Post by undergloriousgreen on Mar 29, 2011 17:17:10 GMT -5
Hey I've been away from this game a long time but have recently busted mine out again and I won a few of the Series 2 Marvel prototypes and want help painting. What kind of paint to use? Brush techniques? Where to get paint, etc. I'm a goot artist with pencil/ink but not much of a painter. Any help woul be great. The guys I'm painting are; Nick Fury, Iron Man, Cable(?), and I got 1 more but can't remember who it was. Any help would rock! Thanks!
Post by attacktixman on Mar 31, 2011 19:57:21 GMT -5
Ok, check out the Paint-De-Mystified tutorial by the one and only SuperFlyTNT
And here's my two cents:
1. Use Acrylic paints. Forget about enamels. Also forget about Gloss. Semi- Gloss is ok, but I like to to mix some clear gloss into matte/flat finish. Experiment on the ratios to get just the right amount of sheen; not too glossy and not too flat.
2. I like Testors paints, K-Mart, believe it or not, has a Testors Acrylic Kit reasonably priced in their Toy models section. Mix your paints well with a stirrer. I don't like shaking the bottle. Make sure the paint isn't too thick (usually happens after you've opened the bottle and it sat around for awhile). New paint should be good consistency, but you can add small drops of water and stir. Make sure not too watery either. About the consistency of milk. the brush that comes with the kit isn't very good though.
3. Get good brushes. Cheap brushes will give cheap results. For fine detailed work get the smallest brush like a 10/0 Sable 6999 by Marx. An art supply store should have these or go online.
4. Remove the Tix figure from the base so you don't get run off on to the base from the feet. Use a junk base as a pedestal for painting figs.
5. Make sure the figure is clean from dust, finger oils, etc.
6. Don't use enamels or paints with solvents such as acetone or toluene. They will make the figure "mushy". Most spray paints have solvents.
7. A few thin coats usually give better results than one thick coat. Let dry entirely before applying next coat.
Also check out custom figure websites such as The Fwoosh and Figurerealm for customiZin' paint tips!