Kang Posted June 18, 2009 Share Posted June 18, 2009 Instead of beheading healthy minis (OK, the sickly ones can be sacrificed), I've been using split-shot lead fishing weights...the smaller ones. I went to a local Big 5 and bought a smallish bag for about $4 and that let me re-bottle a whole mess o'paint. See I bought a load of BB pellets form the exact same store... but apparently their slowly leaching stuff into my paints.... which is bad.... obviously... do you know if these weights are treated in any way? Thanks, Wes Your copper BB's are discoloring your paints because they are oxidizing, not because they have or haven't been treated with something. I have definitely read about this happening to others before on a few different miniatures-related sites (too bad you didn't post to ask about it before using them - someone here would have warned you I'm pretty sure). Note, if you keep those in your paints that haven't had a problem show up yet, it's probably only a matter of time and/or stirring before it becomes obvious in the rest of the paints you put them in. I'd remove the copper BB's ASAP if I were you. IIRC lead doesn't cause this problem (but hopefully someone else can confirm - if I'm mistaken, I don't want to take all the blame for any paint-ruining disasters!), so the fishing weights should be OK. Pewter is also obviously OK or they wouldn't use those skulls. Not sure about other metals; probably best to stay away from them if you're not sure. Good luck, Kang Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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