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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Aug 2019 10:21 p.m. PST

Was curious what people are using for primer on the new 'soft plastic' infantry figures from Battlefront?

I've tried a white spray paint that's designed for plastics, and it coats well, but the surface remains tacky. Paintable, though.

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2019 6:18 a.m. PST

I use Gesso for plastic figures. You can slop it on with a brush and when it dries you lose no details.

Dean AKI14 Aug 2019 6:29 a.m. PST

Yeah, avoid most spray primers for soft plastics, the oils and chemicals in them can react badly and never properly cure. Use an airbrush or normal brush with acrylics, gesso or similar.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2019 8:56 a.m. PST

Krylon makes a spray version of Gesso. Never used it, but it might be worth trying. I generally paint directly on the plastic, when possible, sealing with polyurethane. Otherwise, I paint on Gesso, then paint as normal, using acrylic craft paints. Cheers!

Bowman14 Aug 2019 12:25 p.m. PST

I use coloured Gesso on my Bones figures, which they say needs no priming.

dragon614 Aug 2019 2:38 p.m. PST

battlefront soft plastics?! I thought that was a horror from the past.

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2019 6:53 p.m. PST

I used a Testors light earth spray to get the Soviets started. No issues for me at all.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2019 7:07 p.m. PST

I am using Reaper MSP Brown Liner on my Bones figures.

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