What do you guys paint the back of armor?

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    Spankuh's Avatar
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    What do you guys paint the back of armor?

    I'm about to start painting a set of FP3 armor and was wondering what to paint the back of the armor with? Do you leave it primered? Paint the base color of the armor piece?

    Thanks!

    HH

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    Re: What do you guys paint the back of armor?

    I paint it full spec... as per ref pics.
    It depends on how 'accurate' you wanna go with your set up?

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    Re: What do you guys paint the back of armor?

    I think he means the inside of the armor. The not seen pieces.
    I have been thinking about this myself, as i too am going to start my fp3 armor ordeal soon.

    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    I paint it full spec... as per ref pics.
    It depends on how 'accurate' you wanna go with your set up?

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    Re: What do you guys paint the back of armor?

    If I recall... I *think* the armor is just white on the back, the "raw" plastic

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    Re: What do you guys paint the back of armor?

    Ah...
    When I painted my armour what I did was to 'over spray' the base green onto the edges of the armour so if it was caught at a weird angle then the green would still be seen but for the most part it was left white.
    Last edited by Mojo-Fett; Oct 5, 2008 at 3:06 AM.

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    Re: What do you guys paint the back of armor?

    I dont paint the back of the armor. I just leave it white

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    Re: What do you guys paint the back of armor?

    Depending on your attachment method, it may be better to avoid painting the back of the armor. Some glues don't adhere well to paint.

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    Re: What do you guys paint the back of armor?

    batninja said: View Post
    Depending on your attachment method, it may be better to avoid painting the back of the armor. Some glues don't adhere well to paint.
    Exactly what Batninja said. I painted the edge of the back of my armor just in case it shows. A lot of time if you attach velcro or glue something on, you are attaching it to the layer of paint vs the armor itself. The paint layer can peel off and what ever you attached will no longer be secure.

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    Re: What do you guys paint the back of armor?

    Thanks guys!

    HH

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    Re: What do you guys paint the back of armor?

    Candy apple red

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