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john lucas

Galaxy planet mirror.

Well I did have time to play a little this weekend after we got back from Chattanooga. I'm trying to learn more about air brushing, especially creating Universe style images. The design of the piece could be better but I was trying to put all I learned in one image and that's never good. Played some more with the irridescent paint (the violet) Used white as a base under the other galaxies which makes the colors brighter. In fact I toned them down with transparent black which was something else I played with. Of course making the planet was new. That will take some more experimenting. Air brush paints dry too fast to do what the guys do with spray paints. Gonna try mixing in a little flow extender next time. Also tried a new finish that I'm not sure I like but at least it's compatible with all the paints. It's a spray on lacquer. Just a little too glossy for my taste. I"ll try buffing it out after it's had a chance to cure all week.

Galaxy planet mirror.
    • Rating:
      Bill Boehme
      Very nice, John. I like the glossy finish.i think that if you soften the gloss it will also cause light scattering that will lighten the black and give it a hazy look.
    • john lucas
      It's going to stay glossy. In person this just looks like plastic has been sprayed over it. I'm hoping that if I smooth out some of the small marks with the brown tripoli and then buff with white diamond that it will give it more of a glass feel instead of plastic. Might not work on this one because I would have to build the finish up above the white stars which are drops of paint and then level the surface. We'll see.
    • Michael Kratky
      John, outstanding workmanship.
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    Galaxy mirror 2
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    Apr 16, 2017
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