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Graflex Vintage ESB
« on: November 23, 2009, 11:11:25 AM »
not really "my work" but.... I thought I thought I could post that as a review of Master Yoda AWESOME WORK !!!  :o :o

Vintage Graflex Ep V with chassis and tangible Crystal Chamber made by Master Yoda (Meridian). The crystal chamber lights up with a primary crystal illuminated with a accent LED mirroring the luxeon V (flicker) while 2 others (blue & white) illuminate the secondary crystal thru a little optic fiber.
My customization works was really nothing on that one, most of the work was made by Meridian. I added a recharge port to avoid getting the li-ion cells out (14500), a rumbling motor and I of course wired myself the CF board ;-)
Luxeon V blue bin 1, CF 4.31 with rain sizzle & episode V among others.

On this new chassis (not the latest one but close), aside of the increasing quality and extended realism, the blade activation is now done by the little sliding tab on the left side of the upper body. The upper red button (vintage) is the aux button for Force & Lockup Fx, as well as navigation in the vocal menu. The lower red button is the blade retention screw.

 

 

 

 

 

 


►VIDEO :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TbzP0nhUbo

Enjoy !
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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 11:13:32 AM »
wow!!!!!!!! erv that is a sweet esb luke
                          


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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 11:47:47 AM »
Erv that's awesome.  I can't wait to get my upgrade.

Nice "hacking".  ;)

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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 12:20:28 PM »
That's really cool!! Congrats Erv!!

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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 12:21:57 PM »
Looks great erv!  Pictures "clickified" so they can be seen in all their glory!  ;)


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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009, 12:51:56 PM »
thanks jay,
I tend to forget to clickify them !
thanks for the comments guys, saving most of the clapping hands for a little n' old green creature  ;D

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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2009, 01:14:37 PM »
WOW!!!   :o

It's great to see the combined efforts of the three masters (ie yourself Erv, Master Yoda and Novastar) come together to produce somthing so amazing like this.  Awesome!!!

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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2009, 01:29:42 PM »
Looks awesome Erv!
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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 09:12:26 PM »
Wow.... YODA's work never fails to amaze! :o

Great work on the modifications, without your incredible sound-board, we would all be at a loss ;D.

Master Yoda, another stellar job!

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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2009, 12:27:57 AM »
Wow Erv, you took your time for this review, and it payed off.
Very clear, always very informative.
It's always nice to see you around here, since you're a bussy man.

I have a Graflex too, not Vintage by choise, but I understand the specialty of it.
That in-hilt charge with the kill-key in it,... stunning.
Not surpricing though, since you manage to invent a CF-Board. :D :D :D
Without you this lighsabers would never be as real as they are now.

Like Watto said, the combination of you three people is a great add for our world.



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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2009, 01:15:34 AM »
I'm with Darth Matth.
Great saber, great soundboard, and great review. 8)

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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2009, 11:18:20 PM »
Anyway you could take pictures of the top half of the chassis removed from the upper shell? I'm curious how the slider switch works and how the CF is mounted...ect. Sweet saber for sure!

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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2009, 12:36:01 AM »
I won't disassemble that part now, saber is done.

CF sitting is like in here, very similar.
https://www.plecterlabs.com/catalog/article_info.php?articles_id=62

You also have Yoda's chassis presentation in the guild section, Graflex sabers subsection.
As for the sliding tab, it's pushing a mom switch in a machined slot of the blade holder.

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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2009, 03:12:27 PM »
aaawww yes that helps me allot. Building my own has been a long road. Thanks erv!

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Re: Graflex Vintage ESB
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2009, 11:39:31 PM »
WOW