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Is it a good idea to paint bricks?

Poll ended at Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:51 pm

yes
2
13%
no
13
87%
 
Total votes : 15

Postby subyrally » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:44 am

i you do use paint, i would reccommend tamiya model paints, they are some of the best quality that i have seen and used and they dry very quickly. also use a very very fine brus, like only a couple strands for detail work. i will be the first to admit, i suck at painting, but the lego stuff i have painted came out pretty well. just take your time with it as well.
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Postby White Nun » Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:25 pm

I paint in details on my Minifigs, but I generally keep it simple because this seems to work best. I've never tried painting bricks in solid colour though and I'd have my doubts about this unless it's a MOC that's going to be a permanent assembly.
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Postby stubby » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:16 pm

Paint is only good for detail work on surfaces that aren't going to connect together. If you want to change the color of a whole construction element, vinyl dye is the correct solution:

http://www.minifigcustomizationnetwork.com/howto/1675
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Postby morganm » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:25 am

That is really awesome!
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Postby NapalmKing » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:05 pm

Zahru II wrote:As a purist I'm terryfied even of the thought of painting bricks, but I suppose your best bet would be that kind of paint that can be easily removed (acrylic? idk).

One thing that I tried was using masking tape and putting them on minifigs then coloring the masking take with a permanent marker it worked pretty well and can be used to make lots of different minifigs seem similar.
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