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Nice work on the paint, Richard.  Can't wait to see it with all the masking removed!

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Hahaha, cool to see you guys are so excited for the pics  :D

 

Okay then, update time!

 

Yesterday evening I took a hobby knife, tweezers and a spatula to remove the masking tape.

 

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It worked fine to a certain extend. It didn't matter how careful or delicate I tried to work, in a lot of places the removal of the masking tape peeled of some paint too. You can see it in the above picture too, near the wheel. That happened in a  lot of places. Now this may sound worse than it actually is, if you look at the box from a small distance (let's say more than a meter) you won't see the imperfections. 

 

Pics of the box after all the tape is gone:

 

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Looks good right?  :)

 

In the coming week I'll try to repair the spots where the paint has peeled:

 

 

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I will also need to clean up some parts where somehow some paint got through the masking, like here on the clip. But tomorrow evening I need the box for the midnight launch of Battlefront, so I won't be able to start on that before Thursday.

 

The three black squares on the top of the box didn't turn out as I hoped, they all have this effect:

 

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I want to try something else here. I might take silver (EIB) or gold (Centurion) paint and mask the peeled paint with a line. I think this might give a nice effect. 

 

 

Tomorrow the box goes on its first trip as a pimped TK box. My Garrison mates haven't seen the photo's of the finished box yet (unless they see it here before tomorrow of course), I think it will be a nice surprise!

 

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However, the box still lacks some stuff that would really make it stand out as my personal box. So after I finish cleaning up the peeled spots later this week I want to paint my TK number on it. EIB patches are on the way, as are some embossed aluminium 501st logos. I also plan to have white Imperial Cogs on the black panels on the short sides of the box. So I'm not done yet, more updates to come!  :D

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It's not that bad, is it?  :unsure:

 

Although I did feel that way yesterday when the peeling started...

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I am envious as hell, Richard.  You should be proud of a job well done, sir!  If I might make a suggestion... instead of painting those edges on the top, you could always go to an auto supply store and pick up some white pin striping tape to cover those.

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It's not that bad, is it? :unsure:

 

Although I did feel that way yesterday when the peeling started...

Looks great! I just posted the pic BEC that's probably how you felt when peeling it. Lol

 

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I am envious as hell, Richard.  You should be proud of a job well done, sir!  If I might make a suggestion... instead of painting those edges on the top, you could always go to an auto supply store and pick up some white pin striping tape to cover those.

 

That looks good too. Thanks for the tip Joseph, I'll look into it! :)

 

 

Looks great! I just posted the pic BEC that's probably how you felt when peeling it. Lol

 

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Haha, well in that case you were spot on!

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Rustoleum paint works best for plastic. Usually  two coats of primer and two coats of paint. Also paint at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  Maybe all the little pieces of dust would give it a nice weathering effect .

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