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Primer Recommendations

Posted by Rich W on 06 May 2019, 18:53

What does everyone recommend as their favourite primers to use? I'm currently using Vallejo but always find it's very very runny (even after I've shaken etc). I'd also like to try and get a primer in white or black as the grey one I use is really hard to use on grey models! Any recommendations would be great. Thanks!
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Posted by Dad's Army on 06 May 2019, 20:59

I use a normal spraycan from a cheap store, cost 1,29 euro to spray a lot of figures, works fine for me!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 06 May 2019, 23:44

I use Tamiya white acrylic primer in a spray can. It works pretty well.
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Posted by Emperor on 07 May 2019, 20:53

Vallejo
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Posted by Fire at Will on 08 May 2019, 07:41

Humbrol white or black acrylic works for me
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Posted by Arkoudaki on 08 May 2019, 11:28

Badger Stynelrez...sold in the UK under Ultimate Primers...and in Europe under Mig/Ammo
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 08 May 2019, 13:32

:mrgreen: I wish I knew what primer Udo uses...

Would that cause me to paint figures like him?

:yeah: :P :thumbup: :mrgreen:
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Posted by Susofrick on 08 May 2019, 14:32

I do like Will, white paint (GW). Used Humrol Lavender a while because I had got some for free. Tested black, but didn't like it that much.
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Posted by Paul on 08 May 2019, 17:39

Unicorns tears. No, seriously, normal acrylic paint
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Posted by MikeRC97 on 09 May 2019, 11:42

Dupli color sandable primer. I get it from automotive store, cheap and works great. A couple of light passes is all it takes. I never have issues with paint adhesion even on soft bendable plastic (hat, Caesar figs).
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Posted by Arkoudaki on 11 May 2019, 10:00

Yeah, but isn't Dupli-Color only good for metal, wood, and fibreglass? I am not sure how it will react chemically with plastics, especially soft permeable plastics. Just wondering.
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Posted by MikeRC97 on 11 May 2019, 14:13

The website says that but it works just fine on plastic I’ve been using it for years. There was a rumor that Privateer Press primer is just repackaged Duplicolor primer. No idea if it’s true but after I read that I tried it and it works great.

Tamiya fine surface primer is the best I ever used but it’s pricey.
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Posted by Rich W on 19 May 2019, 09:28

Thanks for all your suggestions!
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 23 May 2019, 19:16

Only primer you need is GW's Chaos black, perfect results every time.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 23 May 2019, 21:04

Traveller1865 wrote:Only primer you need is GW's Chaos black, perfect results every time.


I used to have some of that. It was pretty darn good, I have to admit. Best primer I have used, now that I think on it.
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Posted by KGV on 23 May 2019, 22:26

Black, white or grey primer from Halfords.
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