Customs: which paints?

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  1. SoundWave2007

    SoundWave2007 Well-Known Member

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    i would like to do some repaints of my own and would like to know which primers/paints are the best for the type of plastic used with the new classics line.
    i have worked alot in the past with citadel paints and primers but not sure how well those paints would work with these toys.

    thanks :D 
     
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    fschuler Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    I prefer to use acrylics myself. I've used Citadel paints a couple times, but the Testors acrylics are cheaper and work really well...and I never even use primer.

    Others have had a lot of success with Krylon Fusion paints, but I still think that the acrylics are far easier to work with and still give a great finish and decent adhesion.
     
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    I prefer to use acrylics myself. I've used Citadel paints a couple times, but the Testors acrylics are cheaper and work really well...and I never even use primer.

    Others have had a lot of success with Krylon Fusion paints, but I still think that the acrylics are far easier to work with and still give a great finish and decent adhesion.
     
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    I'll second that. Testor's Model Master Acryl are my paint of choice, too. If you find a really good shopthat carries the ENTIRE line, it's almost impossible to NOT match a color or find something unique color-wise.

    Shawn
     
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    I'll second that. Testor's Model Master Acryl are my paint of choice, too. If you find a really good shopthat carries the ENTIRE line, it's almost impossible to NOT match a color or find something unique color-wise.

    Shawn
     
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    I've been saying this a lot lately...

    Walmart acrylic paints and brushes...

    Seal with a semi-gloss sealer...

    No need to sand or primer...may take a few coats though if lighter color on darker plastic...don't apply too heavy and you can speed the drying process up with a hair dryer...

    Easy to remove if you mess up...(pre-sealer)...
     
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    I've been saying this a lot lately...

    Walmart acrylic paints and brushes...

    Seal with a semi-gloss sealer...

    No need to sand or primer...may take a few coats though if lighter color on darker plastic...don't apply too heavy and you can speed the drying process up with a hair dryer...

    Easy to remove if you mess up...(pre-sealer)...
     

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