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Question Painting ESB armor using Montana

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Painting ESB armor using Montana
« on: Aug 11, 2018, 08:51 AM »
Hi all, greetings, ;)

As the title says, has anyone painted ESB armor using Montana cans?

Ty in advance and a nice weekend,

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Re: Painting ESB armor using Montana
« Reply #1 on: Aug 12, 2018, 11:15 PM »
Hi all, greetings, ;)

As the title says, has anyone painted ESB armor using Montana cans?

Ty in advance and a nice weekend,

AJ

I'm using a combination of Rustoleim and Krylon Rattle cans but not Montana. I don't think I have that brand here (Washington, USA)

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Re: Painting ESB armor using Montana
« Reply #2 on: Aug 12, 2018, 11:22 PM »
I'm not sure of the available colors with Montana.

Usually folks stay within the Model Master/Testor, Tamiya, or Humbrol range.

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Re: Painting ESB armor using Montana
« Reply #3 on: Aug 15, 2018, 01:17 PM »
I took a quick look at the https://www.montana-cans.com/en/spray-cans/ inventory and it doesn't look like you'll be able to do the whole kit, or even match the colors, with that paint range. I would advise against rattle cans in general as the colors are often mixed to match accuracy, especially on the helmet. The humrol or testors range will be a better choice, but you may have to purchase online, and they're airbrush colors in acrylic or enamel, with some rattle can options.

The advice against rattle can's comes from my own personal experience. I did cans and ended up sanding it all off and bought a $30 airbrush and compressor (~$50) from Amazon and went the humbrol (enamel) route. But I hear testors is another great choice. Regarding color accuracy and costuming, I've started to ask myself, "What audience do I want to impress?" Rattle cans will work but if you're going to invest time and money into a quality Boba Fett, don't cut corners on paint. The Montana stuff looks nice but I'd choose Rustoleum/Krylon/Humbrol if you're going to do rattle cans. My conclusion is the paint range on rattle cans isn't wide enough.

Good luck on your build, no matter your route.

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