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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2017 3:31 p.m. PST

Winston Smith suggested using cheap paints in a spray can from Wal-Mart. I found this to be an excellent suggestion. When painting primer I use the Rust-Oleum 2X gray primer. link

Another unintended advantage of the gray primer is that it is nearly a perfect match for Tamiya Panzer Grey. The primer is flatter, so perhaps a semi-gloss coat would make it closer to panzer grey.

It seems to work well on soft and hard resin models, soft metals, like lead and pewter, and even regular plastic models.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

whitphoto02 Jul 2017 5:19 p.m. PST

The rustolium 2x grey primer is a perfect match to the grey paint I use for metal parts

wrgmr102 Jul 2017 9:32 p.m. PST

Agreed, Rustolium grey is a good for a number of base coats.

Mark 106 Jul 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

I go with Krylon brand. Like Rustonlium, it is a common brand at Auto Parts shops.

But I go with white primer. I find it lightens the base-coat a bit (to help manage "scale effect" without mixing paints), and also helps the highlighting process, as raised surfaces tend to come out a bit lighters.

(aka: Mk 1)

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