|04-16-2009, 09:25 PM||#11|
Join Date: Apr 2008
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My 2 cents, I know it's not exactly what you're after. Bare Metal Foil brand adhesive metal foils come in various colors and are super thin, great for adding the metal look cheaply. It's not real plating, but you can get it at any hobby shop. I did the faceplate of my viper commander with it (bad pic, but you can get the idea).
|04-16-2009, 09:29 PM||#12|
Master of Disguise
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
I just looked up the process on Google... I don't think any of us will be doing this from home anytime soon. Not unless we have a lot of resources and a huge workshop.
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|04-16-2009, 09:31 PM||#13|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I remember someone posting a chromed Terminator custom using automotive or model chrome paint.. looked awesome, but I can't find the thread... :(
|04-16-2009, 09:32 PM||#14|
Join Date: Sep 2008
BACC, chrome!!! that would be sweeeeeet
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|04-16-2009, 09:38 PM||#15|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Site B
Someone posted a lot of RAH custom Cobra Mortals they did in chrome for sale on here.
|04-16-2009, 09:45 PM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Here ya go...
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Alclad II it's called, hope that helps.
|04-16-2009, 09:47 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jan 2007
As much as the whitetrash in me loves chrome, I'm gonna hijack a moment of this thread.
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|04-16-2009, 10:20 PM||#18|
Join Date: Jan 2009
I just tried bare metal foil on a battle armor CC the other night!
Only did a portion of the mask and a snake-eyes head(of course) to try it out.
It can be a pain to work with and smooth out all the wrinkles without tearing it or overlapping too much. Since both were try-outs, I sacrificed patience for results and got a few tiny rips. Youve got to use a pointy object like a toothpick to smooth it into edges and recessed areas, which makes it easy to puncture.
I realized that even if I had an extra CC, I'd have to cover the sigil on his forehead, but otherwise the test turned out nice looking.
I'd probably go over it all with a gloss coat to seal it and prevent peeling. Anyone know if this would improve the shine?
A 25th Mortal wouldn't work so well with this or actual Vac-metal since the limbs are soft and either would definitely crack in the rubbery hands I imagine.
Originally got this stuff years ago for a G1 prime before the reissues started, and the grill and smokestacks turned out really great!
|04-16-2009, 11:34 PM||#19|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South Carolina
If I buy the chrome paint(most likely the Killer Chrome which is expensive) and do up a BA CC, is anyone willing to buy the finished figure(s)? I'm thinking $75-$100(negotiable) shipped for the figure. I'll take commissions and all after the first figure is complete if anyone else is interested. If there are any serious takers, PM me and I'll go ahead and order the chrome kit and BA CCs. Someone also mentioned doing a Firebat and I'll consider doing that one too. Let me know!
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|04-16-2009, 11:45 PM||#20|
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