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    Avatar photoHoward Whitehouse

    I’d finished painting some model treasure chests, and reached for the spray can of varnish. Oops – not that one, that’s the gloss finish. Must be that one —–

    And now it’s green.

    I do all my own stunts.

    Avatar photoEarther

    I’m sad to say that it happens to the best of us. Your chests may now be green, but I suspect the air was blue. 

    Avatar photoHoward Whitehouse

    I was able – by rushing indoors to find some rubbing alcohol – to remove enough so that the affected chests now just look like they’ve been in the ground a long time.

    My worst incident of this mistake was years ago, when I squirted down a batch of completed pirates with grey primer. “Never again!” I told myself.

    I do all my own stunts.

    Avatar photoGuy Farrish

    Never done that I’m pleased to say (watch this space having said that out loud…)


    Have drunk my paintbrush water by accident, and cleaned my brush in tea and coffee cups. So glad I changed to acrylics from enamels!

    Avatar photokyoteblue

    Yep done that as well…..

    Avatar photoIvan Sorensen

    I suppose if you salvage it, it could just be moss, which is probably fine for a dungeon or some pirate games 🙂

    Avatar photodarthfozzywig

    Uggh. Sorry.

    I’ve managed to avoid that so far. Having said that…

    The first – and last – time I used Armory primer rather than cheap and effective black spray paint, a big batch of 15mm minis turned out FUZZY.

    I about lost my mind.

    My wife came home to find me in the back yard scrubbing tiny soldiers with a toothbrush. No, I’m not crazy at all…

    Avatar photoOldNick

    Glad you could salvage it.  Time I did I ruined a battalion of Franco Pussian Germans.  Well, you live and learn.

    Avatar photoPaul

    Dathfozzywig: I too have taken a toothbrush to toy soldiers before. It is an effective method of stripping the nooks and crannies of painted minis when combined with the liberal use of acetone. I do it in the drive way to keep acetone away from the dog, so get a few strange looks from the neighbours and passers-by.

    Thankfully never had an incident with spraypaint, but like Guy, have drunk paint water and washed brushes in a glass of coke.

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    Avatar photoNorthern Monkey

    After once ruining a full company of epic scale space marines with an overly liberal use of black undercoat (this was before I knew have easy it was to strip models with Dettol or similar) I vowed never to use sprays again, and I still undercoat and varnish by brush to this day.

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    Avatar photoHoward Whitehouse

    I once bought a can of what I assumed was ‘normal’ black primer, but found out it was an amazing special formula made to protect outdoor items like metal furniture, grills etc.

    By which I mean ‘thick as jam.’

    I do all my own stunts.

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