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Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Joshua Horchler, May 8, 2018.

  1. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    They look really natural, I like the jaw and crest it helps frame the model.
     
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    Your Skinks look fantastic! Not many people put that much time into Skinks! Bravo!
     
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  3. Joshua Horchler
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    I'm almost finished with 20 out of 120.... I'm going to start speeding things up and use some more dry brushing. I would go crazy painting 100 more this way haha.

    I think if I get a colored spray, do some dry/over brushing and do less highlighting of the scales it will speed up a ton.
     
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    Well, while it WILL speed things up, in the end, it really needs to make you happy. If it's going to bug you every time that you look at them and then the ones you have here, about the difference, then I'd say take a little longer with them and do this same quality. Just think how awesome 120 of those little Skinkers would look on a table top!

    I have a ton of these littles to do as well. I just may try your quality method and get them done right as well!

    If you're looking for a colored Primer, I'd definitely go Army Painter. AP's primer has a smoother coating (in my experience) than GW's primers. It also has a better spray that covers the model much better.

    And as for the difference between your regular Skinkers and the Skinkaquins, I like that they aren't exactly the same! I view it as a designation of rank. Even in the military, not ALL of the soldiers wear the exact same uniforms! Lol!
     
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  5. Joshua Horchler
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    Yeah you are right about the quality part. Maybe I will just find a way to cut a few corners on my current method and find a happy medium. Thanks for the opinion on the AP primer. Before I dish out the cash I wanted to hear from someone who used them.

    My only concern is how difficult it is to prime during the summer. I have tried priming on a humid day and it was disastrous.... I live on the east coast and right now the weather is terrible for priming... It's really annoying.
     
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    Hmmm. I live in Mississippi, where the humidity can get quite nasty, and I've never had a problem with it. But then, I have a covered carport with a work table to spray on, so it also depends on your set up. I wouldn't leave them to bake in the sun though. Let them dry in a covered location.
     
  7. Joshua Horchler
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    Hmm, that's odd. Maybe it is my one spray can and not the weather? It came out and splattered the model in little "clumps of paint" I thought it was the weather.
     
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    It is a brand new White primer from AP... I shook it for 5 minutes before using it. I will have to test it out more.
     
  9. Chicken Lips
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    It could be the distance you are spraying at. If you get too far away from the model, the paint can literally start to dry in the air (it's that fine) before it hits the model and give that splattered appearance. On the flip side, if you get too close, it can glob up on the model. I'd recommend trying out varying distances, when spraying.
     
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    I do have an irrational fear of over priming and filling in the small details, so that could be it. I will have to test out different lengths. Maybe I need to get a little closer with AP primers than my generic stuff.
     
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    That sound like the nozzle is not allowing the paint out in a constant fan, we use aerosols at work for touching up site work and we had a period where the nozzles were faulty, If you have another spray can try swapping the nozzle over.
     
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    Thank you all! I will try both of these things and see how it goes.
     
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    Oh man, I love those Skinks!!! Sallies look awesome too!
     
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