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sorry about the lack of updates, but I'll (hopefully) by buying my trash cans this Friday (payday) and I've currently been trying my hand a drawing the ARF trooper's camouflage. so, yeah, I'll try to have more updates soon. Thank you for your patience.
Certainly play around with it for fun while you wait, but don't get too hung up on paint at this stage.
right, captain. It's just an idea that's up in the air at the moment. I'm simply trying to wrap my mind around doing it. I may end up going with a solid color (purple, maybe. or green) but currently I'm using it to keep my mind working on my beskar'gam, 'cause if I don't keep it in mind it will end up never getting done.
One of the really cool things about Mando costumes is the way the paint works as far as layers and weathering. You could do the lower coats solid first, then take the top coat and do your best to imitate the camo pattern (or even better, make a few stencil sections that you can spray through). As long as you get a rough paint layer you can just do the rest in sanding. You'll want softer weathered textures anyways. If you bomb this layer you can sand it off down to the lower coats or just say screw it and paint over, then still sand to the other layers in weather spots.
sounds good, Captain. I don't have too much experience with paint, but I can give it a go, so to speak. Also, as sort of an update, money is tight (well, tighter than normal) so, I will be pricing things tonight, but I may or may not end up actually buying anything. So, we'll just see what happens.
well, Captain I'm fairly good at sewing. (I can do it rather well, but I don't really care for it) so, I will probably be making my vest, and some other soft parts. And I'm looking forward to hitting the thrift stores in my area. ok, so, time for an update. My mom and I went to Wal-Mart tonight, and I priced most of my needed supplies. Trashcans are, like, $15 dollars, but the other stuff (sand paper, paint, stuff that like) wasn't too expensive. However, I didn't see any Bondo. Can you even buy bondo at Wal-Mart?? Will I have to go to an auto supply store, or something like that? Anyway, getting back on track, I got some water guns to fix up. I'll be posting pictures for everyone to evaluate. Also, my mom raised some interesting questions. Are there membership dues when you join the Mercs? What do you have to do to remain a member? Do you have to pay to get in? Do you have to go to a certain number of meetings per quarter/year?
ok. I know exactly were a NAPA is so I'll see what I can do about looking around in there. and about Membership dues, I didn't think there were any, I just wasn't sure. all right, I got pictures of my guns, but I am having a difficult time getting them to upload, so I'll ask my dad to help me. (He's a whiz at this type of techie thing. ) so, anyway, I'll try to have pictures up by the time I go to bed, or tomorrow at the latest.