A Shield from zelda Review and painting questions

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Trek920, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Trek920

    Trek920 Well-Known Member

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    here are the new and old shields..

    any recommendations on a better clearcoat-gloss? i want a better shine, but cant wet sand this as its foam.

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    the triangles are gold vinyl. the rest has about 15 or more coats of clear from an art supply store over gloss krylon colors.
     
  2. Contec

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    make a mold of it and cast it in fiberglass.
     
  3. Trek920

    Trek920 Well-Known Member

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    yes, and that would take a great deal of money far exceeding any gloss in a rattle can or HVLP gun.

    id rather spend the 10-30 bucks on good gloss than several hundred to cast it.
     
  4. Contec

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    It don't need to cost that much....
    I would make a mold of it from plasterbandages and then use the resin and fiberglass you can buy from a car store.
     
  5. Trek920

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    that wont nearly get you as good of a cast as smoothon or similar silicone products.
     

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