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#1
So whats the colour and best way to paint your project.
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Painting front ARM section

If you search the web you will find many pictures of R2D2.
What I have found is that the holoprojectors base colour is different in episodes, apparently its black in  Ep4 and silver in ep5.
Some images you see that parts are in different places and the wrong colour, the more you look the more confused you get.

Basically its your project so do what you like and be happy with it.

Well they are many ways and colours and this is what I have choosen.
The body is Matt white and two layers of Crystal Clear.

The Dome is Metallic Silver with a base coat of matt black.

All the blue parts are the , white base coat , 2 coats of metallic purple and 2 coats of Diamond blue and 2 coats of Crystal clear.
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I usually sand each colour with 1200 grit sandpaper to give the next coat something to bind too.

I give each coat of each colour 2 hours to dry between coats and at least 1 day between colours to allow to dry for sanding.

#tip 1 Make sure you test fit each part before sanding and give it a bit of room for paint.

#tip 2 If you scratch the silver paint use rubnbuff to cover the sratch as it has silver pigment.

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Painted front arms
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#2
What brand of paints did you use? Any links?
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#3
Paints used are


Dulux Duramax Metallic Purple as a base coat
Dulux Duramax Diamond Finish Blue

rustoleum crystal clear (Gloss)

2 Coats on all of them.

Body was rust oleum flat white (3 coats) and then 2 coats of clear gloss.


Everything was primed with either Rustoleum Flat white primer or Flat black depending on if they are white or Blue/Silver.
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#4
Big thanks Phul007, been looking for someone who has painted the 3D printed version and what brand and color(s).
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