Wal-Mart hobby paint
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Wal-Mart hobby paint

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Hello all!! I know I read this somewhere on the realm but I cannot find it now, but I was wondering how good the Wal-Mart hobby paint is? I have some of the Model Master Acrylics that I have been using but wasn't sure if the Wal Mart paint is any good (closer to home & cheaper). Thanks for any thoughts!

Posted by bjpalm1994
on Sunday, August 1, 2010
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somebody1 -
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I use it a lot. Sometimes it'll have a chalky look when it dries depending on the brand. The key is to water it down, you have to experiment, but I use it a lot for parts that don't get seen very often. The hair on my DUke Nukem custom was painted with it as was my Batou figure.
bobtheodd -
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I will give you my opinion. I like the cheap hobby paint.....because its cheap. Some of your pricier paints have better durability, but unless you are playing with the figure, throwing it against a wall, etc. The should do you just fine. The key to using the cheapo hobby paints in the prep and finish work...primer, paint, then a good sealant. If the figure is just going on a shelf to display, I would say they would be just fine.
I know others would disagree, and if you are making customs to sell, go with the better paints.
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