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Hi everyone, I just purchased my first metal model ( A tau XV15 StealthSuit) and I was wondering can I use the same citadel paints I used to paint my Firewarriors or do I need some special paint because its metal?
I haven't used anything different, so if here are I would like to know.
Nah mate you don't need to use different paints - citadel colours do just fine. However you need to consider using something to keep the paint from chipping, some sort of protective coat, because metal models seem to be more prone to chipping.
the same paints will work fine on metal. points to note:
Clean the metal bits before painting, residue from the moulding process will still be on the parts.
When painting metal prime well and try to touch the model as little as possible as it will wear the paint off.
Always varnish metal models, other wise after a while the paint will wear easy.
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You will get more responses in the painting forum. a mod will probably move this over there.
I personally don't like painting metal models as much as i do plastics. I feel like there is a different type of detail in the models. I feel like the points and edges are much sharper and you have to be careful when drybrushing certain parts vigorously.
The paints are the same but the base coat needs to be even and more robust. and like others said, you should varnish.
Last edited by lhscouchmonster; September 22nd, 2010 at 02:18. Reason: grammar