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Paint question for customisers

Post by Shocka on Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:04 pm

To the customisers on the forums - what paint do you recommend using for action figure customs? Do the paints you use have to be sealed?

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Post by sher1888 on Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:16 pm

I have not customozied but painted gundams will try soon.I used tomy's paint brand from japan cost around $50 bucks each mettalic colors.


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Post by BoloMusashi on Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:47 pm

I used acrylic paints (water-based) and purchased these from hobby stores. Enamel paints (oil-based) don't bond well with the plastics used with action figures - tacky once applied. I didn't bother using any sealer with my custom.

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Post by The Scream Man on Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:10 pm

i usually use Citadels from Games workshop.

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Re: Paint question for customisers

Post by Shocka on Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:15 pm

Do the Citadel paints need to be sealed?

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Post by The Scream Man on Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:56 pm

They seal themselves.

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Post by Artistix on Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:57 pm

The paint work on Screamy's customs looks a lot better than many I have seen.

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Re: Paint question for customisers

Post by sher1888 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:25 am

GamesWorkshop paint that cost $108 buck as a whole set. I forgot to tell you and very good quality.

If you molding hairs or guns use epoxy


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Re: Paint question for customisers

Post by DroothR on Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:11 pm

BoloMusashi wrote:I used acrylic paints (water-based) and purchased these from hobby stores. Enamel paints (oil-based) don't bond well with the plastics used with action figures - tacky once applied.
This is the one rule you need.

As long as you're using acrylics, it's generally all good.

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Re: Paint question for customisers

Post by Shocka on Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:25 pm

Thanks for the input guys - I still have a lot of my old Games Workshop paints from my 40k/Necromunda days, I will buy some more to go with those Smile

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