zaterdag 18 juni 2016

50 cent thriftstore find

Picked up a wrecked container truck (it was missing the entire cab) for 50 cents at the thriftstore today (and got home to find a 10 cents sticker underneath, cheeky buggers!). Decided to prime it so I'd have something to do in between drying times of the C-47 so picked up a Army Painter can of Skeleton Bone. BAD mistake! Even after rigorosu shaking it came out spluttering and drying very dusty. Binned the can immediately, rubbed it with my fingers to smooth it a bit and presto, the letters come showing through. Hmm, idea.

So we start out with this:
Shiney green plastic, I glued the doors shut with epoxy. I'll salvage the truck wheels at a later date.
 I'll spare you the pic of the orange peel skeleton primer coat. I've said it before and I'm saying it again, Army Painter rattle cans are utter shite. Don't buy that crap.

So, coat on, a couple of washes of dust, rust and brown later (speeded up by the use of a hair drier), some beige paint to bring out parts of the lettering again, a good brown sponging and highlighting and 3 coats of gloss varnish later, we get something looking like this:
I was aiming for faded paint in the lettering.
And then we added the rust with enamel washes, and another 2 coats of varnish and we finished in just under 2 hours working time. Not bad for a in-betweener.

20mm Panhard for scale. Container works nicely for 20mm. Now back to the C-47.

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Brilliant! I love they way you transform stuff.

  2. Reacties
    1. It is not that impressive, only 3 steps to it.....washing, scratching and a enamel spotwash. Anyone can do it.

    2. don't be so sure - i bet i could fail at it.

    3. Trust me, it is really simple.

  3. Excellent work, what a transformation!

  4. I'm sure I've said it before: you're the master at these kinds of things!

  5. Great work - agree about Army Painter cans would not use them even if they are free!
    However this time you have made a silk purse out of a sows ear

    1. i've had decent success with AP colored primer but i've only use it on figures.