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Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber by Force Relics

 
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Master Jevaho (Jeffrey Van Hove)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:42 am    Post subject: Gungi, a wookiee lightsaber by Force Relics Reply with quote

Hi everyone!

It's time to show you guys another one of our newest creations. Ever since the Clone Wars episode aired where padawan Gungi puts together his very unique saberhilt, we at Force Relics have been trying to find an affortable and screen accurate way to replicate what we saw on screen.

And today we are proud to present our 90 % finished prototype.

The hilt main body is completely made out of wood (beech wood to be precise) which was colored to mimic the blylark wood seen in the CW cartoon.
The top shroud around the emitter is made out of "Alumide", a 3D printed material that combined plastic with aluminium powdre. We choose this material because it's an affortable method and it looks pritty darn close to what we see in the cartoon.
When you look closely at some screen caps, you can see it's not made out of "plain aluminium" and looks much more textured than bare metal. Hence our choice for the Alumide.

The blade holder and pommel you see in the pics, are prototypes for now (in painted plastic). We are having these 2 parts machined in aluminium because, franky, if you want to build a saber that is duelworthy, you need to add some strenght to these 2 parts.
Depending on how they turn out, we might leave them as they are, or maybe powdercoat them in a similar look as the Alumide parts.

The 2 holes you see in the alumide shroud part, will contain 2 thumb screws (ordered from TCSS). One will keep a custom machined heatsink in place, the other will function as a blade retention screw.

The 3 and lowest hole, will contain a tactile activator switch.

The hilt itself has an inner diameter of 28 mm. So there is room for light AND sound.

What do you guys think of our progress so far?




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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beautiful!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gungi's lightsaber is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is gorgeous!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOOWWWW!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words!

Time for an update:

We've received word from our machinist. The aluminium parts are in production! Very excited about this!

This also means we were able to figure out what these kits will cost:

One kit including: wooden hilt (drilled, colored and waxed) all the alumide parts (installed onto the wooden hilt), a tactile switch with custom cap and custom switch ring, aluminium heatsink (designed for tri-rebels and luxeons), aluminium blade holder (tapped for blade retention), aluminium pommel, 2 special 8/32 thumb screws (one for blade retention, one to secure the led module)

Price: 192 € (250 USD)

Would any of you be interested in one of these kits when they are available?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think what you have made is awesome Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would, but I am more a static hilt guy, so the Blade and Sound stuff really is of no interest to me - looks awesome by the way

Dave

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Thanks for the kind words!

Time for an update:

We've received word from our machinist. The aluminium parts are in production! Very excited about this!

This also means we were able to figure out what these kits will cost:

One kit including: wooden hilt (drilled, colored and waxed) all the alumide parts (installed onto the wooden hilt), a tactile switch with custom cap and custom switch ring, aluminium heatsink (designed for tri-rebels and luxeons), aluminium blade holder (tapped for blade retention), aluminium pommel, 2 special 8/32 thumb screws (one for blade retention, one to secure the led module)

Price: 192 € (250 USD)

Would any of you be interested in one of these kits when they are available?

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is 100% gorgeous <3
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[center]Hi everyone,

It took a bit longer than I had anticipated, but I was able to finish the first 5 kits this weekend.

Here are some pics, I'll soon open a sales thread in the appropriate topic.

The glams:





The kit you'll be getting:

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beautiful saber
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anakin Skywalker wrote:
beautiful saber


Thanks! I'm glad you like it
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got mine in the mail today, Bravo Jeffrey, you did a FANTASTIC job on this Saber!


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Guys, If Jeffrey makes more of these and you are on the fence, don't hesitate, pics do NOT do this justice!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay guys...these forums are NOT to be used for selling props.

Props can only be advertised and sold in the "Star Wars Costumes & Prop Sale Forums".
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