Obi ANH upgrades

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by g-force, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. g-force

    g-force New Member

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    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/IMG_4210_small.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/IMG_4211_small.jpg[/image]

    All the parts are the most recent Roman parts (well, except for the transistors and calc bubbles), tweeked and painted by me.

    -G
     
  2. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    Purty.
    If it's an AFB version, how come the windvane looks so brown?
    If it's in the early stages of weathering. . . I'll just shut up.
     
  3. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. What did you use to brown the stem? And what did you do the grenade with? Nice job.
     
  4. g-force

    g-force New Member

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    The stem was put in Ammnoia fumes overnight. Just dump a bottle of household ammonia in ice-cream bucket, and put a piece of tupperware upside down in the bucket for a shelf to keep the part from being in the ammonia directly. The frag was painted with Rust-oleum "Hammered" paint in a kinda dark bronze color.

    Thanks for the compliments. I guess it's somewhere between "as built by" and "weathered".

    -G
     
  5. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    That's cool.
    Maybe it's the "Gently Used" version.
     
  6. MikeyX

    MikeyX Well-Known Member

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    I was a bit worried about the new emitter and the way it's open ended and the end of the threaded rod is visible, but as can be seen in your pic it can look really cool.

    Can't wait to get my last few parts. :D
     
  7. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Obi sabers have to be the best looking. Great job. I love the old-school feel.
     
  8. Darth Lars

    Darth Lars Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great looking saber? I also prefer a "gentle used" version. :)
     
  9. SirJediKnightTim

    SirJediKnightTim Well-Known Member

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    I agree, oldschool is the best. Very nice looking saber.
     
  10. g-force

    g-force New Member

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    Thanks for the compliments.

    -G
     
  11. Barnstormer

    Barnstormer Well-Known Member

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    The amonia-browning on the brass looks great.

    My brass stem is pretty permanently attached to my blued steel frag body, do the amonia fumes affect blued steel, either in a good way or a bad way?
     
  12. g-force

    g-force New Member

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    I'm not sure. I know it'll strip paint off pretty well though, so I wouldn't try it.

    -G
     
  13. Serafino

    Serafino Sr Member

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    Yeah I think it would either corrode through, or remove as acid would, the bluing.
     
  14. Romans Empire

    Romans Empire Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol

    Ah crud... Now I have another "version" to add to my collection. :lol

    Very nice...
     
  15. jrschmd

    jrschmd New Member

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    Very nice. I did mine in the ROTS scheme but kept the one transister and calc bubbles.
     
  16. nash

    nash Well-Known Member

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    looks awesome guys. I cant wait to get my AFBB version together. Im currently doing a group order through Roman. I wish I had all the parts already. :D
     

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