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  1. godaiking's Avatar
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    Sep 26, 2014, 3:36 AM - ESB blaster help #1

    So I've been sitting on Sidewinders ESB kit for awhile and I finally want to start building it. I've done the prep work filling up air bubbles,etc but I'm wondering: what color should I use for the base coat? Is it silver or bronze?

    Sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find anything in the search feature.
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    Sep 26, 2014, 10:53 AM - Re: ESB blaster help #2

    I'd use something darker and then work up to some gun metal highlight ighting and weathering. I might even consider some ink washes to assist in the weathering process.
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    Sep 26, 2014, 4:05 PM - Re: ESB blaster help #3

    Are you using an airbrush or rattlecan?
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    Sep 26, 2014, 8:09 PM - Re: ESB blaster help #4

    Quote MLS said: View Post
    Are you using an airbrush or rattlecan?
    Either or. Doesn't matter. Just wondering what would be the most "screen accurate"
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    Sep 26, 2014, 8:37 PM - Re: ESB blaster help #5

    Airbrushing us always going to yield the best results. Ive seen a few different ways of painting up. Mostly starting with gun metal and black & brown washing for weathering as intwenothor said. Ive seen a gun metal painted over with a dark dark gray, giving it a sun beaten black look as well.
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    Sep 26, 2014, 8:46 PM - Re: ESB blaster help #6

    Quote MLS said: View Post
    Airbrushing us always going to yield the best results. Ive seen a few different ways of painting up. Mostly starting with gun metal and black & brown washing for weathering as intwenothor said. Ive seen a gun metal painted over with a dark dark gray, giving it a sun beaten black look as well.
    Thanks so much! Sounds like I'm going to go that route. On the original Webley (or the prop for the movie): was there any areas where bronze was exposed? The guns base was bronze right?
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    Sep 26, 2014, 8:50 PM - Re: ESB blaster help #7

    The right grip is brass. As far as the original prop being brass, I cant speak to that, but I dobt think so. I know they have chrome webleys, but im not sure they used one. If they did, they definitely weathered her up dark. Check the gallery photos for reference pics.
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    Sep 26, 2014, 10:51 PM - Re: ESB blaster help #8

    i used a krylon ultra flat black base, then misted with some rusto metallic bronze and tied it together with testors dullcoat. gives it that grungy brownish black look. actually turned out pretty nice color wise but that dullcoat really dulls it down. for the grip i used krylon brilliant gold, super shiny, dirtied it up with some brake dust then a little dullcoat to tone it down and lock in the grime. took some color experimenting but im more than satisfied with the outcome thus far. still have the complete weathering to do with the airbrush and then a final semi gloss coat to bring back a little of that metal reflectiveness to it as seen in the reference pics. good luck!

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    Sep 27, 2014, 2:33 PM - Re: ESB blaster help #9

    Real #1 Mk1 Webley's are steel, only the grip plate is Brass.

    SAS
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    Sep 27, 2014, 2:58 PM - Re: ESB blaster help #10

    The chrome ones were refurbished ones used for tear gas and such...
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    Sep 28, 2014, 9:10 PM - Re: ESB blaster help #11

    Thanks for all the helpful tips guys. I think I have a general idea on how I'm going to paint this.

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