My Mal Pistol... First resin build-up I ever did.

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by amish, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. amish

    amish Sr Member

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    Hello fellow friends of Firefly and others who may just be curious :)

    This is the first time that i have worked on finishing a resin piece. It was a lot of fun once I realized that the dremel is my friend :) The painting I am happy with as it is my first time doing so and I think I did OK.

    Anyway, the pics aren't that great, however; I am interested in hearing all negative and positive feedback. Weathering for me was something I just couldn't get, so I kind of dusted the pistol with a bronze colored shiny paint ;-) I look forward to learning anything I can from this experience so please do share.

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  2. Krel Jedi

    Krel Jedi Well-Known Member

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    That looks pretty good, so it's not as weathered looking (at least in the photos) as Mal's. Call it a pristine pistol.

    David.
     
  3. burningman

    burningman Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks great man. Working on my second resin peice myself..A PKD ;)
     
  4. Mr_Creepy

    Mr_Creepy Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks good :thumbsup
     
  5. amish

    amish Sr Member

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    Thanks guys. I will try and get a better pic of it and post it a little later.
     
  6. Endless Wonder

    Endless Wonder Sr Member

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    Very nice. I really like the grips a lot. They look great. :)
     
  7. JediLip

    JediLip Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks great. :thumbsup
     
  8. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Looks great :thumbsup
     
  9. Prop Runner

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    Good Job, Tom.

    Try experimenting with a Q-Tip & Rubb N' Buff on a piece of painted resin to see how you can subtly highlight edges to give it that "real world" holstered look. :)

    Your bud,
    Gabe
     
  10. Lord Abaddon

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    Very nice job Tom. I agree with Gabe, try some Rub-n-Buff on the edges, that works very well for metal worn-ness. :)
     
  11. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    shiny.. :thumbsup
     
  12. amish

    amish Sr Member

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    Thanks for the information about Rub N' Buff. I have not heard of that product before and maybe one of you fine gentleman can direct me to retailer. I am going to believe probably a Home Depot or such may carry it?

    Thanks again...

    Tom
     
  13. Lord Abaddon

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    Rub N Buff usually is found at hobby stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels. Here's a site thats shows the colors they have, they come in small tubes (which actually go a long way.): http://www.bigceramicstore.com/Supplies/No...gs/RubnBuff.htm
     
  14. amish

    amish Sr Member

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    Thanks LA, I appreciate the information.
     
  15. IronFist

    IronFist Well-Known Member

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    Very nice job.

    I really need to get on the ball and get me one of these. But I keep holding out hope for a metal version or, at the very least, a resin kit that I can build around an airsoft for that metal heft feeling.
     
  16. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    Ack. Terrible. A complete loss. Only thing to do now is send it to me, and I'll dispose of it properly. ;)

    Ya done good.
     
  17. greatwazoo42

    greatwazoo42 Sr Member

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    Very, very schnazzy.
     
  18. JediLip

    JediLip Well-Known Member

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    Rub 'N Buff is great. It's pretty easy to work with too. However, after applying it, and you're satisfied with the results, make sure you spray on a sealer/clear-coat over it because it'll come off onto your fingers if you handle it. I learned that the hard way after doing a Jango helmet with it. :)
     

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