Minor/Repaint: AOE/TLK Slash (Featuring Grimlock and team "Sir Not Appearing in this film")

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    while I like how this guy turned out..... something went horribly wrong. I don't know what, but the sealant I used doesn't like rubbery plastic. And like a 3rd of this guy is rubbery plastic. So about a third of this figure feels like ductape. IMG_3419.JPG IMG_3420.JPG IMG_3421.JPG IMG_3448.JPG IMG_3449.JPG IMG_3450.JPG IMG_3811.JPG
     
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    The rust effects are decent, but the visible base mold colors are somewhat distracting and take away from the overall piece.

    For the rubbery bits, acrylics are my go-to's. Sprays will always make rubber parts tacky and they will almost never dry/cure completely. For a sealant, it'd be better to use floor polish than a spray, since the spray is essentially the same as spray paint.
    Best bet is to 91% alcohol the pieces to strip the paint and hit them with acrylics.
     
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    I'll keep that in mind next time I deal with a figure with a lot of rubbery plastic :)  As for the exposed colors, the only metallic spray paint my local craft shop has is a bright silver which doesn't quite look right on the dinobots with the look I'm going for (Look at the Scorn) so I had to hand paint it.
     
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    Krylon offers a lot of options and is readily available at Walmart. You could always use a good black or dark gray (or even actual burnt red primer) to prime the figure, which would eliminate the base color showing through.
     
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    My Walmart sadly doesn't have any primer for figures. The craft shop has some, but I only discovered that AFTER I did my first few customs.
     
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    The paint isn't specifically for figures. Check the actual paint section in hardware that has house paints and automotive stuff. Almost every Walmart I've been to has a big wall of nothing but spray paints from Krylon, Rustoleum and a few other brands, with price ranges from $4 to $7 for a big spraycan that will last quite a while.
     
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    Oh those. I actually asked someone who worked in the paint section about those and he said don't use them on plastic so I never considered those
     
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    They work on plastic. Some are even formulated specifically to bond with plastic (Krylon Fusion). Just read the labels.
    Also, allow the base coat to cure for a few days. That way the paint actually bonds to the plastic and makes added layers of detail work that much more durable.
     
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    I need to redo my custom Stinger so I'll try that. Thanks!
     
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    I dig those rust effects!
     
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    If you haven't got primer, you can use acrylics and use a slightly watered down grey, black or even white model acrylic paint (such as "Citadel" paints, for example). Use a base of this, wait for it to dry and then apply the colours you wish. Try using a range of brushes to get to all the nooks and crannies and don't go into any other stages of painting until each one looks neat/covered as you would like.
     
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    i like it
     

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