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Offline Rowsdower

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Scrubbing Reaper Minis?
« on: September 13, 2020, 02:49:47 PM »
Are you supposed to scrub Reaper minis before painting them or do they need a special kind of paint. The ones I have go 'sticky' after being painted
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Re: Srcubbing Reaper Minis?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 02:52:53 PM »
My usual way is to dunk any miniatures metal, plastic, resin, into soapy water over night, and then rinse.
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Re: Scrubbing Reaper Minis?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 04:44:23 PM »
Reaper recommend that you scrub them with soapy water, basically.

There is a warning that some primers are unsuitable, though I've had no problem using Citadel Chaos Black spray.

Also, water-thinned paints may "bead" on the surface, apparently.

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Re: Scrubbing Reaper Minis?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 07:26:29 PM »
Some vinyls don't work well with a lot of spray paints/primers and result in the sticky issue you mention. I learned this the hard way when I first got into custom vinyl toys. So I treat Bones the same way -- I wash the figures with some water and dish soap, and then prime them with brush on gesso.