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I'm gearing up to do some painting since the legions of unpainted models are starting to weigh down on my concience.
I was curious if there's any downside to using a krylon-like black primer for my base coat? Will it sabotage my painting efforts from the beginning? Are acrylics a better bet, even though they're brush-on?
Thanks for you time!
I have found that as long as you are using the flat versions then it works quite nicely, it is what I used to base about 75% of every thing I have ever painted... I mean really the best thing you can do is just make sure to get a decent brand of paint... I would not recomend any wal-mart specials or anything...
krylon's flat black works just fine as lone as it is a thin coat.
Thanks all, glad to hear that this'll work.
Unless it specifically states that it is enamel based it is most likely acrylic. Krylon in particular is an acrylic paint. I have used krylon spray primers and they are good. As with any spray primer keep the can 6"-12" from the model. If you get too close you will cause paint to pool up which is bad. Keep it too far and it will start to dry before hitting the model causing a lumpy texture to form on the model. Also pay attention to humidity and temperature depending on where you are at as this will also effect how it comes out of the can...
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the only drawback is the slight dip in GW/Citadel profits which do hurt us in the end. But then again the GW primer is rubbish. If you are painting a forgeworld/resin model I would recommend automotive primer. it is comparable in price to krylon (ie; half that of GW) and coats well.
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