Painting tips
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Painting tips

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Hey guys whats up. im a new customizer an I wanted ask a couple questions.
1)how can I paint my custom with no streaking?
2)does it matter on the brushes?
cause I did get a pack from walmart but they're not that cheap white bristle kind, I think they're nylon. the streaking really shows on the DCUC figs not so much the marvel legends.

if anyone has advice I would love to hear it


Posted by iLegends73
on Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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mega_star_andro -
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I use the same paint and have found that sometimes its just a particular bottle that is watery. So maybe try another bottle of the same color. As for brushes you can find some on sale at hobby lobby (or at least I do) and sable hair works great, they aren't that expensive but buy the smaller ones.
iLegends73 -
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
thanx I'll try that. what I do is paint, let it dry to the touch then add more. so maybe I can let em sit a lil longer an start on another project. give em more time to sit and fully dry. so should I still add a lil water to my mix or no?
G1-Toys -
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I used to have this problem a lot and what I found was that I was trying to put on to much paint at one time.
Now I do many very thin coats and spread the paint out as much as I can. It is time consuming but well worth it.
Also making sure the surface you are working on is clean and dry can help to.
iLegends73 -
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I tried watering dwn the paint like I red on jin and kyle robinson's blogs. but the paint I use already seems abit watery an I felt the water made it TOO thin. im using testors model masters acryl paints
Darththomas -
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Hi and welcome to the realm, think I have the answers you need

1. Try watering the paint down a bit, you may have to apply a few coats but it will look smoother.

2. Personally I use games workshop brushes they're quite expensive but great and last ages if looked after properly. The best ones are generally made from some sort of animal hair.

Hope this helps.
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