|04-22-2009, 10:34 PM||#21|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Just remember, everyone will have a different opinion on best techniques, best tools, best brands, etc. But YOUR best bet is to just experiment. Take some figures that you have extras of, or figures you don't want, even if they aren't Joes, and just experiment with them.
There is no substitute for experience. I'm willing to bet that none of the amazing works you see here on this site were done without hours of practice and work by the creator to get to the point where they are today. Sure, every now and then you'll see a 'prodigy' come up where they start creating gold right from the start. But I'm sure that most people will tell you that the first figure, first 10 figures, maybe more that they created were total crap.
Now selling custom cast parts in my eBay store
|04-22-2009, 10:38 PM||#22|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Staten Island Transplant (Currently: Hollywood, FL)
|04-22-2009, 10:58 PM||#23|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego
I had heard some of these brand names thrown around but have been unable to find any of them. I knew the ones I mentioned before were not of quality for customizing as I had found out about twelve years ago when I tried to make my Indy fig. (It looks like crap and is still around here somewhere...)
I guess I'll have to find a gaming shop unless you can recommend a site to acquire said paints...
|04-22-2009, 11:19 PM||#24|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In the Land that Time Forgot
I agree Tamiya paints are awesome...there is actually a place called Hobbytown by my house and they are the only place I can actually find them "in store"
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|04-22-2009, 11:27 PM||#25|
plastic crack addict
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: wanamingo mn
was there ever a definitive answer on sealers mine keep coming out too shiny?
|04-22-2009, 11:57 PM||#26|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Manila, Philippines
Gunze Sangyo paints are also good you can get them in various Gundam set colors that would might have same color palettes on some Joe and Cobra characters. Also they are cheaper than Tamiya paints too.
Gundam Markers are good for fixing sloppy paint applications on some figs. These markers come on good selections too, they have the Gundam Marker Color Sets, the Weathering Set which is good for your vehicles and the Real Touch Color for basic panel lining and weathering.
Experiment first, try it first on some fodder figs you have...
and practice, practice, practice...
|04-23-2009, 12:35 AM||#27|
Cranky Tanky Says So
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Topeka Kansas Blah!!
ok this is for those who hate painting joints recently i have been using RIT dye to figures that i want a basic color scheme like black or green or even red use this stuff to dye the figure and its joints
then use reg testors acyrlics to do detail work you end up with a very posable playable figure with no paint rub!!!
theres a link somwhere i will find it
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