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    Sep 2, 2009, 8:03 AM - ESB FP v.3 progress: KNEES AND SHOULDERS #1

    Iīm about to start painting my FP v.3 armor and I just had a quick question before I go ahead and prime it.

    I havenīt painted ABS in a while, do I need to sand down the surface on all the parts before I paint or will the primer stick on the surface as it is out of the box?
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    Sep 2, 2009, 10:13 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress #2

    I usually go over everything with a scuff pad, and then wipe it down with thinner or wax/grease remover to get rid of any contaminants before I prime.
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    Sep 2, 2009, 10:50 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress #3

    And a scuff pad is what? Something similar to fine grit sand paper? Could I essentially just go over everything with 0000 steel wool?
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    Sep 2, 2009, 11:14 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress #4

    Steel wool is fine, then perhaps some Tamiya fine surface primer and you're good to go
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    Sep 2, 2009, 12:17 PM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress #5

    cr4nky said: View Post
    Could I essentially just go over everything with 0000 steel wool?
    That would probably work just fine!!
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    Sep 2, 2009, 12:20 PM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress #6

    cr4nky said: View Post
    And a scuff pad is what? Something similar to fine grit sand paper?
    These are what i normally use.

    http://3m.hillas.com/pc-6662-906-3m-...in-x-9-in.aspx

    I'm sure you can order them from other places in less quantity. I ususally get em at local hardware stores in 3 packs. I also use them for going over everything to dull down and weather once i'm done painiting.

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    Sep 2, 2009, 1:36 PM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress #7

    I used some really fine sandpaper to matten it down. Then primer on it and youīre good to go.

    The paint sticks to it perfectly. I bet steelwool will do a good job too.
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    Sep 2, 2009, 2:56 PM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress #8

    Thanks guys!

    Iīm all set then, primer is going on tomorrow
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    Sep 3, 2009, 9:57 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress #9

    Today I got the parts primed and coated with silver base layer. Did one layer of Tamiya Light grey fine primer etc. etc.... And the two layers of Humbrol #11 silver.

    Tomorrow, itīs out with the Floquils and whatnot. Iīm using the same paints and colors as DarthMiller did on the JB project.
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    Sep 3, 2009, 5:27 PM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: SILVER DONE #10

    I need some tips here. Iīm about to paint with Model Masters acrylics, but I am unsure of what I can use as thinner for these. There is no one here in Norway that sells this brand, so I need a substitute.

    Any tips? Can I use water?
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    Sep 3, 2009, 6:40 PM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: THINNER HELP! #11

    ...yep acrylic can be thinned with water...it's a water based paint

    Steve
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    Sep 3, 2009, 7:08 PM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: THINNER HELP! #12

    ^^ what he said
  13. cr4nky's Avatar
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    Sep 4, 2009, 12:23 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: THINNER HELP! #13

    I also heard you can use windshield wiper fluid?

    And that you should stay away from using Windex and such because it contains acetone (I think).
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    Sep 4, 2009, 1:16 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: THINNER HELP! #14

    Distilled water?
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    Sep 4, 2009, 1:34 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: THINNER HELP! #15

    Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    Distilled water?
    Like water in a bottle from the store?
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    Sep 4, 2009, 1:44 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: THINNER HELP! #16

    It has been boiled and the steam collected and returned to water, you use it to top up car batteries (or did). I am sure that is what it says to use on my testors acrylic paints.
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    Sep 4, 2009, 1:58 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: THINNER HELP! #17

    Yup, Distilled water I dunno about across the pond where you guys are, but you can buy it in jugs just about anywhere over here.
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    Sep 4, 2009, 2:03 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: THINNER HELP! #18

    Oh... I thought something like Evian or something. But I guess thatīs not the type then.

    Iīll probably just try the windshield wiper thingy then.
    EDIT: I just found out that water you use in your car batteries is, of course, available at the gas station. Itīs not distilled, but something as fancy as demineralized (probably same poodoo, different wrapping)
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    Sep 4, 2009, 5:10 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: NOT GOOD #19

    Hm...I tried using distilled water with my Model Masters paint, and as of now itīs not looking good.

    Also, I have Model Masters med. green. Is there another med. green from them Iīve missed, cause this one looks all wrong!

    I donīt have the cojones to paint anymore atm, at least not until I know what I have and what Iīm doing is right. I really donīt want to screw up and redo this.
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    Sep 4, 2009, 7:18 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: MOVING FORWARD! #20

    Ok, problem solved and the pieces are now all green!!

    Next is the shading/misting
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    Sep 4, 2009, 9:51 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: THINNER HELP! #21

    Here are the results!

    I tried to follow DarthMillerīs thread with the different shades of green on the armor. Donīt know if a got it though.

    Still have to add a wash and all that, so I went a little light on the misting.

    Give me you verdict!
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    Sep 4, 2009, 11:03 AM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: MUCH DONE #22

    Dude looking great the shading looks just right. Keep it up.
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    Sep 4, 2009, 12:52 PM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: MUCH DONE #23

    Thanks, added a bit more grimey black, since the colors faded a bit when they dried. Just let it dry til tomorrow and then I can add the yellow and decal before I do a blackwash as a finishing touch before I seal it all in.
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    Sep 4, 2009, 12:54 PM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: MUCH DONE #24

    PM sent..
    Nice job bruv...
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    Sep 4, 2009, 3:35 PM - Re: ESB FP v.3 progress: MUCH DONE #25

    Thanks a lot guys!

    How long does the Model Master paints need to cure before adding decals and stuff? Is it enough for it to sit for 5-6 hours or does it need a day or two? Testors.com is kinda lacking info on this point.

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