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kallman20 Jun 2017 6:17 a.m. PST

When I lived in Dallas, Texas, yes it was hot, damn hot; however, I had lots of days when I could prime and seal minis. Now back in my good ole north state of North Carolina I do not have the heat issues, but man oh man, I had forgotten about the humidity. More important is how the humidity impacts being able to prime and seal minis. Ah well, hopefully I will get a window in the weather soon that will allow me to finish sealing a bunch of figures for my upcoming Congo game at H-con. In the meantime warm and humid during the day with thunder storms in the evening, rinse, repeat.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

Yep, about the same here in South Jersey!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

Same in Western MA…

Chuckaroobob20 Jun 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

Yeah, 99% humidity can be fun.

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 8:34 a.m. PST

106 here in California. Dry heat. Feels like your in a microwave.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

Kallman, always have a plan B. Which in this case would be brush-on (or airbrushed) primer and sealer. I've had excellent results with Liquitex Extra Matte varnish from Michaels. Looks very milky going on but dries hard and matte. Best of luck.

By the way, your Congo game is sold out! I'll drop by and make fun of your non-sealed figures. Lol!

Moonbeast Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 9:05 a.m. PST

118 in AZ. yesterday. Supposed to get to 121+ today. The primer dries extremely fast under those conditions, or so I've heard. Looks like I'll get to test it out. :)

45thdiv20 Jun 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

Seal them with Aqua net super hold hair spray. You can spray inside.


johnbear4420 Jun 2017 9:54 a.m. PST

"Aqua net super hold hair spray"

Does this really work?

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

"Aqua net super hold hair spray"

Does this really work?"

My 18th C. officers complain when I use hairspray. Something about their powdered wigs.

Personal logo Cheriton Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 10:15 a.m. PST


106 here in California. Dry heat. Feels like your in a microwave.

I am with you on that! 'Cept have some humidity here as well from the SJ Delta.

old fart

TMPWargamerabbit20 Jun 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

In California….. expected to be over 100 degrees at the warren. But for the well toasted ones in AZ… could be 120+ today and American Eagle airlines is canceling flights due to heat over 118 degrees in Phoenix. Seems their aircraft cannot take off if over 118 degrees within safety margin of runway. Humidity I expect under 10%…. so egg fry at 2 pm scheduled instead.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 10:36 a.m. PST


Pretty much the same in high summer here in southwest Ont

Makes me miss that dry prairie heat

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

Yes, its hot and humid in northern England too! I hate having paint drying on my brushes!

JimDuncanUK20 Jun 2017 11:28 a.m. PST

Here in Bonnie Scotland we call 27 Celsius (80 Fahrenheit) DAMN HOT which we might get once or twice a decade.

We had that in places yesterday.

Not sure what the humidity is but I can paint and spray no problem.

Tomorrow we are expecting 17 Celsius (63 Fahrenheit) and bucketing down (normal for us) (with localised flooding).

I expect to be able to paint and spray as normal.

45thdiv20 Jun 2017 1:00 p.m. PST

Yes, the hairspray works. Been using it for sealing figures for over 25 years. No wearing of paint and no issues with it yellowing over time. Don't spray it on thick. Just a few even passes.

Try it on a figure you are not too concerned with. I think you will find it to your liking.

Oh, don't think to speed up the drying time by using a hairdryer. I did that once. The heat made the hairspray dry fast, but also with a bit of a glossy finish.


warwell20 Jun 2017 1:32 p.m. PST

Here in Bonnie Scotland we call 27 Celsius (80 Fahrenheit) DAMN HOT

That's a cold spell here in sunny South Florida

JimDuncanUK20 Jun 2017 1:38 p.m. PST

Here in Bonnie Scotland we call 27 Celsius (80 Fahrenheit) DAMN HOT

That's a cold spell here in sunny South Florida

I know, I've spent many weeks in Florida over the years.

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 2:05 p.m. PST

Same problem here in eastern Mass. I have seven buildings that need to be sealed. Yesterday 75% humidity.

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

grin After a few years in NC, I switched over to brush-on primers. Working well in Florida…

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut20 Jun 2017 7:17 p.m. PST

I am in Needles, California tonight. 124 degrees, 2% humidity.

Personal logo Cheriton Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

I am in Needles, 124 degrees, California

Why…exactly evil grin?


Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

Needles looks like a beautiful town.


But 124 degrees is a "indoor day" to this Canadian.

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