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PM lerkker
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lerkker
12th Sep 2016 04:34:56

Hi all

what primer would be better. can primer or paint on ?  any help would be great.

 


PM ithoriel
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ithoriel
12th Sep 2016 08:47:22

I use Halfords matt spray paints - white or black depending what I'm painting. Usually the latter.


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PM jbickley00
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jbickley00
13th Sep 2016 01:08:32

badger stynylrez is excellent through an air brush (I live in an exceedingly hot and dry climate so rattlecan primers are less than ideal for 9 months of the year. I prime inside using my airbrush. My favorite primer is gesso, brush on or spray on. The downside to gesso is that it tends to be fragile, so you have to be careful with your minis until the sealer is on.


PM Nick the Lemming
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Nick the Lemming
13th Sep 2016 03:38:20

I use brush on gesso, usually comes in black, white or grey. Never miss any areas like you do with sprays, dries to a nice tight and thin layer, perfect for painting on top of. I havn't used anything else in the last 15 years or so.


PM lerkker
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lerkker
13th Sep 2016 03:39:58

Thanks for the info guys.


PM bushs
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bushs
13th Sep 2016 05:15:25

Hi lerkker,

For what it's worth, I brush on humbrol enamel which has been thinned down with turpentine to get the paint into the recesses. After that is dry I then spray paint over the top with a cheap enamel. I always use black undercoat.

Like the other guys have said, be careful of the weather when spray painting especially with varnish.

Regards,

Steve


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