Stinkin paints!
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Stinkin paints!

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I have just recently started making customs, actually, a havent really made a real custom! And the reason bieng is because I havent been able to find the right paint ! I know which ones work, but I need to know where to get them, and how to use them in the best way! Thanks a lot.

- Mr.Smiley

Posted by Mr.Smiley
on Sunday, May 31, 2009
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Bloodywolf -
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Yea I use em too, I want better ones but im too cheap to buy em lol They work fine as long as you paint smoothly and let it dry long enough in nice even coats. 2 or 3 coats is usually plenty. I also use the spray sealer afterwards but if you use it with craft paints be VERY careful, if you get too close when sealing it or spray too long it will just pull the paint right off. ironic isn't it? lol Just remember these tips, paint evenly, smoothly and in at least 2 coats depending on the surface and don't overdo it on the sealer. Thats the difference between having a smooth finish and a sticky sometimes chalky one.
somebody1 -
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Those craft paints work pretty good for me. Some better than others depending on the color.
harveytwoface999 -
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
For my Stinky Diver figure (it's in the Showcase, can't find the link now, but you should be able to Google "Stinky Diver" and find it pretty easily), I just used craft store acrylics. A lot of people don't use them for fear of the paint having a chalky finish, but I started out with two or three basecoats thinned down with water, then put on a couple regular coats and topped it off with some brush-on varnish. If you don't have a lot of money to spend on high-quality paints, this should work just fine.
flawpunk -
Sunday, May 31, 2009
if you have a hobby lobby or michaels they sell model master acrylics by the models. or you can go online, testors paint. go to the tutorials page and click the paints, he listed a few
Mr.Smiley -
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Well I do, but the acrylics there arent very good. Do you have a specific brand and website to get it form?
Top-notch comix -
Sunday, May 31, 2009
do you live in Utah?... I could probably help you out with finding some good locations...
somebody1 -
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Unless you have a hobby shop nearby your best bet is to order them online. I'm using waterbased acrylics for gaming figurines so if there is a gaming shop nearby they might be able to order them for you.
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