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Offline CHEWBACCA

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I have recently decided to redo my first MHS hilt again.  This is the last change though because I am going to put it up for sale (on eBay...still don't have enough posts here because I don't like to PW) after my buck puck comes in.

sound is provided by a 616 board and the LED power will be provided by a 1000ma buck puck.  I have a choice of 3 LEDs I need to chose from before putting up for sale (or may offer the winner the choice).  I have a lux III cyan, P4 blue and a lux III red.  The red though a little under powered with the 1000ma buck puck fits the saber better I think.  Speaker is a TCSS premium with the 4aaa battery holder/speaker mount combo.

I polished it to a nice shine and everything that is black is powder coated (except the plastic on/off button) by me.

Only one pic now...will post more later:




now let me take you back to the different looks I had for it.

First I painted the grooves only but didn't like how that looked (sorry no pic)

Next I painted everything but the pommel, grooves and choke




I still wasn't satisfied with the look and really wanted to do something different with the grips so I put some welding studs (from my stud welder kit) in the grooves and put heat shrink over it. 





I was never fully satisfied with it either so I stripped the heatshrink off and media blasted then powder coated it.




I liked the look but the media blasted was hard to keep clean and looked bad when it was dirty.  And since I am going to sell it I decided to strip it down, sand it and polish (see first pic).



A whole lot of planning could have saved me all these steps but I had in my mind what I wanted but none of the looks panned out with the grooves in the grip until my last couple of versions.  Of course I don't count it as loss because it was fun doing each one.

It was my first and I jumped in without as much planning as I usually do.  I have done much better since then with the planning phase.


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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 12:49:19 PM »
Very shiny....and it looks much better.
Good luck with the sale!   ;)

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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 12:51:00 PM »
I like it...I like it alot.... 8)  
   
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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 05:30:06 PM »
Love the look of the dust black grip section! I'll have to keep an eye out for it on eBay!

Soon to be a reality!

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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 07:20:39 PM »
I'm lovin' it!  :D ;) ;)

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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 11:52:59 PM »
Congrat my friend!!!! this is a good way to begin!!! ;D

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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 12:50:21 AM »
The final version is the best iteneration of this saber. Great job!

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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009, 11:29:49 AM »
Nice Saber! Good decision to go with the polished!

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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 02:13:26 PM »
I don't think I've seen a saber go through to many finish "incarnations".

The last one looks like a total winner.
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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 06:17:53 PM »
Thanks everyone I like it much better now as well.


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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2009, 05:15:57 PM »
Wow, nice job. I'm almost wanting to buy it. One of the best MHS hilts I've seen.
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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2009, 07:33:16 AM »
well this one is not hitting ebay after all.  I ended up selling it directly to someone.  I put in a Vader ANH card instead of the 616 and Lux III Amber (per his request).  I must say I was never interested in the amber color until I actually saw this one in person.  I really like the amber (bin 6) and think it goes with this saber well.

parting shot of the saber while still mine (shipped it yesterday)---




turned on (picture taken with flash on)---




Hopefully I will be finished with my newest project over the weekend and I will post pics of it.


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Re: my first MHS redone (again)---polished and powder coated now
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2009, 12:31:17 PM »
It's so sad to see them go sometimes.