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Hello everybody and welcome here. This blog will be dedicated to the few toys projects I will do during my free time. You can expect some toys rehab, some design adaptation and some brand new design.

If you are here you probably know my taste for Jumbo Machinder, so most of my projects are related to those big guys. Hope you will enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Gold is a pain

Painting is done, but it was not that easy. Well, yes it was, but the gold was really different once painted. It looked nice inside the bottle and the color reference was nice also, but when it was painted it was more "champagne gold" that usual gold. And of course since I'm doing the paint in the basement with not a good light condition, it was only visible in day light. Everything looks warmer down there.

So I've add a bit of red and a tiny bit of yellow to kill that champagne look and I've redo the whole gold paint. And the result is reallu how it should have been in the first place.

I just have to put the semi gloss varnish on all the pieces and it will be done. And of course a bit of work on the launcher mechanism.

So here's a quick pict with poor lights but just to have a sneak peak of the head paint.

The red and the blue are super flat for the moment, but after the varnish it will have the perfect look. Hope that it doesn't rain tomorrow morning so I can do this before going to work.


  1. Great job Mike! Glad to see your efforts came out like you had hoped they would.

  2. I would very much like to speak with you about a project. Would you be willing to speak via email?

    1. Hello SuperNova. Sorry for the late reply. Sure, don't hesitate to shoot.