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Vader ROTS LE fixer upper! help needed looking for parts
« on: November 04, 2015, 11:16:19 AM »
Hi all

I bought a Vader ROTS LE saber a few years ago in a very sorry state, I'm finally getting around to fixing it up. One thing that's missing is the grips. Does anyone sell grips specifically for this saber?

or, if you have one, can you measure the length of the grips for me so I can get some made to the exact measurements?

Thanks in advance!

EDIT:

Got the grips sorted now thanks folks. Next thing is I need an end cap for it, and also the 3 sided bronze coloured bolts. anyone know where to get either parts?
« Last Edit: November 07, 2015, 01:48:22 PM by razorsharp192 »

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Re: Grip length for Vader ROTS LE saber (If you have the saber, please help!)
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 01:26:58 PM »
TCSS sells the rubber grips like those used on the original movie props, although I don't think they would look exactly the same as the "nubbier" ones MR/Hasbro used:

http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/Grips-C48.aspx

The length of the grips changed from movie to movie (shorter in ANH, longer in ESB), so I'm not sure of the exact length of the ROTS one.  But at least TCSS has some variety in lengths.


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Re: Grip length for Vader ROTS LE saber (If you have the saber, please help!)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2015, 02:26:28 PM »
The grip length is the same for ANH 3.6" or 3 5/8 inches . As per " blueprints "  :grin:

I think it's 7 from alll the pix I've seen. Never had a ROTJ in my hands so I don't know.


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Re: Grip length for Vader ROTS LE saber (If you have the saber, please help!)
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2015, 01:05:16 PM »
The grip length is the same for ANH 3.6" or 3 5/8 inches . As per " blueprints "  :grin:

I think it's 7 from alll the pix I've seen. Never had a ROTJ in my hands so I don't know.


" Google is your friend "  it is a tool.  :laugh:

Good luck with your journey padawan


it's the ROTS saber grips I need.... not ROTJ

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Re: Grip length for Vader ROTS LE saber (If you have the saber, please help!)
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2015, 02:26:51 PM »
Exactly 113mm long. But they have a thicker edge than the ANH,ESB & ROTJ versions used on the graphlex and mpp versions.
I don't know, i gotta bad feeling about this!
       

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Re: Grip length for Vader ROTS LE saber (If you have the saber, please help!)
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 11:58:34 AM »
great thanks a lot! I'll get some ordered

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Re: Vader ROTS LE fixer upper! help needed looking for parts
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2015, 01:49:07 PM »
ok, next on the list is the end cap and the 3 sided bolts... anyone know where to get those?

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Re: Vader ROTS LE fixer upper! help needed looking for parts
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2015, 01:55:45 PM »
just went to order tom TCSS some grips, but shipping to the UK for a set of grips is $50....

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Re: Vader ROTS LE fixer upper! help needed looking for parts
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2015, 11:24:49 AM »
You can have the two tri-sided greeblies 3-d printed, as that seems to be the most readily available way to obtain them. The end-cap though, that could prove much more difficult to find sinc the ROTS was custom machined for one 15-second scene, where the other Vader hilts were "found parts" sabers.

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Re: Vader ROTS LE fixer upper! help needed looking for parts
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2015, 01:28:59 PM »
You can have the two tri-sided greeblies 3-d printed, as that seems to be the most readily available way to obtain them. The end-cap though, that could prove much more difficult to find sinc the ROTS was custom machined for one 15-second scene, where the other Vader hilts were "found parts" sabers.

ah great, where can I get these?