I've bought some DIYs and want to start painting. What are the most appropriate types of paints and glues?
asked Jun 13th 2012 by maglen
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I use Liquitex soft body acrylics mixed with a flow-aid solution to reduce brush strokes. Several coats are usually required though.
As for glues, when I do need it a super glue gel usually suffices.
I use Aves apoxie sculpt as well as super sculpey for sculpting but the Aves works as an adhesive as well similar to epoxie glues.
After washing with soap and sanding lightly with a fine sponge sander I prime with gesso and sand again when dry. When I'm done painting I use a water based polyurethane varnish to finish.
I hope that is helpful :)
answered Jun 27th 2012 at 13:57 by grimsheep
I've used acrylic paints. I've also used model paints from hobby shops. The model paint gets me further with fewer coats but it's more expensive. Use either of those for a safe option, if you want to try anything else, don't hold back, trying new stuff is what makes customs great. Just test it on the bottom of the foot if you're in doubt.
For glue, the most important consideration I think is the thickness, you don't want your parts to fall off as soon as you let go. I think the best is mix-in epoxy glue which has a syringe with two tubes. If you're only gluing light weight pieces, super glue might be fine.
answered Jun 19th 2012 at 12:08 by tmota
Yeah the model paints seem to be the most appropriate to paint those DIY blank models.
It's probably a good idea to get some sort of primer too and something to seal it once you're done.
answered Jun 26th 2012 at 21:08 by Smurfette205
quick tip alert! if you have an insanley hard spot to paint and have very little room to paint with a brush, all you need to do is take a hair from the brush and paint the tip of it. before applying lay it on a paper and make a line to get excess paint off and not smudge the figure. :)
answered Aug 14th 2012 at 06:46 by Ceiba90
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