Method used to make non metals look like metals...

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    Macantosh station 1138's Avatar
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    Method used to make non metals look like metals...

    anyone know how they did that in the movies, I would love to know.

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    Re: Method used to make non metals look like metals...

    You can mix a LOT of Aluminum powder in with epoxy resin and when it hardens, wet sand and buff to a great metal look. Using this method COMBINED with the RNB will give you the ultimate metal finish.

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    Re: Method used to make non metals look like metals...

    Since you are new and do not know, what was used in the movie was a product called Rubb and Buff. Also know as RNB on these boards. If you do a search you will see many of us have used it. You can find it in a craft store like Michael's.

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    Re: Method used to make non metals look like metals...

    That stuff wont set up on some plastics, unless your using all fiberglass armor like they did in the movies I would not recommend it.

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    Re: Method used to make non metals look like metals...

    What I did with some of my other costumes to create a metal look effect was to dull it down a bit by "weathering". For example, I combined a bit of reddish brown primer to a plastic replica powder rifle, sanded it and scuffed it up a little here and there and it looks so realistic that people would swear it's the real thing. The rifle looks like it 100 lbs. or so but it only weighs about 6 lbs. Also, If you are working with any parts that have "in lays", pits, scratches, lines, ect..I would recommend that those areas to be touched up with the next shade darker to add the illusion of depth and weight. Now it all depends on what costume you are doing like Jango or Boba. This would work better with Boba in my opinion because some of his attire is a bit duller. Jango on the other hand is a bit brighter but with a few scuffs and small dents here and there. I hope my input can help in any way. Good luck!



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    Re: Method used to make non metals look like metals...

    oh, I'm doing boba, and ethier way I'll probably have to touch the helmet up a bit.

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