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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:41 pm    Post subject: painting figures Reply with quote

hi guys started to attempt at painting some figures (my first go too Wink ) and its a pain holding just the figure got them based on some washers but whats the best way mount them onto something to paint them or not ? any ideas welcome thanks ..

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck Thomas,trying some ACW myself gotta start somewere,i've mine on some card for easy handling.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I base mine on bottle caps you get with soft drinks. A technique that works well that I've picked up from here. Stick them on with a bit of Blu-Tac.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys am trying to paint up something for the group build gotta learn sometime eh .. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For 20mm I use the bottle top method but with a small drop of super glue instead of blu tack. For 15mm I have a foot long peice of wood that I mount about 20 at a time.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soft drinks caps are the way to go, mate.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas got your PM, being really busy of late but if you want any colour suggestions let me know. You going to be using Vallejo ? Dougie.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Green wrote:
I base mine on bottle caps you get with soft drinks. A technique that works well that I've picked up from here. Stick them on with a bit of Blu-Tac.


Same here.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LSSAH wrote:
Thomas got your PM, being really busy of late but if you want any colour suggestions let me know. You going to be using Vallejo ? Dougie.


hi dougie yes mate vallejo ..
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old used up Humbrol tins. Hot glue figure to tin and nice shape to handle whilst painting.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Thomas someone gave me a good tip years ago have used it ever since.

I have 12" blocks of 2x3 wood with 6 nails at 2" intervals...I hot glue the figures to these and paint 6 at a time. It really works and you never touch the figure from beginning to end which keeps the colours clean. Works for any scale 15-28mm even horsed figures.

I tried the bottlecap method before that but I always ended up dropping them while painting.

Good for you getting on the paint wagon. What did you do before have all your men pro painted? Royal Mail must be paying you too much mate... Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Green wrote:
I base mine on bottle caps you get with soft drinks. A technique that works well that I've picked up from here. Stick them on with a bit of Blu-Tac.


ditto!


much easier than balancing them betwix finger and thumb
- however i do base mine forst before sloshing on the paint!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I use corks and blue tack them on. Bought a bag of 100 and should see me well into retirement

cheers

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hold them between my fingers, because it´s more steady...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I use corks and blue tack them on. Bought a bag of 100 and should see me well into retirement

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Phil


I do the same except I drink the wine Wink

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