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PostSubject: Bespin Luke Saber Variants   Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:24 pm

Received a Bespin Luke saber in the mail today, looking to complete my Ledy Luke. Wasn't sure what to look for exactly after studying the pictures, just vague hints of maybe some color differences and the little bit of excess plastic (looks thicker than flashing) on the end of the hilt, still I figured it doesn't matter as much since they do look almost identical, using the same molds. So, I did my proper studying, and found the two sabers I have aren't quite identical.

Now I did my level best to make sure these lined up perfectly, laying them side by side with the hilt against a ruler.

The new one (on the left) is just slightly bigger than the other, a little thicker bit wider hilt, and just a hair longer. I believe the smaller saber could be the result of making a copy somewhere along the way.

The buttons on the hilt are also just slightly offset from each other. Again, maybe this could have happened somewhere along the way when a copy was made.

But, they also have different EPM marks. The slightly larger saber on the left has a bit on the end of the hilt, which might not be an EPM at all, really. It's a bump that isn't quite as pronounced as the protrusion in the example pics of Ledy sabers. But the right saber does not have this bump, but has a small circle in the lower right corner of the hilt itself. Do I have something interesting, or is this all known? And are either one of these Ledy specific!

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PostSubject: Re: Bespin Luke Saber Variants   Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:45 pm

The Ledy saber shares that mould/shape but is a pale/translucent yellow. These 'Euro' sabers are known for slightly less precise production standards. Info courtesy of the bearded one: https://sites.google.com/site/lukebespinresearch/accessories/lightsaber
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PostSubject: Re: Bespin Luke Saber Variants   Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:18 pm

Thanks, AJ. Of course it makes sense now. The LL Bespin saber is not much different than the other LL sabers, down to common stress marks.

I was really hoping though that my "nippled" saber would make waves lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bespin Luke Saber Variants   Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:49 am

@aussiejames wrote:
The Ledy saber shares that mould/shape but is a pale/translucent yellow. These 'Euro' sabers are known for slightly less precise production standards. Info courtesy of the bearded one: https://sites.google.com/site/lukebespinresearch/accessories/lightsaber

Thanks for the Link AJ, just spent a few moments looking at his reasearch. Cool
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