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Armor and bucket color not matching.

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Hello, I was able to purchase an Anovos HWT armor over the weekend. Which I am super excited about. However my bucket is newer and a brighter white while the armor is an older off white. What is the best process to get them to match?

 

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Are you planning to stay HWT? Those can take some weathering so you could dirty up the bucket a bit to match.

 

Otherwise if you plan to convert the HWT to a clean TK you could paint it or try a product called retrobright if the plastic has yellowed, but you'll need quite a bit (meant for for LEGO, old consoles, PC cases etc., not so much full-body armor) and there is some elbow grease required.

 

Or... Live with it. I am getting a Hero bucket for my Anovos TK and I'm resigned that the plastics wont match 100%.

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Thanks, I can dirty the bucket a bit and I don't mind living with it but I am concerned it will not pass approval with the two colors

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3 hours ago, Dmorja said:

Thanks, I can dirty the bucket a bit and I don't mind living with it but I am concerned it will not pass approval with the two colors

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Depends on how much of a contrast between the two, shouldn`t be a problem but hard to tell before seeing it:)

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Really a question for your GML (garrison membership liaison) as it is he/she who will ultimately be looking over your costume application. Colouring should match but depends on just how much different they look, perhaps posting a photo would help us ;) 

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17 hours ago, TheSwede said:

Depends on how much of a contrast between the two, shouldn`t be a problem but hard to tell before seeing it:)

Yeah, and photos are tough as some things really stand out in a photo but are hard to tell in person, and vice versa.

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Thanks everyone, I bought the armor from my GML. Here is a photo of the armor and the bucket I am working on. I was originally going to build an ESB TK, so I know I will need to repaint the teeth gray.2c95bd07c2ed1b24b17aa07d8fcea985.jpg

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That is a big colour difference, could also be from aging, some ABS discolours over time depending on what type and also if it's been out in the sun.

 

Personally as a GML I wouldn't be able to approve it, I would suggest either looking for a helmet closer to the colour of the armor or last resort trying to paint the helmet to match the armor.

 

Original helmets where painted so it would be screen accurate ;) 

 

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Thanks, any recommendation on a type of off white paint?

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