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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Obi Wan Kenobi Lightsaber - clamp activation

After watching a few specific parts of the movie again, Obi Wan activates his Lightsaber by pushing down on the clamp top (bubble strip). I have found some small switches that will fit inside the clamp and have designed a switch holder that will fit inside the clamp. Because there are quite a few sabers with graflex clamps I should be able to reuse the same part on multiple builds (Luke v2, V3 and a Graflex saber).




There are similar switch housings available but I figured I would make my own because the switches I brought are slightly different and hey if you can make your own why not!



Friday, 3 February 2017

Obi Wan Kenobi Lightsaber

This is the Lightsaber of Obi wan Kenobi from A New Hope.


And this is a recent all metal reproduction of the the Lightsaber made for an electronics install.

I have started work mapping out where to put the electronics and have ensured I have enough space for a small crystal chamber. Its still a work in progress but felt it was far enough a long to share.

I plan on it being a 3d printed two part metal chamber with a 3d printed chassis to hold all the electronics and chamber together.


Thursday, 29 December 2016

Star Wars Rogue One Rebel Helmet - First Run of 50

The printed helmet armor is on its way over to Florida USA to be cast by Mr Mold Maker a great member of the RPF. almost all of the interested parties are from the US so having it cast and posted from there made sense.






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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Star Wars Rogue One Rebel Helmet - First Run of 50

Rogue One, The best Star Wars yet!
 
I have teamed up with Jack to cast a run of 50 resin helmet armor pieces and Sarah to make the fabric covers.

 Here are the Final renders, I have 1/2 of the armor printed. Come next Wednesday the 3d printed parts will be on their way to the USA.

If you are interested in getting one head to the RPF to find out more.
http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=269695

Merry Christmas!








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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Star Wars Rogue One Rebel Helmet - finshed

The Premier is tonight!
I have my helmet.

 Saw Gerrera: What will you do when they catch you? What will you do if they break you? If you continue to fight, what will you become?











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Monday, 12 December 2016

Star Wars Rogue One Rebel Helmet - 2 days togo!


The good thing about the future resin cast ones is that they will be one piece so they will be solid with a lot less flex. I have already made adjustments to the files to accommodate the extra close spots and taken a few spot in a tad. This is because of the extra fabric thickness in places.

3d printed prototype
Unfortunatly putting the helmet on and off and squashing it on to the fabric has weakend the joint so you can just make them out lucky they will be cast in resin in the future.

Peel of the masking tonight and clear coat ready for the premier.
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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Star Wars Rogue One Rebel Helmet - 4 days to go!

4 days to go for the premier and I think I will have a pretty good Helmet to wear to the premier.
Still needs the back grill section so will be cutting it close. Whats next is to give a few washes of blue and green and some black to dull it down and give it a little extra interest.




Lighting is a little different in the trailer shot below but I think it will be pretty close after some washes.

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