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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:09 am

Oh ya, I have got some of that stuff. I will have to give it a try. Would the new rubber mulch that people have started using in their gardens work?
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby Norseman » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:55 pm

It's Cedar bark. You can get it at any garden and hardware store for a few bucks. Or for free from a unsuspecting neighbor I will try and get some pics of a few of the pieces I have done with it. it looks amazing.
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby MagickalMemories » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:48 pm

I feel safe in presuming that the rubber would not work well at all.


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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby Norseman » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:20 pm

I generally spray paint black and then drybrush on a grey or tan. Worked amazing looks very realistic. Havent tried washing. There may be some problems with liquid swelling the wood. I would think a light or watered down paint would work better than a wash.
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:54 pm

That sounds great. I didn't think about the wash swelling the wood. This is why I am getting info from you guys before I try anything stupid. :)
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby kturock » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:30 pm

CMSheats wrote:That sounds great. I didn't think about the wash swelling the wood. This is why I am getting info from you guys before I try anything stupid. :)


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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:49 pm

LOL Yes! It was a good idea though. :lol:
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby oaflord » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:00 am

CMSheats wrote:Wow that's a great idea! I live a mile down a dirt road so that should work great. Thanks Oaf.

No problem...

Here is an example (just did it today for a painting bet... stay tuned) of how my driveway looks on models before priming (and gap filling, but I digress).

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Hope that gives you an idea... Admittedly, I do have to double dip as the first dip in the sand/gravel turns to mud, then while still wet I dip again...

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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:07 am

Ok that helps alot man. Thanks.
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby kturock » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:11 am

oaflord wrote:
CMSheats wrote:Wow that's a great idea! I live a mile down a dirt road so that should work great. Thanks Oaf.

No problem...

Here is an example (just did it today for a painting bet... stay tuned) of how my driveway looks on models before priming (and gap filling, but I digress).

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Hope that gives you an idea... Admittedly, I do have to double dip as the first dip in the sand/gravel turns to mud, then while still wet I dip again...

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OK. I'm calling foul here.

You're not allowed to double dip, per Sienfeld.






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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby CMSheats » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:19 am

Haha, yup. Thats with chips. :lol:
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby starship trooper » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:39 am

My two things are blue foam board and kitty litter.... The board seen here > Image can be used to make gaming boards, walls, buildings, and when ripped and broken apart it makes good boulders and rocks for your bases to put a great touch on your key minis in your army. When painted it looks great and it does not make the mini heavy or lop sided. Kitty litter also works well for flocking or giving your table top texture.
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby kturock » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:21 am

kitty litter is poor to use on bases..It's absorbs loads of paint.
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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby MagickalMemories » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:36 am

I can't bring myself to use kitty litter because... Ewww! Kitty litter! lol
I'd think that you could solve the absorbtion issue with a nice coat of matte or gloss sealer. Yes?

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Re: Can you prime over painted minis?

Postby starship trooper » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:06 pm

kturock wrote:kitty litter is poor to use on bases..It's absorbs loads of paint.


As an owner of 2 cats I assure you that there are plenty of kitty litters out there that are not that absorbent! lol

But really. Throw down some elmers or super glue... sprinkle some kitty litter and then prime with your model and your all set. Works for me all the time. I still use some larg stones or wood chips here and there. Some times a head under the foot what ever gets the job done!
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