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    I have a bunch of unpainted Preiser figures, and am wondering what is a good matte finish paint for these. Naturally I will be using ultra fine brushes. Preiser says to use a paint compatible with polystyrene.

    I figure to spray with some sort of tan or brown or some other flesh-tone first, then paint clothing and hair.
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    There are tons of resources for painting model figures on the Internet - paint your figures black as a base coat as described here:
    http://www.brifayle.ca/2c.b.paintho.html
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    Dear Scotian_Huntress, your resource is a treaty text for the Blackfoot Indians.
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    Much better - interesting tips.
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    Basically any paint that doesn't melt plastic on contact will work. So avoid lacquer and paints for metals.

    Don't use matte paint exclusively, some items of clothing do have a gloss, as does clean hair.
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    Please pardon my slow response. Prepping for the TECO show and took the layout into town (35 miles) and set it up today. Show is 10 to 5 Saturday and 10 to 3 Sunday.

    As for the figures, the good news is that I have an extensive assortment. If the weather ever turns cold I'll start on these figures. They are all seated postures, so most will go into passenger cars.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    I have a bunch of unpainted Preiser figures, and am wondering what is a good matte finish paint for these. Naturally I will be using ultra fine brushes. Preiser says to use a paint compatible with polystyrene.

    I figure to spray with some sort of tan or brown or some other flesh-tone first, then paint clothing and hair.
    Vallejo Model Color is the choice of many figure painters.

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