[NetEpic ML] Re: What's the best way to paint?

From: Dave <warprat_at_...>
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 18:11:18 -0800

Good info Dan!


Dan Lobb wrote:
> Hi Dave:
> Someone may have answered this to your satisfaction already, but I use a
> cheap polystyrene to polystyrene cement called "Testors" for gluing the
> plasting infantry to bases. I put a drop in each hole, let it sit a bit,
> not more than a minute, then plug the figure in with a bit of a twist each
> way and find the fit to be snug but manageable. The cement reacts to the
> plastic so it becomes soft. You dont want to use too much, because it will
> bubble up around the figure.
> I generally paint my figures on the sprues. I spray paint a base coat then
> I do then assemly line method of painting with one color at a time. I find
> it is easiest to work on them over a period of days. That way I don't get
> any bleed through from different colors. For the figures that need more
> detail, I will touch up after I remove them, but you can usually give them
> a bit of a twist without removing them from the sprue for full access.
> I paint the bases once before putting the minis in then I touch up after
> they dry. I don't flock the line infantry stands very much anymore, but I
> would flock them before attaching the minis. Again , I would touch them up
> after.
> I have alot of patience though. I painted a Snakebite Clan where no two
> figures have the exact same colors, they are suppose to be scavengers so...
> I figured they should all have odd bits of different colors. Marines have
> less detail for me though, they generally get black weapons, one or two
> Chapter colors, and some sort of badging pattern on the shoulder pads.
> I hope this helps,
> danlobb_at_...
> >I've tried that method, but had a problem. The bases on the figures did
> >not fit into the holes in the square stands after painting. I had to
> >trim the paint from the bases.
> >
> >That brings up another question, when do you paint the base?
> >With the figures in?
> >
> >Do you glue the figures to the base, spay paint, detail figs, glue flock
> >to the base?
> >
> >Or paint the figs off the base, glue fig to the base, paint the base,
> >glue flock.
> >
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