Some kinds of plastics are extremely resistant to paint no matter what you do. These are usually toughened waxy plastics/superhard plastics like polyoxymethylene that make up parts of a figure that could easily be stressed if made from the usual pvc or abs. The limbs of the Transformers Siege Battle Masters are made of this stuff and you need to color them, so what do you do? It's RIT DyeMore for synthetics to the rescue! Mix half the bottle of dye with a cup or so of water, boil the liquid on med to high heat just so you get a gentle rolling boil and drop your parts in. I like to suspend mine in a strainer so I can 'lift and look' to check the color. In under a minute the pieces will start to be dyed with a color that won't rub off! The longer you soak them the deeper the color.
Here I created Kingdom Cyclonus' and Studio Series 86 Scourge's Targematers/Battle Masters Nightstick and Fracas using the DyeMore dyes. They were then primered with Duplicolor Adhesion promoter, painted using Testors lacquers, and sealed with Mr Hobby premium spray sealer. They can transform and pair up with any Scourge/Cyclonus that features 5mm hand ports. Different barrels were added to make them match their G1 Targetmasters.
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