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PostSubject: Darker Tusken Raider paint - a touch-up or real?   Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:20 pm

Hi All,

I own 7 raiders and have had numerous go through my hands previously but I have one that baffles. It's silver paint is darker than others - does anyone else have one like the one on the left of the below image? (others are there for light comparison purposes .... and I'm just showing off my hollow tubes one because I love it and it's new ;-)



... and confusingly, its on the right in this closer-up image taken inside



One observation is that there is the darker silver paint in the gaps/crevices in the mouth "bumps" but rubbed off (or never applied) on the outer edge, this suggests it might be real too.
But then the paint is bumpy rather than smooth and I've never come across a kenner figure that didnt have smooth paint.

Also, this one sold on eBay seems to have darker paint too which suggests it might be legit?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-Sandpeople-Sand-People-Vintage-Kenner-STAR-WARS-Figure-Original-Complete-/182326734693?hash=item2a73852f65%3Ag%3AzokAAOSw4shYBpTe&nma=true&si=5XTHaHAY%252Fe%252Bq%252BG7EReoiEk2QeJ4%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


Thoughts? comments? Anyone else have one with darker paint in their collection?
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PostSubject: Re: Darker Tusken Raider paint - a touch-up or real?   Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:11 am

yep its a known paint app . theres loads of miniscule paint variations on him
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PostSubject: Re: Darker Tusken Raider paint - a touch-up or real?   Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:36 pm

Pretty sure I have seen various shades of silver on him. I know I have seen varying shades of brown.

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PostSubject: Re: Darker Tusken Raider paint - a touch-up or real?   Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:56 pm

Yep. What they said.
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PostSubject: Re: Darker Tusken Raider paint - a touch-up or real?   Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:36 pm

Great! thanks guys! I knew there were varying shades of brown on the Raiders but I'd not seen the dark silver before - I'd actually passed this figure up as a "touch-up" for ages and was about to sell him as such until I saw that one on eBay and decided it was unlikely it was touched-up by the same person or same paint, so I thought I'd ask...

also, this darker paint raider has thicker eye sockets and slightly more stumpy-looking tubes (on face and head) and I identified him as a COO 4b on [1] whereas all my other (non hollow tube) are COO1, perhaps the darker paint is another feature of that COO variation.

[1] http://www.highasakoit.co.uk/starwars/tusken.php
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