Customs: A paint question..

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  1. Talathia

    Talathia TFW's Cool Little Heathen

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    I am going to do a custom paint job on one of my figures (the robot replica Bumblebee). But, I was wondering what paint is the best to use. I have a crap load of acrylic and "craft paint" I use for wall murals. Would those be good enough? And what kind of fixatives are the best to use to protect the figure afterward..?
     
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    I painted one with some House of Kolor Kustom Kolors model enamels from wal-mart. They hold up very well. I also have painted one with arcryics from Game workshop. Those have been holding up fine. If you would like, some acrylic clear would work ok, but I have not had any trouble with them uncleared.
     
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    I painted one with some House of Kolor Kustom Kolors model enamels from wal-mart. They hold up very well. I also have painted one with arcryics from Game workshop. Those have been holding up fine. If you would like, some acrylic clear would work ok, but I have not had any trouble with them uncleared.
     
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    Ahh yeah, I used to be into WarHammer, so I had a heck of a lot of Games Workshop's paints.. I just wish I knew where on earth they went over the past 9 years ahaha. Thanks loads for the information :D .
     
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    Ahh yeah, I used to be into WarHammer, so I had a heck of a lot of Games Workshop's paints.. I just wish I knew where on earth they went over the past 9 years ahaha. Thanks loads for the information :D .
     
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    Acrylics do fine...just brush on a sealer when done...
     
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    Acrylics do fine...just brush on a sealer when done...
     
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    Painting on plastic, you're better off using enamels. Here's why.

    - Enamels hold up longer and better.
    - Enamels have MUCH better metallics
    - Enamels don't build up like acrylics
    - Enamels can be 'erased' with thinner.
    - Enamels are thinner.

    PLUS...

    - It's Always best to clear coat with Acrylic. Never use the same finish type as the actual paint type.
    (example: coat over enamels with actylic, or enamel over acrylic.)

    Another reason to use enamels...
    - It's best to finish using a wash of acrylic OVER the enamel. This way the thinned out wash doesn't effect the base coat what-so-ever.
     
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    Painting on plastic, you're better off using enamels. Here's why.

    - Enamels hold up longer and better.
    - Enamels have MUCH better metallics
    - Enamels don't build up like acrylics
    - Enamels can be 'erased' with thinner.
    - Enamels are thinner.

    PLUS...

    - It's Always best to clear coat with Acrylic. Never use the same finish type as the actual paint type.
    (example: coat over enamels with actylic, or enamel over acrylic.)

    Another reason to use enamels...
    - It's best to finish using a wash of acrylic OVER the enamel. This way the thinned out wash doesn't effect the base coat what-so-ever.
     

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