Painting a cold cast badge

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by sp1derman, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. sp1derman

    sp1derman Sr Member

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    Hi guys I've got a cold cast badge and I have no idea how to weather it and paint it. surely I don't want to paint it gold? Do I brasso it and the just a black dry wash? I don't do much painting so at a loss?
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  2. Uridium

    Uridium Well-Known Member

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    Painting? I thought cold-cast was already a metalic look. I just rubbed the ones I bought with wire-wool.
     
  3. sp1derman

    sp1derman Sr Member

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    I want it to have a dirty look more like the screen used ones mine just looks way to clean lol IMG_20150707_203949.JPG
     
  4. Straycatt

    Straycatt Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A simple ink wash should help to dirty it up ... Alternatively, you can pick up some burnt umber and coal black oil paints and thin them with mineral spirits. The advantage of the oils is it may be easier to remove than standard inks. Test the back surface of the badge before you commit to anything so that you do not damage the clod cast surface.
     
  5. stormtrooperguy

    stormtrooperguy Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I usually do my weathering with acrylic paint, since it can easily be washed off while wet. It also tends to be a matte finish, which feels more 'dirty' to me than something shiny.
     

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