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Who has unpainted Space Hulks?
I'm not a fast or even decent painter and this project is too much for me. I limit myself to small paint projects lately, like I'm currently painting my TMNT Shadows of the Past set, BUT so I can actually complete the task, I'm limiting myself to just the four turtles. Even then it takes me way too long - I finished Michelangelo and I'm working on Leonardo so far...
At any rate, I don't think I can realistically say I'll get to painting Space Hulk, and I'm ok with that. Maybe if I somehow get more time on my hands.
Until, one day, passing by a builder's skip, I saw this and had a revelation:
It's plasterer's joint tape. Cheap as muck, easy to trim to the right shape and size and paints up beautifully like a metal mesh floor.
Pug wrote: I have a copy waiting to be painted... sadly the weather has been extra cold so I haven’t been able to prime the figures with a spray. Hoping that in March I will be able to start.... but I think your initiative is awesome and would be happy to participate!
Sure, I can do March. That'll give me time to sort out the basing.
No. If anything, the paint will stay better on them with the primer aging this long.
Shellhead wrote: Do I need to prime my partially painted figures again? The last time I primed them was 8 years ago.
I have no science to back this up, just anecdotal experience. But Ive used various primers for metal and plastic models. some models went years without pain applied. After painting aged primed figs, I noticed that paint shed (paint chipping off, but primer being left behind) was drastically reduced over the course of their life compared to those who were painted over relatively fresh primer.
Long story short, dont reprime them unless they somehow managed to become heavily abraded. Dust can be washed or cleaned off without any ill effects on prime.
I've got an AoS warscroll I need to complete by the end of March for the Malign Portents campaign, and also a BB team I have to have done for a tourney on April 7th.
If people want to get going in March, that's cool, but I'm going to shoot for having my set done by the end of April.