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Hello peole, can anyone recommend an alternative to the Citadel black undercoat spray? I heard it's not exactly great so i tried a few really cheap ones but they were even worse. Im incredibly cheap so i don't really want to fork out $20 on a can of paint.. Any you guys recommend?? Mind you im in south Australia so I might not be able to find some of what u guys use.
I must admit I'd heard the GW black primer was pretty decent, and that the only thing it didn't have going for it was it's price.
That said, I normally use Tamiya's White or Light Grey Surface Primer, and have been using it for a number of years now. The coverage is really great and it gives an excellent surface to paint onto.
The owner of my LHS mentioned that if I wanted to primer or undercoat in black, then he would recommend the Tamiya matt black in a rattle can as an alternative to the GW spray.
Thanks for the reply Tarok, I shall look into it, no longer will my loyal soldiers have no eye sockets!!!
If you insist on spraypaint, I can't help you, but I use a brush-on clearcoat that works very nicely, and costs $1 US per bottle.
I'm not sure where else to point you, but whoever told you that the Citadel spray was bad was wrong in my opinion. I've never had anything but good experiences with it, although I understand the price issue. Good luck!
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
I prefer the "old" citadel primer cans but I have had no problems with the new chaos black primer.
I will stick with it myself.
I HAVE seen and heard people use krylon black to good effect.
W/D/L Eleventy trillion billion/NONE/ NONE - I am STILL rulezor!
WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!
I had an excellent experience with the chaos black in the past. The newest can my roommate and I bought was horrible, however. The paint was thin and watery no matter how hard we shook. The coverage was horrible. It was almost like two different products.
I switched to the standard Krylon primer (which is gray) and have had fantastic results with it as well.