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    Painting Forgeworld Models.

    Did a forum search but it was sadly non-conclusive.

    Is there anything particularly special one needs to concern himself with when painting a forgeworld model (in my case the dreadnought drop pod)?

    I've heard rumors that the standard primer spray makes the resin melt, or that paint flecks off unless 'something' is done to prevent it.

    Can someone give me a quick 411?

    Thanks.


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    Hi, most of what i buy from GW is the forgeworld range. All i do is clean it with warm water and washing up liquid and a tooth brush, leave for 12-24hrs in the water, then let it dry and spray with a Car body primer/lacker clear (sp) then use Chaos spray paint and use armd couat thats what i do with mine
    hope this help

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    I think someone is trying to wind you up about the Resin melting. That resin is pretty damn stable. However you could certainly use a polyurathane varnish as a primer to start with.

    As always, make sure you WASH the resin mini (and allow it to dry thoroughly) before you prime it. Use a mild detergent (shampoo or washing-up liquid) in warm water, and rinse.

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    I will agree that washing in warm water with dishsoap is a great idea. Definitely a good idea to make sure the release agents are all scrubbed off. I personally use a toothbrush and give the pieces a good scrubbing. (not too hard - don't want to break the pieces!)

    At any rate - priming I have always found the GW's primers do the job. Haven't had a problem yet.

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    Me neither... and not resin models from FW but from other suppliers as well!
    Thanks to all the people showing faith in me

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    Heh, I should have mentioned - I use as toothbrush as well :yes:

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    I might as well post my question in this thread as it's kinda relevant.

    What should I do if I want to paint-strip a Forge World model?
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    I also give them a wash and a scrub. Be careful with the washing process, Warm water can be used to cure any warpage in the models so if you wash the model in water thats too hot you will make it go all floppy . I've never tried taking paint off a forge world model but i wouldnt use anything to strong...maybe nail polish remover. soak for a day and give it the toothbrush treatment!

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    It is always good to give Forge world stuff a good clean. I have always used a basin of soapy water and a tooth brush. Always give them a good rinse afterwards and allow them to dry well. You don't need to thick a layer of spray paint. One layer will do. If there is still casting fluid on the model, twenty layers of spray paint won't help. It will just be thicker when it cracks off.

    I have never had any problems doing it this way. Once I didn't with a Void dragon phoenix. The result was a disaster. As I painted all the paint began to crack and peel of a few hours after being applied.

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    Does anyone know if alcohol will do? If so I'll bring the parts to my job and give them a bath.
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