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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10535

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[quote="Ribber"

Kinda totally stealing this concept and taking some sanding films to a Consular. So far, I've got the 2 choke rings polished up, planning on doing the 8 rings on the grip as well.[/quote]


lets see some pictures man!
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10536

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Luno-Jay wrote:
lets see some pictures man!

Posted my current progress in your Disciple thread
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10565

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More progress on the deweatherization...


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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10566

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hot damn, that saber is looking great!
the shine is coming out excellent, and your chooses of where to actually take off the weathering really gives the consular a whole new level of detail.
pat yourself on the back bud, that thing is looking sick.
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10567

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Thanks!

I really like the contrast of the weathered and blacked out areas against mirror finish. Wish I could darken certain areas up even more too. Any suggestions on a paint/lacquer/dye to use on a hilt?
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10568

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welp..guess i know what the next step of my consular staff is lol
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10570

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my suggestion?
go to home depot, or walmart, grab some painters tape and some anodized spay paint.
honesty its the easiest way to get the look your going for, there are of course a few different ways to anodize
aluminum, which is your best bet when working with coloring metal, however i think as long as you let the paint dry it should do fine.
i can't speak to the effect of its wear and tear though… the oil from your hands MIGHT take off the paint.. i doubt it, but again i don't have first hand experience. don't want you to do it and be something go wrong.
use the tape to cover all the areas you don't want the color you choose for the paint. use an exact knife if you can, much more even and precise. then paint away!
best bet? look it up! thats how i learned :silly:
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10572

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Thank you so much for posting the joined pictures. Did SF do that coupler for you? It looks a bit longer and better for this short pair.
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10578

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Aproximo wrote:
Thank you so much for posting the joined pictures. Did SF do that coupler for you? It looks a bit longer and better for this short pair.

It is the Long coupler option from SaberForge. I'll be saving this coupler for future use, as I'm very partial to these Consulars dual wielded.

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welp..guess i know what the next step of my consular staff is lol

DO IT! Stop reading this post now and DO IT! It's so satisfying watching that shine come out ever so slowly ;)

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my suggestion?
go to home depot, or walmart, grab some painters tape and some anodized spay paint.
honesty its the easiest way to get the look your going for, there are of course a few different ways to anodize
aluminum, which is your best bet when working with coloring metal, however i think as long as you let the paint dry it should do fine.
i can't speak to the effect of its wear and tear though… the oil from your hands MIGHT take off the paint.. i doubt it, but again i don't have first hand experience. don't want you to do it and be something go wrong.
use the tape to cover all the areas you don't want the color you choose for the paint. use an exact knife if you can, much more even and precise. then paint away!
best bet? look it up! thats how i learned :silly:

I'll jump right in with some anodized spray bombs. Having never attempted painting metal before (I'm a plastic and green stuff modeller), I was hoping for some special saber customizing secret technique lol. I don't mind a little wear, especially if it's natural from use, just like real weathering should be.
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10579

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sorry bud,
i am by no means a customization specialist lol, i've just been using whatever tools and videos i can get my hands on.
i've seen some youtube videos with anodizing techniques, but they all actually look very complicated and some dangerous (for do it yourselfers)
i really like the more worn look as well, however you probably don't want black spray paint all over your hands after you handle it either. again..i doubt that would happen, but testing it out first couldn't hurt.
as i do more customization ill fill you in on whatever techniques i use!
BTW for best results (with even coats) go over it FIRST with a basic primer color or the spay paint, and then whatever color you desire. your best bet for the primer coat is an anodized silver, or possibly white. personally i think silver would be best. (if you can think of a clear shiny coat to put on first that would be ideal!)
good luck!
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10580

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I wonder if ordering the alternating color scheme would produce something similar to that. Something like what they were doing with the Reborn.
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10582

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I just love the look of these two sabers together. Would probably go amber or purple myself.
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10583

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Yep, thanks. I saw there was an option for the coupler I had never noticed before. Funny thing is I have a SP but it predates threading the pommels all together. Now I'm just dieing to know how a coupler works on a "modern" SP with the wedge cut, threading would be just plain weird.
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10592

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What's the length of it when combined and fully secured on the coupler?
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10596

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I would make an approximate guess of around 22-23 inches. The consulars are about 10ish inches, and the coupler adds 2-3 if the long, 1-2 if short.
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10599

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Cigam Kin wrote:
What's the length of it when combined and fully secured on the coupler?

21 11/16" 55cm

Consular is 9 1/4" 23.5cm after removing the pommel. I have the long coupler.
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #10625

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Ha. I was close! Approximations ftw.
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dual Consulars 2 years 1 month ago #11686

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All apprentice blades are one piece
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dual Consulars 2 years 2 weeks ago #13223

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Just a little update on my Consular...

Darn Toydarian junk dealers! "We have-a eeeeveryting for you." Everything, except a black pommel! "Red is a Sith a-colour yeeees?" *Sigh* only on the pointy end, you fluttering little cretin.





Then I went to work with my Dremel. I see now I will have to go a lot deeper and get some other bits into the mix, but I think the initial try was the beginnings of success. Lots of layers to go!









Need to find something that will colour the aluminum better than Krylon.
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dual Consulars 1 year 11 months ago #14628

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More work on the Consular. Really dug in with the Dremel this time. Can't get Aluminum Black in Canada so I'll worry about oxidizing the aluminum at a later date.

edit: small pic, sorry :\ I'll try cropping out some close-ups
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