DAWN LUPTON’S GODZILLA
Now to painting. We used just regular house latex paint to spray onto the suit. Got a cheap Caulfield sprayer (‘cause I wasn’t painting this by hand) since I had an air compressor. Some notes. Yes you can spray undiluted house paint but after a while it will start to spray chunky. Dilute by at least a third. Second invest in at least mid-grade sprayer. I had to dismantle mine every time I had to refill and it was a bear to take apart. Still even with the fuss it was Much easier to spray than to hand paint, and with our hot, dry New Mexico sun, the coats would dry in 20-30 minutes.
We had no real idea if the paint would work, but it did. I started with a grey undercoat to give the suit some depth.. which was immediately over painted by at least three coats of green to cover all the white showing between the ridges. Oh well.
Attempted to get some base color in the scales, given them a “meatier” look. Again that all vanished when I applied the white as I used More paint to give it that glossy look. Note that this seems to eat away at the foam and it will break off and crumble as the foam ages.