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custom Vader ROTJ + Luke ROTJ V2 mini lightsaber modding (vader ROTJ update)
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2007, 02:08:48 PM »
Sorry for changing the thread's name, i thought this one would be more appropiate.

Formerly called:  first steps into mini lightsaber modding..

Well i have some updates on the Vader ROTJ.
I will be starting paint job on the Luke V2 tomorrow, but for now i leave you with the Vader progress:

First I cut these parts with a saw and then sanded the interior of the shroud so that it fit the graflex hilt:

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Notice the little button on the left of the first pic? Well I used that and half a transistor for the control box:



I found a screw/rod that fit perfectly in the hole left by the graflex emmiter rod:

 

I still need to work out the emmiter d-ring cylindric holder/part, the latch, the knob on the back part of
the emmiter (it's already there but not glued yet), the allen bolts and the paintjob. 
For now this is what it looks like:

   

Any tips, suggestions, questions or comments welcome.

More pics tommorrow if I actually get some work done.



« Last Edit: October 29, 2007, 02:50:20 PM by R2-D2 »
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Very nice so far  ;D

Question time!

What did you use for the D-ring cylinder on the Emmiter? I know you say it's not worked out yet but it looks pretty good so far.


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The one in the photo is a capacitor, but it's not good cause it is not very solid.  I still need to find a plastic or metal cylinder for that part.

going to the parts market tomorrow see what i find.  ;)
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The Vader is looking great....
   
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Thankyou Beggarsoutpost.  I will start painting today!
Updates later.
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Hey, the emitter turns out to be great!
Now be careful with that paint, R2.  :)
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Some progress:  I found the emmiter d-ring cylinder.  I used a pen, took the top part off and voila!
With a red hot pin i made 2 little holes to hold the d-ring.

then i started a little painting work and....

Ok i wasnt that careful and i did a bad paint job  :-\

But there no problem cause I am letting my painter girl do the second try.
So for now here's some pics of my bad work and the emmiter d-ring assembly:

   

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Ok these pics are from the second paint try, i added a couple of pieces that are not fixated yet, just to see how it would look:

   


hope you like them  ;)
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That looks fantastic, I'm going to have to do one now...... ;D
   
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Great Job R2!!You're quite a talent for an astro  droid!! :o :o

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The final product comes out very well, R2. It is really something, remembering that this is your first time.  :)
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Got my mini cone knob from R2 today. Now I can finish my mini V2 Luke. Thank you very much R2 the knob is perfect it just needs a little modding and it will fit great........ ;D. I'll post a thread when I get it finished.
   
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Cool.  glad it arrived already.  dont forget to show some pics of that V2!!

I've done not much lately on this projects.  But tonight I am going to attempt to fabricate the ball catch latch of the mini
vader ROTJ.

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Great job R2 they came out perfect.  Not bad for a lttle astro droid.

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Re: Vader ROTJ + Luke ROTJ V2 mini lightsaber modding (NEW Vader pics)
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2007, 11:31:57 AM »
Thankyou TK.
I've got some updates.

I've got a rough final version.  Only a few parts need to be changed for more accurate ones,
and some other cosmetic details that need attention. 

Here's a general view:


      



Some close up shots:

      

      



Some comparison shots:

      

      



As you can see it is not perfectly accurate  :P
And my skill (more like lack of)  with tools really shows.

I still want to work on it, but now it will be just changing little things, maybe adding real mini allen bolts,
finishing the ballcatch so it looks good, presentable at least  :D

Anyway, I'll keep you updated as I try and make the mini better.

MTFBWY


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