repainting my armor

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Skullsplitter

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I got Hez' gort in the mail the other day, so I thought it would be a nice time to repaint my other helmets aswell. Currently I've only primed and basecoated the bastards, but already I found this very fun to do. Next is the layering of colors and shading, afterwards there will be a weathering- wash for all three.

No pics yet as I'm typing this on my cell, but likely later in the day.
 

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Skullsplitter

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Sorry for the wait, but here they are (2 down, one to go)

First I started with some spraycan with a color labeled as "Old Gold" (plain and pale gold was a better name IMO), I hoped it to be much darker.

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As you can see, the gold is far to yellow/gold for the P2, so I had to order some Tamiya acrylics to do some coloring. (numbers will be posted later)

On the basecoat, I started by dabbing two shades of copper

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While this looked far better, I still thought I needed some more shaded area's

I then mixed an acrylics based black shining spraycan to the mix (drops at the time for safety) and toned down my coppers to fill in the recesses. After it cured, I added a gold highlight pass for the risen surfaces like the brow and the cheekbones

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This is pretty much the final product, far from what I wanted (opted for more coppertones but wasn't really satisfied with what the spraycan-black did to my Tamiya, but satisfying none the less. Still have to do some copper corrosion in the form of a wash though, might do that sometime soon.

Now I completely forgot to take photo's of the P1, but the idea is roughly the same as the tutorial found in the tutorial section: basecoat of plain aluminum silver (bright but dull), fill in the recesses with gunmetal (no blacks whatsoever) and sponge on two tones of silver again to give it a more mixed and less uniform look. Tapping the result with the tip of a near dry brush for some weathering and add a little metallic brown wash for some rusty coloring here and there.

completed:

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and the two together:

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And remember kids: this is just my first paintup of armor, ever.

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Robillicus

New Member
And remember kids: this is just my first paintup of armor, ever.
Awesome! Very well done, sir!

You're on the right track with the P2 paintup. I used a brass door knob for reference (helpful for the layering effect) along with some P2 helmet pics when I painted my first P2 helmet 3 years ago. I haven't done one since. The P1 helmet looks pretty good, too! I've got one around here I need to paint up as well.

Question though - what brand of metallic paint is that in the pint can? I can't find metallics in brushable form anywhere. Everythings damn aerosal.
 

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Skullsplitter

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I honestly don't know! It's a dutch make probably, my parents had it around. Try your local games workshop or scalemodel department. I found this one a bit to yello, wished for a more orange tint, might opt to do some more orange metallic spots on the mask later on.

I really loved doing this, and now I'm finally sculpting too.
 

hez1

New Member
Like the P2. I'd leave it as it is, but that's personal preference...I've never been a fan of the green oxide look.
 

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