I haven't started mounting the mallard duck yet, but I have began to prepare the artificial head. I have found that normal acrylic paints don't adhere to the resin/plastic duck head, and when trying spray paints, they either sloughed off or gave a grainy or shiny look to it. The colors are also very difficult to match. Does anyone have any suggestions on a brand of paint that adheres well to artificial duck heads and real duck feet, as well as a specific color (I'm working with a drake mallard). I don't have access to airbrush and I don't want brush strokes visible on the bill. I guess dipping the bill in paint might get an even coating?