Thank you for the information
Originally posted by Lighthammer72@Mar 6 2006, 04:21 PM
Ok, here's what he said.
Hammer, I used a red from the Wal-Mart automotive department.Â It does have a fine metallic fleck to it, but it is much richer than standard paints; it does cost a bit more though.Â Same with the gun metal gray, also from automotive.Â Both the paints look great sprayed over a silver undercoat, using toothpaste to create a chipped paint affect.
I was not happy with the gloss on the gray, since as a sniper I need to keep a low IR profile.Â To remedy this I took 400 grit sandpaper and gently took off the shine; it looks much better now.
I am experimenting with several mediums (black shoe polish repair, various paints, and stencil paint) to create a similar look that you got with the burned motor oil.Â So far the stencil paint creates ther best simulated carbon buildup affect, but i have yet to determine how it will stick to the paint.Â I will post when I figure this one out.