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  1. Pavespawn's Avatar
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    Jul 31, 2005, 12:28 AM - FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #1

    I have posted a few pics of my armor progress in a few other threads. I was asked to bring them all together and "show off" my progress. Here goes!

    Here it is as it looked right out of the box.


    Some primer, Testors Chrome spraypaint, and masking fluid


    This is of part of it after primer, a coat of Testors chrome, the masking fluid technique and the Polly US Medium Green.


    Here are the same pieces after applying the Yellow Zinc Chromate


    This is a picture of a shoulder bell with the chrome and masking fluid applied. Threepio think it looks great FP!


    The rest of the armor minus the butt plate is painted and ready to have the masking fluid removed. I will get some pictures of that as soon as I get more batteries for my camera!
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    Jul 31, 2005, 1:43 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #2

    Wow

    Looking good

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    Jul 31, 2005, 7:33 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #3

    Looks great. Nice detail
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    Jul 31, 2005, 8:32 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #4

    I have too agree, Great DETAIL....

    Keep us posted Gary.
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    Jul 31, 2005, 8:34 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #5

    That looks incredible.....detail is right on!!
    Do we all paint at out computer stations?? I know I do........
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    Jul 31, 2005, 10:03 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #6

    ow my... thats superb sweet armor and a superb detailed paint job... looks stunning!!! maybe some black wash or mist to dirty it up a little.

    could you PM me what you paid for it?
    thnx
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    Jul 31, 2005, 11:47 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #7

    Looking terrific! Do you have any pics of FP's knees?
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    Jul 31, 2005, 11:52 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #8

    I think I have been mentally blocking the knees. I have not trimmed them yet!

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    Jul 31, 2005, 12:05 PM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #9

    Quote Pavespawn said:
    I think I have been mentally blocking the knees.
    I know what you mean..
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    Jul 31, 2005, 12:15 PM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #10

    Quote R_boba_fett said:
    ow my... thats superb sweet armor and a superb detailed paint job... looks stunning!!! maybe some black wash or mist to dirty it up a little.
    I thought I would do the black wash after I applied the decal. That way it would look more like it weathered evenly.
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    Jul 31, 2005, 12:37 PM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #11

    Thats coming out very nice!!!
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    Jul 31, 2005, 12:45 PM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #12

    Cool knees! Does the kneeplate have tabs or something to attach the side pieces?
    Anyone assemble vacc'd knees before? I'm wondering how sturdy they'll be once they're put together.
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    Jul 31, 2005, 4:42 PM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #13

    No tabs. Just a really good tutorial by Fettpride. I think once they are done, they will be super strong and best of all, flexable.
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    Jul 31, 2005, 10:24 PM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #14

    Fantastic choice of armor, and a great paint job to top it off.
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    Aug 1, 2005, 9:49 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #15

    Very nice and a great paint job too. Love the details.

    I hope that one day i will be a proud owner of Fettpride armor as well.

    cheers
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    Aug 1, 2005, 11:50 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #16

    Very, very nice! The details look right on! and the colors.....

    ........SWEET!
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    Aug 1, 2005, 1:18 PM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #17

    I need to get a set of these!

    Frank
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    Aug 4, 2005, 11:05 PM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #18

    One more question, is this a fiberglass set or a vacced set?

    Frank
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    Aug 4, 2005, 11:15 PM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #19

    Where do you get the med green? Is it for airbrush or is it spray paint?

    Wes
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    Aug 4, 2005, 11:50 PM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #20

    Med green is for airbrushing. Check out testors.com for some.

    TF
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    Aug 5, 2005, 12:20 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #21

    I've never airbrushed before, but it says you have to mix it 3 parts paint to 1 part thinner. You don't just put it in the airbrush and go? Can anyone elaborate on that?

    Wes
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    Aug 5, 2005, 12:41 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #22

    I'm no expert, but I've never had a problem air-brushing acrylic paints straight from the bottle. Since they're water-based, you can water to them to thin the paint, if necessary.

    Not sure about using oil-based enamels through an air-brush, though...
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    Aug 5, 2005, 12:48 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #23

    Have you ever tried using spray paint without shaking the can up first? It comes out very uneven. That's because the paint is not a uniform thickness. If you are using the paint in an airbrush without thinning it, you can get much the same result as using spray paint without shaking it up. As batninja stated, you can usually use water to thin acrylic paints, and it will work just fine in an airbrush. The thinner just lets the mixture stay a uniform thickness longer, and will not start to separate as fast. If you're painting alot of one color, you may want to consider using the thinners.
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    Aug 5, 2005, 10:16 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #24

    My armor is fiberglass except for the knees and the kidney strap. I got the US medium green from testors (it is Polly actually). I do thin the paint just a bit. You can use distilled water or you can use Acryl Thinner from Model Master. It actually says on the Polly bottles that you need to thin it 10%-15% for airbrushing. I will admit I don't use a very scientific method for thinning. I just squirt some thinner in there until it looks like the consistancy of milk. I have a cheap Walmart bought Testors Aztek internal mix airbrush that I use with compressed air cans. The testors bottles mate up perfectly with the airbrush caps (same brand and all). I just open the bottle of paint, put in some thinner, mix it up with a little metal rod, screw it on the airbrush and go to town!
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    Aug 5, 2005, 10:19 AM - Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter #25

    I also went to the hobby shop in town and got a high flow nozzle for my airbrush. This puts out a lot more paint in a wider pattern and makes covering the large pieces a lot easier.

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