This is the Limited Run thread for blade plugs for the Solo's Hold Ahsoka run. This is a limited run and is only being offered to those that have purchased the Solo's Hold Ahsoka sabers. That said, please do not order these if you are not in on the Solo's Hold Ahsoka saber run.
While I seriously doubt that everyone purchasing a Solo's Hold Ahsoka saber will want one of these blade plugs, just in case, I want to state that the number of blade plugs that I will provide for those sabers will not exceed the number of Solo's Hold Hold Ahsoka sabers that are produced... assuming I can get those numbers from Aaron, lol.
First some background on Ahsoka's saber emitters... I went through every episode of the first five seasons of Star Wars The Clone Wars (Ahsoka is not in Season 6) via fast forward and there are only a few somewhat clear shots of the emitters. The only shots I could find was in one episode from Season 2, one episode from Season 4 and two (back-to-back) episodes from Season 5. In Season 2 (and using custom saber terms) the front of the blade holder is black and the top of what would be a blade plug in our world, is flush with the top of the blade holder and is just a plain looking, flat gray disk with the outside edge slightly rounded off.
In seasons 4 and 5, the front of the blade holder is gray (bare metal) and the top of the "blade plug" is inset at least 1/8", perhaps more. Also, it appears to be a mostly flat but somewhat concave, shiny black disc.
Also, there are a very few episodes, from different seasons no less, that sometimes show a green glow coming from the emitter opening when the saber is off. Kinda cool but also unusual and most of the time, not present.
That said, it would appear that EFX made up the inner emitter design all on their own.
Since the EFX version is IMHO, a lot nicer looking than the one used in the cartoon series, that is what I used to model the blade plug after and since most voted for a light up blade plug, I made them able to be lit up. Here are pics of the blade plug that I came up with.
Obviously mine are simpler in design that what was used by EFX but I feel that they capture the spirit and overall look of the EFX version.
I hope you like them.
When contacting me to purchase the blade plugs, please specify if they are for the main-hand Ahsoka saber or the shorter "shoto" one as that will determine the blade plug length. If purchasing a pair of them for both of the two different Ahsoka sabers, all you have to do is specify "pair" in the description. Thank you.
The price per blade plug is $35. Shipping charges are as follows... Shipping within the U.S. (and to U.S. territories) = $4. Shipping to Canada = $11. Shipping to all other countries = $15. NOTE: Purchasing multiple blade plugs does not increase the shipping cost, at least up to four blade plugs. Anything over four and shipping may go up.
Please pay via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org . PayPal fees are already included in the prices so please pay using the "Goods or Services" option. Plus, that way PayPal will send me your shipping address (it will not send your address if you pay using the "Friends or Family" option). Also, if you are a forum member, please add your forum name and which forum (Imperial Royal Arms (NOT IRA) or RPF) to the PayPal notes so that I know who paid. NOTE: Please NEVER state "IRA" in the PayPal notes as it gets flagged by the U.S. government (Google IRA and you'll see why) and can delay payment processing. Thank you.
Please post here, PM me or send me an email at email@example.com if you want to buy one of these blade plugs and I'll add you to the list in the post below this one and update it with your forum name (or first name and initial of last name if contacting me via email).
NOTE: I no longer have access to the machinist that I used for my Graflex Razor blade plug runs (a retired person who had his own CNC at home) and all official CNC businesses in the U.S. want a lot of money to make small parts. Were I to have these machined in the U.S., it would raise the cost of a blade plug into the range where some people may no longer want to buy them. That said, I will be making these all myself. This means that if I get a lot of people that want to buy these, it will take a long time to get them all made. To compensate for this somewhat, if I get a lot of orders for these, I'll complete and then ship, approximately 10 at a time. I will then immediately start on the next batch of 10.
Thanks for reading and MTFBWYA.
Hi' ARKM. If I order one shoto plug and one long plug, how much is it? I live in Japan.
10 more plugs went out today. List has been updated.
Hi 'ARKM. If I order one shoto plug and one long plug, how much is it? I live in Japan.
Just a note, all of the prices, including shipping prices, are in the first post of this thread. My PayPal email address is also in that first post. That said the total for both blade plugs shipped to Japan is $85.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5