-2SO on July 18, 2018, 03:39:12 PM
Oh wow, I almost forgot about this.
Lately, LDM & MH don't seem to log onto this forum as much, unfortunately.

Any speculations guys? Maybe 2020?

Let’s knock off the speculation. I’m sure one of them will pop in soon to give an update.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: coldvizjerei on July 18, 2018, 03:43:43 PM
Sorry about that!
Figured it might help pass the time and also get those of us on the run excited about it again!

Oh wow, I almost forgot about this.
Lately, LDM & MH don't seem to log onto this forum as much, unfortunately.

Any speculations guys? Maybe 2020?

Let’s knock off the speculation. I’m sure one of them will pop in soon to give an update.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on August 01, 2018, 12:37:42 AM
I'll tell you what I know.  The chassis design is complete and the chassis are currently being produced.  Once that is finished, we should be able to get rolling.  I believe MH has also procured the correct Anodizing as well, but I am not sure exactly where that sits. 

FYI, we have not "forgotten about" this run.  It is an Orbital Machining run and Orbital was so backed up that it took longer than any of us foresaw. That said, He finished them in a reasonable timeframe.  We are having a lot of difficulty finding a legitimate anodizer to give the quality that these deserve. My goal, as soon as I get the builds I am responsible for into my hands is to knock them out within 6 weeks of that day.  I realize that is ambiguous, but it is what I know right now. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on August 01, 2018, 12:38:25 AM
I am curious too, I can't remember what i paid in total my self, its been a while.

We have a ledger, so we'll remind everyone.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Acerocket on August 01, 2018, 09:10:37 AM
FYI, we have not "forgotten about" this run.  It is an Orbital Machining run and Orbital was so backed up that it took longer than any of us foresaw.  My goal, as soon as I get the builds i am responsible for into my hands is to knock them out within 6 weeks of that day.  I realize that is ambiguous, but it is what I know right now.

The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due* (https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=45582.msg637820#msg637820)  from April 16, 2016
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Kanjiklub on August 16, 2018, 08:30:12 AM
If anyone is interested I would be open to selling my spot.

Kanjiklub
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on September 04, 2018, 12:28:58 PM
FYI, we have not "forgotten about" this run.  It is an Orbital Machining run and Orbital was so backed up that it took longer than any of us foresaw.  My goal, as soon as I get the builds i am responsible for into my hands is to knock them out within 6 weeks of that day.  I realize that is ambiguous, but it is what I know right now.

The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due* (https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=45582.msg637820#msg637820)  from April 16, 2016

Not intended to disparage Orbital in any way, top-tier quality takes an appropriate amount of time!  MH has the hilts, I believe it is just that he has been having difficulty procuring the correct anodizing.  We want them to be PERFECT.  Believe me, MH and I want to get these out as soon as possible as well.  I will ask MH to pop in with a more accurate update on these as well.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on September 04, 2018, 01:05:47 PM
I am on the road right now but will answer more tonight.

They are coming to an end soon though. Hopefully before December.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on September 04, 2018, 04:03:53 PM
OK back home now.

I am not sure why I have not been getting notifications of this thread to answer any questions.  I am not dodging anything but just didnt see them until Marc texted me and let me know to come on and respond.  I do not get on here at all much lately because of time.

I know it is getting old to say we are waiting on anodizing but that is what is going on.  Unfortunately to get the glossy black it is very hard to find someone to do it.  I had someone lined up and got a sample back.  It looked good so I was going to go with them.  Unfortunately because of timing (my fault), I am not able to use them now.  I have found another company that does glossy anodizing (bright coat is what they call it) and I am going to send them a sample.  I was supposed to send it a couple of weeks ago but we couldn't get everything arranged to where I felt safe sending it (I basically want a name I can send it to so it doesn't get mixed up and lost).

I hope to have it sent out this week though (still working with them) or first of next.  Once I get that sample back I will move forward with getting the rest of them done.

I cant apologize enough for it taking so long and I take full responsibility for it but it is nearing the finish line.  I already have the chassis ready to go so the only thing remaining is the anodizing.

