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Offline daryldoak

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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #135 on: June 09, 2018, 10:52:23 AM »
Step 1 of the armor repaint project is to see how the new paint (see prior post) holds up on the boots.

I painted over the top of the existing VHT vinyl dye, without any prep.

It took a heavy coat to cover, the material was soaking in the paint.  This proved to be a bad technique since the paint stayed tacky for over 12 hours.  I was worried that it was never going to cure, but it finally did. 

I love the color and the paint seems pretty durable.

Outdoor, overcast light (left new paint, right old paint):

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Indoors (left new paint, right old paint):

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Next step is to test paint one of the shoulder bells.  Once that is done I will disassemble everything and repaint it all.
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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #136 on: June 09, 2018, 11:12:07 AM »
Wow that is a huge difference in color.

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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #137 on: June 12, 2018, 08:29:59 PM »
Did a paint test on the armor, right on top of the VHT Vinyl Dye, which also had a gloss clear coat.  I did a light sanding for prep.

New paint top, old paint bottom:
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I liked the results so I went forward with more pieces.

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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #138 on: June 12, 2018, 08:41:35 PM »
Looking good!

Man, I gotta get a workshop! Lol
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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #139 on: June 12, 2018, 09:41:46 PM »
Looking good!

Man, I gotta get a workshop! Lol
Yes a workshop would be awesome.

Looking awesome Daryl.

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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #140 on: June 14, 2018, 03:27:45 PM »
Looking good!
Man, I gotta get a workshop! Lol
Yes a workshop would be awesome.
Looking awesome Daryl.

Thanks guys.  I am spoiled with the garage in my new house.  It's a 4-car tandem + workshop + bonus room.  But there is no overhead storage, so the back of the garage is all boxes.

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Anyway, I removed all of the greeblies from the helmet.

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Gave the helmet a first coat.

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Also painted a first coat on the chest armor and back armor, and put a second coat on the shoulders bells, straps, and chestbox.

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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #141 on: June 14, 2018, 04:13:48 PM »
Thanks guys.  I am spoiled with the garage in my new house.  It's a 4-car tandem + workshop + bonus room.  But there is no overhead storage, so the back of the garage is all boxes.
I am so jealous of the work space you have! I have recently made a deal to trade use of garage work space for beer. We do what we have to!
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