Vinyl Film Test

I had been struggling with how to tint the plastic dome shapes that go in the lit parts of the leg armor but tonight I found a solution!

A while back I bought a green vinyl film which I intended to use to color the straight lit sections on the legs and other areas. I wasn’t sure how to do the domes since I didn’t think the film would work on such compound curves. I tried all sorts of other stuff like using Pledge Future Shine and food coloring, and just straight up painting. Neither were anywhere close to ideal. Tonight I decided to see if I could make the film work on the domes. It’s really, really difficult, but it does indeed work!! Yay!

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In the picture I’m lighting the shin with an LED flashlight which has a yellow covering on it. After seeing how nice the yellow looks, I think I’ll switch to yellow LEDs instead of using actual green LEDs like I originally planned. Makes it look much more lime green as it should.

I’m nowhere near ready to actually wire things up, I just felt like testing this.

Oh, also, the plastic domes are those plastic Christmas craft ornaments which have been cut down:
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I’ve been working on a bunch of other stuff too, like the glove, but my camera’s battery died so that’s all you’re getting today! 😛

~ by talaaya on March 14, 2014.

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