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barcah200118 Apr 2018 2:03 p.m. PST

I just received my game and realized I've never painted plastic figures. Anything different than metal figures starting with the undercoat?

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 3:00 p.m. PST

Just make sure you wash them in a solution of warm water and dish soap. This does away with the mold release agent. I then just treat my plastics like metal figs.


barcah200118 Apr 2018 3:49 p.m. PST

Thank you

wrgmr118 Apr 2018 4:18 p.m. PST

There are also undercoat paints that will bend with the plastic if necessary.
Most hobby shops carry these now.
Or Rust-Oleum Specialty Plastic Primer Spray or Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Plastic Primer.

barcah200118 Apr 2018 4:36 p.m. PST

That's a great tip— thank you

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 5:13 p.m. PST

Rust-Oleum Specialty Plastic Primer Spray or Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Plastic Primer
I've used both of these products for hobby and home use and they work.

Timmo uk19 Apr 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

If you wash them in soapy water, which is highly recommended, make sure you rinse them well in warm water as soap can leave a film residue. Be careful not to use hot water as it may distort the planes. Having washed them don't handle – you'll be putting natural skin oils back on the model. Instead wear non-powdered latex gloves – plastic primers need all the help they can get to ensure they really stick.

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