(Topic ID: 315340)

Star Wars Darksaber mod. (Not going forward)

By Loganpinball

88 days ago


Topic Heartbeat

Topic Stats

  • 20 posts
  • 5 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 20 days ago by Loganpinball
  • Topic is favorited by 7 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

View topic image gallery

82902019-65CE-465B-B6A5-8B711AB1ABE5 (resized).jpeg
4C0C207C-5FF0-43D0-92A1-9827DAD569D7 (resized).jpeg
6204743A-5135-4E47-A5AA-A797460DCE0F (resized).jpeg
392101DC-E49B-4E4F-8705-603E32B09485 (resized).jpeg
3108C2D4-5F33-4D7E-97D5-B18C463CF609 (resized).jpeg
71B3EEA7-35DC-438A-870F-C80648513EDF (resized).jpeg
CCE62133-027A-4E94-8BA7-B5C9DE891060 (resized).jpeg
AD297E8F-217C-4426-AF47-09BBB4964D6F (resized).jpeg
D9EA6EFE-3B5D-472E-9616-11AD64507B0F (resized).jpeg
DBBB8264-A7EE-48FB-A246-B9695BF2AE4D (resized).jpeg
EFBFA514-94C0-4308-9DC2-D266CCC68811 (resized).jpeg
606855EA-8FBE-429C-B86B-496AB8A0B128 (resized).jpeg
9654158A-3E61-46B3-999D-EE1B921B83A9 (resized).jpeg
E04C83FA-0735-4A74-8B1F-BFC7C9CA2D6F (resized).jpeg
AB6F2478-3E2D-46F2-8D3F-9299C09D6DB1 (resized).jpeg
5C350043-15DD-438D-A36C-D5ADE3C682ED (resized).jpeg

#1 88 days ago

I had a section of stainless plate that I could only cut out a small section out of. So, I looked at the Mandalorian and I know the center ramps are breaking so I thought I would make one for it. I stole the segmented design from myself (star wars pro mod) as the ball needs to have deflections from jumps and I really like the look of it. It is in Star wars universe so I went for it. This is the prototype and i need to make some small changes. Consider this 90 percent done. I need to finish the ends by transition points. I will offer this mod for sale very soon. $220 shipped in U.S. is where it will end up. Any interest please pm me as I will start a list.

This ramp will work on all models.
I do not have any tempered plate thats not blued. I need to find the non blued plates. The blued plate is only to playtest until I find other plate.

Heres a quick video. Bear in mind I still need to do minor tweaks.


AD0502F8-6A09-449F-A581-B7FDDAC4030D (resized).jpeg5CE6C0A6-B2E5-48DD-97D9-41E35C518D73 (resized).jpegAA18DB2D-7C7D-4CF7-8539-2857F36679AA (resized).jpeg0AF5E9F6-DB62-4F99-86CB-214A718E189C (resized).jpeg11F89F9E-FFF3-451D-B382-C247C3EFD303 (resized).jpeg220B0964-81C4-4FBB-B73E-A5522450AF9E (resized).jpegA9FA2857-3B19-45C5-95E4-E42410C6528B (resized).jpeg80024EE8-440F-4B62-9B39-9A74899AF797 (resized).jpeg

#2 88 days ago

Fixed the transition to plastic ramp at backbox. I just needed to weld a spacer in place. And I finished the rear rails with a ring welded to ramp.

To change ramps it only takes 4 screws on the ramp and it does not screw into the playfield. It mounts on the same two studs as plastic ramp. Theres a plate on backbox that you remove and it allows easy access to install my ramp with the stock screws, but I use lock nuts over welded nuts.
See pictures..

I will be doing the remaining plastic ramp as well. I can make it a wireform from return to backbox plate ramp or metal plate. I am not sure yet, but I will try both. Feel free to chime in..
13A99085-D2C6-496A-BAC9-969A23FF0147 (resized).jpeg1CD1E595-BB27-4985-B2CC-2088A4FAF8D7 (resized).jpeg39B446CF-B78A-4D40-A48B-B8252D1A1F38 (resized).jpeg3E038059-BD17-44B5-94F7-8931D79CA021 (resized).jpegBD31CBD7-209D-4036-84CB-F26FD6A4FB36 (resized).jpeg

DB56AB6F-D4F2-4471-8E61-FC251073A76B (resized).jpeg
#3 87 days ago

Looks great!

#4 87 days ago

O wow I really like this. You have me really considering this for my premium.

#5 87 days ago

Trying a dark saber for other return plastic.
I need to backlight it!
Saber ramp is not part of the $220. I wint know until I am done with the darksaber for a total cost.

Thanks.. i like make funky stuff..

