Customs: Custom concept bumblebee.. need your thoughts... slightly pic heavy..

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  1. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    Of course not finished but got the blue coat finished on the outside of the vehicle. I used water to thin the paint and had great results.

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  2. Ripclaw

    Ripclaw DementedDino1

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    well i might seem odd but the blue fading into yellow or visa versa looks preatty cool to me
     
  3. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    It does have a cool battle damage look to it
     
  4. Kouri

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    *pokes the wheels*

    Forget to mask?
     
  5. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    No.. well, this is my first car job and I didnt think about it until it was too late.. nothing some rubbing alcohol and a quick once over with black wont fix.. And its obviously not done..
     
  6. Kouri

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    I should hope not. ^^;

    As for how this guy's going to turn out... I'd say that because of the bright colors, a wash of dark-blue at the end would really help bring out the details.
     
  7. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    Ive thought about that.. It would look really cool.. How do I apply the paint on the cars body. I keep getting build up or streaks cause of how smooth the plastic is. My father in law said I should spray some primer on it but I'm not that desperate yet..
     
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    Streaks... Do you mean brush strokes? Thinning the paint and using a really fine brush ought to take care of that. Otherwise, I'm not sure what you mean.
     
  9. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    ya im sorry.. paint strokes and paint buildup. Its like the brush is pushing the paint around into clumps.
     
  10. Kouri

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    Yup, it sounds like thinning the paint would help with the buildup. You also may just be using too much paint at once. Lots of thin layers will look a lot smoother than a few thick ones.
     
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    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    thanks.. Ill test some thicknesses!
     
  12. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    Try airbrushing
     
  13. Kouri

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    I'd recommend the finest-bristle brush you can find.

    As for thinning the paint, make sure you find out what it's soluble in. If it's a water-soluble paint, I've heard that alcohol/windex work well. Jin goes with water, but that'd take longer to dry. Non-water soluble paints will require another solvent - I hear Testors'll work with most paints.

    And remember, it's okay if some of the color bleeds through the first coat. Wait for it to dry and you'll get it on the second/third pass.
     
  14. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    To be honest I'm getting so frustrated with the thing I'm contemplating getting a bottle of krylon and just spraying the damn thing with a blue color lol.. i wouldnt sleep well at night if I did that..
     
  15. Nerdling

    Nerdling Plastic Crack Addict

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    Here's a tip; don't call him "Nectar" :lol 
     
  16. Kouri

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    Just remember, Krylon can be fussy. It dries quickly, but ONLY in very thin layers. You will not cover it in the first coat.
     
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    you don't want brush stroke...don't use Acrylic. that simple.

    or, use spray paint
     
  18. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah I just did a first coat on my wreckage and the bottle spurted and gunked half the figure so definitely be careful. I am now using it of more like a powder coat at about fifteen inches away and moving back and forth very fast, so far the details are showing up very nice with a very even look.

    Not true I use only Tamiya and have never had a brush stroke problem, just don't use a lot of paint on the brush and take your time, that simple.
     
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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    yep. sprays are simple. as long as you follow directions on the can. After each coat, always make sure to spray the can upside down to clean out the nozzle and tube. Otherwise, it gunks up on the next coat or sprays badly.
     
  20. REDLINE

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    I would highly recommend you disassemble the toy. as far as you can. I ALWAYS do this for mine. you get the maximum coverage, eliminate having any of the original color show through at odd angles, and then you also eliminate having to mask so many parts, or dealing with brush strokes as you can use sprays for your base colors, and only have to brush your "paint aps".
     

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