Early this afternoon I received the message that I've waited 17 months to see in my message box:
"Graflex IV Vintage CF is ready!"
Within a couple days of joining the forums, I had spotted the Graflex forums and have been in awe ever since.
Red Five, your post on "Graflex: The Real Lightsaber" has been an inspiration. Thank you very much!
After nearly a month of going back and forth on whether to go with the replica or the vintage, in the end... the nostalgia won me over. Vintage it had to be. I had found a flash on sniperbay when they were at their peek... probably paid more than I should have, but I felt it was worth it. The flash was fairly clean, no major damage. Light scuffs and scratches were present, which made it all that more interesting. After all... what would Ben be pulling out of that chest? A shiny new piece of metal, or something with a bit of history to share with his new padawan?
As you will see from the photos Master Yoda has done an outstanding (yet again) piece of work. Not only aging the dring to appropriately match the "weathering", but notice the chassis as well ;)
The photos I'm sharing are those that Master Yoda has sent to me. If there are any specifics that stand out once I receive it, I'll post those as well. This is not a review that is norm of the boards - I think we all know what Master Yoda can produce. If you don't... spend time in these forums, and you will. This is more of a way that I can share in my excitement. The Force knows I won't be able to do much once the package gets here ;D
For your viewing pleasure, I give you:
"The Graflex IV Vintage - Special Edition Crystal Core Chassis / Crystal Focus Version 4.0"
(That's a mouthful!)
Patience does pay off ;D
Master Yoda, thank you again... VERY MUCH!
(edited for clicky)