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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Rojji » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:11 pm

So just to confirm, plastidip is 100% legit for a striking surface or does it need to be cloth still.?
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby fuko kuroha » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:49 pm

all striking surfaces must have cloth.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Xanthos Chisantrix » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:50 pm

SOOO....Pd costs how much?  And E-Lite too.... I just might try this sometime.....
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Arrakis » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:20 pm

[quote="Rojji"]
So just to confirm, plastidip is 100% legit for a striking surface or does it need to be cloth still.?
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It's like these noobs don't even read the threads at all any more...
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Alric » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:16 pm

PD is allowed for shields, but cloth is still required for striking surfaces on weapons. You can check out the rules here: www.dagorhir.com/dagorhir/Rules.htm (see rules 4.1.4 and 4.7.13).

Plastidip costs $6 or 7 for a can, I believe.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Vakif » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:00 am

Has anyone found a successful matte clear coat for the final layer of a plastidip shield? I've been using through the roof and it does the job. However the super glossy nature of it makes everything look too plastic. Any suggestions? Also I've been using createx air brush paint on my shields with no problems. Anyone have similar results or know if paints that bond better to pd?
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Rafiq's Slightly Used Camels » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:30 am

Any sort of matte varnish should work if applied properly.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Fayne Erving » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:50 am

Clear acrylic sealer works well too. Just be sure to get Matte and not gloss lol
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Vakif » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:51 pm

Are the matte varnish and the matte acrylic finish just as good as as through the roof? better? not as good?
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Fayne Erving » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:29 am

Never used through the roof. Couldn't tell you.

Clear acrylic sealer's cheap though, if Through the Roof isn't, and it does the job just as well as any
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Eastland » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:53 pm

So is that a good or bad idea to use the spray can?
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Carpe Noctem » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:54 am

Hey Wynar, can you give pointers on some plastidipping? Your work is phenominal and I have no clue what im doing and I want to do work to my sword,
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Fayne Erving » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:20 am

This whole thread is pointers...

What specifically were you needing help with Carpe? Wynar isn't around anymore, at least as far as I'm aware.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Carpe Noctem » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:26 am

A lot actually, I want to do a lot of work to the handguard and back of the blade of my sword. and he did an axe on this and I'm very confused on where to start.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Durzo » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:57 am

Brilliant tutorial, I just made a dwarven style axe that I've been racking my brain over to figure out how to keep the angles on it. Now I can make something awesome! Though I may try on something bleh before I go slapping this stuff on my axe.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Fayne Erving » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:58 pm

Somehow this reply didn't show up in my replies, so I never answered it. I'm sorry about that Carpe :(

Anyway, I'll start with a caveat: every time I have plastidipped the back of my sword or the middle of my sword, it ends with a short lived "pristine" look, and an ultimately short lived weapon. Swords, by nature, just requres a tad more maintainence with blown tips and reblading, so keep that in mind. You'll make a lovely weapon I'm sure, I'm just warning you against its short life span.

In any case, it is indeed possible to do this. Simply treat your sword like a very skinny ax and follow Wynar's tutorial. You'll attach a cloth cover the same way, plastidip the same way, etc etc. The handguard is much the same as the beard on Wynar's ax up there, especially when he put extra layers on the "high stress" areas. You'll want to put several (8-10 or more) layers of PlastiDip on the seam between the blade and the handguard, because those handguards get hit a lot and need extra reinforcement. You'll also want to make sure your handguard cannot pass through a 2" hole.

On any part of your weapon you think my get hit or receive extra stress, layer up more PlastiDip. Always more PlastiDip. More means longer weapon life, less means you'll be sad one day.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Carpe Noctem » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:45 pm

[quote="Fayne Erving"]
Somehow this reply didn't show up in my replies, so I never answered it. I'm sorry about that Carpe :(

Anyway, I'll start with a caveat: every time I have plastidipped the back of my sword or the middle of my sword, it ends with a short lived "pristine" look, and an ultimately short lived weapon. Swords, by nature, just requres a tad more maintainence with blown tips and reblading, so keep that in mind. You'll make a lovely weapon I'm sure, I'm just warning you against its short life span.

In any case, it is indeed possible to do this. Simply treat your sword like a very skinny ax and follow Wynar's tutorial. You'll attach a cloth cover the same way, plastidip the same way, etc etc. The handguard is much the same as the beard on Wynar's ax up there, especially when he put extra layers on the "high stress" areas. You'll want to put several (8-10 or more) layers of PlastiDip on the seam between the blade and the handguard, because those handguards get hit a lot and need extra reinforcement. You'll also want to make sure your handguard cannot pass through a 2" hole.

On any part of your weapon you think my get hit or receive extra stress, layer up more PlastiDip. Always more PlastiDip. More means longer weapon life, less means you'll be sad one day.
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Thank you very much. hopefully I dont bomb it.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby James "Jim" Fiuran » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:22 pm

Wynar, I have no idea if someone already asked this question yet because LUL ***k all that reading. But, if you don't mind, how did you construct that blue-lion-axe? The way everything is perfectly rounded and everything is crazy.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Magnus » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:27 pm

I'm not sure if Wynar's going to post again on this forum, but can I ask you what you mean by your question? It seems to me that he just used a sharp knife and was careful.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Fayne Erving » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:10 pm

Wynar and I exchanged emails quite a bit when he used to post here and I asked him a similar question. I think I remember him saying he used a dremel to get the rounded foam, but you can indeed achieve the same look with a sharp razor and a piece of high grain sandpaper. I did it all the time when making sphere pommels before I got my own dremel.

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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby James "Jim" Fiuran » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:59 am

Oh gotcha. Right, I mean I figured it was probably a dremel job I just was wondering. It almost looked like.. oh man I forget the names of the weapons but essentially they were little cheap boff swords you could get at Toys-R-Us or something. I knew that it wasn't what he used as a base but still it was very interesting. He really did a friggin good job. Really badass. (and yeah Magnus I know my wording may have been a little vague, I meant the base weapon colored black before the accents were added.)
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Magnus » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:13 pm

Well, don't forget that Plasti-Dip has a noticeable smoothing effect too, at least when properly applied.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby O'Dempsey » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:57 pm

Can Plastidip be applied (legally) to cloth covers/striking surfaces?
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby Silk » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:41 am

No. It can be applied on fabric, but never on a striking surface.
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Re: Wynar's Super Mega Awesome Tutorial of Plastidip Awsomeness The Whole Story

Postby O'Dempsey » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:40 pm

Ok. That explains the plastidip swords with black edges and silver flats. Thanks.
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