Jun 24, 2006, 11:26 PM - My armor
OK, I know it is not perfect, but I wasn't really going for accurate. So, let me know what you think.
Jun 24, 2006, 11:32 PM - Re: My armor
All right!!! Finally bro! Looks great!!! Love the misting, with the thick paint spots just like the real deal. Good job! Did you use the template I made?
Dont be modist... it loots very good, a great painjob you should wear proudly!
Jun 24, 2006, 11:50 PM - Re: My armor
Jun 24, 2006, 11:55 PM - Re: My armor
Looks great...really thick.
What's it made of?
Jun 25, 2006, 12:04 AM - Re: My armor
i'm going to guess fiberglass, and it looks awesome.
Jun 25, 2006, 11:51 AM - Re: My armor
Thank you very much.
Yes it is fiberglass.
I had a heck of a time with this. This is my first paint job. The liquid latex gave me fits. When I took it off it would take layers of paint off with it. So I had to sand it down and start over again. After the 5th time I was so irritated, I just did the touch ups with a brush.
Jun 25, 2006, 3:51 PM - Re: My armor
Jun 25, 2006, 8:31 PM - Re: My armor
nice...did you maKe the armor?
Jun 25, 2006, 10:23 PM - Re: My armor
Looking real good. For your first time you did an amazing job. With the liquid latex, were you letting it dry completly before painting over it?
Jun 27, 2006, 11:07 AM - Re: My armor
I was doing it a few ways because I wasn't 100% sure of what to do. The 1st time I took it off after I was done with the airbrush. That took off lots of paint. The 2nd time I let it dry to the touch. Again, same thing and down to the prymer. Third time I let it dry for 24 hrs, same thing. So I thought I would try a new bottle of latex. 4th time, let it dry for 24 hrs, nope same thing.
5th time I took some fine sandpaper and gently went over the each color but the green. It worked much better but it still took some paint off.
Jun 27, 2006, 11:21 AM - Re: My armor
Jul 15, 2006, 5:03 PM - Re: My armor
Ok, slight update. Finished up the knees. I took a few shots, one with a flash and one without. I was VERY surprised how the colors looked. But here you go....
Jul 15, 2006, 7:53 PM - Re: My armor
Look good keep up the good work.
Jul 16, 2006, 1:26 AM - Re: My armor
Looks really good. This is your first paint job ? Sorry, your 2nd, the first job was the armor . I´m starting my first paint job next week, hope to come close to yours...
Go on, you´re on the right way
Jul 16, 2006, 1:39 PM - Re: My armor
Looks great man!!!!!!!!!!! You're putting me to shame!
Jul 16, 2006, 5:02 PM - Re: My armor
Jul 16, 2006, 6:15 PM - Re: My armor
Jul 17, 2006, 11:26 AM - Re: My armor
Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback, good or bad.
Jul 17, 2006, 12:01 PM - Re: My armor
Looks great man.I agree on the mustard though.Easier to work with and much cheaper than masking fluid, and works just as good.
Jul 17, 2006, 12:24 PM - Re: My armor
NEF and Wickedbeard,
You put it on with a brush? Something I need to do a search on.... thanks for the input!
Jul 17, 2006, 12:54 PM - Re: My armor
Nice armour paint job!
When I paint/mask, I like to seal each layer with matte finish (or dull coat) as I work up.
So, I will spray down silver, seal it, mask the damage with masking fluid, spray my next color, spray sealer, mask, repeat..
I found this gives you a stable undercoating, and prevents alot of the lifting going on.
It also makes it easier to wipe up paint mistakes if your quick enough without eating into the lower layers.
Last edited by stonerook; Jul 17, 2006 at 1:06 PM.
Jul 17, 2006, 6:37 PM - Re: My armor
Thanks S. I need to try that.
Jul 17, 2006, 6:53 PM - Re: My armor
I squeeze it on directly from the squeeze bottle...I leave a big blob of it just before i spray the next layer wich leaves the mustard still wet underneath with a "skin" of paint. It should still be a little wet when the paint is dry. It's easy to find, just look for the big bumps. Then just wipe it off with a paper towel.
I tried it once with a thinner layer and letting it dry...that worked ok, but it was harder to work with. It kinda flaked up or chipped up which made me a little nearvous.
I can send you some pics of my "finished" armor if you want. Of course anything fett is never really finished.
Jul 18, 2006, 12:34 AM - Re: My armor
Please, that would be cool.