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Maliwan Fervid Gospel - commission

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By Hypercats   |   
Published: December 6, 2012
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I was going for this paint scheme, >> [link] << and I STILL don't think I have the right blue. It's between the two that I used. I have a few more details that I want to clean up, but it's maybe 95% done?
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zackg007Hobbyist Artist
Hey man. Where did u get the graphic for the little screen? I'm doing a Maliwan Vigelon right now and can't find anything even close to printable.
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Press-X-PropsHobbyist General Artist
I know this is old, but someone has just made a high quality image of this if you still need it: Maliwan Hellfire LCD Screen Text (Borderlands) by DarkTailss
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zackg007Hobbyist Artist
Thanks I did finally find one. zackg007.deviantart.com/art/E2…

Thanks for thinking of it though. But hey, You never commented on the finished  Torgue  rifle of mine you did the vinyl for! It came out nice! Drop by some time :)
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It's a fun one to paint. :3
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SnowMonkHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Regardless, then colors match pretty well.

Very Nice.
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zackg007Hobbyist Artist
oh wow. just wow. I love it. Str8 up Maliwan! serious kickassery!
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Is this a nerf gun? I really like the look of the gun and I would like to do a paint scheme of my own, but I can't find 1 online anywhere.
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Yep. Firefly.
drjag's avatar
Thanks man, I might get one for christmas and do a dahl themed paintjob
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WanizameHobbyist General Artist
Also the blue on the pic kinda looks like a slate blue, or a steel blue, but I like the color you chose for the gun better.
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! They don't make the "right" color in a rattle can. I've checked every color made by Krylon, Rustoleum, Dupli-color, and Plastikote. That's why I went wit a Rustoleum Lagoon Blue and a Krylon Oxford Blue. The in-game color is halfway between the two, it' s not 100% blue, there's a hint of green in it. :(
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WanizameHobbyist General Artist
Looks like a Green drop's paint scheme. I think a Blue or Purple's scheme would be hard to pull off with the hexagon pattern.
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Yep, it's a green. Check the rerence pic in the link.
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darkchaosempressStudent Traditional Artist
i want it.
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
I can always do another one if you're interested. Send me a PM.
sgreen07's avatar
I really like this!! :) Reminds me of weapons from District 9.
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Yeah somebody else mentioned that too. I think it's the orange and white combo that does it.
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zackg007Hobbyist Artist
I actually said to my buddy that I thought the new Maliwans looked District 9 inspired when the game first came out, so its not just your firefly version
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KingMakerCustomsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Great job. Really clean and true to the original concept. Love it.
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Masking is still a huge pain in the ass though. Too many stripes!
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KingMakerCustomsProfessional Artisan Crafter
You make it look easy, my friend.
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
I'll let you in on the secret! I had to remask and repaint the lines MULTIPLE times, I started with a white basecoat and then applied the colors. Sometimes, the orange would overspray and go where it wasn't supposed to, sometimes the blue would bleed under the masking tape... So I had to remask and recoat with the white until I got clean straight lines. I'm very lucky that Krylon and Rustoleum dry as fast as they do, I can do 3-4 light coats in 30 minutes. Which is the other thing that I've learned about rattle cans: MULTIPLE LIGHT COATS. 8 light coats will cover better than 2 heavy ones. I RARELY get fisheyes or orange peel these days because I put the paint on as light as possible, multiple times. I used to try to get full coverage in one or two coats, and would get all kind of problems with putting it on too heavy.

Looking forward to your livestream tonight, if I remember to be around in an hour. I have sanding and painting in the shop to do still tonight.
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KingMakerCustomsProfessional Artisan Crafter
I said LOOK easy, didn't I? :p I remember that nightmare with my District 9 gun and that didn't turn out nearly as clean. Hard work pays off!

Thanks, by the way. The stream should go okay, I think. I wouldn't bother but a good few dozen people asked in the last month so I figured, why not try it.
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