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Posted by ModernKiwi on 15 May 2009, 23:43

Just a thought despertaferro, but I suspect that the thinners within enamel paints are what is affecting the plastic of the figures you (and I) are having problems with. I am going to try sealing the figure first with a coat of white acrylic.

Right, well I have just undercoated a dozen Caesar figures with white acrylic. Will wait and see how that turns out. If it doesn't work, I may try Gesso.
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Posted by despertaferro on 16 May 2009, 08:29

I think you're right, the thinners are the problem. I tried once to paint the figures with an acrylic coat first but only delayed for a few days the appearance of the shinny look. But maybe the coat was'nt thick enough.
Just let me now what you find!
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 16 May 2009, 23:59

Well I ended up painting 6 Caesar Modern US figures with an undercoat of white acrylic, then painting with enamels over the top. The results were ... mixed. I think I must have depended upon how thickly I undercoated. Some had a very good result, while others are still sticky 18 hours after the initial enamel coat. But even those (perhaps only in my imagination) are less sticky than their non-undercoated brothers.

I will buy some Gesso this week (hopefully in white as black will make things harder for me), and see how that performs.
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Posted by despertaferro on 17 May 2009, 00:12

Wow, that was quick! I would take a week to find it out. Great information! Thank you very much for sharing! I guess we have to change to acrylics, somehow... Because some figures may loose detail with a too thick base coat... :?
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Posted by Paul on 17 May 2009, 10:20

I changed to Acrylics a while back cos of many reasons, one being a `shiny effect`They also have a quiker drying time and seem to mix better.
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 18 May 2009, 13:21

Just a quick update, but all of the Caesars I painted seem to have the paint fully dried and can be handled without any sticky-ness. I am going to keep using the undercoat from now on.
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Posted by despertaferro on 18 May 2009, 14:12

These are good news! I'll do the same thing from now on. Thank you very much, ModernKiwi :thumbup:
Would be nice to see how these figures looks like... Knowing your previous works, I'm sure they're great :thumbup:
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