I bought a pair of pieces of Armorcast's resin "Pyrite Crystals" from a local gaming shop last week, and got them painted up over the weekend. Finally had time to take a photo of them and put together a few thoughts about them, especially as compared to my previous crystal project, the green 'handwavium' ones I made of carved pink foam.
- Nice quality casting.
- Good stronge yellowish beige resin
- Very little flash or pitting
- Nice lines
- Details okay, but not fantastic. Just a clump of rock crystals.
- Super easy to paint.
- Price: $5.00
- First I used a sharp hobby knife to clean up the little bits of flash, mold lines, etc.
- Then I washed the pieces with warm soap and water, rinsed and dried with paper towel. Let it sit overnight to air dry more.
- Next, a little bit of superglue to fill the few small bubble pits. Let sit for an hour to cure.
- Then I sprayed each piece with flat white paint.
- Color on the rocks was achieved by using several coats of thinned Vallejo Intense Blue. Ground color was Ceramcoat burnt sienna.
- Brush watered PVA glue on base (using 100 for $4 cheap-o plastic bristle brush), then dredge into my Mars ground mix, and let dry.
- Next morning, two coats fo Testor's gloss, followed in afternoon by Testor's flat.
- Will finish by brushing on a coat of water-soluble gloss onto the crystals to make them shiny.