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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by basepaint, May 7, 2018.


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    How about some alien skin crystals black and sliver!
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    I wouldn't have a clue how or what they look like paul?
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    Lol
    That was what I first thought you meant..... but the alien skin part threw me for a loop
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    Btw If you're interested in that dont let the price scare you. You can mix a little over a gallon of your own for $6 and a trip to walmart.
    (not the waterbase specific formula I was working on but exactly like mutant DNA crystals)
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    What do you need to make it from walmart
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    Supertech Diesel exhaust fluid
    Isopropyl alcohol
    Cheap ammonia free glass cleaner.
    For
    500ml;
    370ml DEF
    100ml IPA
    30ml glass cleaner.
    That puts you almost dead on

    The DEF will work by itself but is hard to keep sheeted out and is made with nothing but 65% water 35% urea
    The IPA and glass cleaner are just wetting agents, you can trade off their amounts to adjust drying times but keep their total under 130ml for a 500ml mix.
    more IPA is faster=smaller crystals
    More glass cleaner is slower=bigger crystals.

    Also Ive found if the base coat is glossy scuffing is basically necessary to keep it from beading up too quick,like if you mask over clear with it , just like w the real thing.
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    To get it completely dead on you have to let the DEF sit out in an open container a few days and evap some water off before you mix it all up, or you can add a little 46-0-0 fertilizer (urea) which runs about $1 a pound if you find it.
    But as I stated it your only about %10 under the levels in the product
    And if you dont even want to go through the trouble then this knocks it down to about $50
    https://usa.specialistpaints.com/collections/specialist-paints/products/ice-fx
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    Thanks for the recipe
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    You're welcome man.
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    We still need the official homebrew disclaimer here @JackEb
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    FORUM DISCLAIMER: 'Home brews' or suggestions of 'tweaking' a commercial product can be hazardous to your equipment, your health or the health of those around you. Persons using the information contained on this forum do so voluntarily and at their own risk and should ensure appropriate precautions are taken by using the recommended Personal Protective Equipment and ventilation.
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    TY. Is it ok to just copy paste it myself next time?
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    absolutely, just dont change the wording at all.
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    Update , Found a pin-up thats rated G.so I can post what I have done so far:D. Here's the updated picture of the tank still a lot to do but I'm getting there! Enjoy Star Gazer!
    20180611_130454.jpg
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    Awesome! This is going to be really cool.
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    You could Airbrush a bad repair job effect and riveted patches. :eek:
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    Here's a few more pictures .
    20180611_232025.jpg 20180611_232109.jpg 20180611_232059.jpg

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