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Offline Aluke123

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Darth Vader ANH Lightsaber


I've been on a replica kick lately. I realized that no one had ever done a really balls out version of Vader's saber, so I figured I'd give it a whirl. The saber doesn't split apart like the Graflex which makes it hard to do a chassis. Not wanting to mar the hilt with extra screws, I realized that a full disconnect chassis was the only way to go. I had Arkai cut me some custom sized chassis disks with no holes in them at all, I wanted to drill it all myself. The crystal chamber is made from some hard drive motor coils as well as two real crystals.

Specs:
- PC 1.4
- Red P4
- Custom full disconnecting chassis
- Crystal chamber
- 7.4V Li Ion battery pack (1100mAh)
- Halon Customs disk set

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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 09:06:05 PM »
I love this picture! Looks like its heated up!


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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 09:21:59 PM »
I LOVE it!  ;D

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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 04:46:46 AM »
Nicely done!  Excellent job on the two switches :)!



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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 04:56:38 AM »
Very nice vader and super cool chassis work !

congrats  ;)



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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 09:04:20 AM »
 Sweet Vader Aluke !!! ;D The chassis is awesome !!! :o Well done. :)

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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 12:02:37 PM »
do those mpp hilts open up the same way as a regular graflex?


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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 05:06:14 PM »
Another awesome saber man.  8)  Very nice, unique design.


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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011, 05:23:46 PM »
Thanks everyone!

do those mpp hilts open up the same way as a regular graflex?

No. The MPP is a solid tube, you can't disconnect it in the middle like on a Graflex.

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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 05:31:21 PM »
whoa!! that is awesome!! this makes me want to commission a crystal chamber for my graflex so badly.  Again, nicely done

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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 05:31:59 PM »
Fantastic job as always! That is one of the best vaders I have ever seen!

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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2011, 11:21:00 PM »
I realized that no one had ever done a really balls out version of Vader's saber...
Well...I wouldn't say "no one." ;) ;D
Final: http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=22735.0
WIP Thread: http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=20409.0
WIP & Final: http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=18500.75
But they were made a long time ago... And certainly, the quality doesn't compare to yours. :-[

I personally had the hardest time figuring out how to have the chassis completely removable without having to remove any switches. The use of the bulb release is ingenious! :o I'd never even thought of that. The inside switches to light up the crystal chamber are brilliant as well.

From someone who has toiled at length on trying to perfect this saber, you have my sincerest and humblest applause.
Fantastic, fantastic job. 8)

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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2011, 10:27:11 AM »
Thanks guys!

@Jasher - I wasn't aware of your build. Nice job! I'd like to try a vintage flashgun eventually, this is just a replica.

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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 10:44:02 AM »
Dude great job on this vader!

It looks amazing I love the long crystal in the chassis!

Will this bad boy be up for sale?

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Re: Vader ANH With Full Disconnect Chassis by Spectral Custom Sabers
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011, 08:16:17 PM »
Thanks! Yes, it will go up for sale hopefully next week. I'm waiting on my custom stand to get here  ;)

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