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quote:

Nairod wrote:

Probably a vintage bike's reflector.
(for the ANH style)

For ESB/ROTJ and Prequel style (both different) I try to find a good plastic used for light covers...but I found nothing (I live in France)

Any others ideas?



Is ESB the light cover style? (I've not studied it enough to know the difference between each film...)
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try looking in an Auto parts store, for a replacement interior light cover.
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trim it to size.
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Here a pictures of the 3 eyes style that I know:

http://i70.servimg.com/u/f70/11/60/31/31/eyesco10.jpg

The first (on the left) is the ANH style.

Second is ESB/ROTJ style

Third is ROTS style.





*fixed image link*

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Thanks guys.... that should at least give me something to aim for.
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Great find D3po2.

Not exactly the same as the movie, but a great look!!

I'll see to an auto parts store ^^
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Can anyone tell me the actual size for the brass tube in the center of the eye?
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I created my own eye lights using 3 flat yellow LEDs mounted on a circuit board and a few resistors.

http://astromech.net/?q=gallery&g2_itemId=16309
http://astromech.net/?q=gallery&g2_itemId=16291
http://astromech.net/?q=gallery&g2_itemId=16312

Magnets mounted inside the head above and below the eyes hold them in place.

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i posted these on another forum a while back. both vintage motorcycle reflectors and have similarities to the thing they have used.
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http://forceoftheempire.forumsland.com/forceoftheempire.html
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For the eye holes, I use a 3/8" brass tube for hobby projects. I used a small Dremel grinder to enlarge the hole in the resin eye lense to accept the brass tube. You can find them at hobby or craft stores in different sizes. They are cheap on ebay too.

http://tinyurl.com/yatv2gk

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I was just poking around on eBay and found a set of the battery operated lights that seem perfect for the eyes. They are the LEDs, not the grain o' wheat bulbs but still they should do the trick. The set has 12 lights, so a few will have to be tucked off to the side or removed...

Not earth-shattering news, but at least there is an LED set of lights that should work. I am going to start a build diary on the weekend, I will put in a bit about installing the lights in the eyes once I have the lights in hand.
Bill
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