*UPDATED* 5/18/03 Just finished my chest armor and added new pictures. All the new pics are on PAGE 3. I finally had the time to also add text to explain a bit what's going on in the pics.... but then you are smart enough to know!
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I am now close to being finished with the repaint of my chest armor. I resized the existing slots in the chest to fit the chest LED's properly and used Bondo & Glaze Putty to hide the seams. I then primed it and started laying down the masking for the chipped paint look. After painting all the layers I dusted some areas with gray, some with black, dry brushed some silver in certain areas then used pastel chalks for added effects. Then I gave it a coat of Flat Clear to protect the finish, tone down some of the more glossy areas and give it a more uniform appearance. On the right chest piece I ran into a snag as the Rustoleum Yellow and the Krylon green clashed and lifted the paint...
So I prevented that from happening to the other armor pieces by laying down a coat of flat clear and using it as a barrier.... and it worked!!! Too late for the right chest piece and I am in the middle of re-painting that one to match.
I also had to reshape the shoulder pieces a bit and down size them.. only thing with that is I did not want to perform a full repaint on them as I really liked the existing paint and decal on it so I was forced to blend in the old paint with the new.
Here is a link to some pics.. the most recent pics are on page 2. Any comments, suggestions? Let me know what you think!