How To Add a Metallic Finish to Cosplay Armor
Prime your Worbla armor with you favorite sealer. My go-to is Flexbond.
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Apply 2-3 thin coats of Flexbond.
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Smooth out brushstrokes with a finger dipped in warm water.
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Rub ‘n Buff is my favorite for metallic finishes.
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Wipe on a thin layer of antique gold. Brush into hard-to-reach areas.
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Wipe onto just the raised surfaces a thin layer of silver. Buff with a soft cloth.
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For aging, I use black shoe polish.
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Brush on a layer of shoe polish. Be sure to get into the creases and textured areas.
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Using a shoe shine brush, aggressively buff the whole thing.
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There you go! Before & after.
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Look at that shine! Being wax-based, you don’t even need to apply a clear coat. Happy cosplaying!
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