Post Reply Ode to my Mower
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Posted 8/20/16
Years ago, I saw a technique using fishnet stockings as a cheap, fast, and easy way of making a scale-like pattern on a motorcycle gas tank paint job. Always wanted to try that out for myself, but most of what I work on is very specific prop or armor, designed by someone else, and not something that is readily customized.

But then.. I bought a riding lawn mower. It was on sale, and I really, really hate pushing a mower around. Get heat exhaustion way too easily, it's noisy, and it takes time I could be spending.. making props!

But once I had the mower, it was so.. plain. So I stripped off some of the stickers..


Gave it a base coat..


Weirded out the clerk at the fabric counter by buying fishnet material late at night..


Then finally added some of my favorite colors and clear coated it to finish it up.


For a first try with the fishnet technique, I'm pretty pleased. I'll likely repaint this later - it is to be used, after all, so paint will get worn away. Then I'll get to have fun with a new paint job!
Posted 8/24/16
That's the cutest little itty bitty riding lawn mower I've ever seen. Paint job makes it better.
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Posted 8/24/16

Ocale wrote:

That's the cutest little itty bitty riding lawn mower I've ever seen. Paint job makes it better.


Aw, thanks! It's small, but great for my yard, feels like I'm go-karting around instead of mowing, haha. And much fun to paint. Next up I'm thinking Iron Man for it, once this paint job wears away a bit.
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