Customs: Best for faces?

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  1. Torque

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    I wanna add a little silver to Ironhide and Starscream's face. any advice? paint time, how to do it, better ideas, etc.
     
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    I typically use Testor's silver enamel for this (one of the few instances I use enamel). Thinner will help with the gunking up that enamel has a tendency to do very quickly.
     
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    I use Tamiya Acrylic Flat Aluminum because it seems to match up pretty well with the factory silver and isn't too shiny. I've used it to touch up faces and parts and I've used it to completely paint faces on most of my customs work.

    Just clean the area well, then apply thin coats.
     
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    IIRC Krylon spray chrome was an exact match to hasbro silver.
     
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    i use testors silver argent a lot
     
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    +1 for Tamiya Flat Aluminum.

    1 drop Flat Aluminum + 1 drop Flat Base + 1 drop thinner = face.
     
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    also-how do i get the paint off Ironhide's face? Screamer doest have that problem. and i take it i need a fine brush for this? my first customization job ^^;;
     
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    I know this will seem silly, but I just use Silver Sharpie Paint markers for stuff like that. Matches factory silver great, easy to use, never had a problem.
     
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    Unscrew the... well, screw in the back of the head. Take it apart and off of the figure. You just need to front/face part, leave the back of the head and light-piped eye pieces aside.

    Soak the face-piece in 90% alcohol (you can find it in any grocery store's first aid section) for an hour or two. Shouldn't need much more.

    Then you can take an old toothbrush and brush the paint off.

    Give it a little rinse with water when you're done, let it dry, and then you can paint the face over again with whatever silver or grey you choose.

    And yeah, I use "0" brushes for faces. You can find them in any crafts section. You can probably find a set of brushes for really cheap.
     

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