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Hamilton06 Jun 2016 5:58 a.m. PST

I haven't done much with my lead pile for the last year. One reason is that when the urge to paint would strike, I'd realize that I had nothing actually ready to paint.

I decided to remove that excuse, so over Memorial Day weekend and this past weekend I cleaned, assembled, customized, based, and primed over 1000 troops and vehicles.

No excuses now when I want to get right in and start painting!

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2016 6:01 a.m. PST

Good idea. I always thought about doing that, but then worried that the items I primed but let sit too long would need to be redone. Does anyone know much about that issue? How long a gap between priming and painting is too long?

45thdiv06 Jun 2016 6:35 a.m. PST

You should not have any issues with a primed figure. I have had some for Over 15 years. All I had to do was a quick rinse and dry to remove the dust build up.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2016 6:43 a.m. PST

I think that's a good idea. Sometimes I catch myself actually wanting to paint -- and having the time to paint -- but I don't have anything ready to paint.

kenohhkc Inactive Member08 Jun 2016 6:04 a.m. PST

I do this too. I have gobs on paint sticks and primed:

28mm French Nappies
28mm Spanish Nappies
28mm Brit Highlanders
15mm Fantasy (undead/orcs/imperial)
28mm Fantasy adventurers and monsters
28mm Fantasy armies(elves, orcs, dwarves)
28mm terrain
15mm fantasy terrain
15mm sci fi humans
15mm Gutani
15mm Karks


That way if almost any mood strikes me, I am ready. And when I am focused on painting, it comes from these.

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