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I did a quick version of this dumpster. There is a photo of the dumpster pre-graffiti, and pre-distress in WIP here.
It only needs to be sealed and glued- so now's the time to make any final suggestions.
I decided to go light on graffiti, though it could use more.

 

Doing bubble lettering was much harder than I thought it would be. I found a handy tutorial on Youtube. I had a general idea of what I was doing, having worked on a documentary for a mural program with a local community centre... but that was 5+ years ago, so I needed a refresher.

That said, I'm not sure how well I blended the 3 blues I used, or how visible the force was.

 

Graffiti:

 

Stage Right

CZP = ChiZine. A local small publisher of horror and dark fiction. I used to intern there a long time ago.

Lexo = Me

 

Under the lid

PIA = Paranormal Investigations Association. A reference to Ian Roger's Blacklands stories

 

Top/Lid

Anarchy symbol = Gotta have one of those, right?

BFM = Boyfriend Material, another band I was in that you probably haven't heard unless you like obscure garage punk that's never been officially released.

 

Stage Left

Bitter City = An old band I was in that you wouldn't have heard.

88's = something quick and random. I recently watched Kill Bill so...

 

 

Pictures:

 

 

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List of paints used

 

Dumpster

MSP Muddy Olive, MSP Olive Green, MSP Pale Olive, MSP Dragon Green, Freak Flex Green Tint

 

Distress

MSP Rust Brown, MSP Scorched Metal

 

Graffiti

 

CZP-MSP Neon Yellow (for sketching), MSP LED Blue, MSP Light Blue, MSP Ashen Blue (I didn't have anything darker handy), MSP Burgundy Wine, MSP Punk Rock Pink, Game Color Warlord Purple, MSP Rosy Skin

 

Other- MSP Leather White, MSP Grey Liner, MSP Carnage Red

 

 

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A brief hijack:

 

I got one of these last year at Reapercon, and at one point wandered around looking at dumpsters seeking inspiration and ideas. I took several phone pictures of particularly interesting looking dumpsters.

 

At one point, I noticed someone looking at me funny.

 

Suddenly, my mind flashed into a parallel reality in which I was sitting in a little room explaining to police officers why I thought this dumpster was so fascinating that I had to take a picture of it...

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Cool.

 

I've painted one myself, and it is part of my diorama in wording ( WIP Street Violence if you want some inspiration).

My version made the store to my surprise.

 

 

It's a great versatile model.

 

Can't wait to see how you will paint it.

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Suddenly, my mind flashed into a parallel reality in which I was sitting in a little room explaining to police officers why I thought this dumpster was so fascinating that I had to take a picture of it...

I used Google. 'Twas very effective.

 

Can't wait to see how you will paint it.

I'm not sure I understand

 

Bump for paint colors.

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Suddenly, my mind flashed into a parallel reality in which I was sitting in a little room explaining to police officers why I thought this dumpster was so fascinating that I had to take a picture of it...

I used Google. 'Twas very effective.

 

Can't wait to see how you will paint it.

I'm not sure I understand

 

Bump for paint colors.

 

 

 

Sorry. I missed the spoiler which showed all the paints..

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A brief hijack:

 

I got one of these last year at Reapercon, and at one point wandered around looking at dumpsters seeking inspiration and ideas. I took several phone pictures of particularly interesting looking dumpsters.

 

At one point, I noticed someone looking at me funny.

 

Suddenly, my mind flashed into a parallel reality in which I was sitting in a little room explaining to police officers why I thought this dumpster was so fascinating that I had to take a picture of it...

As a former battalion anti-terrorism / force protection officer I probably would have contacted the MPs and counter-intelligence personnel if it had been on post.

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It looks pretty convincingly like a rusty, old dumpster.

 

I'm not sure I can call that "beautiful", but it's very well done, and a great terrain piece!

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