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#1 Newman55f9

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:47 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions regarding painting the figures such as:

What to use for primer?

How to protect them after painting? 

Somone suggested a mixture of 50% Elmer's glue and water to coat them after painting, has anyone tried that? 



#2 Meta Baston

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:06 AM

Hi!

Here's what I have done for mine (as well as for TOI's figs):

1. Soaked the figs in vinegar. Tossed and turn them so they'd be real clean. Rinsed with water.

2. Sprayed them with a grey acrylic color.

3. Painted them with acrylics. (I use brushes only. No spray, no air brush.)

4. Varnished the figs, two coats. I used Liquitex Matte Varnish. The varnish looks really protective and gives a cool finish to the figs.

MB



#3 Newman55f9

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:04 AM

Thank you MB,

Is there any chance you could post a picture or two?  Does the varnish harden the figures?



#4 Meta Baston

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:30 AM

The varnish doesn't harden the figs, really.

Here are some pictures.

English cavalry

English infantry

French infantry

 



#5 KlausFritsch

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:53 AM

Great job, they do look fantastic!



#6 Newman55f9

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:05 AM

Thanks MB, they do look great and accurate too!



#7 Olivier Rosseeuw

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:37 AM

Hi Guys !

Here are some pics from my figs.






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