It is possible for the anodizing to be done fairly quick according to their turn around time I was quoted so I am hoping they go to the installers at least by next month.

if anyone ever has a question that I do not answer on here then feel free to email me (the email icon is under my name) and I will be glad to answer.  Again I apologize for not seeing any questions or concerns on this thread.

I will post a pic of the sample from the last batch and the chassis when I get a chance in the next day or so.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: ctech88 on October 12, 2018, 08:10:52 AM
Hey there,

who should I talk to about being able to sell my spot on the run?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on October 24, 2018, 03:28:08 PM
Hey there,

who should I talk to about being able to sell my spot on the run?

Just PM LDM and see how much you paid and then you can offer it for sale for that and let them know the remaining balance they need to put toward it later.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: coldvizjerei on October 24, 2018, 03:47:41 PM
I will post a pic of the sample from the last batch and the chassis when I get a chance in the next day or so.

Any chance you'd happen to have any pics of that aforementioned sample?  :smiley:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on October 24, 2018, 05:09:54 PM
I just got the sample from the new anodizing company in today.  They are a nice gloss level though not as glossy as super black powder coat but I just do not think I can find anything like that in anodizing.  However they do have a nice gloss level (the pic really doesn't do it justice) and it is a nice deep black color and not at all purple like some black anodizing I have seen (under fluorescent lighting).

below are pics of the saber.  The parts are not aligned in this pic because the silver pieces do not belong to the grenade and gear section (I didnt see the need in digging through all the pieces to get the correct silver parts just for pics).

I am also including the chassis pictures.  It will allow access to the SD card by taking the pommel off.  The kill key will also be under the pommel.

I am pleased with the Anodizing company and will be sending them the rest of the pieces.  They originally told me it was a two week turn around so hopefully I can have these all back and ready for installs sometime in November.

click to enlarge

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirun%2Fobiano1.jpg&hash=1f88998482600e76de46d31ac042e69809a83722) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirun/obiano1.jpg)


(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirun%2Fobichas1.jpg&hash=b9b587abcb27c86be3942d542701846a37f53f97) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirun/obichas1.jpg)


(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmandysbabies.com%2Fobirun%2Fobichas2.jpg&hash=f3c9f2fb2c8c20f7a2ed7d1410d145dc2c9f4333) (http://mandysbabies.com/obirun/obichas2.jpg)

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Darth Brooks on December 08, 2018, 06:30:45 AM
If anyone is interested I would be open to selling my spot.

Kanjiklub
spot purchased... Darth Brooks
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Aginor on February 16, 2019, 07:09:01 PM
Hey, just wondering if there's any updates? Thanks
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on March 23, 2019, 12:09:36 PM
Just wondering what electronics will be in these?
Tech has moved on a lot since 2015 in leds and sound boards,
And yes alike the last poster asked any news on these?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: fonzie on March 23, 2019, 05:56:20 PM
Just wondering what electronics will be in these?
Tech has moved on a lot since 2015 in leds and sound boards,
And yes alike the last poster asked any news on these?

Post one says they will be installed with the latest CF, when installs begin.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: ctech88 on April 09, 2019, 12:48:06 PM
What are the next steps left here? We haven't been given a meaningful update since the end of October. I know Real life can take over. but anything would be better than nothing. Are we going to see these? Has anything happened since October?

They originally told me it was a two week turn around so hopefully I can have these all back and ready for installs sometime in November.

Are they anodized? Have installs started?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: joker on April 13, 2019, 04:54:07 PM
Is there any progress?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: SharkyMcShark on April 23, 2019, 08:19:03 AM
GRIEVOUS hasn't been active on this forum for more than three months now, and CHEWBACCA hasn't been online in six weeks.

Perhaps directing the question to one of the various Facebook saber groups might be more productive? Most of the activity that used to go through this site is basically on there now.

It wouldn't surprise me if the production is being held up by the fact that the CFX footprint isn't quite finalised yet, so chassis production can't be completed. That's what's currently holding up the VV TFU2 run.

