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    Aug 24, 2012, 11:07 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #51

    I used Tamiya alot building Macross models and it is really good paint. Haven't used it on anything as big as a shield.

    Just a guess. One can of Blue, two cans of Red and no less than four cans of Silver.

    I had no choice but to clear coat with the steel shield. Don't think the song would very good, "When Captain America throws his ball of rust!"
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    Aug 24, 2012, 11:26 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #52

    So would I spray the whole thing silver, front and back, then mask off and paint the red/blue over the silver?
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    Aug 24, 2012, 12:57 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #53

    actually i wouldnt spray it silver at all.
    i would do a base coat of black, or dark grey, and drybrush the silver part on. this way you get the nice brushed metal look, if you have the dark background. also, you can do it in circular motion to simulate the brushed metal look from milling

    then a semi opaque red andblue, and a good clearcoat.

    and if you wanna add a little more, add a little black wash for the groves and stuff
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    Aug 24, 2012, 1:11 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #54

    I'd rather not clearcoat, no reason to do that. Any semi opaque red and blue paints, as well as the silver paints you'd suggest... I'm talking brand.

    J
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    Aug 24, 2012, 1:46 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #55

    Talking about technique and remember that you can't teach technique.

    I'd primer the shield Dark Gray or Black, dark primers work better under Chrome, Silver and Aluminum then spray the entire shield silver and then use a clear red and clear blue. It is important to have an even color base under clear or opaque paints and over spray or error in masking will be very visible.
    Another good reason to do a battle damaged shield.

    For the spin appearance, spin the shield use 60 grit sandpaper before you paint to have physical groves and then lightly spin after the silver paint with 500.
    You will already learn about the nature of the plastic since you intent to engrave the lines on the star. In that, will the plastic cut and sand smoothly or will it be kind of fuzzy and fibrous.

    As for brands, I believe Chris Fields used Testor's clear red and clear blue on all of his aluminum metal shields.
    The only choice after that is what Silver you want to use as a base and if you paint the entire shield.
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    Aug 28, 2012, 9:58 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #56

    Very impressive sir!
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    Aug 28, 2012, 10:04 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #57

    good paint choices, definitely test first if you can. I know the clear red and blue you chose do come out on the light side, but if the silver underneath is dark enough, they'll turn out just right.
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    Aug 28, 2012, 10:29 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #58

    I've gone the Airsoft shield route myself and step one before the thought of painting comes up is sand the whole thing down. I'm sure others have mentioned it but once it's sanded down you can lay down a primer. I chose a white colored primer and my goal was not movie replica but for more of a comic book look to it. The red I used was a fire engine red and used it for the back of the shield as well. The blue was a sky blue color and once everything came together it looked like it came from the comics.
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    Aug 29, 2012, 5:51 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #59

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    So do you think those paints would work? And if so, how many should I buy of each? I have no plans on clear coating, in the past I've had nothing but issues clear coating things, it finger prints, scuffs, dents, etc... Besides his shield isn't shiny in the movie... it's dull, brushed aluminum looking, and I'll be giving this a battle worn look.

    So do you think those paints are a good choice? Designed for scale models.
    Duplicolor Metalcast red and Blue

    Duplicolor Metalcast Silver base, but I prefer Eastwood Chrome for base.

    Spray the chrome on the item then use steel wool, (strokes going in one direction) to achieve your brushed metal finish then spray your Metalcast.

    I got some Metalcast in the garage so I can shoot some for you if you want.
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    Aug 29, 2012, 7:58 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #60

    Thanks Macky! So with the Duplicolor Metalcast, will the red and blue allow enough of the silver beneath it to show through to give it a real metal look?

    I'll pick some up asap.
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    Aug 29, 2012, 8:06 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #61

    Graphic Jordan said: View Post
    Thanks Macky! So with the Duplicolor Metalcast, will the red and blue allow enough of the silver beneath it to show through to give it a real metal look?

