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I am trying to paint up some imperial fists and just recently when i am spraying them white i get this weird bobbley effect once it dries. Does anyone have any idea why this might be happening? I have gone through 3 torso's already and this is getting expensive. :confused:
The way i spray at the moment i shake the spray for 2 minutes, then spray 3 times ( just a touch each ). wait ten minutes, turn 45 degree's, spray 3 times etc etc until model is undercoated. I use GW spray too.
I looked in the topic about priming but it didn't help me really.
I would really like some help since the terminators are coming out saturday and they are lovely. ( and expensive to mess up! )
Last edited by DaCone2; April 7th, 2005 at 18:17.
I think you might be spraying too close. Make sure the can is 10 to 12 inches away, and dont overspray. A couple of quick light coats are better than one thick coat.
Also where are you located? Read the can and make sure that you meed the requirements for temperature and humidity. If it is too cold, too hot, or too humid that will effect the quality of the spray.
I usually find automotive sprays like Krylon Duplicolor more reliable than the GW stuff.
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
I spray painted over 40 marines today and found no problem what so ever. Here's some pointers.
Keep in mind that I use GW black spray primer without problems. What you have to do is spray about a foot away from the model. I spray about 10 guys at once in a checker kind of pattern like this - _ - _ - _ - _ - _ . Just do light dustings on them starting at the front and going around so that you turn 4 times 45 degrees each time. Two sprays a side or so should be fine. It is very important to remember to never do it in 1 try. Spray them as earlier stated and then wait 10-15 for it to dry then do another thin coat. Two thin coats are always better than one thick one. Don't worry if you leave some spots out, that's what a brush is for. Also spray paint outdoors on a non-windy day. Good luck this method has never failed me.
Thanks for the help everyone. I will try the ways that you said.
I take it that you move the models when you turn them round red_talon? ( zig-zag models )
I normally spray in the kitchen and i spose it was quite cold last night. Maybe i need a new spray.
I take it that i should use skull white to go over the bits missed. Will that work?
I wish smelly primer was still around.
You probably don't need a new spray just need to use it in the ideal conditions. Most problems with primers aren't really the brand you use but how it is used. If used incorrectly or in the wrong conditions you will get undesireable results.
Hence the reason you will find people on the opposite extremes when talking about primer brands. Some will say that it is horrible and others will say they have been using it forever without any problems whatsoever. I happen to be lucky and live in climate that is moderate mostly year round.
I never touch models as I'm spraying them. That is how you get dust, hair, and fingerprints on the surface of the models. I spray outside so I walk around them. I would not spray inside as too much spraying can cause poisoning :mellow:Originally Posted by DaCone2
Heheh, the first time i sprayed the torso, it was perfect but i didn't wait long enough to pick it up and got a fingerprint on it hence the whole respraying thing
i will try a test model before i start my termies i think.
Does anyone know where i can get a decent coloured spray from?
Yellow or Bronzed flesh would be grand!
So, what do you use to go over the bits that the primer missed?