I'm trying to paint a (I think) a CY-GIRLS body, but the paint is not sticking? How do I get the paint to stick?
Ditto to that. I'm really surprised the paint isn't sticking after a sanding. Stupid question - You washed the body off with soap and water after the sanding right?What kind of paint are you using? Also, what kind of body are you painting? I have applied Games Workshop (aka Citadel) brand paints to Sideshow and Dragon bodies without primer or sanding and it adhered perfectly.
If you have already sanded the body, I'm not sure why your paints would not be adhering.
I did clean the body, but not with soap and water. I'll be right back......Ditto to that. I'm really surprised the paint isn't sticking after a sanding. Stupid question - You washed the body off with soap and water after the sanding right?
I've used pastels to darken my CY Girl headsculpt. You can buy cheap ones from Michael's craft stores. Or any craft store. You grind them up and use a wet brush to spread them. If your figure's kind of pale or even just white, you can give the figure a tan. I don't know, however, if any sealant can keep the pastel job from being ruined if chipped.I've never used pastels before. (I can't find anyone who sells them.) So I've been using ground up color pencils, but they don't really work that great. I just tried the soap and water, I'll see if that helps.
I will check the art store and see if they got any in.You can't believe everything you read -
Plastic picks up a lot of oil from your hands - In turn the oil picks up dirt and can build a barrier between the plastic and the paint. I've also found that some finishes that have been applied to plastics resist paints from rattle cans. A little soap and water can usually fix the first problem. If it's a finish that is causing the problem you may need to strip the plastic of it's paint first - OR, try using KILLS brand primer. KILLS is designed to cover oil based stains and paints. It has a shellac base and the solvent in it is alcohol - Dries super fast and sticks to just about anything.
As for pastels - Just about anyplace with an art department should have them. You don't need the high end pastels. I bought a box from the grocery store for $3 - they work very well.
I will differently post when I'm done, but it's going to be a while before I'm finished! How about a sneak preview?Great! Now it is standard SOP to post pictures of her when she's done .