Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

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    Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

    Hi guys,

    Just in the process of ordering my Stormrider sidearm & Fettpride holster Just wondering what colours I will need to paint the sidearm and what battle damage is done to it etc? I'm based in the UK and will most likely be wanting to use rattlecans. Some reference photos of sidearms that you know are accurate etc would be awesome. Cheers.

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    Re: Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

    There are no full images with the sidearm, this is why the coloring and weathering is a guess work. Because the Gallery is down for the moment, I will post two images with the best views of the sidearm:

    esb-sidearm-01-jpg esb-sidearm-02-jpg

    For further weathering just do a search for ESB sidearm.

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    Re: Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

    A few people (me included) have used brown/ red colored primer. Rustoleum makes a primer this color... don't know if Rustoleum is available in the UK. But I would think any primer of that color would work.

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    Re: Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

    I used the brown/red primer as well, and it seemed to do the trick. the only thing i see with mine is the absence of the gloss that appears in the picture posted above. mine is more of a flat color.

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    Re: Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

    Ahh oh. The only rustoleum I have been able to get my hands on is the Satin Claret Wine that I used for my mandibles. Will that do? I thought it was lighter than that.

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    Re: Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

    Na, thats too "red". I used Krylon ruddy brown primer. Basically any primer with that "rust/orange-y red" sometimes called "red oxide" color will work.
    Like this one:
    Krylon® Industrial Maintenance Primer
    or
    RustOleum 12 Oz. Red Filler Primer Spray - Pack of 6

    thats the color your going for.....Then just glosscoat it.
    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; Jan 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM.

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    Re: Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

    hmm..I would like to amend my previous statement.. the stuff i used was actually Rustoleum rusty metal primer. more brown than red. at first it seemed kind of wrong but the more i look at it the better it looks.. its still that flat type of spray paint.. and i was also spraying it onto primer on a real pulce 40. i think the original looks a bit more brown anyways. also this took a lot longer to dry completely.. it was a bit tacky for a few days, but now its nice..
    take a look: (WIP)

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    Re: Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

    here is a link to several works.....

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/e...ailable-39998/

    I painted mine using Georgia Clay by Krylon.

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    Re: Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

    Tamiya Dull Red TS-33 in the spray can is what I used

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    Re: Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

    ^ Thanks Boba Mike! Being in the UK I can't get hold of Rustoleum or Krylon over here (not cheap anyway), but Tamiya is a very easy brand to get hold of! Thanks for everyone's input!

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    Re: Sidearm Reference photos & colours?

    Have a look in good old Halfords I'm sure they do a red oxide in a rattle can

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