Customs: Paint matching the ROTF toys? easy fixes?

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  1. Grimwing

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    Apologies if this seems a bit basic. I just was'nt sure where to look.

    I bought ROTF Leader Optimus Prime. He may have been the best condition one the store had but I need to fill in some of the blue flames that were scrached (lower leg) and a small blue spec on his face that needs to be silver.

    It seems so perfect otherwise I was hopeing to hear a easy solution. Perhaps a recommened brand choice in paint pens? If paint pens are adequate.

    -Thank You Radicons
     
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    Well, the silver on his faceplate is and easy match of testors acrylic sliver, but blue flames on his lower legs?? I'm thinking you meant red?? If you did I used testors insignia red I believe..?? Idk I'd have to check that to be sure, but I'm like 95%. And if you did, tamiya gloss red would probably work well also. If not better. I haven't tried it yet because I need to thin moine out with some rubbing alcohol.

    Edit: if you meant the blue flames on the wheel wells, then try a base of standard blue with a blue metal flake... I think that's what I used.. I combined my 2 bottles and I can't remember the name of it, but I'd try that combo on a scrap piece of plastic first.
     
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    Yeah the wheel wells have the blue flames. I wasn't specific enough.

    Thanks for the valuable support OMEGAPRIME1983. Sounds brilliant.

    Do acrylic paint markers fail for this kind of stuff?

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    Acrylic.... Markers??? Uhm... Huuuuuuhhh???? They make acrylic markers????
     
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    I actually used a silver sharpie for a small spot on Leader Op's face and it looks fine
     
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