    I'll pick some up asap.
    Yes that's the whole purpose of that line.
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    Aug 29, 2012, 8:11 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #62

    And they work fine on ABS plastic, nylon, etc? And I should't have to clearcoat it right? I mean it's plastic, so it's not going to rust.

    So I should go with these 3?

    Dupli-Color MC201 Metalcast Blue Anodized Spray Paint 026916006394 | eBay

    Dupli-Color MC200 Metalcast Red Anodized Spray Paint 026916006387 | eBay

    Duplicolor MC100 Metalcast Paint | eBay
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    Aug 29, 2012, 9:05 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #63

    Graphic Jordan said: View Post
    And they work fine on ABS plastic, nylon, etc? And I should't have to clearcoat it right? I mean it's plastic, so it's not going to rust.

    So I should go with these 3?

    Dupli-Color MC201 Metalcast Blue Anodized Spray Paint 026916006394 | eBay

    Dupli-Color MC200 Metalcast Red Anodized Spray Paint 026916006387 | eBay

    Duplicolor MC100 Metalcast Paint | eBay
    I use them for all the car stuff that I do, metal and plastic. I just use their primer promoter for any application.

    Yes those are the two that I have. I just use their "chrome" paint tho instead of that base or if you want a lot better quality chrome go with Eastwood.

    here's a quick sample. Duplicolor Chrome. I couldn't find a steel wool so I used a wire brush to do the texture.
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    Aug 29, 2012, 9:23 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #64

    What the dry time, and full cure time like on that stuff? And more importantly in our Climate, lol

    But you say I should get steel wool? Like the **** people use to wash dishes?

    Can you link me to the Eastwood paint, thanks Macky!
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    Aug 29, 2012, 9:43 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #65

    Graphic Jordan said: View Post
    What the dry time, and full cure time like on that stuff? And more importantly in our Climate, lol

    But you say I should get steel wool? Like the **** people use to wash dishes?

    Can you link me to the Eastwood paint, thanks Macky!
    YW J.

    I would wait at least 24 hrs on the chrome before you texture it, but at about 75* there's a 10 min flash time on the primer. The Metalcast is dry to the touch in a few hours.

    here's the link to the Eastwood stuff
    Eastwood Company: Search Results for Chrome Paint*inproducts
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    Aug 29, 2012, 10:14 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #66

    What primer would you suggest? I want to make sure I get the right ****, lol
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    Aug 29, 2012, 10:15 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #67

    And this chrome? Almost Chrome Aerosol Paint
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    Aug 29, 2012, 2:16 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #68

    I have noticed with the Duplicolor, heavier coats work best rather than multiple light coats. It gets very grainy when done too light. It's a pretty finicky paint
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    Aug 29, 2012, 2:18 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #69

    Ugh... now I don't know what to do... I'm gonna battle damage the **** outta it anyways... so I suppose it doesn't matter. And I think the Metalcast series will behave differently from normal Duplicolor simply because it's an anodized paint.
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    Aug 29, 2012, 4:32 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #70

    Graphic Jordan said: View Post
    yea that will work. I use the Duplicolor Primer Promoter, but you can also use the Bulldog brand.
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    Aug 29, 2012, 5:33 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #71

    Yeah, I was talking about the Metalcast... I used them on my first shield, and started on my second. I need to strip it down and give it another go
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    Sep 6, 2012, 3:40 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #72

    Can wait to see the pay off for this build
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    Sep 28, 2012, 7:51 AM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #73

    I've made some good progress. Can't really show much yet, as everythign is still in a state of 80% complete, lol, but rest assured there will be pics... here is a partial suit up I did, please note, nothing was finished, not wearing my gloves, stars, no straps, boots, etc... but I just wanted to give you a early taste...



    Oh yeah... and I also finished up the chest pouches and belt...

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    Sep 28, 2012, 12:21 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #74

    looks fabulous GJ, are you hand stichting you leather work? The lines are perfect!
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    Sep 28, 2012, 1:30 PM - Re: Captain America TFA Costume Build - WIP #75

    just an FYI, the testors clear reds and blues come out much better, more more even than the metalcast paints. Much easier to use as well.

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