Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Rumble02, Jan 5, 2006.
What type of paints does one usually use to repaint a figure?
I use acrylics. Then usually go over it with an enamel spray to protect it so it can be handled without worrying about the paint wearing off too badly.
Never use enamels. They usually don't dry properly (especially on pvc, aka "soft" plastic, like what the small Gundam figures are made out of, or the soft bits on Vector Prime), and they wear off pretty easily just from normal handling.
Acrylics are more...I dunno how to put it. Acrylics are like putting a skin of plastic on the figure, but it comes off easily without a protecting coat of some kind. But, they are water soluble, and dry a lot more quickly (often within minutes) so they're easy to work with.
But yeah...long story short: Acrylics.
I like acryllic enamels, especially Testors. Both the standard and Model Master line. Future floor polish makes a good durable clear coat, for them.
Most of the kitbashers preffer to use Krylon Fusion.
I've used auto touch up paint. At least here, it dries as fast as acrylic and stays on as well as enamel. Some people like dying them and just painting details. I haven't tried that yet though.
Can anyone here reccomend a good enamel top coat? I have been told that Minwax Aerosol Urithane is a good way to go.
Acrylics usually (Testors or Tamiya), but I've also used Testors Enamels.
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