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Baranovich27 Apr 2018 1:37 p.m. PST

This is just a revisit of the spray priming I did last spring when I was undercoating several plastic Warhammer armies at the same time, a fairly massive priming endeavor.

Lots of experimenting and trial and error due to needing an economical alternative to Armory spray primer. Armory as you may know is horribly unreliable even under good outdoor conditions, and I got some of the dreaded texturing/frosting on some of minis. I sprayed.

I tried Krylon Colormaster paint + primer spray and found that it gave a crisp, clean finish nearly identical to what I would get from GW's Chaos Black.

Here are some Skaven miniature photos showing the figures up close to prove that a "paint+primer" product will not obscure detail in the least. I talked to some people at Krylon and they explained that when a primer/paint combo product is made, or if a primer is sold as "2x" coverage, it DOESN'T mean that when you spray it you're going to get coat of primer that's twice as thick as normal.

What it means is that it COVERS twice as well, meaning you can make less passes with the can and get adequate coverage.

I found that when sprayed at proper primer distance of 9-12" it acted and behaved just like a hobby spray primer. That being said, you do of course have to adhere to the usual rules of not spraying too thickly and not being too close.

This product works great but you have be kind of extra-attentive to the fact of how fast it covers or there is the potential to over-spray and begin to obscure detail.

But here's some pics. showing that even the finest details like eyelids, wrinkles in clothing, facial details, and chainmail, etc. are all perfectly picked out:







Garand27 Apr 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

I don't worry too much about complete coverage when priming, or especially dense coats. As long as enough primer gets on the model that the subsequent acrylic coats have something to stick to, that's good enough for me. For that reason I use valu-cheapo Wal mart spraypaints (except for red-brown primer, which I don't think wal mart makes)…


Capt Flash27 Apr 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

Thanks. I usually Army Painter as it gives excellent coverage and the grains are fine enough that even if oversprayed, it dries without obscuring details.
I'll likely give this stuff a try with some terrain.

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 3:56 p.m. PST

O have sometimes had problems with holding Krylon paints the exactly perfect distance from the model. A lot of the store brands go on wetter. Ceylon seems to go on dryer, so that if you are a little too far away, it goes on like Christmas tree flocking. Not every can, but test each can put each time before you start spraying your miniatures.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member27 Apr 2018 6:32 p.m. PST

"it goes on like Christmas tree flocking. Not every can, but test each can put each time before you start spraying your miniatures."

Agreed. Some cans are fine.


ced110628 Apr 2018 10:10 p.m. PST

You can also partially assemble the miniatures before spraying.

Or you can also prime zenithal (complete prime black, then overhead prime white), but would need fully assembled miniatures to do this.

The Tyn Man Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 1:13 a.m. PST

Thanks for posting those pics, I need a new can of paint for my under coating, and yours look great.

Chgowiz01 May 2018 6:44 a.m. PST

I use the el-cheapo Walmart black primer ($3.50 can) with great results on resin, plastic and metal.

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