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PaulRPetri19 Sep 2022 8:10 a.m. PST

Just a few picture update showing some finished Sioux warriors.


BigfootLover19 Sep 2022 8:36 a.m. PST

Beautiful!! I understand using Mod Podge mixed with paint as a primer, but what is the windshield washer fluid for?

phil bagnall19 Sep 2022 10:30 a.m. PST

I'm guessing the wiper fluid is a detergent to reduce the surface tension in the mix and allows the primer mix to stay as a film rather than "gapping" and leaving areas uncovered after priming. I've tended to use a few drops of dishwasher rinseaid or washing up liquid for the same reason in homemade washes – and it might help the cover of brush on gesso which sometimes "gaps" too, I'll give it a try once I'm in winter (brushing not spray) priming season

BillyNM19 Sep 2022 11:58 a.m. PST

They are nice, do please keep posting as your project progresses.

PaulRPetri19 Sep 2022 12:45 p.m. PST

Thanks for the kind comments.

The windshield fluid helps to thin the paint and mod podge for better coverage. This is not a trick I thought of but model builders use it instead of water to thin paints. A cheep flow aid solution.

Legionarius19 Sep 2022 7:33 p.m. PST

Very nice painting and basing.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2022 1:52 p.m. PST

Thanks for sharing your progress. I have fallen in love with 1/72 plastics all over again. I am doing Pony Wars in 15mm, as I already had a large Plains War collection when the rules were reissued. But I am collecting 1/72 plastics for other periods. Thanks for your painting tips!

PaulRPetri23 Sep 2022 7:40 a.m. PST

Thanks Nick! I also have 15mm Pony Wars stuff, not a complete collection for it, but switched gears mid flight, as I am prone to do. I have been a big 1/72 fan since the mid 1990's and have several large collections for various periods.

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