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Painting Starline 2500s. Anything special to know?

 
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terryoc
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject: Painting Starline 2500s. Anything special to know? Reply with quote

Paul Franz on the podcast asked about painting the resin minis. From working with Forge World resin minis, my experience is that it's no different to working with metal minis: Wash and rinse to get rid of release agent; air-dry; thin spray undercoat; paint with acrylics as normal; varnish to seal; transfers; more varnish. Anyone have anything to add to that? Anyone disagree?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's all I've been doing.

file/sand flash and mold lines...
Wash to remove mold release agents...
prime...
paint...
gloss coat...
stickers...
matt coat...
Blow up Hydrans! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got about 60-odd Firestorm Armada resin ships, and I'd agree with both posts above regarding prepping and painting.

One note I would make is about glueing the models together: Superglue works well with resin but bonds almost instantly, so I'd recommend using the gel formula glue which gives you more time to adjust the position of the parts but is still sticky enough to hold them in place until it hardens. Fills in minor gaps too.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a crucial portion of hte Facebook post.

Resin is very porous and as such, it will absorb the superglue quickly. This serves to produce a strong bond that can withstand the occasional drop... but it will set very quickly.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the above posts are spot on.

Make sure you wash things well, though. Oddly enough, resin releasing agents tend to be more "slippery" than metal ones.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cheap electric toothbrush seems to work well for this job.
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