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 Post subject: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:08 pm 
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Hi everybody,

Just thought I add a quick thread on this wip.

I've been messing around with paint for longer than I wanted to but it did pay off eventualy.

Here's a quick comparison between gino's gloss v2, Joer CFO "dulux spraypak" :thumbsup & sds ABS.

the weather is a bit over cast this morning & the pictures are far from good but with the three lids together it help"s for comparison.

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the dulux paint is the one I'l be using from now on full stop!, it dos'nt chalk up easily like some do in my experience, there was'nt one run in sight despite my inept painting skill's. It's self leveling & as you use it you can actually see the top film leveling out.

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the colour is in between the v2 hue's & sds, it has a very slight cream tone but real glossy deep white.

in a nut shell I like it, it's a global brand, user friendly & cheap. :cool: just thought I'd share


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:38 am 
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Looking really good. Any chance of posting larger pictures, so we can really see how it paints? If the pictures are really large, you could always just post them as clickable thumbnails.


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:12 am 
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I got a tad exceted & used a little wet 'n dry to start on the second layer :pale when it's propaply cured I'll sand it again & paint with a view to bigger pic's.

I hate painting but don't mind so much now I found the spraypak.


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:57 am 
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Looking forward to more pictures. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:34 am 
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it's on the to do list with the rest of the lids that all need work & the rest of the kit that needs work & all other stuff thats on the bench. :pale

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I got backed up with "to do" stuff over the last few month but am plugging away at it...slowly :ac10


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:59 pm 
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Did you use any primer before applying the Dulux paint or did you just spray directly onto the plastic?


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:48 am 
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The can on the right in the pic is the primer. :wink:

I've wet n' sanded it all back to a smooth finish & I'm just waiting for a break in the weather to finish it finally, although it's forcast rain everyday untill the 25th. :disg


plus it needs decal's but that guy's busy recasting :nono


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:48 pm 
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AH, LOL... it even says primer on the can. Curse my eyes for not paying attention.

WOAW... who are you planning to get decals from who are apparently recasting?


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:45 am 
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here's a link.

http://forum.whitearmor.net/index.php?showtopic=13714

I don't recall the guy owning the original prop, the original molds from the prop or making his own independant sculpt.

but apparently thats cool nowadys? when you have the nod from the rigfht folks that is!, still a recast in my book.

BTW I'm looking for screen acurate decals from someone else for the ROTJ lid if anyone has any leads, that would be awesome. :cool:

edit as i fogot the link!


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:23 am 
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Steve

I have a load of his decals here. Pm me your address and I will send you some, they are a little shiny even though they are a matt finish but they are pantone matched.

Great helmets and paint job.

Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:32 am 
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WOW... that's sad... sad news! :eek

Another bastard creation from the recast CAP armor. When is it ever going to stop. :violent


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:03 am 
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Too Much Garlic wrote:
If the pictures are really large, you could always just post them as clickable thumbnails.


how do I go about clickable thumbnails? never mind figured it out :lol

Here's two pic's as soon as it was sprayed then a few mins ltr. As it drys it gets more of an even gloss coat, when the lights better I'll take another pic but hope these help?

I have to add I don't like painting & it's one of my weakest points. :disg

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feel free to slate the work, it's the only way I get better :banger


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:06 am 
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Just checked the links but there not the M1 size that I uploaded from the camera, their small pics again, any tips on how I fix that?


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:22 am 
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That's photobucket re-sizing the pictures.

You should go into settings and set the file size for the free account to max. I'll see if I can figure out where in the settings you do that.

EDIT: go into the upload picture page and just click the link the arrow is pointing to in the picture. Will take you straight to the picture size settings.
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Regarding the paint. WOW... now THAT's what I'm talking about. I'm definitely gonna use this on my RotJ!!! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Dulux paints thumbs up
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:18 am 
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thumbnails edited to gollosal sized pic's


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