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

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Obiflex

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Has anyone used a self etching primer on this hilt, or any aluminium hilt for that matter? I've got a can on the way and wondering how well the stencil holds up (its black coloured).

I've recently moved over to Rustoleum acrylic for these hilts as the enamels over here are pretty rubbish and the acrylic is holding much better. Etching paint should hopefully hold the paint on even more. Ideally I'd like to have a hilt that isn't clear coated.... besides the booster which is heavily patinaed.. and can handle being a fx hilt which is reguarly handled. May just be a pipe dream.
 

AstroZopyros

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This may be a silly question, or a super known question. Does Anakin Starkiller sell his V2's strictly through the RPF here? Or does he have a website?
 

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Halliwax

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UPDATE: if you saw my video, please hold up

DO NOT do anything to your chunks until further notice, we are working on this
 

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AstroZopyros

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Halliwax, why doesn’t the mystery chunk look like the boot studs? Come along, I’ll show ya!

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Great job man!! I can’t wait to get my hands on a vintage chunk! I’ve got a vintage knob and clamp, she’s the last piece to the puzzle for now
 

Sieg

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I went through these videos again because I gotta get back on this project and needed to see what I had to buy paint-wise, and I gotta say fantastic work as always Halliwax ! The windvane stuff with the paint layers is awesome, and I was happy to see the kabob skewer trick. I had thought of that too because I noticed a lot of V2 paintjobs around where the paint looks way too new and even, especially on the edges where it should look like it's scraped off. I was going to use coffee stirrers to get the same effect , but a kabob skewer seems way better so thanks for that! My only big question is are there any good patterns/reference for the ring chips? That's the only part I'm not too sure about now. I know the stencils don't have anything for the rings, but I noticed in the video you seem to have a good idea where they were and had put some masking tape in certain places on the paint video. Any help would be much appreciated!
 

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AstroZopyros

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I went through these videos again because I gotta get back on this project and needed to see what I had to buy paint-wise, and I gotta say fantastic work as always Halliwax ! The windvane stuff with the paint layers is awesome, and I was happy to see the kabob skewer trick. I had thought of that too because I noticed a lot of V2 paintjobs around where the paint looks way too new and even, especially on the edges where it should look like it's scraped off. I was going to use coffee stirrers to get the same effect , but a kabob skewer seems way better so thanks for that! My only big question is are there any good patterns/reference for the ring chips? That's the only part I'm not too sure about now. I know the stencils don't have anything for the rings, but I noticed in the video you seem to have a good idea where they were and had put some masking tape in certain places on the paint video. Any help would be much appreciated!I
I do mine by hand based on all the references we have to date. I try to do it within about 2-4 hours of painting so it chips rather easily! Scroll through some threads as well as google to find all the angles of it and save them to a folder on your phone as a personal reference.
Hope this helps man :)
 

Sieg

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I do mine by hand based on all the references we have to date. I try to do it within about 2-4 hours of painting so it chips rather easily! Scroll through some threads as well as google to find all the angles of it and save them to a folder on your phone as a personal reference.
Hope this helps man :)
Gotcha. Thank you! I will do what I can! I figured I could eyeball it, but I wasn’t sure if there was a lack of reference for the grenade section because Trooper Trent didn’t put them in the stencils. I thought it might be kind of futile to look for references I don’t have access to or something and maybe Halliwax might know something he doesn’t IDK. Basically I was overthinking it!
 

Praxis Visuals

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Halliwax I just received my Roman's STEEL v2... Can I use that same Bernzomatic torch to the emitter on steel? Or will I need something a little more heavy duty? (apologies if you've answered this already, I just can't seem to find where you did if you have already) Thanks! :)
 

Halliwax

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Halliwax I just received my Roman's STEEL v2... Can I use that same Bernzomatic torch to the emitter on steel? Or will I need something a little more heavy duty? (apologies if you've answered this already, I just can't seem to find where you did if you have already) Thanks! :)

I seriously do not recommend denting the Romans emitter

I have a video coming out next week with my steel v2 And what I did to it

Steel doesn’t dent like aluminum and it doesn’t look right at all..

I ended up, well wait for the video it’s a surprise

But I seriously don’t recommend denting the romans
 
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zachman8910

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I seriously do not recommend denying the Romans emitter

I have a video coming out next week with my steel v2 And what I did to it

Steel doesn’t dent like aluminum and it doesn’t look right at all..

I ended up, well wait for the video it’s a surprise

But I seriously don’t recommend denting the romans
Not recommended, but can be done. It’s very difficult to do without leaving marks. Interested to see your video.
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Trooper_trent

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zachman8910

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YIKES! I applaud you for being able to do that and I'd definitely like to see your process. But holy hell that looks like it took some effort. You can just see it in the bends that it' not like aluminum at all!
Well it did require a lot of heat, brass drive pinch, and a large hammer.
Secured the emitter in a vice with some large washers and a bolt.

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BRRogers

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Are you guys not getting it red hot?
Red heat, quenched surrounding, and a smooth wooden dowel would work if I had to guess. (Haven’t done it though)

probably voids the warrantee :p
 

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