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Hi whenever i paint my Pewter Models, they always seem to chip, but only if i paint with Black or Bone/White if i'm painting a freaking skull how can i get this darn thing to stop chipping on me, its always on the horn ends and Boney bits (its the Skull thing from the Ghazghkull model to be exact but this happens on all my pewter stuff)
1. Use a proper primer before undercoating. It's formulated to stick and give you a decent surface for subsequent layers of paint. Chaos Black spray just doesn't cut it.
2. After you've finished, varnish the model.
3. Store the models properly. If they rattle around a box with other metal models of course they'll chip.
4. Learn to do touch-ups.
The simple truth is that you'll always have to deal with paint chipping. It's avoidable if you seal your stuff up in a display case and never touch it again, but if you're going to be handling and/or playing with your minis, paint will, at some point, chip. CBrate's suggestions are your best bet to make your paintjob as tough as possible, therefore avoiding chips as best you can, but no protection is perfect and the odd paint chip here and there is just a fact of wargaming life.
Always use gloss varnish, its stronger then matt varnish. If you don't want the gloss finish (most of the time you don't) you can spray it over with matt finish.
Even then, chips will happen!
(My purple ALWAYS chips (even over undercoat), but the most painful is the blends. Having to redo hours of work is never fun)
hehe i was about to start a thread on this very subject. Is the stuff to get the matt finish Dullcoat and the like?
Boris for PM! Go Bojo
DullCote is *the* matte finish to use. Nothing else comes close. It is however, as mentioned, not as good at protecting the paint from damage. Krylon non-yellowing Gloss Acrylic Varnish followed by a spray of DullCote seems to be something of a 'standard.' Another thing that can help is simply checking on your painting technique. Paint that is heaped on thick will chip off easier than paint applied in nice even thin coats! Some people (incl me) also add a little bit of Future Floor Wax to the water used to thin down paint. Might help as well!
Careful with Dullcote though. As much as I like using it, I on occasions have found it lives up to it's name and has dulled down any highlights I've spent the past day completing.
So then you paint a bit of 'ard coat on top of the dullcote that you sprayed on top of the gloss coat that went over the highlight coat that's on top of the base coat that adheres to the primer coat that sticks because you used an old toothbrush to scrub off all the mold release in a solution of warm but not hot slightly soapy water after filing off all of the...... anybody else think AT-43 is sounding real appealing?
Bad InquisitorAffe! No AT-43! Atleast, I'm not playing it with you!
Yes, the matt finish I use is dullcoat (the best of the best!). It does destroy subtle highlights though.
I have yet to try the Future Floor Wax.
I find thick layers are more likely to chip off, but thin layers are more likely to "wear" off.
Well I can't play anything with you if you don't show up at the club =)