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Muerto Inactive Member18 Sep 2015 7:51 a.m. PST

I was wondering if anyone has any advice regarding repainting Papo soft-ish plastic animals.

Has anyone done it? Do you strip them? Are there any problems with spray paint tackiness? Adherence? Oiliness? Melting of the plastic? Long term durability?

I had intended to strip them, as the factory paint looks thick and the detail is soft, but no luck with the usual stripping agents for acrylic paint.

Thanks.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2015 11:06 a.m. PST

I've repainted some Safari Toob figures, which I'm guessing are similar. I didn't strip the paint though, I washed in soapy water, dried, then primed with gesso and painted over that.

Muerto Inactive Member18 Sep 2015 11:25 a.m. PST

They turned out okay?

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2015 1:00 p.m. PST

Yes, the gesso held well.

Here are some shots of the after:
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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2015 1:54 p.m. PST

I've done two conversions of Safari Ltd. Dragons for fantasy gaming purposes: blog guide to conversions. I did not prime my toy figures with Gesso, but I wish I had, as it would have worked better, requiring fewer coats of paint to cover. Anyway, I've had the Swamp Dragon conversion for a couple of years now, and nothing has happened to my paint job yet, but it has had little handling thus far. Still, if you seal them with oil-based urethane, or Pledge Floor Shine (formerly known as Future Floor Shine), the paint will be well sealed, and protected from handling. Cheers!

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