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Makhno191811 Oct 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

any reason not to do this, besides the cleanup, smell and etc? Ive been painting metal with oil, its what I have and im broke. Ive seen very little about using oil on plastic, other than for weathering. Wondering if anyone has experiences or has other reasons not to use oil paint. Thanks!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 7:53 a.m. PST

If properly primed should be no problem except it takes forever to dry

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 8:13 a.m. PST

Wash the figures to remove any parting agent (some
still use it), let 'em dry completely, prime with
Gesso and you should be able to use the oils easily.

But bear in mind what Frederick said.

Aethelflaeda was framed11 Oct 2018 8:26 a.m. PST

Oils work fine on plastics. Thin with turpentine and you have your basic testor's model enamels without the nice little bottle.

Makhno191811 Oct 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

Awesome. Thanks!

Banana Man11 Oct 2018 10:58 a.m. PST

Never had a problem painting plastics with enamel. I don't wash the plastic either.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 11:30 a.m. PST

It's fine, except for the clean up, the smell, and the etc.

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2018 5:35 p.m. PST

gesso is your friend.

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