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Funhouse: Painting Rudy

By Shredso

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

I'm restoring a Funhouse and going way over budget. I cleaned up what I was sure I would be replacing of Rudy and he looks great. No cracks at all. The only questionable part is the paint loss on his lower lip. I'd just buy a new one if I thought it would match the head. I figure it's a gamble if anything matches so I wan to to either go all new or original. My budget says original. I'm guessing if I repaint any red I may need to do all of it. The lips have pretty solid lines, but the nose and cheeks have some overspray. Any painting (makeup) tips?

#2 6 years ago
Quoted from Shredso:

I'm restoring a Funhouse and going way over budget. I cleaned up what I was sure I would be replacing of Rudy and he looks great. No cracks at all. The only questionable part is the paint loss on his lower lip. I'd just buy a new one if I thought it would match the head. I figure it's a gamble if anything matches so I wan to to either go all new or original. My budget says original. I'm guessing if I repaint any red I may need to do all of it. The lips have pretty solid lines, but the nose and cheeks have some overspray. Any painting (makeup) tips?

Yes. Have my wife do it for you. She did mine and it looks terrific. Used Testor's paint and matched the color very well. She's got a steady hand, so I'm glad she did it...if I did it it would have looked like I was having a grand mal seizure. But you're making the right decision to just repaint; the plastic color on replacement parts doesn't match at all. The jaw is too dark, and you'll never get the face to match the back of the head. A royal pain in the ass.

Why do you need to repaint the cheeks/nose? It's usually only the lower lip that takes a beating.

#3 6 years ago

I don't really need to paint anything other than the lower lip. I was just concerned that the paint wouldn't match. Did you clear after the paint? How has it held up?

#4 6 years ago

I gave it a shot with a brush and Createx paint. I probably should have waited for the wife for color matching. I also should have sprayed it. I'm more confident with a brush than an airbrush. I need to get over that. The paint looked pretty dull when it was done. I brushed on a little clear. Hopefully it will add a little protection too. I'm curious to see how it holds up.

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#5 6 years ago

I never noticed Rudy had lips, just those eyes...watching me...everywhere....

Your paint job looks good.

5 years later
#6 1 year ago

How did Rudy’s lips hold up?

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from Nez02:

How did Rudy’s lips hold up?

I was going to say perfect, but it you zoom in you can see a tiny paint chip on the top. It's been 5 years, but it's only had 411 plays since the restore. I'm not sure it would hold up on location, but fine for home.

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#8 1 year ago

Awesome. Thanks!

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