The Lost Squad

merc75

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#14
Hey merc if you don't mind, what's your method on the straps for your rifles??
Hey yeah I cut a strip of cloth hockey tape then just fold it in half then I put it through open jump rings connectors (its for jewelry) I then glue it in place. I do the same to connect it to the rifle. oh I forgot before I attach it to the rifle I paint it the color I want. Hope this helps.
 

Sgt301

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Merc75, what’s your favorite paint for doing the figures? Who does the best skin tones as far as durability? I haven’t painted anything in forever except the house and all my old modeling paints have long dried out. I am looking at getting back to painting figures/models again and would appreciate any suggestions since I realize technology changes so quickly and I want to buy the best paint for our hobby and not waste money. Thanks and I enjoyed looking at your work!
 

pcsguy88

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Can't go wrong with Tamiya acrylics, but your wallet will beg to differ. Tamiya has different versions of "Clear" lacquer rattle cans to protect the acrylics so you can choose your level of light reflection with no fear of damage, even if you like to play with your toys in the bath tub.
 

merc75

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Merc75, what’s your favorite paint for doing the figures? Who does the best skin tones as far as durability? I haven’t painted anything in forever except the house and all my old modeling paints have long dried out. I am looking at getting back to painting figures/models again and would appreciate any suggestions since I realize technology changes so quickly and I want to buy the best paint for our hobby and not waste money. Thanks and I enjoyed looking at your work!
Sgt301 So I use several different types of paints because I find that not one company makes all the colors that I need. Of course, you can mix paints to get a color (which I often do) but I like to just use the paint straight from the bottle. The paints I use are Tamiya, The Army Painter (I bought a box with I think about 50 bottles of paints and shaders really awesome buy!) just started using this brand, and finally, Vallejo (my go-to paint most of the time). So far all have faired pretty well and have strengthened on the figures as time passes. I really like Vallejo and the army painter because of the ease of use of their bottles. Any of the paints I mentioned would be a great buy but remember these paints are not cheap but I think they are worth it.
 

Sgt301

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Thanks, I appreciate your helpful information. Now that I am retired I want to start building models and customs again. There came a time in my career after a couple promotions that I didn’t have time for hobbies and when I did have time I didn’t have the energy 🙂
 

merc75

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Thanks, I appreciate your helpful information. Now that I am retired I want to start building models and customs again. There came a time in my career after a couple promotions that I didn’t have time for hobbies and when I did have time I didn’t have the energy 🙂
Hey, no problem anyway I can help out just let me know. I do understand the time issue and unfortunately, I have not been able to work on any of my customs because I have been so busy the last few months but I'm hoping to have some free time soon. Please keep me updated on your work!