How durable is this paint after it is applied? Resilient to scratching and such? It's a great tutorial and awesome idea, just wondering about life span of it (may be earlier on and may of accidentally over-read it). Thanks and thank you tons for sharing!
Thanks for your interest. Although this isn't the clearest visor method, I think it is the only one that looks like the game visor--not transparent-appearing at all. If you masked a hexagon pattern into the metalizer layer, this system would make the best-looking H4 visor yet.
Last edited by RTWHOCKEY; Nov 10, 2013 at 4:14 AM.
It really needs an airbrush and the fine Metalizer paint. Rattle cans just won't atomize the metal paint fine enough or give you control enough to get a see-through layer. The metalizer paints have only a very small percentage of pigment as well as a carrier that evaporates to leave very little excess material. The thinness of your layer is the key to being able to see anything through it. A decent airbrush may seem like big money up front, but it is an investment if taken care of properly. If you lack access to an airbrush or experience, make contact with your local scale model club and see if you can get someone interested to help. Above all, practice the process from beginning to end on a waste visor. My visor is my second attempt and I've outlined a few things I'd do differently when I do it again.
Excellent tutorial, sir. I don't know if I will ever make this monumental an effort (at least while I'm employed and raising a child), but it's good to know the info is here if I need it.
if i already vacuum formed a could i heat and stretch reflective window film on it for instance http://www.abodewindowfilms.co.uk/ac...ndow_Film.html does anyone know if that would work I'm remaking the halo 3 eva helmet
Could you post the links to where I could by the Metalizer, Thinner, and paints?