Customs: Need help selecting a paint

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  1. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Hey guys, I need help selecting a silver paint for a custom job. Its pretty much just minor paint apps. I'm looking to add some silver to some Transformers and some GI Joes. I've used silver paint in the past that tends to get ugly ater touching it when its dry. I need something that's going to look good and not come off.
     
  2. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    I recommend enamel silvers. the metallics look more brilliant than acrylics. (how many people knew I was going to say this???)

    Try testors Model Master series, they have about 6 shades of "silver" in enamel. I usually use the one called "silver" though if needing a lighter shade, use one called "chrome silver"

    they are goofy with their names. Yesterday, they were out of flat white, so I bought "Panel Flat White" ...which is also... flat white?!?
     
  3. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    i did not know you were going to say that :poke  i agree with F/R however the only way i know of to keep it from doing the soft touch thing is to thin it down and stir it every time you open it to use it. shaking the bottle does not mix metallics proper at all or any oil base enamel for that matter.

    be warned though thin enamels are tricky to use if you are not used to them
     
  4. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    oh now... Now I'm getting worried. I hope I don't need much skill to paint an area the size of a pinky nail..
     
  5. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    I like Tamiya silver paints, they are pretty durable too. Used them on my first custom and that stuff is still looking nice over a year later.
     
  6. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Where would I go to get the Tamiya paints? They available at Michaels or Walmart?
     
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    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Most hobby shops(Not walmart or Michael's, sorry) carry them, they are readily available on ebay and online shops as well if you can wait a few days for shipping.
     
  8. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Can you name me a couple of good reliable online stores?
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    MisterArt.com is pretty good.

    You could also use automotive paint as well.
     
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    michaels sell testors silver. it's $1.26 a bottle, should try it.
    dude you live in San Diego, there's a kick ass hobby shop on Miramar Road
     
  11. underwear-ninja

    underwear-ninja Eats Gobots for breakfast

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    Like others have said, Enamels are the way to go for metalics (and I typically use acryllics in general) Just be careful when you apply clear-coats- make sure it'll cover enamels. Some don't and it'll eat off the enamel paint.

    In terms of hobby shops- I dunno if its in your area but have you ever tried Hobby Lobby? They're pretty nice.
     

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