Just wondered if I was alone in repainting my star wars figures to more movie accurate schemes/effects.
having dumped most of my collection and just having Tatooine stuff now I'm systematically going through each figure and referencing the movies and design work to get correct colours etc. like repainting kitik Keed'Kak the right green colour or stuff like greedo's boots and jacket and skin colour.
I used to shy away from repainting them when i thought there might actually be a value to the figures like with vintage but that's long been dispelled as a reason from my mind so now I just see them like toy soldiers of a sort and want to make them look as accurate as possible.
Personally i prefer enamel paints. Acrylic is too thick and gloopy and I just don't like how it turns out. mostly i use a mix of gloss and matt paint to get a plasticy satin sheen. Or several very thin coats of different shades of paint to build up a look like the translucency of skin. or even ground in dirt like you get on a spaceship or droid.
And I always mix my own colours, never rely on the paint colours as bought because they're far too limiting.
Hopefully having now started this thread I'll use it to show off my handiwork. Once the paint dries and I reach a level of satisfaction where I'm happy to show off stuff.