Huntorial - Transfer any design to Bio Helmets or body armor

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MonkeyRaff

New Member
Hi all,

I was thinking yesterday (yes sometimes it happens to me.. lol!) and I though of a technic to paint any design to Bio helmets or armor parts. Maybe some of you know this technic but maybe others don't, so I'll try to explain it. I made some quick ugly drawings to help you understand.

So here is my first huntorial:

You will need the design you want (of course), a transparent plastic sheet and a pen to draw on it (use one made for that kind of plastic sheet).

1 - Choose a design you want, then with a transparent plastic sheet on it draw it on the plastic sheet.

2 - Put the design in front of a light and cast the shadow where you want it to be ( bio, armor, etc) to make it bigger or smaller just put the plastic sheet with the design on it near the light or far.

3 - Paint over the shadow to reproduce the desired design and voila!

Easy and you don't really need to have good drawing skills for that.
Hope you like it. Don't hesitate to make any others sugestions or ideas for it.

Thanks for readding :(
 
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Brandon1

New Member
Thats actually a really good idea man! good thinking!

Though I'd say use a thin sheet of scrap plastic as those transfer sheets that are used ofr overhead projectors can actually get kinda pricey. There are some you can eve run through a printer! so you wouldn't even have to trace
 

MonkeyRaff

New Member
The printing idea is a nice one, but the printable plastic sheets are expensive yes. The others not that much.
:(
 

Uratz

Member
Sorta like a projector effect. You can also buy those transparent folders (for holding few pieces of papers) if those sheets are too much.
They can't cost that much these days for office stationary.
 

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crawjaw

Active Member
I don't think price will be an issue because how many times will you need to use the process.

Before the days of white boards (yes I'm that old) I used to study using an acetate sheet taped to graph paper and drew on it using water soluble pens. That way I could forever wipe off the drawing or text and re-use. Saved me countless trees not using paper. Same principle applies here, one sheet lasts for ages.
 

charlie1

New Member
This is an excellent idea. It really works well. I've used this technique myself (although I printed the design on the plastic sheet, and I actually have an old overhead projector. Makes it easier). Here's some examples of what you can do...

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The skull and scorpions were shadow cast on the the items, traced with a soft lead pencil, and then hand painted. It really works! :(

Good job Monkey for making the tutorial!

Charlie

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Dieabolic

New Member
Some hobby stores sell a small projectors that you can put your drawing under and project it straight onto your work surface. Cuts out alot of work and the only part of these that every really need replacing are the lite bulbs that power them. Just another idea.
 

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