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Paint for flexable/soft plastics?

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    April 2020
Posted by AmpLighter on Thursday, April 9, 2020 4:51 AM

Although I've not tried this spray on flexi plastics etc I'd suggest the Krylon brand Fusion All in One spray.

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:18 PM

Would it be possible to substitute real cloth for the plastic cloth.   There's bound to be some old pieces laying arond that you don't need for anything else.  After you have it in the shape and size you need, you can stiffen it up with diluted white glue.  Paper towels acan sometimes be used if you happen to have a good supply stashed away.  You could also just attack the material or paper over the plastic cloth if it doesn't look to thick.

I have a model of Yoda that will make me face a similar situation in the future.

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:52 AM

Also, someone mentioned Createx brand paints.  I've never used them, but I'm looking at their website now.  I agree with that other post, you should take a look, read the product descriptions, and see if any of their products might work for you.

https://createxcolors.com/

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:49 AM

Definitely prime.  Acrylics won't adhere well to that plastic on their own.  I'd use a lacquer-based primer, myself, for the best adhesion of the primer to the figure.  Acrylics or enamels should adhere well enough to the primed surface.

As to sealing, I would seal as well, though if you have a finished subject that has some areas that would be matte-like cloth, for example-and others that would be glossy-like glass or polished metal-it may make sealing a little more complicated, than just hitting the whole model with DullCote or with a gloss varnish.  I don't have any tip to offer there.

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Paint for flexable/soft plastics?
Posted by EASYEIGHT on Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:48 PM

I just had a quick question about what types of paints to use on flexable bendable plastics. I got inspired by the The Mandalorian and I am making a 1/6 scale kitbash of my own self inspired Mandalorian warrior. I am going to use pre-molded armor from a 1/6 Jango Fett 2002 hasbro spare set. The plastic is soft and flexable and I was wondering what options I had to use for painting it so it wont crack or chip. Will acrylics work fine ( Vallejo)? Do I need to prime? Should I varnish/clear coat in satin after painting? Is there a good chrome paint that is flexable?

I live in an apartment, so no airbrush or compressor. Strictly rattle cans and brushes (filters, weathering powders/oils, etc).

Any help appreciated.

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