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    Alloy RF top interest...

    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)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails rf1-jpg   rf2-jpg   rf3-jpg  

    rf4-jpg   rf5-jpg   rf6-jpg  

    dscf0009_64-jpg   dscf0011_50-jpg   dscf0014_39-jpg  

    dscf0013_44-jpg   dscf0006_96-jpg   dscf0012_52-jpg  

    dscf0004_114-jpg   dscf0010_57-jpg  
    Last edited by terminal fettler; Mar 22, 2010 at 6:06 AM.

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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

    Interested pending price and ROTJ version.

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    freakin' amazing, G!! nice work brother...

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    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 2:05 AM.

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    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...

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    ooooo i think im gonna want one of these!

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    formerly Woodman woodman's Avatar
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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

    very nice work, geesh i just bought an RF from steelblitz i'm gonna go broke!

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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

    Imterested in ROTJ version as well.

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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

    I have one of the prototypes and these are awesome!!

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

    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.

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    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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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

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

    Again, excellent work TF.

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    OK i will start a list at the top, when ready i will PM you...

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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

    ZOMG WANT!!! please put me on the list for an rotj
    Last edited by saint_nasty; Dec 13, 2009 at 11:50 PM.

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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

    Will this topper accept a mrgr8ness circuit?

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    tinstar5541 said: View Post
    Will this topper accept a mrgr8ness circuit?
    Yes they will.

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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

    Then, I'll take one as well, ESB style. Price including shipping to US? zip 75035?

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    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.

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    put me down for an ESB version!

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    Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    put me down for an ESB version!
    Added to the list...

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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

    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

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    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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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

    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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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

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

    Thanks

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    Re: Alloy RF top interest...

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

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