Interest WannaWanga Bunker Bomb Kit. Launch date: Nov 6!

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Trooper_trent

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You KNOW I gotta have one of these. I swear I posted already but I scrolled back through and don't see it. Must've not hit Send.
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roygilsing

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E Williams

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Honestly I only glanced at that photo as I thought it was just the auction photo again... didn't realize that was a build of your kit -- wow! It looks fantastic on closer inspection.

Will the kits without photomultipliers include the screws to mount them? I have my own tube but tiny screws can be a pain to track down sometimes.
 

roygilsing

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Honestly I only glanced at that photo as I thought it was just the auction photo again... didn't realize that was a build of your kit -- wow! It looks fantastic on closer inspection.

Will the kits without photomultipliers include the screws to mount them? I have my own tube but tiny screws can be a pain to track down sometimes.

Sure! All screws are included.
 

roygilsing

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I wonder if the stone effect spray paint would do the same job.

I've used stone effect spray paint in the past (Rust-oleum) but that gives a much coarser texture. I decided not to use that. Only a tiny bit of texture is enough. I even thought of adding some fine sand, but that might be terrible to apply with a paint. The Tamiya stuff is quite amazing and very hard after 24h.
 

Mara Jade's Father

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I've used stone effect spray paint in the past (Rust-oleum) but that gives a much coarser texture. I decided not to use that. Only a tiny bit of texture is enough. I even thought of adding some fine sand, but that might be terrible to apply with a paint. The Tamiya stuff is quite amazing and very hard after 24h.
Can you also share your paint color choices with us?

I wonder if doing a top coat with a sponge would give a good texture look.

technically you don’t need the texture on the skirt section. I seems like any texture on the prop is due to brush strokes but I personally like the full body texture look.
 

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roygilsing

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Can you also share your paint color choices with us?

I wonder if doing a top coat with a sponge would give a good texture look.

technically you don’t need the texture on the skirt section. I seems like any texture on the prop is due to brush strokes but I personally like the full body texture look.

I used Tamiya XF-52 flat earth acrylic paint with my airbrush.
I first used XF-72 brown, but that was too light for my taste. The color is very tricky. The PropStore is known to over saturate their catalog pictures (according to a friend). And if you look at other photos of the prop (or of one of the other hero props) the color looks much darker. But mine might be a bit too dark and I might redo it in the end.

Roy
 

zjunlimited

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The texture reminds me of my droid caller. Maybe some wrinkle paint would work? Easy to apply and easy to knock down....presuming the solvents wont harm the resin/plastic.
 

roygilsing

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The texture reminds me of my droid caller. Maybe some wrinkle paint would work? Easy to apply and easy to knock down....presuming the solvents wont harm the resin/plastic.

I also think that texture is perhaps too large for this prop! It's not as big as you might think.
 

roygilsing

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That Tamiya stuff is 20-something dollars a bottle on Amazon.

Yeah. But you can build a lot of pavement with it! :)
Maybe there's more economical solutions, I don't know. Perhaps add some fine sand to some primer. That might work too.
 

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