Customs: Cybertron Kitbash Question

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by blackconvoy_D01, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. blackconvoy_D01

    blackconvoy_D01 Destronger

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    How can I give my Cybertron toys that weathered look as shown on the box?
     
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    Photoshop. ::rimshot::.

    Sorry, I know that's not helpful. You could try a blackwash. I'm not that familiar with tthe process, but I'm sure someone here could elaborate. If I understand correctly, you dip the figure in a tub of water with some paint/ink in it. When it comes out, paint/ink has filled in the low spots on the figure, bringing out the detail.

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    What about the electronic componets to the toy? Wouldnt they be ruined.
     
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    A blackwash doesn't actually mean you would dunk the toy in a wash, heheh. What you would want is to get some black paint and thin it out with water or thinner, then generously brush it onto the toy. After a letting it set a couple seconds, wipe it off. Keep doing this until the desired effect is acheived.

    Another thing you can do, if you aren't sure about how much to thin the paint... You can go to a store like Home Depot, Lowe's or some such type store, and get some black stain already made. I'm not exactly sure of the brand name or anything as I am not at home while posting this and thats where my bottle of it is... but I can get it later.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is damm good advice :thumb 
     
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    Ohh I see. Does a blackwash have to only be black, or could I do lets say a grey for Sideways?
     
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    dry brushing is good for a worn look but be sure to let the paint almost dry on the brush. and add a small coat of dull coat. good idea i loved it when they were a little beat up.
     
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    Yeah Drybrushing could work too.

    The stuff I use is actually Antiquing Glaze not stain, sorry about that. I get it at Lowe's or Home Depot. The bottle says Decorative Effects Antiquing Glaze by Valspar, and I get the Asphaltum color. I think its around $5 - $7 for a Half Pint bottle of it, and it goes a long way.
     

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