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Hey AGAIN ( lol ) ,

right so another thing , if you have a look at some of my customs - I'm not sure but I don't use the best paints and the variety isn't great ( I'm not blaming my bad customs on the paints - it's mainly me being bad ) . I use these paints called Revell and I don' t think they're the best . so here's a link and what do people suggest ( reasonabley priced but good quality ) -

http://www.modelzone.co.uk/model-kits/p ... urer=11314

ok thanks guys - PJ

Posted by PJcustoms
on Tuesday, June 7, 2011
User Comments
pock63 -
Sunday, June 19, 2011
It's always good to give the paints a good shake before using them. You can also stir them if there still a bit watery. It's more of a problem when using metallic paints.
PJcustoms -
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Ok hi guys , well after a lot of the help from everyone decided to try out 2 different brands which are available In my local area . So I bought 2 tamiya pots £1.75 each (10ml ) and 2 pots of citadel paints £2.30 each ( 12ml ) and I thought they were great ! Really good and I think I'm going to buy both in the future ? Just a fee questions now :
- are they supposed to be quite thin and watery ?
- do they need shaking ?

Thanks guys - pj
Ole Jade Jaw -
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Hey, what's up? Thought I'd throw in here. If you are looking for really flat paints, Reaper makes a lot of colors. Miniature giant sells cheaper than msrp and ships free over 25$. (I have nothing to do with the company, I just order from them). Other than that, I thin acrylics with windex instead of water. It doesn't dilute the color and helps with adhesion. Have fun! Later...
PJcustoms -
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
yeah well I'm trying to get some new more stuff to work with and to jusgt make more cutsoms - so thanks for the comment !
RedRebelCustoms -
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Ouch! I bought enamel by accident once. It was put on the wrong shelf. Had to strip and repaint the entire figure. I use Testors MM but that's mostly availability. In experimenting though I have found that all paints are either tacky or too thin or flake off. You have to fimd the right consistency for your taste. Trial and error. This may mean adding water or windex or mixing brands to match that perfect color. Using a base from Vallejo, coating MM, wash with Humbrol, drybrush in Revell. Whatever combination gives you what effect you want. Sometimes the cheapest paints make great texture.
PJcustoms -
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
thnaks for the advice guys - I think I've been using enamel
Dagger -
Monday, June 13, 2011
my favorites are citidel also know as Gamesworkshop or P3 paints. These have worked well for me.
OneUpMario -
Monday, June 13, 2011
Hiya! Here's my opinions.

There are many types of good paints to use for customizing. Model Masters (Testors), Tamiya, Citadel, Games Workshop, Vallejo, etc. I'm just going to throw this out there. In my experience, using enamels on action figures will end up tacky, glooped no matter how much I thinned them. I believe the rule is:

Acrylics for action figures (rubber)
Enamels/laquers for transformers (plastic)

I could be wrong though. I'm going on pure memory here.
PJcustoms -
Monday, June 13, 2011
wow thanks for a great response paint , I've been waiting to hear from you in ages - you really do need to send me a message or reply ot tone of mine lol

yeah I know waht your saying about the paints but still to me the citadels are quite expensive hwere tamyia are quite good but a lot less pricey - to be faire your really paying for the qaultiy of the paints aren't you ? yeaht that sharpie idea sounds good - can you like post a link of which types because there are quite a few different types of sharpie pens to buy. also I can start paying more attention detail ( in terms of paint rub ) when I get my rotaryt tool - so that I can sand down the joints etc .

so tahnks for the advice and be sure to message me or somethign amn - I would really appreciate it talk to you soon - pJ
PAINTcustoms -
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Yo, PJ. sorry I've been missing in action lately. u live in the UK man, go buy urself some citadel miniatures paints. the ones ppl use for Warhammer and other Gamesworkshop products. I use these paints exclusively, I just got an amazing air brush set and a bunch of Tamyia Paints so im going to see how they work. pock63 is right about enamel paints, don't use em. unless ur airbrushing or can wait 3-4 days for them to TRUELY dry. I don't prime most of my figures, some I do. best thing to do is buy figures that have the same basic color as the figure u want to make. ie black base figure for a "new venom". otherwise, go out and buy 1 or 2 SHARPIE paint pens, NOT the acrylic ones, but the oil based abraision resistant PAINT markers. I sand my joints, then paint them with one of those markers. I suggest getting a black one and a white one to start. bcz at least if your paint rubs on top of these you will have either a black, or white joint, the white pens work really well for parts that you need a base coat of white, such as yellow items, pink, etc. paint pens run aout 6$ canadian, so probly 2 pound each. citadel paints go for $5 each here, and I would assume even after exchange rate they would be cheaper in the UK since they are a product of England. hopefully this helps man, clean ur brushes, or at the least keep them in water while your working so they don't dry out. if your paints are thick, try adding the SMALLEST ammount of water, evenly one measure at a time between mixing. There is also a paint company I have tried a few colors from REAPER miniatures, pretty much the same as citadel, but a more Flat/MATTE look, they make a LARGE variety of skin tones. most ppl keep their "paint secrets" well just that, a secret. I cud care less, lol. make sure you buy a good DULL clear coat, that makes a BIG difference too. look at loosecollector and anthonyrapitis, some nice dullcoat on those figures. I've tried many a different brand, the citadel stuff is the best, but at like $20 CDN a can! so maybe its cheaper there.take a look at my earlier customs, I can't remember which figure, but I think my first dark hawkeye, or a deadpool I used a dull coat on, u shud take a look at the difference in "shinyness" lol
Talk to you very soon!
-Fraser
PJcustoms -
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
ok thnkas for the advice mate
pock63 -
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Thanks for the response man , well I'm not sure if it's me ( probaly Is ) but they're quite thick and also it doesn't dry really quick also again might be me , but I find that it doesn't like "set?" very well on the figures and peels easily . I've had a look and tamiya paints will only cost me 15 p more , so do you think I should get some tamiya paints ?

Definitely! I've recently started using Tamya and there great! I think the reason the Revell paints are thick is because there enamel. Maybe if you use some paint thinner with them they will go on smoother.
PJcustoms -
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Thanks for the response man , well I'm not sure if it's me ( probaly Is ) but they're quite thick and also it doesn't dry really quick also again might be me , but I find that it doesn't like "set?" very well on the figures and peels easily . I've had a look and tamiya paints will only cost me 15 p more , so do you think I should get some tamiya paints ?
pock63 -
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Good paints will be super useful for all your custom projects. How are those Revell paints? I've never heard of them but I looked at your customs and the paints look nice. Are the Revell paint sturdy?
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