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 Post subject: AT-AT model paint tips needed
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:48 pm 
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Hey guys-
I just made this teeny little ERTL AT-AT and I'm looking for good tips on how to weather the paint job like the spread below...
I realize I should have painted the thing before I made it, but it honestly turned out better than I thought it would. The thing only cost $3.99!

I've got some TAMYA gunship gray, Light Aircraft Gray and flat white spray paint, some thinner and some flat black in a sml jar. I was thinking of lightly layering the body with a combo of the sprays--mostly dark underbody and mostly white/light gray body--and washing some thinned black into the reveals as a start...thoughts?
Is there an easy way to render the rust drips and blast marks?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:49 am 
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Crow,

Let me know when would be a good time to call. I used to build and paint models for a living for a model manufacture.


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kewl! you can ring me up during the day on my cell. I'll pm you the #


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:06 pm 
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after priming this, i couldn't resist putting it in the street and grabbing the camera :lol

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:22 pm 
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Last picture really looks fantastic. Very cool.


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very cool indeed!! :cool:


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 Post subject: Re: AT-AT model paint tips needed
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:10 am 
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A bit of an update on this little thing.
I've started to experiment with washes and pigments and stuff. It's been forever since I built a model let alone painted one, so I'm happy with how this is going so far!
I can see how you could get caught up in the model-building hobby...it's quite therapeutic =)

Started with an acrylic wash:
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Then got into pigments (powders, basically--applied by brush). I thought I'd go for the rusty, Endor-looking feet. The rust was way too orange I thought...
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...so I darkened it up. Added little rust stain drips here and there.
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Still a work in progress...a lot better than a boring grey plastic thing though!! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: AT-AT model paint tips needed
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:06 pm 
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Looking sharp there!

I think you got the bodys oil marks really good! And I think its safe to assume you are doing a Endor AT-AT, looking at those feet?

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Keep us updated.


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 Post subject: Re: AT-AT model paint tips needed
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:12 am 
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Yip...I was going for Endor. Still a work in progress...fun to revisit every now and then!


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 Post subject: Re: AT-AT model paint tips needed
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:38 pm 
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it's lookin' good!


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