What a REAL Obi-Wan AFBB might have looked like...UPDATED

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Romans Empire

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**EDIT**
So I tried the satin clamp and machine finish balance pipe, and I wasn't too please (sorry I didn't take pics).

However, I decided to polish up the brass windvane and leave the black areas flat... and BINGO! I'm happy with the results. Mostly shiny, but not as shiny as the MR version. :)

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**ORIGINAL**
So I've always liked the Obi-Wan AFBB, but lately haven't been liking it sooooo shiny. So I thought it might be fun to make one with flat/semi-flat black surfaces, and less shiny neck.

The frag body & booster are black oxide. No paint.
The windvane is brass-black(ed)
The only paint is on the 16-hone emitter section.

I'm not sure about the results. I may end up making the frag body & booster flat black for a sharper contrast. What do you think?

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superjedi

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Re: What a REAL Obi-Wan AFBB might have looked like.....

Yeah, you should probably just toss it. . .

. . . into a box and send it my way. ;)

Looks excellent!
 

NeoRutty

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Re: What a REAL Obi-Wan AFBB might have looked like.....

Looks sweet!I wanted to compare to mine (In case I wanted to make tweaks) , but alas it is packed til June.
 

bookface

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Re: What a REAL Obi-Wan AFBB might have looked like.....

I've always imagined it might be more like Luke's rotj, with more of a satin finish to the bare metal parts like the emitter and clamp. Nice job though!
 

Romans Empire

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Re: What a REAL Obi-Wan AFBB might have looked like.....

Thanks guys

I've always imagined it might be more...of a satin finish... like the emitter and clamp.
Agreed. That's the way I was originally going to go, but changed my mind at the last minute... since I'm not too jazzed about the look I got, I'll probably change out the clamp & emitter to satin finish. :thumbsup
 

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Sym-Cha

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Re: What a REAL Obi-Wan AFBB might have looked like.....

Looks great ... indeed a little less chrome and you're done ... since I have several replica's here with the same kind of D-ring that you used ... I just wondered what's the origin of that particular shape? ... Even my 'vintage' Parks and Gavidoc use them :wacko

Chaim
 

scottjua

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Re: What a REAL Obi-Wan AFBB might have looked like.....

Looks purty!

But I think satin as-new Graflex style would be suitable. The ROTS chrome-y look never Jived with me for some reason.
 

mugatu

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Re: What a REAL Obi-Wan AFBB might have looked like.....

I really like it. That is what I'd want. Just like that one.
 

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