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Buff, NY Lightsabers and stuff...

Discussion in 'Buffalo, NY' started by JediXXL, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    Good News: Got my lightsaber back from Saberforge today.

    Back to Reality: It doesn't work.
     
  2. JDuffPhoto

    JDuffPhoto Jedi Knight star 4

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    WHAT????!!!!???? C'MON!!! Between his screw up on my saber and the lack of caring to correct it and now your issue, I wouldn't recommend this guy.

    Brian, talk with me tomorrow about it. I'm planning my next saber and it's going to be another custom build...this time by me.
     
  3. WookieeJedi

    WookieeJedi Merchandise Coordinator/North Ridge Diplomat star 4

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    Construction has officially begun on my Wookiee Jedi lightsaber!!!!!!!
     
  4. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Customization out of necessity
    I scratched the heck out of my watch on vacation so I sent it out to be bead blasted
    to remove the black PVD finish... Here are the results:
    The last image before it got all scratched up (Sand, rocks and kayaking and PVD coatings don't mix!)
    [image=http://forums.watchuseek.com/attachments/f74/555225d1321077119-modded-balihai-q-what-do-when-you-scratch-your-pvd-finish-bh-beach.jpg]
    Before:
    [image=http://forums.watchuseek.com/members/madmex/albums/my-watches/437373-balihai.jpg]
    [image=http://forums.watchuseek.com/members/madmex/albums/my-watches/438045-fourtytwo.jpg]
    After:
    [image=http://forums.watchuseek.com/members/madmex/albums/my-watches/555495-blasted-bh.jpg]
    [image=http://forums.watchuseek.com/members/madmex/albums/my-watches/555492-blasted-bh-back.jpg]
     
  5. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    Thread should be renamed "Lightsabers and Watches and Stuff." :p
     
  6. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    File that last one under "stuff"

    That watch is now unique out of the other 149 made.
    I've had 4 offers on it already. I'm not selling it, it's #42.
     
  7. Loseytwin12

    Loseytwin12 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Did you see the new Archon from ultrasabers?
     
  8. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    I did. It would work as a decent stunt saber for dueling, but I wouldn't use it as my dominant "Luke" saber. It has the wide neck, and if I wanted that I would have just gone with the FX Luke. Also, I'm not too big on the button being in the middle of the grooves.

    Then again, I'm picky. :p
     
  9. BobaChris12

    BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP star 9 Manager

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    Are the new FX sabers in the stores scaled? I haven't taken that close of a look at them.
     
  10. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    The kids ones? I'm not sure if they're accurately scaled, but they are sized for kids. The hilts are plastic and the blade has a string of (fewer) LEDs, so it's kind of a halfway point between the normal FX line and the kids' telescoping toy sabers.
     
  11. Loseytwin12

    Loseytwin12 Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'm just saying solely for dueling as Luke, it'd work well for you
     
  12. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    That it would. If Jadzia ever breaks down beyond repair I may pick one up.
     
  13. Loseytwin12

    Loseytwin12 Jedi Knight star 4

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    There's a name for another one?!
     
  14. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    No, Jadzia's the first Ultrasaber I bought back in '09. Picked it up because it (at the time) was the one that looked the closest to Luke's ROTJ hilt.
     
  15. Loseytwin12

    Loseytwin12 Jedi Knight star 4

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  16. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    :p At least I never started giving my Lightsabers names...
     
  17. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    ...Yet.
     
  18. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    Looks like U.S. just released a new saber that's, for all intents and purposes, a TPM Obi-Wan hilt.

    It's a little off to accommodate for the activation button, and I'm curios as to exactly how large it is, but that aside it looks pretty slick.
     
  19. JediHeadBanger97

    JediHeadBanger97 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'm interested in the Phantom V2 staff from Ultra Sabers with the RGB option so I can use it as both a Jedi or a Sith, but I am mainly going to use as two separate sabers because I am not the best at using double bladed sabers.(hit myself enough during practices)
     
  20. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    Finally got my saber back from SaberForge. Seems to be working okay now.

    Who's handy with a Dremel? I want to make the areas around the activation box a little less sharp.
     
  21. JediXXL

    JediXXL Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    For something like that sandpaper and a Scotch Brite pad would be best, power tools can take off too much if you're not careful... You can take it off slowly, but you can't ever put metal back once it's gone!
     
  22. JDuffPhoto

    JDuffPhoto Jedi Knight star 4

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    Agreed. A dremel is way too aggressive.
     
  23. JDuffPhoto

    JDuffPhoto Jedi Knight star 4

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    I decided not to send my saber back to Saberforge for fear I may not see it until after the Bison's game... if at all.

    I started work on my new sith blade. Ran into an issue with the battery pack and i'm waiting to order a new protection circuit board as the one i have may be defective. Hopefully, i'll have some more progress soon.

    I received my sound fonts from Madcow (Genesis Custom Sabers). I'm going with his Revenge sound font and it sound great - 10 times better than the standard fonts supplied with the Petit Crouton.

    It's a shame that SF glued my MicroSD card in place. I could have updated my sound to something a whole lot better.

    Jon
     
  24. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    Jon, is there no way to cut through the glue?

    I was able to sand the activation box area down a bit to feel much safer. I'm going to epoxy the piece that broke off in transit and then it should be good to go for events.
     
  25. BPStoyle

    BPStoyle Social Media Admin star 4

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    In the world of neverending problems...

    The motion sensor on my saber is going ape. I'll turn the saber on and the motion sound will just repeat over and over and over whether the saber actually moved or not. The sensitivity settings don't change a thing. It's so odd.