Where do you buy your paint?
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Where do you buy your paint?

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I'm going to buy some "quality" paint for some customs but I'd like some of your opinions first! So far the most suggested have been Testors and Tamiya paints so I'm going to buy a few bottles of each and see what I like more. Where do you all buy your paints? What are the main sites to order online? What stores carry these paints?

Posted by Henchmen4Hire
on Monday, May 15, 2006
User Comments
Shinobitron -
Monday, June 19, 2006
The guns started as machine guns for Corps figures after a little bit cutting they make great pistols
Duke -
Monday, June 19, 2006
choice.....hey are those custom guns on her? I have a major shortage of guns where iam at. been trying some custom ones,,I need some for my camo punisher iam doing at the moment, if anyone wants to sell me some guns id buy em off ya via wetern union...spawn guns or any of the scale we mostly work with, marvel legends scale..what scale is it called? I never knew for sure,,,,anyone know?
Shinobitron -
Monday, June 19, 2006
I still feel funny walking up to the counter with different types of polish, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I'm glad thats working I learned that nail polish can be double coated I used metallic wwhite and pink over top of each other on arcee:
http://www.figurerealm.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1544
Duke -
Sunday, June 18, 2006
the ink wash paints in the citadel warhammer brands are about 2.00 over there..[iam from dallas but now live down in australia]
if you put a coat of matt or gloss sealent they will stick buetifully..you could put "blue ink" over "mithral silver" and get a real cool blueish metal.
hey, I am useing your nail polish hardner on wear points on some of my figs now and seems to be working...thanks for the heads up on that one..
Shinobitron -
Sunday, June 18, 2006
How much do the wash paints usually run and do they stick to most all types of surfaces?
Duke -
Sunday, June 18, 2006
yeah he is the medevil spawn, they were going cheap a few years ago..he was fun to paint, anything thats easy and fun is allways cool to do..I used "snakebite leather" on his parts that look leather then I "flesh washed" thaem as well.."chaos black" on his armour then "mithral silver" over the top kinda dry brshed the armour....quich and easy....spawn dudes are fun to flesh wash cause they got lots of detail the paint can run into..
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, June 17, 2006
I'm talking about the parts that ARE painted, like the eyes and the shading. I dragged one through the dirt and that paint still wouldn't come off. I drag one of my customs through the dirt and all the paint peels off

That guy on the horse is cooooooool
ToymakerB -
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Cut out a nice chunk of one of your Marvel legends. Its not all paint, most of it is the plastic they use in the injection molds. The plastic is colored , not painted.
Duke -
Saturday, June 17, 2006
and this is what warhammer paints can do with the awwsum "flesh wash"
works filth withe spawn line, just based with "elf flesh" the brushed "flesh wash" all over and it went into all the little cracks.. I never sealed this one..and the conan ones before arent that great, but something to show ya................
Duke -
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Citadel colour has the games workshop paints, which are the warhammer paints. You will find them at any place that caters for warhammer[game center] ..... I first spray the fig lightly with " PURITY SEAL, matt varnish" which produces a nice foundation that the rest of the work will stick to. Then after I am happy with the colours I put another coat of "Purity seal". Later on I may use "ardcoat", the gloss bottle they sell which will highlight any parts that need to be shiny so theres no need to worry bout the whole fig being matt.
I also like the walmart acrylics for doing heavy paint work in the dioramas, the old styrafom cut out of a damaged brick wall, and debrie. I am in the process of getting ideas for my new projects... Punisher, Conan/Gladiators,Cable and sci fi friends....so mabey I will have some pics soon, everything is all over my desk at the moment... here is a few custom dudes from my conan mob ..
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, June 17, 2006
I like discussing painting tips because really, there are no custom action figure painting tutorials out there. Everything gets generalized with "dry-brushing". I'm still considering an airbrush to try out later on...

Shinobitron, how about you make a tutorial explaining how to use the nail polish hardener?
Duke -
Friday, June 16, 2006
WARHAMMER PAINTS AND MATT SEALENT
Thats the best I've found after trying all thats been mentioned. I like the finger nail polish hardner and will try that on the key joints with light coats..thanks for that tip......yeah so the warhammer paints are the go for me, gota have the matt sealent for it to go awwsumm.thier a bit more in cash pocket but they are worth it... still a good topic..need more tips please.........
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, June 16, 2006
I have no idea! But that stuff is awesome. Just look at any old figures you may have, the paint never comes off unless you hit it with a chisel, ha. Maybe each toy company has their own secret paint formula and refuse to share it...
Duke -
Friday, June 16, 2006
how can we get the paint toy biz has? or any real toy paint...anyone know? it seems their paint never comes off. it would be great to use it,,seems they have hardner in it.
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, June 16, 2006
Yes, I want the ulimate paint! I want something that works like a Sharpie marker. I tried doing an entire figure with markers but the ink always rubbed off easily, even when I sprayed it with a sealer
Duke -
Friday, June 16, 2006
I USE WARHAMMER PAINTS, BUT STILL LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE PAINT.....KEEP IT COMING WITH THE GOOD IDEAS PEOPLE THIS IS A MAJOR TOPIC...WELL I THINK
Shinobitron -
Monday, June 12, 2006
GO to the crafts section at Wal Mart. They have tons of acrylic paints and for cheap anywhere from .49 to $1.50 for a large bottle. Just be sure to buy the sealer. It cost about 2.99 for a can. and the sealer comes in either gloss or no gloss.
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, June 12, 2006
Nail polish, that makes sense since that stuff is made to last And those metallics are way cheaper than normal paint.

I went to Wal-Mart awhile ago and they had a bunch of Testors paints for 1 dollar for 1/4 oz bottles. I was going to buy a handful and then realized they were all enamel not acrylic. I went over to a Michael's art store and they had a whole section dedicated to Testors paints! I was going to buy lots for 1.25 per little bottle and then realized they were all enamels too! Where has all the acrylic gone! The only acrylic Testors they sold was in a $20 box set and it only had white and black in acrylic and everything else was enamel again! I just bought some other random larger bottles of acrylic paint and turns out they work just as well as the "good" paints.

I don't understand why some paints are more expensive than others when they have the same consistency and work exactly the same way.
Shinobitron -
Monday, June 12, 2006
I usually pickup a lot of mine at Wal Mart. I also sometimes don't use paint but instead use fingernail polish. They have some awesome metalic colors and hard as nails cover with a hardening apoxy that can really add durability to customs.
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
That's true, If I look around town I'll use up my paint money on gas...then back to square one :P

I'll try that site then, thanks :]
ToymakerB -
Monday, May 15, 2006
Dude,

Try this site http://www.testors.com I think 1/4 bottles are like a buck and a half..kinda high, but you can run around wasting gas too.
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