ok so just a couple weeks ago i ordered a ffrightstuff mask. uh it just got here yesterday and i spent a good portion of the day painting it and thought i would post a lot of pics and explain the process maybe it will help someone in the future..
so this is what it looks like directly out of the package.
its a pretty nice mask but...
still a lot of work to do.. so here is step one.. remove the strap snaps, this is the easy part, and mask the snaps because if you get a lot of paint on them it will be hard to put the straps back on.
then use krypton fuon flat white for a base coat. it says specifically on the can for plastic. make sure you get this one and this one only you are going to want about 8 coats of this, it sounds like a lot but believe me, just do it.
allow the paint to dry for at least five minutes between coats to avoid the paint from running as this will look like shit.. then allow the mask to dry for about an hour.
then use a very coarse sandpaper, i used 60 grit, and scratch the fuck out of random spots such as around the eyes and across the nose and edges of the mask. this will add wear and tear to the mask. obviously. then comes the paint...
next you want a damp cloth, not a wet one ring it out good, and some black and brown paints. not spray paint just normal acrylic paint. dab a corner of the cloth into the paint and rub around the mask. the whole mask should be covered then take a non paint covered corner of the rag and smear it around. repeat with the brown paint until it is to your liking.
to make big and thicker scratches i would reccommend a razor blade. then really get the paint in there to add depth to the scratches.
then go ahead and put on some krylon flat clear coat to protec your work and allow to dry for another hour.
then go ahead and add the chevrons, these come in the box as well, or paint them on if you choose. then add one more coat of clear coat.
allow to dry for one more hour then you are finally done and lookin sexy in your new frightstuff hock.