Done / Completed Solid aluminum Beskar Steel («COVID BRICKS») SOLD OUT

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xbadcardx

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I got mine today and they are spectacular. I’m really impressed with the way the ripple pattern wraps all the way around every side uninterrupted. You can tell Lukyanov really put a lot of design effort into these. The Imperial cog is perfect too. I almost hate to weather these they look so good.
 

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Ajkhunter

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Finally received my 2, fortunately only 1 corner out of them all were dent. So are there any tutorials on how to weather these? I’m so lost haha.
 

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MacBeath

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Finally received my 2, fortunately only 1 corner out of them all were dent. So are there any tutorials on how to weather these? I’m so lost haha.
If you're not keen on using aluminium black/chemicals, a similar effect can be achieved with a backwash (very watered down paint or a commercial wash like Citadel's Nuln Oil). Very fine sandpaper or steel wool can then be used to polish the raised design.
 

Ajkhunter

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If you're not keen on using aluminium black/chemicals, a similar effect can be achieved with a backwash (very watered down paint or a commercial wash like Citadel's Nuln Oil). Very fine sandpaper or steel wool can then be used to polish the raised design.
Awesome thank you so much for the help!
 

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Synz314

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Finally got mine today. There's a small nick along the top edge, but it's not noticeable once it's blackened.

I left the Alumablack on way too long on my first attempt. I had to start over by using 220 grit sandpaper. On my second attempt it came out much better after only leaving the Alumablack on for only a minute. This is just with 1000 grit sandpaper. It's easy to touch up any spots you're unhappy with with a fine brush.

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Thain

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Mine finally arrived today! I got giddy holding these things in my hand haha. However, really disappointed in the packaging, as both of them had some serious dings on at least 4 corners. Having to brave international shipping, these should have been shipped in a box. Like others, I was able to file them down and they look better, but still a bummer.

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Busted corners aside, these things are magnificent! The details are just as impressive as I'd imagined they'd be up close and I'm super excited to give them a wash of aluminum black and polish the high points!

Also...Beskar armor is technically an alloy, so I like to think that pure Beskar isn't impenetrable. It's strongest when fused with another metal - a pure ingot could probably pick up a few nicks and dings!
 

Jive Turkey

New Member
edit: Beskar In the SW universe is kind of like a bar of gold. We want them perfect as props, but have you ever seen a gold bar? Beat to hell. It’s more real world to have it be ‘used’.
My thoughts exactly. A few people seem really upset about any corner dings (and that's their preference. Totally cool and I'm not criticizing them), but I don't mind a little wear on the corners. Especially if we're all weathering them up anyway.
 

Jive Turkey

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Just got mine. Whos using what to weather?
Spray paint? Acrylic?

And using fine sand paper on a block? Or Steel wool? I'm new at this. Thanks.

There's a really great video a few pages back showing the weathering technique with the aluminum blacking product. Check that out. People are also using acrylic paint with great results.
I haven't weathered mine yet, but I wouldn't use steel wool. You're really only trying to take the weathering material off the raised areas. I would either place the sandpaper on a flat surface and rub the beskar across it or wrap the sandpaper in a block of wood.


I regret not buying a couple more. If anyone is selling theirs, I'd be interested. Otherwise I'll wait to see if there's ever another run
 

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Pilot

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After an unusually long trip from NY to ME, mine arrived... yesterday, apparently, with absolutely no notification from the post office LOL... but I have them in hand after grabbing the mail today, and all is right with the world. A couple of minor blemishes from the trip, but nothing at all concerning and I'll be proud to have these on display. Thanks so much Denis, I love them! :)
 

ZombieBait

Active Member
Bought two, so I did one with Aluminum Black and one with an acrylic wash, just for funsies. Have a few spots to fine tune, but...dang. I just love them to death. :)
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. I actually love them both. :)
 

PixelNibbler

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Mine finally arrived today! Nice one lukyanov these are ace. Going get some weathering going with Aluminum black and some 2000 grit.

I also picked up a couple from KR Sabers when I saw he's done a similar run. They are a fair bit smaller with deeper etching. I think the larger size feels much more like a worthwhile bounty payment tbh :D

Has anyone tracked down the actual dimensions of the screen used props yet?
 

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