Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by artimus prime, Oct 6, 2017.
Is there a difference between Alclad Klear Kote and the Aqua Gloss clear coat?
I replied in your thread already, but this stuff looks seriously great.
Anyone who hasn't checked this thread out yet should do so.
Fantastic thread. I don’t have an airbrush setup right now, and have Been wondering if there was some way to still do some minor customizing. This looks like a great option.
So to clarify regarding the clear coats : alclad works best, and brushing on works fine; Future isn’t perfect, but is pretty good, even brushed on. Correct?
Several of the tests of clear coats reported results with a mere metallic (as opposed to mirror chrome) finish. Is that an good way to get a metallic silvery or steel finish? Or are there more efficient marker methods for getting the metallic look? There are a number of figures where I don’t want a shiny chrome, but just want to make that godawful cheap looking plastic grey look metallic.
There's plenty of metallic paints that will get you the same results. The chrome usually turns to silver when damaged. Not gunmetal or steel.
Thanks! Any recommendations for good metallics from a brush (or better yet, marker)?
I use testors enamel paints. They are finicky but the results are good. I really don't use markers. You might wanna look into gundam markers. @Devastator21 has been using markers. He might be able to help.
I’d recommend Tamiya acrylics. They brush on nicely and have a good range of metallics that pretty closely match the factory paints used on TFs.
Yeah, I’d definitely prefer not to use markers. But with the limited hobby setup I have right now, they are probably the best option for any sort of painting I would like to do right now. Thanks for the information, and for doing all the testing and work for this thread!
Molotow is a great product in its own right, but this stuff I've been working with is some next level shit!
Impressive! Hey OMEGAPRIME1983, can you please post the info about the stuff you've been working with? I'll be wanting to return to this thread and don't wanna have to scrub through the video for details. Thanks man!
Actually I have a thread going for it, as I didn't want to COMPLETELY hijack this thread for it. I'll message you with the details, so I don't do so.
While the K Colors seem impressive (there isn't much video on the full process including results after adding clear coat), the point of this Molotow thread is to avoid things like having to set up your piece with primer and a super black base coat.... as well as no need for an airbrush.
I used the Molotow Liquid chrome pens for a custom TLK Optimus Prime. I brushed on Aclad Clear Coat for protection. It looks great!
Every Sunstreaker needs chrome…
The left side of the spoiler has a coat of Future as a test, which actually worked out well. The foggy quality isn’t really noticeable and both sides are equally reflective unless you look really close. Right side is just the Liquid Chrome, no clearcoat.
For this figure I think I’m fine with using Future to protect the Liquid Chrome.
Which is why I only showed a bit of the process, and took any further conversation to messaging. The molotow pens are great for a quick fix, but isn't very durable, and doesn't take clear coat very well. Just wanted to give everyone all options, is all.
Which Clear coat did you use? I tried looking up some Alclad Klear koat and found gloss and aqua gloss but don't know which to get. This stuff is lacquer right?
For those who are experimenting....
This is what the chrome looks like after waiting 2 days to set, and then brushing it down lightly with a Q-tip dipped in Future. Looks pretty shiny to me still.
I did this with Prime and his rims too; locks it in nicely, dulls it maybe by 10%, but totally worth it since you won't deal with finger prints, or rub offs, or scratches etc...
Any clear coat will do?
I would stick with what has been used for experimenting ....you'll find a lot of info in this thread. For me, Future is the way to go, for the results I desire.
I have to look for pledge floor polish. I’ll try this.
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