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Tips and Tricks #2

This is the second entry in the Tips and Tricks series, where I can post smaller updates to some of the topics I have covered since the last Tips and Tricks. Like before, some tips have come from readers like you, while others have come while working on new minimate projects. Hit the jump to read all of the new tips.

Tips and Tricks

I have been making a list of tips and tricks that I have come across since I started this blog last year. Some have come from readers like you, while others have come while working on new minimate projects. Now that i have this list posted, I can tear the page out of my notebook and start on a new list of tips and tricks that will be posted a few months down the road just like this one. Click the title to see the list.

Comparing Metallic Paints

If you have ever used metallic paints on a custom, you know that it isn’t fun. They don’t play by the same rules as normal paint, and the results aren’t always what you expected. I decided to do a side-by-side comparisson of three silver paints available at my local hobby shop. From left to right in the picture above the brands are Tamiya, Citadel, and Testors. This is the “vanilla” Testors silver. They also have a silver paint in their Model Masters brand, but I have used that before and this is a rare instance where their vanilla brand is far superior to its Model Masters counterpart. I will be comparing their finish, ease of clean-up, compatability with Sharpies, and durability. Click the title to read all the juicy details.