Post by ZahcStarKiller on Oct 7, 2017 23:50:49 GMT -5
To answer your question, with normal black hot glue, you can use the same glue gun. Black hot glue is a whole different animal than regular hot glue, and is so strong that you will likely have to scrape it off gently with something that won’t scratch the plating, like a popsicle stick perhaps...
High temp hot glue usually requires a special glue gun but those are cheap and found on the same shelf (usually) as the high temp glue sticks. In example, they’re located in the same general area as dremel tools and benchtop sanders and staple guns at Home Depot. The high temp hot glue also will likely need to be gently scraped off. Neither will ‘pop’ Right off like normal hot glue, which is why they would likely both be good ways to turn that screw. I’ve glued pieces of furniture back together with black hot glue. I’m not kidding.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Sept 17, 2017 20:27:58 GMT -5
I think the couple hundred estimate was definitely overestimating. I was under the impression that there were three runs, but that doesn't seem to be accurate. I sent Erik (Acerocket) a message asking exactly how many have been made. I await his reply. Not many, that's for sure.
Better for you and I, and the potential buyer. It's probably the rarest run saber ever made, save for the Skinnyflex and a couple other of his high end creations.
Sorry to hijack the thread, I'm dead serious when I say, buy this now because you'll likely never get another chance.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Sept 16, 2017 13:00:41 GMT -5
I have one of these, and want to convey to potential buyers the incredible quality and complete and total screen accuracy of the OM Obi TPM. This is a unicorn and you will not likely get another chance to pick this up anytime soon. There are only a couple hundred in existence. If you are on the fence, you should ask a friend to push you from that fence.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Aug 29, 2017 21:51:04 GMT -5
So everyone has a point to gauge from, I was order 90 something in October, and order 400 something in January. I received both of mine several weeks ago. Both are the "light clamp lines" versions. They're both freaking gorgeous. I'm picky too. I LOVE them.
They make the Roman's look like trash, and I wouldn't say the Roman's is terrible. Just generally kinda bad. My Roman's is better than the one I did for a client. That one was absolute garbage. These TGS replicas are far more consistent and infinitely higher quality. They're well worth the wait my friends.
Speak of the devil. I just received my shipping notification. Their ears must have been burning, lol.
I have a good feeling about this...
You're going to love them dude. I promise. I was extremely pleasantly surprised. I expected a lot, and they delivered. The fit and finish is super good. The SH blade holder fits so smoothly that if I Unscrew the glass eye, it drops, free of snag, ALL THE WAY to the bottom half. It took HOURS of dremel to make that happen with the Romans. Butter smooth.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Aug 26, 2017 14:22:15 GMT -5
tk421 is one of the most patient and courteous people I have ever worked with. He has been absolutely patient with my busy schedule (I have had one of his sabers on the bench for a few months) and hasn't given me a bit of flack for it. He is very easy to work with. 10/10!!!
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Aug 25, 2017 21:54:20 GMT -5
I have to play devils advocate here and say that you should get the Roman's. It's definitively screen accurate. I have one, it's amazing. Totally awesome.
You can spend 200 on a replica and then another $? To get it closer to accurate, but it won't be right, and you'll always know that it's not quite right.
I'm a perfectionist. I say spend the cash up front and know that the saber you have in hand is absolutely screen accurate and was based on the actual parts that the original film crew used.
However, I'm a nut job and have close to 10k in sabers, so feel free to ignore me. There's really nothing wrong with the Korbanth sabers, I've seen them and they're nice, they're just not quite accurate enough for my taste. Don't ever buy anything from saberforge. Just don't.
Still haven't received mine. Not too worried about it though.
Edit: Maybe slightly sad about it, but not worried.
I need to still send you that blade adapter for the Obi TPM, will do that in a couple days. I could very well send you one of mine with the adapter to check out or trade for one of yours when it gets in. I have two and I only need one at the moment.
What is the red button solution? People have been converting Graflex for a long time with no issues. I never saw a problem with the red button. I'm curious how you can improve on it. Knowing SH, I'm sure you can.
