i'm posting this up now to remind me to do more later.
i just got a new jet pack... a ruffkintoys fiberglass one to be specific.
here's what it looked like out of the box. the perspective is a bit off since it was leaning back a bit. the photo makes the rocket look small, but that's not the case.
the first thing i did was cut an access panel in the back of the pack. i left a 1" lip on the recessed area to attach a cover later. this will let me get into the pack to install the LED beacon's batter pack and such.
then i painted it silver. i didn't take any pictures of this step alone because... well... it was silver. i think we've all seen a silver jet pack.
i'll be mixing topical and layered weathering. masked layers for the big areas, and topical for the smaller stuff, with a bit of exacto slicing here and there for good measure.
last night i traced out the major battle damage, and latex masked the areas where i want silver to come through the yellow. in keeping with my tradition, i'm using spray cans for all of the major painting. i will probably resort to airbrush for some weathering, but the bulk will still be rattlecans. i got a pretty nice yellow from home depot the other day:
rustoleum striping yellow #2548
it's an inverted can with a strange sprayer designed for a floor striping machine. i popped that sprayer nozzle out and replaced it with one from another can. i still had to paint with the can upside down, but i'm really happy with the color. i'll post photos later tonight. i know the color shifts a bit when it dries, so i wanted the final look.
i'll also lay down at least more color tonight... i'm thinking i might try to get the white and the blue done. i don't think i'll have time to get the red on there.