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Ok, so with my entry for this month's competition, the shield is letting me down
(Here: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...d.php?t=107855 ([Contest Poll] Mounted))
I want to create a mirror effect for the shield, but how do you highlight silver? Rabbit has suggested using a drop of white in with the silver, and I was contemplating using silver leaf (real silver.) Does anyone else have any suggestions? Please? I'm really proud of this model, but I want to make it even better!
I am not sure if this would work for you, but one of my old friends used to make model airplanes and he was very good at it. For some of the older planes of the 50's and WW1 stuff, he used to very carefully cover them in foil. I found this link that might be helpful.
Hope I was of help.
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There is that modelling foil they use for chrome bumpers on model cars...Bare-Metal or something like that...here is a link. Silver foil is pretty much the same idea, but this stuff is pre-sticky and probably a bit cheaper.
You may want to go with that foil over the leaf silver, both for price and for the fact that silver tends to dull down a lot, and that doesn't really scream mirror shield.
Cover it in nail varnish. Test it first becuase I have no idea if it will work.
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That's not a painted reflection... At least, it looks different from different angles.
the metallics are painted on, but its god like. looks just like real.
I've experimented with some chocolate wraper foil on a spare shield. It looks ok, but I need a bit more practice on spare shields.
Will post pics tomorrow, when the cam is charged
some metals, if you hit 'em with a fine sanding paper on a dremel, you can polish it to a mirror-like finish,
but you gotta hit it with a sealer immediately to keep it from tarnishing again...
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