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How can i rectify this, i sprayed the models white and it came out with this horrible powdery finish, i was livid!!!
anyway of getting this stuff off my minis?
edit: Tut tut tut... Less of the swearing, please... -t.
Last edited by minus_t; April 13th, 2008 at 10:56.
Either strip them or deal with it. I've had it happen on a beast I was painting and even after layers of paint, it still showed the fuzz.
Actually, thinking about it right now, you could try varnishing the model, then painting over that. No telling how that will affect the details, but an option. I would just go with stripping myself, wish I did on mine.
i tried scrubbing it with an old toothbrush which didnt have much effect, trying to paint over it is a pain in the ass!
any suggestions on stripping chemicals which wont melt the mini? ta!
Use a sharp knife and scrape away... being very careful.
This happens more often with white primer than black. As far as stripping the models, I am no help. However, in the future I would recommend shaking the paint really well for at least one minute, spraying from a good distance away, make sure you are not spraying in a dusty (or pollen) area, and when you finish priming turn the can upside-down and spray until it stops. That should clear the residue out of the cap so that it doesn't spray dried up crud on your next batch of models.
there are plenty of threads on stripping minis.
I've always used BreakFluid and it works like a dream on my plastic mins. It's a nightmare on the skin (and environment) though so make sure you use plastic- or rubbergloves and dispose of any waste Breakfluid in a environmentalfriendly manner.
Don't go knifing on it. It takes ages and is doomed to leave marks you don't want.
Just to clarify, did you the skull white spray or rough coat? that sort of looks like rough coat, used for giving terrain buildings a grainy look.
Scrape with an x-acto blade the same way you would clean mold lines. Just don't press too hard and push the knife away from you and you should be fine.
As for why it would happen... could be that you sprayed too far away, could be outside the normal operating temperature/humidity, could be a bad can. You really don't want to be further than 12" away from the model otherwise you start finding that the spray dries in the air (somewhat) and will create an effect similar to that...
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Thanks for the replies guys, ill take a peek at the links for stripping mini's. the spray is a standard skull white.