Paint job for my Claw Shot
(mus search in process photos and such)
So I had access to a new 3D printer and decided to test it by printing the parts to the Claw Shot from the Zelda series. I can't take credit for the design or structure, but the paint work is all mine.
I'm going to focus on how I painted the metallic bits and the wood grain.
The metal bits took 3 different paints:
First start with a base coat of the light grey/silver
After that has dried a bit (but not completely) take a wet foam brush and paint over the light grey/silver with the dark grey. Use quick strokes with little pressure. The idea is to streak the paints together a bit to add texture to the "metal" A regular paint brush can be used to add even more texture
This last part is optional and will depend on your tastes/goal. If you want to add some wear-and-tear to your piece, take a wet foam brush and do some quick strokes with the black paint in areas you would imagine some wear appearing. It will reduce some of the shininess and give the paint in that area a more "aged metal" quality.
Now onto the wood grain. For this one you will need 2-3 different shades of brown. I used 2(?) for my clawshot here. Start with a base coat of your darkest paint.
Before that completely dries, come in with a damp foam brush and lighter shad of brown. Paint long, gentle strokes. The goal is to streak the two colors together a bit to create the look of wood grain.
Add an even lighter brown as needed to suit your tastes. Use the same method mentioned in step 5.