Hi all, Iâ€™m so thrilled to be able to share this epic lightsaber and my journey with you all. This project began for me about a year ago. I absolutely loved the Lukeâ€™s Graflex ESB with Yoda Crystal Chamber Chassis however, Iâ€™ve always been a Vader fan! Thus began my journey for a MPP Microflash ESB Vader with Crystal Chamber Chassis. This project started to really get momentum when Sanjuro offered his Crystal Chamber run last June. After that I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Vintage MPP Microflash in August from a seller in England. Once the MPP was in hand, it was time to find the right smith, and it didnâ€™t take very long for me to decide on Daren from JQ. Seeing all of his excellent work and â€˜Galaxyâ€™ class Vader he had auctioned a few month earlier I know he was the right smith! :). After waiting patiently in queue for my hilt to hit the bench, in my opinion Daren had achieved greatness ;D He debuted the Vader with, as Clark would put it, its evil twin here http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=39551.msg530988
and though he showed me teaser pic along the way .. it was my first glimpse of the lightsaber in action!
For those of you who might not know (I wasn't) unlike the Graflex the MPP is on piece and doesn't come apart in the middle, most probably why there hasn't been many crystal chambers. Also, finding a vintage MPP is very hard, I only ever seem two for sale, one of which I bought :). When they do go for sale they aren't cheap so when I had asked Daren to cut it in half I had hesitations at first, but the way it turned out I couldn't be more pleased!!
Here is my Vintage MPP Microflash ESB VaderSpecs:
Vintage MPP Microflash hilt
Quad Rebel RRRR led
Custom made blade holder
Emitter bar toggle activation switch
Illuminated effects button
Sanjuro crystal chamber
Red accent LEDs
TCSS and Custom chassis parts
2 w speaker
7.4v 900mah Li-ion battery packFonts:
SITH LORD UNLEASHED
THE FORCE UNLEASHED REMASTERED ULTIMATE SITH EDITION
MPP is the original state
Picture of the hidden serial number
Closed hilt pics
Pic of serial number on the base of the hilt .. Daren made sure it was still visable
Some Glamour Shots! 8)
And ofcourse some Father and Son Pictures :)
To me the vader is one of most iconic lightsabers ... so I hope to see a lot more in the future ... So I leave you all with this
Thank you all for looking, let me know what you think!