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    Hey guys

    Ok, so a few years back when i got some of those Cadian upgrade packs from FW, i got a note saying i should leave in some warm soapy water to get rid of the oily film that the items had gained due to casting.

    I didnt pay any attention to that and wished i had cos they took ages to paint properly lol

    Now, ive just received my Thunderhawk but dont have any similar instructions. the models themselves dont seem as 'filmy' as the cadians i had a few years back.

    So can any1 point out what i should do? do i need to soak them? or can i just assemble and paint like a normal tank?

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    It's a good idea to wash them anyways to make sure all the mold release is gone.
    I'm sure you would want to paint something like a Thunderhawk as best as possible
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    ok, so warm soapy water and give it a bit of scrub with an old toothbrush or something yea? or just soak it all?

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    Use a toothbrush. I soaked my FW Inquisitor model 3 times, and the paint still doesn't stick right. I soaked my FW Thunderbolt pilot and scrubbed with a brush one time and it's taking paint fine. The trick is NOT to wash off the soap before you scrub. If you wash with water first it doesn't work at all.

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    even when I have soaked and scrubbed my FW bits I find GW paint still struggles to stick to resin, although car primer did a great job. Still maybe I need to wash harder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgeworld FAQ
    This isn't always necessary but I find it's generally better to be safe than sorry. Washing will help with the painting stage later. To get the best results from washing your model components I'd suggest using a mild abrasive cleaner diluted in water. I use a kitchen floor cleaner diluted in water. The models should then be given a scrub with an old toothbrush or something similar. A toothbrush is useful as the bristles are fine enough to fit into small gaps but firm enough to actually do something. I usually leave the components to soak for a little while before using the toothbrush. Then remove the models, rinse thoroughly and allow them to dry.
    The reason for doing this is to make sure all traces of mould release fluids are removed. It also gives a very slight abrasion to the surface of the model that with some of the smoother models will help with paint adhesion.


    I use warm water and washing up liquid. If you do use floor cleaner to clean your resin, test it first with a off cut.

    Two light coats of spray will work better than one.

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    Last edited by danjones87; January 10th, 2009 at 14:46.

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    Many Thanks Guys

    Much Appreciated

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    I wash all my minis - FW or not, with dish-washing fluid or soap and a brush

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