Minor/Repaint: Battle Damage Ratchet

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Nerd227, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. Nerd227

    Nerd227 New Member

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    I was really inspired by all the cool customs out there and me an my cocky self said "I could do that!" So for my first custom I decided to go small and give a junk figure, Specialist Ratchet, a heavily battle damaged look.

    Step 1: Disassembly
    I am pretty much done with this step but want some advice before I continue. Should I sand, paint, and repeat for a glossy finish or should I drybrush it and give closer to a satin finish.
     

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  2. Mal

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    I'd avoid a gloss as it might clash with the dingy beat up look.
     
  3. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    I usually prime it first, then transform to find rubs, then disassemble, then sand the rub spots, re-prime those fixed spots, then paint. You can gloss a custom with battle damage but if you go that route, add your battle damage after you gloss...if a brand new car got hit hard enough to take the paint off, the primer under the paint and the metal (necessarily) wouldn't be glossy...just the paint on the outside would be.