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Painting Technique - Version 2

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by Adam, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Sigma LS

    Sigma LS Sr Member

    Works like a charm Adam :cool:

    Thanks so much for the vid.

  2. falcon NL

    falcon NL Well-Known Member

    Come on Sigie, don't hog the pictures for yourself...share ;)
  3. Jordan Roajs

    Jordan Roajs Member

    can i do this with any spay paint or with wat kind help :eek:
  4. Adam

    Adam Community Founder

    that looks good. Glad to be able to teach young padewans ;-)
  5. Nate

    Nate New Member

    When I make my armor I'll probably use this technique, except a bit different 'cause my armor will be black. thanks for the vid Adam!
  6. Jordan Roajs

    Jordan Roajs Member

    well csn i use this with any spary paint

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  7. Maverick

    Maverick Jr Member

    Hey Adam, how would you go about painting the armor of this guy?

    They have that kinda glossy/metalic shiney armor, but it still looks dull at the same time.
  8. Adam

    Adam Community Founder

    same thing, but finish it off with lots of clear coat ;-)
  9. Damien

    Damien Well-Known Member

    why a lot? two coats usually work
  10. Jordan Roajs

    Jordan Roajs Member

    well this is getting pretty damn old but wat kind of spary paint do ,i use to paint my armor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Ironcobra3000

    Ironcobra3000 Well-Known Member

    Because if you put alot of coats on, those layer will build up and create an invisible barrier between the environment and Helmet surface. Also, It makes it very shiny.
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  12. drgon47


    Ive never been a fan of really shiny armor....looks like it could have been wrapped in plastic wrap. Anyway, I plan on using a flat paint, not gloss and then maybe one coat of clear.
  13. Broz

    Broz New Member

    Wow! Simple techniques, artfully applied, sweet, really sweet.

    Though I thought the style looked familiar. Built up shades, blacklining, bright highlights/drybrushing to contrast the deep base tones. Yep definatly saw plenty of that sort of thing in the cabinets when I was a Troll/Hobby Specialist at GW HQ.

    Definatly sweet.
  14. Jordan Roajs

    Jordan Roajs Member

    well if i had a father all my life i wouldn't be on this site but scince i dont i still need traning wheels because i never had nobody to teach me excuse ne sorry 4 being a outcast
    you know not everybody is prefect :cry:
  15. Sean Bradley

    Sean Bradley


    Where did that come from Jordan??? This isn't the place to be discussing that stuff. We're here to learn how to make armor...

    Back on topic please.
  16. Justin2K7

    Justin2K7 New Member

    Thats an amazingly good job man. I hope I can paint this well.
  17. Eihort

    Eihort New Member

    I was thinking the same thing. A lot of this is just macro versions of what's applied to painting miniatures.
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  18. sk8er4life

    sk8er4life Well-Known Member

    so the black is auto-primer not spray paint? I want do do it on cardboard so will the hammered stuff work on it?
  19. Cylos

    Cylos Jr Member

    Wow, that's really amazing. A lot simpler than I would've thought! Nicely done!
  20. nightpicnic

    nightpicnic Jr Member

    holly crap that looks good

    like chocolate diped in fudge
    the primer eally gives it more demension of however u spell it
  21. darthmaddy

    darthmaddy Member

    That Oregano is one crazy ass color. I went to every store in my town, and no one had it, so I go to the town to the north and find some at Home Depot. However, the can didn't say "American Accents," it says "Painters Touch." They must've changed it, I looked really close at all the paint and almost missed it. In the store and on the way home, I swear it looked like just a beige. But now that I'm home it looks green. I don't know how you ever came up with this color Adam, my hats off to you.
  22. AoBfrost

    AoBfrost Well-Known Member

    This video is the one that taught me how to paint my own armor. Watching these 4 minutes never gets old.
  23. Rankmastachief

    Rankmastachief Jr Member

    Ok, my armor paint job got all scratched up and chipped while attending a couple costume contests. It is past the point of battle scaring/damage painting. Arrggghhhh. :cautious: So, I have followed the instruction, but am having trouble with the clear coat, paint, and primer peeling off the suit like it was a skin.

    Does anyone have any advice on what would cause this and / or what I am doing wrong?

    I used the Rustoleum primer, automotive paint (1:1), and automotive clear coat (4:1).

  24. Walter Spase

    Walter Spase

    Sand it... its not sticking because you have a surface that either not clean, or too smooth.... a fine grit sand paper will help out with both
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  25. Rankmastachief

    Rankmastachief Jr Member

    Yep, did that. How fine?
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