What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool?

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    What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool?

    my-boba-knife-1-jpgmy-boba-knife-2-jpg knocked this together a couple of days ago, can anyone help me with what color/finish and technique to use in painting this piece? I will be making all of the shin tools myself, thanks in advance fett friends.

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    Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool?

    If accuracy is your game, then you should do this:

    shin-tools-original-vs-fake-jpg shin-tools-compatibility-jpg

    The tube is still undiscovered, although there was a hint that it might be a microphone's casing, but with no direct results. My approach was that they used the Supertrooper/Pre-Pro #1 sling gun barrel (which is a (Tasco or related) hand telescope) but that was a dead end. Read more here ==> RafalFett Strikes Back... with the 4th Shin Tool!

    The color is somewhere in the range of the right ear's base color:

    esb-shin-tools-jpg

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    Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool?

    Thanks Rafal this helps a good bit, i've seen some shots of other shin tool knifes looking like it's a copper type finish with some silver color under it, and would
    still be curious to see some of your finished ones.

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    Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool?

    I don't have shin tools, and the first two from the image are taken from someone's work (sadly I don't remember who was), while the tube is just an image of a steel tube in lack of actual found part.

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    Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool?

    Finished this today, used humbrol 94 , thanks to Rafal for the guidance finished-shin-tool-1-jpg finished-shin-tool-2-jpg

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    You nailed that color! Great job!

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    Finished another shin tool today, look ok??shin-tool-3-finished-jpg

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    Looking good brother, I'm going to start a set myself as soon as i get my rods from MojoFett.

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    Thanks Syper, Mojo does some great stuff indeed, i used two exacto knife grips cut down to size, trying to do as much as i can myself on a budget.
    Working on my scratch built squeegee shin tool at the moment, just some paint to put down and it will be finished.

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    Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool?

    Good job , did you say you've made the shin tools yourself? if so great work

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    Yep ICEmonkey all scratch made by me using Alans templates. Armor too. thanks!

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    Thanks for posting this... as I reach for my Floquils...

    RafalFett said: View Post
    If accuracy is your game, then you should do this:

    shin-tools-original-vs-fake-jpg shin-tools-compatibility-jpg

    The tube is still undiscovered, although there was a hint that it might be a microphone's casing, but with no direct results. My approach was that they used the Supertrooper/Pre-Pro #1 sling gun barrel (which is a (Tasco or related) hand telescope) but that was a dead end. Read more here ==> RafalFett Strikes Back... with the 4th Shin Tool!

    The color is somewhere in the range of the right ear's base color:

    esb-shin-tools-jpg

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    Wasn't sure if the top of the tool should also be painted, but I did it anyway!


    And the rest of my shin tools. Now all original parts and how many years did that take!

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    Nice set bro!! ,looks like a real set of mitchells, are they?

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    They are, and took a long long time to acquire!

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    Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool?

    sonic-1-jpg sonic-2-jpg another finished

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    Kurtboy, who make your suit? It looks good.

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