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    Feb 21, 2010, 12:00 PM - Need advice for painting a Jawa blaster. . . #1

    I ordered this resin Jawa blaster kit and droid caller. I found a really awesome site showing how to do a woodgrain faux finish (http://www.sci-fire.com/). Can anyone help me out with instructions for the best way to faux paint the metallic finishes? Thanks guys!


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    Feb 22, 2010, 1:23 PM - Re: Need advice for painting a Jawa blaster. . . #2

    For metallics, I've had good results with Testors Metalizer paints. They come in small bottles if you have an airbrush, or spray cans. They give a good metallic look and you can buff them to a high sheen, or leave them more "matte."
    I'd recommend using the clear coat if you go that route to prevent marks & fingerprints from handling.
    BTW, that wood grain tutorial from sci-fire is outstanding!
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    Feb 22, 2010, 5:52 PM - Re: Need advice for painting a Jawa blaster. . . #3

    That woodgraining tutorial is awesome, right? Your technique sounds great. I also thought about, once the primer has dried, spraying a coat of pewter then a coat of matte finish gold, followed by a coat of matte black then using either some sandpaper or steel wool, lightly go over parts of it so the gold and pewter show for the worn-in look. Anyone else tried that?

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