Prep'ing for the 'Pocalypse for large armies

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Re: Prep'ing for the 'Pocalypse for large armies

Post by jj3 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:57 am

kernbanks wrote:A question for the group... my Warlord just came in. being foam I know most spray paint is not the best idea. does anyone have any hints/tips/lessons learned for priming and painting foam. would have to have a titan manufactorium warlord become all bubbled and chaotic. No plague titans here.
Spray (airbrush or hand paint) a solid prime coat of acrylic paint, that will coat and seal it.

Just don't use any enamel or harsh thinners. Don't use spray paints unless you are 100% sure your primer covers everything - otherwise you will get a melted effect and have to play on the chaos side!
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Re: Prep'ing for the 'Pocalypse for large armies

Post by bigoldfrog » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:45 am

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Re: Prep'ing for the 'Pocalypse for large armies

Post by Randolph » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:21 pm

Don't use spray paints on exposed foam!!! The propellant will eat the foam.

Use an airbrush - or use black paint and sponges to lay down a layer of acrylic paint first before using spray paint. Once you have covered any exposed foam then you can use aerosol-ized paint to your heart's content.

Krylon does make a spray paint that works with foam - the non-aerosol H2O works terribly on any other surface, takes 2 days to dry, and is as runny as the condiments on my lunchtime hamburger (need to go change my shirt!).

Do yourself a favour and invest in a compressor and air brush. It will make life easier.
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Re: Prep'ing for the 'Pocalypse for large armies

Post by kernbanks » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:30 pm

I have one... but haven't mastered thinning the paints just yet. and the reaver and 5 warhounds are all in a combo of rattlecan colors... wanted to maintain some uniformity. It came based, but there were small spots where it wasn't primed. need to touch up, and for safety (protecting my investment) hit it again before busting out the rattle can

Now we're getting somewhere...
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Re: Prep'ing for the 'Pocalypse for large armies

Post by mongo8089 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:29 pm

Hi Randolf

Just wanted to say that your article was excellent!

Ive experimented with the tool belt at some recent tournaments and found it useful.

So I look forward to seeing you down the table somewhere as we crush these xeno scum!


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