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Star Wars Darksaber mod. (Not going forward)

By Loganpinball

88 days ago

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#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.

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#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..
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#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!

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

#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.

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#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!

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#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.
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#15 52 days ago

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

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#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??

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#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..

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#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.

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#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.

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