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Offline benlurkin

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Maul FX vs LE
« on: April 17, 2006, 10:28:56 PM »
I know there have been a couple of shots of how the new Maul FX stands up to the LE but I wanted to add in an in-depth look.  I would post my own review solely of the FX, but first, there are already several wonderful reviews up, and secondly, though I do drive past MR HQ all the time, I am on the other side of the country from their shipping depot and consequently didn't receive mine until after most others.

(There are two pics that I may replace and the both include other projects in the shot)

As always with my pics, please click on the thumbs for a larger version.

I started out with a wide shot, showcasing just how well the two line up:

Next we see the primary difference between the two, the sound holes, definitely a necessary evil, giving that controversial loud hum a chance to be heard:


You might have noticed the lighting doing odd things with the knurled knobs, these pics illustrate it is indeed just the lighting:

The single covertech on the LE reminded me to remove one of mine from the FX:

Another look at the covertech clips and the LEDs along the side:

And finally a look at all three of my full Maul incarnations.


In closing let me reiterate what the photos show, the Maul FX is the most accurate FX made to date in terms of its LE, and by extension prop counterpart.  If this is a sign of things to come we can indeed expect great things from the future of the FX line.

I'll be sure to update as I think of anything to add. If anyone has questions or would like to see a certain part in comparison I'll be glad to add more pictures as well.

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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006, 10:37:54 PM »
Great pics! :o



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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2006, 10:50:17 PM »
Nice comparison, Luke!
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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2006, 11:15:07 PM »
I thought Maul's FX was pretty slim, close enough to the real thing for me!
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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 12:16:01 AM »
If anyone has questions or would like to see a certain part in comparison I'll be glad to add more pictures as well.

what does the emitter look like on the LE?  (end-view)
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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006, 12:26:56 AM »
The Maul emitter end is actually quite plain.  Here is a shot from RS of the SE end, which is of course the same as the LE.  I'll try to get up a pic of mine in its place tomorrow.


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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006, 08:00:58 AM »
Wow! This FX is really close to the LE!

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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006, 09:09:22 AM »
hey nice job luke
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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2006, 08:04:37 PM »
I've always wanted to see an FX vs. LE comparison. Good initiative Luke... :)

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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2006, 08:33:30 PM »
Hmm, maybe I should do the rest of the FXs??

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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2006, 08:41:50 PM »
I've done one for Anakin ROTS LE and FX but it's buried in the forums somewhere ::) Maybe I should redo it



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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2006, 10:27:38 PM »
I was just thinking of yours DS, as I thought about which I could even do.  It was nicely done. 8)

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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2006, 10:37:26 PM »
Thanks 8)



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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2006, 05:46:43 PM »
Well DS you have indeed inspired me.   I took a bunch of shots for a new LE vs FX feature, it should be up tonight I'll post a link from here.

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Re: Maul FX vs LE
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2006, 05:48:34 PM »
I was gonna redo the Anakin LE and FX comparison with my better camera but didn't have time



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