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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-21-14, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys can any of you recommend alternative primers instead of GW or army painter thanks
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I just tend to use whatever basic flat spray paint is cheap at the hardware store.

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I just tend to use whatever basic flat spray paint is cheap at the hardware store.

I've tried that before and came unstuck with wilkos own so after some others have used in the UK thanks you
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Spray paint is pretty much the same wherever, it is more how you put it on the model and the conditions you do it in than the paint itself.

If it is really wet or windy then your results will be fairly bad. Holding the can too far or too close to the model can also impact performance.

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I use this:



I put mine through an airbrush but you can paint it on as well. It's the tits, honestly I wouldn't use anything else these days, they make it in Black, White and Grey.
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@Jacobite :
Glad you said that. I've ordered the black and white ones to try out. Because of shipping (how long it takes, not price), went with the larger bottle. When you use it, do you thin it at all or is it just good to go?
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No need to thin it even when you are putting it through the airbrush, just use it straight out of the bottle. I've basecoated upwards of probably 70 minis with the large bottle of black and it's still probably a little under half full.
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I use Krylon indoor/outdoor primers...Personally I like Grey, but they do have black and white as well. The Krylon sprays give a good, even coverage and holds paint well.

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I use Krylon indoor/outdoor primers...Personally I like Grey, but they do have black and white as well. The Krylon sprays give a good, even coverage and holds paint well.

Are these available in the UK?
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all you need is a good car primer, make sure you buy primer and not "paint", check out somewhere like halfords, avoid diy places like B&Q as they tend to be over priced and designed for "home" use which may or may not work well on plastic/metal/resin. car primer works well as its designed for metal/filler/plastics.

Or if its simply a matter of price, try and find a brand called "Modelmates" in hobby stores, im convinced its GWs primer but branded differently and its normally about half the price.



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