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Post by ourchickenshack on Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:03 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:James, It's raining / wet snow at the moment.  So I'll try for outdoor pictures later.  

I did have a better look at the dome in question & mine looks the same underneath, with the same white spots showing thru.  I then nicked the neck stem with a knife and it's definitely made of white plastic underneath the chrome.  So maybe they just came up with a more durable chroming process?

I also checked thru the rest of the beaters heads that I have.  There might be a couple of sensorscope heads with the same chroming process.  Let me throw them in the solution and I'll let you know.

Interesting - I will check the one you sent me closer and I believe I'll try soaking it in the "solution" again as well to see if the chrome finish will come off scratch

One suggestion on the domes you found that look like they may be the same - if you soak them individually it may be easier to keep track of the chrome on that particular dome and if it comes off when soaked What a Face
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Re: Unpainted Droids ... Are they Prototypes ???

Post by Commander Clint on Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:05 pm

Opps, I already threw them all in. st00pid

edit - I pulled them all out of the solution.  They were only in for a few minutes.  The couple of candidates are the bottom of the picture.  I'll soak them one at a time.

Just so everyone sees the condition that these are in, before I strip them completely.  They are not off of a complete droid.  They are strictly loose beater parts that I've compiled over the years.

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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:23 am

Sorry James, no luck in finding another dome with that special chrome finish. But on the brightside, I have some nice coloured domes. I'll take some pictures and send you the ones that you don't have.
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Post by poncho on Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:17 am

wow i skipped this thread but after seeing yet another prototype find on ebay and rolling my eyes as i knew it was stripped i checked this thread out.

great article very informative

i never knew they were made from different coloured plastic on occasions. it makes sense the consumer will not know once there painted

if i ever come across a nasty beater loose limbed scratched up dsd im gonna strip him. it will be like a scratch card and i hopefully il win by finding a coloured limb ha ha

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Post by chris.75 on Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:56 pm

This is a fantastic thread, really informative with some outstanding pics! I love all the swirly plastic heads and different coloured limbs. Hopefully as a direct result of the info in this thread, other collectors will be far less likely to get fooled into buying a stripped droid, that was advertised as something it is not.
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Post by Commander Clint on Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:32 am

Here is a few of the coloured R2-D2 domes that I found.

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Post by the89thchris on Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:05 am

Are those all pieces you've prepped for customs?
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Post by Commander Clint on Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:25 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Are those all pieces you've prepped for customs?

I cleaned them up for future customs & for our article. The more that the odd colours can be documented and the word gets spread, the less likely that they can be sold off as "prototypes".
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Post by poncho on Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:25 am

can the 12'' 3po be stripped i wonder what there like underneath?
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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:37 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:can the 12'' 3po be stripped i wonder what there like underneath?

They are the same cream colour plastic as the 3 3/4" figures.
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Post by poncho on Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:41 am

ive found a knackered sensor scope in my spares box.

and it has crimson purple dome by looks off

how cool
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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:57 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:ive found a knackered sensor scope in my spares box.

and it has crimson purple dome by looks off

how cool

I would love to see it, if you can post some pictures. cheers
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Post by poncho on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:01 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:ive found a knackered sensor scope in my spares box.

and it has crimson purple dome by looks off

how cool

I would love to see it, if you can post some pictures. cheers

here you go im tempted to take the chrome off. but i also like it the way it is Very Happy

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Post by Commander Clint on Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:36 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:here you go im tempted to take the chrome off. but i also like it the way it is  Very Happy

That's a cool colour. clapping
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Post by the89thchris on Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:33 pm

Have you ever seen any convincing jobs at reproduction vac metalized domes? I guess they would need the right blue paint to pull it off.

Then again you could make some interesting customs that way to be sure.

I'm guessing the cost just doesn't make sense given the going rate of a fresh looking loose R2.
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Post by Pantzman on Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:08 pm

SO. VERY. TEMPTING.....MUST RESIST...
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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:28 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Have you ever seen any convincing jobs at reproduction vac metalized domes?

I don't think a painted one would be convincing to a collector. There are lots of good R2's out there yet. Better making something that Kenner never made.
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Post by the89thchris on Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:48 pm

I hear you but a fully vac metalized R2 or maybe a Han carbonite block (potf2 of course) would be pretty rad.

So you've never seen anything that looked like a second gen diy/repro vac metalization, trying to pass as genuine?
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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:43 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I hear you but a fully vac metalized R2 or maybe a Han carbonite block (potf2 of course) would be pretty rad.

So you've never seen anything that looked like a second gen diy/repro vac metalization, trying to pass as genuine?

Just a lot of worn down & worn out ones.
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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:34 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:ive found a knackered sensor scope in my spares box.

and it has crimson purple dome by looks off

how cool

Chris, I sent you a pm, about this great little droid.
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Post by poncho on Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:46 pm

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Post by poncho on Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:54 pm

i apologise clint i didnt know the ebay outing rules.
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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:41 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:i apologise clint i didnt know the ebay outing rules.

No worries. I'm glad you brought another example to the thread. Keep them coming. cheers
I'll add the description to your previous post when the auction ends.
Plus now we have pictures, when the ebay link goes dead.
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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:18 am

I've updated the RL-C3PO post that Chris started. The final selling price was almost $67 CND. affraid
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Post by hellhippie on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:01 pm

ive been wanting a few death star droids because they just look great stripped .

James steered me in the right direction for a sick black and green one , i'll post pictures when i get it
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