anyone know how to make the colours lighter?


Bactab0y

Hunter
Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to make colours lighter once there on the helmet? I sprayed my rotj helm, but the green is too dark and idea on how to solve this without respraying it?
 

Predatormv

Well-Known Hunter
I have found lightly sanding with like 400 or higher grit sandpaper lightens it a little, and gives it more of a weathered look.
 

Bactab0y

Hunter
:( sanding it didn't work, well it worked a bit but not enough :cry

Looks i'm going to have to re spray it with a more accurate colour
 

Got Maul

Well-Known Hunter
white wash it ! seriously, that helped me. If its too dark, dampen a towel, throw some white paint or lighter pastel color of some sort and white wash it. Being that its green, you might want to try a very light blue, yellow or some other component that makes up green for an even blend.
 

AFettFullofDollars

Well-Known Hunter
This may be a stupid question, but what color of green did you use? I used Krylon 'Italian Olive' on this RotJ bucket and I thought it came out pretty good. Being in the UK I don't know if you get Krylon brand spraypaints though.

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earpick

New Hunter
I have seen these done a few times and not sure how well it will work for you . Insted of using sandpaper use a dish pad. You know the greenish looking ones that are fairly thin, sometimes they have a sponge on the other side. Use it in the same manor as the sand paper. It would not hurt to try and let me know how it works.
 

TBone

Active Hunter
earpick said:
I have seen these done a few times and not sure how well it will work for you . Insted of using sandpaper use a dish pad. You know the greenish looking ones that are fairly thin, sometimes they have a sponge on the other side. Use it in the same manor as the sand paper. It would not hurt to try and let me know how it works.

Earpick - Scotchbrite pads. That is one brand name for them. I used them on the last bucket I painted and weathered the silver down...It looked really nice afterwards.
 

Bactab0y

Hunter
as far as i'm aware we can't get krylon paints in the U.K, (some please let me know if I'm wrong!) I'll have to investigate see if i could order any on-line
 

RBF

Well-Known Hunter
I wouldn't do a "white" wash, but mix a lighter colour of green by hand, an then rub that on (like what a few people said before, just grab a towel an wash it on) ... should work, it did for my jet pack when it came out way to dark because of to much black misting.
 
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