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06-24-2012, 01:42 PM
Well, this is still a work in progress-I've had to sand the arm holes to better seal the front and back together.-Also the helmet needs to be repainted,since this picture was taken, I took all the sky blue paint off-it shouldn't have paint on the ridge between the helmet and face plate.Who ever said ARAH parts were universaly commpatable was wrong! This is my first ARAH custom. Do any of you have tips on painting vintage? Do you take 'em apart then paint 'em? What's your method?
06-24-2012, 01:58 PM
DUDE!!! Those colors kick ASS! I love me some ARAH customs!! I need to make some as well!!
06-24-2012, 02:46 PM
It is looking cool. Yes, take him apart. Wash all the parts, make the mods and then paint. Yeah, not all the parts are 100% compatibles, some need some sanding, some need a bit of epoxy putty.
06-24-2012, 10:43 PM
Do you use acrylic paint?
06-24-2012, 11:29 PM
Like the ARAH Shoutback. Great custom.
Who ever said ARAH parts were universaly commpatable was wrong! This is my first ARAH custom. Do any of you have tips on painting vintage? Do you take 'em apart then paint 'em? What's your method?
I don't think anybody said that they're Universally compatible...but they are all based on the same structural buck and any differences are usually minor and pretty easy to fix...
A lot of ARAH customizers will completely disassemble a figure and use spray paint as a base coat. Spray paint is generally more durable on joints.
also sanding the shoulders and elbows helps with paint chipping there.
Use high quality acrylic paint (Tamiya, Games Workshop, Testors acryl, etc) The Craft quality (apple barrel, etc) stuff from Walmart
I like the colors you're going with...I think I'd prefer to see the figure's body look a bit more like an AVAC, or Vapor...but i think that head is a great choice for flying the blue Firebat.
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