Easy to sped that to make them look right. I buy a vast majority raw. Not sure what a paint by numbers blank is Clew. I look at it this way. You can put a smokin paint job on a shit blank and all you did was put lipstick on a pig. Put a ok paint job on a smokin blank ( good anatomy, all the scales there, no dents/ flat spots) and it will look good. Combine the great blank and a good paint job and your finished product comes out that much better.