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Malte Menger
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I am trying desperately to paint my bloodbowl miniatures but unfortunately I am having issues with the paints I am using...

I have primed my models with GW black primer. The layers I'm about to add are the "Army Painter" "Colour Primers" like "Pure Red". It is just not sticking to the primer... Painting seems to be impossible. I have the same problem with my Yellow colour... it is just not sticking... What am I missing?
 
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Perhaps I do not understand your issue, but you want to paint several layers using thinned down paint instead of one thick one. Don't expect to cover the area in one coat of paint. Thin the paint with water until it is the consistency of milk.
 
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No, i dont use thinned colour. it should be the baselayer and it should be just red... :-(
 
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malteh wrote:
No, i dont use thinned colour. it should be the baselayer and it should be just red... :-(


edit: wow, it was the brush! I changed the brush and the problem is better now, but still the paint is not sticking very good. it is impossible to paint a consistent layer, even on larger flat surfaces like the shoulder protectors of the orc guards...
 
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Two things to consider before trying to paint your figures:

1. Wash them in warm soapy water and rinse them in clean water. Leave them to dry. This will remove any of the chemicals that were used to release them from the moulds.

2. Prime the figures first. I prefer spray primer, but you can also get good brush-on primers as well. The colour you choose doesn't really matter, but if you're painting bright colours like red and yellow, I'd recommend white or grey primer. Priming the figure will ensure that there is a good 'tooth' for your paints to stick to.
 
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malteh wrote:
malteh wrote:
No, i dont use thinned colour. it should be the baselayer and it should be just red... :-(


edit: wow, it was the brush!

Give your brushes a good clean. Washing up liquid (aka dish soap) will suffice (but make sure you rinse thoroughly), however ideally you want to use something like Masters Brush Soap.

Also makes sure you shake the paints thoroughly before using them (and ideally pop an agitator in to the pot or bottle (don't use a ball bearing, do use something won't corrode (such as a ceramic baking bean))).
 
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If you use army painter color primer, it is not necessary to prime them in black first. That is the point of APs color primer.

Please not that red and yellow are bad colors. They need a red or yellow primer... or a white primer, then a white paint/yellow 50/50, then a thin layer of yellow and then a thin yellow layer more...



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