Customs: Advice on coloring

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  1. Cobalt Agent

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    I recently swapped parts between by energon bull dozers to make Brawn.

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    I'd like to use the leftovers to make Gears, but I'm not sure what kind of paint to use for it or tools to use. Does anyone have any tips?
     
  2. The621

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    I'd go with marking off the parts need to be trimmed or cut off with a fine point marker if you're thinking about slightly remolding parts (with a dremel or hobby knife). As for painting, under coat the parts with a primer, like white (2 coats). Then paint him in whatever colors you like.

    *Edit* Go with Citadel for the priming. As for the rest, Krylon should do.
     
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    Does Krylon fusion require priming, in your experience? I've never used it, and I have a project in the works in which I'd like to try it. I thought the big selling point was supposed to be that it can bond/stick to plastics really well, which seems to preclude the use of a primer.
     
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    if you use a light color you should still prime it. dark or metallic colors are fine.
     
  5. The621

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    Priming is just doing an undercoat of light or dark colors, depending on how one wants the lighting of the colors to be. When I first painted without priming, the previous colors of KO Superion's eyes were able to bleed through. So I had to paint 2 coats of gunmetal grey, then silver and finally clear red.

    But priming isn't always required, unless if the plastic's colors will bleed through the paint.
     
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    Project Dinobot

    Would Krylon work on Beast Wars figures?
     
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    There is this paint available at Wal-mart in the model car section called Kustom Kolors. The Base Grey isn't a primer, but it goes on really well, dries smoothly and quickly. I have only used the grey and white in spraycans, but Krylon Fusion goes over the base grey very well.
     
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    Cleaning the plastic will allowing the paint to adhere better and no bubbles or incomplete patches will show up. Krylon works best for most Beast Wars figures. What paint do you have at the moment?
     
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    I have red, black, and gray. Do they make silver and gold for Krylon Fusion?
     
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    They should have those colors.
     
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    In Fusion I've seen and used Nickel Shimmer...and Blonde Shimmer...both of them go on smooth and come out great
     

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