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    Repainting without stripping

    I'm repainting all my Grey Knights black because the silver is starting to look a bit tarnished from constant handling, head-first dives off wobbly terrain pieces and general abuse, and black is easier to repair. I want to avoid completely stripping them because there are a few details that I'd quite like to keep and can easily paint around; is it at all feasible to just paint black over the silver, or will it just look shoddy?


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    It might take a couple of coats but it should be all right. Have a go with a trial model and see what happens.
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    Maybe on the other hand, I say maybe, the result will be too "heavy"?
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    If you painted thin the first time and intend to do it again, give it a go.
    Make sure the models arn't to dirty though as the paint might behave odd and decide to fall off.

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    it depends alot on the paint you use.. Ive found P3 has a really good coverage .. but pretty much your just going to have do a test mini.
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    Try it, see if you like it. If it doesn't look as good as you would want then you can always strip it and re paint.

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    Hi Brother Frank, I agree you should try it. Black is a pretty intense color and doesn't need to be so thick to be opaque I think. I used to paint over painted models way back when I didn't know how to strip them, and you get varied results. It sounds like it's worth a try!

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    I have repainted a minis a couple times without stripping... After the second time, the details started to diminish, and I could not go a third time...

    It also depends how thick your original coats were.

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    Make sure theres no dust on the models too! If you have an airbrush, spray the models with the air or hiar dryer them and brush with a paint bursh to remove dust.

    If they are metal models, I dont see why you wouldnt want to strip them back down to bare metal, it will only take a coat of primer and your good to go.

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