Minor/Repaint: ROTF Sideways repaint help/tips needed

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  1. DedSecHax

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    Hi, I'm new to this repainting of TF figures and I wanted to repaint my ROTF Deluxe Class Sideways but only the vehicle mode to have it more movie accurate, my Sideways appears to be the darker grey version as shown in the image image.jpg and I want to hand paint it in silver and then the hood, top and a bit of the back black. Now I'm using Testors Acrylics Black and Silver and I'm wondering whether I should paint the entire car black as the basecoat and then silver and then black on the certain parts or can I just start to paint the silver and black now without adding the basecoat.

    Thanks a lot :) 
    EDIT: I can only upload 1 image from my phone for some reason, but that's the Sideways I've got.
     
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    If anything, I'd suggest taking the shorter route and finding a lighter version, and then using the Reprolabels set - this is what I did and he looks great.

    As for painting it anyway, I've very rarely bothered with basecoats on my figures and they've mostly turned out fine, but perhaps someone with greater knowledge on the topic can chime in.
     
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    I did one of these a few years ago!
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    Generally when you lay down silver you want to put a coat of black underneath it. It helps it shine a little more believe it or not. I do this a lot when I hand paint silver.

    That said, with this mold I'd really recommend taking it apart and using spray paint. The vehicle bits mostly separate from everything else which makes it incredibly quick and easy. Also, when hand painting large areas it is massively difficult to avoid streaking and uneven paint and it's terribly time consuming.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys! :D  and I didn't even know there was a reprolabels set for him but I noticed the silver on the sticker doesn't really match with the lighter version anyway
     
  6. DedSecHax

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    Actually, for the basecoating spray paint black, what type of spray paint brand should I use? Does it matter which, in my garage there's a can of White Knight Rust Guard black spray paint, but I'm a bit sceptical to use it because of "rust guard" being in the name and it doesn't mention anything about being able to use it on plastic. Or should I purchase a can of spray paint that specialises on plastic? I may purchase the Sideways reprolabel for the black parts so no black paint will show anyway
     
  7. wirth

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    Here is my version..wow, its like 5 years ago..i think i should back to paint tf figures again lol

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Every spray paints should works..im using tamiya..the black is pearl black..i forgot the white one to be honest..but its your preferences..

    I also using reprolabels stickers..but i carefully cut the audi logo and line..so the black hood is paint rather than full stickers..and the stickers i applied was the grill lamp, license plate, fuel tanks and some details in the door..
     
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