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Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:55 pm

Hello all. I want to know if you can prime over painted SM marines. Or do you have to scrape all the paint of for it to look good? Thanks
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby kturock » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:06 pm

no.
You can strip them, then reprime them.
or you can just paint over them. [bad idea.] every layer hides detail of the sculpt.

someone here had a 'how-to' on stirpping.

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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby Ironhide » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:01 pm

Technically, you can; but you would lose a lot of detail.
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:23 pm

OK thanks guys. Do you have the link to the "How to"?
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby oaflord » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:30 pm

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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:37 pm

Thanks man
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:29 am

I had another question guys, where can I get rocks and stuff for marine bases? What do you use?
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby oaflord » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:09 pm

CMSheats wrote:I had another question guys, where can I get rocks and stuff for marine bases? What do you use?

This one always cracks me up... My driveway isn't paved, so I went out and got a tub full of driveway. Ranges from sand to large rocks about the size of a marine knee pad. Haven't run out yet...lol

Now... if you mean large rocks for marines to stand on, I recommend wood chips. They look like rock if primed and painted properly.

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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:44 pm

Wow that's a great idea! I live a mile down a dirt road so that should work great. Thanks Oaf.
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby Norseman » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:28 pm

That stuff is heavy and cheap. I USED to use it as well. However I found it didnt paint well. I use ballast from model train sets. Most of my models are based the exact same no matter the army. All my armies are completed as the would have been in the 3rd war of Armageddon. So I use a small and medium ballast mixed together with a few light brown off colored rubble pieces. I mix it together and basically dip the base in with white glue on the top. I then let it dry and then attach the odd clump of dead yellowed grass or shrub with railroad flock and sponge.

You get this:

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Grass looks greener with the lighting i used. It is yellow in person.
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby kturock » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:10 pm

I tried clean, kitty litty once.
It soaked up alot of paint & glue.
So when you try dirt & sand, see if it soaks up paint/water/glue.
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:51 pm

Lol, well that's what kitty litter is meant for. :lol: I like the base you posted. I am just looking for something like that.
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby MagickalMemories » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:12 pm

Careful with using things you just pick up off of the ground. They can have microbes and other nasty little gribblies in them that you can't see with the naked eye. As I understand, they can eventually ruin the paint job.

For large boulders, I like tree bark. I've never actually USED it msyelf, but I've seen it used plenty. Let it sit in a bleach bath for a while, then rinse it out and dry it completely.

For smaller rock on bases, I use sand. You can get a LARGE bag at the Dollar Store, and it will last you a very long time.
The bag I got also came with some seashells that I was able to give to my daughter to make her very happy. : )

Otherwise, there are plenty of places where you can buy basing materials online (GW, etc).

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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:09 pm

So when you say tree bark, can I just go in my back yard and get a hunck of bark? Is there any type of bark that works better than others?
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby MagickalMemories » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:56 am

I don't know, really. I've never used it, so I've never looked to see what kind of trees it comes from.
You ever see the tree bark that people use as mulch or filler around bushes? That stuff.

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