In any event, it's an FX Sabers run. The ultimate answer is that no one has run off with your money, and you'll actually get your saber, which is more than can be said for a lot of runs elsewhere. The main issue is figuring out when that actually will be, between now and the heat death of the universe.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: NinjaPirateAssassin on April 25, 2019, 05:19:52 PM
I dropped a note to LDM via his website asking him and/or MH to hop on and drop an update (even if there is no update) so we'll see if we get anything from that.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on April 26, 2019, 08:54:52 PM
Hey,

I realize it seems like I am dodging the forums but with work and making boards full time I try to stay off any social media at all unless someone contacts me to let me know someone has a question.  Unfortunately, this means message boards as well.  I just do not have time to do it.  I apologize for not coming in here every now and then to check up on the thread.  I did mention for anyone that had questions to feel free to email or PM me, that doesn't excuse me not coming to check in but it is the best way to get in touch with me.

I got in a mess with the last anodizer and although the sample was good I could never get them to agree to a contact I could send them to because of the amount.  I just didnt feel comfortable just sending them to a company address without a contact I could deal with so I went back to searching.


I have since found a good company and their gloss black looks great but they are in NY so again I have to ship them.  At least I have a direct person to send it to etc so it should work out this time around.  I found him about a month ago but have not arranged shipping yet because he was in the middle of some big runs.  They will be going to him next week or the week after.  I need to contact him to make sure.

another delay is the boards mentioned.  I wanted to have the CFX out to put in these instead of putting the 9 in and the X come out shortly after.  Timing new board tech is always tricky.

You will be getting them though and they will have the latest board.  To help move it along once we get the sabers back I am going to be enlisting other smiths to try and get them out to the customers asap.


I realize anything I say is just an excuse and any frustration or anger on everyone's part is warranted, I really feel bad about it but none of you want them as bad as I want to be done with this I promise you that.


Again, it really will be easier if you have a question to email me or PM. I am not sure why I do not get the emails to update me someone has posted on the thread but an admin is looking into it for me.



Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: K-2SO on April 26, 2019, 09:22:08 PM
Chewbacca, I did look into it, and there was/is an issue. Please see my comment in the Council when you get a chance. Thanks.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on June 25, 2019, 08:36:16 AM
Great news.  The anodizing company said I could ship the parts to them.  They will be going today or tomorrow.  Thank goodness this is moving again.  Again sorry for the delays but at least we are one step closer to getting done.

The timing should be about right when we get the parts back for the CFX to be out or close to out. 

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Darth Brooks on June 25, 2019, 09:15:59 AM
Awesome news!!! Thanks for posting...

Really excited for this one
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: dr.djcolegrove on June 26, 2019, 09:38:12 PM
Great to hear an update.  Didn’t see my name updated on the list.  I bought a spot from another forum member a while back.  Just want to make sure it didn’t fall between the cracks.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on June 27, 2019, 07:09:00 AM
Great to hear an update.  Didn’t see my name updated on the list.  I bought a spot from another forum member a while back.  Just want to make sure it didn’t fall between the cracks.

Fixed that for you.  Sorry about that.  Things are much easier now that I am getting notifications again.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on July 12, 2019, 12:23:24 PM
hope the run is progressing
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Darth Brooks on September 05, 2019, 04:01:00 PM
I'm wondering what the progress is on these bad boys? How's the anodizing going?

Now that CFX is ready I'm just wondering if we have an idea how long before we can start installs?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on September 05, 2019, 09:02:52 PM
I am still pushing for them to be done this year.  The anodizing company has still not gotten to it but I hound him every week.

Once things settle down for me on the CFX I am going to do a proof of concept for the saber on one of the hilts that is already anodized.

Also good news is the activation cards or what ever you want to call the things in the box are done and I should have them next week.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Darth_Paul on September 09, 2019, 12:08:58 PM
Hi. I purchased a Sidious saber from the LDM website in May and I still haven't received it. I've sent an email and also a message via the contact form on the website but haven't had replies to either. Could someone here please let me know what's happened to my order? Thanks.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on September 09, 2019, 03:17:33 PM
Hi. I purchased a Sidious saber from the LDM website in May and I still haven't received it. I've sent an email and also a message via the contact form on the website but haven't had replies to either. Could someone here please let me know what's happened to my order? Thanks.

