Customs: Face Paint

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Torque, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    What silvers do you use for faces? recently got Classics Starscream, and i feel he needs to ditch his really crappy face. same for Ironhide
     
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    It's probably preference, but i use Boltgun Metal from Games Workshop for 90% of my silver apps. For brighter silvers I use Chainmail. :) 
     
  3. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Yeah, it really is preference; it depends on whether you want a nice bright face or something darker. On occasion I use Vallejo Gunmetal Grey for darker stuff, for brighter silver it's usually Inscribe Pure Silver.
     
  4. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I use Tamiya Flat Aluminum. It gives a nice shine, without being too shiny like a chrome type would. It almost looks factory.
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    For faces (and generally all things silver), I tend to use Testor's silver enamel + thinner.
     
  6. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Model Master Chrome Silver with a detail brush.
     
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    Altitron Commercial Artist

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  8. Ratzo99

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    Hi guys,
    The nice silver paint used on some hasbro figures, I'd like to know what the best paint is to emulate/copy that look?
    I bought Testors enamel 1181CA Aluminum & 1146CA Silver Argent. Would either of those do the trick, or should I try something else?

    I have a leader battle hooks prime and removed the black splotch on his face, now I'd like to paint the silver details back in, that are currently missing from his right cheek.

    Cheers, and thanks for any advice guys. Also, the paint looks pretty runny, and the detail on prime's face is pretty fine (like the fins on his cheek). Should I dilute the paint? and with what, will turpentine be sufficient?
     
  9. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Believe it or not Rust-o-leum Chrome is an almost exact for Hasbro silver used on faces and such.
     
  10. Ratzo99

    Ratzo99 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Fish, thanks for the feedback, I actually saw some posts by you mentioning that paint when I was searching for answers. I didn't see very many comments on whether it was "the best", or if anyone else had tried it though. I will keep it in mind for sure.
    I guess I'm just wondering if there's a "fan favorite" paint choice for this scenario.
     
  11. Ratzo99

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    Oh yeah, rustoleum usually has a texture to it, does it not?
     
  12. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I use silver sharpie XD Here's Ironhide after;
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I typically use the same enamels for silver on my TFs. When I paint, I use thinner to make sure it doesn't go on too thick. I've always been happy with the results :) 
     
  14. Fishdirt

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    No texture at all. Look at any new transformer figure with silver paint. That's what it looks like.

    The draw backs is in order to use it in small spots it'll take some tricky masking.
     
  15. QmTablit

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    Tamiya Flat Aluminum is pretty much what I've used for all of my custom's faces. I usually add in a bit of a clear color for bots with colored faces (a bit of Smoke for Starscream, touch of Clear Red for Wildrider, etc.).

    Tamiya Mica Silver is a beautiful color as well, but I feel it may be a bit wasted if it's just used on faces.
     

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