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DAM FSB Boots Repaint
DAM FSB Boots Repaint
I bought the new DAM FSB Luxury
figure recently, and it is a very nice and fully loaded
figure. But the boots, although well made. Just did not look
right to me, as the colour of the leather bothered me.
So I did a search online for any
images of the type of boot, that it is supposed to be. And the
nearest one I could find is in the picture on the right. And
as usual with me I just had to see if I could re-paint the DAM
boots to match the picture here.
1. shows an extra pair of the boots as they came
from the figure, that I bought loose to use as an
experiment. To see if I can re-paint them.
2. shows the main parts of the boot re-painted
Citadel Colour Scorched Brown 61-12 acrylic paint. This
took a bit of time to do, as I had to paint as much of the
boot as I could, and then let it dry for about an hour. That
way I have found that the next touch up of the boots with the
paint, it now has something to 'cling' onto. So that I can get
a flat even Brown colour, and all of the original boot colour
I have found that the boot now
has a semi-gloss appearance once it dried off, but I am not
worried about that. As I am going to use some Tamiya
weathering powders to dull the boots down, and also add a
weathered effect to them when I have finished.
In Picture 3.
I have had to re-paint the ankle pad on the rear top of the boot, the Black
rubber strip on the side of the boot. The two different Brown colours were each mixed
separately, by trial and error to get a colour to match the picture above
right. I have also re-painted the Light Tan band at the bottom of the boot, with
another different mixed Brown colour.
In Picture 4.
I have used my model knife to scrape at the eyelets of the boot, to get the
metal parts shiny and worn. I have also squeezed the boot together, which helps
to crease it, so that I can really lose the new look of the boot. To help
explain better about the boot changes i have done -
Boot Repaint. I then used some Tamiya Rust weathering powder,
scrubbed into the boot to lose the shine from the paint. On top of this I have
given the boot a very light drybrush of the Tamiya Light Sand weathering powder.
To add a dusty effect and to add slight highlights to the sewn edges. Note: Because
I have only done one boot here to demonstrate how I did this, the hard part now
is trying to match the mixed Brown colours on the other boot.
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