Painting Sauron Armor Help

cadu1990

Member
Hello guys.

I'm making a Sauron armor, using foam. The helmet and gloves are already done and I'm working on the forearms.

However, my painting skills are veeery low, so I'm having trouble finding the finish I want.
Could you guys help me with that? This is the look I want, remembering, I don't have an airbrush:

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Here's what the pieces look so far
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cadu1990

Member
Well kialna, you achieved that result by just dry-brushing? That sure is impressive. You think I should just paint the armor black, and give some coats of silver dry-brushing? BTW, can you use any kind of chip brush or do you recommend a particular type?
 

kialna

Sr Member
Yes I did. I've done some statues in the past.

I think it would be a good way. Seal the foam first. And I just used a simple acrylic brush (usually pig hair, pretty stiff/rough)

Also, refrain from just using silver. Try a dark brownish(nearly black, maybe mix it) layer first. Maybe another. Then start with mixing silver with the brown. And eventually just silver.

The layers will make it look more realistic and metal-like.

Good luck!


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kialna

Sr Member
No, it would become a loose layer, and probably crack and let loose. You need to seal it.


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kialna

Sr Member
I look forward to your results! Remember, basecoat, not too much paint, nearly no water and don't press too hard. :)


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cadu1990

Member
Noted! What I'm gonna do is paint a black basecoat, and apply several shades of silver, starting with the darker ones and finishing with the pure silver, to make the highlights ^^
 

kialna

Sr Member
I'd still advise a shade of brown, to get a warm, metally look. Maybe somewhat rusty, but that's what I'd do.

I'm curious to see the result.


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Pegboard

New Member
Agreed, many many layers of dry brushing will definitely work, it's personally my favorite way to work on props as well. Everything kialna said is spot on, some fantastic advice there.
Good luck!
 
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