I did indeed get your email from 3 hours ago and have responded.  I didn't receive the other two emails for some reason.  Feel free to PM me here any time if I haven't responded via email, that likely means your email went to my SPAM folder accidentally. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Darth_Paul on September 10, 2019, 10:54:37 AM
Reply received. Thanks!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: dr.djcolegrove on October 23, 2019, 02:39:51 PM
Now that we are getting closer to the year's end and the CFX has been out for awhile, are there any updates on the run's progress?  Thanks!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on November 19, 2019, 12:06:36 PM
Now that we are getting closer to the year's end and the CFX has been out for awhile, are there any updates on the run's progress?  Thanks!

Yes.  I spoke with MH yesterday so this is very current info.  These will all come with CFX.  As most of you know, we have had three anodizers pull out on us.  We want the perfect gloss black anodizing to make this the best replica ever made.  We (as of yesterday) have finally contracted with a reputable shop who is willing to take this (what is apparently a very small) job.  Once we get the parts back, MH Jango and I will get the installs finished BEFORE any other jobs we have in line.  We know everyone wants this run finished and believe me, we want it finished.  We truly appreciate everyone's patience.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on December 27, 2019, 09:37:44 PM
Hi Everyone, it's been ages since I have been on here, hows this project coming along?

Will the new boards include Neo pixel, smooth swing and include the Plector labels LED blades?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: joker on December 28, 2019, 05:36:55 AM
I hope RUN is moving forward.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on January 06, 2020, 05:16:29 PM
I just spoke with MH.  The hilts were sent off to the Anodizer today and the deposit has been paid.  That was the hold-up.  We have inquired at 20+ anodizing companies and our job is always "too small" or "we'll fit it in when we can".  This should help us to move quickly once they come back (MH can add the timeframe that was promised to him). 

As to CFX, yes these will have CFX.  I am sure that They can be the pixel version instead of tri-cree if folks want, but a blade would not be included (although I'm sure we can make them available if folks want them).  I have not spoken to MH about this option, but I will do so and we'll iron that detail out with everyone once the hilts are anodized.

FYI, Jango will be assisting MH and I in the build process to expedite the orders as soon as the hilts are ready for install.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Aginor on January 06, 2020, 08:16:48 PM
Nice to know, thanks for the update. I'll go a pixel blade if that ends up a possibility.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: MACE WINDU on January 09, 2020, 12:48:36 PM
Thanks for the update LDM.  Nice to see these are moving forward.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on January 09, 2020, 02:37:02 PM
Fantastic Update, I am pleased its moving forward and may have the option of Neopixel?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on January 09, 2020, 05:25:03 PM
Yes yes yes! So happy to hear it, and I'm glad you've taken your time to find the right people for the job. Honestly I'm kind of happy it's taken the time it has. 5 years ago a pixel blade wasn't really even a thing, and now we may get it on this hilt with a CFX! Woohoo!

For what it's worth, I would absolutely take a pixel blade configuration if it's available.  :jediblue:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on January 09, 2020, 05:27:59 PM
Yes yes yes! So happy to hear it, and I'm glad you've taken your time to find the right people for the job. Honestly I'm kind of happy it's taken the time it has. 5 years ago a pixel blade wasn't really even a thing, and now we may get it on this hilt with a CFX! Woohoo!

For what it's worth, I would absolutely take a pixel blade configuration if it's available.  :jediblue:
🍻🍻🍻
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: msasin on January 09, 2020, 08:50:50 PM
This is an amazing news!! Really looking forward to this. If option is available I would definitely go for neopixel option.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on January 12, 2020, 11:08:13 AM
It got me thinking after looking at the WIP pics that if we will get the option of external finishes, As this is based on the one in ROTS and basically the predecessor of the ANH version I would like mine to look pristine new looking with a polished finish. I have a Romans ANH that looks weatherd and its basically what the EPIII becomes after years of use.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on January 22, 2020, 03:32:53 PM
Cool!  I'm glad everyone likes the update.  Believe me, I am very anxious to get these babies finished! 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Darth Brooks on February 05, 2020, 01:59:31 PM
I'm open to sell my spot if anyone wants to jump on?

Just what has been paid so far... just PM me
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on February 05, 2020, 02:16:44 PM
I'm open to sell my spot if anyone wants to jump on?

