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Author Topic: Art Project: Wood + Graflex SE :)  (Read 4419 times)
Benji
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« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2017, 04:58:09 PM »

Wow. When I first read about it, I didn't really like the idea. But this looks amazing!! Great work, looking forward to seeing the finished product lit up.
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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2017, 03:45:15 PM »

I'm back from the trip!!!

Still suffering from some mild jetlag, however that couldn't stop my enthusiasm to get more progress done. Especially since I came back home to some key parts to complete the project. I've put in a few more hours, and boy do I have some pictures to show yall!!

EXTERNAL IS COMPLETE!!!! Take a look at these awesome pics below.


With the second thumb screw, the bunny ears, the clamp, and grips arriving, this saber morphed into the iconic A New Hope Graflex right before my very eye. Looks even better in person than what I had imagined in my mind before even getting started. Who's cutting the damn onions?!!  Cry Cry


I've finally received more Graflex models to use as a comparison. Of course you can see the absolutely stunning Ultrasabers Graflex SE right next to my creation. The order from left to right in movie models are : A New Hope (wood), Return of the Sith (Ultrasabers), Empire Strikes Back (Other Brand Replica).


Another angle. Obv the Replica ESB version needs the most work. I just can't believe how awesome the wood came out. And the hilt is so sturdy. Cannot wait to fully install the electronics in it!!




So excited to complete this. I have all the chassis parts here, just need to work on putting them together. And still stuck on some resistor questions. But I think it should all be downhill from here!

Will keep you guys updated

This is nothing short of INCREDIBLE!  Your attention to detail is phenomenal; all of your graflex models are a sight to look at  Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2017, 05:50:02 PM »

Your craftsmanship is amazing! It's a work of art!!! I'll just be here hanging out, I want to see it with the electronics. Point awarded for your talent and amazing concept. You really brought it to life.
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« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2017, 07:43:51 AM »

That looks freaking amazing! Point to you!
I personally plan on doing something similar to make a replica of Gungi's saber from The Clone Wars:

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« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2017, 12:34:19 PM »

Whoa!!

So happy to see some replies. I've been out the game for a few months due to work/my brothers wedding/preparing for San Diego Comic Con - but hopefully I can install the electronics and have this saber ready for SDCC in July! Thanks for all the support guys, really gives me a second wind to get this saber finished up - it's been sitting in my office cubicle for like two months naked with no electronics just to stare at, and now I think I finally have that motivation to bring this bad boy home and get it all wired up. Will definitely post pictures when it's all finished and keep this thread alive!! Will also post some pics of it in Comic Con. I'm sure that there will be a lot of lightsabers there, and more specifically - a lot of Graflexes there, but I know this one will be turning heads  Grin
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-Graflex SE - Obsidian V4 - Arctic Blue - Adegan Silver foc
-Electrum Wind - Obsidian Lite - Violet Amethyst - no foc
-Prophecy v3 - Obsidian Lite - Adegan Silver - Blazing Red foc
-Dark Initiate v3 - Adegan Silver - Stunt (for now)
-Fulcrum - Emerald - Obsidian v4 - Consular Green
-Chosen One CE - Emerald - Obsidian v4 - Blazing Red
-Lost Gray - Empty Hilt (for now)

My Wood Graflex Build Thread - http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=33641.msg528894#msg528894

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« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2017, 04:32:11 PM »

Also forgot to mention.

Funny story about Gungi's lightsaber, Nathanielreykun. When I started this project I had thought that no one canonically had a wooden lightsaber and the thought appealed to me because I'm a part time woodworker. It wasn't until one of the final steps of finishing up the wood Graflex when I was sitting in my garage with my iPad on Netflix watching the Ahsoka episode where she shows the younglings how to create a lightsaber, and Gungi's lightsaber scene showed up literally the same moment I threaded the last screw to the Graflex. A bit of irony there.

One good thing for you though, is that if you search around, I have seen someone make a super impressively accurate looking Gungi saber before. Not on this forum, but I have seen it. Look it up!
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-Graflex SE - Obsidian V4 - Arctic Blue - Adegan Silver foc
-Electrum Wind - Obsidian Lite - Violet Amethyst - no foc
-Prophecy v3 - Obsidian Lite - Adegan Silver - Blazing Red foc
-Dark Initiate v3 - Adegan Silver - Stunt (for now)
-Fulcrum - Emerald - Obsidian v4 - Consular Green
-Chosen One CE - Emerald - Obsidian v4 - Blazing Red
-Lost Gray - Empty Hilt (for now)

My Wood Graflex Build Thread - http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=33641.msg528894#msg528894

nathanielreykun
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« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 11:33:12 AM »

Also forgot to mention.

Funny story about Gungi's lightsaber, Nathanielreykun. When I started this project I had thought that no one canonically had a wooden lightsaber and the thought appealed to me because I'm a part time woodworker. It wasn't until one of the final steps of finishing up the wood Graflex when I was sitting in my garage with my iPad on Netflix watching the Ahsoka episode where she shows the younglings how to create a lightsaber, and Gungi's lightsaber scene showed up literally the same moment I threaded the last screw to the Graflex. A bit of irony there.

One good thing for you though, is that if you search around, I have seen someone make a super impressively accurate looking Gungi saber before. Not on this forum, but I have seen it. Look it up!

Ha, that's awesome! 😂
And yeah, I've seen quite a few of those. My personal plan is to purchase a Catalyst and modify it so it looks like Gungi's both inside and out.
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« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 08:03:47 PM »

This is a beautiful unique saber !  When the electronics are completed, you might consider placing photos in the Saber Gallery Section.  Did you mention what kind of wood that you have used ?  Graflex collectors are going to be so envious.  Wink

amazing point  Cool
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