Chrome as martian metal

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  • #380
    Tenchuu
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    I’m attempting to do chrome on my tripods. It is…challenging to say the least. I’ve only found one paint, which comes in a rattle can, which actually creates the highly reflective effect of chrome. In order to get that effect it takes three or four coats and long dry times between. It’s also difficult to get other paints to attach to it, but this may be fixed by light sanding where I plan to paint. Still trying to determine whether it’s worth the effort. Thoughts?

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    #383
    Morbius
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    That looks great!

    Would it be easier to tape off where you want to paint other colours?

    Craig

    #397
    Tenchuu
    Tenchuu
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    …my God, why didn’t I think of that? I literally tape things off for patterns all the time! *breaks down in tears of joy*

    #398
    Morbius
    Morbius
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    I am a colour-blind quarmby with little skill with a brush, so I can’t make fun of you forgetting something like that 🙂

    I can’t wait to see what they look like finished.

    Craig

    #3624

    Abecedar
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    I thought about it briefly but decided against the effort and am glad to see someone actually trying. How has it come along I wonder

    #3637
    Judge Death
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    H.G. Wells described the original tripods as silvery metal so this is pretty good. I also liked the explanation for the royal units.

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