Joints and Paint
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Joints and Paint

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Hi, Just starting to get into Custom figures, but the issue I am having is with the joints. Paint stays on everywhere else just fine. When I go to bend the joint such as the ball joint in the shoulder, leg, or neck, tthe paint jsut peels away. I am thoroughly scrubbing with soap and have tried different soaps to get the oil off. Any suggestions or hints would be most helpfull.

Posted by Art_of_Funk
on Saturday, June 16, 2007
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CplHicks -
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Thanks for that.

I've had troble with my joints too.

cowboyink -
Saturday, June 16, 2007
if your doin black use a sharpie as your base if the paint rubs you won't notice
Mr-X -
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Or do as I do:scream and curse at it. It may not get things done real fast but it will sure make ya feel better

Nah, Doc's got the right idea. Im pretty sure most of us here either thin the paint done or use the superglue method, you just gotta find something that works for ya
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Cool, thinning the paint with water works really well too, lots of thin coats is important on joints, then use a sealer if you want, but if the paint stays then you don't have to use it.
Art_of_Funk -
Saturday, June 16, 2007
thankyou for the suggestion. Had to paint my Winter Soldier custom's joints too many times. almost gave up.
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Well, you're doing everything right, but some figures just won't cooperate. I hate to use other people's tutorias but here's a nifty one: ... ntRub.html

It aint too shabby!
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