Elstree Precision Co Ltd Gauntlet Laser (Rocket)

boba87fett

Admin
Staff member
Hi everyone!

John, Dragomir and the fine folks at Elstree Precision Co Ltd have started the next project we are collaborating on - remaking the original metal Boba Fett left gauntlet “laser” (better known as rocket).

Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 12.51.58 PM.png


Dragomir remembers much about how he made them by hand originally over 40 years ago. The prototyping phase is now underway.

We are also hard at work verifying measurements with known resources so that everything will end up perfect.

More to come soon!

- Steven

5BE0A671-F04F-40A2-94CC-63E05AAC0E19.jpeg

3C844369-3A0F-4C0B-932C-25528EA8C9D9.jpeg

8F437741-D40C-4A14-8E9C-E3A1A15FA83A.jpeg
 
Last edited:
Wow. These guys are awesome! I can provide my 3D model if needed.
Thanks Levi! Dragomir actually believes he has everything he needs to get it done the old fashioned way. I’ll let you know if he needs the reference though. Really appreciate the offer!
 
October 6th:

Update from John today. He says, “The drilling is done on a mill. Like a fancy pillar drill. Set co-ordinates then drill all 36 holes manually.”

F2B2281D-6CFC-4973-8539-C7B345A29BE0.jpeg

C6574B0F-C629-4952-9CC6-01527EFC1424.jpeg


“This is a lathe. Drago & Chris calculated the angle and turned the metal with a cutting tool.”

1B4F144A-0A70-43B4-AB33-2B15F2F43644.jpeg


Here are the first several prototypes of the cone. Elstree Precision is making great effort to reproduce exact replicas of the original gauntlet laser (rocket).

202D5575-EC48-4B60-B28A-4C4280A6155F.jpeg


Each prototype is compared to photos and measurements taken from real screen used, gauntlet lasers. Then, corrections are made and another prototype made

A4B0AE11-A8E2-4D8E-832A-C23E0988F0F3.jpeg


More work to do!
 
Last edited:
It is very tricky to line up the prototype photos against screen caps or exhibit photos of the production pieces, so we are fortunate to have measurements provided to us based on the original lasers.

Making even the smallest adjustments have an effect on so many things. John and his team are taking great care in creating lasers that are as true to the originals as they can possibly get.

As such, Prototype #5 looks fantastic and is very close to the originals! Check out the copper cone.

2D921635-CA1B-4A80-976E-917F23C8D233.jpeg
 
Back
Top