Originally Posted by Geofram
I was bouncing around ideas on what to do to the back panel of the HAF 932 (The boxed and bezeled X, since you are familiar with the case.)
Did you use stencils to airbrush the gear effects into your Sniper case? I'm fascinated by watch movements and thought of doing something similar, only in one or two tones.
I have no airbrushing experience nor the desire to spend a ton of money trying to learn. (Read: on a budget) I was thinking of making elaborate stencils for each tone, taping them on, and then clear coating everything to remove tape lines. Would this work?
If you could share any inspiration pieces you used to map out your gear work I would love to see them. It's hard to find much with my amateur google-fu.
First off thanks for the props.
Second I'm also an amateur with an airbrush. I does help I have years of custom paint experience. So i don't need to think much about actually painting.
Yes I did use a template for the gears
as well as the true fire flames
I did the metal panels with a 3 x 5 card and just fogged the edges. Then used paper hole reinforcements to do the rivets.
So as you can see just get creative with your templates. You can also get some frisket
film for your local art store to cut out your own.
If you use the template you will want to put down the color you want the gears first then tape down the template and spray the background color.
Make sure you spray 90 degrees to the template to help paint from blowing under the edges. use VERY light coats to help prevent edge build up. Use gloves that way you can hold down template where you are spraying.
If you are using spray cans you could get creative by spraying some paint in the cap and use toothpicks,Q-tips or small paint brush to draw lines and do some highlighting.
Also here is my newest airbrush Grex Tritium
if you want to attempt airbrushing you can by one very cheap like this one
just be prepared for some frustrations as it may not spray very even, but a cheap way to see if it's for you.
I really wish I was more artistic like some of these guys
even after tons of practice I still have alot to learn.
SO go for it practice makes "better than before"
If you need anymore specific help let me know, I could talk about paint all day!Edited by FannBlade - 2/8/11 at 11:48am