Actually washing your miniatures. - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
Modelling and Painting Discuss or display anything and everything regarding Terrain, Modelling and Painting here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-09, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
sp00ks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 34
Reputation: 1
Default Actually washing your miniatures.

I've heard you're supposed to actually wash your metal miniatures before you start painting them. Is this true?
sp00ks is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-09, 05:25 PM
Senior Member
 
tastytaste's Avatar
tastytaste's Flag is: USA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 142
Reputation: 1
Default

You should do that just because their could be some fibers on the model that make for not optimal painting. Though I really only wash them after I have stripped metal models. You really do not want stray paint from a previous job creating inconsistencies in your models.

If you love kittens you will love Blood of Kittens
tastytaste is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-09, 05:36 PM
blahblahblahblah
 
Stella Cadente's Avatar
Stella Cadente's Flag is: Zaire
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: blahblahblahblah
Posts: 6,663
Reputation: 10
Default

don't have to, but you may as well, only takes a short time, washing up liquid, warm water, and a soft scrubbing brush or toothbrush, and cloth, and thats it

Stella Cadente is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-09, 06:23 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 205
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tastytaste View Post
You should do that just because their could be some fibers on the model that make for not optimal painting. Though I really only wash them after I have stripped metal models. You really do not want stray paint from a previous job creating inconsistencies in your models.
I agree with tastytaste...those pesky fibers are a real pain. I thought my brush was going bald and then when I tweezed the fibers off, some primer went along with it. Just use an old toothbrush under warm water. I drop a little simple green on the toothbrush to make sure all the mold release is removed also. Then, I pat down to dry and I leave the fig in the sun to further dry or leave overnight. That is just to make sure the water is gone before you prime. Better safe than sorry.
Warlord Imp is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-09, 06:28 PM
Ste
Senior Member
 
Ste's Avatar
Ste's Flag is: United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,087
Reputation: 1
Default

wash them regularly models like to be clean, so they dont smell for lady models.... Joke.

But yeah it can help to wash them especially Resin models, cause they get alot of fibers on them which is a pain in teh ass!
Ste is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-09, 11:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Bloodhound's Avatar
Bloodhound's Flag is: Australia
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: On a mountain arguing with a yeti about whether or not I can use their computer.
Posts: 1,065
Reputation: 2
Default

This is not essential, but reccomended for Metal miniatures.
I had a chat to a GW staff member about this recently.
Apparently the metal models have a very thin coating of a lubricant on them for the moulding process.
So when you open up your blister, the metal model does have a very thin layer of crap on it.
You might wanna wash that off. Especially if you're undercoating with a brush cause you're cheap and don't wanna buy primer.

But Primer should solve that issue anyway.
Iunno. It's a personal thing these days. Some people are really anal about cleaning all their models, while other (myself included) don't wash any minis.



Add me on Xbox Live. Make sure you leave a message saying you're from Heresy though.
Bloodhound is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-22-09, 12:05 AM
Senior Member
 
loyalist42's Avatar
loyalist42's Flag is: USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hiram, Ohio, USA
Posts: 1,925
Reputation: 1
Default

I always wash metal minis.

The thin coat of lubricant is indeed there...I ended up having to repaint the first several metal models I attempted because the paint didn't stick.

And yeah, I do apply undercoats with a brush...mostly because, living in a college dorm, spray primer isn't really an option.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Navar89
if I hang out with you any more I just might pick up 40K...You, sir, are dangerous.

Holy shit, I've a plog again!
loyalist42 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-22-09, 01:09 AM
Member
 
The Architect Of Fate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 74
Reputation: 1
Default

Plus, you should wear plastic gloves, since skin oil also makes the paint slide off like the film.

Necron W - L - D: 1 - 3 - 4
The Architect Of Fate is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Hobby > Modelling and Painting

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome