I love the handle the way it looks just the pommel and the emitter needs changed to that
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I gotta say….
This attempt looks great. The textured/dark look of the secondary tone on the grips looks spot on.
Only disadvantage The recessed areas of the main grip are more satin/flat compared to the high gloss of the rest of the parts.
I have asked the factory to try the last sample in flat black anodizing for us to decide to see if it could be more cohesive.
Then we can compare and see what combo looks best
Getting really excited!
Here is the thing. The other option the grey area did not look textured and the recessed areas looked a little too glossy.I think the aesthetic of Shane’s work was better, the black parts should be glossy and the raised grips should be a dark greyish textured look. This version is too monochrome.
Here is the thing. The other option the grey area did not look textured and the recessed areas looked a little too glossy.
This 2nd attempt the grey areas looked textured and spot on but the recessed areas look a little to matte compared bro rest of the body.
We don't know exactly the finsih, if it's glossy or matte.
I think everyone sees the renders that the original artist of the prop shared and just assume the end product ended up being as shiny and glossy as that render. Renders typically show a very glossy finish, but in reality on set a matte finish may have been used especially on a set for a galaxy far far away where things typically are not glossy and shiny unless made by the empire.
There may also be a difference between the season 1 and season 2 surface finish.
We are just trying to find the right balance.
Yes the black areas are glossy and the raised areas on the handle are greyish. I really hope we can get the look that Shane did.
the hero prop does not hold a blade.Looks like these screws at the emitters side are not on the hero prop. Still possible to have it without those screws like seen the recent boba episode?
Shane did both powder coating test.Yes the black areas are glossy and the raised areas on the handle are greyish. I really hope we can get the look that Shane did.
There is around 170 reservesCan you provide an update on how many reserves have been made? Is there a brief summary on what the blade will cost? Trying to figure out the total price before making a decision on making a reservation without reading back through all 17 pages.
I would at least like to see an assembled hilt with the gloss finish before committing.Hey Everyone I think we could safely say that the matte black finish is not desirable.... the glossier the better it seems....
So I may ask the factory to skip trying a matte black finish.
I really think our first attempts were the best