What is the best paint to use?

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  1. Toei

    Toei Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to get a friend of mine to paint my Scowl as Doryu. But she needs to know what the best paint to use is.

    Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. wolverenz

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    If your asking about brands, I usually go with Tamiya acrylics or Testors Enamel, acrylics are better from my experience. Good luck!
     
  3. Toei

    Toei Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advise. I asked her and I'm waiting to hear back from her.
     
  4. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    Keep testors, or any enamels far away from that thing.

    Best thing to do would be to take the whole thing apart, and paint it using an airbrush.
     
  5. Orodruin

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    I've used Games Workshops paints for my little projects and they work quite nicely. Though I'm pretty certain Valkysas knows better than I do so I'd listen to him over me.
     
  6. Valkysas

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    Games Workshop/citadel paint is great, I've used them before. Good stuff.
     
  7. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't always paint toys, but when I do, I use Citadel.
     
  8. Overhaulimus

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    I use Tamiya and GamesWorkshop, that's just my preference.
     
  9. Toei

    Toei Well-Known Member

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    Good advice. Thanks.
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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  11. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    I use testors, taimya and model masters. I think it's a situation where mix and match to find what's right works. All have some bad colors that apply bad and all have good. I just read through what people say as far as what worked.

    I also use Krylon fusion for the under coats
     
  12. Jericho

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    I use Testors Model Master Acrylics and Vallejo - which is fastly becoming my preferred paint.
     
  13. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    I also use Krylon Fusion for basecoats as Fishdirt said.
     
  14. djstarscream

    djstarscream g1 nut

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    paint job

    hi i want to do some customs tf what is the best paint to use on the transformers universe seekers?
     
  15. QmTablit

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    There's a Radicons General Discussion section more suited for this type of question.

    But that said, really any type of paint made for plastics will work. From modeling paint to Krylon Fusion spray cans.

    There is no "best," simply a matter of preference.
     
  16. Bountyan

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    I use Games Workshop Citadels. But I don't know if it's "best."
     
  17. Rexidus

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    Games Workshop, Testors, and Tamiya are all paints used often by people it seems.

    Also check the Radicons for tutorials.
     
  18. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    I use Krylon and Molotow. I've used the latter even at -30 degree celcius surroundings. I never had a problem and doesn't chip off or run. Smooth painting. I also recommend their finish of course.
     
  19. optimusfan

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    Moving to radicons discussion. Good luck! :thumb 
     
  20. djstarscream

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    thanks guys
     

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