I'm sure you an always get the darkening effect off....with sand paper!!Then I started receiving my metal components I ordered from QuestDesignCanada - A seller on Etsy. I received not only those...but as well as my first Boba Maker Armor The COD/Kidney Armor and Gauntlets!
Here are QuestDesignCanada's Gauntlet Darts...
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....and the Gauntlet Rocket and Metal Collar Stud that I compared to Boba Maker's Resin version....
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And the Cod/Kidney Armor from Boba Maker...
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The one thing that I really love about Boba Maker's Armor is that it is pretty much all prepped and ready to go! Holes drilled, all sanded and primed! Ready to Paint, and the fact that he doesn't nickle and dime you for silly things like Cod/Kidney and Collar Studs, which I'm upgrading to metal ones anyway, but still! .
....and Boba Maker's Gauntlets! (Truly a thing of beauty!)
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Lady Luck adores me so in that the holes for the Gauntlet Rocket holds from QDC didn't match up with Boba Maker's variant! I had to drill in new holes of my own to get it to fit.
When I received my Gauntlet Rocket from QuestDesignCanada, I was faced with the question of "How do I make Brass look darker, or more like Copper?" I know that Machine Craft offers a Copper variant of his Gauntlet Rocket, but that really didn't do me much good as I had already purchased QDC's. BUT.....I found a solution!
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I found it at my local hardware specialty store (You will NOT find this at a Home Depot or Lowes - Big Box Stores), you can also find this stuff on Amazon, here's a link.
Amazon.com: 2oz (Ounce) - Brass Darkening Solution antique vintage old dull ager patina copper tin bronze: Home & KitchenBuy 2oz (Ounce) - Brass Darkening Solution antique vintage old dull ager patina copper tin bronze: Wood Polish - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchaseswww.amazon.com
Be very careful with this stuff because I'm not too sure if the effects it delivers are reversible. It only took one min to darken the brass piece to make it appear more along the lines of a ROTJ Gauntlet Rocket. Here is a before and after.
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I think after some black soot and weathering effects it should look pretty close to the ROTJ Gauntlet Rocket!