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Offline LUKE SKYWALKER

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VINAGE GRAFLEX IV with
YODA DIY CRYSTAL CHASSIS
CF 5.10
REAL QUARTZ CRYSTALS

specs:

Vintage Graflex shell ( the black painting on the clamp is still visible a little bit! )
YODA DIY crystal chassis nickel plated, with additional speaker rings for 2 watt speaker and real primary & focusing crystals! A THOUSAND THANKS TO MASTER YODA!!!
--> chassis modifications: AW CR123 battery setup, larger crystal chamber to hold the very big focusing crystal  8)

Exactra 20 vintage calculator bubble strip  ;)
replica Graflex pins
CF 5.1
LEDengin 10 watt RGBW with GB wired parallel for skyblue and RW wired in series for a xenon white FoC
--> no grips at the moment  :'( I'm waiting for my package from blast tech. I will add some pictures with the grips installed after they have arrived  ;)
slide switch activation & top red button aux effects

soundfonts:

1. EP4 remastered
2. EP4 training bot
3. GRAFLEX IV HD
4. Vader OT
5. Heirloom
6. ANH LEGENDS











MTFBWY

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« Last Edit: September 01, 2012, 02:26:09 PM by LUKE SKYWALKER »


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Looks good, I think I actually prefer it without the grips. Things were always uncomfortable on every Graflex I've held anyway.

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The Graflex man strikes again! That is one nice looking vintage! I got my ANH blast techs a couple days ago and slapped em on, they are stiffer then my older ESB grips. Now to locate a Kobold D-ring! Be sure to update us when you get those grips on bud  ;)

This one will fit in quite nicely on that awesome display cabinet you have.
             


                          Shane

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lovely build EM
IV HD and ANH LEGENDS are perfect for this
love it, well done to you
it's all Elemental

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Looks good  ;)

This is your fourth Luke Graflex with a Yoda crystal chassis, isn't it?

You are the one and only graflex men  :D :D :D

Haha... Well, it's a fool's errand, boy. The Emperor's army is infinite. You'll eventually be killed... or worse... and nothing will have changed.

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Very nice.  I finished my kit last week but i have yet to take pics and a vid as well as load up some fonts (i think graf iv hd, graf v hd, dagobah, esb legends,   hoth, and crystalline workshop will do nicely). 



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I see you have constructed a new Light saber :)

It looks Great Egon and the use/modification for the smaller CR123 batteries looks like it came out nicely as well, good job on that 8)


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wow thats cool love it


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thank's everyone  :) again, it was very fun to build the chassis, especially with the real quartz crystal chamber  8)


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Very nice egon, looking forward to seeing it completed :)

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Wow!! :o what an amazing DIY Graflex! That crystal chamber is incredible, and I love the addition of the exactra bubble strip. Your Graflex collection is seriously taking over the world :D

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Wow!! :o what an amazing DIY Graflex! That crystal chamber is incredible, and I love the addition of the exactra bubble strip. Your Graflex collection is seriously taking over the world :D

Thanks mate  :)

It was a real challenge to get that little bubble strip to the right size and to get it shiny after sanding it down ( and I ruined 3 nail files from my wife  ;D ) but I think it was absolutely worth it.
Yeah, I had to take some spare parts from the last kit ( the standoffs from the battery chamber ) to get that focusing crystal in the chassis  :D Master Yoda sent me a HUGE crystal  8)

Maybe I could make a video of how the sabers is activated with Yodas new slide switch setup ( the new tactile switch ). The switch pushes the slide switch back after pressing it, so there is no
need to push it all the way back to the top which makes the activation/deactivation process very quick. Of course you can push it all the way up to give it a tight fit when the saber is activated, but
doing only a little "klick" with the slider to activate or deactivate the saber is very cool  8)
« Last Edit: August 05, 2012, 02:34:45 PM by EgonMcGregor »


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Re: Vintage Graflex IV with Yoda DIY crystal chassis, CF 5.10 - real crystals
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2012, 02:29:40 PM »
The Graflex man strikes again! That is one nice looking vintage! I got my ANH blast techs a couple days ago and slapped em on, they are stiffer then my older ESB grips. Now to locate a Kobold D-ring! Be sure to update us when you get those grips on bud  ;)

This one will fit in quite nicely on that awesome display cabinet you have.
             


                          Shane

And finally my t-grips from blast-tech arrived this week! Shane was right, they are now harder than the ESB ones I bought a year ago! ( pic update in the first post! )


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Re: Vintage Graflex IV with Yoda DIY crystal chassis, CF 5.10 - real crystals
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2012, 03:15:11 PM »
wow, can you say beautiful  :D

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Re: Vintage Graflex IV with Yoda DIY crystal chassis, CF 5.10 - real crystals
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2012, 03:49:27 PM »
Totally missed this ::).  What a tremendous job :o, this looks fantastic!



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