Metallic Silver Sharpie on figures...

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  1. TornadoQuakeX

    TornadoQuakeX Decepti-Creep

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    Is it a good or bad idea to use one to make "chrome" parts for figures? I used it on Skids' rims and it looks great, but what if I used it on a bigger surface area, like LC Prime's feet/grill and gas tanks? Would it rub off? Look cheap? I've only ever used a silver sharpie to do highlights. Would it look good as a replacement for paints?
     
  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    I used a Silver Sharpie on Uni. Ironhide

    He looks great
     
  3. TornadoQuakeX

    TornadoQuakeX Decepti-Creep

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    Hmm. The thing is I fiddle with my Transformers more often than I have them displayed. I'm just afraid if I covered most of Prime in silver, it would smudge or rub off. I'll test it on the long grey pieces above Prime's windshield.
     
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    The silver sharpie is good for mostly highlights. If is is messed with too much it will rub off, but then you can reapply. I think it looks good. I lined the inner portions of Uni. Sideswipes legs and it hasn't come off yet.
     
  5. ersico

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    i used it on many of mine...since im not real good at doing mods...sharpies add little detail
     
  6. RobotoChan

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    I have used a Japanese silver gundam marker on many figrues to achieve the 'chrome' look and it works a treat. If the metallic silver sharpie is the same thing, then you can't go wrong.
     
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    Worked fine on my Uni Prowl's rockets. And I used it on the whole grill of movie 1 FAB prime, looks fine. (better than the grill being grey and blue) and on other various parts of him for detail. I only did a large area on him because he only sits under a table on the floor in a corner in my room. Havnt attempted on something larger i actually care about.
     
  8. amd098

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    i used it on my movie superion, the black jet had messed up silver on his face, and it looks fine now
     
  9. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I've used my silver Sharpie on a lot of figures that needed some silver - Universe Ironhide's and Classics Starscream's faces, Uni. Prowl and Smokescreen's rockets - and to touch up some spots that weren't fully painted (Classic Cliffjumper's face). I find that it works really well for small spots like that, and I've yet to have any of it rub off (mind you, none of it is in "high-rub" areas).

    One thing I've noticed, though, is that it doesn't always go on perfectly smooth. I used it to add some color to Classics Ultra Magnus's kneecaps, but the result had some pretty easily noticed streak marks. It may just be because that area is flat, though, as on textured surfaces I've never had that problem.

    The other thing to watch for is to make sure you don't slip up and mark something you don't want to be silver. Sharpie ink does not come off easily.
     
  10. Nightwing24

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    I use it on most of mine. There's too many details hasbro leaves out. If you're going for fine details make sure the tip is pointy the best part is that once the sharpi gets worn down it works great for weathering details.
     
  11. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    if the tip wears out, just slice it to a nice lil point, thats what i did
     
  12. Gingerchris

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    Might it be a good idea to spray some clear coat on top to try fixing the silver? Not replying to the original question but just asking for myself. :) 
     
  13. Valkysas

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    sharpies always look cheap. even the metallic paint markers. and yeah, it does rub off over time, even if you barely touch the area.

    just buy a REAL paint marker.
     
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    They make silver Sharpie? My life is complete.
     
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    i used them on my bee...i think it turns out ok
     
  17. videriant

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    Nice. Nice if you mod the legs and missile storage. Yoiink
     
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    Something tells me that once you start doing this it becomes addictive.
     
  19. ersico

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    yes...i did it to bee, then some on ransack, sideswipe, wheelie.....................and rampage..lol
     
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    I used a silver sharpie on my ROTF Leader Prime's smokestacks and they look amazing.
     

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