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    Aug 11, 2017, 8:08 AM - My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #1

    After being lucky enough to grab one of Anakin Starkiller's "unibody" kits at the last minute and finally completing my replica with the final details (installing the D-ring & plate nut, finishing up the weathering, etc...) I thought I'd show a few pics. I'm really satisfied of that one, so I had to share. Here goes!
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    Aug 11, 2017, 8:33 AM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #2

    Very nice job you done there Filandrius....very nice indeed! Shame I can't enlarge the photos to see the details
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    Aug 11, 2017, 9:04 AM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #3

    You can rightclik to open in a separate tab. Its big resolution.. just a bit noisy because of the ISO
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    Aug 11, 2017, 9:27 AM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #4

    Scote said: View Post
    You can rightclik to open in a separate tab. Its big resolution.. just a bit noisy because of the ISO
    Thanks Scote but I have tried that already....oh well!
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    Aug 11, 2017, 9:59 AM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #5

    Kylo1 said: View Post
    Very nice job you done there Filandrius....very nice indeed! Shame I can't enlarge the photos to see the details
    That's weird, because when I click a picture it opens up to full screen, pretty much! Anyway, thanks for the nice words.
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    Aug 11, 2017, 11:26 AM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #6

    Looks great! Which methods did you use to weather ir?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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    Aug 11, 2017, 12:42 PM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #7

    When I got the blank I started out by throwing it around on a concrete slab (mainly to dent the emitter face, but also to create random bends and scratches) Then I deburred it in my case tumbler, which removed machine marks, dulled the surface and softened the edges. Afterwards I darkened the metal with a bath of diluted Easy Off and applying Aluminum Black with a rag (focusing on the booster area)

    For weathering the paint job I started out by using Trooper_trent's stencils. Then I removed some (freshly sprayed) paint randomly from the edges with a Q-tip dipped in paint thinner. When the paint was cured, I applied a wash of diluted acrylic copper paint on the windvane, then I buffed the whole thing extensively to emulate years regular handling. That's pretty much it!
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    Aug 11, 2017, 1:08 PM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #8

    It's...beautiful.
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    Aug 11, 2017, 8:25 PM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #9

    Epic mate

    freakin beautiful, it is
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    Aug 11, 2017, 11:12 PM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #10

    It looks great! What kinda paint did you use?
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    Aug 12, 2017, 9:23 AM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #11

    Tremclad (Rustoleum) Professional Rust Enamel - Flat Black. A very thin coat after masking the emitter's nipple and the pommel. I didn't bother masking the rings, I wiped the paint off with a rag dipped in paint thinner while the paint was still wet.
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    Aug 12, 2017, 1:05 PM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #12

    Probably the best weathering of the windvane I've seen. Matches up perfectly with the newer photos we've seen IMO. Great job!
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    Aug 13, 2017, 9:46 AM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #13

    i am super impressed with the weathering!! i love the color you got the aluminum! is that aluminum black you used?!
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    Aug 13, 2017, 9:14 PM - Re: My ROTJ V2 "Unibody" Luke Lightsaber #14

    Yep! I went over the whole saber with rag dipped in the stuff, focusing on the booster. Any unwanted blotches and spot I've got rid of with my case tumbler.

    Thanks a lot for the nice words, it's really appreciated.

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