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Title: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on May 12, 2019, 03:54:29 PM
hello all,

since I've been practicing alot with my grandfathers old wooden top, it got smashed, beat-up and thrown to the floor most of the time..
so, I promised myself and my top( ;D-) that I would make it a beautiful top, once I got the boomerang trick .
i spray-painted two of my tops I got from my grandfather. I'm happy with the results! :D

(https://i.ibb.co/cy1wmj0/7db50a503fe1045140ae0188818e80f863bfe246.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cy1wmj0)

first painted, then added details, and finished it with varnish.
on the green one I've painted, I decided to draw the "tree of life" the other is just my imagination of a small but cool looking top  :)

the others are spray painted too.
this is a top I got from a friend.
before and after !

(https://i.ibb.co/kcmGQ2Q/905f797ec0a7d4f39ce76b429aef60f3ce866ab0.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kcmGQ2Q)
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Larry D. on May 12, 2019, 10:21:29 PM
Nice job Hydrona, I love the bright colors, and particularly like the “Tree of Life”.
I bet they look cool ( 8) ) spinning.
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on May 12, 2019, 11:32:53 PM
Love the before and after pictures.  What a change!  Good work!!!  goed werk
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on May 13, 2019, 04:26:50 AM
Thanks! 
It was not much work,  only a long drying time.
The before and after top was first treated with walnut oil. It was crazy how the wood sucked up all oil directly! 
It does have a special place in my heart   :).
I love all my tops and treat them with care.  Just thrown the Yellow one.  It got some amazing colors when spinning!  Yellow and black bands of color :)
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on May 13, 2019, 11:05:08 AM
Just thrown the Yellow one.  It got some amazing colors when spinning!  Yellow and black bands of color :)

Love what you did with the white on green and yellow on black patterns! It's fun to design interesting resting patterns that also produce cool visual effects at speed.

If you have access to a variable-speed strobe light (e.g., borrowed from your local mechanic), watch both of these tops spin under the strobe as you sweep the flashing rate up and down. Then do the same with other patterned tops.

The strobe patterns are both beautiful and surprising -- and they keep changing with flashing speed all the way to 6,000 flashes per minute and beyond!

You can also get mild but still interesting strobe effects under LED lamps on wall dimmers. These flash faster than you can normally see for dimming purposes but interact with spinning patterned tops in cool ways. (Incandescent lights don't do this.)
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on January 27, 2020, 10:22:51 AM
I found one of my wooden tops,  which I forgot to paint.
Originally,  it was painted with gold -colored acrylic paint.
Did something I wanted to do a long time ago,  made it a 'Ladybug' top! (From the Disney channel series 'Miraculous ')
First,  cleaned it , then painted it red.  Did the  black dots with a permanent marker.
I varnished it to make it waterproof.


(https://i.ibb.co/VgV3mB1/20200127-161401.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VgV3mB1)

(https://i.ibb.co/1Jgjny1/20200127-161337.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1Jgjny1)

My grandmother's cat posed for the photo too!
Like it alot how it turned out ;D

Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on January 27, 2020, 10:26:21 AM
These I painted a while ago.
Radioactive tops!
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on January 27, 2020, 11:15:39 AM
Love your painted designs, Hydrona!

Since I also love tops that glow in the dark, I think radioactive tops could be a lot of fun. Too bad radium paint's so expensive. What could possibly go wrong? >:D
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on January 27, 2020, 01:53:51 PM
Thanks Jeremy  :)
Haha!  Good one!
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on January 27, 2020, 02:57:42 PM
Good work painting your tops.  Too bad you do not live around here.  We are trying our best to get people to paint tops.  Hope we can get some painted and share them with you.
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on January 29, 2020, 09:21:40 AM
Good work painting your tops.  Too bad you do not live around here.  We are trying our best to get people to paint tops.  Hope we can get some painted and share them with you.
Thank you  :)
Yes , painting tops is fun , made more personal  :)
If you want,  share some photo's with us  ;)
I'm happy how my tops are painted.  I paint with acrylic paint.  Sometimes I use spray paint,  but it seems to get off more quickly.
Maybe the red with black dots is going with me to Loon Plage.
Going to practice now,
Warm greets ,
Jolien
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on December 28, 2020, 04:02:31 AM
Hello folks,
How's everyone doing?
Wanted to share this with you all  :)
A few days ago I decided to make some fan art for Kipo and the age of wonderbeasts.
So I painted a wooden top I've got from my grandfathers basement.
I already gave it a new tip. The top was old, so I needed to oil it a bit.
That was in summer. I painted it recently.
I like how it turned out!
To compare, here are my top and a pic of the series.