Just what has been paid so far... just PM me

Wow man you sure, I think it's in the home stretch.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Darth Brooks on February 05, 2020, 02:26:45 PM
Yup! Home stretch... ready to sell. Whoever buys will even get this AWESOME plaque!😉2x5.5"

(https://i.postimg.cc/NjXFLPrz/20200205-162354.jpg)
 (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on February 05, 2020, 02:36:48 PM
Hay where do you get your plaque?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on February 05, 2020, 02:39:21 PM
Yup! Home stretch... ready to sell. Whoever buys will even get this AWESOME plaque!😉2x5.5"

(https://i.postimg.cc/NjXFLPrz/20200205-162354.jpg)
 (https://postimages.org/)

Sorry you have to sell, I was thinking about it month ago, then as to the recent update, I decided to stay.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on February 11, 2020, 01:42:22 PM
Cool!  I'm glad everyone likes the update.  Believe me, I am very anxious to get these babies finished!

Any more Updates?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on February 12, 2020, 06:52:13 AM
2 days and this run is officially 5 yrs old  :huh:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: joker on February 14, 2020, 09:46:48 PM
Anodizing has not progressed since 2016.
I hope it will be completed this year.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on February 24, 2020, 11:03:47 AM
Cool!  I'm glad everyone likes the update.  Believe me, I am very anxious to get these babies finished!

Any more Updates?

As soon as I hear even a peep from the anodizing company, I will update everyone.  This run ran into a "perfect storm" of BS and although that is not an excuse, it is the reality of it.  It went 4 years too long.  I am doing everything in my power to get it finished as soon as possible, which sounds like a platitude, but it is true.  This run dis not go through my current production supply line.  If it did, I would have far more control.  I also know that MH is doing everything he can.  As soon as I have your hilts in my hand, I will knock them out and all other commissions on my end will be paused until I finish every one of my installs.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: ctech88 on February 24, 2020, 10:47:35 PM
I really hope this completes soon.

Since the first post for this build, I’ve had two kids. I just registered the eldest for kindergarten.

Not looking to cause anything.

I’d just like to have this finished so I can move on tbh.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Darth Imperium on March 18, 2020, 09:25:31 PM
Due to some life changes (see my for sale post for more information) I need to find someone to takeover my spot. Money is extremely tight at the moment and I just need the extra help right now. Hopefully someone who has really wanted to get in on this run can take my spot!!
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: NinjaPirateAssassin on April 06, 2020, 01:16:45 PM
So, with everything going on and most non-essential things shut down, I'm assuming that we're now waiting for them to come back up, and then waiting for them to clear whatever backlog builds up, which is going to make it harder/longer to get to our problematic run.

Is there a point where we consider just white-flagging on the anodizing and painting it instead?
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on April 06, 2020, 01:43:05 PM
Said it before I would take mine as is and get it finished elsewhere
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on April 06, 2020, 02:19:25 PM
Same here,

Perhaps giving people the option of shipping the Empty hilt would be a good idea.

I for one would like that too as there is still the $600 fees for installation, that's the reason why I posted my spot up plus this is not going to be offered with a polish finish. And probably will cost extra for Neopixel.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: NinjaPirateAssassin on April 06, 2020, 02:32:13 PM
Agreed. Barring substantial proof to the contrary I think we've reached the point where we accept that the run can't be delivered as promised and work out what can be reasonably done to deliver what there is to be delivered.

I'm not even mad, even if all this run produces is the un-anodized empties there's at least a path to getting something I'm willing to accept.

It's simply past time to accept the realities and move on.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Darth Brooks on April 06, 2020, 03:45:47 PM
Agreed. Barring substantial proof to the contrary I think we've reached the point where we accept that the run can't be delivered as promised and work out what can be reasonably done to deliver what there is to be delivered.

I'm not even mad, even if all this run produces is the un-anodized empties there's at least a path to getting something I'm willing to accept.

It's simply past time to accept the realities and move on.

I also agree... I would like either my hilt or to be out of this run.

Plus I've decided that I won't use anything but proffie from here on out so not only will I have to pay for a CFX install but will have to convert to proffie afterwards.

