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Hello all, this has probably been covered at some point, but i have a couple questions for everyone.


(1) What types of paint would you recommend when doing a custom? I got into a little bit of customizing a few years ago, but none of the paint i tried ever stayed on (ie/ chipping around joints).


(2)What type of putty/sculpting material do you use for adding features to figures?


Any suggestions would be awesome, and thanks :D



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well it depends if you have money to spend


but acrylic paints is THE ONLY way to go

they have apple barrel paints at walmart for 44 cents a bottle


as for sculpting there is cheap (and not to durable) sculpy

i use oaties 2 part epoxy compound

there are a bunch of products out im sure more people will post em up

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Every customizer does thing differently. :)


I use a brand of paint called Apple Barrel acrylics. I buy them at wal-mart for fairly cheap. They are really good paints, but they dry kinda of chalky, so you will definatly need a matte finish or something to seal it also.


As far as sculpting, I use Super Sculpy III, which you can find at any craft store.


Hope that helps you.

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What you do is sculpt what you need to on teh figure. The boil a pot of water, and put the figure in there for a few minutes. Take him out and put him in the freezer to immediatly cool him off. That'll harden the sculpy for ya.

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Absolute best paints to use: Testors Model Master Acrylics and Games Workshop Citadel Colour paints.


Best putty/filler: Milliput 2-part epoxy putty. Either the yellow/grey or superfine. You can use water on Milliput to smooth and sculpt, and it's sandable/drillable/paitable after it's dried.


Check my site at http://www.jinsaotomesdangeroustoys.com/ and look at the tips sections at the bottom for more help! Enjoy.

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Hobby store mainly. Any place that carries like RC car kits, balsa wood planes, and especially the places that carry Games Workshop products.

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