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1/10 Ned Kelly Bust
grimmo
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2015 - 05:33 PM UTC
Hello all, I have a 1/10 resin bust I am putting together, and am looking for a paint to replicate the steel armour he used.







Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 01:04 PM UTC
Hi Matt

There are several ways to paint steel.
My personal favorit for armor is Humbrols polished steel. It works best if applied with airbrush. When dry it looks very flat, but can easily be buffed into an amazing steel look. When polished to your desired sheen, weather it with oil paint and higlight with silver.

Another method I have used is flat black acryllic paint and steel/metal pigments. Paint the part flat black and apply pigment with a finger. the more you rub it, the more it will shine. For a rusty look I first apply dark rust pigments, then metal pigments.

alcladII have a lot of steel finish paints. Haven't tried them my self, but have seen many great results.
grimmo
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2015 - 02:39 PM UTC
cheers. I've decided to go with the Humbrol Polished Steel. Going to airbrush it on, polish it, and try and do a very thin rust wash over the top
grimmo
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Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 03:59 PM UTC
painted and polished. I used the spray can rather than the airbrush. looks better in real life. might do a dark filter to make it look darker, then going to do a very thin rust wash over the top. the body is masked to paint his coat first, then will paint his armour after.



the head came with the kit. i'm painting it up just for practice.



fanai
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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 03:59 PM UTC
also a bit of graphite that you can get from supercheap for lubricating locks will help patena anlso a wash of burt siena oil paint may help - old trick taught to me by Phil Walden and Jason Miller

ps where did you get this awesome bust from , is it an Aussie manufacturer
grimmo
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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 05:26 PM UTC
I have some graphite, will see how that goes rubbing it on the paint.

It's an aussie made it, from a small garage kit company called Lloyds models. I haven't been able to find the website in years, he may not be making them any more. He made the ned Kelly bust, plus a 200mm aussie rules player.
fanai
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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 - 05:29 PM UTC
Thanks Matt -yes he is a beauty - love the pistols as well