Crazy realistic paint job - any tips on matching it?

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  1. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Was browsing around the net, and saw this guy had repainted his Hot Toys Superman and built a backdrop for him.

    As interesting as the Superman is, the backdrop to me is astounding. This guy NAILED the rusty metal look of, well, everything.

    I would love to know if anyone has any tips on custom bases like this, especially painting. I can think of a few cool bases to show off the Superman, but I am completely stumped when it comes to this kinda paint detail.

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    Chris
     
  2. StevenRogers84

    StevenRogers84 Sr Member

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    Yeah wow! That's pretty amazing.:)
     
  3. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The 'new' hairspray or salt techniques, perhaps ...

    The real scale modelers should chip in, now.

    Painting is what I'm worst at :lol

    Hairspray:

    Salt:

    From: Fichtenfoo


    -Mike J.
     
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  4. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great technique, Mike, thanks for sharing!

    And Chris, I initially read "Crazy realistic PANT job" but since I noticed that it was you posting I thought "nah, pants are really not hydin´s thing..." :p

    Michael
     
  5. Gigatron

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    Multiple layers, using both salt and hairspray. Head on over to finescale.com and look for posts by a guy that goes by "the doog". He pretty much invented the hairspray technique and I believe his signature has links to full write-ups on how it's applied.

    -Fred
     
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  6. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    The Doog is the Man for weathering in both hair spray and oils.

    I have this link to a write up on the MIG forum that's pretty good.
     
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  7. robn1

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    I've done it using talcum powder. Paint the rust spot, sprinkle some talc on the wet paint, and paint over it. Works great for dirt and mud too.
     
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  8. brandomack

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  9. T2SF

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    I was thinking liquid latex as well. Creating a mask and then removing it later.
     
  10. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    That base looks way too over weathered. In my opinion, he didn't weather it to where it looks natural. He's got the technique down though.

    The salt method, hairspray and the watercolor resist method all work great. Sponges and painting the small chipping also work well.

    I'd also stay away from pastels and get some weathering powders instead!!

    FB
     
  11. GF

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    Exactly what I thought, way over weathered, the pattern is too unfiorm everywhere. It's easy to get carried away with weathering, you have to know when it's enough.

    GFollano
     
  12. ZOMBIEREPELLENT

    ZOMBIEREPELLENT Sr Member

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    Look up videos on youtube by mr.scratchmod
     
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  13. Ronan87

    Ronan87 Sr Member

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    Hehe Korean modelers are nuts :)

    Many layers are used to acheive this. Basically you want it as real as possible, so thats how they do it. By giving it multiple layers (depth), and playing with colors.

    The salt technique is used to give it a organic feel.

    Weathering powders/chalks are also used (also in multiple layers).

    The key is to build up in the right places.

    Don't forget dry brushing, its very important.

    I should write up a tutorial when life slows down a bit...
     
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  14. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This is totally unrealistic! Superman's flying while holding Kryptonite not 2 feet away from his body. The stuff can kill him He's drop like a stone!!!
     
  15. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Eh, if it's Superman 3 "kryptonite", it wouldn't bother him too much, just make him meaner :lol

    I love the weathering, the piece really looks beat to hell and back. I really appreciate all the links to the how to's as well. Might be making me a custom base in the future ;)

    Chris
     

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