Showoff: Cast from screen-used ANH Medal of Yavin

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James Kenobi 1138

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A few years ago I was lucky to get in on a run of cast from screen-used Yavin Medals from SD Studios/Steve D.

Steve had obtained a 1st Gen medal cast right off the screen-used one in epoxy resin with zero shrinkage. It was molded and and mine is a 2nd Gen cast.

I had messaged Steve to see how much clean-up/filling/sanding it needed as it's a little rough looking. I was advised that these copies are pretty much dead-accurate, the actual medals were really a lot rougher then they look on-screen and if I wanted a screen accurate one I should keep the sanding to a minimum keeping all the warts, dings, and rough patches.

So a quick wash, primer, and paint. There are 3 holes on the top on the original that were used for an attachment method. I drilled down further into those holes and tapped them for some brass 4/40 screws.





I cut a 1/4 inch flat brass bar and drilled holes to match-up with the screws.





I was able to get the correct British Military Officers tie and did some quick sewing to finish the Medal up for the prop party this weekend.



 

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Dirty

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Looks good. Did not know that the medals were that rough looking. Have to go back and watch the movie again.
I thought the same thing especially for honoring someone but it turns out they are rough and I would have never noticed unless I read this. Great piece though
 

R2Dan

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I picked one of those up on here ages ago as well... I was about to dig it out of storage and finally finish it, did a google search for display options and found your thread :) They are indeed craptacular! :D
 

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jun

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Wow, never knew it was so rough..i think i've gotten use to looking at the MR version!
 

James Kenobi 1138

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Thanks guys ! I really love this little prop. So simple, but a direct connection to the movie. I'm really glad I picked up up.
 

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