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Old 09-04-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Looking for Customizing Advice/Guidance

Hi all,

I managed to pick up a second Boss and Fixer GH two pack. Now I want to try to kit them out in Sev and Scorch colours. What type of paint would you think work best on GH? Any help would be welcome.

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Old 09-05-2010, 12:07 AM   #2
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Re: Looking for Customizing Advice/Guidance

Testor model paints are and excellent cheap way to start. The model master is a little more money, but it's hard to tell why they are better. Maybe they work better in an airbrush. A light coat of primer could help too. Krylon spray paints for plastic from walmart are quite good if you have removed the original paint apps. Just not to thick as you can lose some of the detail.

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Old 09-05-2010, 12:40 AM   #3
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:27 AM   #4
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Is this for Star Wars figures ?

Then I would suggest this > http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsao...ntingTips.html
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:52 AM   #5
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That last link was awesome.

Here's what I want to do:

Original Boss and Fixer



I want to change them to:

Sev


Scorch
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:08 PM   #6
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Yeah then use brush on acrylics.
Avoid any enamels and spray paint as it will not dry on softer plastics used on Star Wars(and GI Joe) figures
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:30 PM   #7
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I envy you guys that have the time and skill to do this.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:02 PM   #8
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The easiest way to start is to go to a games workshop. They have the right brushes and paints but all the paints are matt finish and a little pricey. If there is a place that sells gundams near you then I would recommend Tamiya paints, they are an acrylic but you can get gloss and s/g colours. The hardest part will be to make the orange parts on boss white. Try a white primer from G.M. or Tamiya. Do several light coats until you get white, patients is the key here. It might be easier to wait until they release Sev and Scorch eventually and work on an alpha squad instead.

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Old 01-14-2011, 09:53 AM   #9
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Does the boil and pop method work for decapitating DCUC figures as well as it does for the 3.75 lines?
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:31 PM   #10
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Re: Looking for Customizing Advice/Guidance

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Hi all,

I managed to pick up a second Boss and Fixer GH two pack. Now I want to try to kit them out in Sev and Scorch colours. What type of paint would you think work best on GH? Any help would be welcome.

Thanks.
I'd highly recommend either Tamiya (for base coating), or Vallejo paints (for detailed work, dry brushing, etc.). Both are very durable, and Vallejo produces a brush-on Matte and Glossy sealant/varnish. Both work really well.

Also, Tamiya produces a line of sprays - they're small cans, and are about $5 per (you get less than with Krylon), but they adhere alot better, as they're designed for work with hobbists/plastic.

You can find either at most hobby stores.

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