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  • #171696
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    As the title says.

    Thoughts?  Thanks!

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #171698
    Avatar photoGeof Downton
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    I have painted Fimo with artist’s acrylics (i.e. the thick stuff in tubes) but it has been ‘food’ which has then spent its life sitting perfectly still in a dolls house, so I can’t speak for the durability.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #171719
    Avatar photoOB
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    Artists acrylics for me too. Undercoat, paint and highlight.  Finish off with acrylic varnish.  It will hold the paint fine.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #171730
    Avatar photojeffers
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    Treat it like plastic: prime & paint as usual.

    More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/

    #171732
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    Treat it like plastic: prime & paint as usual.

    So spray paint primer is fine?

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #171736
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    I’ve used the same paint I used on minis. No differences from the way I paint minis.

    My painted FIMO all has a tacky feel to them, similar to oil or enamle that hasn’t fully set. I’m curious if your minis will be the same or if its just me.

    #171740
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    Yep. Whatever you use on plastic will work on Fimo.

    More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/

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