The description is a little confusing but basically if I understood it right the seller is selling a resin casting of his Luke Hero which itself he claims is a casting made by ILM from a mold of the actual prop. He says he'll even provide a certificate of authenticity. Seems sketchy but I suppose it's a possibility that his piece is cast from the actual prop. His name (I'm guessing) is on the first picture in the listing. Do any of you know him, maybe from RPF?
Even assuming it is legit, I'm not so sure a second generation casting would still retain the accuracy of the original mold.
Just curious what you guys think about it.
Last Edit: Jul 23, 2016 9:46:20 GMT -5 by Rogue Five
Think of it like this, if it really was what he says, he would sell it at a specialist sci-fi Auction, not ebay. If you watch pawn stars, how many times has rick called in a specialist to verify something that someone claims to be real and then been told it's a fake or forgery, why can't he name the ILM employee? If it's got a certificate what's the problem? One other thing is look into any of these being given to public or sold and if you find some with pictures of the certificate compare them to his. Find out exactly how many they made and sold.
Basically do your homework carefully for this sort of thing.
Just to show how easy it is.
Last Edit: Jul 23, 2016 14:56:51 GMT -5 by bombarta
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5