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Craig H
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Do you plan to paint the Tracy brothers ? If so, how will you identify them during gameplay ?

My painting skills, and memory, aren't going to help me identify a painted peg-sized Alan from Virgil from John...

I'm thinking of not painting their hats or only painting the vehicles but does anyone have any other ideas ?

 
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I kind of want to paint them, and now they come with decals so even better. But not sure about the pegs. I worry since they get a lot of handling that paint will wear off quickly. If they are tight in the vehicle holes you are going to be pushing/pulling them a lot.
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I will probably paint them but there should be plenty of coloured areas like the sashes and caps that will make them simple to visually ID. Since they've unlocked the unique sculpts for the brothers, I think it will be easier to tell them apart than it might have been, painted or not.

Unless they seem too loose in the holes, I doubt I will paint the pegs themselves. They'll not be on display most of the time so it doesn't seem worth the effort or possible peghole tolerance issues.
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I had a crack at painting one of the character pegs and there was a bit of a weird reaction when I lacquered the finished, painted piece.

I washed the figure, under-coated it using a Halford's rattle can primer, then used GW Citadel paints and spray varnish; the plastic softened noticeably after the varnish and the paint lifted. Luckily I was able to scrub it all off with only minor discolouration/scuffing of the peg.

My advice would be to experiment with your primer/paint/varnish combo on the removable section of Thunderbird 2 before risking the rest of the plastic bits...
 
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Wouldn't some sort of ink/wash work? It would accentuate the molding without damaging the piece or obscuring the colour of it.
 
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parp wrote:
I had a crack at painting one of the character pegs and there was a bit of a weird reaction when I lacquered the finished, painted piece.


That is why I bought an extra set of figures.whistle It will be my first go at painting figures so I wanted an insurance policy.
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parp wrote:
I had a crack at painting one of the character pegs and there was a bit of a weird reaction when I lacquered the finished, painted piece.

I washed the figure, under-coated it using a Halford's rattle can primer, then used GW Citadel paints and spray varnish; the plastic softened noticeably after the varnish and the paint lifted. Luckily I was able to scrub it all off with only minor discolouration/scuffing of the peg.

My advice would be to experiment with your primer/paint/varnish combo on the removable section of Thunderbird 2 before risking the rest of the plastic bits...


Yikes - sorry to hear that but thanks for the advice.
 
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