HOLY HJFJTFKHJGFDTKGFY! im still having health issues,but i didnt forget this post.
ok so i have no flippin picsyet because i had to focus on the costume.[and i wont go into the health issues but let me put it this way i found out theres alot wrong with my spine and im able get to work on this again because i now have medication.WOOHOO]
1.) the first thing i did was go to michaels and buy a big block of foam and a 20$ foam cutter[most arts and craft stores should have them.]
i carved the most basic design i could out of one solid piece and glued on a few of the details that mattered[the site and other parts that stick up.] i made the mistake of thinking painting multiple coats over foam would work so do not do that XD unless you are dipping it into a latex based paint for several coats then youre good.
2.) once its all evened up coat it in bondo! yeo go to the autoparts store and buy bondo and several grades of sand paper.i applied 2 coats of bondo using rubber gloves and a bondo spatula thing for the more smooth parts.now the thing isnt going to be perfectly smooth but it will be better than it would have been with foam alone.[you may even want to use nail files on smaller areas.
anyway get used to sitting outside or in the garage sandpaper happy until its smooth enough that you think it will look good in pics
3.) PRIMER! i used 3 coats of primer i also bought from the autoparts store[the clerk reccomended it to go over bondo.]i did not skimp 3 full coverage coats of primer.let it dry make sure it doesnt need 1 more coat due to uneveness or anything.
4.)PAINT! i used about 4 coats of chrome colored paint for joshua basicly a whole small can.this part was easy.i used acrylic paint for other colors and details[jackals black was all several coats of acrylic paint.]
5.) the writing if you arent the best artist do it in pencil very lightly first then trace over it with a sharpie[pretty simple to make it look simillar to joshua] let that dry really good add any other details you may want.[for jackal use a white charcoal pencil lightly and then use white acrylic paint and carefully go over it letting it dry.]
6.)LOTS OF CLEAR COAT.i wanted mine shiny so i did 4 full coats of clear coat on both guns.
i am soooo sorry that i didnt get to update until this week guys i hope you can forgive my lame spine XD
i will try to get the pics after work this week ok
i shall get pictures once i get everything straightened out.