I think the cocking handle would have looked better in red aswell though.
the thing about the two royal blue parts of the gun is that when I started this paintjob project i did not intend to use the X-metals blue. I had originaly planned a compleetly different scheme that involved fusion blue anywhere a stock x-bow is grey and a navy blue topcoat, but this x-metals stuff looks waaay better.
Hot Rod Crossbow!
That's great, Bags! Very impressive.
And now, my questions...
1) How much was the new Krylon X-metals paints? It's obviously a direct competitor with the "Metalcast" simulated anodize that Anima started using (and I've bought a couple cans myself). The finish on your two-part job is wonderful.
2) Keep us posted as to durability of the new finish after a few rounds. The Metalcast is beautiful (I have a purple finish), but is quite delicate, and not too conducive to rough field play (unless you clearcoat it, perhaps....I'll be watching how yours does).
3) What's next?
Good job! Looks like a new trend in personalizing blasters rising.
Piney, Here's my answers:
1: the X-metals paint cost around $5.50 a can, but part of that may be that i bought it at ACE and they tend to charge more for spraypaint than most places.
2: I'll glady keep you updated, from what i've learned so far x-metals isn't the most durable stuff ever, but it seems like i will hold up prety nice. I did severely clearcoat this badboy so i hope it helps. As long as i don't drop it, it should do alright.
3: What's next? well i was going to keep it under wraps untill completion but i'll let you know: i have three more big jobs in the works: a X-metals painted Silver/Blue/Green BBB, A Neon pink/metalic black/x-metals blue Old edition NF, and a Neon Pink/metalic black/X-metals blue 2k, The pink ones are for my GF, and she will be sporting them at YANO.
Also I've been experiementing with a Color-change paint and may incorperate it into some of those jobs.
I'm also planning on re-painting doomcookie 1, but i'm not sure how yet and one of these days I'm gonna paint that SS2 of mine...
Edited by baghead, 02 February 2006 - 04:48 PM.