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by Hoverbout
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Customs
Topic: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks

not yet...
by Hoverbout
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Customs
Topic: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks

Sharpie are tried and tested in a pinch, aren't they. Apparently the beady black eyes on the Rancor monster were ball bearings inked with a black sharpie...
by Hoverbout
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Customs
Topic: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks

Am beginning to think that. The amount of time faffing about looking for a close match vs masking off a few daleks and giving them all a coat of Aztec Bronze... I could also take the opportunity to paint the missing details - eg the 'oil seals' and the light cages etc.
by Hoverbout
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Customs
Topic: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks

It looks like a fun project!
by Hoverbout
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Customs
Topic: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks

I found some half-beads that just happen to be exactly the right size. Short-sightedly I didn't A) buy loads or B) make a note of where I found them. I glued them to v thin plasticard and will cut them off leaving a narrow lip all round to simulate the oil seals you see on the props. I will take cas...
by Hoverbout
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Customs
Topic: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks

Hmm - my son has half a dozen I think. I also have a few knocking about for conversion projects like this one. The 'Manhattan' daleks seem quite common on Ebay - I bought a few joblots of NSDs when DW toys were going for v little a few years back, and these daleks would always be in them. Up to the ...
by Hoverbout
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Customs
Topic: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks

It's actually new rear skirt panels - I've built regular panels with hemis to replace the 'junk' panels from one of those patched-up Manhatten Daleks. The plasticard replacements have been primed etc so adhesion shouldn't be a problem.
by Hoverbout
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Customs
Topic: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks

Yeah - seems to be one of the options! I have also dropped CO a line to see if they'll let me know the paint code - who knows they might get back to me!

Alternatively (and poss cheaper) is to pick up some Games Workshop pots and see if I can mix an acrylic match myself.
by Hoverbout
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Customs
Topic: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks

This is the issue really. Going for a 'true' match is a red-herring, I've decided. Whatever they used on the toys is not a match for the props - it's more copper-y than anything. I'm not really wanting to completely repaint the model if I can avoid it - as it's one of my son's and he'll want it to l...
by Hoverbout
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Customs
Topic: Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Paint match for Character 5' bronze daleks

Hello! I'm customising some old CO NSD daleks - but am finding it hard to find a reasonable paint match for the 'bronze' they used for the main colour. Has anyone else tried to do this? Have tried Ford Aztec Bronze (This is advised to builders of full-scale preplica props - but in itself is an appro...