I am pretty sure the issue he speaks of is how to use a SECOND working red button with a SH blade holder for an ESB Graflex.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Aug 9, 2017 15:52:13 GMT -5
Thanks guys! It was a fun project. It was definitely a challenge, but it was fun. I would like to commend Tk421 for his incredible patience. It took me far longer than expected to finish because of work, and he was extremely understanding and kind throughout the process. I still have one of his sabers that I will be reworking, so I'm sure he will have another one to show y'all soon.
Good to know. I need the extra bunny ears for my RE replica's. I thought it was supposed to come with two slide switches but they may have ditched the plans to replicate the original.
The bunny ears are there, and they aren't flimsy, FYI. I was under the impression that they were going to include one switch with two configurations. The switch I got is usable in two different configs. It's a really cool modular idea. I'm all about the little details
That being said, the replicas are super heavy, finish is great, and I just tested the entire body for fitment issues with the Martin Beyer chassis. It passed. The inside is smooth and has zero snags with the bladeholder or the chassis. I spent HOURS with a dremel working on the inside of the Roman's just to get the chassis to work. Not going to be an issue here. What a breath of fresh air!
Did it come with all of the extras that were promised? Like the extra bunny ears and slide switch.
Yup. It came with the 7/8ths bunny ears and the smooth inside ones for 1". It only came with one slide switch, but it's a super cool modular design. basically, you can choose to use the tab with the switch (the one you usually have to Dremel down), or you can just use the switch without that tab, and it actuates the switch perfectly. I checked. The tab attaches with a tiny C clip, which also keeps the switch in the hilt of you choose not to use the tab. The little tiny switch looks like it was Billet machined and plated.
I'm serious, this is a seriously nice setup.
I told everyone that this was going to be fantastic. I had a feeling. Not to pay myself on the back, but I was right. Let the record show that. LOL.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Aug 9, 2017 12:49:43 GMT -5
I just got back from a wildfire and found my replicas on the table. They're freaking fantastic. The quality is WAY far beyond that of a Roman's Graflex replica (I have one to compare), and the fit and finish is stellar on both. Very consistent. The stamping looks amazing. The Solos Hold blade holder also fit PERFECTLY.
This is a good replica. A very good replica. The quality is extremely good. TGS pulled it off like a dirty T-shirt. My only regret is that I didn't order ten of them.
The "light lines" on the clamp aren't a big deal at all. One line is kinda light. The replica overall is just super nice. I won't be ordering new clamps, no need.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Jul 27, 2017 18:23:02 GMT -5
Fixing a saber for a client, was buttoning it all up and ran into the issue where the main LED channel is acting like the FOC, only lights up on clash. I am at a loss of words for why this could be? 3.7v hacked CF8.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Jul 22, 2017 17:34:14 GMT -5
Big update today. Replicas are shipping. People that ordered before January are getting theirs in the mail in the next few days, and later orders shortly thereafter (to my understanding). The only "issue" still present according to TGS is slightly light lines on the clamp (like anyone cares). The orders after January will have those corrected (deeper lines) when they ship (to my understanding).
The replicas look incredible. STUNNING. I have spoken with TGS directly many times and have thanked them for a superior product and their attention to detail. I will be posting a video review as soon as I can when I get home from my adventures. I expect a fantastic product.
Regardless of product, I think the record should show that TGS has been absolutely kind and courteous with their updates and attitude throughout the entire process. They should be commended for that. They have been nothing short of KIND even when people flip attitudes.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Jul 2, 2017 3:55:15 GMT -5
naigon, the next soundboard I purchase will be one of yours. Kyle and I had a long conversation about PL vs NEC and if what he says is correct (I don't doubt him) regarding NEC board features, then I have SERIOUSLY been missing out.
Also, I haven't forgotten your unnecessary and unexpected kindness, and still have the spark 2 you sent me for the kid's build. Life happened and it got stored. Not for much longer.
Anyway, I'm glad to see that there is a common anode Cree available, and excited to try out my first Igniter soon.