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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
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    Oct 10, 2006, 7:56 PM - How to lighten over-misted armor? #1

    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,


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    Oct 10, 2006, 9:05 PM - Re: How to lighten over-misted armor? #2




    Welcome to my life... Lee suggested misting with the med. green to lighten it.
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    Oct 10, 2006, 9:11 PM - Re: How to lighten over-misted armor? #3

    That really doesn't look all that bad, or maybe it is just my monitor.
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    Oct 10, 2006, 10:30 PM - Re: How to lighten over-misted armor? #4

    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.
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    Oct 11, 2006, 3:14 PM - Re: How to lighten over-misted armor? #5

    Quote 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.
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    Oct 11, 2006, 3:55 PM - Re: How to lighten over-misted armor? #6

    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.


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    Oct 11, 2006, 3:59 PM - Re: How to lighten over-misted armor? #7

    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
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    Oct 11, 2006, 4:01 PM - Re: How to lighten over-misted armor? #8

    Stonerook, that's pretty funny.


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    Oct 11, 2006, 4:04 PM - Re: How to lighten over-misted armor? #9

    Quote 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
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    Oct 11, 2006, 4:15 PM - Re: How to lighten over-misted armor? #10

    Quote 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.


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    Oct 13, 2006, 6:51 AM - Re: How to lighten over-misted armor? #11

    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

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