Runboard.com
You're welcome.





runboard.com       Register for a free global account (learn about it) | Log in: (), globally (lost password?)

Page:  1  2  3  4 

 
slopitch Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info



Registered: 02-2004
Posts: 11
Reply | Quote
Re: Bat emblem?


What application and what kind of paint will stick best to latex? Thanks
2/26/2004, 8:05 pm Link to this post Send Email to slopitch   Send PM to slopitch
 
GOBBY Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Sidekick

Registered: 02-2004
Posts: 327
Reply | Quote
Re: Bat emblem?


Well latex sticks to latex best. All you do is tint the latex with acrylic paint bought at any place that sells craft supplies and airbrush the piece.

You may need to thin out the your mixutre with distilled water (a milk consistency) to flow nicely through the airbrush. Keep a bowl of water with a little bleach or mild detergent in it to dip the airbrush into between sprays to avoid clogging.

And just spray out the excess and refill paint cup or bottle and and continue. You could probably use one of those gray paint sponges with a wooden handle to apply the paint as well. Just follow the steps for the airbrush.

One other thing if you have a costume or medical store shop near by you can probably get the latex there. Another flexible solution is pros-aide. This is used to make pax. You just mix the acrylic paint with the pros-aide. Its a medical adhedsive used in the film industry for masks and makeup applications.

Also if you need to fill in a seam say on latex, you can use prosaide mixed with cabosil. It becomes a paste like medium and once its applied to the surface its stays put and flexible.

Sorry to ramble......

-Gobby

Last edited by Deadly Lemur, 3/27/2006, 2:16 am


---
Hes out there right now... and i've got go work.
2/26/2004, 8:35 pm Link to this post Send Email to GOBBY   Send PM to GOBBY
 
Jants Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Banned user

Registered: 02-2004
Posts: 2291
Reply | Quote
Re: Bat emblem?


Bob :rollin

Hey Mark, since your suit was taken right off of the statue, the emblem is also latex as the rest of the chest, so you can follow the same instructions I said earlier, just get some yellow plasti-dip and black plasti-dip, mask off everything but the emblem and it will work fine. Paint the whole emblem yellow, clay out the background and then hit is with black plasti-dip. Just be careful and make sure you get it nice and smooth.

---

2/26/2004, 9:01 pm Link to this post Send Email to Jants   Send PM to Jants
 
BruceWayne131 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Dark Knight

Registered: 02-2004
Location: Fords NJ
Posts: 500
Reply | Quote
Re: Bat emblem?


Bob, Long ago i have gone the same route you are talking about. All of my emblems are of a 3 piece design with the exception of the Clooney which is a 2 piece mold. Although i do color my resin i still like to paint each piece. As for paints i only use automotive lacquer. I also prime each piece before giving it its finish coat. The primer bonds to the resin and in turn the finish coat bonds to the primer. Its durable and it dries in no time. Once assembled they are all crisp and clean looking.

...Lou

---
"You get the ice, I'll get the Iceman"
Visit my photo page !
http://photobucket.com/albums/v123/brucewayne131/
http://www.freewebs.com/stmoritzguitars/
3/3/2004, 3:53 am Link to this post Send Email to BruceWayne131   Send PM to BruceWayne131
 
Jack Knight1979 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Apprentice

Registered: 02-2004
Posts: 164
Reply | Quote
Re: Bat emblem?


great topic!

---
Regards,
Nickoli
www.c4-designs.com
3/4/2004, 10:11 am Link to this post Send Email to Jack Knight1979   Send PM to Jack Knight1979
 
Jants Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Banned user

Registered: 02-2004
Posts: 2291
Reply | Quote
Re: Bat emblem?


Just to clarify, looking back I made it seem like I paint all of my emblems and that isn't the case. All of my emblems are poured urethane quick cast, where I use different tints and powders for dusting my silicone molds. The paint method I described earlier was from a long time ago when I got a whole bunch of different emblems from BV and none of them were painted at all. So to make all of my emblems the right colors I used the clay off method and I have even recently helped a bro out by doing it for his Clooney emblem, turning it into an OnStar.

---

3/4/2004, 2:41 pm Link to this post Send Email to Jants   Send PM to Jants
 
Magic Man Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Caped Crusader

Registered: 01-2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1935
Reply | Quote
Re: Bat emblem?


I always sprayed the whole thing black then pour the yellow paint in layer at a time as Jeff described.

Brad

---

3/4/2004, 2:47 pm Link to this post Send Email to Magic Man   Send PM to Magic Man
 
thuth Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Caped Crusader

Registered: 02-2004
Posts: 1948
Reply | Quote
Re: Bat emblem?


I have not tried this but I thought it was a good idea at the time...

A handful of years ago at a hobby shop I saw some specially cut wax strips used for masking models during painting. This seemed to me to be a great way to get a really clean edge.

3/4/2004, 6:27 pm Link to this post Send Email to thuth   Send PM to thuth
 
thuth Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Caped Crusader

Registered: 02-2004
Posts: 1948
Reply | Quote
Re: Bat emblem?


Hey.

I just noticed we have a whole thread here and no one has posted pics of their emblems.

Anyone care to share?

Bob, I'd love to see some pics of your "snap-in" yeallow background emblems-- and I bet I'm not the only one.
3/4/2004, 6:28 pm Link to this post Send Email to thuth   Send PM to thuth
 
Mexicanbat Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Caped Crusader

Registered: 02-2004
Posts: 1438
Reply | Quote
Re: Bat emblem?


i almost done this is the first pic Image

and the the yello Image
then the roma plasti on the yello Image i am paitin the black next

---
The Real Mexicanbat
3/4/2004, 6:37 pm Link to this post Send Email to Mexicanbat   Send PM to Mexicanbat
 


Add a reply

Page:  1  2  3  4 





You are not logged in (login)