Iron Man Rattlecan Colors

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    Tod 'buir's Avatar
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    Iron Man Rattlecan Colors

    Does anyone have any suggestions for rattlecan colors for an Iron Man build? I'm trying my hand at one of Dungbeetle's pep helmets. Thanks!

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    Re: Iron Man Rattlecan Colors

    OK, here's what I just used--and I'm real happy with the results.

    Duplicolor auto spray Bordeaux red (you'll probably need 2-3 cans; they're small) for the helmet portion. It's got a nice deep red/crimson color and has a metallic sheen to it.

    Krylon Short Cuts Gold Leaf for the faceplate.

    I tested out several colors and these were the ones I liked the best. A lot of the paint jobs I've seen seem to have the helmet portion too red, but this was a nice compromise, and it being auto paint, it has a nice luster to it as well. The gold portion I wanted to have a metallic look, but not too shiny, and the Gold Leaf did this admirably.

    I'll try to post pictures here in the next couple of days, but I hope this helps.

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    Re: Iron Man Rattlecan Colors

    ooh I can not wait to see the pics.

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    Re: Iron Man Rattlecan Colors

    did you find it easy to build i am struggleing with the ears and back

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    Re: Iron Man Rattlecan Colors

    Its so many variations of Red i recomend to experiment and test it out. also try to experiment with different base colors it will give it different shine.
    I also recome for you and us that is Iron Man fans to consider the new Iron Man forum www.siwdat.com/forum . Hopefully it will work as good as The Dented Helmet work for Boba Fett fans as this will for Iron Man.
    IM Info gatherd in one place i think is a good idea. Just look at this amazing forum how well, polite, helpfull and constructive the forum works.. Its something to live up to.

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    Re: Iron Man Rattlecan Colors

    OK, I'm gonna try to post some pics. This is my first time using an image hosting service, so hopefully I can get it to work.

    The pics are of the first paint attempt; I haven't added the lenses for the eyes yet in these pictures, and I need to some paint touchups right around the eyes. But hopefully this will give a good example of the results I got using the paint colors I had indicated in my first post.

    Hope this helps!

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