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Ye Olde Crafting Corner => Crafts and Projects => Topic started by: Magister on May 12, 2008, 08:40:31 AM

Title: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Magister on May 12, 2008, 08:40:31 AM
Welcome to the RF.com Show Off Your RF Pin Thread


This thread is for everyone to post their customized RF Pins. It doesn't matter what you've done with it, just that you've made it your own. As usual, just a few rules to help keep everything straight.

Rules for Posting


1. This thread is for customized RF Pins and related chat ONLY. Please do not post random comments about the sky, grass, or kittens ;).

2. Please be respectful of those that take the time to post their work. 

3. Have Fun!

Mag
Crafting Forum Moderator
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Thistle on June 26, 2008, 02:57:16 AM
Okay, here's mine - finally got some pictures taken!

(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/pack/thistlebag_400.jpg) (http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/pack/thistlebag_600.jpg)

I kept it simple, just painting it to match the "official" color scheme, and attaching ribbons of the same colors - black, white, and yellow.
The other bits each have their own meaning, mostly self-explanatory, and I imagine will change a little from season to season.
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: DeadBishop on June 26, 2008, 10:29:25 AM
One of my favorite customs...





(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/piekkola/RF/RFflamejob.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on August 02, 2008, 04:01:48 PM
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh312/BYRDLUVR/RFPIN.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: DeadBishop on August 05, 2008, 11:49:18 PM
Wow, that's some serious ren-bling right there!
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: DeadBishop on August 15, 2008, 07:37:58 PM
My newest modded R/F pin....you can find me day or night now!


(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/piekkola/RF/daygloRF.jpg)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/piekkola/RF/nightgloRF.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on August 15, 2008, 08:08:29 PM
WOW DB, That is sooo cool. 8)
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: eloquentXI on August 15, 2008, 08:40:27 PM
Hahaha, he's so powerful, he's radiactive!  :o
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: CelticOne on August 15, 2008, 08:43:25 PM
Instead of The Incredible Hulk, its The Incredible DB, only it needs to be more green for that to work, but hey its close. :D That is cool looking though.
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Erynn on August 18, 2008, 10:39:20 AM
I was wondering what was up with your pin this weekend.
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Phelyp, Lord Maydestone on September 05, 2008, 03:55:19 PM
Hey DB, missed you on opening weekend and was hoping to chat you up.  I am curious about how you make your pins.  I would like to use a similar (?) technique to make site tokens to use at SCA events in my own Shire.  Is there a kit or such that you use?  I would love to learn how. 
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Grov on September 27, 2008, 10:27:25 AM
I can't let this thread continue without contributing. Wish I could find the clearer images that I should have of these but these should do well enough.

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q125/GrovdinDokk/RFPlaidPinFinal.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q125/GrovdinDokk/RFPinsFinal002.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q125/GrovdinDokk/RFPinsFinal001.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q125/GrovdinDokk/RFPin.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q125/GrovdinDokk/RFPurplePinCaria.jpg)
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p238/TRF102806/LucianasRFPin002Crop.jpg)
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: DeadBishop on September 29, 2008, 11:37:06 AM
Great work, Grov!
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Elinor Hakebourne on October 20, 2008, 04:53:49 PM
My newest modded R/F pin....you can find me day or night now!


(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/piekkola/RF/daygloRF.jpg)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/piekkola/RF/nightgloRF.jpg)


That's so awesome, DB! :)
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Nailin on October 28, 2008, 01:31:25 PM
What kind of paint do you use?
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Grov on January 11, 2009, 10:55:19 PM
Acrylics for the regular pins.  In the same section of your hobby store, you can find the glow in the dark paints.  Just make sure to wash then prime your pins first so the paint sticks.  Just paint on metal is not the surest bond.
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: iain robb on July 29, 2009, 06:54:09 AM
So if I understand this correctly ...

I go to the hobby store and buy acrylic paint and primer. Is it acrylic primer, and is it in the same section?

Then I would think I should clean my pin with soap and water, rinsing it well and letting it dry, to assure there aren't any oils from my fingers on it.

Then I paint it and just let it dry?

Because I want a cool R/F pin too ...
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on July 29, 2009, 07:42:07 PM
After I prepped and painted mine, I used a clear coat spray paint on it. Kind of like when girls paint their nails - base coat (primer), color (acrylic), then top coat (clear coat).
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: iain robb on July 30, 2009, 09:59:54 AM
Thanks! Off to the hobby store tonight, then ...
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Grov on August 01, 2009, 12:35:30 AM
And if you don't want the shiny texture, you can follow the crystal coat, which is usually thicker and more protective, with a matte clear coat to flatten out the shine and let it look more rustic.  Remember, more coats of thinner layers keeps it smoother and give each layer time to dry completely.  Humidity outside can drastically impair the coating layers and primer layers too.
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: CapnFayeCutler on August 06, 2009, 09:56:30 PM
just touched up the old pins and painted the new ones with enamel. Liking it so far. Few more coats on one (the main part is acrylic so it's requiring more work to get just right) , touchup, then it's clear coat time! ;)
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Rani Zemirah on August 07, 2009, 02:43:54 AM
I just got my first R/F pin in the mail a couple of days ago, and now I'm pleasantly daydreaming of all the many ways I can gussy it up!!!  My problem is deciding which option to choose... LOL

Maybe I should have ordered a few...  ::)  :D
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Grov on August 08, 2009, 12:16:09 AM
You know Rani, I have painted a few and would be totally willing to paint yours for you.  Just tell me what you want and send me the pin.  Up to you.
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Rani Zemirah on August 08, 2009, 12:29:21 AM
Now that sound like an offer I just can't refuse!!!  Particularly since I seem to have taken on so many pre-TRF projects that I'm gonna have to arrive with a glue gun, jewelers pliers and needle and thread all moving at once as I try to steer and text at the same time!!!  :D
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Kaldea on June 07, 2011, 01:23:44 PM
Some wonderful pins! But are there any specific guidelines to making them? Size, color, theme shape??? As a newbe I would LOVE to know!
Title: Re: Show Off Your RF Pin
Post by: Magister on June 07, 2011, 03:38:49 PM
Kaldea:

You can find the information for purchasing your pin(s) from here: http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=210.0

The rest... is up to you.

- Mag