Need some help with Tetra Squadron custom

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  1. KNG SNKE

    KNG SNKE Well-Known Member

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    For those of you that custom paint I'm looking for recommendations.

    I just picked up 3 misb impossible toys thundercrackers. I would like to paint them to look like the Rainmakers. I have never done a custom before but I have spray paint experience regarding custom headlights and taillights for cars.

    Has anyone painted these before? If so do you have any tips?

    What spray paints will get me closest to the cartoon?

    My intent is to disassemble as much as possible. Paint them. Then transform once into tetra jet mode for the foreseeable future. If it goes well I'll do a hotlink and maybe the second blue one in the photo.
     

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    I've never done anything like this before, but I have some ideas from the boards. If the paint on the figure is shiny or rough, maybe try sanding it. Then disassemble, group parts by color, prime, then paint or dye.
     
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    There’s so many different ways to customize a figure. I would check out somarriba333 on you tube for examples on dry brushing a figure. His are all done by drybrushing on a black primer and they look sweet. I’ve just completed 2 of the Constructicons this way and really love the way they turned out. I used a citadel paint system for mine. Reason why I’m recommending this style is I think the tetra seekers would look awesome this way.
     
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    They are slightly glossy so I may have to hit them with a light grit sand paper before the primer. I'm not sure dying will work for this project. The colors of the rainmakers are very vibrant.

    I'll check it out. I'm open for options.
     
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    Any recommendations for dying? I ended up with the sunstorms so orange body. Should I dye them a base color prior to painting? I doubt I could due them to the final color.
     
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    Be extremely careful with transparent/clear parts. Test with something else before dying the seekers.
     
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    I don't believe he has any clear parts.
     
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