Quoted from Nstone4425:

O wow I really like this. You have me really considering this for my premium.

It will fit!

59D38AA8-72F4-4967-B681-A0B3802F78D3 (resized).jpegB3DCCFE2-9949-45B1-942C-65B5818CAF1C (resized).jpeg

054C2C70-F79F-4A2C-ADD7-AAD2335EAFDE (resized).jpeg9CC789EC-7550-4C36-95C5-30A065A148EE (resized).jpeg

#6 87 days ago

I still need to sand and polish this ramp, but it goes well with the game.. I really dig it! I need to figure out a light source to replace that flasher lamp that is under the blade. I think it will look even better.

40C6A28F-2D6E-41B4-98D1-DED829F479E0 (resized).jpeg7451AEC4-315B-4FDA-A34B-18A402B27E98 (resized).jpeg9824265C-6003-40C9-A50C-4A1EC78D39C2 (resized).jpegF9545638-69C3-4016-85D8-5FDE113B4037 (resized).jpeg
#7 87 days ago

Video of both ramps in action.

You can see the possibilties of under lighting sword as seen in picture. I will work on that next. Heres a bunch of photos. Forgive the purple light, I just wanted to see it back lighted.

A78F47BF-03F5-4345-88DF-E68658C7853F (resized).jpegBD87C708-440A-415F-B24D-92B7A7D95543 (resized).jpegC68185DD-B954-4569-A395-FD4C51494DC7 (resized).jpeg14D163CD-DD22-4DCA-AAA2-17CF04B0125C (resized).jpeg04C3B616-D219-4786-B5AE-81516D1C2576 (resized).jpeg2709762E-F661-429C-BDD2-0FF29F25A0F5 (resized).jpeg59483C3D-5F12-4AC1-BDBF-5D845C1D4895 (resized).jpegD934936D-3BC1-4FCD-A0B3-26CEDB4FDB13 (resized).jpeg

FB0B9B5B-C329-4957-AA93-E32BF8E6E771 (resized).jpeg8B0417AD-8723-4516-A2CA-963FB88FE11D (resized).jpeg

925C28C5-B7A2-4230-BCC3-C67522A261DA (resized).jpeg446556DC-7038-4CC2-B058-13721D881A02 (resized).jpegB44B3E77-998B-44D4-9E9C-97BC3ED5637D (resized).jpeg
#8 86 days ago

Wow looks great and the ball speed is just as fast as the plastic ramps which is cool. I was concerned that you might not be able to back hand the ramp but all of those worries are put to rest with the video Can not wait to order!!!

#9 86 days ago

Made 3 saber and 3 ramps plates to start today. I want to do a better handle. Stainless is not cheap steel, but I think costs of the plated handle is worth it. Its not done at all, but you can see the better look already.

8EB5FB9D-74F6-4364-97A9-80F426B52D1F.jpegB6BA434A-743E-4808-BC0F-9CD459DB6A45.jpegE2B6031A-5A7A-44FF-9CF3-3E395FAC9DE8.jpeg
#10 86 days ago

Are there still spots for the optos and wiring to attach to this left ramp?

#11 86 days ago
Quoted from KozMckPinball:

Are there still spots for the optos and wiring to attach to this left ramp?

Yes. I made mounts for optos and they are adjustable.

8F90EFCA-7CD0-4901-A056-21F08A8A4095 (resized).jpeg
#12 85 days ago

Trying another handle. Its not sanded or polished so keep that in mind but, I think this is the way.. yup I said it!

45614DFC-444E-41BA-A56F-AC76B8B2E043 (resized).jpeg979D643A-FC60-407A-804E-998DC507A9EF (resized).jpegB14DECCA-D5CD-4DBA-836F-4356B67B68B8 (resized).jpeg
#13 84 days ago

Looking better and better!!!

#14 82 days ago
Quoted from Pinballpal:

Looking better and better!!!

I am trying thanks.

I bought a belt sander just to finish the swords. Under $200 at home depot, the only down side is they dont carry the grits I need for metal. I ordered the stainless flap steel, wont be here for a few days and led strip lights and easy connectors. I look forward to see the sword lit up. I am also considering making the center ramp bottom steel with cuts mimicking the design and also back lighting them. I should start shipping within 2 weeks. I started laying out a template board.
Thanks for the interest!

I will work out the price on the saber ramp once I make a few sets to get average labor times.
C3DAAF45-425D-420E-8FA8-599B00CFF45A (resized).jpegE9AB7502-A778-4004-B1EC-9E1726DB740B (resized).jpegF2715FD7-9541-4D5D-97AF-1E0E31D8A318 (resized).jpeg

BF00E868-97CC-4722-8AC2-058F26972A30 (resized).jpegF1B1CDF8-1AB1-4E3F-BCC1-89CFA1D85101 (resized).jpeg
4 weeks later
#15 52 days ago

Back on it. I needed to get Rush done for Pintastic show..

