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Subject: Miniatures plastic type? rss

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Lyubo Tsvetkov
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Hello everyone,

Does anyone know what type of plastic are 2nd edition miniatures made of?

We have played several games with our group and I decided to try to paint the minis. I bought Citadel primer, paints and some brushes. I also purchased a multi purpose varnishing spray which, however, is not recommended for polystyrene in particular. I associate polystyrene with food containers, but I have no clue really of all these plastic/polymer types.

Thanks and best regards,
Lyubo
 
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Matt Seckman
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I'm no expert, but I've use Citadel, Game Color, Army Painter, pretty much any acrylic paint on my descent mini's and the all worked fine. You should be ok with the varnish spray, as long as it's suitable for acrylic paint and plastic. I would suggest googling the brand name of the varnish + miniatures and see if you find anything.
 
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I'm fairly certain it's not polystyrene, given how it's elasticity changes so much over the range of 0-100 deg C.
 
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Benoit Desrochers
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Hi,
Used Krylon matte finish on mine and it worked great.

 
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Bucho Bucho
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I don't know what polystyrene is but I've noted at least a couple of different materials that the minis are made from. The reanimate mini's are a noticeably harder plastic and the mini is flatter than usual.
 
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Lyubo Tsvetkov
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Thanks for the comments all. I will then stick to the original plan and use that multi purpose varnish.
 
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