Easy ways to paint insignias?
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Easy ways to paint insignias?

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I'm in need of painting the follow insignias on figures: Superman, Batman, Punisher. Is there an easy way to do it? I was trying to find a way of printing the insignia out (assuming I find good ones) and trying to dry transfer them to the figure and then simply paint. Any ideas?

Posted by somebody1
on Monday, October 12, 2009
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somebody1 -
Sunday, October 18, 2009
If it's easy to draw I'd draw it and scale it down and decopage it. My figures have too many lumps and bumps on them for that so I have to paint them on either by hand or trade them using a stencil and go from there.
PUNISHMENT5411 -
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Im trying to make a figur of my Character in Halo 3 and need help with the emblem...any idas on how to do that?
somebody1 -
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Almost got the punisher skull to turn out free hand. I'm gonna try using a circle template or something.
somebody1 -
Friday, October 16, 2009
Well you know I can't do anything normal.
Top-notch comix -
Friday, October 16, 2009
cool base ideas
somebody1 -
Friday, October 16, 2009
The one is going to be tricky as he's got a lot of armor on. I have to print the stuff out after measuring the figures and trace it and then paint it.
Patraw -
Friday, October 16, 2009
Yeah, I'd recommend decoupage too--that's usually what I do. It works surpisingly well, and, if done correctly, looks quite authentic. Alternatively, you might try some kind of stencil/masking arrangement, but that can get tricky too, especially with a lot of musculature on the chest.
somebody1 -
Monday, October 12, 2009
I have to measure. The superman is going on the body of a Dark knight MM batman suit. The punisher is going on an N1 toys Neo figure. The batman is going on a NEca Gears of war Fenix figure. I found a few too.
leafman343 -
Monday, October 12, 2009
Well I found a superman logo and a couple variations of the punisher skull. If you know what size you want the logos to be (in inches or centimeters) I can resize them to the exact dimensions you want.
somebody1 -
Monday, October 12, 2009
I was thinking of making a template and tracing it. The decopauge probably wouldn't work as there is a lot of nooks and crannies and decals would probably be a problem for the same reason. Now the hard part: getting the designs the right size.
leafman343 -
Monday, October 12, 2009
Well there's decoupage (or how ever it is spelled, I don't know, I'm not french). You print out the symbol, cut it out and coat with a 50/50 mix of white glue and water, stick it on and brush some more glue stuff on it.
Or you could print the symbol out and cut it into a stencil and paint the symbol with that.
Or you could a buy kit from your local model shop or craft store that lets you create your own decals.

Lots of 'or's there and probably plenty more out there that I have yet to find.
I've been doing some research myself because I want to do a custom for my brother-in-law and need to be able to put his company logo on it.

edit: btw I have a pretty decent version of the bat-symbol with the yellow oval, (might be able to get supes and punisher) if you want it.
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