Ironman prime/paint tips

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Gam3r

Member
Hello all Ironman propmakers out there.. I have just ordered a helmet from PannausProps (facebook), and I'm eagerly awaiting its arrival. but it is a raw resin cast so I need to prime and paint and stuff first. So my question is this:

1: I see many of you prime with a type of grey paint, some do offwhite.. Why is this? Why not just do double layer of the color you want on the helmet?
2: Do I use metallic spraypaint, or regular paint and then clear coating on top?

Thanks for helping me out :)

-Gam3r-
 

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Kevin Gossett

Master Member
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Primer is a specific type of paint. It helps the top layers of paint adhere to the item you're painting. It also gives a solid, consistent color so your topcoat is even.

The clear coat is just a protective finish, it won't make anything "metallic" or "sparkle", if that's the look you're going for. In order to achieve that you'll need a metallic paint.
 

RiotJavelinDX

Sr Member
Primer gives an even base coat especially if you have bondo or something else that's a different color than the cast. Also helps paint stick better to the object.
 

Rbeato

Sr Member
Is there a specific paint code for the red that tends to be the most popular? For the face mask I'm going to go with the chrome gold, but not sure on the most movie accurate red. I know in Ironman 1 he said "hot rod" red
 

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Rbeato

Sr Member
Either going to be an MK3 or MK7 helmet.
I just always thought the face mask was a shiny gold, but I want it to be as screen accurate as possible.
So im open to options for paint colors.
 

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