Customs: Advice for Painting Details

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  1. LegoTFGuy

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    So I bought some modeling paint awhile ago with the intention of customizing some Mcdonalds figures. Fast forward quite a bit, and I can't stand Animated Arcee's pink fingers.

    Problem is, I have NO IDEA what I'm doing when it comes to painting a figure. I'm not planing anything major, just a little paint on her fingers, collar, and maybe her feet.

    Thing is, I tested the paint on a piece of plastic, and it's really think to the point of being rubbery and scratching off. Should I add water to thin it? Any other advice you can give me?

    And Speaking of her feet, does anyone know a good way to remove factory paint? (Other than alcohol- the only source of it I have that I'm aware of is Germ-X :D  )

    EDIT: Stupid me forgot to mention: The paint is Testors Enamel (specifically for this, Flat White) that I got from a Hobby Lobby.
     
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    what type of paint is it??
     
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    DANGIT, I thought I forgot something! Even have the paint right next to me right now... :redface2: 

    I'll update the first post now.
     
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    I use those paints sometimes, best way to make it thin and not ruining the paint is adding a very small bit of testors paint thinner and test coating it on something, if its too thick still try experimenting and adding a little more thinner as you go, but don't add the thinner into the jar of paint itself
     
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    Hm, paint thinner. I'll have to remember that. Thanks!
     
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    no prob =)
     

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