Sunday, November 1, 2009

Primers the all important first step

5 years ago GW made a great Black and White primer,it even said primer on the can.
But a few years ago they changed the formula,I believe it is now just regular paint in the spray can as opposed to true primer.
A true primer has a slightly rougher texture than paint to better help hold the paint onto the figure.
In the search for a replacement I found Grey Tamilya Surface Primer.
It goes on very thin but covers surprisingly well.
I use this for most of my work now unless the figure is going to be black.
In that case I use Armory Black Primer.

It covers well but you have to use a few layers do not try to get it all in one go because it is thick stuff and will obscure some detail.
The Floor is open what kind of primer do you guys use and why?