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RussRep V2 weathering
« on: September 26, 2013, 07:48:49 PM »
I bought this empty hilt from Timo several weeks ago.  It started out with the plain black anodized finish, but it just didn't look like a V2 to me.  It took me several tries to paint it and "weather" it just right.  Comments welcome!












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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 07:58:58 PM »
That looks really good! I love the weathering below the clamp and on the wind vane. I think it could use a little more on the emitter, but thats just me! and of course there is the debate about weathering the pommel and all, but thats a whole other story lol. Overall awesome job!

What process did you use to get these results?





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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 08:52:56 PM »
Very nice job, I love how it turned out :).



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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 09:21:11 PM »
Outstanding job and attention to detail. Caine "V2 dude" approved.  8)

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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 05:26:22 AM »
Vercify, I started by sanding off most of the anodizing.  Then I primed and spray painted a few coats of black Krylon and a couple of days later I very SLOWLY started chipping off paint.  Then I repeated the whole process of sanding, painting, scraping two more times because I kept scraping off too much paint and then I would have too start all over again.

On the wind vane, I used metallic copper paint, clear coated it, scraped it off, then painted black over top.  I didn't let the black completely dry before I started to VERY gently scrape and sand off the black without removing too much copper in the process.

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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 06:41:03 AM »
You did a very nice job there ;)
The wind vane looks nice indeed!

I'd also have done a bit more on the emitter, and less on the grenade... but that's just personnal taste :)
Congrats on acheiving such a nice looking saber!

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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 02:30:14 PM »
Vercify, I started by sanding off most of the anodizing.  Then I primed and spray painted a few coats of black Krylon and a couple of days later I very SLOWLY started chipping off paint.  Then I repeated the whole process of sanding, painting, scraping two more times because I kept scraping off too much paint and then I would have too start all over again.

On the wind vane, I used metallic copper paint, clear coated it, scraped it off, then painted black over top.  I didn't let the black completely dry before I started to VERY gently scrape and sand off the black without removing too much copper in the process.

Awesome, I will keep this in mind for when I attempt to weather an upcoming build :)

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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 10:29:10 AM »
You were right to do new weathering.
I had several of these banies in thehands for fx conversion (ID enlargment,new choke,new emitter etc etc) and the original weathering on anodisation is not really terrific,it's for from a good weathering after black painting.
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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 04:17:10 PM »
That looks very nicely done!

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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 06:10:07 AM »
Spot on weathering, looks great, and much appreciated describing your approach/process to achieve this ;)

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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 12:32:37 PM »
is there any build logs of one of this converted to hold a Cf?

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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014, 12:35:50 PM »
I'm working on one right now and slothfurnace's is still in progress I believe.  It won't hold a CF without major lathework though. 



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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 01:22:03 PM »
Beautiful. I love V2 weathering style.




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Re: RussRep V2 weathering
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2014, 01:39:45 PM »
i did a russrep cf6 build here:
Russrep Luke V2 with CF6
not much of a build log but you get the idea.