Help With Repainting A Wolf Bio

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konsept

New Member
Hey all, long time lurker, first time thread starter.

On to the questions,... I recently bought a wolf bio from www.budk.com for $13. Having no experience sculpting or molding or whatever, I figured this could be a easy starter project for me to learn how to paint. My plan is, to refine my skills then buy a real bio from someone here, and paint that one too.

But anyway, if you look at the attached files, that is what I have. The paint is somewhat sticky and very smelly. The bio is made from a "poly resin" according to the website, and is fairly heavy. What I would like to do is use some sort of paint thinner or nail polish remover and get all the paint off before I start, unless it will eat away at the poly resin material. How would I go about doing this?

Thanks and happy hunting.
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TuaCathach

New Member
:D most people are . haha..

truth is and the majority of the guys will tell you this.. put the time in at the start and during your prep and you will have a far better piece at the end of it.. pays to put the time and effort into it
 

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TuaCathach

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wet and dry is the one type of paper.. just means it can be used either dry, or you can stick it in water then sand.. i would dry sand first and get all the old **** off.. then when you have it down.. give it a sanding with wet
 

konsept

New Member
wet and dry is the one type of paper.. just means it can be used either dry, or you can stick it in water then sand.. i would dry sand first and get all the old **** off.. then when you have it down.. give it a sanding with wet
Roger. Thanks, hopefully Ill get started on it this week.
 

hez1

New Member
You can try using acetone as well, to get the paint off. However it will still need scrubbing with some scouring pads to have any effect, and depending on the paint, may not do much of anything. Like Tuath said, best bet is to get yourself some sandpaper and give yourself a workout. I'd start with 120 grit, if it were me...which I'm glad it's not...
 

Slave1

Sr Member
I'm kind of guessing it's not resin, but vinyl. And I'm guessing they painted the vinyl with standard enamel instead of a flex paint.

Or is it definitely resin?
 

konsept

New Member
I'm kind of guessing it's not resin, but vinyl. And I'm guessing they painted the vinyl with standard enamel instead of a flex paint.

Or is it definitely resin?
The website that I bought it from doesnt say the material, but the catalog that came with the mask said its made of a "poly resin"... its pretty heavy for being only 8"x11"... maybe 5-8 lbs...
 

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konsept

New Member
Hey all, so I repainted my wolf bio this weekend. Here it is before I started.

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Then here it is after a coat of black spray paint

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Then I dry brushed on some gunmetal

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Then I went to work dry brushing on some silver anniversary, and here are some final shots

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I am quite happy the way it turned out, especially for my first paint job ever. I am even now, more excited to get a "real" bio soon and take my time with it.

Thoughts?
 
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Double H

New Member
Nice paint up there bud, good job on the weathering too. Now, get a full size one you must and paint it you will :ninja:
 

dusk4218

New Member
great job man i had the same issue with my wolf it was super sticky and i could smell it through the packagine when it came lol
i went the same route as you did a dark gunmetal coat with super bright silver and white lighting highlights airbrushed into the glyphs on the forehead
i also airbrushed some glow in the dark blood over the spikes very gnarly looking bio
 

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