Customs: I need some paint help.

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  1. CH@OS!

    CH@OS! Looking for my next job

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    I want to add some details to my Animated figures but I would like to know what paint you use that sticks well the plastic and doesn't become sticky after it dries. Also what do you use for small thin line details?

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  2. id0ru

    id0ru OldBritocon.

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    I've used games workshops/cidadels range of paints on my animated toys, and it looks really good after a few thin coats followed up with a nice semi-gloss varnish to finish it off..

    and for the dark lines i did on my animated Bumblebee,

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    I just used an ultra fine tipped CD marker!
    Quick and easy.
     
  3. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    well i am curently studying painting tecnique i also want to improve i was inspired by spurt reynolds work to improve my game. so i asked one of my friends where i could study work like his and he sent me these links. as far as the thin lines i use aycrilic and free hand them with a detail brush whiping the excess off as i go with a very slightly damp cloth. be warned though this is not always the best method to use


    http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/c...catId=cat210004&categoryId=600003&aId=2400009

    http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/c...catId=cat210004&categoryId=600003&aId=2900014

    http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/c...&catId=cat210004&categoryId=600003&aId=700003


    http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/c...catId=cat210004&categoryId=600003&aId=2400004

    btw id0ru thats one sexy bb
     
  4. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    I have been using both Game-Workshop and Testors Acryl paints. Both of them work pretty well with a few coats. Testors sometimes needs to be thinned out with water and layered, but the Game-Workshop seems to not need thinning.

    However, recently I found a cheap brand of Acrylic paint at the hobby shop. It only needed one coat and had the LEAST amout of brush strokes I have ever experienced.

    The paint is "Model Color" by Acrilico-Vinilico. Check out the close up of the purple I tested on my Shockwave:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=8479

    It usually comes down to color choice for me. Hope this helps
     
  5. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    There's a lot of good brands out there; some are the well-known ones like Testor's and Tamiya, Revell, Citadel (Games Workshop) and Vallejo. But some of the craft-type acrylics are also really good quality; I've been using Inscribe Hobby Acrylics for years (sadly no longer in business). Shop around in your local craft and model stores and see what's available, maybe pick up a couple of colours from different brands, to see what works for you.
     

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