I've decided to give all the 'metal' parts a chrome undercoat, that way if it gets dropped, knocked or chipped it'll only add to the realism with some shiny metal showing through..at least that's the theory
First off was to mask the handgrips..they'll be another colour - undecided as yet.
and so to the spraylab....
However the lovely, flawless chrome finish highlighted my inability to properly prepare the raw surface, there's some nasty looking plastosculpt crimes here...hmmm
UGH! not good...well that's to be taken care of hopefully a bit later. In the meantime the 'revolver' parts I've plasto'd over also ended up looking the worse for wear, but ever the optimist I seized upon the chance to MODIFY and IMPROVE...creating a template for some overlays to mimic detail on the original prop.
It came out pretty well, overlaying two layers of cut-out plastic from a shaving foam cap and superglueing the buggers on...
roughly similar to this detail...I said roughly!!
there's also one for the other side but more on that later...so that's pretty much the progress for today up to date, just a last picture to show a roughly half assembled, incorrectly painted work in progress, makes me happy
oh and I've also been working on these for when the gun is finished and ready for display...eventually
until next time
I ARE NERD