How to lighten over-misted armor?

  1. #1
    I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    From
    California USA
    Posts
    2,738

    How to lighten over-misted armor?

    Help, I need some input from the masters here at TDH. I think I over misted some chest armor w/ black and it seems too dark. Is there a way to lighten it up without re-painting?
    Thanks,



  2. #2
    Keegan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    From
    Detention Block AA23
    Posts
    540

    Re: How to lighten over-misted armor?




    Welcome to my life... Lee suggested misting with the med. green to lighten it.

  3. #3

    Re: How to lighten over-misted armor?

    That really doesn't look all that bad, or maybe it is just my monitor.

  4. #4

    Re: How to lighten over-misted armor?

    i've done that a few times. in my case it was misting on too much orange over my yellow.

    i masked off the silver and lighter yellow colors on the shoulders to protect them, then misted over it with yellow again to tone down the orange.

    the same would hold true on the armor... mask off your silver and yellow, and mist it with the base green again.

  5. #5
    Jango's kid's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2002
    From
    SW Minnesota, very small town
    Posts
    2,517

    Re: How to lighten over-misted armor?

    tk7602 said: View Post
    i've done that a few times. in my case it was misting on too much orange over my yellow.

    i masked off the silver and lighter yellow colors on the shoulders to protect them, then misted over it with yellow again to tone down the orange.

    the same would hold true on the armor... mask off your silver and yellow, and mist it with the base green again.
    I agree. Also, I've found that using a scuff pad on the armour will also lighten it a bit.

  6. #6
    I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    From
    California USA
    Posts
    2,738

    Re: How to lighten over-misted armor?

    Thanks guys, that gives me some ideas to start with. Any other advice, Spideyfett, Evan4218, Wicked Armor, etc.? Oh wait, you guys don't make mistakes, that I've seen anyway.



  7. #7

    Re: How to lighten over-misted armor?

    Next time:

    1. Spray a little mist.

    2. Walk away - have a beer.

    3. Come back - look at it.

    4. Mist more if needed - repeat to step 1.

    Don't drink to many beers though

  8. #8
    I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    From
    California USA
    Posts
    2,738

    Re: How to lighten over-misted armor?

    Stonerook, that's pretty funny.



  9. #9

    Re: How to lighten over-misted armor?

    MandalorFett said: View Post
    Thanks guys, that gives me some ideas to start with. Any other advice, Spideyfett, Evan4218, Wicked Armor, etc.? Oh wait, you guys don't make mistakes, that I've seen anyway.



    there's a trick to a perfect paint job.

    don't post your progress pics until you're done, and if you make any mistakes, leave those out of the story

  10. #10
    I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    From
    California USA
    Posts
    2,738

    Re: How to lighten over-misted armor?

    tk7602 said: View Post
    there's a trick to a perfect paint job.

    don't post your progress pics until you're done, and if you make any mistakes, leave those out of the story
    You guys are killing me. Too funny.



  11. #11

    Re: How to lighten over-misted armor?

    An old scotchbrite pad will lighten the colours but you have to be Very gentle to not scratch any paint away too much, good luck

Similar Threads

  1. how to lighten a flight suit ?
    By jangofett76 in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Jul 25, 2006, 7:54 AM
  2. Black Misted
    By FrankFett in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jul 25, 2005, 11:49 PM
  3. I need to lighten the colors on my helmet...
    By bfett81 in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jul 14, 2005, 1:21 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •