I hate the scratch technique

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    I hate the scratch technique

    I started on my Fett finally
    I am following some instructions found on this & other sites
    I paint the parts silver
    Then airbrush Floquil Enamel paints
    then scratch the scratches with a toothpick

    I end up with the silver getting scratched off as well as marks in the silver
    I want the silver to show thru smoothly
    Here's my stuff so far
    I still need to do the catwhisker yellow on the scratches
    I may redo it all
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails fett-armour-016-jpg   fett-armour-015-jpg  

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    slavefive's Avatar
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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    ...dude you are too harsh...looks sweet...

    ...I used Rubber cement...believe it or not it peels off and voila!!!...silver stays put...

    ....here is to the next bad boba

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    I gotta agree with slavefive. You are being to hard on yourself. It looks great.

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    Use Winsor & Newton's masking fluid. Very easy to use liquid latex. Paint the entire thing silver, mask the chipped areas with the latex (paint it on just like any other brushable paint), spray on the yellow, let dry some then peel away the latex. viola!

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    I would also suggest masking fluid... I always get a contact high when I use the rubber cement... but it does work

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    Me too...I really like masking fluid. However, as everyone else said, what you've done there so far really does look good!!!
    D

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    They look good bro, but I know what you mean about the scratching, use the masking fluid.

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    ditto on the masking... just scratching off the paint sounds really harsh on the lower layers of paint. it's all looking good so far though, so i wouldn't sweat it. i think i repainted my knees 3-4 times, and still want to do it again!

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    Mustard works too.

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    I used the Mustard before on the :jet pack that's in the TDH gallery
    I like it, it's comfortable for me, so I'll go with that for the rest of the gear.
    Lewis, my friend, you are always too kind.
    Thanx for the support guys
    to all the finished Bobas

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    ...LoL

    ...I have to be supportive since after you are done painting your Fett you are painting mine!!!!

    Laters
    Lewis

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    do they sell sintra in a gray or metal color?

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    slavefive said: View Post
    after you are done painting your Fett you are painting mine!!!!

    of course

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    dude it looks great. you matched the colors great. you can always adjust weathering later here and there

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    Re: I hate the scratch technique

    I don't see a problem except that you made one of those scratches "too big". Have a sprite and keep up the good work.

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