This one has been sitting on my bench for far too long, it was time to finish it.
A little back story first, after selling the 2 Duke I bought from Korbanth’s run (too much work required, and no tools or time to do it), I bought a moded and install ready one from Khal. Khal did an excellent prep work on this hilt, big shout out to him, there is no comparison between the raw Dukes I had and this moded one I received from him These mods allowed me to install a Mini R5 too, with a 18500 cell, pretty cool ^^!
- Korbanth Duke run - Various Hilt mods done by Khal - 1? ID bore, sound vent on the pommel, few holes removal, polish & chrome coat, media blasting, recharge port hole, screw gold coat, … - Custom small brass main and aux switches on side grip (brass rod and tube). - X-4 RRGB main Led - Igniter Mini R5 soundboard – Single 18500 Cell - 3D printed chassis, kill key, recharge port holder, speaker holder (with my printer) – 2W Bass Mini Speaker – 7/8? blade
Speaker module and recharge port are both in the joint piece
For the switches, I didn’t want to spend too much time thinking and wanted something reliable too. So there are located in one of the bottom grip (left grip). Cutting a window was the only thing I was able to do with my Dremel btw…
And here is the chassis
Thanks for watching, Cheers
Last Edit: Aug 6, 2015 5:52:00 GMT -5 by Darth Ryô
Looking great! I still need to view the vid again when I have less background noise, but the little I managed to hear through (I'm at work ATM), sounding great too! Glad to see more of these getting finished, despite they are "a bit" rough on the edges, people tend to forget these are still the best custom alternatives out there for this particular replica. I personally consider the fat FFX pig way too big.
I still have some tweaking to do on the Mini config, but it's a pretty cool saber to play with already I'd like to see more build logs and working saber on this one anyway, see which way other builders go, but I think there are still quite a few build in progress...
methos: Money can't buy happiness... but it can buy lightsabers, which is damn close
Mar 21, 2017 19:24:53 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Truer words, methos... truer words
Mar 21, 2017 20:46:30 GMT -5
ZahcStarKiller: Yeah I have to agree. I just happened to stumble across spot #1 on the orbital machining Obi TPM run and had the opportunity to purchase it. That is pretty darn close to happiness.
Mar 21, 2017 23:40:41 GMT -5
aginor: How did you get 5 harp Sabers???
Mar 28, 2017 13:39:14 GMT -5
djcbooks81: just been picking them up along the way
Mar 28, 2017 21:40:16 GMT -5
djcbooks81: i should do some professional photos of my collection i guess
Mar 28, 2017 21:40:43 GMT -5
djcbooks81: its looking pretty good
Mar 28, 2017 21:40:58 GMT -5
ZahcStarKiller: djcbooks81, My collection is getting pretty fat as well. Three graflex, luke V2, Phoenix Props Kylo, Orbital Machining Obi, and a few custom sabers. Will be looking for a Qui Gon soon, and then I'll be starting to acquire every saber variant from the OT.
Mar 29, 2017 16:17:51 GMT -5
ZahcStarKiller: Then the PT. Must have a good Maul and a few clan sabers. The lady of the house just approved my idea of doing a cantina in one of our huge spare bedrooms, so I am starting a Hn in Carbonite (full size) this summer and will probably be starting an R2 also.
Mar 29, 2017 16:19:46 GMT -5