Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:16 PM
Anyhoos, I was recently painting a Quinn Nolan mini, and found that, after the paint had dried, the coating had all sorts of cracks in it, exposing the primer below very faintly. I also noticed that the paint didn't want to stick to the "edges" of his books and such.
Now, I had cleaned it and primered it the way I normally do. The primering wasn't done in high humidity, and I shook the can most convincingly for about 3-4 minutes prior, until that little ball in there was rolling around like mad.
The cracking was on the base coat I put down on his armour, prior to doing the metallics (I haven't done the metallics yet). I did his face, and it didn't crack.
The paint went on just fine, it just seemed like, when it dried, it either didn't want to stick onto the primer or it "shrank" to leave minute cracks like the desert floor, parched for water (or my houseplants).
Is it the paint, the primer, or just me? Is there a way to work around this without having to strip the entire mini and start again? Because I did the best eyes ever on this mini, so I'm most reluctant to go this route.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:29 PM
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 12:05 PM
Thanks so much for your help,
Posted 09 October 2008 - 05:59 PM
Posted 10 October 2008 - 08:44 AM
Thanks! And have you used those colors before with no crackling, or is this the first time you have opened the bottle? Can you tell me if the paint is thick or fluid when it comes out of the bottle?
All this info helps me figure out roughly when the paint was made. Fresher batches will show little or no thickening. Paints from online retailers have sometimes been sitting around for over a year. Paints which are fluid are a batch made within the last year, and mean I need to check our current stock!!
Thanks again for taking the time to answer all my questions,
Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:18 AM
I believe I got the grey from a retailer at the beginning of the year, and the brown was very recent - end of August purchase from an online retailer. The grey I've used before; this was the first time that I used the brown on a mini. I had cracked open the bottle to paint my colour reference chart with no problems.
They're both pretty fluid; the brown is a bit more thick than the grey. I have thicker consistency paints in the MSP line, and they're aren't thick in comparison.
I'll get to work on trying it thicker later today :)
Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:41 AM
Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:07 PM
Also, you say you think you applied the paint too thin...can you tell me how much you thin it? What type of primer do you use?
Thanks so much! Gosh I hate this problem...I have never heard of it popping up with these colors before, either. Especially the Ultramarine triad, they are more recent and entirely formulated with new paint bases.
Any help you can give would be appreciated...and if you can give us more details we will be glad to help you.
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