stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors

jpynk3

Jr Hunter
Thanks! I may have to improvise another shade of green for the armor. I can't find the Hunt Club green. They do have Hunter green. And, they don't have the summer squash. Looks like I gotta wing it. Man I hope I don't screw this up.
 
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stormtrooperguy

Sr Hunter
Thanks! I may have to improvise another shade of green for the armor. I can't find the Hunt Club green. They do have Hunter green. And, they don't have the summer squash. Looks like I gotta wing it. Man I hope I don't screw this up.
hunter green is VERY different! very, very very different :)

they sometimes have the hunt club in small cans... if they have the little touchup cans, you might find it that way.

lowes has been known to have it as well, if you have that chain in your area.
 
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jpynk3

Jr Hunter
I've got a few more Home Depots and Lowes to check in the area. Thanks for the heads-up.
 
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stormtrooperguy

Sr Hunter
I've got a few more Home Depots and Lowes to check in the area. Thanks for the heads-up.
if they only have the little cans you'll want a few of them, and you'll feel an uncomfortable pinching in your wallet. the little cans are a total scam, as it's like 1/2 the paint for 3/4 the money.
 
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Gator

Hunter
Does anyone know what rattlecan colors to use for ESB armor?
 
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GCNgamer128

Sr Hunter
I'd say PM FettDad, he did a great job Rattlecanning his new BM Armour. When I painted my armour with rattlecan, I used Spruce Green, followed by misting and acrylic washes.
 
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stormtrooperguy

Sr Hunter
i know i can't help with esb at all. closest i've come to that flavor is a couple of helmets.
 
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jpynk3

Jr Hunter
Alrighty...I found the Summer Squash and Hunt Club green. The green is satin, which I'm not sure if it's supposed to be, but that's what I got.
 
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stormtrooperguy

Sr Hunter
Alrighty...I found the Summer Squash and Hunt Club green. The green is satin, which I'm not sure if it's supposed to be, but that's what I got.
yeah, that's all it comes in. the dullcote at the end makes it all matte, no matter what paint you use :)
 
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jpynk3

Jr Hunter
I'm done with the layers, except for the shoulders. I still can't find that orange. I need to mist on black to tone down the colors, especially the yellow. Which black should I use for that? I'm pretty pumped at how well it's turning out. Thanks for the tutorial! It helped alot.
 

stormtrooperguy

Sr Hunter
I'm done with the layers, except for the shoulders. I still can't find that orange. I need to mist on black to tone down the colors, especially the yellow. Which black should I use for that? I'm pretty pumped at how well it's turning out. Thanks for the tutorial! It helped alot.
in my opinion, black is black. i'd just use any really orange paint too... if you play with the mix of yellow and orange, you should be able to work with any commonly available orange paint.
 

jpynk3

Jr Hunter
Now I know why you like Testors so much. That Dullcote works great! I still have to paint the shoulder bells and then I'm done.
 

cr4nky

Hunter
I'm in the process of sourcing rattlecans here in Norway (you can't get Krylon or Rustoleum here), and it's a tedious process. I've found a few colors that work, but then I hit another snag... You don't get rattlecans in dull/matte finishes (other than clear, black and white). Is it the same with Krylon and Rustoleum? If so, what do you do to achieve a dull look to thre paint?
 

stormtrooperguy

Sr Hunter
ive been to 4 home depots and the rustoleum site and cant find true orange....are you sure thats the name or is it real orange or just orange
that's what the label on my can says. i used what was available at the time. they may have changed products over time... who knows?

i never intended this to be something where people would hunt to the ends of the earth to match what i did exactly. my guess is that orange is orange, and you could use whatever you can find.

that's how i usually do my projects... i use what i can get at whatever place i am at the time :)
 

stormtrooperguy

Sr Hunter
I'm in the process of sourcing rattlecans here in Norway (you can't get Krylon or Rustoleum here), and it's a tedious process. I've found a few colors that work, but then I hit another snag... You don't get rattlecans in dull/matte finishes (other than clear, black and white). Is it the same with Krylon and Rustoleum? If so, what do you do to achieve a dull look to thre paint?
It's easy to miss in the first post, but that's covered...

On the note of the "subtle weathering" that I didn't get into above - don't forget that you always want to use a matte clear coat to seal it all and dull down any gloss. Testor's Dullcote is my favorite, but anything should do. Be careful - clear coats can mess up the paint underneath if you don't carefully follow instructions, including letting all of the layers underneath cure properly.
it doesn't matter if the paint is glossy, as long as you finish it all off with a matte clear paint that dulls it down. but be REALLY careful. i've had the clear coat ruin the paint underneath when i've painted too fast, mixed brands, etc...

it's always good to test the reaction of paints on something other than your finished project.

one thing i've done in the past is to have a piece of plastic that i paint along side the armor. when i go to paint the next layer, i'll do it on the plastic first to see if it reacts well. not fool proof, but helpful if you don't know for sure what's going to happen. and even then there can still be problems.
 

cr4nky

Hunter
It's easy to miss in the first post, but that's covered...
Saw it now, thanks. I've got some spare ABS and sintra to test everything out on before I go for it. So we'll see how it works out.

Thanks for a good guide though!

UPDATE:

I tried a dull clearcote, and it seems to work. Not entirely happy with the finish though, so I might see if I can find the one from Tamiya or Testors. At least this way, I might not have to get an airbrush after all (not yet at least:)

Thanks again!
 
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TheGhraveArtist

Jr Hunter
Those colors are great! I love the weatering on the gauntlets, nice job :)

But the webbed belt below the ammo pouches seems a bit...too red? But other than that, the ensamble looks amazing.
 

BH Reaper

Hunter
It's hard to use your colour schemes as we don't get these paint brands in Oz. I'll upload some finished work so you guys can have a look for me.
 
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