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    Dec 2, 2012, 11:17 AM - What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #1

    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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    Dec 2, 2012, 12:01 PM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #2

    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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    Dec 2, 2012, 12:21 PM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #3

    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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    Dec 2, 2012, 11:31 PM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #4

    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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    Dec 17, 2012, 4:40 PM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #5

    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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    Dec 17, 2012, 11:41 PM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #6

    You nailed that color! Great job!
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    Dec 21, 2012, 4:44 PM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #7

    Finished another shin tool today, look ok??shin-tool-3-finished-jpg
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    Dec 21, 2012, 5:45 PM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #8

    Looking good brother, I'm going to start a set myself as soon as i get my rods from MojoFett.
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    Dec 22, 2012, 3:24 PM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #9

    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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    Dec 22, 2012, 4:55 PM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #10

    Good job , did you say you've made the shin tools yourself? if so great work
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    Dec 23, 2012, 8:18 AM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #11

    Yep ICEmonkey all scratch made by me using Alans templates. Armor too. thanks!
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    Dec 28, 2012, 5:58 PM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #12

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

    Quote 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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    Dec 28, 2012, 8:00 PM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #13

    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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    Dec 29, 2012, 4:04 AM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #14

    Nice set bro!! ,looks like a real set of mitchells, are they?
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    Dec 29, 2012, 9:51 AM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #15

    They are, and took a long long time to acquire!
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    Jan 8, 2013, 4:15 AM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #16

    sonic-1-jpg sonic-2-jpg another finished
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    Jan 8, 2013, 10:55 AM - Re: What color/ finish is ESB survival knife/shin tool? #17

    Kurtboy, who make your suit? It looks good.

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