WIP: Iron Man mk 3 battle damage ver. 2.0

Got some queries on how i repaint the Hot toys iron man, so i posting this out on what the steps i took and some pointer. Hope this help.
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This Iron man was sent from Hong Kong, the owner even build compartment for every parts. How cool. Haha.

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Take off the parts and give it a bath with some detergent, separate the electronic part out, only soak those parts with no electronic, and wipe with damp cloth for others.1450720_384918031640332_1347171185_n

After cleaning, dry it and mask those clear parts. 1463076_384918058306996_2004448459_n

I prefer candy color method, so i spray with silver as base, then some shading with clear black on the panel and lines.
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Before spraying the red, i apply mold release on some of the parts to replicate scratches and paint chip. Usually mix my paint very thin like water then spray it on with 0.3mm nozzle hand piece with 15-20 PSI, spray until wet and shiny.  3-4 layers, 15-20 minutes interval.

Oh ya, the paint i use for the red is Gaianote Clear Red 041.

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After done with the painting, time to ‘damage’ it. Since i had apply mold release earlier its kinda easy just scratch with finger to reveal the paint underneath. I even use knife to scratch more of the paint off.

1472034_388041404661328_1556024828_nI even lightly spray some matt grey on some area, make some burnt marks, and hand paint the scratches with some dark grey.

The completed gallery can be see here, http://www.beckycustomizer.com/completed-works-gallery/#1764