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22 Mar 2023 3:42 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Lookingfor a spray primer" to "Looking for a spray primer"Removed from Pre-Paint Preparation board

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charles popp22 Mar 2023 12:44 p.m. PST

That is close todeck color to use for my naval minis,1/30000 WW 1 and 2.
I tend to use either Army painter or Vallejo

Thanks in advance

HMS Exeter22 Mar 2023 4:10 p.m. PST

Japanese ships could use Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer. It's a red brown.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2023 6:07 p.m. PST

I use Tamiya spray paints for correct-shade primers. Tamiya makes a Wooden Deck Tan which looks just right, and a Linoleum Brown which isn't nearly red enough nor bright enough for small scale IJN (but might be okay for Royal Navy…?).

I also still use Testors spray paints for this, but they're out of production, so that practice will end with my current supply.

I have also used the Army Painter spray paints Desert Tan and Skeleton Bone as wooden deck colors. Not my favorite colors, and on the expensive side, but Army Painter also sells perfectly matched brush-on acrylic versions of each spray paint.

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2023 6:32 p.m. PST

V Small ships… probably best to 'prime' deck colour…THEN hand paint hull and superstructure. Trying to paint in decking tends to look a little messy.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2023 7:14 p.m. PST

I've had some luck spray painting ships two colors, one horizontal, one vertical. I spray on the deck color first, sharply downward but varying the angles to get all the nooks and crannies. After that dries, I spray the base vertical color in straight horizontal strokes or from a slightly downward angle. There is always a bit of overspray in both directions, so it can't serve as a final coat, but as a base coat technique it saves a lot of time.

- Ix

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