Evike Pulse Rifle Re-Paint

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PHArchivist

Master Member
Evolution of an Evike... The odessy begins:

Fresh out of the box


No more tips


Hop up? Lost the tag...


Silver PR (does it look like metal?)


Black Beauty, or ready for Alien 3 (CAUTION - Image has been reversed; you are not losing your mind!)


The mag base has been painted the final color. I went with Testor's SAC Bomber Tan


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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MFP 2020

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

Also: Awesome. I love your work.
 

quest

Member
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.
 

PHArchivist

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

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PHArchivist

Master Member
Some notes...

--I powered ahead and just sprayed the damn 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
 

Nexus6

Sr Member
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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
 

PHArchivist

Master Member
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
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!
 

Robiwon

Master Member
Gone but not forgotten.
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.
 

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Gigatron

Sr Member
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
 

PHArchivist

Master Member
Re: Evike Pulse Rifle Re-Paint WIP

Pretty much all done...


All taped up and reaady to go...


Army Green? I wussed out and went with the Tamiya Olive Drab, not the SAC Bomber Tan


A new set of clothes


Here is the color card showing the two options


And all put back together again


No flash...
 
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PHArchivist

Master Member
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...
 

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