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I've recently switched from undercoating using sprays to using my airbrush and a Vallejo black primer. Its fantastic, and I would really recommend it. I can get in to all the nooks and crannys without blasting away all of the detail. Plus, it really has teeth and paint adheres to it beautifully.
Theres just one small problem, some slight trouble in paradise.
It rubs of quite easily. I tend to handle my miniatures a fair bit throughout the painting process unless its something really special. Thus, when painting a block of 15 dudes, I'm just picking them up willy nilly and I end up with bare grey plastic exposed through the beautiful toothy plack primer.
I'm looking for a mount for them as I paint to stop this happening. Here is my criteria
I don't want to use corks. They are too small for me to grip well.
I would like something about the same diamater as a deoderant spray can, that I can stick some blu-tak on and just swap models out as I paint them.
I'd prefer wood as it has a bit of weight to it.
Anyone got any ideas? What do you use?
Any tips would be apprecaited lads and ladies.
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Soda/water bottles (16 oz.) work great if partially filled with water, and are also free.
I tend to PVA glue my based figures on plastic bottle caps.
I can screw them onto a bottle for spraying or just use the cap when brushing.
About the primer rubbing off: Are you prewashing your figures to remove the mold release agents?
Last edited by Spittle72; June 3rd, 2012 at 13:41.
After the paint drys it rubs off when you touch it? That sounds like crap paint to me. I have never had that happen before. I would second the soda pop bottle tip. It works well for me.
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I've seen a lot of people using corks from wine bottles and the like. Pinning a mini to one of them gives you plenty of room to grip onto and save rubbing the paint off.
I've had the same thing with the High Elves I'm working, undercoat using that airbrush and then manhandling them, does rub off the paints on the edges and stuff! :-)