Next up, a small batch of concept "Luke Starkiller" hilts (as seen in the famous concept illustration), empty and ready for FX install!
Machined aluminum, hilt breaks into multiple components, allowing easy access to internals or various reveal CC setups. The ID is about 31mm (tad under 1.25") for about 130mm (5.1") long space. Pommel has somewhat radical sound venting structure and the speaker holes can be drilled in the lower frame tube, leaving the pommel endcap solid & clean. You will have to drill the sound holes, though, and since the postal service apparently lost the bag of set screws I ordered, the blade retention screw drilling & tapping will be also needed.
Blade holder accepts regular 1" tubes, since I figured this is the size most people have already at home. But, to get the more "screen accurate" base flare effect, the hilts come with an adapter for slimmer 7/8" blade as well! Also included is a proprietary LED module.
Currently, I have FOUR (4) kits left!
Here's more pics for you (the KOTOR hilt used for size comparison only):
Asking 139€ ($147/£120 at today's rate) plus 24% VAT where applicable. These are heavier than my standard hilts, so the shipping may be a bit more expensive. I'm guesstimating around 18€ inside EU and 29€ outside.
Thanks for looking, PM or or post a question here for more information!
Hi, are there holes already tapped for power and aux switches? I was giving the photos the once over, but I wasn't clear if that was included or not.
Hiya, there are no holes drilled in the hilts yet! This is because the hilt structure allows quite a number of different electronic setups, and I didn't want to make the decision for the end user. Especially since lots of people nowadays favor various reveal crystal chambers and other bling.
Post by lightsword on May 13, 2017 17:12:54 GMT -5
Hi Vektor, I wanted to confirm with you, as I did through PM, I have just sent you payment for this lightsaber. I will be up for any other McQuarrie based lightsabers you offer in the future. Getting to interact with you has been a very pleasant experience, and I'm very much looking forward to receiving the McQuarrie Luke lightsaber. Thanks for everything!
Last Edit: May 14, 2017 9:34:50 GMT -5 by lightsword
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