December 14, 2012, 01:13pm
Coloring a snake staff - advice for a noob?
I got the weapons pack red Teela snake staff for my green Goddess figure. I'd like to paint/color it either brown (to match her snake hood) or metallic gold. What would be the best way to do this, considering I'm an untalented noob? Would a paint pen produce a decent result?
December 14, 2012, 01:17pm
Not likely, the staff is not softer plastic, but it is flexible, enamels won't work properly and or give a gummy tacky feeling, but also of note the factory red paint can flake off easily so you might want to prep it first by sanding it.
Originally Posted by Lich Leech
Acrylics give the best adhesion on figures and parts like this, soft plastics like rubbery parts especially, and do not get tacky at all, they are flexible and dry nice and hard. Enamels work fine on Transformers and such, but for MOTUC and like figures....acrylics work best.
I also recommend against using sharpies and other markers....
NA She-Ra, Jitsu....
Oh man, did I forget to use these [sarcasm][/sarcasm] again? Sorry....
December 14, 2012, 02:54pm
Thanks very much. I'll try acrylic paint.
Originally Posted by shadowfall1976