Why are the manufacturers still molding their 1/72 figs from "soft plastic"? Won't the molds accept styrene? Is there something really appealing for figures that are impossible to glue, and difficult to paint? (Sure, you could get paint to stick with a good primer, but as soon as you handle the fig, or drop him, the paint wears or chips off )
Once painted and sealed just don't touch him. If for wargaming use the stand, if for diorama touch up once mounted and forget abut the blighter.
Just don't touch him. Resist all temptation, just don't touch it-- there now I have to repaint again.
Didn't I say, just don't touch it-- STOP TOUCHING THE FIGURE!
Seal and forget about it and just don't touch it.
Did lots of wargaming as as long as I kept my fingers off the figures I really didn't have a problem once I sealed the figure. Secret? Base coats in enamels.
Enamels stick, acrylics float and flake.
And have a good sense of humor.