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Old 13 May 2006, 01:51   #1 (permalink)
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hiyas. so i was wondering if anybody knows of or uses a chrome or stainless steel looking paint. thanks. =)
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Old 13 May 2006, 02:05   #2 (permalink)
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What like...

boltgun metal?
Chainmail?
Mithreal Silver?
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Old 13 May 2006, 02:14   #3 (permalink)
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I use Shining Gold, Burnished Gold, Boltgun Metal, and Chainmail.
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Old 13 May 2006, 03:55   #4 (permalink)
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No, you guys are thinking of metallic paint. Chrome is totally different. As fas as I know you'll have to do something like SENMM to get a chrome look.
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Old 13 May 2006, 04:21   #5 (permalink)
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I can think of a few ways to get a chrome effect.

As mentioned, there is the NMM way, which to be honest I don't like that much. There is using foil and burnishing it onto the model which is the more common method. there is also chemicla solutions and polishing grits that if properly used, can give a metalic painted surface a highly chrome like effect.
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Old 13 May 2006, 04:26   #6 (permalink)
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Yup, i saw it once on an old hobby magazine, it is a hard technique, but it only works well on large surfaces, if you look at the other NMM thread south from here you will see that's nearly impossible to use foil on that edge of the storm shield.

What i like about foil is that you can use either the bright side to give it a chrome like effect or the mat side to give it a more aluminium feeling to the finishing

You can also try chrome spraypaint anyway.... but i really need to find one with quality...
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Old 13 May 2006, 16:54   #7 (permalink)
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ya that foil sounds good. i was gunna use it on tanks, vehicles and sentinels. any place to get this stuff onine? thanks. =)
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Old 13 May 2006, 18:02   #8 (permalink)
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Testors makes a nice chrome oil based paint, but in order to get that really high quality finish and shine, you'd probably need to apply the paint with an airbrush.
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Old 13 May 2006, 19:23   #9 (permalink)
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ya that foil sounds good. i was gunna use it on tanks, vehicles and sentinels. any place to get this stuff onine? thanks. =)
Vehicles and the such might be large enough. Not sure where you can get it online but try any hobby shop that does model cars and the like. They should have a few choices available or know where you can find it if they don't.
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Old 14 May 2006, 14:26   #10 (permalink)
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I picked up some chrome spray paint with the intention of using it on a squad of Stealths for a Terminator 3 "liquid metal" sortof look. It came out alright I guess. Didn't look quite as good as I was hoping though. One of the big downsides is that any fingerprints are very obvious :


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