Finished! 11/9 (Question regarding the flashtube part...)

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    Finished! 11/9 (Question regarding the flashtube part...)

    Now,it has occured to me, because the vader FX has a similar to the proper flash tube. Has anyone taken a vader FX hilt and just dismantled that to use? Will it even work?

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    Last edited by Satxer; Nov 9, 2008 at 6:03 PM.

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    Re: Question regarding the flashtube part...

    I think.. I may be wrong, but the Vader FX is a little oversized. I think...

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    Re: Question regarding the flashtube part...

    Yes I would imagine it is oversized. I have a Luke ESB ForceFX and next to my real graflex it is a good 5-8% (don't ask where I got that number) so I would imagine the Vader ANH ForceFX is of similar proportions in size larger.

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    Re: Question regarding the flashtube part...

    Also, one other question. Which end of the flashtube goes in the barrel of the gun? The battery end, or the bulb end in which you cut down the battery end?

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    Re: Question regarding the flashtube part...

    All of the Force FX lightsabers are about 10% larger than the original screen used props in order to fit all of the electronics inside

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    Re: Question regarding the flashtube part...

    I remember that I considered this a few years ago, but I never got any real good answer. I ended up to just break down and buy a real Heiland.

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    Re: Question regarding the flashtube part...

    One other thing that has occured to me. The accurate mounting of it? As in where the holes are supposed to be positioned properly?

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    Re: Question regarding the flashtube part...

    Looking at the newly released official pics, the tube seems to be offset to the right somewhat. But does anyone know if it stayed that way for filming, or did they 'straighten' it up?

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...=official+pics

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    Re: Finished!(Question regarding the flashtube part...)11/9

    Well, I managed to finish my Sidewinder kit with Taco strap and Heiland 3-cell flashtube...feast your eyes!!!







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    Re: Finished! 11/9 (Question regarding the flashtube part...)

    So good...love it!

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    Re: Finished!(Question regarding the flashtube part...)11/9

    looks amazing
    Satxer said: View Post
    Well, I managed to finish my Sidewinder kit with Taco strap and Heiland 3-cell flashtube...feast your eyes!!!







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