Does anybody paint their own emblems?

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    Does anybody paint their own emblems?

    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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    fettcicle's Avatar
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    Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems?

    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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    Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems?

    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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    Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems?

    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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    Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems?

    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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    Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems?

    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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    Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems?

    i hand painted mine and i must say i even impressed myself .

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    Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems?

    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.

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    Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems?

    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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    secol_FETT's Avatar
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    Re: Does anybody paint their own emblems?

    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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