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Haha.. found that one out.. googled it.
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Paint test done... Completely Gold now.

In this pic 2 items are painted by me and 2 are original...
It's not too hard to see the difference, but I'm very happy with the results.

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Paint started on the shoes...

This is still a part of the testing process. I'm moving onto bigger items to get used to the way the paint sprays and how it goes on. I'm by no means a pro with a paint gun and so far I've been doing all the work with my airbrush. It's been easy enough to use, but I start each piece with a deep breath and a moment of silence... just cuz I don't want to mess it up.

The first coat is a jet black. After the black goes on, you build up 2 layers of clear coat gloss.

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Then, you spray the metal paint... leaving just a bit of the black to show thru. It's a part of the reason it reflects as well as it does. Here are some pics inside and outside, flash and no flash.....

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Absolutely incredible, I am very surprised you are able to get such results, using a paint! Very curious to see the results!!

Will you be leaving one foot silver? emoticon

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Wow, fantastic Shawn! (You'll want to keep those ankles attached to the foot though so you don't have socks showing through between the shin the foot so don't trim them off).



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That is looking really nice! Love it.

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Mr. Tea, I plan to have one silver leg yet the feet will both be gold. I had fooled around with the idea of doing a ROTS version of Threepio, but I really enjoy Threepio most in ANH and Empire. So, thats more what I'm aiming at. Tho, trying to keep him as clean as possible.

Chris, I was aware that the foot may show if I trimmed it too low so it had been my plan to leave the top of the shoe cover. Tho, I was worried that it would dig into my leg and thought about getting some kind of a foam trim to put around the top.

Gold coming soon!

Also, where is the thread about heating up the fiberglass to help change the shape? Anyone?

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I believe you'll find that thread in the Head/helmet section. emoticon
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I couldn't find it...

Can anyone tell me what temperature and for how long?
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I think the info got wiped.
Chris(TK409), please feel free to edit if i am wrong..

" heat it up in the oven at 250 for a minute or two, then spread it slightly wider and cooled it in a sink of ice water. Be careful to not heat it drastically hot, nor try to spread too drastically wide, too fast. A little at a time is the way to do it."
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