Customs: Which are better for painting tf's

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  1. Drift

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    I'm looking to paint legends onslaught into countdown, which are better, acrylics or enamels. Also, any other tips.
     
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    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    For that particular figure, Enamels should work alright.

    However, Acrylics are much easier to work with, not requiring toxic thinners to thin the paint or clean your tools, and drying to the touch much quicker (you should still wait at least overnight for them to cure, though).

    Note that on soft plastic parts, enamels will never dry. They'll forever remain messy and tacky.
     
  3. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Both will work, but it comes down to preference. Sounds like you're just getting started, so I highly recommend trying both on a junker and seeing what you like. Or stop in a hobby shop and ask the owner for some advice. They love that shit.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is very good advice. :thumb 

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    Also, while each artist here may have their preferences, this (or any other thread) isn't one to be adamant and argumentative about which is better. God knows we've had enough of that already.
     
  5. QmTablit

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    Enamels SUCK!!!1!five

    Just kidding.

    I use acrylics simply because Tamiya sprays and bottles are easily available in my area, and I've become somewhat comfortable using them.

    As was said before, it's all just a preference call. Because of certain conditions in your area (availability, cost, weather, etc.), one may just work better than the other for you.
     
  6. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    ive used both, and kinda prefer acrylics cuz i dont inhale tons of fumes, plus they thin with water [easily available in most areas] and with the right technique you dont get brush strokes
     

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