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    Apr 28, 2014, 5:46 PM - Shin Tools completed! #1

    This was so fun. 100% scratch built shin tools. 7 hours of work (including paint time). All Made for less than $5. Much better than paying 50-100 for a casted set. Im quite proud of my work.
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    Apr 28, 2014, 6:06 PM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #2

    Nice! So how did you make them?
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    Apr 28, 2014, 6:20 PM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #3

    Yeah, I need a jet pack adjustment tool and I'm not sure what the dimensions are.
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    Apr 28, 2014, 6:30 PM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #4

    Made them from scrap plastic, textureless EVA foam and wooden dowels.

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    Which tool is the JP ADJUSTMENT TOOL?
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    Apr 28, 2014, 7:24 PM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #5

    Quote Reivax said: View Post
    Which tool is the JP ADJUSTMENT TOOL?
    Third one from the left..

    Very nice scratch build by the way
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    May 5, 2014, 4:18 AM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #6

    Great work


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    Jul 4, 2014, 1:07 AM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #7

    I'm trying to understand the shin tools better, why is the knife sometimes built completely out to resemble a proper knife and other times its just the bottom portion of the paddle. also the squeegee is sometimes finished out with more detail and then its also done a lot more simply. I'm just trying to build the best and most accurate prop I can, I know you all can relate. Thanks
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    Jul 4, 2014, 11:50 PM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #8

    Kfalcon:
    There was a Star Wars prop book released by DK publishing in 1998. The authors were given creative license to "make up" some of the bits we never "completely" saw on film. The stir stick/paddle was in the costume's pocket, not the knife. Same goes for the detailed "sonic beam weapon"...not connected to any film. DK invented a lot of stuff, such as an interior to a storm trooper helmet that also had no lineage to the films. I have no idea if ILM made the new additions to the old props. I personally hate what they did in the book. It appears it was only done for the book, but, to me It's like repainting King Tuts tomb in warm earth tones. Don't mess with history. Added foot note: At least one of the Star Wars prop exhibits I went to had Icons replica sabres on display along side real props with no disclaimer. If you want to be movie accurate, just use the print squeegee and stir stick. There are instructions here on TDH
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    Aug 11, 2014, 3:44 PM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #9

    I actually found the squeegee and stir stick on amazon a few years ago for my build, its been a while since I was last active, if you could find my build post I had the actual names of the products found on amazon.
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    Sep 15, 2014, 1:24 AM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #10

    Patterson chemical mixer and Patterson print squeegee.


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    Sep 15, 2014, 2:38 AM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #11

    Yup, these are still widely available products; only one T in Paterson though.
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    Sep 15, 2014, 6:20 AM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #12

    Nice job!
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    Sep 15, 2014, 8:38 AM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #13

    Quote intwenothor said: View Post
    Yup, these are still widely available products; only one T in Paterson though.
    stupid R2 autocorrect ;-)


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    Sep 15, 2014, 10:45 AM - Re: Shin Tools completed! #14

    It's those michell stylus brushes that are hard to find! I think I got my Paterson bits from ebay and amazon for the best prices I could find and came in at 30 for the two items (shipping inc) and the addition of two mojo rods would still be under the 65 BM charges for a set of unpainted cast items (plus another 5 shipping) so the OP makes an excellent point and does a good job for just $5!

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