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Thanks man! I think all good "in universe" prop replicas should have a great back story, for me it's half the fun of building the thing and it really helps me with the weathering if you know the "history" of the box.Well done! I dig the backstory to your box's history. Did you have any issues with the paint adhering to it? Did you prime it first?
I think those Kowa lenses are basically perfect. I was really drawn to them as soon as I saw them. I'd love to see your "famous" custom macro's when you've got them finished, what colour are you planning to paint the lenses? I was quite happy with the colours I chose, but I think there's probably even better colours out there that I may have to find if I build them again.Cool stuff!
I think I may have those exact Kowa lenses sitting in a box waiting to be installed on a new set of my “famous” Custom Macros!
I even have a bunch of old Hirose connectors like the one you used on the side of your Eumig. Plastic and metal versions.
I really like the paint job on the box!
I believe I did clearcoat the entire case prior to the tape lines, but just a small amount of clearcoat. Then I waited longer than I wanted to for it to dry, after which I put the tape down and carefully pressed by thumbnail into the tape along the lines I was painting to make sure it didn't bleed through. Combined that with just doing very thin coats until the area was covered meant that there was very little bleeding.Thanks for the reply - I should have included this question with my original: to get the crisp lines over the knobby surface, did you clear coat the tape line before laying down the color? I looks like you managed to avoid any bleeding under the tape due the irregular surface texture.
Oh wow, got any pictures? I'd love to see a different approach to the same box! It's just the right size for a DL-44, I bet it looks great.This looks amazing. Coincidentally I bought the exact same box to store my Han Solo DL44 - greebled it up and added some aurebesh stencilling etc. I also just thought the box looked very Star Wars when I saw it!
Thanks Mate, Absolutely no idea unfortunately I think it's probably some kind of weapon component. I'll try and dig out the before photos and see if they give any information.First I think it looks great. Any idea what this box was originally used for British equipment wise? GC
First I think it looks great. Any idea what this box was originally used for British equipment wise? GC
Thanks Mate, Absolutely no idea unfortunately I think it's probably some kind of weapon component. I'll try and dig out the before photos and see if they give any information.
Perfect thanks Mate. That's the one. You've demonstrated yet again that theRPF is the place to identify random old objects.I can actually help out with that. According to the eBay listing, it was "Originally used to transport KITE Image Intensifier", which appears to be a scope/sight for a rifle.
Thanks TuckerMan, I'm pretty happy with what I came up with. I tried to go for anything that Luke would theoretically be carrying around with him, basically anything that he would have on his belt or in his pockets, excluding any Imperial devices that he has throughout E.g. Grappling Hook.Awesome! I was wondering what you thought Luke might store in his case. Really cool to see what you came up with.
Very impressive !! I love the box! I think it’s perfect and ties into the swu. I can totally see Luke chuck this into the xwing…. Since you have a data port..
I would throw a couple of blinky square leds next to it! Give that port some purpose!
Fantastic job man!
Edit— I see a little round one! Perfect!