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I am so excited about this but I've got some definite hurdles to jump over to get it done.  I feel this is the only place I can share about this because I'm fairly confident the recipient won't see it.

 

I am painting a 3d print of Zinogre from Monster Hunter. I know nothing about this but I've found some good references.  Thus far I've spend 2 hours on just prep and I'm not sure I'm done. It's a decent sized mini, about 9 inches long and 6 inches tall at the highest point.

 

My big struggle so far are the print lines. The picture I saw before I accepted this looked pretty smooth. When I got it I was surprised how much you can actually see it.

 

Thus far I have primed it with Stynylrez (grey)  by hand and done 2 coats of gloss varnish/medium to start to reduce the appearance and feel of the lines. I've still got quite a bit of texture to deal with and I don't really want to go through half my gloss varnish to get it smooth and risk losing the subtle details. So if anyone has any ideas of how to fix this further without starting over and spray priming I'm all ears.

 

I was lucky enough that my friend had an extra copy that was slightly smaller and had some printing issues. I've been using this to test things out before I commit to putting it on the model. I did a test patch of primer, then gloss, then primer again and that feels smooth.

 

This is where I'm at (spoiled for big pics):


 

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Bare:

 

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Primed:

 

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2 coats of gloss varnish:

 

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I did the last primer coat barring touch ups and I am so glad that I am done with the primer. It smells strong, gave me a headache today. Will check it tomorrow to make sure everything has dried and do whatever touch ups that might be necessary.

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Wow.  Those are serious print lines.  It’s big enough of a model I think I would have tried a Dremel on it.  Or liquid green stuff and sandpaper.  If you don’t want to Re prime, you could consider buying a bigger bottle of Liquitex Gloss Varnish to see if it fills in as good as the Reaper (assuming that’s what you are using), since it would be cheaper.  In looking at your photos, I don’t see a lot of fine details to obscure.  This is a pretty blocky/cartoony sculpt.  And it’s big enough that if you want to go over the top with fidgety detail you could freehand them anyway.

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4 hours ago, Darcstaar said:

Wow.  Those are serious print lines.  It’s big enough of a model I think I would have tried a Dremel on it.  Or liquid green stuff and sandpaper.  If you don’t want to Re prime, you could consider buying a bigger bottle of Liquitex Gloss Varnish to see if it fills in as good as the Reaper (assuming that’s what you are using), since it would be cheaper.  In looking at your photos, I don’t see a lot of fine details to obscure.  This is a pretty blocky/cartoony sculpt.  And it’s big enough that if you want to go over the top with fidgety detail you could freehand them anyway.

 

I was using the liquitex gloss. It seems after a couple of layers of that and the final primer layer that it has smoothed out quite a bit.

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The level of print lines left has been okayed to start painting on. Now to figure out what paints to use. I'm going off of this picture that was given to me. So likely looking at quite a bit of freehand...

 

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