If you have not had the chance to work with Plasti-Dip, take a moment to read this: http://www.dagorhir.com/forums/index.php/topic,15445.0.html
Read that several times, I'm really just doing that. Except for a MMA glove and not an Axe.
This is an easy way to familiarize yourself with plasti-dip before delving into any bigger, more detailed pieces.
Read this too:http://www.dagorhir.com/forums/index.php/topic,15445.0.html
Try reading this as well,http://www.dagorhir.com/forums/index.php/topic,15445.0.html
Ok. Now we can get started.Acquire some things.Plasti-dip.
The tub style will be better than the spray for this type of application.Fun Foam.
Any other color than black. I used black. Don't do that. It makes it kind of hard to see where you've applied the PD.X-acto knife.
Any Razor-style device will work. Just make sure it's a fresh clean Razor-style device.Paints.
Gotta make it look like the thing you want it to be. I use Vallejo, but you can just use the stuff from Wal-Mart, this is gloves not a Swoard. Paint Brushes.
Go to Wal-Mart, go to Craft Section. Get big bag of various brushes for $4.97. You will want to just throw away the PD brush, this makes it cost effective to do so. Krylon Clear Coat.
Only get this if you plan on doing more PD stuff. I didn't clear coat my prototyper pair and they lasted almost two years. Prolly forever if I had touched them up, instead of ripping the foam off.Pair of MMA gloves.
I'm not saying that if you don't use MMA gloves when you do this the world will be ordered Exterminatus, but I'm also not-not saying it. Adhesive.
Use DAP or 77 Spray Glue, there is a picture of it below. Either is fine. Allow 24-48 hours to cure before applying PD. Disclaimer
I am not an artist, nor a fantastic cutter of straight lines. I get by on the 5ft rule. It's gotta look O.K from 5ft. I do like to make things that last though. So just do these things. Step 1:
Get you an image that will fit on your glove. Print it. I prefer something easy to do, The Imperial Aquila will please the God-Emperor. Step 2.
Adhere that to your fun foam. Use a glue stick, not 77 spray. This is to see if you are paying attention. Pay attention. Step 3:
Cut that Image out, Remove the paper. Wipe off any glue stick. This is now ready to attach to glove. Attach to glove using Dap or 77 spray glue. Step 5.
Let this sit for 24-48 hours. Really, 48 hours. Let the glue cure, or your fun foam will peel at the edges. PD is dumb about being friends with glue.Step 6.
Or so you wanted to PD. If your project doesn't look like this, you have done something wrong.Step 7.
Apply a thin coat of PD to all of the Edges. Let this dry. Take the time to apply a coat of PD to the Label on the wrist strap.Step 8.
Apply a thin layer of PD to the whole thing. Let Dry. Step 9.
Repeat Step 8.Step 10.
Repeat Step 9.Step 11.
Repeat Step 10.Step 12.
Paint your item. This needs to be touched up, the one on the left was my first PD project and going on two years of pretty hard use, the glove has given out more than the PD. This is my second PD project. Really it's my third, but I definitely lit the PD shield I was working on, on fire. I kinda lost if after a few Fun foam rivets popped off during PD application. Dunno. Step 13.
If you bought Clear Coat, do that now.
You are done, go slay the enemies of the Emperor.
Questions or Comments, I will answer In this thread. I don't care for criticism, but I'm legally an adult. So, it's kind of impossible to avoid it.