Was the paint master done by you Kit? Or is done at the factory and sent to you for final approval?Nasnandos wrote: Fri Nov 10, 2023 1:26 pm
All the gold on the vines should have had a semi transparent wash of brown over it, a brown wash filling the crevices all around the raised vines, and fine brown splatter paint effects. All of that contributes to the aged, gritty, and worn look of the helms, making the gold look like it had been worn off in places to match the prop. A lot of time was spent getting that look right, but none of the photos I saw from production seemed to have any of it. The gold on the production looked bright, hard edged, was even spilling out of the vines in places. I was not involved in the inspection, so I don't know how much of that first run was affected, but I assume most of it since they halted shipping.
Here are a few close up photo of the master for reference.
You mentioned a lot of work went into achieving the specific look, was it trying different paints and techniques or just lots of back and forth with the factory?