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Continuing on from my sculpting thread here, I've begun assembly and painting of my Rottweiler tank. 



Started sanding and first coat of primer. Ran out of black primer, so stalled myself out. 

I'm thinking this might be a practice piece for a ReaperCon entry of the same tank. 

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sanded, primed, sanded, primed, sanded again, and now it's ready for my paint job.  Whatever that is going to be. 


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15 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Wonderful vehicle!



8 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

That's awesome!

Hoping to get a 3d printer this year.  Roughly what would that have cost, in plastic, to print?


 It's printed in Hatchbox Grey PLA which costs about $22-26 for a Kilogram spool on Amazon (depends on stock levels).


The tank itself weighs a little over 200 grams, but in terms of plastic used, it was probably closer to 250 grams, thanks to support material, aborted prints, options not shown here, etc. Essentially, I can print 4 tanks from a single spool.


So about $6-7. And about 30 hours total time on the printer for all the parts.


There are cheaper filaments available, but I've found I have more print problems with those, which means I'd likely only able to get three tanks from a spool, which means it would still work out to about $6-7.


Started my paint job.  I'm using Siri's tutorial on rust. I'll then use the salt chipping method over the rusted areas, and spray my base coat.  So it's going to not only look weird for a bit here, most of what I'm doing right now will be covered up.IMG_20180211_163240.thumb.jpg.bbe9245638d89f16d6884594fe320204.jpg





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Thanks for the info, and I'm looking forward to seeing your weathering...I've got some mechs I'm working on but I'm not planning on weathering these ones too much...but there are more to come.


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So far it looks like a glorious mess:


Overall, the application of Siri's rust method looks horrible on this model (it looks far better on the Iron Golem and Skid Loader you can see in the background).  The good news is that there are some localized spots that look really good - so that's where the salt will go for the next step.

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With the salt applied:




And started the base coat.



Once the base coat is dry, I'll have to go carefully pick all that salt off. If it works, then I'll have chipped paint with rusted spots underneath.

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