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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Nov 2021 12:10 p.m. PST

Let's imagine that you have some Shermans in 15mm that you intend to use for the Northern European Theater in WWII.

What color do you prime them?

* white
* gray
* black
* olive drab

MajorB20 Nov 2021 12:11 p.m. PST

White. I prime everything in white.

Midlander6520 Nov 2021 1:55 p.m. PST

Grey, most recently, so I can see the base coat of SCC15+Black – not so easy to see against my usual black undercoat.

McWong7320 Nov 2021 1:56 p.m. PST

Olive drab, saves a lot of time.

John Armatys20 Nov 2021 2:37 p.m. PST

Black for all vehicles.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian20 Nov 2021 2:54 p.m. PST


pmwalt20 Nov 2021 5:35 p.m. PST

I prime all my armor in black.

HMS Exeter20 Nov 2021 5:51 p.m. PST

Figures – white
Vehicles – gray
Orcs – black

Disco Joe20 Nov 2021 6:36 p.m. PST

Definitely gray.

Legionarius20 Nov 2021 7:16 p.m. PST

Spray olive drab, follow with a brown wash, dry brush some mud, and you're done!

Old Contemptible20 Nov 2021 11:55 p.m. PST


advocate21 Nov 2021 4:50 a.m. PST


The Nigerian Lead Minister21 Nov 2021 9:44 a.m. PST

Olive drab. 90% of the painting done right there.

Martin Rapier21 Nov 2021 10:04 a.m. PST

Black, then mist it with white spray from about 2 feet up. It ends up light grey on the highlights and black in the lowlights. Same as I do all my vehicles and figures.

raylev3 Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2021 3:15 p.m. PST

Olive Drab…saves a LOT of time

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2021 3:15 p.m. PST

White – it makes the colors more vibrant.

Legionarius22 Nov 2021 3:38 p.m. PST

If you have ever been around tanks and armored vehicles you know that after a few hours all is covered in either mud or dust.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2021 11:46 p.m. PST

Olive drab mixed with black

Grimmnar23 Nov 2021 6:16 a.m. PST

I like this.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2021 7:52 a.m. PST

OD spray paint.

machinehead Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2021 6:48 p.m. PST

I use light gray Tamiya Fine Surface Primer sprayed in my basement.

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