(https://i.ibb.co/M9JxzYC/AAAABd-FKMFBm-OMOTT2vg-Uw-Zz-KIanya-D-uu-NY-it-A1w-Hf0-Kblv-ETn-Y4w-ZYx-CC-s-Zvf-APf-KXm-Kq-THyjxpu.jpg) (https://ibb.co/M9JxzYC)

(https://i.ibb.co/RHK7G7k/20201227-212833.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RHK7G7k)


The 'crown' is a bottle cap. The top has no crown, so I though about making one.
The cap is placed and set into place with a screw. It does not affect play at all.
Maybe because it's plastic. Did this with most of my crownless wooden tops.
I can spin them better now.
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on December 31, 2020, 04:59:03 AM
Hello folks,
I though about re-painting my 'kipo top'.
But I was too lazy.. So I took another top, a even better one, and spray painted it.
My mother went to the hardware store and bought purple spray paint for me.
She showed it through WhatsApp, so the color was right.
My uncle had some great idea of making a spray booth (?).
Make a hole in a box, put my top on a string, and let it hang inside the box. See picture.
And finally it was the right color!
Why do I even want to spray paint my tops?
Because it's a bit protected from dings, and it makes it more personal.

(https://i.ibb.co/jMzHTWZ/20201231-104505.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jMzHTWZ)

(https://i.ibb.co/1r2vnzM/20201230-144108.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1r2vnzM)


Have a great new years eve everyone!  ;D
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: CUPER on December 31, 2020, 12:35:30 PM
Saludos hydrona,el color va muy bien feliz año nuevo
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on December 31, 2020, 01:58:09 PM
Saludos hydrona,el color va muy bien feliz año nuevo
Gracias Cuper  ;)
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: ta0 on December 31, 2020, 02:21:32 PM
It matches very well Kipo. Nicely done!

It used to be common for kids to customize wooden tops to make them their own. It makes the top much more valuable to you.
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on December 31, 2020, 02:25:00 PM
It matches very well Kipo. Nicely done!

It used to be common for kids to customize wooden tops to make them their own. It makes the top much more valuable to you.

Thank you Ta0!
I like to make my tops more personal  :)
Have a great new years eve!
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on April 19, 2021, 03:00:08 PM
Today I finished painting this beautiful top.
Once got it from a flea market. But it was unused, and a bit lonely on my display shelf.
I thought about giving it some love!

(https://i.ibb.co/VtxNsTD/dav.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VtxNsTD)


Now I just need to cut some string. And trying to find the right length.
Then it's time for a spin  :D!
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Post by: Texture on April 19, 2021, 05:34:17 PM
Nice work! I really like the blue.  8)
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Post by: Jeremy McCreary on April 19, 2021, 07:53:41 PM
A blue tornado -- very nice!
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Post by: the Earl of Whirl on April 19, 2021, 09:43:03 PM
A classic!
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on April 20, 2021, 06:25:09 AM
Thanks everyone  :)
Going to test it out today!
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Post by: Joah on April 20, 2021, 02:33:51 PM
Nice, I like the tree design you went with.
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on May 29, 2021, 11:26:55 AM
Almost forgot to post my latest painted tops.
These were standing on my display shelf, and needed a bit color!
Here is the result.
From left to right : bee, wasp and bumblebee.
It's very difficult to paint lines on a round object...

That little bee is the most speedy of them all  :)
I call her/him Mighty Bee  ;D I keep this one with me in my bag.
Together with the Kipo Spin top and Trompos space neptuno (my favorite tops.  I have something with wooden tops...)
Always have some tops with me, where ever I go.

(https://i.ibb.co/nsL3YjR/20210529-113444.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nsL3YjR)

I practiced alot today. I had a great time.
Have a great day everyone!



Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Texture on May 29, 2021, 05:25:40 PM
Slick tops!  8) If you have access to a slow drill, you can attach the the top by its tip and paint the stripes while it's spinning. They'll look perfect that way.  8)
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on May 29, 2021, 08:04:56 PM
Fun!  And great names!!!
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: ta0 on May 29, 2021, 11:03:49 PM
It's very difficult to paint lines on a round object...
The trick is to spin the top and keep the brush still.
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on May 30, 2021, 05:51:48 AM
Thanks everyone!
I don't know if I have a drill, but I keep that in mind  ;).
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on June 14, 2021, 05:30:00 AM
Hello folks,
I painted another top. One battle top was once painted, but the paint did not stick to the top...
My bad, it was the wrong paint! Used for walls, not for wood.. Maybe it was out of date too.
So I got everything off that top.  Now it's a purple top  :)

The other one I painted white first, then added colors later.
I decided to paint the top with the Belgian colors. I added a high gloss spray varnish, so it's protected from dings.
It's a battle top, a bit heavier than Black Chaos. But I'm sure I can boomerang it!

I'm currently practicing with my battle tops. Target practice is going great  :D.

(https://i.ibb.co/Qpd0nxH/20210613-135239.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Qpd0nxH)


My uncle gave me the tip to make a 'spray booth' out of a box.
My top is hanging on a string, with a screw into the top. It can hang freely, so I can spray it.
This time however, I used acrylic paint. I only used spray varnish to finish it.


Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Texture on June 14, 2021, 01:18:48 PM
Lookin' good!  8)
Title: Re: I spray-painted my wooden tops!
Post by: Hydrona on June 14, 2021, 01:55:51 PM
Lookin' good!  8)

Thank you  ;D