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 Post subject: Bakelite magazine asthetics
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:28 am 
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I want to "weather" my bakelite style mags to look not so flat orangie. Any tips on how to get started? Should I sand/scuff the plastic before I paint? Also, does anyone have any good detail closeup pics of what the real deal looks like?

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 Post subject: Re: Bakelite magazine asthetics
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:46 pm 
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East Wind forum has a good guide on this.
Schultz fake-lite'd my mags. I think he did a descent job of it.
Wish he had done more of them.
Sorry, I do not have the links handy. Maybe Schultz has instructions he can share.
Or if Coop pokes around I'm sure he has a link saved.

If not, message them!

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 Post subject: Re: Bakelite magazine asthetics
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:33 am 
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http://www.operationeastwind.com/forum/ ... pic=1426.0

This is the guide I followed: http://stlouisairsoftplayers.com/forum/ ... ight=paint

My biggest tip is with the Minwax stain, less is more. I ended up having to re-do my mags because the first attempt looked terrible:

Way too dark/brown:

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Second attempt, much more "orange" shows through, which is correct:

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Compare to these real Bakelite AKM mags:

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The minwax stain should go on very very thin, just enough to get the "swirl" pattern. You're not looking to hide the base coats like I did in my first attempt.

Good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Bakelite magazine asthetics
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:54 am 
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This is great stuff, Comrade. Minwax adhears to plastic?

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 Post subject: Re: Bakelite magazine asthetics
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Sorta. The first steps of the guide have you spraying the mags with orange spray paint, dusting them with brown primer spray paint (to tone the orange down slightly), then when it's dry, applying minwax red mahogany to get the swirl pattern. You want to use as little as possible. It will also take about a week or so to dry, so have a place set aside where they can air dry undisturbed. If you touch the mag and it feels sticky or tacky, then it isn't dry yet. When I did my mags it took about 5 days or so before they were truly dry.

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 Post subject: Re: Bakelite magazine asthetics
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fantastic, thank you very much for your input and tutorial.

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