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 Post subject: Snow Wolf- Paint and repair
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:13 pm 
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Getting around to pulling apart my snow wolf/matrix from Evike.com

I will post as I go as I come across interesting problems..

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 Post subject: black primer
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:19 pm 
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Sanding and layering black primer before the silver paint.
Rattle can primer, next will be automotive satin black through an airbrush.

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 Post subject: rattlecan paint/primer is garbage
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:36 pm 
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Sanded doen the rattle can paint/primer with coarse sandpaper then hit it with a scotchbright spongue.
going to use grey primer/filler. and airbrush black car paint.

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 Post subject: Rustoleim 2in 1 Filler N sandable
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:47 pm 
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gonna do two coats of this primer/filler before black car paint.
Second coat focusing on the parts that will be weathered at the end.

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 Post subject: supplies
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:42 pm 
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Pre weathering some metal parts.

supplies:
50 dollar airbrush
car paint, black, silver, mixing green and metalic red, to make brown
automotive paint solvent for thinning paint
acetone for cleaning airbrush between colors
1500 grit sandpaper and steel wool for between coats

mixing paint to thinner 50/50 ratio

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 Post subject: blck car paint thinned 50/50
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:04 am 
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black car paint turned out nice, can still see scratches under it from sanding.
After I add one more coat of black, I will start layer in silver then polish to a shine before brown goes on.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:57 am 
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-I didnt have red film for the counter, but i did have transparent airbrush paint. i did three coats on the inside.

-I had some thin sheet steel so i polished and cut squares to go inside of the cut-out circles. super glued them in after weathering with course sandpaper and then steel wool.

I also used a thin dremel bit and took off the sharp corners on all of the metal parts.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:26 am 

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seven wrote:
-I didnt have red film for the counter, but i did have transparent airbrush paint. i did three coats on the inside.

-I had some thin sheet steel so i polished and cut squares to go inside of the cut-out circles. super glued them in after weathering with course sandpaper and then steel wool.

I also used a thin dremel bit and took off the sharp corners on all of the metal parts.


I have yet to find a way to make they display legible in the sunlight, yet not blaringly loud in the dark.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:35 pm 
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so far, Primer, black primer, black, Silver. next is final paint then weathering.
I also 3d printed some grenades to replace the stock shotgun shell. I printed them with silver CCTREE PLA+ Its more durable and smooth. Im also going to cover the bolt with some kind of polished metal.
Just threw away a ceiling fan extension post that would have been perfect. figures.
I want to stress this, dont pre sand so much, its been a bitch to cover the scratches, just use many light coats and allow them to cure and harden.

Here are the free 3D files for the grenade. the zip folder has about 7 versions of it, some can use a spring. If anyone needs one and doesnt have a printer just PM https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1728262

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:11 pm 
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You can polish up the original bolt you have there with some fine sand paper and metal polish. I lacquered over the top of mine to stop it dulling.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:07 pm 
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got a picture of that Stimpy? how shiny did it turn out?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:26 pm 
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Here you go. It definitely buffs up to a finish with a little reflection present, maybe even more with more polishing. Still not looking bad seeing as this was my first snow wolf an i did this many years ago now!

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 2:03 am 
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wow that looks great. I guess Im gonna do mine the same way now. ..now that I covered it with primer..
I think I have some Brasso polish. What paint did you use?


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:32 am 
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Its definitely an improvement. I used an automotive clear coat lacquer

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 Post subject: my own brown bess
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 11:35 pm 
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i used cheap walmart acrylics and made my own brown bess. Itll be less durable then the silver underneath so it should wear away nicely to reveal the silver. Suggestions are more then welcome and ive seen the excellent BB threads. However if i aquires a tin of BB I couldnt bring myself to open it.


the lighting from top to bottom is : outdoor, outdoor at a different angle, then fluorescent.
mixed, green, tan, grey, red
might add more grey.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Wolf- Paint and repair
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 3:34 am 
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Airbrushing car paint mixed 50/50 with thinner makes for layers that are too thin. So I got this chrome paint from Dollar General for 4 bucks and its perfect. doing two layers each time and then letting it cure for 72 hours before I wet sand it.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:32 pm 
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this is still ongoing, a week ago the silver paint was still not cured due to the heavy hunidity here.
Ill be going with satin spray can black and airbrushing "Alclad 2 mil-spec british brown bess" once i can find some that ships to the US. Realized this thread is redundant with all the other snow wolf builds on here but its been fun.


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I’ve been trying to color match the green version that matrix makes. No luck so far. Would love a spray canned version


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 7:16 pm 
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have you tried the flat "camo colors" from walmart?


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 10:17 pm 

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Strikah wrote:
I’ve been trying to color match the green version that matrix makes. No luck so far. Would love a spray canned version


Try looking at Olive Green shades, or Ranger Green.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 1:11 am 

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Ive tried all comors from menards, home depot, walmart. No matches


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Strikah wrote:
Ive tried all comors from menards, home depot, walmart. No matches




Strikah, Why do you want to match that OD green?
Have you tried mixing paints?


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I just love the color. Every other available color seems inferior


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