What To Use For Detailing/Touch Ups?

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  1. Metal Chaos

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    So what does someone use for detailing and touching up Transformers and other figures? I had heard paint sharpies were the perfect thing to use. Is this true? What does everyone else use?
     
  2. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    I use regular Sharpies, mechanical pencils for panel lining, and a fine tipped paintbrush.
     
  3. Metal Chaos

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    So what tip Sharpies do I need? Are there any better packages of sharpies such as a pack that comes with all the colors? All I found as walmart were packs with either ultra fine or fine and I never came across any silver Sharpies, mostly black, red, blue and green.
     
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    Silver Sharpies are fairly new, they came out a month or two ago.
     
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    I've yet to do it, but I've been thinking recently about going over my Classics with the Gundam lining pen, or the greying-brown brushtip one to detail the lines.

    PS: I need to pick up a Silver Sharpie for Ironhide. Maybe Cyclonus as well if I decide against the Henkei one.
     
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    sharpie markers!! the small pen like ones, you can get em at craft stores in virtually any color, but I just stick to black and silver, those are the only two I find that will go on nice and keep their original color/opacity. If you try taking a red sharpie over blue, it won't look good,
     
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    The one I've had for over a year now begs to differ.

    Sharpies can work really well for small areas. They don't always have a smooth finish, though - it's sometimes possible to see the individual marker strokes on a Sharpied coloring job. That's why, when possible, I prefer using Testors gloss paint with a fine tip brush. It usually goes on more smoothly and, frankly, looks better. It is more prone to rubbing off than Sharpies, though, which can be a concern.
     
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    I had the silver sharpies over 3 years ago. :D 
     
  9. Metal Chaos

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    Just picked me up some Sharpies last night, a 5 pack with 2 black, 1 red, 1 blue, 1 green and a free purple one came in that pack and a 2 pack with 2 Metallic, Silver, markers.

    Detailed Universe Prowl's launchers and they look loads better with silver tipped missiles than they did all white, then I touched up Universe Razorclaw's chest where the 2 back claws are as they were somewhat scratched now he looks better.
     
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    Mechanical pencils for panel lining? I'll have to try that. :) 
     
  11. Nightwind

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    Yeah, it's a tip I picked up a while ago. It works really well on light-colored figures and is really easy to clean off if you mess up! :) 
     
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    I take most of my Sharpies from work, not like Microsoft cares. But we don't get silver ones.
     

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