In my guide, I teach how I customize and paint a “Battle Damaged” toy, model or collectible. I use a Voyager Class Optimus Prime (Hunt for the Decepticons series) as an example for in the tutorial.
The first thing you need to do is paint your base colours first before painting in the “battle damage”. Remember, “battle damage” is the last layer since it is sustained over the finished figure.
Check out my Custom Optimus Prime blog at: www.customoptimusprime.com for more photos, examples of my work and learn how to customize your own Optimus Prime.
Also check out a small guide I put out “HOW TO CUSTOMIZE TOY ROBOTS & OTHER TOYS”