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Offline Darth_Malab

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Luke V.2 Announcement
« on: August 12, 2006, 10:28:29 PM »
I have found the hilt i thought i lost in San Diego about 2 minutes ago. I  cant beleive it. So i plan on making a V.2 version of Luke's lightsaber from ROTJ. Ill keep everyone updated with pictures on how it is coming. Any tips from people who have made this customization before would be greatly appreciated.
FX Sabers i own:
Darth Maul: TPM (Double Bladed)
Anakin Skywalker: AOTC
Obi- Wan Kenobi: ROTS
Anakin Skywalker: ROTS
Mace Windu: ROTS
Darth Vader: ANH
Luke Skywalker: ESB
Darth Vader: ESB
Luke Skywalker: ROTJ (LED Version)

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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2006, 11:53:57 PM »
Hey,  glad you found your Luke.  First thing you got to do is figure out how your going to wire it.  Robiwon's way is probably easier than mine.  I'm still having issues. 

You also have to get that sucker apart.  that can be a real challenge because they dont like to unscrew easily.  You should also check out the RPF forum.  Search for "Luke V2" and you should get a couple pages with pictures of various prop collectors V2's.  Pick out a weathering scheme you like and go get some black paint.  For the copper part, you can paint over it but it's best to sand the copper off and then just paint over the aluminum.  this is where having the hilt in parts helps. 

As far as the ESB clamp goes, just post at various prop boards.  Someone may have one they're willing to part with.  And browse ebay frequently cuz they do pop up there also. 

If you have more questions as you're going along just ask or PM me.


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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006, 04:18:51 AM »
Glad you found your saber! Where was it? Good luck on your V2 conversion. The hardest part is finding that cone knob! I posted over at another forum and was able to get one within a week. So, you have the ROTJ right? The main part of the conversion will be the Graflex clamp. Unfortunatly, a real or replica clamp wont fit, they are to small. You need the clamp off of the Luke ESB. That's the most expensive part of the conversion. Check out these threads http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=4371.0 and http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=4557.0 for tips on how McAllister and I did ours. We would be glad to help you out.
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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006, 03:42:30 PM »
it was in a closet in my house that i never go in. sp how it got there i dont know :-\. Im going to post pics soon. i have painted the neck and peice inbetween the control box and the end of the saber. Later im going to cut away at those places to make it look weathered. then some air brushing tomorrow. in the mean time im hunting down a luke esb. i cant wait to see how it looks when its done. thanks for the help. im sure ill have questions along the way and will ask you guys.
FX Sabers i own:
Darth Maul: TPM (Double Bladed)
Anakin Skywalker: AOTC
Obi- Wan Kenobi: ROTS
Anakin Skywalker: ROTS
Mace Windu: ROTS
Darth Vader: ANH
Luke Skywalker: ESB
Darth Vader: ESB
Luke Skywalker: ROTJ (LED Version)

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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement UPDATE!
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 03:07:28 AM »
ok, pics are going up tomorrow (well i guess today since its 3:07). almost done. The only cosmetic changes i need to do is add a cone knob, get the luke ESB part, and slap on a D ring. I may need to touch up the emitter part of the saber a little with some black paint, but other than that its finished. The only thing after those 4 things would be how to wire it. since i need to buy a luke ESB, ill probably use the inner parts to light it up, only problem is that its a blue bladeĀ  :(.  i really dont have a choice using any parts that are currently in the saber since its been completely gutted. ill figure something out.
FX Sabers i own:
Darth Maul: TPM (Double Bladed)
Anakin Skywalker: AOTC
Obi- Wan Kenobi: ROTS
Anakin Skywalker: ROTS
Mace Windu: ROTS
Darth Vader: ANH
Luke Skywalker: ESB
Darth Vader: ESB
Luke Skywalker: ROTJ (LED Version)

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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 03:13:49 AM »
cant wait to see the pics!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006, 06:02:42 AM »
i love watching these projects progress....keep us updated!
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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2006, 12:19:08 PM »
ok here are some pics. sorry if theyre too blurry. ill take some better ones later. the first few are from after i spray painted the neck and base black. then i took a dremole tool to make the weathered look. it came out pretty nice i think. you guys be the judge.













FX Sabers i own:
Darth Maul: TPM (Double Bladed)
Anakin Skywalker: AOTC
Obi- Wan Kenobi: ROTS
Anakin Skywalker: ROTS
Mace Windu: ROTS
Darth Vader: ANH
Luke Skywalker: ESB
Darth Vader: ESB
Luke Skywalker: ROTJ (LED Version)

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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2006, 12:37:04 PM »
amazing.....
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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2006, 01:10:36 PM »
Off to a good start. Check with the fellows who do luxeon cnversions. They may have extra green LED strips from ROTJ conversions. As a matter of fact, I would like an extra green strip too. Anyone got a fully lit LED strip from an ROTJ? Good luck in sourcing your other parts! Keep the pics coming as well.
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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2006, 08:27:03 PM »
i got a green strip of LED from the ROTJ


anyone want to buy it off me?

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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2006, 08:38:56 PM »
how much do you want for it?
FX Sabers i own:
Darth Maul: TPM (Double Bladed)
Anakin Skywalker: AOTC
Obi- Wan Kenobi: ROTS
Anakin Skywalker: ROTS
Mace Windu: ROTS
Darth Vader: ANH
Luke Skywalker: ESB
Darth Vader: ESB
Luke Skywalker: ROTJ (LED Version)

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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2006, 08:39:57 PM »
also, if all the other electronics are intact, would you be willing to part with them as well?
FX Sabers i own:
Darth Maul: TPM (Double Bladed)
Anakin Skywalker: AOTC
Obi- Wan Kenobi: ROTS
Anakin Skywalker: ROTS
Mace Windu: ROTS
Darth Vader: ANH
Luke Skywalker: ESB
Darth Vader: ESB
Luke Skywalker: ROTJ (LED Version)

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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2006, 12:33:40 PM »
If DM does not want it, I'll take it. Do all 64 LED's light up?
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Re: Luke V.2 Announcement
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2006, 01:31:40 PM »
Hey Robiwon, I noticed you're not using the V2 Sig I made for you, does anything need to be changed?



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