Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Painting Project - 15mm Dwarven HOTT Army - Part 4


The next step in preparing my dwarves for painting was to wash them. Miniatures may still have residual mold-release agents on them from the casting process. Washing them in detergent will remove any chemicals that could interfere with the paint adhering adequately, as well as any skin oil or metal filings from the previous stage of preparation.

Here's a tip. Keep your old worn-out toothbrushes. They come in handy for cleaning miniatures as well as for scratch-building purposes. For example, I used the bristles from an old toothbrush as eyelashes on my Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh model. Toothbrush bristles can also be used to represent whips, antennae, rope etc.

After a rinse in fresh water and then being left to dry overnight, my dwarves are now clean and ready for the next step which will be to prime them with an undercoat of paint.

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