Lettin the mustard fly !!!


Fettism

Hunter
Well here goes nothin ............my first crack at painting armor .I started with just the shoulders & knees . I started with a Krylon premium chrome , then used Parma liquid mask . Then after a few days on went the Krylon almond .... waited overnight and then peeled off the mask using a thumb nail .Although the mask did seem to affect the chrome a little it's not to bad. It gave it a kind off weathered metal look .For the next step I decided to skip the Parma and give the old MUSTARD that I have been hearing about so much on the TDH , a try . I guees I'll wait a day or 2 for the mustard to dry or thicken and then on goes the Krylon Catterpiller Yellow . Do you guys think I should throw in a little misting with the pumpkin orange ? O K hit me with your opinions guys ...... that's why were here .



Mike

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cal196

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Geez lol. Why so much on the knee pads? Yes mist it with orange I think it looks better, but barely.
 
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Fettism

Hunter
Well I figure I want allot of damage on them ( not going for the screen accuracy ) and I will do more than 1 coat of the catterpiller so if I see too much cream/almond I will keep the mask smaller to cover some more of the almond ...besides i LOVE mustard . It was wierd masking and licking the fingers at the same time mmmmmmmmmmm . Anyone got a hot dog ?


Mike
 

Fettism

Hunter
O K guys ........ dont know about this . I tried the mustard thing . Man it was much harder to remove than the liquid mask .As a result the scraping was tough ( my fingernails are killing me !!!).In some spots the scraping took off more of the second coat and exposed even more silver .I'm not finished removing it yet so i want some opinions . I think I would have to touch up the silver as it took a beating while scraping off the mustard . The almond (2nd coat ) went a little yellow from the mustard however I have seen others like that . Should I press on ? I know it stills needs misting with flat black or rust to give it the old weathered look . And I will cover with a a little light sanding & clear matte finish to take off the shine . The question here is it good enough to go on or do I sand and start over again ?


Mike

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Fettism

Hunter
Well with all the great help from you guys .... I'm a learnin !!! Slowly ...very slowly . Some day I may even try one of them thar air brushes .... but that's a little ways off . Thanks guys . So you think I should press on ?



Mike
 

Fettism

Hunter
I was thinking i might tone down the speckles a bit . I may have done a little too much misting with the black & rust . I will tone down the shine a bit with very fine steel wool and add a clear flat matte finish and maybe dust a little with the catapillar yellow to take out a wee bit of orange . The flash however does bring out the orange more than the eye .



Mike
 

SledFang

Hunter
I figured it was something like that. I'd say you have a pretty darn good plan though. Keep working, I'm sort of using this for tops for my own armor. Working on my EE-3 right now, I just happened to have almost everything I needed for a scratch build at my place already. I'm got some armor cut and base coated too. Just sort of hanging around getting tips from this place in the meantime.
 

Fettism

Hunter
Bells complete!!!! I must say to those who would use mustard .... dam that aint easy . I did the first coat of almond and used liquid mask to cover the silver. It worked just fine . I decided to try the mustard for the next stage .Although it was easy to apply and fun to work with ( just eat what gets on your hands ) I must say this . After applying the yellow and orange coats came the removing of the mustard mask . I scraped .... and I scraped ... and I scraped until my fingernails were raw and bleeding .I had to scrape so much that even some of the paint I didnt want to come off .... did ! I also notice 2 disturbing things . First the mustard stained and changed the color of the cream/almond paint to a yellow and second I had to scrape so much ( cause the mustard didn't want to let go ) that the silver was now a flat scratched mess that didnt look so good . So I'ts back to the drawning board for the knees ( I managed to salvage the shoulder bells ) and this time it's all LIQUID MASK .


Mike

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