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Painting help

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:38 pm
by Kester
Hi all,

I've just got my first lot of models and I'm working my way through getting rid of the flash on them all. I'm wondering how others hold models for painting though. I've come from painting individually based models and used to being able to either hold the base of the model in my fingers or blue tack it to something larger for comfort whilst painting. What do you do with multi based minis? I tried blue tacking one to my usual holder (an old spice jar) and it kept wanting to fall off. Something to do with only sticking to the small surface area of the in-built base of the metal miniatures I've got.
I'm also not used to spears, I've found that my pin vice is a bit too large for the spear i'm using so if someone could recommend a suitably tiny drill bit size for wire spears that would be super handy.

All advice will be extremely useful!


Re: Painting help

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:05 am
by MartinG
You need 1mm or 1.5mm bits for your pin vice. I tack down metal models onto plastic strip bases with UHU or similar, they hold very well for painting but come straight off when you slide a blade under the model.

Re: Painting help

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:50 pm
by A Lot of Gaul
To hold my 18mm miniatures whilst painting, I use grey tack to attach the figures to plastic bottle caps for infantry and larger plastic caps for cavalry. The trick is to use enough grey tack and 'sink' the figure base into it, like this:



Re: Painting help

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:27 pm
by Kester
Thanks both- I'll give them a go

Re: Painting help

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:55 pm
by Wayne Richards
I glue mine on to scraps of card for ease of handling. Cheers Wayne.

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