Nothing against CFX or any other board in particular but I've used EVERY board imaginable and proffie is just where I'm at from here on out
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GENERAL GRIEVOUS on April 06, 2020, 04:52:48 PM
Hey guys, I will point MH in this direction.  He will be able to provide the most clarity.  I have already posted every piece of info that I currently have.  I do want to reiterate that these will not be affected by my own personal build log (they will jump to the front of the line as soon as I have them in hand for those who still want them built).
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on April 06, 2020, 05:12:13 PM
Guys, We are at the mercy of the anodizer.  We finally found someone to do it for us but he has a large back log and has not gotten to them.

I will discuss with LDM and maybe I can get some of them back without anodizing.  I want this to be over more than you guys but there is only so much I can do.

This whole thing has been a nightmare for me and all of you for sure.

We will update the thread with whatever we figure out.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Modern-Day Warrior on April 13, 2020, 06:48:23 PM
Just my two cents but I'm willing to stick it out. I'm sad it's taken as long as it has but I'd rather have a complete saber (with neopixel? :D ).
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on October 11, 2020, 09:03:49 AM
Any update on the anodising? Or any update at all ? Been quiet for months also any word on sending out the hilts as they are? I’d take mine and get it finished elsewhere
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on October 11, 2020, 10:04:53 AM
Any update on the anodising? Or any update at all ? Been quiet for months also any word on sending out the hilts as they are? I’d take mine and get it finished elsewhere

I will shoot him an email or call him this week and see if I can get an update for everyone.  I know he is still backed up.  He is a one man business but his gloss anodizing looks amazing and deep black (not the purplish color I have seen before) so I know it will be worth it.

Again getting a hilt back from the anodizing company to send to you to get finished is just not an option unfortunately.

I have one that I sent out for a sample of ones work (but didnt go with them because it fell through).  I will try to put it together in the next couple of weeks so everyone can at least see how they will look finished.

I appreciate everyone's patience because I know this has gone one way too long but we are nearing the end.  Once we get theses back I know we will be able to knock them out for everyone.
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Post by: Darth Brooks on October 17, 2020, 06:39:44 AM
Well, we're you able to find out anything?

Fortunately for me things have improved financially for the good
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on October 27, 2020, 08:43:55 AM
Sorry for the delay but I just got updated myself today.

He said he will know more by the end of the week but that he doesn't think it will take over a week or a week and a half.  He has started on them so hopefully I will have them next week or the next. 
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Darth Brooks on October 27, 2020, 09:43:43 AM
Very exciting news! Thank you for the reply...
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on November 09, 2020, 11:37:45 AM
Hi

Any Further updates?

Alot has happend so far for me, got an Inception had it built with a full Reveal and received.

 So for me this will be a 2ndary example of a An Obi Wan from the prequel. I am now more stable financially, So when ready for final payment let us know, I may close my sale on the run spot and sell the saber when in the future it gets completed.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: dr.djcolegrove on November 09, 2020, 05:59:30 PM
Would like to go with a neopixel if available.  It’s amazing how much tech has changed in 5 years.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on November 10, 2020, 07:30:02 PM
Just got word from the anodizing company and they are finished. He will be sending me pics in the morning.

Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: Scorpion on November 11, 2020, 12:55:36 PM
Great news
Can’t wait to see it
Just wondering if there’s any change to the sound boards being used? Is to to be the latest Crystal focus or are proffie boards an option? Does the latest crystal focus have proffie style fx?
Sorry I have been out of the loop of things for ages
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: CHEWBACCA on November 11, 2020, 01:16:50 PM
I will upload the pics when I get back.

CFX only.
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: coldvizjerei on November 18, 2020, 04:49:13 PM
I will upload the pics when I get back.

CFX only.

Any chance you've got some awesome shiny new pics for us?  :grin:
Title: Re: The official LDM/MH GK3 run thread *2nd payment now due*
Post by: GusManB on November 20, 2020, 02:38:43 PM
I will upload the pics when I get back.

CFX only.

Fantastic news the Anodizing is done, looking forward to pics.

I don't mind CFX lol as long as you are doing Neopixel, any change you can use the Shtok connectors they have built in leds?