Making plastic toys look like aged metal and wood.

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Old 03-04-08, 06:19 AM
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Making plastic toys look like aged metal and wood.

Hi folks! This is what I'm trying to accomplish. I want to paint some plastic toys (guns, swords and what not) to look like real aged metal. I've tried some things on my own and come up with some interesting results. One of my guns is what follows.


I'm not disappointed with it but it's not quite the look I'm going for. I'm looking for a little smoother transition between the dark and light parts of the metal. What kinds of paint and techniques should I use?
 
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Old 03-04-08, 09:02 AM
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You could try wet sanding the paint with a very fine grit like 400 or finer to smooth the transition between the paint and base.
 
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Old 03-04-08, 05:34 PM
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Well, the base is a paint as well. The gun was originally grey or something. I spray painted it gold then painted the wood and black stuff over that. Wouldn't the sanding take off the gold base as well?
 
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Oh..........Then I know of no way to alter what you have done.
Another way if the base was a more durable finish is to rub with a solvent rag.
The proper way would be to airbrush the top layer of paint.

It still looks pretty good.
 
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