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Re: Question about painting figurines
Date: 4/15/14 3:51 pm
In Response To: Re: Question about painting figurines (Nikko B201)

: You'll want some masking tape to block off parts you don't want to make
: purple. I've also heard of people sanding off the existing paint before
: repainting, though I'm not sure how vital that is.

Yeah, sanding is absolutely vital.
You'll want to sand it smooth and patch any dings or dents with filler.

For the next part, you'll want to set up a clean room or something. Nothing too fancy, just some drop cloths and a box fan to evacuate the fumes. I've seen some people go to the trouble of running all the incoming air through a furnace filter, but I feel that a meter-square patch of muslin does the job fine enough.
Apply primer, sand it smooth again with something north of 480 grit, then wash it down with acetone.

For paint, I recommend a base-coat clear-coat setup. It's almost as hardy as the old stoving enamels, yet it's child's play to get a good looking coat.

Note: The above assumes that painting models isn't all that different from painting cars. Your mileage may vary.

Messages In This Thread

Question about painting figurinesBeorn4/15/14 1:49 pm
     Re: Question about painting figurinesNikko B2014/15/14 3:25 pm
           Re: Question about painting figurinesQuirel4/15/14 3:51 pm
                 Re: Question about painting figurinesVincent4/15/14 7:58 pm
                       Re: Question about painting figurinesBeorn4/18/14 12:21 pm

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