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  1. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jun 9, 2004, 6:44 PM - Does anybody paint their own emblems? #1

    I was wondering if any of you have attempted painting the Bantha skull on the bell,or if EVERYONE uses decals.I plan on painting my own & was wondering if it was worth the effort.
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    Jun 9, 2004, 8:49 PM - Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems? #2

    I painted mine, it gives it a certain "look" but I had to touch it up 2-3 times to get it to look right, but to save time, you could always get a decal, apply it, then paint over it to give it that hand made look.
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    Jun 10, 2004, 1:33 AM - Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems? #3

    Paint it... you can always tell if something is a sticker and this particular design looks best as painted art. Now the chest emblem would look fine either way in my opinion.
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    Jun 10, 2004, 5:38 AM - Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems? #4

    Does anyone have a movie accurate, correct scale pic we could print off to use as a template/reference? And what color should the ESB skull be?
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    Jun 10, 2004, 11:28 AM - Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems? #5

    Painted mine and it came out great. Don't have the template that I used right now. I'll see if I can find it.

    Erik
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    Jun 10, 2004, 6:45 PM - Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems? #6

    I painted my own emblems. I made a template from a pic posted here, cut it out and traced on painters tape that was on a transparency sheet. I cut it out with an exacto and peeled it off. I used a rust primer for the color.
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    Jun 13, 2004, 12:15 PM - Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems? #7

    i hand painted mine and i must say i even impressed myself .
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    Jun 13, 2004, 10:25 PM - Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems? #8

    Yep....I painted my on my Boba 1.0 version.....the bantha skull turned out perfect....the chest one I was never really happy with. Boba 2.0 is pretty much done now.....but no chest emblem yet. I'm gunshy after the first one. I'll have to practice a bit and take my time.
  9. thksdad is offline thksdad
    Jun 14, 2004, 1:38 AM - Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems? #9

    hey, i paint my own too....well, maybe i got a little chepo, and printed off a pic of the emblem, cut it out, and just spray painted it on...but, i DID do the pinstriping with a very fine brush tip, and some paint. :-)
    ~Michael
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    Jun 16, 2004, 10:14 PM - Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems? #10

    i don use a decal, i just print the skull and the chest symbol on a regular paper and the paste on to the armor works very well
    but the decal is your best choice


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