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    Apr 6, 2010, 8:53 AM - Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #1

    I found Krylon "Oil Rubbed Bronze" spray paint at my local K-Mart. I picked it up (for some household projects) but I wondered if this would be a good topcoat for an ESB blaster. I believe that the original prop was bronze. I was looking on the web for a picture of the can and this was the best I could find. I have a blaster kit comming from Sidewinder and wanted your opintions of how best to paint it up. Thanks!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 10:20 AM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #2

    I just used the "oil rubbed bronze" yesterday for a Clone Wars blaster, because I thought it gave a nice dark metallic look without being pure black. It also let's me add black shading in addition to the highlights. So far, it looks good. I'll post some pictures soon.
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    Apr 6, 2010, 10:47 AM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #3

    Quote smoothrat said: View Post
    I just used the "oil rubbed bronze" yesterday for a Clone Wars blaster, because I thought it gave a nice dark metallic look without being pure black. It also let's me add black shading in addition to the highlights. So far, it looks good. I'll post some pictures soon.
    that wood be good. I'd like to see! Thanks!
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    Apr 6, 2010, 5:54 PM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #4

    Real Webleys are blued steel.

    SAS
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    Apr 6, 2010, 5:57 PM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #5

    Quote smoothrat said: View Post
    I just used the "oil rubbed bronze" yesterday for a Clone Wars blaster, because I thought it gave a nice dark metallic look without being pure black. It also let's me add black shading in addition to the highlights. So far, it looks good. I'll post some pictures soon.
    funny, i was just looking at that paint today, for the same reason! i'd love to see how yours came out. right now mine is just satin black with no weathering.
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    Apr 6, 2010, 6:21 PM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #6

    The weathering is only half done, just the base and some highlights, but here are a couple shots to show the color.



    Under natural light:




    If you want to see larger versions, they're on Flickr.
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    Apr 6, 2010, 7:52 PM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #7

    The ROTJ was bronze, the esb was a real webley. So its gun blue with natural aging.

    I may paint one of my kit this color to see how it lookw. A light mist may make it look finished with almost no work.
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    Apr 7, 2010, 8:02 AM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #8

    Quote Sidewinder said: View Post
    Real Webleys are blued steel.

    SAS
    Oh... That settles it then! I'll try something else. Thanks Sidewinder!

    Now where did I get the Bronze idea from? I know I read it here on TDH. I usually save my favorite pages or pages that I use for reference, but I can't seem to find it now.
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    Apr 7, 2010, 8:04 AM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #9

    Quote Stormrider said: View Post
    The ROTJ was bronze, the esb was a real webley. So its gun blue with natural aging.

    I may paint one of my kit this color to see how it lookw. A light mist may make it look finished with almost no work.
    I see. Thank you Stormrider!
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    Apr 7, 2010, 8:26 AM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #10

    Cast Bronze Webley replicas have been made in the past by folks on here - 'Handschaub'(?).

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    Apr 7, 2010, 4:06 PM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #11

    Looks like a very promising paint choice!
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    Apr 8, 2010, 6:41 AM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #12

    Quote Sidewinder said: View Post
    Cast Bronze Webley replicas have been made in the past by folks on here - 'Handschaub'(?).

    SAS
    I remember seeing a thread about that. It must be where I got the bronze thing from. Thanks again!
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    Apr 9, 2010, 11:17 PM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #13

    Here are some shots of the Oil Rubbed Bronze after weathering (other than some spot touch-ups on screw heads, etc.), and ready for coats of clear satin.



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    Apr 11, 2010, 5:43 PM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #14

    Nice!.. the paint and your weathering make these look real!
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    Apr 11, 2010, 7:41 PM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #15

    Quote clonecollector said: View Post
    Nice!.. the paint and your weathering make these look real!
    Thanks! It's funny to try to make a "realistic looking" version of something that only exists as CGI, and stylized CGI at that.
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    Apr 13, 2010, 11:17 AM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #16

    That looks fantastic! I think I'll have to pick up a can of this!
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    Apr 13, 2010, 7:34 PM - Re: Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze Spraypaint for ESB Blaster? #17

    That turned out nice. I'll have to remember that paint for my custom Verp.

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