Customs: Any good acrylic chrome paint?

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  1. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    If not, what do YOU use for detailing shiny bits?
     
  2. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

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    I'm interested too, as it seems every good acrylic silver paint (of the few there were) are now discontinued or had the formula changed so they suck now.

    "Chrome" was always impossible with acrylic, but mere "metallic silver" is getting hard to find.

    I want "smooth silver" not "glitter suspended in clear".
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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  4. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

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    ...none of which are acrylic paint, nor very useful for small details. (well, you can foil most any size/shape, but 3D bits are often more easily painted)
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    The tutorial by Zildjian is acyrlics and water-based paints. Depending on the detail, a part could be masked off.

    Foil can also be used for any shape, like you pointed out (as well as the tutorial).

    Do you have any suggestions for this, DH? Anyone else? I'll be glad to resource any tutorial on this topic.
     
  6. wolverenz

    wolverenz Decepticon

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    I use Tamiya Chrome Silver, that is acrylic. Works well with detailing.
     
  7. Molina00

    Molina00 Well-Known Member

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    Do you know how it compares with Model Masters Silver or Aluminum?
    I am going to try Zildjian's chrome tutorial but would like to find a nice paint for smaller details.
     
  8. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I use Tamiya Flat Aluminum (acrylic) for bot faces, details, & the like. It doesn't "shine" like a mirror chrome or anything, but it does catch the light great & shine enough without looking glossy or bad.
     
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    ^^This. Tamiya Chrome Silver for details, Silver Leaf spray for large areas. The silver leaf also makes a nice base for translucent colors to get good metallic looks. Neither are close to chrome, but they look really good.
     
  10. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

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    I'll second Tamiya silver leaf spray for a large area. Again, not chrome--but about the smoothest, easiest-to-apply and forgiving-of-errors silver paint out there.
     
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    Tamiya Chrome Silver and Flat Aluminum is what I use.
     
  12. Neekotron

    Neekotron We're in Ratbat Country!

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    Tamiya Chrome Silver.
     
  13. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Multiple thin coats, with proper time to dry, is crucial with Tamiya Silver Chome, otherwise it just comes out looking flat.
     
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    tamyia chrome silver for bright silver if painted on acrylics, IMO
     
  15. Satomiblood

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    I use Model Master Chrome Silver (as seen in this custom Overdrive I did last year).

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