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Okay so I read up on priming and I gave it a try on some cheap ripper models. I messed up still because of inexperience but I'm confident I can get it the next time I try something as I learned a few things from my mistakes.
The current question is simple. I have the three ripper swarms I made and they are all primed back with citadel primer but they are grainy from the primer. The grain comes off on my hand if I touch the figure. I am curious what caused this although I believe it is use to my not shaking the can well enough (I did shake for well over a minute but maybe with not enough vigour). This leads to how to fix it. Should I just strip the primer off (I read the thread on how to do that and what to use) or can I just wash the grain off in water for these models? Water doesn't strip paint right, so the grain would just come off and leave me my model how I want it?
I'm new to this but I'm excited to figure this out as I think it is a good learning experience and will be well worth it. Thanks for your help! :w00t:
Edit: Would the way the model dries have any effect? I can't find too good of a spot to let them dry except out back unless I put them in my room and open the window. I just want to avoid the fumes ahh...getting to me.
Last edited by PnHobbit; May 29th, 2006 at 04:15.
Usually grain is caused from spraying the primer too far away. You should never spray further than about 12 inches from the model. Humidity and temperature can also effect the spray. I would spray a bit closer though.
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Noted, I will try spraying closer.
Unfortunately water doesn' seem enough to get this grain layer off of the model so I'm guessing I have to just remove the primer and reprime closer to the models.
Hopefully it works out.
Edit: ahh...now that I think about it. Since brake fluid is supposed to not go down the drain where do I wash off the figures that I've put in the brake fluid? Since the amount that goes down will be so small and dillutted (sp) will it not hurt anything?
Last edited by PnHobbit; May 29th, 2006 at 16:32.