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HOW TO: Creating Realistic Looking Armors via Rub'n Buff

http://www.minifigcustoms.com/node/902

These look fantastic!!!!!

These look fantastic!!!!!

i like the shine when using

i like the shine when using rubb n buff

I'd simply love to try this

I'd simply love to try this out, but I can not read it or any other tutorial there, because it automatically turns into this webpage. Any help?

And sorry for reviving an old topic. 

The article has been moved

The article has been moved here.

i still don't understand how

i still don't understand how to do it

*CoughminimodsCough*

*CoughminimodsCough*

umm.......... not to be

umm.......... not to be offensive, but  crazy custom fanatic, the last post before yours was over a year ago. this is an old topic.

but those buffed armors really do look sweet

Amagon wrote:umm..........

[quote=Amagon]

umm.......... not to be offensive, but  crazy custom fanatic, the last post before yours was over a year ago. this is an old topic.

but those buffed armors really do look sweet

[/quote] though it may have been an old topic it was only a question not something that had to say about a post before his. better he reply a question here than post a whole new topic about the same thing

Okay. I know this sounds

Okay. I know this sounds stupid, but how much varnish is needed, and is it better to spray it on or paint it on? I used brush on Citadel matt varnish on some custom painted armor and I kinda found out yesterday that the paint still comes off if you scratch it. Did I use too little varnish? I got a little on the brush and brushed it on until the armor was covered and the paint still came off a day later. I think I ought to have used more varnish, but I don't know for sure really.

Rub 'n Buff comes in only a

Rub 'n Buff comes in only a few colors and most are pretty easy to distinguish (the only exception being maybe the different types of gold).  I like using the blue for blued armor.  Looks very cool!

Thanks a lot for posting the

Thanks a lot for posting the pictures.

 Is there any chance of getting them labeled as to which one is which color of rub'n'buff .

Alas, I have not the funds at this time to experiment with all the variations.

Thanks for posting this Lego

Thanks for posting this Lego Freak.

I painted an entire knight silver and it looks great!

Sorry i cant post a pic though.

Thanks again

great idea jp30. ill have to

great idea jp30.

ill have to try it some time=)

I made a couple of helms

I made a couple of helms myself see here and here

and here we spell things

and here we spell things correctley, which means no shorts!

Also is it possible to remove the run 'n' buff be fore it has been varnished?

Lego Fanatic wrote:and here

[quote=Lego Fanatic]and here we spell things correctley[/quote]

Uh-huh.

The armor looks stunning!  That Rub & Buff technique looks like it could make great (slightly weathered looking) Star Wars protocol droids.