Printed at 100% using PLA @ 200 degrees. Glued with 2 part epoxy. Grey primer. Watched a few modular painting technique YouTube videos and also bought a vallejo rust paint kit.
I over did the rusting but I had a ton of fun printing, Sanding and painting this print.
Da Vinci 1.0A bowden/E3D 6 clone/Repetier Firmware
Hello. I will try to provide information about the painting process for this tank bot.
Sergio Solo: He really is an amazing model maker. I watched these three videos and learned a bit from them.
1) After I glued the leg pieces together with 2 part epoxy I sanded all areas as smooth as I could. I filled areas with wood filler that I thought need it.
2) I used a grey primer in a can I bought from Walmart for under $5. You should be able to use any primer color you have at home if you'd like.
3) I found a a video that explained that you can mix 2 parts English Ivy Green with 1 part Burnt Umber to get olive drab.
Apple Barrel Matte Acrylic Burnt Umber, 2 oz
Apple Barrel Matte Acrylic English Ivy Green, 2 oz
Apple Barrel Matte Acrylic White, 2 oz
*I decided to do a 3 shade system on the body. 1st I painted everything Olive Drab. I then added white to the olive drab until it became, well, lighter. The 3rd shade is very light OD color.
The reason behind this is we are supposed to paint hi-lighted areas to show sun wear and tear. You would paint the top of the tank and turret using lightest to show the wear.
Here is the video I used to help me with the hi-lighting. Very fun.
I broke down and purchased this set using a 40% off coupon. I tried to mimic the colors to save me money but It was difficult without the actual product.
I was very happy I bought it.
*Use Sergio Solos video to paint the exhaust. He has some good colors to use. Orange and Brown.
I bought "pastel Chalk" from hobbylobby or michaels. I saw a video that you can grind the black pastel and use it as a powder on the muzzle and exhaust. Very cool effect.
I painted the entire bot with a Matte Clear.
*I would have liked to have used a reddish dirt pastel color to powder around the legs to show "dirt".