Sunday, May 2, 2010

This... Is... CRIBBAGE!

Actually, it's a priming jig.

I wasn't able to get any painting done this weekend, between clothes shopping on Saturday for my new job (I should have taken Thoreau's advice) and doing the brakes on my car today.

What I was able to do was grab a piece of scrap wood and drill a boatload of holes in it.

Wait a minute... Never mind. Let's simply call it a bunch of holes. A bunch of holes that are just the right size to jam in some toothpicks.

I'm able to use sticky-tack to affix whatever little bits I feel need to be primed separately.

Here's a backpack that I primed using a similar jig.

You can see that the sticky-tack leaves a nice, clean masked-off area for whatever glue you use. Pretty nifty.

The real test is going to be when I finally get around to priming those AoBR Boyz. I have 19 left, and I'd like to try priming all of their heads and arms at the same time. I've always fully assembled plastic minis before painting them but lately, as I get more concerned with quality, I'm finding that there are times that I'd like to be able to get into those nooks and crannies and get some paint on them.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great idea. I've always primed bits on a piece of cardboard and had them flop all over the place. This also eliminates having to flip them over between coats as you can do it all in one shot. Brilliant!