Ok my question is how to recover from your models being chiped with out striping and repainting the model. My cats jumped on the desk and knocked off a bunch of models and chipped them all the way down to the pewter. How would you base or paint the spots showing. I've repainted the spots and matt finished them but with the water base paint it just chips back off. If anyone can help I'd be mighty thankful.
that's always hard, all i could sugest would be to use a paint on primer, then at the end hit the entire thing with a finish coat, purity seal, dull coat...
You can also try roughing up the surface with sandpaper or file, before priming and painting it. That may help the paint to adhere just a little better.
Also, try gloss coating before you matte varnish. The gloss coat is typically tougher than matte, so it can provide a little more protection.
Other than that, no more advice, but plenty of sympathy, as I think it has happened to us all! :(