It was all going so well...
Then the peeling began, slowly at first and then it took hold across all my forgeworld bits.
I had already washed all the pieces with hot water and washing up liquid but it obviously hadn't done the trick.
Here's a close up of the peel. The paint was coming loose from the board below. Shrinking a back it was cracking and peeling away in pieces. I had put varnish on this board and not the others so at first thought that might be the problem but perhaps it only accelerated it.
After a good scrub the board looked like this. This was a bit odd frankly as in all the difficult to reach areas the paint stuck to but came off on the flatter areas. This is the opposite to what I would have expected from release agent where my washing should have removed the open areas easily but not the difficult bits. I tried scrubbing back the paint and washing the board section again and repainted. But it peeled again! In the end I had to paint the whole board in thinned down PVA glue. This seems to give the paint some purchase and so far its held.
And one on its own for good luck post PVA. Fingers crossed this has done the trick once and for all!
Has anyone else had a similar problem and how did you deal with it?
Painting buildings for the red planet boards.
Promethium pipelines. This kit looks fantastic and perfect for my red planet board. A great bit of cover for infantry that can block vehicle movement without blocking line of sight.
More praetorian guard. Getting more troops painted up and ready for duty Sah!
Esher Gang, some Necromundan's to be our campaign unit hive scum.