|Glynn & Kathy Greenwood (email@example.com)|
Primer is necessary because it helps the paint to stick (and god knows the sickly thin Games Workshop stuff needs all the help it can get!).
It also improves colour and light refraction in bright-coloured paint jobs, but don't get caught up buying "super model primer" or other such nonsense. Medium-quality white, black and grey matt/flat auto paint will do just as well.
Use them like this:
Note for Americans: Don't use Krylon paints for this. It's too bitty and flakey to be of much use.
|Jeff Hancock (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
I must respectfully disagree with my fellow gamer.
I have used Krylon Sandable Primer exclusively for 15mm figures, with no flaking and no loss of detail. However, my experience with auto primer has resulted in prolonged drying times and loss of detail. Krylon uses particles that I've found to be as fine as any spray primer from Floquil or The Armory.
Look for Krylon "sandable" primer, not "auto" primer, and use multiple light coats to achieve good coverage.
|Ken Hill (email@example.com)|
| My technique in a nutshell...
|24 October 1997||page first published|
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