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PostSubject: Hk and Taiwan fett    Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:53 am

I have posted this question before(the answer I got was discolouration). Just wanted to ask if this is a result of discolouration, then will hk boba fett discolour to Taiwan fett's Colour? It seems that the torso and left arm is the darker Hong Kong fetts Colour, while the head, right arm and legs are the lighter Taiwan Colour. I put my beater trilogo fett up for comparison.







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PostSubject: Re: Hk and Taiwan fett    Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:28 am

The torso is made of a harder plastic and generally doesn't ever discolor. That of course isn't a hard set rule as anything could happen, but I have never seen an example where the torso has lightened.

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PostSubject: Re: Hk and Taiwan fett    Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:46 am

The weird thing is how come the left arm remains exactly the same as the torso? Not even a shade lighter.
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PostSubject: Re: Hk and Taiwan fett    Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:18 pm

yep discoloration sorry
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PostSubject: Re: Hk and Taiwan fett    Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:44 pm

Tons of reasons the left might be different from the right. These were made in pieces and put together after the fact. The left may have been in a container against this wall out if the sun, inside a cooled storage vs not, the plastic composition many be different, the die to color the plastic may be different, etc... there are thousands of things that could go into this, we don't know. The treatment these recieved at the factory before they were ever molded when they were still raw plastic could have been a trigger to begin the breakdown we see now. There is just no way to tell. Without a untouched scientific sample from raw plastic all the way through mold to paint to store to play wear we just can't say at what stage chemical decomposition began, all we can say with certainty is it is decomposition as the color changed from what it should be to what it is.

The fact that one arm did not break down as much as the others (if any) is due to the way these were made. Just an example but say Monday they molded 10 arms and ran out of plastic, Tuesday they put a different batch if plastic in and molded 10 more arms. All 20 arms go to the same barrel waiting assembly, in assembly worker x reaches into the barrel and randomly pulls an arm out now worker x may have grabbed a Tuesday arm while worker y grabbed a Monday arm so the plastics were different but at the time they appeared the same. It isn't until now, we see one plastic degraded more than another.

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PostSubject: Re: Hk and Taiwan fett    Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:13 pm

Do not forget there are two main Hong Kong mould families : http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t6958-the-mould-family-guide-discussion-thread

There is no "Taiwan" colours, there exists dark belt HK Fetts, lighter brown Taiwan Fett belts etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Hk and Taiwan fett    Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:12 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Hk and Taiwan fett    Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:59 pm

Yes thanks for the link. I noticed the boba fett in the link has exactly the same discolouration. Head, both legs and right arm, leaving the torso and left arm intact. Very interesting!
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