Customs: what paint for combiner peg-heads? enamel?

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Blot, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Blot

    Blot Terrorcon

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Posts:
    1,399
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +20
    I generally use acrylics when painting figs but it seems to very easily scrape off when the peg-head is plugged into the socket and removed. Will enamel work better? Any other tips?
     
  2. grimlockprime

    grimlockprime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Posts:
    2,513
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +25
    i don't think any kind of paint is going to help you with this problem.because it is a consistent paint rub area b/c of the interlocking limbs there is no real way to prevent paint rub there.
     
  3. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    7,528
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +4
    Yeah, best thing is just to get some connectors that are in a good colour. Lego is great for such things, almost every colour under the rainbow.
     
  4. grimlockprime

    grimlockprime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Posts:
    2,513
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +25
    could dye them
     
  5. trex5000

    trex5000 Autobot

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Posts:
    825
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    try sanding and using a stain....you'd have to do some trial and error to get the the color you want...but dont trial and error on the figure your working on...cause you'll probably only have one shot at getting it right...
     
  6. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    19,337
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +4
    What exactly are you doing? I keep thinking that you're trying to paint the peg heads on a G1 combiner. Is this correct? If so, dying is the best option. For modern combiners, the best option is choosing a joint, peg, or socket color that best matches your desired palette. Painting joints, pegs, and sockets is never a good idea because of the obvious rub issues.
     
  7. Blot

    Blot Terrorcon

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Posts:
    1,399
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +20
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Some cheap KO combiner limbs have blank unpainted faces which could use a little touch-up--so I'm not worried about ruining anything. Some original G1 figs I have which have paint are a little worn, but that's after decades of play, not after one connection and removal so I was wondering if my issue is the paint.
     
  8. Tigermegatron

    Tigermegatron Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Posts:
    2,027
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +3
    how about using satin base paint
     

Share This Page