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Blog A very Mediocre paint log

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by WadeTheMediocre, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. WadeTheMediocre
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    20150908_192011.jpg First off, here's what I'll be painting(possibly to disastrous effect),
    Metal Stegadon
    Metal Slaan
    3 Metal Kroxigor
    Metal Skink Shaman
    10 Metal Temple Guard
    2 Metal Skink Priests
    1 Metal Oxyotl
    1 Metal Tehenuain(?)

    Never painted metal before, it'll be an adventure I'm sure.

    Try to base coat them tonight, I'll update with... updates.*



    *Unless inconvenient or I forget.
     
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    I look forward to it!
     
  3. WadeTheMediocre
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    Or I'll prime half of them then go get pinning supplies when the arms fall off of the temple guard. yaaaaaaay.
     
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    Yeah! The metal effect! Had the same problem with my metal figures. Back when I first started and nowadays when stripping off the models an reassembling them. Seems like the metal sucks up the glue...
     
  5. Crowsfoot
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    The most important part with metal is making sure they are really clean before priming, once primed they are exactly the same to paint as plastic.

    I would pva the base and add some sand before priming, saves you doing it once they are painted, although you may have different ideas for your bases.
     
  6. WadeTheMediocre
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    I washed them after stripping the old paint job, so theyre clean. Could just be a case of my impatience, not waiting more than 2 hours for glue to dry.
     
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    What glue are you using?

    Araldite rapid is the one I use and sets in 10 mins max and creates a really strong bond.
     
  8. WadeTheMediocre
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    Some sort of gel super glue? Always sets quickly in plastic, never had a problem before.
     
  9. WadeTheMediocre
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    Well, after acquiring supplies, drilling holes in metal and my finger(twice) and inserting metal rods my temple guard are literally rearmed, allowing me to paint something. I thought I'd take a stab at the slaan because its pretty small and 1 solid piece and unlikely to fall apart due to handling. After priming white I followed with some blues, resulting in the following. 20150910_221752.jpg 20150910_221752.jpg


    Yaaaaaaay my phone camera shines again! Closer is blurrier so I'll reconfigure in the daylight and try for a better picture.
     
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    Yeah can't really see much due to the glare, waiting for better pics, what blue have you used?
     
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    Maybe the Slann is emitting its own light source... glowing with magical energies!
     
  12. WadeTheMediocre
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    Lets try this again.
     
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