Customs: acrylics or enamels?

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  1. javaco

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    which one dries nicer?

    im doing a full repaint of classics voyager megatron. im painting him silver.

    iv noticed that when i do full repaints in enamel, it takes a while to try and when it does it is still sometimes sticky.

    but when i use acyrlics it doesnt.
    would it be worth it to go out and buy acrylic silver?
    or just used the enamel silver i already have
     
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    I use acrylics exclusively. Part of it's the easier cleanup. But, you've already noticed that enamels don't fully cure on the vinyl plastics used for the softer/flexible parts on toys.

    The only real problem I've had with acrylics, is a couple of brands that I use (Polly Scale and Vallejo) tend to be soft, even after they've dried. Tamiya and Model Master cure much harder. For the soft brands, you have to use clear coat over them. For silver (or any metallic, really) I don't recomend Model Master, because the MM metallics tend to be really transparent. It takes a lot of coats to get good coverage, with that brand. Tamiya's metallics are much more opaque.
     
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