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Offline Wellington

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Problems priming Blitzkrieg Vehicles
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:32:31 PM »

I encountered a problem, I never had bevor. I bought a Armoured Car and a Mathilda Tank form the Blitzkrieg Range.


As usually I let soak them a few days in water with dish cleaner and scrub them bevor priming them with GW or Army Painter.

First I used the Desert Yellow Primer from Army painter. After a few days I picked it up to start painting, I detected that the primer was flaking of. After peeling of the primer, soaking in water again and trying to prime it with Black Primer from Army Painter, I got the same result.

Any advice how to clean the resin?


« Last Edit: October 09, 2018, 10:52:16 PM by Wellington »
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Offline grant

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Re: Problems priming Blitzkrieg Vehicles
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 10:39:33 PM »
I’ve never had that problem with Blitzkrieg. I airbrush Vallejo Primers.
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Re: Problems priming Blitzkrieg Vehicles
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 12:55:36 PM »
I use scouring cream applied with an old toothbrush, not built any Blitzkrieg kits so do not know what the resin is like.

I vaguely remember Antenocitis suggesting using talcum powder.

Is it a surface issue or is it coming out of the resin (I have a resin container that bleeds through paint, varnish and superglue...).

Offline Wellington

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Re: Problems priming Blitzkrieg Vehicles
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 05:27:03 PM »
its a pure surface issue, to smooth for the primer. But it works on the turrets!

I love the models, they are great!

Some friends made some suggestions, I have to try!

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Problems priming Blitzkrieg Vehicles
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 06:22:50 PM »
I had this on one or two of my Blitzkrieg AFVs to start with. I have now taken to washing all resin models in detergent water, and then, once dry, priming with handpainted Humbrol enamel. It sticks to the resin a LOT better than spray on primers.

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Re: Problems priming Blitzkrieg Vehicles
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 11:25:14 AM »
Warm water and a long soak in a decent washing up liquid works for me. I undercoat spray with Battlefront or Army Painter cans and don't normally have any issues, although the Battlefront one can sometimes flake but I find a second coat does the trick.