Oct 17, 2008, 3:15 AM - nooby qwestions
Im new here and have been admiring you all 'YOU GUYS ARE AWSOME' and seeing all this awsome customs made me want to make my own mandolorian armor..i got some realy silly qwestions how do u get a worn look on amor and helmets im 80% done with my custom mando and wonder how to get the finer details and scratches and did that guy realy use mustard? lol I forgot to add i must thank wizardofflight his templates were awsome!
Oct 17, 2008, 3:29 AM - Re: nooby qwestions
First off, welcome to the board, and to answer your questions:
1) Yes, the guys here are awesome. I look up to them too.
2) You can scratch your armor with knives or carve it slightly with a dremel, but those might be a tad dangerous if you're not careful. You could also throw it against concrete or gravel as Jax does, to chip away some paint. Or, you could fake it by weathering it in the painting process. This generally takes a few layers of paint to accomplish, starting with a base coat which is usually silver or hammered steel in color. After this, you mask off your armor in "damaged" sections, and then paint over it in a new layer of paint. Once that new layer is done, take off your masking material, remask it to include the silver you kept untouched as well as a border of the new color, and then paint a new layer. This will make it appear as though paint has chipped off, though in reality, you just kept it from being painted on.
3) Yes, mustard can really be used. I was skeptical, too, until I used it on a small tin. It was a test piece, and it now sits proudly in my car as a pen holder! Yes, any type of Yellow Mustard will work... just make sure to wipe / wash it off between layers, and dry off your armor before masking with the mustard and painting again. I dunno what "guy" you mean, as the mustard method has been used by a lot of people on here and in the costuming community in general.
4) Yes, Alan is a treasure for his work... but don't forget everyone else who puts in their hard work, too! Like 99Cent, Skup, Fettpride, RussRep, Ruffkin... tons of people. That's just naming a few. Massive respect to these boards.
Any more questions?
Oct 17, 2008, 3:44 AM - Re: nooby qwestions
that pretty much answerd them all thank you xero for the warm welcome and if i have any more ill be sure to ask..
ill have some pics in a few weeks if any one cares thoe =]
and thank you to the entire tdh community.
Oct 17, 2008, 5:56 AM - Re: nooby qwestions
i like to use toothpaste instead of mustard, even if you let it dry it won't discolor the layer beneath it, and it leaves your helmet minty fresh!
Oct 17, 2008, 9:18 AM - Re: nooby qwestions
I like to use toothpaste after I eat mustard.
Welcome, Daginu! It's fun around here.
Oct 17, 2008, 9:50 AM - Re: nooby qwestions
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Oct 17, 2008, 10:14 AM - Re: nooby qwestions
MMMMMMMMMM. Month old sour cream.
Oct 17, 2008, 12:19 PM - Re: nooby qwestions
and all that is why i use liquid latex rather than mustard or toothpaste. i'm not minty. i'm not... mustardy... just masked
Oct 17, 2008, 12:53 PM - Re: nooby qwestions
I find it hard to find the masking fluid, especially if it's random damage so I prefer mustard most of the time, I've never tried toothpaste but definately will try it at some point, it sounds like it would be easier to work with than mustard.
oh yeah, and welcome to TDH!
Oct 17, 2008, 10:45 PM - Re: nooby qwestions
I takes a while for the liquid latex to dry doesn't it?
Oct 18, 2008, 6:22 AM - Re: nooby qwestions
about five minutes, maybe ten if it's chilly. probably less actually, i used it for the first time when i repainted my gauntlets, and it set up pretty quick.
I helped at SDCC '08
Oct 18, 2008, 8:03 AM - Re: nooby qwestions
Mustard, Toothpaste, or Windsor & Newton masking fluid (which I proclaim as total win!) works great for your weathering. saint_nasty is right, masking fluid takes only a couple mins to set up. I've done 4 complete sets of armor now with 1 bottle (thin to win) and have enough for my final set coming up.
Oct 18, 2008, 11:26 AM - Re: nooby qwestions
I have some kind of masking fluid. But I don't think it is latex. As for liquid latex I was thinking of that mold making stuff you get from craft stores and the like. We used that in my restorative arts class to make prosthetic facial hair pieces,but it took a bit to dry. I worked really well for that though.
Oct 18, 2008, 8:35 PM - Re: nooby qwestions
you can use that latex for masking purposes. you'll just have to get a separate bottle to mix it with a little water until you can get the concistancy you're looking for. it works pretty well since latex is water based and gets rubbery as the water evaporates.
Oct 18, 2008, 10:46 PM - Re: nooby qwestions