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.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Jun 17, 2017 1:24:47 GMT -5
FYI, LordBlako has an INCREDIBLE Knights of the Fallen Empire soundfont that you HAVE to download and have on this saber. I have it on most of my CF sabers, coupled with a wicked yellow blade profile. He captured all of the sounds from the cinematic perfectly. It's probably my favorite sound font, honestly. It's just flat out WICKED !!
My other favorite is Madcow's Hoth, but that's irrelevant to this discussion.
Is there a notable difference between the TCSS premium speaker and the Railmaster? I've never used the Railmaster but I would if it's a step up in sound quality.
Same thing Scott said. The railmaster is really nice. The TCSS premium is almost useless. I go for the bass speaker most of the time because I personally think it's the loudest and best sounding. That's the 2W Veco from TCSS.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Jun 7, 2017 0:53:09 GMT -5
I have wanted a SH TFU2 since the first run was announced, but I have to draw the line somewhere. I can't spend that kind of cash on an empty, and I don't buy completes. That is NOT TO SAY THAT THE SH TFU2 isn't worth the cash, because it IS. Frankly, IT IS. It is up there with the best Orbital Machining sabers, and the very upper Echelon of the finest sabers ever made. Aaron is undisputedly one of the (few) absolute best Lightsaber Machinists on earth. I have infinite love for SH. I would put him up against Harp and Acrocket and anyone else in terms of skill and vision. I have just not found myself in a position to be able to afford a TFU2 while a run was going.
So I sit back and admire all the pictures. The SH TFU2 is one of the most gorgeous sabers on earth. I really hope someone holds onto an empty and sells it to me sometime in the future.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Jun 7, 2017 0:01:13 GMT -5
Hey sandpeople , trypwyr might be on the market soon! LOL. I feel you bud. I have something like 10k in sabers and props, and my GF has gotten to the point that she just laughs and says "You do you, Booboo". Then I buy another. Then complain about how broke I am. Then console myself by buying another even rarer one. Then cry because I spent $750 on an empty saber (COUGH, Orbital Obi). It's a vicious circle.
Yes, that's how much I spent on the OM without internals. Shut up everyone. It's the best TPM Obi EVER. JEEZE.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Jun 6, 2017 23:58:39 GMT -5
A SH bladeholder will also fit in a Roman's Graflex, but you have to dremel the crap out of the inside of the RG to knock off the half inch of crusty nickel plating on the inside, and a bit of brass. The pin holes don't line up perfectly, but that's not Aarons issue. Take a set of calipers around a romans upper... Super inconsistent in spacing, just about everywhere.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Jun 6, 2017 22:37:05 GMT -5
TGS posted an update today with a sneak peak of the stamping on the bottom of a tube. It looks PHENOMENAL. Everything is pointing to these guys absolutely hitting it out of the park. I am getting really ancy, in a good way. Their attention to detail is just awesome.
I don't think these are going to have the same issues others recently did with QC and specs because the TGS guys are apparently putting hands on protos and revisions at every stage of manufacturing.
"I want them ALIVE... NO disintegrations!"
megtoothsith: I guess when I worked at a marina in the 80s and breathed in all that bottom paint dust and acetone cleaning boat bottoms, that it aided this saber addictive brain damage I have developed? someone help me, I cant stop building!
Aug 10, 2017 21:36:13 GMT -5
megtoothsith: These things are so darn awesome, I'm like a little kid again. Only no more inflatable flashlight sabers!!!!
Aug 10, 2017 21:36:58 GMT -5
megtoothsith: clamp card switch solution on Korbanth MPP, channel the core to the LED Module and run switch wires alongside LED? or Channel core just forward of the threads perpendicular to the existing channel topside?
Aug 15, 2017 8:56:46 GMT -5
jedicri: thanks ARKM!
Aug 15, 2017 14:29:10 GMT -5