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Discussion in 'Predator Costumes' started by Angrychutney, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Vebo1

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  2. BuckeyeStalker

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    I wonder how expensive they are. I was looking into a chrome "hobby" paint the other day that they want $200 for a quart lol I settled on metallic craft paint instead.
     
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  4. Angrychutney

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    Ok then another question for all you hunters out there. I've ordered my zentai/morph suit with the intention of painting it. As ive got lots of armour I've decided this is going to be the easiest option.

    What paint should I use (not got an airbrush)

    My partner is a pretty good artist so she has agreed to do the paint up while I wear it. Just need to know what paint to buy.

    Thanks again people your all great
     
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  5. Shogun

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    Normal Acrylic paint will do the work..... which is latex based
     
  6. Angrychutney

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    Do you know a brand name ? I.e liqitex , flexipaint

    Or can I mix liquid latex with normal acrylic
     
  7. Shogun

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    Liquitex is more for airbrush... so I would use flexipaint....
     
  8. Shogun

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    flexipaint will not crack under the pressure of your motion :D
     
  9. Angrychutney

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    Is that suitable for using brush/sponge stipling etc
     
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  10. Shogun

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    Yes it is indeed suitable for being used with brush or sponge ..I have a streamer friend on Twitch TV that brushes Flexipaint on his armors/cosplays
     
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  11. Angrychutney

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    Thanks Shogun, you've been a great help all the way through my build. (Don't mean that to come across in any other than grateful)
     
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  12. Angrychutney

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    Had a couple of hours before work ( thanks to the builders next door) so had a crack at dread locks. I didnt realize I would need so many. Not going for conventional style as they didnt look right. So going for lots of thinner ones 15ml width. Its looking pretty good so far. Nice weather this weekend so hopefully get them painted with rubber roof paint.

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  13. Angrychutney

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    Ok so finished making dreadlocks earlier and painted them 68 in total , 3 hours individually painting each one ...... Gotta be worth it .....

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  14. BuckeyeStalker

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    Its definitely worth it.. it's always worth it to do it yourself
     
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  15. Angrychutney

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    I think I may need anoth 10/12. But definaitly happy with progress so far.
    Helmet 90% done.
    Gloves 90% done.
    Gaunlets ✔

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  16. Shogun

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    Angrychutney YAY almost done ...! Like you said there is still some places where it needs some dreads .... like another 10 or 12 more would be superb! But so far you have done such a great work my friend (y)
     
  17. BuckeyeStalker

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    Looks awesome!!
     
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  18. Angrychutney

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    Another update as ive not posted in a while. Still a few touches to do (and the feet) but I am so happy with how its turned out (14 hours stood still while my fiancee hand painted the bodysuit) been a long trip but can see the end now and its not far away.

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  19. BuckeyeStalker

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    That's pretty badass!
     
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  20. Angrychutney

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    Thanks mate, still a little to do tightening armour up, bone necklace etc but I'd like to think its 95% done
     
  21. Texas predator

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    * I like your suit!! LOOKS AWESOME!!
     
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  22. Angrychutney

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    Thanks mate, still got a few bits to finish and turn on ..... Countdown timer just needs inserting, blue leds in the cannon need battery , and need to turn on tri lazer
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  23. Angrychutney

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    Sorry been a while since my last post family stuff births,deaths,marriages etc .....

    had my first test run tonight 500 yards to the in-laws (and back again) ..... lost 2 toe dusters and didnt overheat..... So just a quick adjustment and some elastic tightening and were ready ......

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  24. Mille2ej

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    Nice work, looks awesome!!! Bet it feels good to have it mostly done!
     
  25. Angrychutney

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    Ahhh mate you've no idea..... Been a long trip and the guys here have been awsome not even worn it to a con and been asked to attend a charity event by a friend of a guy I work with. Will be posting pics of my first con/hunt just a bit anxious wearing it on the tube. But I only gotta go 1 stop.
     

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