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Primer

Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:19 am

What type of primer do you use, and where do you get it? What's the average price for a primer of sufficient quality for use on models?

Up until now I've been using GW primer, and I'm tired of being a sucker. It's up to $20 a can where I live, after the latest price hike.
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Re: Primer

Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:20 am

any old black/white spray paint or normal paint will do.
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Re: Primer

Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:54 am

No, that isn't true, because there are primers which "eat" your models... I mean that some primers while damAge the plastic, so watch out!!

I use the citadel primer and it's arround €13 a tin, but that is probally because I live in Europe

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Re: Primer

Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:36 am

Everything I've ever used works fine for me with no issues at all and I've been doing it for 5 and a half years.
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Re: Primer

Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:13 am

Blue Dragon wrote:any old black/white spray paint or normal paint will do.


in your experience does normal spraypaint obscure any detail on the model? that would be my biggest concern.
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Re: Primer

Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:27 am

It does a bit, but that's probably just because I'm really bad at using it. It doesnt obscure it too badly though, but I've definately noticed it on my mordor troll chief in the head area.
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Re: Primer

Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:11 pm

Meh, I'm a sucker and just bought yet another GW can. Pleasantly surprised, they seem to have actually upgraded it from its old stuff though, went on smooth and easily, didn't get any on my hands.
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