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Not a valuation but need an opinion on validity.

Postby Titan78 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:48 am

I bought this the other day and someone pointed out that the head was a Leia bespin, so I gave her a rub :D and notice that the bottom came up with a red tinge, it doesnt look like any other paint was affected. So my questions are
1. does this look like a factory error or a pop and replace custom (the head is pretty tight)?
2. Does anyone know why theres a red tinge on the bottom, it doesnt look like it was painted over, why would you paint it red then brown?
Any opinions welcome.
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Re: Not a valuation but need an opinion on validity.

Postby Lindo » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:00 am

would the red just be a result of the brown fading or thinning out?
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Re: Not a valuation but need an opinion on validity.

Postby Titan78 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:04 am

It could be but its too prominent and in areas that wouldnt get as much wear as others like the top of the head. Its a strange 1, especially with the bespin head

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Re: Not a valuation but need an opinion on validity.

Postby Mr-shifter » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:25 am

I would say a boil and pop custom. Factory errors are so hard to verify as genuine and customs are so rife.

He the head been repainted, as that is really common when customising as well.
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Re: Not a valuation but need an opinion on validity.

Postby Titan78 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:59 am

Thanks Shifter, hope your wrong but I think your right

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Re: Not a valuation but need an opinion on validity.

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:34 pm

I agree that it definitely looks like a head swap. The red colour could be due to repainting, but it could also simply be an area which received less spray in the factory, and the thinner coating of the brown paint shows more of the pink plastic underneath, resulting in a redder-looking colour.

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Re: Not a valuation but need an opinion on validity.

Postby SAVORY100 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:36 pm

Head swap for sure, but I'm not buying the repaint myself.
I do a fair few customs and know a few that do, I'm not aware of anyone using spray masks on figures or even airbrushing on that scale. Working with a brush as most customisers do, you wouldn't get the overall look that has been achieved here. Looking around the ears and hair line specifically you can see a faint over spray (thinner application); that is the lighter colour, so I would suggest that the lighter paint at the back of the neck is just a thinner application when painted at the factory.
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Re: Not a valuation but need an opinion on validity.

Postby Titan78 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:22 pm

SAVORY100 wrote:Head swap for sure, but I'm not buying the repaint myself.
I do a fair few customs and know a few that do, I'm not aware of anyone using spray masks on figures or even airbrushing on that scale. Working with a brush as most customisers do, you wouldn't get the overall look that has been achieved here. Looking around the ears and hair line specifically you can see a faint over spray (thinner application); that is the lighter colour, so I would suggest that the lighter paint at the back of the neck is just a thinner application when painted at the factory.


Lol so it looks like an customised head put on an customised body to make a customised figure. Brilliant.


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