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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 04:26:11 AM »
Time for an update:

We've received word from our machinist. The aluminium parts are in production!

This also means we were able to figure out what these kits would cost if we decide to do a run:

One kit including: wooden hilt (drilled, colored and waxed) all the alumide parts (installed onto the wooden hilt), a tactile switch with custom cap and custom switch ring, aluminium heatsink (designed for tri-rebels and luxeons), aluminium blade holder (tapped for blade retention), aluminium pommel, 2 special 8/32 thumb screws (one for blade retention, one to secure the led module)

Price: 192 € (250 USD)

This is not an official interest thread of any kind, but if you would be in for a kit, please post it here. This way we know if there's enough interest to even do a little run of these hilts.



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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2013, 12:59:34 AM »
I would take a kit.

I've broken Juggers in half, smashed their bones, left the ground behind me wet with brains. There's nothing I wouldn't do to win. But I never hurt anyone for any reason other than sticking a dog's skull on a stake.

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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2013, 01:07:54 AM »
Yep

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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2013, 02:57:02 AM »
That's great to hear guys!

We will set things in motion soon and as soon as kits are available, we'll let you know

Any other takers?



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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2013, 05:01:02 AM »
I'd take one.

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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2013, 05:46:16 AM »
I'd take one too depending on timing

Since you're using Shapeways, have you priced out gold or bronze parts? I think the gold could look really good instead of the alumide

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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2013, 05:56:07 AM »
I'd probably take one too.  :)

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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2013, 06:08:20 AM »
I'd take one too depending on timing

Since you're using Shapeways, have you priced out gold or bronze parts? I think the gold could look really good instead of the alumide

Yeah, our original plan was to have the alumide parts printed in metal.
This is still possible but this would add a whopping 210 USD to the kit price!

That would make the total for this kit 460 USD! I'm willing to make a few of these kits in metal if someone prefers this, but the standard kits will be in alumide

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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2013, 08:02:34 AM »
We finally have all of the parts back from the machinist and will be putting together a few kits this week. The hilt is turning out great! Pics soon!



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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2013, 01:02:17 PM »
just want to make sure I am reading it right, $250 is assembled?  And Is shipping included or extra?

I'm interested, this is a neat piece

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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2013, 05:03:27 PM »
I would be interested in a kit as well.  Will you be doing an official run thread on these?

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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2013, 05:06:55 PM »
just want to make sure I am reading it right, $250 is assembled?  And Is shipping included or extra?

I'm interested, this is a neat piece

Dave

I believe it is for a KIT, which is unassembled. ::)

One kit including: wooden hilt (drilled, colored and waxed) all the alumide parts (installed onto the wooden hilt), a tactile switch with custom cap and custom switch ring, aluminium heatsink (designed for tri-rebels and luxeons), aluminium blade holder (tapped for blade retention), aluminium pommel, 2 special 8/32 thumb screws (one for blade retention, one to secure the led module)

Price: 192 € (250 USD)
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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2013, 05:53:43 PM »

I believe it is for a KIT, which is unassembled. ::)

But there is a big difference between a kit and a KIT.   :o

I have gotten kits that required assembly.  I have gotten kits that needed modifications and additional items to work.  And finally, I have gotten kits that are little more than raw materials and a vague picture as to what it is.   

The description sounds to be the middle variety. So very little needs to be done to turn it into a wall hanger. I just want to get ahold of one. :)

I've broken Juggers in half, smashed their bones, left the ground behind me wet with brains. There's nothing I wouldn't do to win. But I never hurt anyone for any reason other than sticking a dog's skull on a stake.

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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2013, 07:15:55 PM »

I believe it is for a KIT, which is unassembled. ::)

But there is a big difference between a kit and a KIT.   :o

I have gotten kits that required assembly.  I have gotten kits that needed modifications and additional items to work.  And finally, I have gotten kits that are little more than raw materials and a vague picture as to what it is.   

The description sounds to be the middle variety. So very little needs to be done to turn it into a wall hanger. I just want to get ahold of one. :)

No, what you described are:
1. A kit
2. A very involved project
3. A hot mess or a near disaster - your choice.
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Re: Force Relics presents: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2013, 07:52:27 PM »
I believe it is for a KIT, which is unassembled. ::)

One kit including: wooden hilt (drilled, colored and waxed) all the alumide parts (installed onto the wooden hilt), a tactile switch with custom cap and custom switch ring, aluminium heatsink (designed for tri-rebels and luxeons), aluminium blade holder (tapped for blade retention), aluminium pommel, 2 special 8/32 thumb screws (one for blade retention, one to secure the led module)

Price: 192 € (250 USD)

Hey, it's just a question as in the description it states "all the alumide parts (installed onto the wooden hilt)" - I'm just looking to clarify what the price is including.  I'm perfectly fine with whatever answer Master Jevaho gives.  I could form an opinion based on the description but I would rather clarify details before I part with money, that's all.  Know what I mean?

Dave