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ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« on: May 04, 2009, 08:14:00 AM »
Hi to all,

Thanks to Gabywan and Master Yoda for the insperation and Kurosawa for the graflex he sold me.

I will attempt to build my own crystal chamber saber with a luxeon V and CF or US soundboard.

I gutted the graflex ESB version of the EL setup



Made a plan for the chasis and a list of parts i think i need to buy to complete this build

-quartz clear cystals (bought on ebay)
-4mm brushed alu tubing
-4mm ABS or styrene sheet for the discs
-transparent blue acrylic sheet
-graflex deluxe socket that includes heatsink
-mylar strip
-kobalt d ring
-luxeon V led cyan
-luxeon 3W driver V2
-buckpuck 700ma 6 wire
-mhs speaker + battery pack
-crystal focus or ultrasound soundboard

If i forgot something or something is not needed please let me know.
Thanks for the help so far and the help i will be getting ;)

I will be selling or trading the graflex EL setup ;D
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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 09:05:28 AM »
Hi Friend! ;D
I am glad that you to begin your graflex and thanks for your compliments.
I try to encourage as many persons of this forum have encouraged me.

about his list:

-quartz clear cystals (bought on ebay) great election
-4mm brushed alu tubing
-4mm ABS or styrene sheet for the discs, I would recommend 3mm
-transparent blue acrylic sheet
-graflex deluxe socket that includes heatsink
-mylar strip
-kobalt d ring
-luxeon V led cyan
-luxeon 3W driver V2,if you use CF it is not necessary
-buckpuck 700ma 6 wir, if you use CF it is not necessary
-mhs speaker + battery pack, if you use CF it is not necessary
-crystal focus or ultrasound soundboard

you do not forget any led to illuminate the crystals.

you do not forget the blade and his accessories.

Gaby!



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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 10:17:09 AM »
Hey Gaby,

I send you a pm regarding the discs and clear blue if you could help me out on that?

As for the leds i will use 1 for each crystal and the blade i dont know yet.
i didnt mention these things because they are pretty obvious ;D

here's a scan of the scetch for the chasis



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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 03:46:15 AM »
here's little update.

these parts are on there way to me now

-graflex deluxe socket that includes heatsink
-kobalt d ring
-luxeon V led cyan
-luxeon 3W driver V2
-buckpuck 700ma 6 wire
-mhs speaker + battery pack
-ultrasound 2.1 soundboard

this is what i have so far



the crystals where a cluster that i broke up,got a lot of them and the big one will be used in the graflex based starkiller lightsaber im planning to build.

hopefully the things i bought will arrive the next week end then i can jump on it and start to build the chasis.
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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 05:00:37 AM »
Again, why do you want the 3w driver? You don't need it. The Ultrasound itself drives the LED. And if you get a crystal focus, that also drives the LED.

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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009, 06:11:10 AM »
because i bought a US2.1 soundboard and i didnt really know that you didnt need a leddriver with a US.
its no los because im planning on building a starkiller saber using an FX ANH luke....

i dont want a CF due to the price and because they are hard to come by.
made myself member at plecter though you never know i can snagg one :D

anyway i will make mistakes on this its the first time im building a saber period,only used to modeling and make stormtrooper armor and helmets.
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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 06:19:01 AM »
Ok, well, good luck with your build. Remember, lots and lots of pics =-)

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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009, 06:43:58 AM »
i will do that no prob!

even thinking of building 2 chasis :-\
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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009, 01:01:31 PM »
Hi man, the crystals are awesome.. ;)
you will realize an agreeable work. show us many images. Are  you going to do 2 chassis? I doubt it, surely you do a few more, this is very addictive and you are always going to want to improve it.
a question ... what is a lightsabers starkiller? :-\
I knew that Starkiller was the first name that Gorge Lucas had for Luke .... and so?

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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2009, 01:05:11 PM »
Starkiller is the main character from the game/book The Force Unleashed.

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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2009, 03:26:05 PM »
Starkiller is the main character from the game/book The Force Unleashed.
do you have any image of this lightsaber? ???

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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2009, 11:23:40 PM »
hey guy's,

youre right i dont even start building and already im thinling of other sabers to do....adiction yes!

here a pic of the starkiller graflex based saber



this saber is not like the one from MachinedFX i will use an luke anh fx to do a first build with sound and blade.
if im pleased with it will build it again from a graflex replica again with sound and blade.
afcourse i will show a WIP to you.
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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2009, 08:57:08 PM »
hey guy's,

youre right i dont even start building and already im thinling of other sabers to do....adiction yes!

here a pic of the starkiller graflex based saber



this saber is not like the one from MachinedFX i will use an luke anh fx to do a first build with sound and blade.
if im pleased with it will build it again from a graflex replica again with sound and blade.
afcourse i will show a WIP to you.

Now that I see the images I remember that Jango Fett has done one as that one. He did a good work, surely he will be able to help you.

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Re: ESB Luke graflex crystal chamber lightsaber build WIP
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2009, 11:43:42 PM »
didnt Jango do a machinedfx one?
if so thats not the same,because the mfx one is build from scratch and this one has graflex parts as the base for the saber.
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