I need a good customizer for cheap.

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  1. Markatron

    Markatron MarKreations Studios

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    I need someone who is good at doing custom paint on figures that look GOOD, and i need it to be relitively cheap. I am a minor right now, so i am not the best at earning money. Any of you guys willing to do this?

    I basically need the Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee redone in G1 like Cliffjumper colors. And add silver to where Takara just left gunmetal grey. Anyone up for the job?
     
  2. dasas01

    dasas01 Autobot MedicalSpecialist

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    DocSeth81 All Around Nice Guy who doesnt like soccer

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    good and cheap aren't associated when you're talking about customs
     
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    dasas01 Autobot MedicalSpecialist

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    Funny coincidence. I recently got a Pioneer stereo installed in my car. They had this billboard plastered up at the register. So...he could get both, if he want's to wait :D  (at least according to the sign)
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    "Fast, good, or cheap. Pick two."
     
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    WarInTheFloor Well-Known Member

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    I 2nd actually doing it yourself. Sounds like from what you want done these would be the steps...

    Take figure as apart as you can, screwdriver, friction joints, anything that can disassemble by just taking it apart.

    Get some masking tape and tape off anything that doesn't need the color changed.

    Lightly sand the yellow areas with rough ( low number) sand paper first, then progress to the smoother ( high number) sandpaper, yo0u might get away with only doing two types or if you are lazy and can live with slightly diminished results only one OR if you are REAL Lazy, just killing time and are borderline ambivilant about the results just skip sanding some materials especially with the minimum prep Hasbro does come to you from the factory still rady to soak up some paint.

    You could spray a primer coat but its probably not needed for this project. If you were doing a BIG vehicle like gi joe aircraft or boat you would want to because of the large surface area would need to be very uniform to look good.


    Take an old Amazon box or a storage tub you don't want anymore, this is now your paint booth. Buys some rattle cans, either good shit like Testors or modelmaster, Tamiya or if you want to spend less and find a good color ( in the case of Cliffjum,per just a simple " red" would be best anyway)... unless you want to get fancy as hell and go metallic or pearl you could go with a Krylon Fusion " red" or even just a 99 cent wal mrt plain can of red.

    Spray the sanded ( And cleaned if I didn't mention cleaning all that dust and shit off of him I am assuming you aren't REAL dumb) spray the prepped ares with a LOT of brief light coats, do one go smoke a joint or watch TV, jack off to celebrities or whatever the kids do these days between the coats sop you let them dry well if shit starts globbing up then repeat the latter stages of sanding do this until it looks good. when you are DONE with coats let that sucker sit for two days in touched ( didn't mention but you gotta know don't touch painted areas during any of this unless you do some glob sanding, and then go LIGHT.

    while your figure is still in parts get a paint pen or three, silver, black, yellow red usually cover all you need on cars. paint bumpers, mechanical parts, basicly pick out any details you would like to see brought forward by a differing color. Habsor is cheap on paint but for some reason have decided yars ago they are willing to spend money on TONS of molded details, there all sorts of good shit to hit with a paint pen and bring forward this part is fun, makes the custome YOUR individual cfreation and will really reflect you personaly as to which decisions you make here.

    After this sokme folks will "seal": therE shit in with a sealant. Now I personally usuallyt don't as I have had good luck with the following but some people have trouble with paint rubing off with play or with a Transformer on the joint areads. I just don't paint joints if I can helkp it to avoiv this or if I do it will just be flat balck or silver and with TFS they usually have mechanical bits there anyway so its a wash. But yeaH SEALANT.
     
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    Hmmm, if you get it good, fast, AND cheap.... chances are you are catching an incureable disease afterward
     
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