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  1. suspect86's Avatar
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    Mar 5, 2008, 1:09 AM - Soooo close to being finished. #1

    I can almost taste it... ?

    You know what I mean.
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  2. SinisterFett's Avatar
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    Mar 5, 2008, 3:09 AM - Re: Soooo close to being finished. #2

    Mmmm! Tasty
    And yes I know what you mean
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    Mar 5, 2008, 5:51 AM - Re: Soooo close to being finished. #3

    Very nice looking blaster there! However for ROTJ, the stock and handle grip are painted black and weathered like the barrel.
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    Mar 5, 2008, 6:14 AM - Re: Soooo close to being finished. #4

    True! But then it hides that lovely walnut grain And I think that would be a shame in this case.
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    Mar 5, 2008, 10:31 AM - Re: Soooo close to being finished. #5

    I agree. When something looks that beautiful why cover it up with black?

    Nice job!
  6. Wes is offline Wes
    Mar 5, 2008, 12:41 PM - Re: Soooo close to being finished. #6

    Quote Fettenstein01 said: View Post
    I agree. When something looks that beautiful why cover it up with black?
    Because its supposed to be
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    Mar 5, 2008, 12:58 PM - Re: Soooo close to being finished. #7

    I'm aware that the stock, "D" bracket and pistol grip are all supposed to be black. I decided to take a few personal liberties with the build. I spent the time carving the stock when I could've just used the plastic one that came with my kit. It would've been a lot simpler to just paint that one black and I would have had the project finished a lot sooner. Months ago.
    But I'm just a weirdo when it comes to stuff like that.



    And hopefully I'll be picking up my machined aluminum "D" bracket in a matter of hours!!!!


    Thanks for the comments everybody.
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    Mar 5, 2008, 7:24 PM - Re: Soooo close to being finished. #8

    Quote Delta75 said: View Post
    Because its supposed to be
    +1
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    Mar 5, 2008, 11:53 PM - Re: Soooo close to being finished. #9

    Quote Delta75 said: View Post
    Because its supposed to be
    i know the feeling of wanting to show it off... my ee3 has a beautiful hand carved walnut stock. it arrived beautifully finished and ready to be a proud part of a webley flare gun.

    then i spray painted it black and glued stuff to it! the perils of costuming!

    customization isn't for me, but it's your blaster, so whatever makes you happy!
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    Mar 6, 2008, 10:52 AM - Re: Soooo close to being finished. #10

    Quote Delta75 said: View Post
    Because its supposed to be
    I realize it "has" to be black, but I prefer suspect86's original spin on the blaster. My previous statement was to be taken as a compliment... sorry if it offended anyone.
  11. Wes is offline Wes
    Mar 6, 2008, 2:20 PM - Re: Soooo close to being finished. #11

    Quote Fettenstein01 said: View Post
    I realize it "has" to be black, but I prefer suspect86's original spin on the blaster. My previous statement was to be taken as a compliment... sorry if it offended anyone.
    No offense taken here.
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    Mar 6, 2008, 6:56 PM - Re: Soooo close to being finished. #12

    Quote Delta75 said: View Post
    Because its supposed to be
    IMHO, it's supposed to be black IF you want to go 100% canon and/or want to be in the 501st. I think it looks great the way it is.

    As an alternative to covering up all that work and hand carved craftsmanship with black paint, you could try a dark stain instead. Dark enough to pass from a casual distance, but light enough to show the grain upon closer inspection.

    Whatever you do, do what you believe is best. It's your blood, sweat and tears plus you're the one who has to carry it.

    GREAT WORK!

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