Captain Rex RX-24 Build Part 6: Priming and Painting 3D Printed Parts

Hi Everyone! today I wanted to give a quick update on my Captain Rex build. I have been working on priming the 3D printed parts and painting them. Please check out the video below to see my progress so far.

In order to prime the parts, I like to use Rust-Oleum filler and sandable primer. It is great for filling in the fine lines that you get when 3D printing. I usually go through a couple of sanding and priming iterations until I get a surface texture that I am happy with.

Once I was done priming the parts I used several colors and tried to match as closely as possible to the real Captain Rex. For the silver and blue colors, I used Rust-Oleum Steel and Cobalt Blue spray paints. These are the same colors that I am using for my R2-D2 build. For his face I used Rust-Oleum Rose Gold metallic spray paint. This color looked like it gave the correct amount of brass/gold color that I wanted.

I still have some parts to finish priming and painting, hopefully I will be able to complete all the painting by the end of the week. I will then start on adding in all of the electronics and servo motors. If you would like to keep up to date on the progress of my Captain Rex build and my other project please subscribe to my youtube channel.