Wherein Our Hero blathers on about playing with toy soldiers, playing RPGs and related interests for his own edification.
Very nicely painted. What do you use for primer? I've heard a lot of people use white glue, but I would think that would obscure details. My definition of finished is painted and glued to their bases. Back in the 70s, a coat of green paint on a base was good enough!
Thanks, Chris!I use black gesso for primer and then when done, I seal the figure with acrylic floor polish (and depending on the desired look, a coat of Dullcote). I've had good luck with gesso in the past, but this and the last batch of Swedish infantry have had some flaking. I don't know if it's because I did a poor job washing the figures or if maybe the gesso is just too old (about 7 or so years now). I have thought about trying the white glue method, but like you, I'm concerned about losing details. I've used Krylon Fusion to some success but spraying isn't always convenient.I think I started wargaming in the wrong decade - I think a coat of green paint is plenty! :D
Thanks for participating and showing your paint table! I added your link to my blog post. Great paint job on the mini's!Greetings, Sofie