Liquid Sander and Citadel Paint Question
Posted in Custom Workstation
If you don't care to read the situation, I'll jump to my questions here:
1. Can I use liquid sander on a figure? It may help strip the gloss and oils from places I can't typically get to with sand paper.
Here's the link to what I'm referring to:
2. Citadel paint seems to be the buzz for figure painting. But its SUPER expensive. Is it really worth the investment (I'm about to purchase a case)? What makes it so much better than standard acrylic craft paint for 50cent a bottle? I'd hate to invest and get the same results (if you read my story below).
I just tried my first official custom. It went great at first but ended disastrous (paint wise).
I turned Black Widow into Poison Ivy.
I washed the figure with dish detergent and toothbrush to degrease and cut oils from the figure.
Once dry, I sanded (ultra fine sand paper) the figure (from what I could tell was well sanded).
I added some sculpture with some Epoxy putty (worked great).
Once all was dry, I then primed with plastic bonding primer spray paint.
I lightly sanded the primer.
I then painted with standard Acrylic craft paint.
Once dry, I clear coated with plastic bonding clear coat spray.
It looked pretty GOOD!!! I was impressed and excited... ready to customize more.
The next morning after things had time to dry, I gave to my son his new 3.75" articulate Poison Ivy to play with and in 30min tops, paint was scratching off easily, and all the joint paint was completely rubbed off.
An epic FAIL.
I put so much time into prepping. Not sure what I did wrong unless I didn't sand it good enough or if the paint was at fault. Thus, my 2 questions at the top.