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How to paint 1/72nd scale figures tutorials
Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,600 posts
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 05:27 AM UTC
There are various resin, and metal figures available which are paintable similar to 1/35 and 54mm figures. And then there are Dragon styrene 1/72 figures available in some of their vehicle kits if you are lucky enough to find any as they have been OOP for many years.
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,772 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 02:45 PM UTC
Hi Jody,

Soft plastic or hard material? If soft plastic, Krylon makes a spray that is for plastic and it works great - I have suffered no chipping or flaking off figures prepped with it.

Ditto for gesso. Go get it at an art store.

Here are some figures (incomplete) I painted. If you like the way they look, I'll tell you what I did.



New Hampshire, United States
Joined: June 06, 2002
KitMaker: 1,225 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 01:17 PM UTC
I normally build 1/72nd scale armor but this time I want to ad some figures to my vehicles.
So with this in mind,I would like to know if there is any tutorials or how-to videos/websites on how to paint 1/72nd scale figures? There's got to be a website or videos out there that focuses on just 1/72nd scale figures.
thank you.