Customs: Need help for a project.

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  1. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    I´m planing to get a second Op revoltech and paint him just like my signature (Green Lantern Optimus Prime)

    So what kind of paint shoud I use? There´s a model shop near my house so getting the paints will be easy, just tell me names or brands so i can use for reference.
     
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    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Tamiya has a lot of military colors like olive drab which I think would look great here is a link to their Site
    Please show us the finished product as I think it will come out looking very cool.

    Edit* FYI, if you do go with Tamiya, make sure you buy the ones with XF at the beginning as those are the flat paints.
     
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    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Thanks. i think this is a simple repaint, since it´s a small figure and easy to take apart and assemble again.
     
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    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    very cool sig....do you by any chance have a full body shot of lantern prime?
     
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    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

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    I agree on the use of Tamiya paints.

    Just wanted to add, I used to buy the X-? and XF-? and mix them to get a semi-gloss but now I just cover them with a semi-gloss, clear coat, to protect the paint. Semi-gloss is the sheen that the plastic usually has. I also mix, different colors, to get the shade I want. So having plenty of colors, helps.

    Another note: Tamiya ia Acrylic paint and that is what you want to use on any of the, flexible/pvc, type plastics. Enamel paint will not dry on those types and I think the Revoltechs are that kind.
    Good luck.
     
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    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    So i figured what i need for the project:

    pincels (a large one and a small one)
    Green paint (light)
    Black paint
    White paint.

    Am I missing something?
     
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    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    A good sealer like krylon so you can put him in cool action poses without the worry of aint chipping.
     

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