finally got started on my fp v2

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    finally got started on my fp v2 updated 5/4

    well i've had this for almost a year now and i finally got a good start on my FP v2 armor. here you guys go with a preview tell me what you think. it's not done yet, i'll be doing the shoulders and weathering it this weekend probably.

    p.s. sorry about the flash, but by the time i get around to taking pictures the sun usually isn't up any more.







    Last edited by saint_nasty; May 4, 2008 at 11:10 PM.

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    WOW... not topical.

    nice to see!

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    is layered armor rare?

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    Looks nice.
    What shade of yellow is that?

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    majic - tractor & implement spray enamel "new cat yellow" purchased at murdochs home and ranch supply. do you like it?

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    I love it. Is it matte or gloss?

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    Looks awesome to me Saint_Nasty!

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    the green is a satin finish, i'm not sure about the yellow

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    Very nice job.

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    sometimes in the course of human existance a man finds he has the need to wet sand his armor and start the paint job over from the silver! i was really unhappy with the way the weathering turned out and i discovered a technique while painting up my shoulder bells that i'm quite sure is going to turn out beautiful and now i want to apply that to the rest of the armor or else they'll stand out against poop weathering.

    anyway, onto new pics!









    i figured out how to add texture to the finished product by misting black in between layers. for the "metal" in these pics i put down a good base coat of silver then misted it with black while it was still wet, then topped it with another light coat of silver. i'm looking at it while it's drying, it really looks like brushed aluminum and i think it'll be a great overall effect when it's finished

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    Looking good keep it coming. im going to be starting paint on my armor soon.. are you what kinda sliver are you using? like brand a name?
    krylon metalic?

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    would it not be better to shape the kidney plate before painting? i'd think the paint would peel off when you bend it...

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    gbeef: for the metal look i'm using plasti-kote metallic acrylic enamel silver 19101. but a good base down, then while it's still wet mist it wish krylon satin black, then put one more light coat of the silver on again.

    tk7602: since i've gone and sanded it all down and am start over on it, that's something i'm going to do with the kidney plate this time around. even though with my applebottom butt dimensions there wasn't too much flex when wrapping it around me, i never noticed any paint cracks or warps.

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    here's some teaser pics of my current re-paint progress:





    i'll be pulling the mask off the back and cod tonight after work. i'm so much happier with the paint on it this time around, i don't think the photo's do them justice but it's the best i could do with sunlight coming through the window.

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    That's looking great!

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    another sweet update! installed my collar blocks and got a test fitting today.

    i has a neck!


    and a cod!


    here we are a little closer, with arid extra dry
    Last edited by saint_nasty; May 5, 2008 at 2:57 AM.

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    Re: finally got started on my fp v2

    dude. your stalk really looks like an electric pole, does that generator work?...JK i couldnt help it bro, its comming out great.http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/image...lie_cheers.gif

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