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Painting Brushcutters

Unread post by curtm1911 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:43 am

This question is mainly directed to Ober but any of you Master Artists can chime in too.

The Ober provided Cullen Devices/Brushcutters are bare metal. Do they require priming or can I use unthinned Black paint on them? I use acrylic paint in my painting of Minis. I have 3 to paint & then attach to some Sherman's & would like know the proper procedure for this.

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Re: Painting Brushcutters

Unread post by Stalker6 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:01 am

I would recommend using a quality primer on any metal miniature. It helps the paint adhere and not chip/flake off as easy. Also seal with a quality matte finish like dullcote to further protect the finish during game play and handling.

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Re: Painting Brushcutters

Unread post by Locozugmeister » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:37 am

Stalker6 wrote:I would recommend using a quality primer on any metal miniature. It helps the paint adhere and not chip/flake off as easy. Also seal with a quality matte finish like dullcote to further protect the finish during game play and handling.
:bowty: Stalker nailed it. Couldn't give any better advice.
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Re: Painting Brushcutters

Unread post by curtm1911 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:51 pm

Thanks guys,I figured it was necassary to prime them but just wanted verification. Got the primer coat applied this AM, beating the winds forecast for today & when that dries a bit more, any suggestions as to color besides Black....:D

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Re: Painting Brushcutters

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:57 pm

curtm1911 wrote:Thanks guys,I figured it was necassary to prime them but just wanted verification. Got the primer coat applied this AM, beating the winds forecast for today & when that dries a bit more, any suggestions as to color besides Black....:D
Something like olive green should do. A darker green would also work where its low on the tank its likely to be in a bit of a shadow area. Don't forget to apply some wash in and around the corners of the cutters once the base color is applied.
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Re: Painting Brushcutters

Unread post by Locozugmeister » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:58 pm

:bowty: Also, paint the tips and sides with a slash of silver to show wear and tear from hedgerow busting.
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Re: Painting Brushcutters

Unread post by curtm1911 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:30 am

Locozugmeister wrote::bowty: Also, paint the tips and sides with a slash of silver to show wear and tear from hedgerow busting.
Actually, what I did on the first Sherman I converted was take a flat needle file & expose bare metal on the front tips, inside the prongs & the sides, then dull coat. Authentic ya know.......looked good that time, should look good this time too.....:D

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