New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Lost In Autumn » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:00 am

I got the binding set this past weekend. Sanding had scraping this week & hopefully staining this weekend and spraying the following
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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by 601210 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:44 am

Hey twinsies!

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When I got mine from Rosser a couple of years ago the pickup cavities were a little bit undersized and I had to dremel it a bit, glad to see he's fixed it since!

Super interested to see what you make out of the finish, since I was obviously too chicken to do anything interesting with mine.

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Lost In Autumn » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:22 pm

I had originally planned a pale, translucent pink stain with a rose gold glitter finish on the top, however the quality of the stain I got was lacking, so I sanded it off and went with a pink dye, instead. I thinned it 1:1 with rubbing alcohol and it really pops!
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it made me question my commitment to the rose gold top, however after a color test, I'm all in. The top is a 75% fill and the bottom is full saturation. I'm going to try for 75%, but it may be difficult to get consistent coverage. I wound be mad if i have to do full saturation.
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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by averic03 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:18 pm

Lost In Autumn wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:22 pm
I had originally planned a pale, translucent pink stain with a rose gold glitter finish on the top, however the quality of the stain I got was lacking, so I sanded it off and went with a pink dye, instead. I thinned it 1:1 with rubbing alcohol and it really pops!
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it made me question my commitment to the rose gold top, however after a color test, I'm all in. The top is a 75% fill and the bottom is full saturation. I'm going to try for 75%, but it may be difficult to get consistent coverage. I wound be mad if i have to do full saturation.
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Absolutely awesome. Can’t wait to see where this goes! :)

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by rank » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:17 pm

Lost In Autumn wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:22 pm
I had originally planned a pale, translucent pink stain with a rose gold glitter finish on the top, however the quality of the stain I got was lacking, so I sanded it off and went with a pink dye, instead. I thinned it 1:1 with rubbing alcohol and it really pops!
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I was not expecting that at all but it looks great.
We are merely moving shadows.

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by HNB » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:50 pm

Made me think of Jem and the Holograms. :)
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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by smjenkins » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:18 pm

Wow. No one will be able to take their eyes off you onstage. :)

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by blunderbuss » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:14 pm

This is looking outstanding!
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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Lost In Autumn » Sun May 02, 2021 3:07 pm

I spent about 20 minutes and did a rough 3D sketch for a headstock on a junk neck I had laying around. It’s more of a concept than the final execution, just to play with some ideas. I’d love your feedback.

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by HNB » Sun May 02, 2021 3:47 pm

That is pretty cool. :D
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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by smjenkins » Sun May 02, 2021 4:11 pm

I love it. Don't change a thing

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by iodine74 » Tue May 04, 2021 7:19 pm

Did you do any grain filling or are you planning on doing anything before clearcoat? I have a similar body that I'll be working on later this year (the humidity has started here and I'm not going to risk it).

I haven't decided what I'm going to do with it tho (might ebony stain and then fill grain with silver rub n buff for a kinda dog hair thing).... or if I want it solid or what.

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by nynoah » Tue May 04, 2021 8:07 pm

Wow that is REALLY bright. Its almost neon. What brand did you use?

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Lost In Autumn » Wed May 05, 2021 2:31 am

iodine74 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:19 pm
Did you do any grain filling or are you planning on doing anything before clearcoat? I have a similar body that I'll be working on later this year (the humidity has started here and I'm not going to risk it).

I haven't decided what I'm going to do with it tho (might ebony stain and then fill grain with silver rub n buff for a kinda dog hair thing).... or if I want it solid or what.
I grain filled the back and sides with art resin, sanded the high spots and re-dyed it. I'll be spraying 2k, so it was probably unnecessary.

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Lost In Autumn » Wed May 05, 2021 2:32 am

nynoah wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 8:07 pm
Wow that is REALLY bright. Its almost neon. What brand did you use?
I used Plaid Folk Art Ultra Dye, thinned 1:1 with rubbing alcohol.

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