Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Optimus Layne, Jan 7, 2008.
Finally finished chroming my leader class prime today her are a couple of pics i got so far
Great job! Nice and clean, I see you did not go the usual drybrush method. What method of chroming did you use, paint?
hell nah im learning though off tips from Jin and you
its testors i forgot the number i have it at home
Agreed. Nice job.
Drybrushing done properly is very effective, but it's nice to see a clean toy once in awhile.
Looks like you have some nice shelving too.
thanks, Jins work is truly great as well.
I am starting to like the clean look a lot better now. I to love the shelves, some of mine are sadly on the floor as of now.
thanks guys it took be about 5 evenings to complete i really appreciate the the compliments
Don't get me wrong. A proper drybrushing (several passes with different tints combined with a wash and some detail work) can look amazing on most any military style vehicle.
But, yeah, a super clean, "right off the showroom floor" paintjob on the civilian alt modes is very nice and pretty hard to pull off.
It doesnt really look like chrome to me. Chrome is much shinier and is more reflective. This is more of a very shiny silver look, but not chrome. That said it looks much better than the original. Bigger pics would be nice.
And yeah, sweet shelves.
this is what i used
Ive used the tamiya brand (now discontinued for some stupid reason) equivalent to that and it definitely isn't chrome, but its a good shade.
I have some chrome spray paint by Humbrol, it gives a really awesome chrome finish that you can actually see yourself in, but it isn't very durable.
I was so mad when they stopped making it, it was really good paint.
Do you have any clue why they stopped it? They stopped making a few others i liked as well.
I agree. The same wih various weathering and dry brush techniques. Sometimes it's nice to see how a factory would do it. This one is great, clean fig. Good work.
I hope the Premiums look half that good, that's cool!
Probably because of cost, It was really high/fine pigment which means it was probably really expensive to make. I know the brand I am using right now the developer said they actually lose a very small amount of money on some of their metallic paints but do it because of the demand for such high quality.
I like Alclad. comes in spray or liquid (for airbrush) i think Xerticon or something like that name has some pics with it. I did my Jazz with it. It's nice stuff,
Wow, super shiny.
I saw your wip on your blog but the pic was not very good, what is it? Looks like it give a nice finish.
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