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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 10:36 p.m. PST

"Priming is something that most mini painters hate. It is a chore and a massive drain on time and energy to do on a large scale. Since the advent of reasonably durable spray varnishes, I have even gone through periods where I didn't prime at all (it is not as bad an idea as you think but not something I do any more especially on highly detailed figures). There are any number of people that will tell you how to do it their way. I am more about the pros and cons…."
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Oberlindes Sol LIC20 Apr 2019 9:25 a.m. PST

Hate priming? Seriously?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 11:23 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Zephyr120 Apr 2019 2:41 p.m. PST

I switched to brush-on gesso. A little extra work, but much, much less wastage of primer & no more clogged nozzles…

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 2:50 p.m. PST

I switched to primers of the most predominant base color. Cuts my painting time a lot. Even so, like mowing your lawn, priming is a necessary chore to get the end effect you want.

Oberlindes Sol LIC20 Apr 2019 7:05 p.m. PST

Priming sometimes reveals detail that I missed on the unpainted figure. I embrace priming. It's not creative work, but it's a technique that enhances my ability to do the creative work.

goragrad20 Apr 2019 10:05 p.m. PST

Cleaning up flash is far more work than the priming.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2019 3:42 p.m. PST

Thanks!.


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von Schwartz22 Apr 2019 6:26 p.m. PST

Priming sometimes reveals detail that I missed on the unpainted figure. I embrace priming. It's not creative work, but it's a technique that enhances my ability to do the creative work.

Using a good primer not only enhances detail but in many cases will also enhance the color. And when you are painting colorful armies like 18th and 19th century THAT is important.

And I too despise cleaning flash, but it is a necessary evil.

Tried baking the finish in the oven, not recommended, ended up with a lot of little puddles of molten metal

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