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GBVA
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Posted: Jun 02, 2002 11:40 PM

What do you recomend for weathering a proton pack and such?
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Posted: Jun 03, 2002 9:05 AM

a transparent primer, then 2 coats of black spray paint.
im gone.


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Posted: Jun 03, 2002 6:16 PM

let the pack get a little dusty and scar it up a little in some areas, dont make it look like you did it on purpose though. Remember: Wear and Tear. wink

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Posted: Jun 03, 2002 9:03 PM

First, paint your entire pack silver. All metal starts off silver in color. Once that's dry, spray it satin black. Let that stand for about 5 minutes then take a piece of masking tape and just touch the edges where you want the silver to show through. The tape pulls the black away from silver giving you a marred/scratched look. Play with the method a bit and see see what you can do. If you want that dusty look without shelving your pack for weeks, check out a theatrical supply store like CalStage (they're on the web) and buy a product called "Fuller's Earth". This is a fine powdery dust that is used in live theater for a variety of effects. Back to the pack: while the black paint on your pack is still a little tacky, dust it with Fuller's Earth and let it sit for about 30 minutes then wipe away the the excess. Let it build up in all the tight spots though. For the marshmalow look, use shaving cream (really!). Glob it on where you want it, let it dry for a while, then take a damp cloth and wipe away the excess. It's that easy!



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wingsnut25
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Posted: Jun 03, 2002 10:21 PM

I dont see any reason to weather a pack...I like to have mine looking new...


I dont even like dust on my pack...

anybody else feel this way?

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Posted: Jun 03, 2002 10:39 PM

I do like the look of a new pack but the concept of the Proton Pack Mark II is that it's a new pack design thereofre had ot go under testing..there for blew up a few times. I have heard that drubrushing works well too, anyone else here anythign about that?
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ecto-3
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Posted: Jun 03, 2002 11:47 PM

Yes, drybrushing is an excellent technique. Most of the weathering is around the corners anyway (i.e. The Ion Arm, GB II). I just use a knife or any slightly sharp object to scrape the paint although I dont always recommend it.

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flynn
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Posted: Jun 04, 2002 5:48 PM

Drybrushing does work well. Drybrushing is the opposite of putting black on top of silver and then removing the black. Paint the black (or whatever color) first. Then with a small paintbrush (not house painting brush) like a portrait painting brush, you should be able to get one at your local hobby store, and some silver water based paint (don't try with oil based paint, it wont work) and some paper (newspaper, paper towel, etc.) Get some paint on your brush, then brush it on your paper until hardly any is left on the brush. Now run the brush lightly across the edge you want to make look worn. When you're done, put on a protective clearcoat. Practice with this technique until you get the look you're going for.
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Posted: Jun 04, 2002 9:30 PM

I have used the look before, someone at school had suggested sponging, it was a wierd idea, but after thinkign about it, it could get a look, i think fornow though im doing dry brushing and spray on dust. I would to the black over sliver but my pack is kinda done, so now im weathering it, doign cosmetics to the looks. Oh i did this very interesting paint job on it. The pack is flat black as always but then with silver spray paint, step back and spray the pack, if doen right it will give it a very cool silver dusting. I did that to my pack first, it looks great, next is drybrushing, then dust. I can't wait to post this thing!
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hawaiiangb
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Posted: Jun 05, 2002 3:16 AM

Forget about fake weathering.
Just go trick or treating down Waikiki.
Alot of people grab at your pack (they want to feel what its made out of) and are constantly rubbing against you. Its a madhouse. It took the 4 of us, almost 4 hours to walk less than a mile. People kept stopping us to take pictures with them. We almost took 20 steps one time without getting stopped. smile
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flynn
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Posted: Jun 09, 2002 8:38 PM

It would probably looked pretty weathered after you picked the pieces up and put them back together... smile
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Posted: Jun 09, 2002 9:39 PM

RoboProp,

Great suggestion with the masking tape!

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ecto-3
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Posted: Jun 09, 2002 9:43 PM

Our pieces that we've painted get weathered(chipped,scratched,etc.) just by sitting around the shop. The pack will obviously collect dust as all the sawdust settles. smile

Its hard to keep anything clean in there.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2002 1:57 PM

I would put some dirt and dust on it, not alot though. then brush it off. and you can even sand some parts of the pack too.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2002 1:58 PM

I think that should work but don't quote me on that.

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