This is one of my very first “faux finshing” projects. I bought a cheap, plastic toy gun and re-finished it to look like metal.
This is what the toy looked like, straight out of the packaging.
The first thing I had to do was sand the entire thing. I used 100 grit sandpaper because I wanted to leave a brushed metal look on the finished gun.
I then plugged the screw holes with clay and sprayed down the whole thing with a matte black Krylon Fusion paint.
I used two colors (silver and gold) of Rub ‘n Buff to paint the gun. I made sure to leave the black coat showing through on places where grime would accumulate to dirty it up a bit.
Here is the finished product. You can see more photos of this project on my flickr page.
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