Ah, thank you for replying! Hmm, I guess there wasn’t any other glossy spray available? That’s odd… I know that Wal-Mart Supercenters usually have a pretty good selection of paints, and that’s where I bought all the paint I used haha.
Woo, my Bakura Bag already came in! And it turned out hella lovely. Interestingly, the stripes ended up more green and the image ended up more blue than the preview image, which was reversed, ha ha.
This bag is a pretty nice size and it’ll be excellent for when I’m in Bakura cosplay at cons. I don’t have plans in the near future to sell Bakura bags, but if there’s enough interest I’ll consider it.
Bakura Pillow Plushie by kafai - plushies on Etsy
3D Printed Millennium Ring by vaguelygenius - available on ShapeWays
Bakura buttons - available on Etsy and Storenvy
Ahhhh, I just saw this today!! The bag is adorable and that is a nice paint job on the Ring! In the interest of science, did you use a glossy black layer underneath, or did you go straight in with the gold?
And if you ever want a Ring with the expressive eye, let me know, we could probably figure out something to make it work!
Sorry to take so long to reply, but to answer your question, yes, I did use a primer spray before using the Montana Gold. However, due to time constraints because I wanted to have my Ring ready for Katsucon and couldn’t find the recommended black primer in a store, I used a white matte spray primer I had found at Home Depot intead.
Which, in the end was tricky tou se because I was spraying white primer on white plastic and couldn’t tell if I had an even coat or not, lol. I suspect that I probably didn’t spray enough, after seeing how much gold paint it took to get an even coat (which I took more liberty in spraying than the white primer) Hopefully, it helped at least a little though.
From a distance the paint job looks good, but up close you can see I had trouble getting paint inside the little nooks of the details. I’m inexperienced with spray paint, so I’m unsure if that’s something I could’ve helped.
And how did you know I was wondering about the possibility of an expressive Ring, lol
If you had trouble with the paint, I think that giving it another chart of the gold should be okay. The more coats of paint, the smoother and shinier the surface (though tiny details may get drowned- luckily the tiniest details on the Ring are the circle bumps, which are pretty minor features tbh).
The best way to paint the sucker, I’ve found, is to hang a wire hanger upside-down on a tree and place the top loop of the Ring in the hook, so you can spray it with paint from every angle easily! Remember to stand back a few feet also~ This keeps the pointers from sticking to anything since they’ll be free to shift around a little. And then once that’s dry you can just aim a bit of paint at the underside of the loop so you don’t have an unpainted patch there.
Thanks for the feedback! I’ll probably add some of this info to the How to Paint guide. Your contribution to Science is appreciated!