I made a list of these paints, and i'm heading off to lowes ace hdepot and wally world to make it happen for my armor, Thanks for the heads up. If i have problems i'll try to post anything i couldn't find.
Hey guys, just got done painting some trash can armor . I found the hunt club green at a little country knockoff of Lowes near my house, couldn't find the right yellow though and what I got is too bright for my taste. To me though, the hunt club green is too dark (by the way I haven't added the dull coat yet so maybe that will tone it down).
But still, this is my first try at making and painting armor so I'm happy with the outcome.
oh, and I tried heating this part up to make the dent, but heated it a little too much...
But thank you very much stormtrooperguy for these tips!!
Well, what I did before painting, was just to grab a lighter and heat up the area to be bent, just enough to heat slowly the area about 6" away below the area, not too long since you will burn the area....and the whole piece if not carefull. Slow is better. Before getting "brownish", take away the lighter, and use a small screwdriver handle (or anything round for this matter) to make the dent, just big enough to make the proper sized dent.
Okay guys, I know this isn't even close to movie accurate, but that was a conscious decision (for the most part, a few uh-ohs ). I used the colors and methods described by Stormtrooper Guy (Thanks ) and blended with Apollo's Mandolorian tutorial . I was going for the ultra-grime and battle scared look. Used sintra. What do you think? Too many liberties taken? :confused
(troubles with internet...will post pics when speed returns)
I used Bauhas gold krylon...safety blue from rusto, flat white rusto american accents...claret whine rusto american accents...flat black rusto american accents...silver obviously also rusto....rusto camo earth brown and kahki for the dirt and what not on the pack....
Hey Astro Builder! Looking good so far, but I think you could even stretch it more! I see big scarring (which is great!) but I don't see any micro scratches. taking a needle or something to scratch on some silver scratches or show skid marks or something would greatly emphasize grit and damage (in a more realistic sense).
Also, I see scorching around the edges but looks too even. I want to see variation (some patches would get more exposure in some spots of the armor than others)!
Anyway that's my two cents. Either way you did a great job!