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

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  1. Romans Empire

    Romans Empire Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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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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  2. 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!
     
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  3. 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.
     
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  4. 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!
     
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  5. Romans Empire

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

    Thanks guys

    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
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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.
     
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  8. Boba Flint

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

    I like it!
     
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  9. mugatu

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    I really like it. That is what I'd want. Just like that one.
     
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  10. thd9791

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

    I'll agree on that satin finished metal!
     
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  11. enrico

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

    Love it!
    Great work you've done Roman:thumbsup
     
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  12. Romans Empire

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    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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  13. thd9791

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    The polished brass seems to "go" with the chrome - very nice!
     

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