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cantbeatdavy12 Apr 2021 11:06 a.m. PST

Hi all
Can't remember if I have painted plastics before.So , how do I go about painting the 15mm horses that come with the metal figures?
Any thoughts are gratefully accepted!!
Cheers
John

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2021 12:30 p.m. PST

Some plastics have a mold release film on them it can be washed off with warm soapy water.
I always prime plastics. I use Rust-Oleum 2X primer in a spray can from WalMart, for $4. USD
I usually use the flat gray but for figures the flat white might be best. It will work just as well on your metal figures.
Then paint them as normal using whatever model paints you usually use. I generally seal them with a clear spray, flat or semi-gloss or gloss depending on the amount of shine you want on the figures. I usually use flat.

Good luck.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
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cantbeatdavy12 Apr 2021 1:50 p.m. PST

Sounds good!!
I will keep you posted on the outcome!
Stay safe all
John

Rotundo17 Dec 2021 3:24 a.m. PST

I lightly abrate plastics with scotch brite efore a wash. Same with resin building that are moulded. Just making sure primer holds.

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