Painting the new RID Megatron

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  1. mingl86

    mingl86 Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm going to try it. I'm planning on using a Testor's enamel paint marker as the primary color. This will be my first major repaint of a figure and I was wondering if you guys had any tips. (I'm not sure if this belongs in the Radicons forums since I haven't actually done anything yet). Will anyone with experience let me know if the paint marker is the way to go or if I should go out to hobby lobby and get some model paint.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    TornadoQuakeX Decepti-Creep

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    I'm no expert radicon, but I was actually just painting him today and I just used Testors Enamel Aluminum. Kinda wished I used a base coat of black to make the aluminum a bit darker, but it looks fine.
     
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    Okay I think I'm going to get some brushes and testors acrylic. I plan on doing a dark (black or dark gray) wash and going over it in silver. If I use acrylic paint, should I seal it with Future Finish? Or would that be unnecessary?
     
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    Depends on the finish you're looking for. In my experience Future leaves a glossy finish.
     
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    I'm going for the gunmetal look like in the show so maybe i'll hold off on the Future.
     

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