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Boba Fett Mixer by tommyfilth Boba Fett Mixer by tommyfilth
I asked for a Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas, I pointed my wife toward a broken one on eBay so that I could refurbish it, as I was taking it apart I got some inspiration for the paint job and this is what came out of it, still needs a phase board for speed control and two decals to be applied to the sides but I couldn't wait to share.
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EMME51 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
That is AWESOME!! I want to do the same thing for my friend's wedding gift, they are huge Boba Fett fans! I need to know though what Valspar spray paints did you use.. if you don't mind me asking do you know what the names were.. I would really appreciate it! I don't want to screw up the colors they are HUGE fans and you got them PERFECT!!!!!
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tommyfilth Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
also from their website it looks like Leafy Rise is the light green.
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tommyfilth Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know offhand, I'll look and see if I still have left over and I can tell you their names, they don't have much of a selection I would think if you took a picture into Lowes you could match them up pretty easy, Hunter Green just came to mind. But I think they only have one dark green anyway. I do know the grey lines were rustoleum grey auto primer. everything else Valspar.
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dikarya Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh, wow. WANT! :o
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Epic-Leather Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
YES!
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marcelleqb Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
so cool, can't wait to see how it turns out.
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FrancesColt Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best things I have seen! What a beautiful job you've done! You make me want to buy one the next time I see one at a thrift store!
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janehamill Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it! Showed it to my sister who's a professional cook and a huge fan of Boba Fett - she's extremely jealous! :D
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StarWarzManiac Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I sooooo want to do this. Can you share with me how you did the distressing/battle marks? This is AWESOME, can't believe how cool it looks. My wife has given me permission to do this to her Kitchen Aide, so hopefully you'll give me some tips!
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tommyfilth Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The distressing marks are actual chips and gouges, I used a rotary tool mostly.
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Tathrin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
That is the most glorious food-related device I have ever seen in my life.
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Chimaera-Stormhawk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this on facebook- Amazing!!! What a Great idea! what did you use- car paint? or some type of acrylic?
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doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student
And now I must make one of these for myself and my girlfriend.
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Hitomitsuba Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I WANT!
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Sleepingvelvet Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I Just totally would Like to have one ! I already have a Kitchenaid mixer and was hoping to get a red one and got a white one instead. Now it gives me the idea to pimp it and make it look like R2D2 that would be totaly awesome ! I must say that I'm sad seing this just because I tought it was a purchasable decalc ( Seen it on think geek) But god it looks great !
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Ollee Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist
That is amazing. I would totally buy one... :D
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AmaiNeiko Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I would be so afraid to use it for fear of breaking it but holy cow this is amazing!! :love:
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tommyfilth Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the good thing is if it gets a scratch or chips in the paint, no one would know.
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AmaiNeiko Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol true it would just add to the design. ;3
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Dcollins85 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
HOLY SHIT!! TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY!!!
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everlastingscribe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've seen other MODs for mixers but you sir, are a genius.
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ALLPURPOSEGIRL Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
This is fucking awesome. Now I want to repaint my two broken ones. This is amazing. What are you gonna use to seal it???
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tommyfilth Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Duplicolor engine enamel clear. already done, it has a great gloss to it.
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MorganaV0 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I'm with loadingplatform, you should sell these. As much as I like that your willing to share the technique, kindly shut-up and take my money!
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Misskikkikat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Oh, I need a second-hand mixer now! Thank for the awesome tommyfilth!!!!
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beatlefreak Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Awesome!
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Freja999 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Can you help out on which Valspar colours you used?
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tommyfilth Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know offhand but they are the only ones in those shades IIRC. dark green, light green, etc...
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primsnow Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
absolutely amazing!!!!!!
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Hilarious9 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
This is amazing! What type of paint did you use, if you don't mind me asking?
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tommyfilth Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used Valspar spray paints form Lowes, I usually like Krylon, but Valspar has pretty similar characteristics. The topcoat is duplicolor engine enamel.
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nymphetaminerx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome. And I kinda want to repaint mine this way now, too.

Fantastic job.
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loadingplatform Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
OMFG! You need to sell these. I would pay good money for that and you know nerds like us will eat this up. The Fett makes anything AWESOME
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NSisifo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I saw this on Pinterest and it made my day. It looks amazing!
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tommyfilth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, It was a lot of fun to do.
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Ford-W-Maverick Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Wasn't the top part of that mixer used as the head of a droid or two?

Awesome paint job, by the way. :D
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tommyfilth Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ev-9d9 is close, but I think it was sculpted from scratch, there is a size difference between the two. Thanks!
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Ford-W-Maverick Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Ahh, I never thought of that. I just knew that every once in a while I'd see one of those blenders and think "hey..." :D
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