Weathering Firefly Tall Cards 'gambling tokens'?

kurtyboy

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Anyone managed to weather their cards to match the screen used ones?

How was it done?
 

Nexus6

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I posted about this very thing in the previous Tall card thread, & didn't get much response.

I have a shiny new deck waiting to be weathered & I'm stumped, gorrammit. :D
 

Great_Bizarro

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Would a light dusting of powdered charcoal then rub it in a bit and dull coat do any good? Knock the Shiney off of it.
 

philippes

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Here's how it was done:

"The original brass Tall Cards from Firefly were weathered with matt black spraypaint and then rubbed down with steel wool."

Phil
 

Nexus6

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Here's how it was done:

"The original brass Tall Cards from Firefly were weathered with matt black spraypaint and then rubbed down with steel wool."

Phil
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Thanks dude.
 

Kaylee

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Yes thank you..

I've tried this a little with a couple cards I had here. There seems something of a trick to it. I've had better luck getting a show-ish finish sanding off the gold down to the copper base before hitting it with paint, but it's easy to go too far and take off the detail as well.

Same thing with the paint really. Too much and all the paint comes off and you might as well have not painted 'em. But there's a "just right" part where enough paint remains in the hollows to make the designs stand out.

Anyhow.. it's trickier than it sounds (at least for butterfingers me. :p ) .. so if anyone's making a deck, it'd be worth it to get an extra card or two to practice on.
 
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