so I'm having a go at doing the RS-MaxxMudd_LL v2.1
It's going on to a curved torus screen which I'm also having a go at. All for my NEC crt projector.
The real challenge right now is I'm in Australia and the paints in the recipe aren't readily available.
I've looked up whatever manufacture's info I can find on each paint to try and find substitutes. I've also been skimming through the older MaxxMudd threads to try and ascertain what the purpose and unique quality that each ingredient brings to the mix. The most helpful stuff I found was in the very first post, below the screen grab, talking about the evolution of MaxxMudd: rs-maxxmudd-mix-the-official
Here's the recipe:
RS-MaxxMudd LL v.2.1
(for lower lumen pj's and controlled light home theaters)
(20 oz). Rustoleum Metallic Accents - White Pearl
(10 oz). Liquitex Basics Silver
(12 oz). Behr 1850 Ultra Pure White - Flat
(12 oz). Minwax Polycrylic - Satin finish
(20 oz). distilled/tap water**
For:Rustoleum Metallic Accents - White Pearl.
-- Can't find this anywhere. Best match I've found so far is Dulux design Pearl
. I've looked at the paint in store and it's very white and as the brochure says has a, "beautiful pearly, satin gleam and is available in a gorgeous pallete of whites and nuetrals."
As I discovered from reading evolution of MaxxMudd, metallics made with silver or aluminum are out. So I need to contact Dulux to find out if they've used mica for this paint. Otherwise I'm honestly considering visiting a car paint store for mica based paints.Liquitex Basics Silver
-- Found this! Liquitex is available here. Couldn't find the Basic, only the more expensive Heavy Body range. I've checked and the only difference is a higher concentration of the pigment within the carrier. (Tint tests show the basics and Heavy as being very similar. Apparently though the Heavy mixes with other colours to produce a desired colour more accurately.)
Behr 1850 Ultra Pure White - Flat
-- Best match I've found is a very new Dulux product called Light & Space
It's an 'ultra white ceiling paint' performance delivered through it's 'concentrated titanium pigment'. This should be ideal. Only catch is it's new and only available in one size; 4qt at $60. I want this paint but not so much of it. I'm wondering if any high quality white ceiling paint will do?
Minwax Polycrylic - Satin finish
-- will any clear water based topcoat in a satin finish do? Found this: Cabothane Clear water based
. Comes in various finishes including satin. Though it is a polyurethane rather than an acrylic resin.
Hope someone in the know might like to comment on my choices so far.
Anyway, late now. Need to sleep. Happy Easter to all those who celebrate it. Have to get up early to go hide chocolate Easter eggs for our little one.