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  1. EvaUnit13

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    I need help, I'm such a noob at painting. I was painting my movie Prime(trying to get it to look more movie accurate) and some of the paint spilled into the grooves(that's what I call those fine lines you detail with markers) How do I get it out? Will a screwdriver work? Also, post your own ?s here
     
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    Just so you know, we have a full thread devoted to kitbashing questions; it's at the top of this forum.

    As for getting the paint of out those grooves, I think we need to know more in order to help you. What type of paint were you using? Where on Prime were you painting (i.e., which section of "grooves?")
     
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    Just so you know, we have a full thread devoted to kitbashing questions; it's at the top of this forum.

    As for getting the paint of out those grooves, I think we need to know more in order to help you. What type of paint were you using? Where on Prime were you painting (i.e., which section of "grooves?")
     
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    Thanks, I'll check there later.
    I was using Testors enamel while the brush was wet. The grooves were on the upper thigh where the blue is.
     
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    Thanks, I'll check there later.
    I was using Testors enamel while the brush was wet. The grooves were on the upper thigh where the blue is.
     
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    All right, two more quesions, then I think I can help:

    - Which version of movie Prime? The leader-class version?
    - Is that blue area painted blue, or is it molded blue plastic?
     
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    All right, two more quesions, then I think I can help:

    - Which version of movie Prime? The leader-class version?
    - Is that blue area painted blue, or is it molded blue plastic?
     
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    -Leader Prime
    -I was painting on the gray plastic, with blue paint already on there
     
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    -Leader Prime
    -I was painting on the gray plastic, with blue paint already on there
     
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    All right, this might be difficult.

    If you take some of the enamel thinner (the "brush cleaner") and dab it onto a wad of kleenex or paper towels, you can try wiping off as much of the spilled paint as you can. I'd suggest doing it relatively lightly; you can take off the Hasbro factory-appplied paint if you push down or rub thoroughly with the enamel thinner.

    You could also play around with wrapping a fine point - like the end of a pencil or the side of a notecard - with some paper towels, then dabbing those paper towels into the enamel thinner. You could use that fine edge to go into the grooves and try and get the paint to come out.

    I've got to warn you - fix-ups like this are not going to result in a complete turnaround. You're probably going to end up with some smudges and some of the paint still left over. To be absolutely honest, it's difficult to fix a mistake like that without taking off the factory-applied paint. Best of luck.
     
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    All right, this might be difficult.

    If you take some of the enamel thinner (the "brush cleaner") and dab it onto a wad of kleenex or paper towels, you can try wiping off as much of the spilled paint as you can. I'd suggest doing it relatively lightly; you can take off the Hasbro factory-appplied paint if you push down or rub thoroughly with the enamel thinner.

    You could also play around with wrapping a fine point - like the end of a pencil or the side of a notecard - with some paper towels, then dabbing those paper towels into the enamel thinner. You could use that fine edge to go into the grooves and try and get the paint to come out.

    I've got to warn you - fix-ups like this are not going to result in a complete turnaround. You're probably going to end up with some smudges and some of the paint still left over. To be absolutely honest, it's difficult to fix a mistake like that without taking off the factory-applied paint. Best of luck.
     
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    Thanks, Ops. Worked wonders on it.
     
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    Thanks, Ops. Worked wonders on it.
     
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