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barcah200118 Apr 2018 1:07 p.m. PST

Just received my game and realized I've never painted plastic figures. Anything to keep in mind?

GROSSMAN18 Apr 2018 2:09 p.m. PST

Yes, buy metal.

barcah200118 Apr 2018 3:34 p.m. PST

Didn't have a choice plastic comes with the game

foxweasel18 Apr 2018 4:18 p.m. PST

Ignore Grossman. I would recommend a very light primer, then base coat medium green, brown camouflage on top followed by a thin brown wash to pick out the panels. For the underside any light blue or duck egg colour is fine. For the Germans, something similar but a lot more grey and yellow nose.

barcah200118 Apr 2018 4:48 p.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestions which I'll follow

Vigilant19 Apr 2018 12:15 a.m. PST

Before painting probably worth washing them in a mild detergent to make sure there is no residue left from the mould. Other than that plastic is easy to paint.

axabrax19 Apr 2018 6:54 a.m. PST

These should do well with very moderate weathering. I recommend some enamel based washes from AK47 or just regular acrylic wash if you don't want to deal with the enamel. You should be able to use masking tape for the camo. You can also buy some purpose mixed paints from Mig or AK for the various aircraft which will save you some time color matching.

cartertm28 Apr 2018 8:13 p.m. PST

I learned to leave these planes on the flight stand to paint them. After holding them in my Index finger and thumb the wings rolled up. The plastic seems similar to the old Wizards of the coast Star Wars minis.

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