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Offline Forgetful Jedi Knight

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The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« on: October 09, 2020, 09:28:32 AM »
OK, here are the entrants for the 2020 FX-Sabers Flashgun Challenge contest.

You all get two votes (which can’t be changed, so choose wisely) to vote for your favorite two entrants. The poll will close in two weeks (October 23) and either I  or one of the FX Admins will officially announce the winners when the time comes.

Let the game begin.  :police:


CANON

CFX
Tri-Cree GGW
SO 28mm speaker
3.7 Panasonic








DESERT FLEX

Specs: 
2.2 with OS 4.7, SA22 single button operation and Fernando blade styles.
Pixel with S h tok eco pcb, removable 18650. 
Chassis was designed, printed and painted by me.
Graflex replica is KRs grade B, and I used a Graflex Shop blade holder that connects via 3 threaded rods to the chassis.
RGB crystal that mirrors the blade style.









EXO FLEX

-Vintage Graflex shell (cut and altered)
-Layered shrouds including aluminum MHS sleeve material, brass real Graflex metal and found parts
-cables including 3 lighted cables with micro LEDs
-Proffieboard wired for Neopixel
-3.7 Lithium Ion battery with onboard recharge (USB cable)
-10 Neopixel RGB onboard LEDs (accent lights)
-Neopixel Glass Eye (Flora pixel)
-Neopixel blade
-2watt bass speaker 8ohm










ICON

MPP2 kit
Nano Biscotte v4







WETZLAR

E. Leitz Wetzlar Camera Flash
Machined Aluminum, Brass, Bronze
3D Printed Chassis
NBv4 - Neopixel
Premium speaker
Momentary switch









YOUNGLING

Saber : Vintage Kalart flash gun.
Blade holder : CNC machined brass from my CAD design.
Chassis : black 3D printed from my CAD design.
Pommel : KR sabers Maul pommel.
Belt hanger : D-ring holder CNC machined from my CAD design.
Greeblies : KR Sabers Graflex pins and brass spacer on d-rings from UW Mace saber.
Soundboard : Plecter Labs, Nano Biscuit 4.0.
Blade alumination : GGW Tri-Cree on KR Sabers 7/8 heatsink.
Sound : 2 watt Bass speaker.
Battery : 3.7v 3000mah 18650.
Activation : ball bearing top tactile.
Size : L. 7 inches/178mm
diameter at main grip 1.2525inches/31.80mm
Recharge socket is accessed by removing small grub screw on d-ring holder and stops via second larger cap head which fits in chassis insert.









Good luck to everyone!!!

May the force be with you all!

Remember... speak softly and carry a well constructed light saber! :)

How "Freedom of Speech" works:  you have the freedom to say whatever you want, BUT you also have the freedom to suffer whatever consequences your actions or words dictate

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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 10:16:51 AM »
How am I meant to pick only 2!
Everyone of these is a winner in my book!  :huh:

Good luck guys, I'm not voting yet as I need to mull this over   :question:
I don't know, i gotta bad feeling about this!
       

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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 10:33:05 AM »
Wow!  :huh: I second Bombarta, these are all winners. Excellent work all round, chaps. real top notch all round.

I think I have an educated guess as to who submitted what, but I'll keep my opinions to myself  :wink:

Better late than never.

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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 11:08:55 AM »
Agreed, this is going to be tougher than I thought.

I like that each one has a little something extra, almost like a bonus, if you look closely, you can see something that doesn't appear in the wide shots... maker's marks, greeblie details, weathering detail...

Well played, chaps - Fan-[censored]-tastic!

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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 03:44:35 PM »

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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2020, 05:25:15 PM »
Oh man, I can't stop looking at them all.  They all have such unique features, and they're all so different.  I, too, think I know who's is who's but I'll save the tell-tale tells 'till teatime. :wink:

I have to say, I am actually surprised at the variety of aesthetics, shapes and choice of electronics - it's awesome to see new custom lightsabers designs from old flashgun parts.  I don't know what I was really expecting... I'm not familiar with all your styles... but I'll at least say that this has exceeded those non-descript expectations. :laugh:

Thank you all, again (and probably again later) for participating, and everyone who's been on the journey with us through this confusing year... this has given me the good feels that I've been sorely missing. :afro:


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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2020, 05:51:20 PM »
Amazing job all...while there are less entries than I was expecting, these are some pretty amazing sabers!

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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020, 02:27:01 AM »
Yes @eastern57 i think there are telltale signs who made what  :laugh:

But I won't mention why as that gives the game away.

I still haven't voted I, just keep coming back and looking  :shocked: and then looking some more.

This has it all, from the subtle to super creatively wild all worthy of a Sith or Jedi to wield.
I don't know, i gotta bad feeling about this!
       

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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020, 12:45:07 PM »
To be clear, in case it isn’t, the voting is open to ALL MEMBERSHIP.

I find your arguments vague and unconvincing.

Quiet! *Slap* And there’s a fresh one if you mouth off again.

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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2020, 12:48:53 PM »
These are all so beautiful.
Regardless of who wins this, I just want to say well done to all!!
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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2020, 01:33:14 PM »
These are all so beautiful.
Regardless of who wins this, I just want to say well done to all!!
Darkmatter73

Thanks, man.  Maybe you can join us next time, you certainly got the chops for it. :wink:

K2, you think we should post an announcement to let everyone know that this happened and to come vote?  #Punch&Pie

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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2020, 02:42:36 PM »
These are all so beautiful.
Regardless of who wins this, I just want to say well done to all!!
Darkmatter73

Thanks, man.  Maybe you can join us next time, you certainly got the chops for it. :wink:

K2, you think we should post an announcement to let everyone know that this happened and to come vote?  #Punch&Pie



It’s on the news banner, and it can be seen in the recent posts. Other than advertising on CNN, I think we’ve covered most of the bases. I’ll try to get it on FB, but that’s past even my control.

I find your arguments vague and unconvincing.

Quiet! *Slap* And there’s a fresh one if you mouth off again.

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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2020, 03:16:04 PM »
Well indeed it is.  I don't think I've ever paid attention to that banner, I will now. :grin:


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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2020, 09:04:26 PM »
Nice job guys. All are great!

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Re: The Flashgun Challenge - CONTEST THREAD
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2020, 07:49:25 AM »
Some amazing work here! It was hard to decide. The only way to manage was to narrow it down sabers I personally would most like to own, although even that was a hard choice. They're all so cool!

Good luck to all the entrants!