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Farmboy saber

Postby yoda » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:45 pm

Guys could someone give me advice on the above title. Should all Farmboy sabers float? It's floating but when I push it under it sinks like a brick.
Is this normal?
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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby Michael Sith » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:41 pm

Hi mate have a look here, see if that helps at all

http://www.imperialgunnery.com/floatdroplighttest.htm
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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby yoda » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:49 pm

Michael Sith wrote:Hi mate have a look here, see if that helps at all

http://www.imperialgunnery.com/floatdroplighttest.htm


Thanks Michael I have been looking at that myself its hard because it looks ok from the pictures. I am still baffled it's floating then sinks when I push it under. I bought this figure from a guy who was 100% its ok now I am not sure.
Someone on here is interested on the figure but I want to make sure I don't sell him a fake.
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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby Michael Sith » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:52 pm

I would wait and see if any of the experts chip in bud ( I'm obviously not one) but for me I thought if you tap a saber, or push it under when float testing and it sinks to the bottom then it's a fake, but I may stand corrected.
You are doing the right thing though in asking the question before you sell on. Like I say, hopefully one of the more learned guys will chip in for you mate.
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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby yoda » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:19 pm

Michael Sith wrote:I would wait and see if any of the experts chip in bud ( I'm obviously not one) but for me I thought if you tap a saber, or push it under when float testing and it sinks to the bottom then it's a fake, but I may stand corrected.
You are doing the right thing though in asking the question before you sell on. Like I say, hopefully one of the more learned guys will chip in for you mate.

Yeah I am starting to feel that also about the saber. It pisses me off, this guy I bought it from I thought I could have trusted him he's sold alot of vintage starwars. He gave his word it was fine before I paid it just shows the type of people you can end up dealing with.
But as you say we'll get a few more opinions before I bin it. Maybe the guy I bought it from could still be ok :? At least if I can be sure I can let the rest of yous know he sells repro and can't be trusted on his word. Everyone can make a mistake but I am now having doubts if it was maybe deliberate.
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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby Michael Sith » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:24 pm

Post up some close up pics as well, that may help.
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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby yoda » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:32 pm

Michael Sith wrote:Post up some close up pics as well, that may help.

Yes I'll get them up tomorrow hopefully that will help
Thanks for all the advice Michael.
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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby M4K3R1 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:39 am

Float test is not 100% valid with lightsabers, it helps as a starting point, but you cant distinguish real from repro lightsabers based on the float test alone. Depending on the lightsaber type, flat tips, round tips, repros, they all perform differently depending on the type of saber.
Your description matches an original flat tip lightsaber, floats, and can also sink when pushed or droped in water. I guess you have a flat tip if the figure is a farm boy, based on your description. Round tips are a completely different story, there are repros that are a perfect match in every way, plastic colour, float, glow under UV just like an original. Some farm boys can also have a round tip saber from memory, (I could be wrong), these particular round tip repros are almost impossible to tell apart.
To give an accurate opinion, a photo, in natural sunlight is best.
Look for letters on flat tip hilts.
Round tips need to be very closely looked at, and possibly you wont get a definite answer from a photo.
That would be your best way to start.

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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby yoda » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:34 am

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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby M4K3R1 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:52 am

Does it have a definitive mold seem all the way around the saber, and can you feel the seem when you run your finger across the seem?
Does it have any excess flashing, even a small amount.
The good thing I can see with yours is that it sinks when you tapped it down,
the repros which are a perfect match in every way for the round tips is that they will not sink at all.
The only other thing I could sugest is the measurement, (edit removed measuremnets)
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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby yoda » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:16 am

Ok thank you for the help. I never realised how to spot repro in such detail.
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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby M4K3R1 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:30 am

No problem,
unfortunately these round tip repros really are a perfect match in every way, and you have to go to some extra lengths to distinguish the 2 apart.
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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby yoda » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:34 am

Thanks for the help :D
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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby M4K3R1 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:43 am

Would be good if you could remove the measurements for your post,
some info we need to keep to our selves.

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Re: Farmboy saber

Postby Joe » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:16 am

M4K3R1 wrote:Would be good if you could remove the measurements for your post,
some info we need to keep to our selves.


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