Customs: Paint touch up recommendations for MP40?

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  1. Gamerlingual

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    the damage. Any brands of touch up paint suggestions to buy? Really would help. Willing to practice with this guy. Thanks in advance.
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    Pick up some bottles of Testor's Model Master in black and white, and mix them in a bottlecap or something until the shade matches.
    I'd probably strip the paint and redo the whole thing, then shield it with Future Finish...
     
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    Thank you. Next step is to see what types of paint brushes or any other art supplies in order to try to get this operation done.
     
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    I think... 90% isopropyl alcohol to strip the paint, a brush (your local hobby shop should have some starter sets), Future Finish (AKA Pledge Multi-Surface Finish) or some other topcoat, and something to thin the paint with (probably also Future Finish). Maybe some toothpicks for mixing paint too.

    Oh and the bottlecap. The bottlecap is key to this entire operation.
     
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    Thanks. Gonna be a rough ride. Seems like getting a backup won’t be a bad idea. But I need to learn this skill. People like you and @TigerBlade are inspirations.

    Anyone else have any ideas feel free. Thank you again to all.
     
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    Anyone else have any ideas feel free. Thank you again to all.[/QUOTE]
    Of all the "improvements" I made to this mold, the simplest and most effective was adding the waist slider that brought the hips forward, if you want to some light kitbashing. Can be done with an exacto knife and a ruler.
     
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    I would go with one of two options:
    1# Do what Agamus said.(Best options)
    2# Remove the paint and paint it silver(Meh option)
     
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    If you go the touch up route, try a test paint on a similar material to see how it dries. From my experience, paint can "troll" you by looking like a different shade of the color when it's wet versus dry.
     

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