So been a member of the forum for a quite amount of time and posting for the first time with my first custom painted Battle Blade Optimus Prime from the 2010 HFTD line. Mostly covered the copper colored plastic in silver paint and some splashes of red and blue highlights for movie accuracy. This is just painted for now (with requirement of some cleanup at some spots) and I still have to coat the whole paint in some protective spray coat but I have my doubts regarding it as follows: 1. Does the paint stay intact while spray coating? 2. How to avoid the joints while spray coating ? Also can anyone suggest on how to apply flame details on this figure ? I am not that good with the paint brush Open to suggestions and advice for the post and the doubts above and highly thankful for the same.