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DIY Graflex with Yoda's "KIT"
« on: February 14, 2007, 12:04:36 PM »
Thanks to R2 I finally figured out how to post a pic.  I only have had the time to gut it out,  but you will soon see more when the parts arrive...hint hint Ultra (can't wait) :D

The pictures look great but it's even better in person.  I really got lucky on Ebay.  It was better than expected and a little less than a Parks.  I just had to have a vintage look.   Parks' look great but like GL said I wanted that lived in feeling.

Soon to be an ESB Lux V w/ultra's new board and blade with a Corbin for variety.





Well I never thought I would get back to this thread but Yoda just emailed pics of my kit that should be here this week.  I'll post a full review next week when I get it all installed.



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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007, 12:21:13 PM »
Very nice! Ya know, I think I bid on that one!  ;)
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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 12:25:13 PM »
Sorry about that Robiwon.

It was really a total piece of junk all dented and corroded.  Not!

I know how frustrating it is bidding, this was the third one it bid on.  20 bucks cheaper than a Parks not bad.

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007, 02:35:55 PM »
say cheeeeeeese  ;D
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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2007, 03:15:02 PM »
and the parks ones aren't perfectly accurate either. he got sued for making unlicensed replicas so now his are slightly different

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2007, 05:21:40 PM »
thanks luke123 now i am even happier i went with the vintage

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2007, 05:31:11 PM »
Wow Luke S that's going to be one nice saber when you're done man!!DaJoQuim ;D

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2007, 11:21:06 PM »
Sssweeet! You even got one with the flash pan.  8)
Make sure when doing you ESB to take a pic at each step of the way for us.
Sort of an evolution of the lightsaber thing.  ;)

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007, 04:21:20 PM »
Red Five Stand by. ;D

I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2007, 10:03:38 PM »
Red Five standing by. Steady boys.  Lock S-foils in attack postition.  :D

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2007, 11:19:09 PM »
im new on the forum dont know what quite to do so but good luck with making your saber any way lol im thinking of making a saber just dont know how hard or easy it would be......

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2007, 01:04:10 AM »
Hello Sora Skywalker, welcome to the forums, here you will find a lot of info and a nice environment, people here are really friendly and some know a lot about sabers.  you've come to the correct place.  I hope you enjoy your visits and find all you need to complete your projects.  Welcome!
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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2007, 04:14:43 AM »
Sora, welocme

Saber buildiing goes from simple to very difficult depending on what you want to do.  I may be wrong but the Graflex coversion is one of the more difficult ones.  I have two years of aviation maintenance to back me up.  Everyone comes with different skills so try to take that into accoutn what is easy for one may be impossible for another.  Master Yoda is by far the king of the Graflex if you are looking for that.  there are plenty here that will help you along the way with any project.  I think ultra makes a good starter Do it yourself kit for the Master Replicas.  That would be a start.  The custom saber shop also has a modular (screw together hilt) that would be easire than say a graflex.

Good Luck with any project,

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2007, 12:44:31 PM »
sora, if you don't want sound then the mhs is the way to go. you can make a totally sweet saber for 80$ish and it is really easy. If you want sound but not a MR then the mhs will also work great, once the new modular pommel system comes out.

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Re: Finally my Graflex photos
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2007, 02:48:37 PM »
Just figured out what MHS stands for.  MAn it stinks to be a padawan.  If you don't already know Sora it stands for modular hilt system, i.e. screw together.  TCSS is one  Dougggghhhh!!!!