Great thread, it'll definitely help me on my "build as cheap as I can" helmet. I have a set of Iwata airbrushes but am never against the use of spray cans.
I piked up almost every color listed here at home depot yesterday and spent about 25 bucks. I already had metallic silver and primer handy. Thanks so much for posting this. Now if I can get some really good headshots so I know what to mask off, I will be doing great!
there are thousands of reference shots in the gallery here. i can't imagine anyone needing more than that
guess I have to dig a little better. Most of what I saw were full costumes, not close ups
OHHHHH, there are OTHER albums!
bout to give this a try as my armor jetpack and gaunts are done and I have left over huntclub and moss green, claret whine, flat black primer silver and blue I think Im gonna spend some more time soaking in paint fumes this week...this might rival the jetpack in difficulty
We have em at work...
got the dome painted and all today...cheeks later
Been searching high and low for Rusto Sage Satin, and having no luck. Some research online seems to indicate that the color is being discontinued. Amazon has a few cans left for an outrageous price. I ordered one, but going forward, I was wondering if there is an equivalent color of a different brand. Thx!
it's always been pretty hard to find. i bought a case of it online a while back for around $50.
that's why i tend to do when i find a color i like... i'll get a dozen cans so that i have enough to go around if it becomes scarce
So far I've been able to find it in gloss at A.C. Moore, and that's it for brick & mortar stores. None at Lowes, Home Depot or Jo-Ann Fabrics (which has a surprisingly good spray paint selection...who knew?)
gloss or satin... either way you'll want to put a flat clearcoat on it.
Nice! I never really favoured the ROTJ myself as I love the 'eyebrow scratch' on the ESB but I really like what you've done with this. Thanks for the list as I'm not too bad with a rattlecan!
To be honest mate, i think the colours are damm near perfect!!
just amazing work.
Just bought all these cans from Home Depot and they still carry all the same colors with new updated cans. I had no problems finding the safe green either and was tempted to buy a few extra cans in case anyone needed some here.
Here are the new cans if anyone is interested in what they look like 4 years after this post started!
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There is a satin sage green...it may not be in the painters touch version which has a different cap ( the sprayer) but there is a satin version...normally found at walmart. Gloss will be glossy...not something you want on the Fett.
dullcote will kill the shine on gloss paint just fine
it's cool that things have come back around. for a while home depot was switching to krylon and this was all going to be useless. but now rustoleum is back!
one note though: you got hunter green, not hunt club green. different color entirely!
Nice catch, I will have to double check to see if they have it. The paint girl was asking me 20 questions a out why I was picking out so many cans. I think when she saw me grab th metallic first, she assumed I was going to be doing a paint huffing marathon or something.
Hunter green for the rear panels is correct...Hunt Club is for the armor...STG is getting old.