Minor/Repaint: Want to make custom G1 Nemesis Prime

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  1. MrNegiGeneration3000

    MrNegiGeneration3000 Well-Known Member

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    I want to repaint a reissue G1 Optimus Prime into Nemesis Prime but I have no experience with customising and no equipment or paint. I know I'd need to strip the die cast paint but not sure with what, paint everything black (I don't know if I need spray paint for painting plastic or acrylic paint or some other paint) which might prove a challenge because I think I won't be able to completely disassemble the figure because of the legs being difficult to remove without getting damaged.
    How should I approach this? Should I even attempt it?
     
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    imo if you dont have an air brush i wouldnt do this custom. you cant really take aprt the figure for rattle can paint and hand painting will result in streaky mess on huge areas.
     
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    Would taping over the chrome and then using spray painting work or is that only for die cast?
     
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    it could work but if you cant take the figure apart then you risk areas pooling up paint and making a mess
     
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    So my best bet is to tape up the chrome and then using an airbrush. Hmm, I don't think it's worth all that effort haha
     
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    the chrome you can just repaint back on
     
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    Would I use a chrome pen for that?
     
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    or chrome paint
     
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    Thanks for your help!
     
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    There are black ko's of G1 Optimus Prime on EBay. Only thing is they're from China and I'd be wary of ordering anything online with the pandemic.