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Copper Topper by Lostwaxoz Copper Topper by Lostwaxoz
Having a bit of fun with cardboard, glue and Rub N' Buff.
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:iconbabou-shka:
Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Gorgeous.
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:iconlostwaxoz:
Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Cheers!!
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
:D
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IXEL-Manufacture Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
bel effet de la peinture...et super idée ...a reprendre
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Steambigbear Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Cool.
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:icondiarment:
Diarment Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very good, I like overlapping plates.
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:iconlostwaxoz:
Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thanks!
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Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice steam punk art
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:iconlostwaxoz:
Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconnoble-gryphon:
Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty cool
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:iconkiuslady:
KiusLady Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done! :)
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:iconlostwaxoz:
Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Cheers:)
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:iconjoepfish:
joepfish Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
That's great!
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:iconlostwaxoz:
Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Thanks!
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Blaquelire Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gawd.. AWESOME?! >3<
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FarawayPictures Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Now that is Steampunk!
How did you do the rivets?
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:iconlostwaxoz:
Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
There is a slightly boring tutorial here [link]
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:iconjezviking:
jezviking Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
oh really? cardboard and glue? This is seriouisly made of awesome
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:iconlostwaxoz:
Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
:) :) Only problem is I used up my whole jar of awesome and now need to buy some more......
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:iconjezviking:
jezviking Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
You can purchase it? Pray tell where!?! :)
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:iconlostwaxoz:
Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I bought it from a funny little man on the side of the road. I keep driving by, but he's never there anymore.
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CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: now that is your common everyday tinfoil hat taken to amazing heights. For conspiracy theorists with class.
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Cool idea! Came out very nice.
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MarcWF Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
With amazing results! VERY nice.
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:iconlostwaxoz:
Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Cheers, Yeah, it went amazingly well for a first try. Usually I have to make something a couple of times before I get it right:)
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MarcWF Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol - me too. I was thinking of using Rub N' Buf for my steampunk Nerf guns. Any tips and tricks, or things to look out for?

Thanks in advance!
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Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Yeah, RNB seems to be a bit trickier to apply nicely on a smooth surface. I would give it a coat of flat black spray paint first if you want it to have an antique look. Then when you apply the RNB, you can either use a tiny little bit on your finger or use a paintbrush. With a brush, dip it in a little RNB then dab it on some paper, so there isn't much left on the brush, then kinda dab it on the gun. RNB can be cleaned off with paint thinners, but that will also remove your black spray paint as well. I wish at this point I could find something that would take off the RNB but leave the black....
It takes a bit of experimenting to get the effect you want, so, maybe try it on something else first. Of course if it all goes terribly wrong, just spray it all black and start again.
Oh, yeah, another thing I noticed is that it seems almost impossible to do one colour and then another on top because the top colour seems to soften the bottom one and they just mix together.
Anyways, hope that helped a little. I'm happy to try and answer any other questions if I can.
Good luck!
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MarcWF Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a great wealth of hands-on knowledge. I sincerely appreciate it. With washes you can sometimes use thinner based paint over water-based acrylics without damaging the undercoating (and vice versa). I am wondering if that might work for the RNB.

I will try experimenting on some random plastic first - spray it black, etc.

Great detailed tips on the amount on the brush and applying more than one color. I will definitely utilize your generous offer of additional advice when I try it out. Thanks again!
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Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Mmm good idea with using acrylics, I'll have to try it. What I would really like to be able to do is apply black over the RNB and then wipe off to reveal the highlights. That is the way I work when using actual metal, so that's how my mind still wants to do it.
Anyways, I'd love it if you could keep me posted what works for you...
Also, here's a little tutorial I threw together where I RNB a box to give it this effect. [link]
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Red-Dragon-Lord Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
This is fantastic!
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:iconlostwaxoz:
Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Thanks! Something like this would be so good in leather I think.............
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:iconred-dragon-lord:
Red-Dragon-Lord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Indeed! Its a really neat design with the individual plates riveted together ( or in this case the look of).
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Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Go for it! I'd love to see the result :)
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