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Littlefields
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Looking for the right look...

Post by Littlefields » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:52 am

So I'm starting on a Munny and I want it to look like an official vinyl figure, meaning something you would buy off Kidrobot. I generally want the paint to be clean and solid rather than glossy and reflective. I don't think that's the look I want. But I will admit that sometimes figures looks great when glossy.

What kind of paint should I use? And more importantly, what kind of brushes should I use? Also, are there certain pre-painting procedures I should do? Ive read some threads around here and many suggest primer. I'm not too familiar with primer but will it make my figure glossy looking. If so, I may avoid using it.

Thanks for the help.



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Post by PEA_KNUCK » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:30 am

IMO I don't think it needs a primer if you're doing several coats, which I do to get more depth of hues.

I hit mine with 10 + coats of dull varnish to kill the gloss.

The main prob with it not looking like a production piece are the imperfections in the surface caused by the varying paint thicknesses, which I think looks better than production anyways.

I suppose depending on your concept, you could stencil or mask spray paint and that would give you an even look after hitting it with the dull varnish.
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Post by psychopainter » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:55 am

PEA_KNUCK wrote:I suppose depending on your concept, you could stencil or mask spray paint and that would give you an even look after hitting it with the dull varnish.


...or use waterslide decals
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