Minor/Repaint: Black Custom Masterpiece Convoy

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  1. zoomzoom

    zoomzoom New Member

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    Hi all, i see from some signatures that some of the members have customed their MPOP into a black prime that looks wicked! I have a spare one that is suffering from immense paint chipping. Would like to ask for some advice as to how to go abt repainting him. Do i need to disassemble the entire toy? Any things to take note of or tips or advice? I have tried searching through the forum but nothing conclusive came up. Would greatly appreciate any advice given to a newbie like me. thanks in advance!! :D 
     
  2. Wingsbr

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    If you look at the sticky, ops-was-a-truck has an exhaustive write up about the whole TF's repaint and kitbash process. That's where I learned how to do mine. I also suggest maybe taking the techniques and practicing on a junker TF first.
     
  3. zoomzoom

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    thanks!!
     
  4. Kouri

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    While perhaps not exactly a Masterpiece, would taking a Hasbro 20th Ani Prime and dying the red and blue bits black suffice (with painted in details, of course)? Can't worry about paint chipping when there's not much paint to chip. ^^
     
  5. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    I'm currently making "Shadow Prime" and I have found that primer works best over the metal parts since bubbling seems like a bigger factor over metal. But if you're airbrushing, then I don't have any advice... =/
     
  6. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    problem with dying is you should still paint over it. it'll help mask any scratches or chips you ever get, but you can't get red plastic and blue plastic to look exactly the same shade of black.
     
  7. aurascope

    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

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    I think dying black
    then painting over it would yield the best results.
    Just apply another coat of black if the colour looks uneven.
    I'm pretty sure that should work.
    Good luck ^_^
     
  8. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    it WILL work. :p  I use that technique all the time. I have had an extra mp prime lying around for a good while now to do pretty much the same thing and that's how I will be going about it.
     
  9. aurascope

    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

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    If you find dying the toy too much work, you can use a primer on toy instead. Primers are usually sold in hobby shops in grey or white colour.
    They bind the paint to the surface of the toy and neutralise the colour of the plastic.
    I must admit, I'm not big on dying because it's difficult to control accurately.
    It might result in more surface defects from the dying process with the acetone eating into the plastic.
    I've been priming all my customs so far. ^_^
     
  10. zoomzoom

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    thanks for all the advice. the big problem now is how to disassemble his torso... :banghead: 
     
  11. Rod

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    Have you disassembled the head yet... now THATS a pain in the ass
     
  12. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    lol, I got the torso, but the head... ahhh... don't get me started. Lets just say he can't think properly at the moment (I got his forehead off but im stuck there so until winter break he's "upper-body-less".)

    how did you do it rod?
     
  13. Optimus Scourge

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    Good luck, man! :D 
     

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