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Hello..

This is my From Replica Graflex to Luke ANH project. It will feature a Gabywan crystal chassis, assembled by me.

I received the PC-L, batteries, and other misc. electronics a while ago, today I got the chassis kit.

Specs to come:
PC-L
P4 blue/rebel cyan
Gabywan Chassis


The project where it stands now:



More updates on the assembly soon..  ;)
« Last Edit: May 30, 2011, 04:05:07 AM by Rafalema »
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Re: ANH Graflex + Gabywan Chassis kit = BUILD LOG
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 12:34:23 PM »
Well first update, the spring-loaded blade plug!  ;D

As some of you might know, most Graflex blade plugs are held in place in the bunny ear/reflector holder ring thingy, so that when the plug is in, the bunny ears are a bit bent. (looking from the front)
And as I store all my sabers with blade plugs in (if they have) I really hated the bent bunny ears-effect.

So, what I came up with is

A TCSS 1" clear blade plug, with the graflex bulb-thingy epoxied on, with a spring, which pushes the plug so that it touches the ring but doesn't bend it.

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Re: ANH Graflex + Gabywan Chassis kit = BUILD LOG
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 12:56:59 PM »
will that not want to scratch or damage the led lens?


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Re: ANH Graflex + Gabywan Chassis kit = BUILD LOG
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 04:36:39 AM »
I thought of that, but the spring is plastic  ;)
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I have the chassis almost done, I still need to get a rivet gun and do the electronics.


Here's the crystal wrapped


And here's the tactile switch set up



Next up is the chassis assembly and electronics  ;)
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Is that a Parks Graflex? Are you using the TCSS blade holder or the one from The Graflex Shop?

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Is that a Parks Graflex? Are you using the TCSS blade holder or the one from The Graflex Shop?

Graflex shop my friend! ;)

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Gaby is correct. That's a TGS BH.

About the flashgun itself, I'm not sure  :-\
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Good stuff. 1" or 3/4"? I'm leaning towards the 1" because it is shorter in the hilt.

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1"  ;)


EDIT:  Here's a crystal lit up pic  :D :D

« Last Edit: May 26, 2011, 11:37:28 AM by Rafalema »
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those are very cool brass pins connected to the crystal mount, are they coming with Gabywans chassis?


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I love 'em too, and yup, they're included  :)
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i thought so, great work Gabywan!!! :) can't wait for mine ;-)


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Re: ANH Graflex + Gabywan Chassis kit BUILD LOG (Up. Rivetgun)
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2011, 09:06:35 AM »
Not a big update..

bought the rivet gun/pliers today,


Paid 15 $ for that set  :)
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Re: ANH Graflex + Gabywan Chassis kit BUILD LOG (Up. Rivetgun)
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2011, 09:24:22 AM »
Looking awesome, Raf!
Is the rivet gun for the chassis?

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