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Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

Postby el_flesh » Friday July 16th, 2010 10:46pm

There is an undercoat of primer, acrylic paint in a few layers, and a coat of dull lacquer sprayed on.

But some are still beginning to chip: the dwarf's knuckles, the wizard's arm in one spot (where he didn't put deodorant) and the Bitch King's fingertips.

We intend to touch up the minis, and add a second or third coat of dull lacquer spray. Any other advice?

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Re: Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

Postby Daniel Anteron » Sunday July 18th, 2010 12:21am

el_flesh wrote:There is an undercoat of primer, acrylic paint in a few layers, and a coat of dull lacquer sprayed on.

But some are still beginning to chip: the dwarf's knuckles, the wizard's arm in one spot (where he didn't put deodorant) and the Bitch King's fingertips.

We intend to touch up the minis, and add a second or third coat of dull lacquer spray. Any other advice?

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Is the Lacquer enamel? If it's not try a clear coat of satin enamel. That should help it last longer.
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Re: Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

Postby CaptainNeatoman » Monday September 6th, 2010 6:36pm

Hey el_flesh-

It may be chipping, but your paint job looks amazing. I just found this thread right after creating another on a similar topic.

http://www.yeoldeinn.com/hqforum/viewtopic.php?f=143&t=487

Any tips?
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Re: Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

Postby el_flesh » Monday September 6th, 2010 11:18pm

I'd have to ask the artists who did it to comment in here...
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Re: Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

Postby CaptainNeatoman » Tuesday September 7th, 2010 1:56am

Ah, I thought you did it yourself. I guess there's no way toi learn besides doing it. That and Google.
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Re: Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

Postby keyansark » Tuesday September 7th, 2010 4:22am

Don't know which paints you used, and that is basic as bad paints chip earlier... Did you prime the minis? I use a black coat of spray primer for all my minis. Generally speaking, in plastic minis, primed and painted with Vallejo and Citadel paints, paint does not chip even if you don't barnish them.
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Re: Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

Postby el_flesh » Tuesday September 7th, 2010 7:29am

Acrylic art paints - so probably general purpose for pix or whatever.
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