Finishing touches tips and tricks

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Dan3088, May 15, 2012.

  1. Dan3088

    Dan3088 Active Member

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    Hi every one I'm well in to the bondo stage of my iron man helmet it is the first thing I have ever made with pepakura and first time iv ever done anything like this. I am by nature a perfectionist so I am trying to add as much detail as I can. I was wondering if there are any tips and tricks to try to get a really stand out piece at the end? How would be best to add the lines and screw details to the helmet? And are there any tips to try when painting?
    Any techniques or advice would be great thank u in advance
  2. jrhaake

    jrhaake Member

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    A lot of people use a dremel for the details, but problems arise quickly if you don't have a steady hand. I scored my details with a sharp knife and filed them with small detail files. After applying automotive paint and clear coats, I mixed enamel paint to a slightly darker shade than the base coat and applied it to my detail lines, wiping away any excess so the darker paint stayed in the grooves. I hope this helps...good luck!

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