REFURBISHING an MR Obi-Wan ANH

Romans Empire

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So finally I picked up an MR Obi-Wan ANH off eBay last week for a really sweet price... problem was someone had tried to disassemble it and scratched off/messed up a lot of the finish (that's why the sweet price ;) ).

While it did look weathered, it didn't look like MR originally intended. Here's what was wrong with it :

- Scratched finish on emitter & windvane neck
- Missing paint on center & lower grips
- Missing transistors & washer
- Missing brass flat-head screw on clamp

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I'm not done yet, but here's where I'm at so far :


Removed paint from outer surface of grenade :
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Removed all paint from lower grips (kinda looks like a booster ;) ) :
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Applied leather brown semi gloss to entire grenade :
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Applied flat black to lower grips :
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Touched up windvane neck with flat black :
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Applied light "dusting" of flat black to surface area of grenade :
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Applied correct size flat-head brass screw :
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Applied accurate transistors :
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Still need to redo finish on emitter section and on transistors & washer. :cheers
 

James Kenobi 1138

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The paint missing from the grenade 2 frags looks like they were trying to emulate the look of the saber as it appeared in Tunsia.
 

Romans Empire

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Thanks guys! :)

The paint missing from the grenade 2 frags looks like they were trying to emulate the look of the saber as it appeared in Tunsia.
I hadn't thought of that... But from the looks of it, I really think someone tried to take this poor thing apart. It's got clamp-marks. The 16-hole emitter section was partially pulled out. The clamp has a half-circle scratched in to it from were they tried to unscrew the lever, so now the lever is quite flimsy. Missing transistors. The wires from booster to clamp are half cut. It was a real mess. :wacko
 
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