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Painting milliput (standard)

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Painting milliput (standard)
Posted by Srpuln10 on Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:27 PM

I've just made my first tent and blanket type roll with the standard yellow-gray milliput. I'm quite happy with them for being my first. Now I need to know if I can use  acrylic paint or what? And can I glue them down to my models?  And once I've painted them do I need to clear coat or what? And if y'all can give a tip or two I'll  appreciate it. Thanks guys 

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Monday, September 9, 2019 3:37 AM

Milliput is a 2-part epoxy material, & is pretty inert. I don't know if it heats up when mixed, like some resins would, but I've never heard of it doing so.

Treat Milliput like any filler, I would always undercoat with a primer to give an even coverage. Badger Stynylres is my go-to, but any primer is good, as is Tamiya Acrylic.

I've not had any problems painting Milliput with primer, or even directly spraying Tamiya as undercoat or topcoat.

Glue to model with PVA/Elmers or Superglue/CA.

One tip i've learned is to cover model where your sculpt is to go, with Clingfilm/Saran Wrap, do your sculpting, the allow to dry, 1-2 hours or overnight. You can then remove it from your model for painting, & crucially, remove the clingfilm from your model which will have remained clean!


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Posted by Bish on Monday, September 9, 2019 4:05 AM

I use milliput for zimmerite on German armour. I have no issues painting with acrylics or enamels or weathering with oils. You can glue it with super glue. Its very tough and will take just about anything.

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