Star Trek TOS wall comm paint question

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Wes R, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    I'm putting together a kit Fusenova sent me and ran into an issue. The part that holds the speaker wire mesh is supposed to be a baby blue with a hint of gray in it. I ran into the problem as neither paints listed in the instructions I'm using for reference, Rodenberry.com's wall comm, are available in this area. I was wondering if it would be acceptable to paint it gray. I mixed some paints i had by hand and it looks okay other than streak marks so i figured i'd see if i could get away with a light gray instead.
     
  2. Alan Castillo

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    Maybe a silly observation Wes, but did you try mixing a close-enough blue with a small dab of grey at a time till you get the right colour ?
     
  3. Wes R

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    Oh i got the right color with the brush on paint but it covers like crap. I might keep giving it coats until it looks good. I was just hoping to find a spray paint that would be close so it would have nice coverage. I think maybe a few more coats and it'll be okay.
     
  4. Alan Castillo

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    Ah. I didn't know you were looking for the correct colour, in spray.

    If you are getting streak marks with normal paint, try mixing in a LITTLE bit of thinner, and also use a soft brush with gentle strokes. 3 very thin layers should do it :thumbsup

    You are using acrylic paint I presume.
     
  5. Wes R

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    Yeah i think i might thin it a bit since it has a good base coat now. Makes me think that the prop department at paramount used paint they had laying around as baby blue isn't a common color.
     
  6. -E-

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    I used Rustoleum "Slate Blue" on mine.

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  7. Wes R

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    That's what i was looking for but I can't find it around here believe it or not.
     
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  9. Wes R

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    The local walmarts didn't have it oddly enough. If all else fails i'll try home depot later this month. i'm not out that way for a few weeks. Edit: Actually i'm going to get it from amazon as it pushes me over the 25.00 mark for free shipping on and order lol. Plus its cheaper than spending gas money running around.
     
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