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Tango0111 May 2022 9:39 p.m. PST

Of possible interest?



Choctaw12 May 2022 6:03 a.m. PST

I use a black undercoat on just about everything I paint.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2022 6:37 a.m. PST

I use black undercoat on any figs with armour which is very very good for those figs for really bright colours (yellow etc.) I use a white undercoat but will be trying light grey

DyeHard12 May 2022 7:47 a.m. PST

Thank you for pointing out the on-line tutorial.

I suspect many would call this the standard method.
But it is always useful to see how other folks are doing things. And the tip about the VHT paint is going to prove useful to me.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2022 1:44 p.m. PST

I've always primed in white, but I'm going to try this technique sometime soon.

Tango0112 May 2022 3:43 p.m. PST



Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2022 7:36 a.m. PST

I only use black primer on 15mm WW2 infantry, because the colors of uniform and equipment tend to be so similar that leaving a black line between them is necessary to distinguish them on the tabletop. Otherwise I use white primer to make the colors more vibrant.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2022 10:36 a.m. PST

GW had a really great approach to this back when they released their 10mm Battle of Five Armies set. I wonder if that's online somewhere.

doc mcb13 May 2022 6:03 p.m. PST

Black prime then drybrush white. Really picks out the details, and you need white under reds and yellows.

VonBlucher14 May 2022 8:58 p.m. PST

Been black priming figures for over 40 years, using Humbrols Matt black to brush on miniature figures, but use an enamel spray primer on vehicles. Anyone who has seen my work can't even tell that I black primed my figures.

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