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I normally always wash minis in lukewarm soapy water before assembly and priming.

But here, I dunno. They are so intricate I'm afraid to damage something. I honestly don't remember what I did with Silver Tower... I might have rinsed the sprues under running water...

What do you recommend?
 
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I never wash GW plastics before assembling, I even prime them without washing afterwards most of the time.
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To be honest with you: I have only ever washed I think 2 sets of GW plastics in all of the years that I have been collecting and I have never had an issue with paint adhesion. The resins, yes, I always wash, but never the plastics these days.
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I alway wash sprues (plastic and resin). If the pieces are very fragile, I just put the sprues in warm soapy water and rinse it off after.
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I have been working with GW plastics on and off for 30 years and never washed a damned thing.

I always use a spray undercoat though.
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People always recommend washing miniatures before assembling and painting them. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't but I can honestly say I haven't noticed any difference between models I've washed and those I haven't.
 
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I also have never washed my GW plastics, and haven't had any issues with assembly or painting.
 
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The GW spray primer contains acetone so it kinda of melt the paint into the plastic, you shouldn't have any problem even if you don't wash the sprues. The main issu arrives later when greasy fingers are messing with the undercoat.
 
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Thanks everyone for the quick responses! Gonna just give them a quick rinse and go with it!

I must say I'm really excited about Hammerhal
 
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I've never washed 'em! And now that they're so fragile-looking and intricate, I too would be nervous to wash 'em!

I always prime them, of course
 
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You don't have to wash GW plastic.
 
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Another voice in the storm, I don't wash GW plastics and I use a paint on base coat.
 
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I rinse the minis and maybe lightly scrub with an old SOFT toothbrush after assembly prior to painting. But mostly just to guarantee all the little plastic shavings are gone and finger oils.


What's the point of washing the sprues if you are going to hold every pieces and get plastic shavings all over it?



But their plastic do not generally require washing.

I have read that airbrush acrylic primers work better if the plastic is washed though. That is sort of a specialist problem for most though....


One other note, if you ever open upon a resin model of anything and it still smells "chemically" then the resin has not full cured. I have seen this with some Forgeworld stuff.

Stick in in a well-ventilated area that gets a little sunshine for a few days and it will cure properly. Not direct, outside light though.
 
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