Ironman prime/paint tips

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Gam3r, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Gam3r

    Gam3r Member

    Trophy Points:
    191
    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-
     
  2. Joshwood

    Joshwood New Member

    Trophy Points:
    3
    Primers gives good bass to paint I did 2 primer and 3 paint layers and gunner do 3 layers of clear
     
  3. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,980
    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.
     
  4. RiotJavelinDX

    RiotJavelinDX Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    937
    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.
     
  5. Rbeato

    Rbeato Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,296
    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
     
  6. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,980
    It depends on which mark you're doing
     
  7. RiotJavelinDX

    RiotJavelinDX Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    937
    Personally I find the chrome gold too shiny / mirror-like but that's just m personal preference.
     
  8. Rbeato

    Rbeato Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,296
    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.
     
  9. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,980
    It's more of a brushed gold
     

Share This Page