custom painted,or original paint?

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Custom painted? or original colors?

Poll ended at Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:42 pm

I like all my vehicles original colors
0
No votes
I like my vehicles original colors but i paint a few accessories on it
2
11%
I like both, vehicles in original and some vehicles custom
13
72%
I like all my vehicles custom painted
3
17%
 
Total votes: 18

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custom painted,or original paint?

Post by TankAce » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:34 pm

I just bought a custom painted halftrack.I like it so much,that i am starting to consider painting some of my vehicles(or at least try)i will practice with some broken vehicles first.My only worries is that the value of my 1/18 armor may be lost in the years to come,if the vehicles go up on the collectors market. At this point i am 50/50 undecided :? .
I want to hear what other feel about painting their armor.

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Re: custom painted,or original paint?

Post by aferguson » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:47 pm

i don't worry about future value since i have no intention of every selling these things. So i just do what i like. Most of the time they are original just because i'm lazy.
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Re: custom painted,or original paint?

Post by flyboy_fx » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:42 pm

I love repainting them! :D But, I also have ones I would not touch.
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Re: custom painted,or original paint?

Post by CanberraPaul » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:42 pm

I started off collecting factory models but of late I have been collecting Jnewboys customs. As you can tell I have fallen for them and are only going to be collecting customs from now on. With each custom you get something uniquely painted.

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Re: custom painted,or original paint?

Post by AJWW2 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:50 pm

I attempted to repaint my FOV sherman, I am lazy so it is taking a while but it is going pretty well and I am pretty excited about it cuz it is my first major custom
it be like dat

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Re: custom painted,or original paint?

Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:02 pm

I like my armor to be in the factory-stock condition, but then I have customized some pieces as well. This is as simple as adding accessories to a stock-condition vehicle, repainting defects, or going all out to completely customize an existing piece.

I think 21c and BBI did some perfect schemes for much of their armor, but customization potentially adds a lot of realism to a model that was left out of the original.
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Re: custom painted,or original paint?

Post by 1958Zelda » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:35 pm

repaint everything!

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Re: custom painted,or original paint?

Post by Rowsdower » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:43 pm

I always have big ideas about customizing but I have tremors and can't do any brush work. Plus I'm lazy so my stuff stays original.
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Re: custom painted,or original paint?

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:29 am

some factory paintjobs are not bad especially if you can do a simple wash to them to dull the shinny plastic look but I usually repaint everything on the ground, some planes are good out of the box but should be detailed so they dont look like toys compared to the custom painted ones... so if you start customizing your stuff its hard to stop..

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Re: custom painted,or original paint?

Post by rjvilla82 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:49 am

i just keep with the original since i'm too lazy, although everytime i look at my birds i often wonder what cooler colors i could paint them with

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Re: custom painted,or original paint?

Post by snake » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:48 pm

Wouldn't worry about the resale value unless it is a 1/16 King Tiger. :wink:

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