Customizing tips
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Customizing tips

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This is the thread for everyone's tricks and tips on customizing that don't deserve there own threads. Here are a coupe of mine.
Most kinds of ink can be used for many things like dying plastic, giving paint washes, it also can be used as a clear coat on clear plastic.

Posted by pock63
on Friday, February 18, 2011
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pock63 -
Friday, March 4, 2011
It works best with any dark collors black, blue, green, purple, etc but it also can be used with lighter collors. I used orange permentent marker for the joints on my triceraton custom. Be aware that a light collor like orrange won't covver well if youre base figure is a dark collor. Also I don't suggest mixing paint with the ink. Paint sits on the surface of a meterial. The idea of using ink or dy is for it to soke in a bit.
zombieforhire -
Friday, March 4, 2011
does this work with flesh color or mainly blacks for a base coat? I`m going to give it a shot with my ink and see if it`ll work , so just heat the base figure with like a hair dryer and put paint in the ink ?

Sorry about all the questions I really am, just any tips are good tips to have and try
pock63 -
Friday, March 4, 2011
What I do is I take the figure completly apart heat up the peaces (in my experiance this makes thy ink stay better) then I just paintthe ink on or marker it on if I'm using perminent markers. The markers actually work better then painting it on because it makes less of a mess.
zombieforhire -
Friday, March 4, 2011
this is goin to sound such a nobb question , but dying plastic? I honestly didn`t know you could do it , do you just soak the item in ink or dye and
wait a few hours? what kinda dye can you use? sorry for the questions but never knew trhis could happen ....
pock63 -
Thursday, March 3, 2011
whats type of inks do you use for this ?

I use Winsor and Newton Ink. I also use permanent markers for dying the plastic sometimes.
RatedR321 -
Friday, February 18, 2011
whats type of inks do you use for this ?
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