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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #105 on: September 26, 2012, 07:59:28 PM »
>:(  Grrr.... finished a couple WWII figures up yesterday and decided to spray a coat of matte sealant on them today and they frosted.  Nothing heavy but I can tell.  I checked the weather and not much humidity.  I let the figures and can sit outside for a bit before spray and then shook the heck out of the can.  They looked fine after the spray and even after drying for about 45mins.  But now I come back a couple hours later and they have a light frost.   >:(  The only thing I can think of that I did wrong was spray to heavy of a coat on them... not cool, not cool at all.

Bummer. My priming using sub-par Lowe's primer is still a mistake I wish I could forget. It works OK on 100mm tanks, but I'm not loving it on my Romulans. I think I can persevere, but......grrr.

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #106 on: September 26, 2012, 08:03:25 PM »
>:(  Grrr.... finished a couple WWII figures up yesterday and decided to spray a coat of matte sealant on them today and they frosted.  Nothing heavy but I can tell.  I checked the weather and not much humidity.  I let the figures and can sit outside for a bit before spray and then shook the heck out of the can.  They looked fine after the spray and even after drying for about 45mins.  But now I come back a couple hours later and they have a light frost.   >:(  The only thing I can think of that I did wrong was spray to heavy of a coat on them... not cool, not cool at all.

Bummer. My priming using sub-par Lowe's primer is still a mistake I wish I could forget. It works OK on 100mm tanks, but I'm not loving it on my Romulans. I think I can persevere, but......grrr.

For stuff that small you probably need a high quality primer.
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #107 on: September 26, 2012, 08:05:10 PM »
For stuff that small you probably need a high quality primer.

I know. Nobody around here carries Tamiya Fine Primer. I'll probably do another query on Amazon. For a while it was hard to get due to the quake/tsunami.

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #108 on: September 26, 2012, 08:15:00 PM »
For stuff that small you probably need a high quality primer.

I know. Nobody around here carries Tamiya Fine Primer. I'll probably do another query on Amazon. For a while it was hard to get due to the quake/tsunami.

I've heard good things about the P3 primers

http://www.thewarstore.com/P3Primers.html

Also some mention about automotive primer which is very thin.  Check out this discussion on TMP.

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=234219
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #109 on: September 27, 2012, 04:16:42 AM »
I've tried P3 and they're OK. Not tried automotive primer. IMHO Tamiya Fine is the best primer ever. Expensive, but it goes on like skin - the model never even looks like there's anything on it.

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #110 on: September 27, 2012, 05:41:25 AM »
Hopefully this weekend will entail painting this guy:-



and/or this one:-





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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #111 on: September 27, 2012, 06:10:50 AM »
^Awesome make sure and take pictures for us!
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #112 on: September 27, 2012, 01:46:54 PM »
Hopefully this weekend will entail painting this guy:-



and/or this one:-



Waaaaaaaaughhhhhh!!!!!
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #113 on: September 27, 2012, 04:25:54 PM »
This looks like it may be interesting, LB.

http://stonebooks.com/archives/020922.shtml
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #114 on: September 29, 2012, 11:30:14 AM »
so, entered the sullen and goth inhabited GW for the first time in many years only to find its now practically a gaming club only - you can buy the game books, the codex, and the WHFB army books - as for figures they can only be bought online either at home or via a link to the studio on a pc in store!! vast stock reduction - i remember when the games tables were in the middle and the entire wall space was taken up by lead and plastic figure kits - no more.

So bought the £30 (ouch) painting guide, some brushes and a painting workstation - will order the two Orcs when i get back home

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #115 on: September 29, 2012, 11:34:23 AM »
so, entered the sullen and goth inhabited GW for the first time in many years only to find its now practically a gaming club only - you can buy the game books, the codex, and the WHFB army books - as for figures they can only be bought online either at home or via a link to the studio on a pc in store!! vast stock reduction - i remember when the games tables were in the middle and the entire wall space was taken up by lead and plastic figure kits - no more.

So bought the £30 (ouch) painting guide, some brushes and a painting workstation - will order the two Orcs when i get back home

No minis in the store? That's a WTF moment.

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #116 on: September 29, 2012, 11:36:57 AM »
nope - trees, hills, forts, castles and all kinds of WHFB fluff over here

towers, mines, rocket pads and all kinds of WH40k stuff over here

a whole wall of codex, army books, LOTR books

a whole wall of primer, paints, guides, white dwarf, WH40k novels

and a little PC like a cash machine in the wall for ordering figures for next day delivery to the store

apart from the kids and their games and the revolving demo cases in the window, not a figure in sight

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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #117 on: September 29, 2012, 11:40:54 AM »
LB, ever tried Krylon Krystal Clear?
Haven't painted minis in a dog's age (and Ihave had the dog's to prove it), but when I painted Napoleonics, that was the alternative for mass painting.
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #118 on: September 29, 2012, 11:42:56 AM »
so, entered the sullen and goth inhabited GW for the first time in many years only to find its now practically a gaming club only - you can buy the game books, the codex, and the WHFB army books - as for figures they can only be bought online either at home or via a link to the studio on a pc in store!! vast stock reduction - i remember when the games tables were in the middle and the entire wall space was taken up by lead and plastic figure kits - no more.

So bought the £30 (ouch) painting guide, some brushes and a painting workstation - will order the two Orcs when i get back home

Strange - I walked (in a crab-wise sort of way, whispering my usual mantra 'I'm cured, I'm cured') passed my local GW in the Metro Centre, and it seemed to be business as usual with a games table and lots if mini's in store. So maybe you have just a local phenonomen at your store (if its in Solihul - then all becomes clear....)
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Re: Whats on your painting table/workbench?
« Reply #119 on: September 29, 2012, 12:01:22 PM »
so, entered the sullen and goth inhabited GW for the first time in many years only to find its now practically a gaming club only - you can buy the game books, the codex, and the WHFB army books - as for figures they can only be bought online either at home or via a link to the studio on a pc in store!! vast stock reduction - i remember when the games tables were in the middle and the entire wall space was taken up by lead and plastic figure kits - no more.

So bought the £30 (ouch) painting guide, some brushes and a painting workstation - will order the two Orcs when i get back home

Strange - I walked (in a crab-wise sort of way, whispering my usual mantra 'I'm cured, I'm cured') passed my local GW in the Metro Centre, and it seemed to be business as usual with a games table and lots if mini's in store. So maybe you have just a local phenonomen at your store (if its in Solihul - then all becomes clear....)

it is, but Solihull's fkng POSH!!

but not their GW