After painting three of these things, I wanted to share my glorious finds with everyone, all at my expense, too! First, you should know that these figures are made of a softer plastic than previous lines. This means they are malleable. As such, here's a few tips to help you out, and save you some money: -DO NOT soak these figures in a bath of Isopropyl alcohol. It will cause the figure to actually warp. -For paints, I'd recommend Acrylics, simply because the Laquers and enamels that I used didn't take well. -I also highly recommend using House of Kolors adhesion promoter, or a similar product. It has to be applied with an airbrush, but it's worth it. This means that the base color will have to be flat grey or black, but it's better than having your paint flake off. -Lastly keep your paint layers extremely thin around the joints and parts that touch. I know the tutorials say this, but on these figures there's no room for error of any kind. I highly advise not painting ball joints, pivot pins, or anything of the like. Keeping your paint layers as thin as possible is a good thing on any figure, but especially on these. I spent at least an hour prepping the figure, then allowing it a day to dry before I touched it, and I wore gloves the whole time! The tacky paint experience, as well as a few cover ups due to joint contact have only served to motivate me to mod another one. For me, the motivation is simple: I wanted a Mirage in my DOTM collection. Now I've got one. Hope this helps you in your customs.