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 Ca'tra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts

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Re: Cat'ra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts
« Reply #15 on: Aug 04, 2021, 03:11 PM »
I've seen a few tutorials and WIPs where people are using a black primer beneath the metallic paint. So I decided to try it out, and wow! It makes a difference. It gives it more weight and substance somehow. It makes it really look like metal, not a plastic imitation. I really like it.

Preparing for more testing:



Black, grayish, and silver, in that order:



I waited for a longer between layers, and gently sanded the gray layer before applying the silver this time.




Black and two layers of silver:



Doing two layers of silver made a difference, but I think I sprayed the second one too close so it wasn't quite as smooth and even.



Comparison - Silver alone and silver with black underneath:



Comparison - Gray/silver with and without black:



The gray by itself really isn't my favorite:



Conclusion: Right now it's a tossup between the gray + silver and the two silver layers on top of black. I like the darker sheen of the gray/silver. But I'll have to be careful it doesn't come off as glittery. I think the sanding helped. The smooth color of just the silver on black is nice too.

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Re: Cat'ra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts
« Reply #16 on: Aug 04, 2021, 03:54 PM »
Thanks vod! I could probably take notes from you how to get the right colors in paint!

I'm down to compare notes  :like:

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Re: Cat'ra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts
« Reply #17 on: Aug 04, 2021, 07:42 PM »
Hey, I'm using that same wine red on my kit. Pairing it with black and brown.

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Re: Cat'ra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts
« Reply #18 on: Aug 08, 2021, 10:46 PM »
Ooh, great tests! I was going to put my silver directly onto sintra, but given your findings, looks like I gotta do a black backer. That gray/silver backed with black has great depth!

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Re: Cat'ra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts
« Reply #19 on: Aug 11, 2021, 04:50 PM »
Ooh, great tests! I was going to put my silver directly onto sintra, but given your findings, looks like I gotta do a black backer. That gray/silver backed with black has great depth!

Awesome! Glad that helped!

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Re: Cat'ra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts
« Reply #20 on: Aug 11, 2021, 04:51 PM »
Hey, I'm using that same wine red on my kit. Pairing it with black and brown.

Cool! It's a nice, rich color.

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Re: Cat'ra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts
« Reply #21 on: Aug 11, 2021, 06:22 PM »
Hey, all. I feel like it's been awhile. I had a couple big deadlines with work and chipped away at this when and where I could, or when I just needed a brain break from work. I just started a helmet WIP thread if you want to check it out/offer advice. https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=205036.0 . I'll post more stuff here on paint testing when I get back to doing that.

Oya!

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Re: Cat'ra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts
« Reply #22 on: Sep 03, 2021, 07:05 PM »
Hi all! Here's a link to my soft parts thread: https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=205883.0

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Re: Cat'ra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts
« Reply #23 on: Sep 30, 2021, 03:12 PM »

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Re: Cat'ra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts
« Reply #24 on: Oct 11, 2021, 02:28 PM »
Liking this colour scheme.

The wraps are much much cool!  :like:

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Re: Cat'ra Veshok FIrst Kit Concepts
« Reply #25 on: Oct 12, 2021, 04:30 PM »
Liking this colour scheme.

The wraps are much much cool!  :like:

Thanks vod!  :)

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