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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2009, 12:58:14 AM »
Wow,  nice job on that one guys!  Looks like a bumble bee to me!   ;D


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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2009, 02:57:03 AM »
My oh my :o 8)  you guys just keep gettin better and better.. easily one of my top 3 favorites ;)
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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2009, 09:09:45 AM »
Congratulations guys!  That is a work of art :)  This is one of my favorites of yours for sure.  MJ, that is some very painstaking and time consuming dremel work!  Most impressive :o



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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2009, 01:46:29 PM »
Thank you all.  This saber will be up for sale this weekend.  I hooe it goes to a forum member here.   ;)

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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2009, 02:26:09 PM »
Very nice.  8)

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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2009, 04:25:35 PM »
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o HOW is it possible for someone to make a saber that cool? What's your midi-chlorian count MJ and Chewie?

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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2009, 12:36:52 AM »
DANG guys! That looks TIGHT!

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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2009, 03:42:04 AM »
Wow,  nice job on that one guys!  Looks like a bumble bee to me!   ;D

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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2009, 02:48:01 PM »
Thanks all!

This saber is now for sale in the Trade Federation.

http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=20139.0

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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2009, 07:44:16 PM »
Looks great from tip to tail. Was I reading correctly that you cut the rings with a dremel? If so that's a legendary move to get it to turn out so even and flawless.
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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2009, 11:11:04 PM »
Looks great from tip to tail. Was I reading correctly that you cut the rings with a dremel? If so that's a legendary move to get it to turn out so even and flawless.
Yep... all cut with a dremel and then hand filed to ensure eveness.  Thank you!   ;D

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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion V1.1, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2010, 02:53:53 PM »
This saber was purchased by Jasher Kain a while ago but was coming back to Gemini Concepts for an LED swap.  While in transit, Jasher had to off-load a few of his sabers and the Orion was sold to Aradian Valentine. 

Since this saber was built, a lot has changed with Gemini Concepts and we wanted to improve this saber, without changing the design.  (The Orion has always been one of my favorites  8) ).  We've got a new Powdercoating system with a new purveyor of Powder Coats.  These powders are stronger, more scratch resistant and all around a better PC than what is currently offer from PowderBuyThePound.com.  Also, I'd like to think that my dremel skills get better with each saber so I wanted to re-do the rings and the shrouds. 

I first disassembled the saber and started stripping off the old PC with a Powdercoat dissolver.  It sits in the dissolver for a few days and then I soak them in Acetone for another 3 days.  With a toothbrush and 1500 grit sandpaper, I clean off any left over debris. 

Once cleaned, I prepped and PC'd the MHS & Custom MHS compatible pieces.



Then, it's off to the oven to cook for 20 minutes at 350 degree (F).  The results... a deep, watery-looking gloss black.  BEAUTIFUL!!!!



Next up, I've sanded down a chrome sinktube using my "Compression plug on a drill" method until it has a shiny brass finish and glued my "6line per inch" graph paper to it.



Then, I start cutting.

How about a few videos of the next few steps?


Cutting the rings


Sanding the rings


Polishing the rings



(I'll post these videos in my dremel tutorial in a few, so please disregard the redundancy)



Next up, using Two-Ton Epoxy to secure the rings to the ribbed choke section, cleaning the hilt and the US2.5 install.  I'll probably tackle the rest next Saturday.   ;)

« Last Edit: April 17, 2010, 02:55:43 PM by Master Jedye »

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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2010, 05:29:20 PM »
I think I will call this one....

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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2010, 08:51:23 PM »
That is one SEXY leg there MJ!   :D

And the tutorials were informative as well.

And the bumblebee?  Oh YEAHHH!!!!   8)


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Re: Gemini Concepts Presents, The Orion, a US2.5 saber.
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2010, 05:31:37 AM »
Great stuff guys....  I look forward to seeing the end result of this upgrade...    ;D