Star Wars Credits and Coinage - References and Recreation

Mara Jade's Father

Master Member
other then that they're the best of the fan makes I've seen online.
I still prefer these…

At first I was turned off at the price. I thought the coins were more like nickel to quarter size but now I see they are larger.


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So now it seems worth it although I would just get one and not a helmet full. I hope he does the other republic coins too.
 

AnthonyD2199

Active Member
Trying to see if it was mentioned earlier, but is there any place to get metal Wupiupi replica coins?

Someone did a run of replica coins a year or two ago, I messaged to see if they're still available but I got no response.

According to Wookieepedia the coins they used are old Ottoman Empire coins, I found them on EBay and Etsy but they're over £100 each but they are over 200 years old so I guess thats fair.

I'm referring to the coins seen in The Visual Dictionary and the Star Wars website, I don't know if they appear in the films.
 

BetaCygni

New Member
Here's my version of *all four* types of "The Book of Boba Fett" credits seen in Chapter 5:"Return of the Mandalorian" (2:30 into the episode) on the table in the butcher shop where Mando goes to get his target of the bounty he's pursuing (Photo 1).
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I've tried to match what's seen in the show as far as size, color, and lettering/symbols as closely as I can with the information available.
They are double-sided and 3d printed in solid-color gold, gunmetal, silver, and copper PLA plastic.
They have embedded steel weights (that's why they're thicker than the show versions) to give them some heft, increasing the realism without making them too heavy (photo 2):
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Three of them (all but the copper) were in Boba Fett's helmet in Chapter 1. "Stranger in a Strange Land" at 18:12 into the episode.
Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land
Photo 3 shows those credits on the left with my recreation of that shot on the right.
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Three of these types of credits (not the copper ones) were also seen briefly in "The Mandalorian" Season 2 Episode 4 (i.e. Chapter 12) "The Siege" at 5:29 into the episode. Cara Dune picks up the credits from the table in the Armorer's workshop after she vanquishes the Aqualish marauders who are ransacking it.
Chapter 12: The Siege
Photo 4 shows those credits on the left with my recreation of that shot on the right.
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The color of what I'm calling the tri-corner credit was tricky to match. It's a gunmetal color, but with lots of blue in it. It all depends on the lighting and the background.

Photo 5 is a side-by-side picture of the credits on the table in the butcher shop scene with my credits. The butcher shop is more brightly lit than the shot where Cara Dune picks them up off the table in "The Mandalorian". In that scene they are very gray looking. There's also a couple of them seen in Boba's helmet. In that lighting they look almost black. Because the butcher shop scene is brightly lit, I used that color for my credits.
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AnthonyD2199

Active Member
I've been able to get a relatively clear look at the back of the tri-coin and here is what I believe the pattern of squares next to the credit sign to be.

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Vagabond Elf

Active Member
It looks to me like the "tricorner" might be pewter? That has a similar blue-silver colour, and would be pretty easy for the prop department to cast a whole schwack-load of.

Also, it looks to me like the details on the screen-used coins are embossed, whilst yours are mostly debossed. I'm curious - genuinely curious, this isn't a backhanded criticism - as to why you opted for debossing.
 

BetaCygni

New Member
It looks to me like the "tricorner" might be pewter? That has a similar blue-silver colour, and would be pretty easy for the prop department to cast a whole schwack-load of.

Also, it looks to me like the details on the screen-used coins are embossed, whilst yours are mostly debossed. I'm curious - genuinely curious, this isn't a backhanded criticism - as to why you opted for debossing.
As far as the color, I'm making mine with a 3D printer so I have to find a filament color that matches.
The ones I looked at that were labeled "gunmetal" or "pewter" looked too much like the filament I'm using for the silver tear-dropped shaped coin.
So I decided to emphasize the blue a little more. The filament I used has some aluminum particles in it for highlights and to provide some gray so it more closely matches the color in the well-lighted scene at the butcher shop.

It's a good question why I'm using what I call "engraving" for the the text and other details.
I appreciate you asking.
I've found that 3-d printed small embossed details don't stand up to handling. There isn't enough cohesion in the filament layers to withstand even a minimal amount of rubbing. It just breaks off.
The lettering is just too small on all the credits except perhaps the tear-dropped shaped one on the bottom where it just has "New Republic".
That brings up another issue with 3d printing. Whenever possible, I prefer to print my replicas as a complete item rather than two halves that I have to glue afterwards. I think that the inevitable seam doesn't look good. So I start the print with the bottom of the item on the print bed and keep going until I reach the top.

Printing small embossed details on the bottom of the a 3d printed item is even more difficult since the first layer has to adhere to the print surface (to anchor the item) *AND* to the rest of the item. That's fraught with problems.
So to make things look consistent on the top & bottom, I used engraving for the details on both sides. I found those to print very consistently with good quality.

The other discrepancy with the show credits is that they have a raised lip. That's easy enough to do on the top with a 3d printer, but on the bottom it raises the rest of the item off the print bed which is much trickier to print. So I chose to represent those lips where I could with insets and borders that were consistent on the top and the bottom.

Here's a couple of photos of my replica of the Batuu Spira "gift cards" found at Galaxy's Edge. I took some liberties to make a multi-denominational set of credits (I think, so far, there are only gold & silver versions). On the top, the lettering and other details are large enough that embossing them was okay and can withstand handling.

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The gift cards have wording on the back (legalease rather than something in-universe) so I decided to engrave the denomination along with a border on the bottom to make them look more interesting. Engraving these details on the bottom of the print works a lot better.
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My $100 value credit's color is most similar to the original $100 gift card:
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Mara Jade's Father

Master Member
I agree that would make them look more like in the shows, but I'm concentrating on making them as they appear at the "mint".;)
People who buy them have applied various treatments (like dark washes) to get the look they want.
Yes, but it would be of benefit for you to do at least one of each with a wash as an example of their potential. Some people just can’t envision beyond what they actually see.
 

Vagabond Elf

Active Member
It's a good question why I'm using what I call "engraving" for the the text and other details.
I appreciate you asking.
I've found that 3-d printed small embossed details don't stand up to handling. There isn't enough cohesion in the filament layers to withstand even a minimal amount of rubbing. It just breaks off.
The lettering is just too small on all the credits except perhaps the tear-dropped shaped one on the bottom where it just has "New Republic".
That brings up another issue with 3d printing. Whenever possible, I prefer to print my replicas as a complete item rather than two halves that I have to glue afterwards. I think that the inevitable seam doesn't look good. So I start the print with the bottom of the item on the print bed and keep going until I reach the top.

That makes sense. The props are probably either cast or stamped (real coins are essentially stamped) so embossing is a lot easier, but for 3d printing, sure, some compromises would be needed! Thanks for the insights.
 

BetaCygni

New Member
Here's my version of all three types of the Canto Bight casino coins seen in "The Last Jedi".

I've made them in the three different sizes and colors like in the movie.
They are double-sided and printed in solid-color gold, silver, and copper PLA plastic.
They have a crescent & circle in the center. The perimeter has Aurebesh letters and raised interlocking ridges just like in the movie.
Like all my other credits and coins, they have embedded steel weights to give them some heft, increasing the realism without making them too heavy.

The next to the last photos is a screen grab from the movie of a gambler with stacks of the three different types of coins in the casino on Canto Bight.
The last photo is from a Star Wars Visual Dictionary.
 

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Mara Jade's Father

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FYI for those interested..


I have also seen that they have the Republic coins seen in the Mandalorian but they are not pictured in the is story.

I figured there would be some sort of TM on back. Glad to see it was kept minimal.
 

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