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Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

PostPosted: Friday July 16th, 2010 10:46pm
by el_flesh
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

PostPosted: Sunday July 18th, 2010 12:21am
by Daniel Anteron
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.

Re: Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

PostPosted: Monday September 6th, 2010 6:36pm
by CaptainNeatoman
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?

Re: Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

PostPosted: Monday September 6th, 2010 11:18pm
by el_flesh
I'd have to ask the artists who did it to comment in here...

Re: Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

PostPosted: Tuesday September 7th, 2010 1:56am
by CaptainNeatoman
Ah, I thought you did it yourself. I guess there's no way toi learn besides doing it. That and Google.

Re: Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

PostPosted: Tuesday September 7th, 2010 4:22am
by keyansark
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.

Re: Minis Acrylic Chipping Dammit

PostPosted: Tuesday September 7th, 2010 7:29am
by el_flesh
Acrylic art paints - so probably general purpose for pix or whatever.