Customs: painting from newbie!

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  1. paramedicprime

    paramedicprime Well-Known Member

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    i really wanna start customizing so i thought id do a simple repaint! my question is when you paint a transformer do you have to completely take it apart to paint it? what are some of thew ways you guys go about repainting? thanks for any input!
     
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    If your afraid to take it apart, cause you might can't get it back right, you can do some masking on the parts you don't want to paint on. Go to the link of Ryoku that's a ton of tutorials.

    Happy customizing! =D
     
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    Thank you very much for your post :) 

    Typically, I'd recommend trying to disassemble the figure apart as much as possible. It often will make your painting much easier.
     
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    I would get used to taking figures apart. When I do that myself, I either make a video of myself taking it apart or take plenty of close up pics to use as a guide when putting back together - works like a charm!
     
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    A good tip for taking apart anything wish tiny screws here. Put the screws onto a magnet to hold them. They are fairly secure and you don't have to worry about loosing them.
     
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    Honestly, I typically return the screws to their respective holes directly after dis-assembly. You can always take masking tape and place over them if you're not wanting paint on them. Typically the screws can be several different sizes on one mold, and it's the best way to assure they return to where they're supposed to go :) 
     
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    I choose the rit dye color method.
     

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