After some deliberation, and being ask a considerable ammount of money for a custom paint job, I have decided to custom paint my classics Starscream that has been lying idly for quite some time, as Thundercracker. I have noticed some people painted this figure using acrylic paint (option 1), while some have used some special dyes that they soaked the figure in (option 2). option 1: I'm interested in what do I need to do prepare the figure prior to painting it with acrylics? Do I need to clean the prior paint job? Do I have to sand all of the plastic parts down a little bit before applying the primer? What should I use for sanding these parts? Are Citadel paint good for this, or do I have to use another brand? What are the chances that the paint will rub off during transformation? option 2: Where do I have to look for the special dyes online? I can't fins such dye in my country so I will have to order from abroad? How well packed are these dyes, in what quantity do they come and what is there price? I'm also looking for suggestions on what blue dye would be good for Thundercracker.