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Postby Extra Crispy » Sun May 08, 2016 1:08 pm

These will be part of my "firebase" until I get a proper one built. JR Miniatures. Billed as 15mm but really better for 20mm. Very hard to paint - no matter what I did the paint would run off the resin like water off a freshly waxed car. In desperation I put them in the dishwasher and that (mostly) did it. Even now there are bits where the paint refuses to stick....after the game next week these will see duty in a lot of genres and time periods.

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Re: Bunkers

Postby whoa Mohamed » Sun May 08, 2016 4:47 pm

Very cool Mark.
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Re: Bunkers

Postby jimmi » Sun May 08, 2016 4:59 pm

Nice result !

handy pieces !

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Re: Bunkers

Postby Smitty14 » Mon May 09, 2016 7:40 pm

They look pretty cool. Too bad they were a pain to paint.
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Re: Bunkers

Postby L. Sabia Byrne » Tue May 10, 2016 10:38 pm

Hey Mark,

These look great as well. Apart from the obvious 'did you wash the resin' question I would recommend an automotive primer. That sticks to anything and is always my 'go to' solution for stuff like this :cheers
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Re: Bunkers

Postby Extra Crispy » Wed May 11, 2016 6:42 am

Washed it. Scrubbed it. Put it in the dishwasher. Used Krylon primer which normally sticks to *everything.* May pick up a can of automotive as I have a lot of terrain to paint in the coming weeks.
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Re: Bunkers

Postby L. Sabia Byrne » Wed May 11, 2016 7:47 am

Damn boy! Clearly its a Cu Chi bunker complex! :roflmao
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Re: Bunkers

Postby jimmi » Wed May 11, 2016 7:08 pm

:lol

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Re: Bunkers

Postby Etranger » Mon May 23, 2016 12:05 am

I've had the same problem once or twice where the resin doesn't seem to have cured properly & is a little bit 'sticky'. Unfortunately those spots tend to be paint resistant even with the etch primer that I use. You 'might' have more luck with the auto primer than i did!
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Re: Bunkers

Postby uglyfatbloke » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:30 am

With a similar problem I tried a kitchen spray with bleach in it...sprayed the pieces, gave it a good scrub with a nylon brush, left it for a couple of minutes; rinse, repeat and rinse really thoroughly. Seemed to do the trick, but I'm led to understand 'resin' actually varies a good deal, so maybe best to try it out on a small corner first.
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