Custom Painting

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  1. mediumpimpin

    mediumpimpin Active Member

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    Hello! Sorry if this is the wrong place for this but, I want to start custom painting my TFs. What do I need to get started and how do I make the paint stick? Thanks!!!
     
  2. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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  3. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    i've never found any of those particularly helpful, minus pin removal.
     
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    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    When I was first starting it at least gave me a good starting point.
     
  5. Satomiblood

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    Really? What makes you say that?
     
  6. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    actually, upon further inspection, I kinda take that back. I tried using it a few years ago and was just looking in the wrong spots for the info i wanted. more user error than an issue with the tutorials themselves.
     
  7. mediumpimpin

    mediumpimpin Active Member

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    Thanks everyone!
     
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    Return with awesome stuff and we're even. :) 
     
  9. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    I learned most of my skills from building plastic models. Then just adapted them to repainting TF's.
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yeah, I was about to ask, "What else would you like to see in our paints section?".
     
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    Nefud Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't it be great if someone actually offered the OP specific advice instead of having some kind of slapfight?

    Specifically, I would recommend this:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/tutorials-how-tos/213294-jins-transformers-painting-guide.html

    The hardest part is actually convincing yourself that it's that easy.

    The second hardest part is not skipping any steps. Yes, you really do have to wash everything. Yes, you really do have to sand down potential rub areas. Yes, you really do have to clear-coat everything. That being said, if you can live with all that, you'll likely amaze yourself with how "from the factory" your customs can look.
     
  12. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Priming is good. Paint sticks better to a primed surface.
     

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