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  1. Dec 13, 2009, 11:28 AM - Alloy RF top interest... #1

    I've been working on this for quite some time. I decided to make an RF top which is more robust than resin or plastic card whilst remaining light weight, also with maximum space for electronics.
    So from a pattern i've formed 0.8mm alloy into the RF top, the joins are keyed internally and glued and the main area is lined with 0.8mm plastic card to thicken it up visually. Then the holes are drilled and a slot cut in the bottom for stalk attachment. The slight grooves left from scoring/folding around the RF body are filled before the whole top is sanded to a smooth finish. The clear section is cast in resin then wet flatted including a bevel which allows mrg8ness LEDs to be fitted. Three 1.5mm holes are drilled as in the reference pictures. I've joined these two parts with rare earth magnets. The polaroid view finder is cast in two parts, using black resin for the body and clear for the lens. Here are pictures of the set up:

    1. Lucksy31 ROTJx1 paid (shipped)
    2. Bobby Fett UK ROTJx2 paid (shipped)
    3. Saint_nasty ROTJx1 paid (shipped)
    4. Darth Voorhees ESBx1 paid (shipped)
    5. dsonik1 ROTJx1 paid (shipped)
    6. gucabe ROTJx1 paid (shipped)
    7. hojufett ESBx1 paid (shipped)
    Future run
    1. thundrkiss
    2. DarthVader1
    3. james007bond ESB paid (shipped)
    4. deadbolt ESB paid (shipped)
    5. dsonik1 ESB paid (shipped)
    6. the_hunter_of_bounties ESB paid (shipped)
    7. BooBoo Fett ROTJ paid (shipped)
    8. Fett 4 Real ESB (shipped)

    1. Ponte ESB paid (shipped)
    2. webchief ESB paid (shipped)
    3. Vader1 ESB paid (shipped)
    4. BactaWork ESB paid (shipped)
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    Last edited by terminal fettler; Mar 22, 2010 at 7:06 AM.
  2. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Dec 13, 2009, 11:37 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #2

    Interested pending price and ROTJ version.
  3. FettDad is offline FettDad
    Dec 13, 2009, 11:44 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #3

    freakin' amazing, G!! nice work brother...
  4. Dec 13, 2009, 11:45 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #4

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    Interested pending price and ROTJ version.
    Price is 35 / $60 shipped, the polaroid detail can be omitted for ROTJ versions...
    Last edited by terminal fettler; Dec 15, 2009 at 3:05 AM.
  5. Dec 13, 2009, 11:50 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #5

    Forgot to mention stalk attachment. I will supply in the kit two 3mm threaded studs 10mm in length, you just need to drill two 3mm holes 5mm deep into the top of the stalk as long as they are in the centre spacing is not crucial as you have a slot for them to fit into on the underside of the RF body, these come with nyloc nuts for a secure fit...
  6. Dec 13, 2009, 12:26 PM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #6

    ooooo i think im gonna want one of these!
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    Dec 13, 2009, 12:35 PM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #7

    very nice work, geesh i just bought an RF from steelblitz i'm gonna go broke!
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    Dec 13, 2009, 12:49 PM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #8

    Imterested in ROTJ version as well.
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    Dec 13, 2009, 12:58 PM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #9

    I have one of the prototypes and these are awesome!!
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    Dec 13, 2009, 1:06 PM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #10

    Interested in 2 of these, they look very nice indeed. When you say the lens can be omitted does it come in the kit separately?

    Great work.
  11. Dec 13, 2009, 1:13 PM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #11

    Quote Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    Interested in 2 of these, they look very nice indeed. When you say the lens can be omitted does it come in the kit separately?

    Great work.
    If you look at the last picture the polaroid parts are in the foreground, these are glued onto the RF clear section.
    Thanks...
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    Dec 13, 2009, 1:26 PM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #12

    Cool, would like two but unglued, have found parts and one may need to be ROTJ, not sure yet.

    Again, excellent work TF.
  13. Dec 13, 2009, 2:04 PM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #13

    OK i will start a list at the top, when ready i will PM you...
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    Dec 13, 2009, 3:27 PM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #14

    ZOMG WANT!!! please put me on the list for an rotj
    Last edited by saint_nasty; Dec 14, 2009 at 12:50 AM.
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    Dec 14, 2009, 8:47 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #15

    Will this topper accept a mrgr8ness circuit?
  16. Dec 14, 2009, 9:25 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #16

    Quote tinstar5541 said: View Post
    Will this topper accept a mrgr8ness circuit?
    Yes they will.
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    Dec 14, 2009, 10:00 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #17

    Then, I'll take one as well, ESB style. Price including shipping to US? zip 75035?
  18. Dec 15, 2009, 3:04 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #18

    Quote tinstar5541 said: View Post
    Then, I'll take one as well, ESB style. Price including shipping to US? zip 75035?
    Hi $60 shipped to the US, thanks.
  19. Dec 15, 2009, 7:18 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #19

    put me down for an ESB version!
  20. Dec 15, 2009, 9:29 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #20

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    put me down for an ESB version!
    Added to the list...
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    Dec 15, 2009, 10:37 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #21

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    Interested pending price and ROTJ version.
    +1 sir. May pick 2 of these up off of you pending price. Also, will you be working something out with mrg8ness to offer these with electronics already installed?

    Cheers
  22. Dec 15, 2009, 5:27 PM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #22

    Quote dsonik1 said: View Post
    +1 sir. May pick 2 of these up off of you pending price. Also, will you be working something out with mrg8ness to offer these with electronics already installed?

    Cheers
    Added to the list. The electronics should be easy enough to install...
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    Dec 21, 2009, 8:29 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #23

    Looks Super BA Big G! Awesome work man!

    PS. Change your signature...im sure the chickens are born by now. lol
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    Dec 22, 2009, 7:33 PM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #24

    Could you add me to the list for an ESB RF?

    Thanks
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    Dec 23, 2009, 8:40 AM - Re: Alloy RF top interest... #25

    Change of plans...remove me from the list.

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