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Painting advice.
« on: July 17, 2014, 08:34:09 AM »
Hey guys. I'm currently working on a project for a friends birthday. I'm planning on painting a large symbol gold and was thinking of trying for a brushed gold look. I'm painting on paper (two standard pieces of letter paper glued together) and have some citadel paints (gehenna's gold, balthasar gold) and a can of Australian Export good spray paint. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Painting advice.
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 09:01:53 AM »
Id say for best results mask and airbrush, but for brushed on metallics - try this
http://www.modeldesignconstruction.co.uk/mall/productpage.cfm/ModelDesignConstruction/_MC217%20/486480/Mr%20Hobby%20Metal%20Colour%20MC217%20%3A%20Gold%20UK%20only
You will be shocked at the metals you can paint with those laqure paints (use old brush wash with white spirit after, dont thin with water)


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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 09:24:42 AM »
I was hoping not to buy extra paints if I could help it. If you think airbrushing would be best then I might just use the spray paint instead.

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 09:40:12 AM »
Hmm ok, in that case, perhaps lay down a midtone of the gold then shade with browns>dark charred brown. And highlight up to white.
Worth doing some tests, be sure to post up progress! ;)


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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 10:00:17 AM »
Not sure there will be much high lighting but I'll definitely post a couple photos of the completed project. The main body of it looks good so far. But it's just a big cardboard box with a bit of spray paint on it. :P

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 10:04:39 AM »
Not sure there will be much high lighting but I'll definitely post a couple photos of the completed project. The main body of it looks good so far. But it's just a big cardboard box with a bit of spray paint on it. :P

Sounds like my Halloween costume attempts :(


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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 10:08:01 AM »
lol. Well this is going to be the box a birthday present will be presented in. I'm adding a Star Trek comm badge design and the "Card" to the box.

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 10:58:35 AM »
The project I'm working on. It's present for a friend, well, it's actually the box the present is in. :P


I just ended up spray painting the symbol, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out so...

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2014, 10:09:24 AM »
So I didn't get everything I had planned to do, done, but this is it finished.


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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2014, 03:44:48 PM »
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Looks decent enough :) Hope you got what you need to fill it. Plenty of packing peanuts ;)
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2014, 08:29:22 AM »
Yeah, it's just cardboard. But it's what the present arrived in and I wanted to keep it safe since it was a piece of memorabilia, and was faced in glass. She didn't say much about the packaging, but she did love her present so that's cool.

I'm really tempted to make something like it for myself out of wood now. :P

 

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