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The Flight Deck => Engineering Corps => Topic started by: Ghostintheshell on June 25, 2013, 12:49:21 PM

Title: How to achieve this?!?!
Post by: Ghostintheshell on June 25, 2013, 12:49:21 PM
Hey there guys,

I was hoping someone could suggest a way to achieve this rough armour texture on this geara doga:

(http://www.gundammodelkits.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/10398.jpg)

Thanks guys
Title: Re: How to achieve this?!?!
Post by: TheGhostofZeon on June 25, 2013, 01:59:05 PM
Its called Zimmerit armour and the Germans used in the war as an anti magnetic mine coating.

To do it, add a coating of Milliput putty and texture it using something with a flat edge. Alternatively, Trumpeter has a tool that does it too.
Title: Re: How to achieve this?!?!
Post by: cobraleader on June 25, 2013, 05:10:55 PM
use a soldering iron to melt the plastic

Title: Re: How to achieve this?!?!
Post by: Wavehawk on June 25, 2013, 07:24:50 PM
there's also a few companies that make zimmerit on plastic plate. Dragon had a German Tank Accessories set some years back that I got for the zimmerit.
Title: Re: How to achieve this?!?!
Post by: Ghostintheshell on June 25, 2013, 10:23:41 PM
Thank you guys, great responses all round.
Title: Re: How to achieve this?!?!
Post by: dj898 on June 26, 2013, 11:24:51 AM
apply thin coat of Tamiya grey putty and light brushing with "old" toothbrush...
you don't really want the zimmerit effect pronounced unless you are working in 1/35 or 1/48 scale~ :)
Title: Re: How to achieve this?!?!
Post by: mokana_man on June 26, 2013, 06:17:49 PM
this texture is interesting I will call it contemporary zimmerit, will copy this for next years GBWC.

What I can tell you is how I made this and I imagine the process is similar. Just expoy putty (nice and thick for your pic) and a different pokey tool I used a no. 16 excel blade.
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/mokana_man/IMG_0415_zps3c1e11b2.jpg)

use a soldering iron to melt the plastic

Sadly heat distorts plastic randomly and is near impossible to control the effect I would advise against this plus the fumes are toxic.

you don't really want the zimmerit effect pronounced unless you are working in 1/35 or 1/48 scale~ :)

But!! it looks so sweet on zeonic MS's.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeqtmzEhNsM&feature=c4-overview&list=UUEd35MD23pLdm5f2bFlug1A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeqtmzEhNsM&feature=c4-overview&list=UUEd35MD23pLdm5f2bFlug1A)