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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 2:46 p.m. PST


How does it compare to the others? – Army Painter, Armoury and GW, etc.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 4:26 p.m. PST

I have been using GW for years, I love it, despite its somewhat ridiculous cost. It coats well, and is extremely forgiving of atmospheric conditions and spray distances. Also, in the past, I would get hold of cans of Armory that were just "bad batches", so I quit the brand.

But I couldn't seem to get hold of any, so had to give something else a try. This is my first go at P3's white spray primer. I'm not happy with it. It seems to go on milky, no matter the distance. Not that it "goops on" (which the "bad" Armory would sometimes do), but it seems I waste a whole lot more primer to get a decent coat.

Maybe it's another "bad batch", and it's almost twice as cheap as GW, but I won't give the brand another go unless I have to. Just my experience, YMMV.

And for what it's worth, about 75% of my paints are P3. grin

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 4:29 p.m. PST

Also, I like AP's color primers, and have several different color. I just don't use them that much, just on big stuff.

gamershs Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 11:41 p.m. PST

It may not have been a bad batch but bad storage. Had some spray paint that got left out in the cold (below freezing) and it seemed to change color and did not come out right.

Mister Tibbles21 Jan 2017 5:22 a.m. PST

Once spray paint sits in the cold or heat too long it's shot. Usually the warning label mentions this.

I use mostly P3 bottle paint, but I use sandable auto primer for my primer. Interesting to hear about their primer.

TheWarStoreSweetie Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

Of the spray primers, Army Painter and P3 are my go to primers. The P3 primer is very similar to the GW primer of 2 or 3 generations ago. Army Painter is also good, it give me lots of tooth and plays will with most plastics and resins.

Most folks don't let primer cure before painting….in other words they spray, give it an hour or so and start painting. In order to really set well, it should be allowed to dry over night.

Cold weather affects primer quite a bit. The labels will tell you how. Generally, the paint looks off and doesn't seem to stick to the figure.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2017 10:26 p.m. PST

OK, well, I'll give them another go. Still, odd to have gone through probably better than twenty GW cans without a hitch, and the first P3 I get is off.

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