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My own personal versions of Imperial/Rebel/Scum here are actual posted elsewhere in this forum, but I've forgotten where, and I don't think I've ever posted the ones I've done as commissions for others here. Having just finished my Resistance covers, figured I'd go ahead and post them all here.

For myself, I try to keep a decent amount of the dials unpainted to show the original plastic color (Resistance was a hard one to do this for, I really don't like that orange). For the commissions, I do them as requested, though the black/red Rebel and the black/blue Imperial I was initially told to just come up with something and then see how the commissioner liked it -- the Rebel was in fact originally the standard plastic with white/black in the outer ring much like my own FO dials, but we both agreed it didn't look great). The other rebel commissions were 1) to match the 1.0 cardboard dial cover and then 5 slightly modified from that to match the commissioner's X-wings (4 of which had their stripes repainted).

Dials for myself:

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Dials painted for others:

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5 hours ago, bobafett1228 said:

I have done the same thing mind if I post a few pictures?

If you want. I just wanted to collect mine all in one place. I have a couple more commissions that I'll hopefully get done in a week or two to put up here.

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Do you have any advice, tips, or tricks on methods or paints to use, when painting dial covers?  Are there any extra steps I'd need to undertake when dealing with this slightly rubbery plastic, over some other kind of material?

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27 minutes ago, emeraldbeacon said:

Do you have any advice, tips, or tricks on methods or paints to use, when painting dial covers?  Are there any extra steps I'd need to undertake when dealing with this slightly rubbery plastic, over some other kind of material?

I do spray primer, spray varnish, whatever decent paint you use, spray varnish. No chips.

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10 hours ago, emeraldbeacon said:

Do you have any advice, tips, or tricks on methods or paints to use, when painting dial covers?  Are there any extra steps I'd need to undertake when dealing with this slightly rubbery plastic, over some other kind of material?

I give them a quick wash (warm water with a touch of dish soap) and rinse, then let them dry. Afterwards:

For my own, where I want to incorporate the underlying color of the plastic, I haven't primed them, but generally speaking I'm only painting recessed areas anyways. The exception is my Resistance (and eventually, if I ever get back to them, my Separatist).

On the others, where I'm painting the whole thing, I prime first.

In both cases, I seal with Krylon Satin clear, then when that's dried I hit them with Testor's Dullcote.

Paints I use are various types of acrylics, mostly GW with some P3.

Really, the only thing that really causes issues is painting raised/exterior portions that will be handled regularly. So far I've only had a couple of chips, all but one on my own Resistance dials.

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