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Boomcoach17 May 2016 5:14 a.m. PST

I have recently picked up some Firestorm Armada ships. I also have some Acheson creations terrain that I have not painted and I want to get a start on it.

Once primed, I am hoping the models paint like any others, but I want to know if any special preparation is required for resin models prior to priming, and if there are any priming issues I need to be aware of.

Haven't painted for about 8 years, trying to get back into the mix.

Pictors Studio17 May 2016 5:36 a.m. PST

Just wash them with soap and water and then let them dry. After that paint them like any other plastic or metal model you have.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2016 5:36 a.m. PST

I wash resin with soap and water first, which may be my OCD but I think the primer sticks better

45thdiv17 May 2016 5:45 a.m. PST

Wash using an old toothbrush so that you can remove all of the release agent then dry and prime normal.

Goober17 May 2016 6:36 a.m. PST

Conventional wisdom says wash in warm, soapy water.

I have NEVER done this purely because I'm lazy and I've never had a problem with paint coverage or adhesion. Your choice, of course. The only exception was a couple of kits that had a powder coating on them that I washed off. Other than that, trim off the flash, file down any rough spots, glue them together and away you go.

I treat resin much as I do metal I use either Halfords acrylic primer in grey or white (UK automotive store) or good old Games Workshop primer.


Balthazar Marduk17 May 2016 3:40 p.m. PST

I've never bothered with cleaning and I haven't had much of a problem with it.

ced110605 Sep 2016 10:39 p.m. PST

Especially with KS, I'm seeing more different resin mixtures, with some resin miniatures taking paint more difficultly than others. Even different batches of resin miniatures may differ within the same company.

I do the same as Pictors. I just have a plastic sealed take-out container that I put my mini's in, add a tiny amount of dishwashing liquid, add water, gently swirl, then leave for a few hours. Return, rinse and dry off miniatures.

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