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  1. VashDstampede's Avatar
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    Mar 26, 2003, 2:47 PM - Chest emblem INTEREST THREAD #1

    I wanted to try my hand in making these, but I just want to know the diameter of the circle. After that, I'll just scale everything according to some ref. pictures.

    If anyone knows, I would appreciate the info.

    Thanks,
    Ely
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    Mar 26, 2003, 3:03 PM - Re: Chest emblem diameter #2

    i remember a post with exact images .... i try to search

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    Mar 26, 2003, 3:07 PM - Re: Chest emblem diameter #3

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    Mar 26, 2003, 5:54 PM - Re: Chest emblem diameter #4

    Thanks secol. I'm going to make a vector image of the emblem as close as I can to the MoM pics. That graphic from the link came out to be 1.84" round. Is this the right size?
    It seems too small to me. What do you guys think?

    Ely
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    Mar 26, 2003, 10:50 PM - Re: Chest emblem diameter #5


    VashDstampede wrote:

    That graphic from the link came out to be 1.84" round. Is this the right size? It seems too small to me. What do you guys think?

    Ely
    Way too small. By my calculations using a known scale reference, it is either 2" or 2-1/16" in diameter.
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    Mar 27, 2003, 2:42 AM - Re: Chest emblem diameter #6

    *Eyes wide with exictement* OOh, OOh. Ely is making more stuff, Ely is making more stuff.

    Form an orderly queue, people.

    Let us know how it goes, dude. If they're any where near as good as the skulls, you'll have a lot of people interested I'm sure.

    Any idea on timescale and price?. I gotta get me some o' those bad boys. Your work rodks, dude.

    Si
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    Mar 27, 2003, 10:52 AM - Re: Chest emblem diameter #7

    Thanks BF, I'll probably make both sizes just in case
    . . . and Han Hunter. . . soon very soon

    Ely
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    Mar 27, 2003, 12:09 PM - Re: Chest emblem diameter #8

    I will be waiting too.
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    Mar 27, 2003, 3:40 PM - Re: Chest emblem diameter #9

    Count me in!
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    Mar 28, 2003, 8:55 PM - Re: Chest emblem diameter #10

    Here is the outline of my digitized emblem on top of the ref. pic I used. The circles don't match because I made them symetrical (unlike the one in the pic.)
    I'm thinking of doing a clean version, and maybe a weathered one, I'm not sure yet.

    Any suggestions would be helpful.
    This picture got stretched, but hopefully you get the idea
    Thanks,
    Ely
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    Mar 28, 2003, 9:56 PM - Re: Chest emblem diameter #11

    Lookin good there VashDstampede.
    A weathered one and a clean one would be cool, gives people a couple of options.(like the ROTJ and ESB shoulder decals, which are simply Awesome )
    Be sure to keep us updated on this project.(we are also very interested )



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    Mar 29, 2003, 3:30 PM - Re: Chest emblem diameter (PICS INSIDE) #12

    OK, here are some test prints.
    I'm still working on how to make the weathering look better.
    This is a tough one, but hopefully I will be able to do it.
    I'm also going to fix the registration on this so that no white around the blue will show and that the wheat fits exactly. The last one was sprayed after printing with an almond spray paint.
    Any suggestions, especially regarding color ( I think the blue should be darker)?
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    Mar 29, 2003, 3:39 PM - Re: Chest emblem SAMPLE PICS INSIDE #13

    I also think the blue should be darker. Hope you do both a clean and a dirty version but I think the weathering sjould be done as you paint and weather the chest armor.
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    Mar 29, 2003, 6:08 PM - Re: Chest emblem SAMPLE PICS INSIDE #14

    The blue on the ref. pics look a little more on the purplish side, I think the weathering is what makes it dark.
    Maybe I should just make it slightly weathered (as in the last picture) to make room for more of your weathering, once you put it on the armor. Any more suggestions?
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    Mar 31, 2003, 7:43 AM - Re: Chest emblem SAMPLE PICS INSIDE #15

    Man, they look really good!

    Si
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    Mar 31, 2003, 12:28 PM - Re: Chest emblem SAMPLE PICS INSIDE #16

    Lookin' good, keep us updated!!!

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    Mar 31, 2003, 1:05 PM - Re: Chest emblem SAMPLE PICS INSIDE #17

    Really interested here too! Keep the posting going!

    Robert

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    Mar 31, 2003, 5:55 PM - Re: Chest emblem SAMPLE PICS INSIDE #18

    OK, I think I'm going with this route (first picture) for the weathered version. You'll have to add your own weathering with spray paints, I made a sample at the end using black and almond paints. I have also mixed a new blue, which I haven't printed yet. I will post pictures of them when I get the finals done.
    How do they look?
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    Mar 31, 2003, 6:06 PM - Re: Chest emblem SAMPLE PICS INSIDE #19

    That looks Awesome Vash.
    Very nice work.
    Really Looking forward to seeing the Finals.
    Keep us posted.


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    Mar 31, 2003, 6:57 PM - Re: Chest emblem NEW PICS INSIDE #20

    I think it's looking great VD. I like the way the first picture is slightly weathered.
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    Mar 31, 2003, 8:58 PM - Re: Chest emblem NEW PICS INSIDE #21

    great work!
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    Mar 31, 2003, 10:03 PM - Re: Chest emblem NEW PICS INSIDE #22

    Thanks everyone.
    It took me a while to figure out how to make the markings as close as possible to the original, but I think the transparent grey on top of the clean version (first pic) turned out pretty good and when misted with the other colors, it comes pretty darn close to the reference pics. I will try to get the final samples done tomorrow
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    Apr 1, 2003, 1:52 AM - Re: Chest emblem NEW PICS INSIDE #23

    Ely, you've surpassed yourself yet again.

    Let us all know when they're gonna be ready.

    Si
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    Apr 1, 2003, 7:35 AM - Re: Chest emblem NEW PICS INSIDE #24

    WW nice job ... looks fantastic
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    Apr 1, 2003, 7:37 PM - Re: Chest emblem NEW PICS INSIDE #25

    OK, here are the final pics of the emblems I made (some of the registration is still a little off, but not too bad)and the blue is just a hint more purple than the picture. The first is the clean version, the second the weathered version (don't mind the reddish smudge on the bottom, it's not on the decal), third is the weathered version with black & almond mist plus additional yellow weathering (just compare with the original and you'll figure out what I'm talking about), and of course the fourth is the ref. picture I used.

    What do you guys think?
    By the way, thanks secol_FETT for the image hosting

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