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My cousins Wood Elf army which he's had for over 3 years and likes to touch the models alot well its paint is coming off the figures he uses citadel paints but no primer or aftercoat stuff. Why is it coming off?
To prevent this from happening to me how can I ensure the paint doesnt come off my models???
Ensure you use a primer to start with.
Primer is layed down as a base to help further layers adhere to the model.
If you want to have an extra strong model you can add a varnish or sealer. You should use a matt varnish. That one isnt shiney, but always test varnishes before putting them on your models, you dont want to paint a master piece and then ruin it! You can use a GW one or go to a DIY store and pick up a varnish from there, ask your parents for help if you dont know what you need.
You said it yourself. He uses no primers or after coatings.
I'd suggest actually using primer, (though its hard to imagine someone Not doing so..) and getting a sealer coat of some sort, be it spray or otherwise.
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As has been said, Primer is not just to give the army a nice colour to paint from. Its there to keep the paint adhered to the model.
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i have a question to add on to this thread, is it worth varnishing your models? Because i would imagine that it would start to cost a bit if you did all of them.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's just that yours is stupid.
The can ive got cost me £3, its 150ml specialist stuff to cope with both oils and acyrillics (small compared to the 400ml GW spray cans), but a quick coat will cover the top and exposed areas that are prone to chipping.
When I first read this thread, I thought the pants were coming off your models. Terrifying!
But yeah, primer and matte varnish are the hotness.
Little bit of cut & paste, and it's a self-answering thread!he uses citadel paints but no primer or aftercoat stuff.
A couple of cans of spray varnish/sealer is no great expense compared to what you already paid for the mini and the time put into painting it. No excuse not to!
Yup, like the guys said, undercoat/primer to make the paint stick and not rub off is vital. The varnish at the end is optional but I guess pretty necessary if you are not too carefull when you game.
I've never varnished my men because I've wried about shinyness and I'm never 100% sure I've finished, but I have to be soooo careful when I play or bits get chipped off, especially metal minis.