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Subject: Painting Fiasco - I need some help!!! rss

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David Siskin
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I just received my game a couple of days ago and I'm not exactly a minis painter, so I wanted a quick and easy way to color my gears. On the advice of someone on BGG, I used a WOOD STAIN. While it did change the color, it also made the gears sticky and that's not good. In fact, it's a disaster!

I need some help from those of you who are good and knowledgeable about this sort of thing. What do I do now?
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Doh! You have my sympathies. Unfortunately I have no idea how to help you.
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Easy. Go to a hobby shop and get a top-coat spray (they will know what you are looking for). Get either a flat or semi-gloss (I used semi-gloss on mine). Spray them, with thin layer and they will now be non-sticky, when they dry. You would want to do this step anyway.

I use a varnish quick shade for all my minis, then top-coat fix everything.
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dumpty wrote:
I used a WOOD STAIN. While it did change the color, it also made the gears sticky and that's not good. In fact, it's a disaster!

Perhaps you've replicated history there. I wonder if that is what the Mayans did and is maybe the reason why they became extinct?

(Good luck in getting it sorted out BTW)
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I'd be prepared, too, to do a fair bit of sanding on the teeth. Some folks, myself included, have had to do this even without paint
 
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No need to sand the teeth.
Just enlarge the holes in the board slightly.
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Don't sand the teeth. No need to make further problems, get in deeper. Just top-coat them, attach them, and spin them for a bit. Might not be smooth, at first, but break in fine.
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bigloo33 wrote:
Easy. Go to a hobby shop and get a top-coat spray (they will know what you are looking for). Get either a flat or semi-gloss (I used semi-gloss on mine). Spray them, with thin layer and they will now be non-sticky, when they dry. You would want to do this step anyway.

I use a varnish quick shade for all my minis, then top-coat fix everything.


Thanks. I really appreciate your help.
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dumpty wrote:
I need some help from those of you who are good and knowledgeable about this sort of thing. What do I do now?

With due respect to the above contributors, I don’t think that the OP is seeking DIY painting advice.

Whilst I’m no lawyer, I think you have solid grounds for legal redress against either BGG or the negligent “woodstain blogger”.


 
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I am NOT seeking legal advice. I only want to get myself out of a "sticky" situation and fix the gears.
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bigloo33 wrote:
Easy. Go to a hobby shop and get a top-coat spray (they will know what you are looking for). Get either a flat or semi-gloss (I used semi-gloss on mine). Spray them, with thin layer and they will now be non-sticky, when they dry. You would want to do this step anyway.

I use a varnish quick shade for all my minis, then top-coat fix everything.


I would get a bottle of matte varnish from liquitex along with a throw-away brush. I know Michaels stocks this. It is a milky liquid that dries clear just like the top coat spray mentioned above. However, you have more control over the application.
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