Customs: My first repaint, tip please!

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  1. Tigertrack

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    Got a couple of questions. I'm thinking about doing my first repaint soon. It'll be the ROTF Sideways figure. I've always loved the Audi R8 and I love them in white. I plan on taking him apart as much as I can and paint the car body parts pearl white. I also plan on having a couple of his robot parts chromed and gold-plated.
    Has anybody had experience with this figure and how hard is he to take apart and re-assemble?
    ANY tips and suggestions is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Really? 20 views and nobody has any tips for my first custom?
     
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    Im not a pro customizer like some of the members on here, but its good that you plan on taking it apart. It makes it alot easier to paint, i did that with my second. Also make sure to soak with warm water and soap. Make sure to keep all your screws and stuff together in a bag. and most importantly take your time...I have a hard time with this one, but make sure that you dont rush yourself,let the paint dry completely before applying another coat. I know those arent crazy awesome tips, but gneral things to remember that will help.
     
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    Those tip's I've learned from building model cars. Patients is my hardest lesson. I see it in my head, and it's perfect. But it's getting from my head, to my hands and in real life that's the pain.
    If I send some parts to Chrome-Tech USA for chrome-plating that will force my patients as I'll have to wait for the parts to come back anyway.
    Unfortunately, I have not yet stepped into the world of air-brushing despite my brother keep telling me how much better my finishes will be. Still, I've been proud of last years models.
    I just wonder if the figure I've chosen will be difficult to put together. Taking things apart has always been easy. It's putting it back together again that's going to be a pain in the ass. Especially with paint and chrome that can potentially chip off.
    One reason I've chosen this figure, is he's still cheap and easy to find. I'm not going to use the one I currently have as I want to keep him as is.
    Plan on getting a second one for this custom job. Going to rename this white dude SnowDrift and he'll become an Autobot.
    Thank's for replying. Wish more pro's will step in.
     
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    I'd advise going to our Tutorials section and do some reading first :wink: 
     

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