Final piece! It’s late I know but I’ve had a cold, so...
ANYWAY. Painting. Now, originally I used plastidip as a primer for these and it was... interesting. My advice with Worbla and Plastidip? It’s not needed. I only used Plastidip on my bracers but the rest of my armour was sprayed with normal, cheap spray paint from good ol’ Wilko for £4. You can see the curve of the Worbla and the blue foam inside to begin with but I sort that out after I start adding the details and weathering with, again, cheap Wilko acrylic paints. I haven’t done weathering before and I found the easiest way to do it was to make a brown, water it down, put it on the primed Worbla and then immediately brush it off with tissue in a smooth motion. I’m really proud of the effect I got with these - they’re probably the sturdiest pieces of my armour and they were interesting to wear because I had to be VERY aware that I could accidentally whack people in the face with them. (Although in reality, I spent more time attacking my friend with the spikes on my wig than any other part of my costume! 😅)
That’s the end of my very quick step by step guide to the Tracer Bracers! I’m a total newbie at this so it might not be the most perfect route, but if it helps someone who is at the same level - that’s all I care about.
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