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Completely new to this, looking for some help to 3D model a pretty simple, cylindrical movie prop [message #56127] Sun, 28 October 2012 22:36 UTC Go to previous message
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Hey everyone,

I am new here. I make movie props in my spare time, and was looking into a certain lightsaber from the Star Wars saga in the 1970s and 80s.
This prop was milled on a lathe, and cast in solid aluminum. I don't have access to either of these, so I'm looking to shapeways -
I can't imagine this could be complicated, all I have however are blueprints - diagrams with measurements. I have NO idea how to work a 3D modeling program, so I have nothing to submit for a price quote. Any help!?

The part in the middle of the body is actually a Graflex Press Camera flash clamp - so that section would just be a couple mm smaller diameter (for the clamp to sit flush with the body.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/drago_x/SW%20Stuff/CustomROTJ024.jpg (in metal)
with one of these attached (I have one, so All I'm looking for is the body)

Thank you, Thank you!

http://www.partsofsw.com/ob_luksab.htm Lucasfilm owns all rights to this, none of it is for profit!

[Updated on: Mon, 29 October 2012 00:54 UTC]

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