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Preparing to pain my necrons and I want the best primer available, please let me know what your experiences are.
It really depends on what you mean by 'best'.
The three 'main' options are black, white and grey.
Black is generally used for dark schemes, with lots of metallics, and as a 'default' setting for many people...
White will give cleaner, brighter colours, but takes a significant ammount of extra work to get looking good. It also works very well on mainly light schemes (like yellows and bright reds).
Grey is used as a 'happy' medium option, and is not one I enjoy. I find it makes models seem dull, and really sucks the fun out of painting, but that is almost certainly just me and my opinion.
As far as cheapest goes, you won't find cheaper than bargin basement car primer, although it will definitely show its price, IMO.
I generally use GW primer, as it isn't hugely expensive, and is almost always very good quality, while I have had some awful experiences with other paint manufacturing brands (I'm looking at you, Vallejo).
So, to sum up:
Assuming you're going for the "classic" metal 'crons, then black GW primer is pretty much my choice.
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Agree with -T, the really cheap stuff like car primer, will show its self up, but most acrylic primer is fine, GW stuff is readily availabe, not hugely expensive and effective,
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Tried some of the cheaper spray primers on some city of death building and was disappointed.
GW primer works really well but I’ve had wonderful results from krylon's fusion paints on plastics.
I've tried just about every kind available in the shops and I have to say that GW spray is the best there is. If you are painting mainly metallics (Necrons) then Chaos Black is the way to go.