The Green Manalishi nears completion

Eye of the Manalishi

New photos of the Green Manalishi showing the faceplate, etc. Still need to take some video to show the magic eye and tremolo in action.

Here are some photos of the process of creating the patina for the faceplate. I basically started with a sheet of weldable steel, rusted the hell out of it with salt water, rubbed of most of the orange oxide, rubbed on some instant gun blue…allowing for drying in between stages. Then a final coat of penetrating oil with teflon.