's Custom Runefang
at one of it's stages of completion. I had actually given it a realistic 'antiquing', but was asked to tone it back for a purer look. Which was utterly not an issue at all, it's rather easy for me to change the look if I am requested to. But I got some photos of it anyhow, to show potential customers in the future of my capabilities.
EDIT- I hav recieved so many questions about the finish, here's a reply I posted out before;
First thing I use is that Krylon Auto Body filler, which , besides giving an awesome texture, adds a slate grey under tone that keeps things clean to work with.
THe basic colours are merely other krylon metallic spray paints. I know how to feather them lighting out of the can for sort of 2-toning the silver. (Super shiney silver and a darker silver)
The duller greys are achieved by hand painting with FolkWare paints. I mix and match by eye, and just spread carefully. Also, I like to get subtle whites and silver for the blade edge to give it a 'sharp' look.
The flat of the blade is often darker, and that is other Folkware paints, with tones of Umber and even black.
Then I take a finishers glaze and glaze the piece and rub the blade parts, but leave some glaze for a real weather looked.
You can from this photo the finished hues.
Between each coat of paint, and there are many, I seal it with artist fixatives and vinyl sealers. It seals the colous so they won't rub off, and I can add more paint right on top of that sealer very easily.
Believe it or not, just last month, I started using an airbrush for applying layered effects with paints. I use an industrial air gun for applying lacquer to furniture, so am no stranger to airing on substances.
And I've use an airbrush to do broad painting for things like a primer coat. But I'm quite learning with airbrushes. They ARE the best, though. If you don't have the money or patience to commit to one, it's possible to not have one. But if you have enough project, are willing to learn and keep the gun flawlessly clean, they are well worth it.
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