Many thanks! If you went overboard with the colors simply use some tissue soaked with alcohol (eg, hand sanitzer) and dab it off to the desired intensity. I used RAL colors which is our color system here in Europe, eg. RAL 3003 for the gauntlets - but like I said it's not the best color (too bright) as I had to do a lot of finetuning later. For the blaster I started with a grey-blue color which came out too bright. After that I misted it black again and then used some burned umber colors, silver rub'n'buff and this blueish color (I used Vallejo 70.906).Strider - Just echoing Boochman, but yeah that blaster looks pretty awesome! Great job! I recently painted my own blaster but went overboard on the rust effects. I wasn't happy with it so I recently started over, gonna go lightly this time around. What colors were you using for the Blaster and Gauntlets?
Thanks, bro. I got this as a kit. Haven't noticed it before but I believe you're right - the barrel seems indeed a bit short.Barrel might be a bit short but it looks nice
Yeah, so annoying that sizes differ so dramatically between brands. I had to order my last running shoes two sizes larger, lol. Anyway, I'll just keep them for the time being. If I change my mind and do want to troop with it sometime I can always order another pair (probably IB as well).Strider - Good stuff! I had also read that about Imperial Boots (That they're sizes ran small) I'm just shy of 12.5 in shoe size but since I really can't find 12.5 in most retail shoes I usually end up getting a Size 13 (e.g. Nike Adidas, etc.). When in the US Army I was always issued Size 12.5 Boots which fit great. I was nervous about ordering a size 13 from Imperial Boots as most say they run small. I ordered anyway and when they came I was pleased with how well they fit. (Maybe I got lucky) Still though, suck that you now have to order another pair. Still gonna go with Imperial Boots? or the other popular one......"CA Boots" I think they're called.
Thanks, bro! Yes, the fabric has already enjoyed an hourly bath in hot black tea but it doesn't really get much darker than that at this point. Let's see how airbrush works - haven't used it on fabric yet, lol.I soaked mine in black tea, and that did the trick in making that pouch a different shade as a base, then weather from there!
Pretty cool that you sewed your own tho! They look great!
Funny, I was actually thinking the weathering has quite some resamblance to what a mechanic after a long day would look like so maybe you should give it a try
Oh, not sure if actually burning it is such a great idea. This would surely impair the fabric and tear it open sooner or later.But hats off to ya - again looks great! Concerning the "Burned" parts on the soft pieces of the costume - has anyone tried using an actual flame (Lighter or small butane torch) to achieve those effects? I thought about trying that with my cape.
Thank you! Yeah, those are vintage screws, I couldn't find them at my local hardware store as well. I found them on ebay a couple of years ago (originally I wanted to use them for a blaster project). For reference mine have a diameter of 8mm.Cape looks great - not overdone at all!
I wanted to do the plate too, and was all ready to do it this week, but couldn’t find the small flathead bolts at Home Depot! Where did you end up grabbing yours from!?!