Finishing touches. Helmet. Spray-paint

TSCGCobra043

New Member
I’m putting the finishing touches on my scout helmet, was just looking for some help with how I should touch up small areas and places. Currently using rustoleum as my choice in paint. Was also wondering if anyone knows a good way to remove adhesive from the plastic visor as some remained after removal of tape. Any advice or tips would be helpful. Thanks!
 

TurboCharizard

RMO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
For touch ups you have a few options depending on where they need to be done and what your primer underneath is.

If you want to match the colour since the touch up is in the center of a piece, find a disposable container of some variety and spray some of the spray paint into there until it pools slightly. Before it dries use a soft brush to hit the problem spots.

If you're touching up an edge or a raised section you just found a candidate for some weathering! If it's a pinch point or high friction point like knees, elbows and shins you'll have visible mechanical damage so bring out the blacks for contrast and then bright silvers for scratches. If you want your armour to look old and poorly cared for toss in some rust tones. If it's in recesses you can go the extra mile and make texture paints by adding paint, PVA and sawdust/sand/ballast to make a paste and then jam that grime in there otherwise go for the ink wash method by diluting acrylics or using oil based paints to get grimy colours in deep and wipe away excess.
 

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Or goo-gone. Both will work.....Don't use straight up acetone. It will eat at the visor and it will discolor it. Use a Q-tip to try an minimize contact w/ other areas of the visor that need to keep contact. Don't want your visor to fall out.
 
Top