Hi everyone. In an effort to improve my techniques for painting faces, I've been buying various conversion heads. So far I've dealt only with resin, and am very happy with the results. However, during a recent browse of Squadron, I came across some interesting head sets by Andrea. I chose the one named "Movie Heads 3", and got them yesterday. Initial inspection impressed me, but these will be the first metal subject matter I've ever worked with. They have a thin white coating on them, which I read is normal for bare metal over time. What are some ways to clean this for a 54mm head? Some of the methods I read, such as sanding or using a Dremel tool, seem inappropriate for such a small item. Next, apparently I'll need to prime them before painting. I use enamels for my work. What sort of primer should I use?
Thanks for any help offered. I'm rather excited to try them. I feel pretty comfortable with plastic and resin, but have avoided metal because the prep involved seems so different. Take care everyone, and best wishes.
Randy IPMS Houston IPMS USA
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