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    Feb 13, 2008, 3:48 PM - Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #1

    Has anyone here painted/weathered the 12" Han Solo in Carbonite to look the one in Firefly? I'd appreciate any ideas or suggestions as to what the prop guys may have done to make it look like its does.

    The images below show the original carbonite block, then the Firefly version.

    Thanks everyone!

    ~KH
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    Feb 13, 2008, 4:15 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #2

    I never noticed that - Awesome!
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    Feb 13, 2008, 4:41 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #3

    Looks like they painted it bronze and weathered it.
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    Feb 13, 2008, 5:09 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #4

    It might even just be the yellowish lighting...
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    Feb 13, 2008, 5:16 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #5

    Patattack said: View Post
    It might even just be the yellowish lighting...

    Yep... I feel that way too. Mine looks that way depending on the lighting.
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    Feb 13, 2008, 6:31 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #6

    I don't think they did anything to it.
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    Feb 13, 2008, 6:44 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #7

    Patattack said: View Post
    It might even just be the yellowish lighting...
    It never occurred to me that it might be the lighting. Hmm...

    BoBoDohn said: View Post
    Yep... I feel that way too. Mine looks that way depending on the lighting.
    Really!?! I'll have to try out some different lighting and see what happens!

    Fetthunter said: View Post
    I don't think they did anything to it.
    Well, that sure would save some time and effort, wouldn't it!?!?

    Personally, I still can't help but think they did a little something to it, though. Either way, I'd like to achieve that look without lighting, if possible! F-N-S, I like you idea of painting it bronze and then weathering it! Perhaps I'll give that a go and see what happens!

    Thanks for the input everybody! It's appreciated!
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    Feb 14, 2008, 4:15 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #8

    i watched the complete series in english and in german within the last few month but i didnīt noticed the solo panel...
    nice find!
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    Feb 14, 2008, 4:42 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #9

    RoCKo said: View Post
    i watched the complete series in english and in german within the last few month but i didnīt noticed the solo panel...
    nice find!
    It is pretty neat that they included 'ole Han! But I can't take credit for first noticing it! Actually, it's pretty old news. I first noticed Han in the episode Heart of Gold, sometime early last year (I was actually getting screen grabs for Mal's pistols at the time). Naturally, I got excited about it! So, I got online to see if others knew about and sure enough, loads of folks were already savvy to it!! That's how I found out that Han also appears in The Message next to Kaylee's hammock!!
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    Feb 14, 2008, 7:42 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #10

    I believe I know who put that in there and where it resides today.
    patience will tell all.
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    Mar 1, 2008, 11:02 AM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #11

    robstyle said: View Post
    I believe I know who put that in there and where it resides today.
    patience will tell all.
    Anything to reveal yet?
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    Mar 1, 2008, 6:19 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #12

    your not very patient are you?
    Youll know when it hits.
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    Mar 1, 2008, 6:39 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #13

    robstyle said: View Post
    your not very patient are you?
    Youll know when it hits.
    Oh, I can wait. I was just bored and thought I'd give this a bump. I'll wait in silence from here on out.....
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    Mar 15, 2008, 8:11 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #14

    So, is it the 12" figure version that cam with the 12" action figure. (doll ) Or is it the expensive 12" sculpture?
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    Mar 31, 2008, 1:38 AM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #15

    KnightAsylum said: View Post
    I never noticed that - Awesome!
    Ditto!! I have watched Firefly at least 3 times through and have never seen that! Very Cool. What Episode is it in?
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    Mar 31, 2008, 2:01 AM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #16

    Ground_Trooper said: View Post
    Ditto!! I have watched Firefly at least 3 times through and have never seen that! Very Cool. What Episode is it in?
    Can't tell about the one behind Mal, but Kaylee is in her hammock there in "The Message," listening to Tracey's recording, the doc comes in to speak to her but doesn't.
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    Mar 31, 2008, 6:43 AM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #17

    jason1976 said: View Post
    So, is it the 12" figure version that cam with the 12" action figure. (doll ) Or is it the expensive 12" sculpture?
    I'm not really sure. The one I have is the cheapy 12" figure version, so it stands to reason that the one in the show is the other, expensive version!!!

    Jumpin Jax said: View Post
    Can't tell about the one behind Mal, but Kaylee is in her hammock there in "The Message," listening to Tracey's recording, the doc comes in to speak to her but doesn't.
    The one behind Mal is in "Heart of Gold." Mal is sitting and the table in the galley cleaning his guns.
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    Mar 31, 2008, 6:53 AM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #18

    Yeah, I got the chepy one too. I think they say in the visual companion that it also shows up in the cockpit a few times, but I've never been able to spot it there. (it would have made since as one of Wash's toys. )
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    Mar 31, 2008, 10:43 AM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #19

    Ground_Trooper said: View Post
    What Episode is it in?

    Duh....I now notice you have the episode names on the images.

    Sorry!
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    Mar 31, 2008, 10:49 AM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #20

    Ground_Trooper said: View Post
    Ditto!! I have watched Firefly at least 3 times through and have never seen that! Very Cool. What Episode is it in?
    keelhauler said: View Post
    I'm not really sure. The one I have is the cheapy 12" figure version, so it stands to reason that the one in the show is the other, expensive version!!!



    The one behind Mal is in "Heart of Gold." Mal is sitting and the table in the galley cleaning his guns.
    I have the Attakus Version ($315) I paid $225 for it & I think I have a 12" Version that I bought from Mirax_H over at TDH. I will have to go over to my storage unit & find it & compare. But I think that the Attakus one is "Thicker".

    I'll do some research & see what I can figure out.
  21. jason1976 is offline jason1976
    Mar 31, 2008, 6:59 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #21

    Well isn't the Attackus version attached to a black basE? If so, is it removeble? If it's not, then since I don't see a black base in the screen caps, I would say it may just be the 12" version.
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    Mar 31, 2008, 8:17 PM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #22

    KnightAsylum said: View Post
    I never noticed that - Awesome!
    jason1976 said: View Post
    Well isn't the Attackus version attached to a black basE? If so, is it removeble? If it's not, then since I don't see a black base in the screen caps, I would say it may just be the 12" version.
    It is not "Attached" it sits & leans on the base. It is totally removable.
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    Apr 26, 2009, 8:38 AM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #23

    jason1976 said: View Post
    So, is it the 12" figure version that cam with the 12" action figure. (doll ) Or is it the expensive 12" sculpture?
    Thanks to the Firefly Archive (http://www.fireflyarchive.com/haninc...carbonite.html) we now know it is not the cheap version.
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    Apr 26, 2009, 8:41 AM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #24

    Damn! I bought the wrong one
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    Apr 26, 2009, 11:14 AM - Re: Firefly - Han Solo Carbonite Paint Question #25

    F-N-S said: View Post
    Damn! I bought the wrong one
    yep, me too!

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