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    Jul 11, 2004, 10:53 PM - MB armor paint; progress pics #1

    check out my progress pictures of my MB armor... since the last of these pictures was taken, I've finished up the painting on the left chest piece, and started masking the first layer on the cod piece. I'm using testors silver spraypaint for the metal base color, then testors Yellow Zinc Chromate airbrushed for the yellow, and Rustoleum satin spruce green misted with some grey primer as the main color. I'm using mustard for the masking, and I think it works great. The neck seal is TK409 (thanks for the great birthday present Qui-Gon_Ludo!) and is there for reference and because I don't have a vest yet.

    http://photos.yahoo.com/padawan_schlicher

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    Jul 13, 2004, 4:06 AM - Re: MB armor paint; progress pics #2

    That's the same set of armour I have, yours is looking sweet! I like the addition of a yellow layer after the green. Also nice to see how well mustard works for masking.
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    Jul 13, 2004, 10:51 AM - Re: MB armor paint; progress pics #3

    the yellow actually goes on before the green, at least that's how I did mine. If I'm not mistaken, I think the real deal, the yellow and silver were painted on top of the green, but I think it looks better to do it with the silver as the base, then the yellow, then finally green. it makes it more realistic. painted on sctratches work well on screen, but when you are going to have people coming up to you and inspecting your costume and stuff, I say go for what looks better in person.

    thanks for the complement!
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    Jul 13, 2004, 4:15 PM - Re: MB armor paint; progress pics #4

    Ooops, I notice that I said green instead of silver, which is obviously what I meant.
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    Jul 13, 2004, 7:49 PM - Re: MB armor paint; progress pics #5

    The armor is looking good. I used the mustard trick on my armor as well. I think that's been my greatest find on this forum. I thought it was funny at first, but thought I'd give it a try since it's considerably cheaper than most painting masks. I went art school, have a BFA in illustration, paint all the time, and I've never found anything that works as well for a mask.
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    Jul 13, 2004, 9:30 PM - Re: MB armor paint; progress pics #6

    it's so easy to find where you put the mask for one thing...and it comes off so incredibly easy it's great! mustard rocks!
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    Jul 13, 2004, 10:06 PM - Re: MB armor paint; progress pics #7

    oops double post....
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    Jul 14, 2004, 10:05 AM - Re: MB armor paint; progress pics #8

    I'm confused. When do you remove the mustard? Someone had said you can wash it off while the paint is still tacky?? I used msutard once and it was hard a s a rock when i tried to get it off. Don't laugh but I ended up using pancake batter.
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    Jul 14, 2004, 5:49 PM - Re: MB armor paint; progress pics #9

    i've done it when the mustard is dry, and when the mustard and paint are both still wet...i think it's easier when the mustard is wet...

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