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Guthroth21 Jun 2013 10:31 a.m. PST

I picked up a Dystopian Wars Zeppelin at the weekend, but I'm aving trouble getting it to take undercoast.

Can anyone tell me what they use ?

TIA

Pete

Royal Air Force Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 10:41 a.m. PST

Wash thoroughly, I use Simple Green. I've found that Spartan's mold release is especially annoying. I then undercoat with grey spray primer.

Chief Lackey Rich Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Jun 2013 10:50 a.m. PST

Seconded. Their mold release agents are a pain sometimes, really requires a good soak and scrub.

Bryan Stroup Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 10:53 a.m. PST

What RAF said. It's a good practice in general when it comes to resin.

Once cleaned, they take paint wonderfully

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Jun 2013 12:22 p.m. PST

Wash thoroughly, I use Simple Green. I've found that Spartan's mold release is especially annoying. I then undercoat with grey spray primer.

Amen. I use a thorough scrubbing with soap and very warm water but no matter what, scrub them. Great models, fun game, but the mold release will shed primer by the skinful if not washed.

Mike has left the building22 Jun 2013 4:32 a.m. PST

I must be in the minority here as I've never had a problem with priming any of Spartan models. I wonder if it's the primer I use? I always use matt black car primer from Halfords (for those in the UK) maybe car primer is able to stick better to normal spray paints

but the advice given here is good and maybe I should get into the habit of doing that as well

Mike

Chief Lackey Rich Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Jun 2013 4:58 a.m. PST

I must be in the minority here as I've never had a problem with priming any of Spartan models.

It may just be luck. I only encountered the problem on four or five figs out of the first twenty or so that I did, but it was offputting enough that I carefully wash everything from them these days, so I can't be sure how many of the hundreds of their models I've done for various people were problematic. Better safe than sorry with resin, though.

Royal Air Force Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 7:57 p.m. PST

I had several that shed primer in flakes due to inadequate washing. I use Krylon primer and had to strip in Simple Green and re-prime. Now I don't take the chance, and they all get a good scrubbing

foggybottom Inactive Member31 Oct 2013 9:57 p.m. PST

It wasn't their Dystopian Wars, but their Firestorm Armada that I painted. Washed it in dish detergent, let it air dry and primed and painted and it all stuck. No flaking or peeling. And in humid Florida air between the daily rainshowers. Might just have been luckier than I deserve.

Lion in the Stars Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2013 1:23 p.m. PST

I think the Krylon Fusion line will cover and stick nicely without washing, but I still scrub the heck out of any resin minis.

I prefer using Purple Power, Castrol SuperClean, or Formula 409 Orange to Simple Green, they seem to do a better job removing the mold release material.

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