Chargrove Customs: nWo Virgil PG. 32 Mar 3, 2014 21:20:36 GMT -5
Post by chargrove on Mar 3, 2014 21:20:36 GMT -5
I'm a bit incredulous. It's easy to make a figure look pretty with paint, but very hard to make one durable and scratch-resistant, especially with acrylic. Could I scrape off that paint with my fingernail, or would it scuff up a white ring cloth or another figure if clashed? Can you explain your sealing process?
Understood, so this is my routine for painting a figure, beginning to end. I spray figure to prep surfaces after sanding down joints to prevent paint from chipping off and scratching while moving parts or posing with this:
Now, after surface is covered with base tack coat of primer, the figure is then painted, head to toe with acrylic paint. Don't get crazy with this crap, paint is paint in most cases. I buy whatever is on sale in which ever color I need whether it needs to be mixed or it's a staple paint like black or white in which I don't finish a figure without the use of. So, we've covered our fig in primer and it's been prepped for paint, we laid down some paint and the fig is ready to be sealed. I then spray with this:
After this has been sprayed, the figure will achieve a semi-gloss look, much like the figures we buy from Mattel and Jakks. The difference being, obviously, if you were to try and scratch the figure with a blade or something sharp like a finger nail, eventually you would get through and chip away some of the paint as my parts have not been dyed to fit the color achieved. It will not scuff up any ring canvas' that you might play on, but like all customizes that produced figs with complete repaints, I would advise you to play at your own risk. Hope I helped.