86445B88-AE0D-4034-A211-42B5C9D796C9 (resized).jpeg
#16 52 days ago

Done with center and dark saber. I have no rails to install! For now I am just putting the right ramp flasher and dome below the saber temporarily. The stainless spring steel is perfect for transitions. Looks better than blued.
I am also curious if its worth trying a right return thats just segmented over the saber?? I am also debating bringing this or gnrse to Pintastic??

5C350043-15DD-438D-A36C-D5ADE3C682ED (resized).jpeg606855EA-8FBE-429C-B86B-496AB8A0B128 (resized).jpeg9654158A-3E61-46B3-999D-EE1B921B83A9 (resized).jpegAB6F2478-3E2D-46F2-8D3F-9299C09D6DB1 (resized).jpegE04C83FA-0735-4A74-8B1F-BFC7C9CA2D6F (resized).jpeg

#17 47 days ago

I want to resize the saber down and retain the flasher mounting. Seeing how this version comes out today. The handle is distracting on first one..

EFBFA514-94C0-4308-9DC2-D266CCC68811 (resized).jpeg

DBBB8264-A7EE-48FB-A246-B9695BF2AE4D (resized).jpeg
#18 47 days ago

Might add a flasher cutout mount by handle or just have it mount to stud. I need to see it first, but I am going to go with this design.
Plate, rods, stoning, sanding, polishing and playtesting each one. It is $220 shipped for the Saber return to U.S.

D9EA6EFE-3B5D-472E-9616-11AD64507B0F (resized).jpegAD297E8F-217C-4426-AF47-09BBB4964D6F (resized).jpegCCE62133-027A-4E94-8BA7-B5C9DE891060 (resized).jpeg71B3EEA7-35DC-438A-870F-C80648513EDF (resized).jpeg3108C2D4-5F33-4D7E-97D5-B18C463CF609 (resized).jpeg392101DC-E49B-4E4F-8705-603E32B09485 (resized).jpeg6204743A-5135-4E47-A5AA-A797460DCE0F (resized).jpeg4C0C207C-5FF0-43D0-92A1-9827DAD569D7 (resized).jpeg82902019-65CE-465B-B6A5-8B711AB1ABE5 (resized).jpeg
#19 47 days ago

Looks cool

3 weeks later
#20 20 days ago

I am stopping this mod as I just cant find a good enough variation of the concept for myself. The handle throws off the look and I have not enough interest to keep trying.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 59.99
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Pinball Shark
$ 399.95
Lighting - Led
Pin Stadium Pinball Mods
$ 399.95
Lighting - Led
Pin Stadium Pinball Mods
From: $ 18.00
Apparel - Men
Pinside Shop
From: $ 6,999.99
From: $ 30.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
JK Pinball
$ 8,899.00
Pinball Machine
Classic Game Rooms
From: $ 15.00
Playfield - Other
Rocket City Pinball
$ 6,699.00
Pinball Machine
Classic Game Rooms
$ 8,899.00
Pinball Machine
The Pinball Place
$ 6,699.00
Pinball Machine
The Pinball Place
$ 400.00
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
PinWoofer
From: $ 30.00
Cabinet - Other
Rocket City Pinball
$ 23.00
Flipper Parts
Precision Pinball prod.
$ 7.95
6,500
Machine - For Sale
Minneapolis, MN
Trade
Machine - For Trade
Palm Beach, FL
From: $ 105.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
Lermods
From: $ 39.00
6,200 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Centennial, CO
From: $ 9.00
Cabinet - Decals
Space Coast Pinball
$ 8,899.00
Pinball Machine
Old Town Pinball
$ 20.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
WilliPinball Mods
$ 6,699.00
Pinball Machine
Old Town Pinball
$ 35.00
Various Other Swag
JK Pinball
From: $ 29.95
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Hookedonpinball.com
$ 30.00
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
PinWoofer
6,500
Machine - For Sale
Ankeny, IA
From: $ 130.00
Lighting - Backbox
Myth Pinball Parts Shop
$ 85.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
Diddy's Pinball Mods
Hey modders!
Your shop name here

Reply

Wanna join the discussion? Please sign in to reply to this topic.

Hey there! Welcome to Pinside!

Donate to Pinside

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run without any 3rd-party banners or ads, thanks to the support from our visitors? Please consider a donation to Pinside and get anext to your username to show for it! Or better yet, become a Pinside+ member!