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Author Topic: Archerpewpew's paint/model thread  (Read 190 times)

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Re: Archerpewpew's paint/model thread
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2018, 07:51:32 PM »

I would imagine if you polished the metal to a mirror finish that the paint would stick poorly.
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Re: Archerpewpew's paint/model thread
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2018, 08:13:56 PM »

I've never polished my metal figs, and never had an issue.
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Re: Archerpewpew's paint/model thread
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2018, 08:53:02 PM »

Do you lot think its important to polish metal figures to a shine before painting? I worry if its not smooth itll look jagged n pixelated. If so what do you use? 0000 steel wool?
Not in general. If you go over the whole mini with steel wool your going to wash out other details and turn sharp edges round. If you were painting for competition or display photography you might consider polishing portions of a mini like the area of a shield or a marines shoulder pads if they had imperfections.
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