Anakin Starkiller FX V2 - Aging Weathering & Stencil Tutorial (Master Thread)

mrwax

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Wait, now Roman ALSO has a V2?!

So there's the SH coming soon, AND Roman's?!
I know, I don't facebook, so I was pretty confused to the references. But it looks great, and I have little doubt Roman will be getting even more of my money. Do I really need a third V2? Apparently!
 

Halliwax

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I will be starting a Romans V2 thread tonight, his being steel I don’t want to confuse people in here with aging chemicals..

Many members tend to not read the entire thread.. if the beginning of this thread says a14, and the end says b12 they could possibly wasted time and material.. and damage their sabers
 

DaveP

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Hi Halliwax, I've been thinking a lot about this thread (which is great by the way) in preparation for my ISYHCANL build. Just wondering what your thoughts are on self etch primer? I was intending on using one, but having seen your results, I'm wondering if it's necessary? My concern is that Rustoleum don't appear to do a black SE primer, and I'm a bit wary of mixing brands. Also, there's the problem of having a visible cross section of the paint layer (not a problem on the black part obviously if I find a suitable brand, but might not look great on the copper part of the neck). Just wondering what your thoughts are? Do you think I'll be ok going on to bare aluminium if I rough it up a bit prior to application?
 

Halliwax

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Hi Halliwax, I've been thinking a lot about this thread (which is great by the way) in preparation for my ISYHCANL build. Just wondering what your thoughts are on self etch primer? I was intending on using one, but having seen your results, I'm wondering if it's necessary? My concern is that Rustoleum don't appear to do a black SE primer, and I'm a bit wary of mixing brands. Also, there's the problem of having a visible cross section of the paint layer (not a problem on the black part obviously if I find a suitable brand, but might not look great on the copper part of the neck). Just wondering what your thoughts are? Do you think I'll be ok going on to bare aluminium if I rough it up a bit prior to application?
No primer required if you clean the surface correctly

Originals never used primer, and probably weren’t cleaned or prepped correctly either lol
 

DaveP

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No primer required if you clean the surface correctly

Originals never used primer, and probably weren’t cleaned or prepped correctly either lol
That's good to know. Thanks! I'll forget the primer then. Good to know it'll be screen accurate too :) Cheers (y)
 

Halliwax

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Any news on an insert to add weight?
I designed a aluminum plug that is machined to the inside diameter of the starkiller v2. I actually had a local shop give me a quote on having 50 made. And was planning on doing a “plug” run

But my real job has taken up all my time, and I still have to open up a legit business account for PayPal..

My plug has recess for the coneknob and set screws that hold the starkiller v2 together. It’s still at the shop, but I might have some pictures of it at home

It’s nothing fancy, just a cylinder that slides inside that fits tolerance tight
 

newmagrathea

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Halliwax Have you looked into Archive-X paints? They have replicated the original Floquil paint colors that were used on the ship models, they could have been what was used for the brown/brass section. Roof brown looks like one that might be a decent match.
 

Halliwax

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Halliwax Have you looked into Archive-X paints? They have replicated the original Floquil paint colors that were used on the ship models, they could have been what was used for the brown/brass section. Roof brown looks like one that might be a decent match.
I have that written down somewhere, but never looked into it.

I wouldn’t mind trying it, any special place you can order them from? Love to try them and document it
 

liqfff

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I just received 89saber Luke V2.
But it takes a long time to polish.
Your tutorial is excellent.
Thank you for your tutorial.
I will receive the template soon to complete this great project.
 

Dougiefresh80

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I designed a aluminum plug that is machined to the inside diameter of the starkiller v2. I actually had a local shop give me a quote on having 50 made. And was planning on doing a “plug” run

But my real job has taken up all my time, and I still have to open up a legit business account for PayPal..

My plug has recess for the coneknob and set screws that hold the starkiller v2 together. It’s still at the shop, but I might have some pictures of it at home

It’s nothing fancy, just a cylinder that slides inside that fits tolerance tight
Sounds great. Would it fit my builders kit version too?
 
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