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I'm planning to do a few customs with some of the old RAH comic-pack figures - I'm just wondering if using an airbush or spray can is worth it. Does it produce a better coat on something as small as RAH parts? Should I just stick to brushes?

 

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Once you prime the parts, you can use anything you like.

The thing about spraying is to remember to use LIGHT coats, maybe just a single pass or two, and let that dry. Really, just lightly mist in the paint, not even trying to cover it at first.Then do a second light coat, dry, and a third and so on until you get the coverage you want. Resist the temptation to spray on a solid coat right out of the gate.

The trick here is in the priming, because some aerosol paints can craze the plastic, so priming is a wise precaution. Always do tests before committing to the prized piece.

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