Evike Pulse Rifle Re-Paint

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  1. PHArchivist

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    Evolution of an Evike... The odessy begins:

    Fresh out of the box
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    No more tips
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    Hop up? Lost the tag...
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    Silver PR (does it look like metal?)
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    Black Beauty, or ready for Alien 3 (CAUTION - Image has been reversed; you are not losing your mind!)
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    The mag base has been painted the final color. I went with Testor's SAC Bomber Tan
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    Another look. The darker color on the test card is Tamiya Aircraft Colors Olive Drab. But I like the SAC Bomber Tan better. I think it is closer to Bess. What do you think?
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    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  2. MFP 2020

    MFP 2020 Sr Member

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    Clip cap? Please, please call it a magazine baseplate. You'll sleep better at night.

    Also: Awesome. I love your work.
     
  3. quest

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    lookin good!

    If you don't have a replacement grenade yet, I just masked off the red tip of the shotgun shell and sprayed the rest of the shell silver...looks decent for a temp fix.
     
  4. PHArchivist

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    Ha! You're right... Fixed!
     
  5. PHArchivist

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    As soon as I finished editing my post, I saw your! A PR kind of a night, I suppose!
     
  6. PHArchivist

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    Some notes...

    --I powered ahead and just sprayed the * thing. No alcohol wipe-down, primer, or wetsanding. I did go with Krylon Fusion for the silver base coat hoping to get better adherence. We'll find out tomorrow if the masking tape pulls the paint off!

    --The SAC Bonber Tan does seem to have a similar effect as Bess Brown. In lower light it does in fact appear more Olive Drab. I wish I could compare it to true Bess.

    --I used the hot water technique to remove the orange plugs, but still had to use pliers

    --Like most of us I'm sure, I have my preferred techniques to achieve a blued gunmetal look. But I think I'm going to forego that on the barrel, and just leave it satin black.

    --The shotgun pump grip was sanded (to remove the mold seam) and sprayed with Rust-O-Leum Dark Grey Primer, then hit with a Rust-O-Leum 2X Clear Matte
     
  7. Nexus6

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    Dude, why did you reverse the black picture? For a minute I thought I was LOSING MY FREAKING MIND at how many details were suddenly wrong. :wacko

    It wasn't until I noticed the backwards words on the background stuff, that I figured out what had happened. :lol
     
  8. PHArchivist

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    Its an OCD conumdrum - do I reverse the image, or have an image that doesn't mesh with the rest of the set!

    Added a caution statement!

    Good catch!
     
  9. Robiwon

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    Re: Evike Pulse Rifle Re-Paint WIP

    Looking good PH. All this PR stuff is making me miss mine even more. I may have to buy one.
     
  10. clancampbell

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    Re: Evike Pulse Rifle Re-Paint WIP

    Lovely clean work!

    And your chosen color DOES look very close to Bess.

    Rich
     
  11. PHArchivist

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    Re: Evike Pulse Rifle Re-Paint WIP

    Thanks!

    And that's good to hear. I should be able to get the color on today.
     
  12. Gigatron

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    Re: Evike Pulse Rifle Re-Paint WIP

    Lookin' good, Rob. Welcome to the PR ownner's club :cheers.

    Just be prepared - everyone who sees it, will want to play with it (that's what she said :lol).

    -Fred
     
  13. PHArchivist

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    Re: Evike Pulse Rifle Re-Paint WIP

    Pretty much all done...


    All taped up and reaady to go...
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    Army Green? I wussed out and went with the Tamiya Olive Drab, not the SAC Bomber Tan
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    A new set of clothes
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    Here is the color card showing the two options
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    And all put back together again
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    No flash...
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  14. PHArchivist

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    Before and after:

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  15. Nexus6

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    Incredible improvement! :cool:thumbsup
     
  16. Jedifyfe

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    Nice job Rob!


    /\ I like to rhyme when I have the time. :)
     
  17. PHArchivist

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    Thanks guys...

    I'm now faced with the age-old quandry; whether to weather.

    Tamiya spray paint lays down beautifully. The gun now looks like a perfect, fresh-out-of-the-box (Weyland-Yutani box, that is, not Evike box) Pulse Rifle.

    Maybe I'll keep it new a while, and weather it later...
     
  18. franz bolo

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    You must weather!! If not it will look like a lame toy!! :behave

    FB
     
  19. clancampbell

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    Weather it...without question....!

    Rich
     
  20. PHArchivist

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    I suppose the verdict is in!
     
  21. Psicorp7

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    Keep it clean and shiny!!



    Just kidding....It must be weathered!!!
    Nothing in Aliens was clean, ever.

    Nice work on the conversion. I have been wanting to get cracking on mine but just have not found the time for a proper teardown. I hope it comes apart easier than my G&P went together!!
     
  22. zaebra

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    weather it, definitely. nice work!
     
  23. Monster Dave

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    Nice work!
     
  24. ob1al

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    Bit of a necro-post but did you get around to weathering this PH?

    From obsessing over tons of Aliens pics recently, it's fair to say that the originals looked rough as hell. Really interested to see what you did.
     
  25. gyoung2993

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    Great paint job indeed........
     
  26. Treadwell

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    Join an airsoft group and let it earn its weathering honestly. ;)
     
  27. tatt2guy

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    Could someone kindly point me in the right direction for doing this myself. With regards to taping off sections you don't want painted, is it best just to cover them with masking tape?
    Or should I cover the areas with cling film, bin liner etc?
    I saw the pictures earlier in the thread of the rifle all taped off with something but couldn't work out what the material was.
    Thanks
     
  28. Noeland

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    It's blue painters tape. Can be found pretty much everywhere. It has a low adhesive surface. Much less adhesive than regular masking tape. I would recommend the name brand. 3M. I've used the off brand once and it didn't go well.

    Also, I vote for weathering. ;)
     
  29. tatt2guy

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    That's brilliant thanks. Found some straight away once I knew what to look for.
    Looks like 3m do it in about 3 different sizes as well

    Thanks
     
  30. ConstruX

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    I know this is an old post, but I just got a Matrix PR and I'm looking to re-paint it as well. I really love the paint job that you did and makes me eager to finish mine. I'm curious why you didn't take the rifle apart and paint? Wouldn't the paint cover the screws?
     

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