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Post by The Jinja Ninja on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:05 pm

So, most of us hate the creepy CW minifig faces, right? We also know that you can remove printing to some degree of precision with a pencil eraser (e.g. my Lissarkh). Why not combine both and solve the problem? Here's a quick Photoshop mockup of how one might improve the Mace Windu head, as an example:



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Which no. do you prefer? Got any further suggestions?

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Post by Gerrard on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:10 pm

Wow, this is really neat! I never knew you could do it with a pencil eraser!
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Post by The Jinja Ninja on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:12 pm

The Windu pictures are just mockups, but the trando Jedi I linked to is real.
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Post by Bantha on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:13 pm

I think that the fourth photo looks most like Mace Windu.
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Post by 667thLegion on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:14 pm

Just a pencil eraser? Like on the end of a pencil?
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Post by The Jinja Ninja on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:15 pm

667thLegion wrote:Just a pencil eraser? Like on the end of a pencil?
Yep. If you want to remove the printing on a whole brick, however, I'd recommend a larger eraser or Brasso. Razz
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Post by 667thLegion on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:21 pm

The Jinja Ninja wrote:
667thLegion wrote:Just a pencil eraser? Like on the end of a pencil?
Yep. If you want to remove the printing on a whole brick, however, I'd recommend a larger eraser or Brasso. Razz

How much scrubbin' do you have to do? I worked really hard at a Spider Man face I wasn't going to use, and it barely did anything...
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Post by The Jinja Ninja on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:27 pm

It requires a fair amount of elbow grease, so it helps if you're not a wimp. Wink
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Post by Bantha on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:52 pm

I was trying this on a clone and the finished result looks great! This is a very useful technique!
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Post by FireHawk302 on Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:28 am

That's very helpful! Thanks TJN!
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Post by Clonecommando007 on Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:54 am

I've experimented with a pencil eraser before, and I've only gotten mediocre results. And that Mace render, the eyes are still big, though it is not as creepy, you're right. Razz

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Post by The Jinja Ninja on Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:05 am

Clonecommando007 wrote:I've experimented with a pencil eraser before, and I've only gotten mediocre results.
You must be a weakling, then. Razz
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Post by Darth Yoda on Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:30 am

The Jinja Ninja wrote:
Clonecommando007 wrote:I've experimented with a pencil eraser before, and I've only gotten mediocre results.
You must be a weakling, then. Razz

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Post by Gerrard on Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:37 am

Bantha wrote:I think that the fourth photo looks most like Mace Windu.

Yeah, I agree. There shouldn't be so many wrinkles and lines.
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Post by Thunder-blade on Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:26 am

#3.

It's the most balanced and looks most like the CW Mace without being too exagerated.
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Post by Luke on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:09 am

Number five. It looks the most like Mace Windu the most to me.
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Post by DarthPineapple on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:55 am

Wow, nice! The last one looks a bit like a girl to me. Razz
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Post by [Jay] on Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:54 am

I like no. 4 the best.

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Post by 667thLegion on Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:46 pm

Well, I have to say that the pencil eraser works well! Do you cover spots you want to keep with tape?
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Post by Jedi Joe on Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:54 pm

Actually, Jinj...

Some pencil erasers don't work with removing printing on Lego pieces. I have many, and some are really good, and some don't do anything.
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Post by Gerrard on Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:13 pm

And some take the color away from it.
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Post by pdragon27 on Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:15 pm

Jedi Joe wrote:Actually, Jinj...

Some pencil erasers don't work with removing printing on Lego pieces. I have many, and some are really good, and some don't do anything.

Yeah, I find that the brand called "Magic Eraser" lives up to its name. Wink
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Post by The Jinja Ninja on Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:01 am

Jedi Joe wrote:Some pencil erasers don't work with removing printing on Lego pieces. I have many, and some are really good, and some don't do anything.
Use the good ones, then. Razz

And yes 667, you cover the bits you want to keep with tape.
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Post by 80-0 on Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:02 am

I like the fourth and the fifth, if the fifth is a little odd.

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Post by Rogue on Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:14 am

Ah Yes! You found the solution! :grin:
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