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    Basecoats...

    Okay, new to WH40k... and looking for some advice.

    In base-coating any miniature, what is the process you guys use?

    I mean, do you just use a spray base-coat and let that dry, THEN begin painting over that? Or do you brush on the base-coat at all?

    Spraypainting the base-coat on seems to be much easier, but does the paint hold up to being painted over and resit flaking...?

    Thanks.


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    Spray the suckers...

    It's a complete waste of time to hand-paint the base coat. By spraying you can undercoat 100 minis in less time than it would take to undercoat 1 by hand.

    Once the minis are dry you can always give the parts that the spray missed (there are always some) a little touch by hand.

    To sum up: NEVER base coat by hand! It's a waste of time and paint and your brush will get worn and ruined by it in the long run.

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    Definity agree with BobaHat. I have undercoated too many minis by hand and destroyed so many brushes. Invest in the spray paint its worth in the long run

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    No kidding. Specailly for tanks. Forgot to buy my DA green with my razorback. Man that was a pain to do once i got it primed.

    Even if you 'base coat' by had at least use a generic spray on primer, it really does make a difference (since i didn't used to prime models early on I can say this with experience, PRIMER HELPS!)

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    Yea dont get me started about doing my landraider. Undercoating and painting by brush. If it wasnt such a cool model i would have given up

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    Hehe... I remember when I dropped my figures in my colors in the beginning b4 I didn't find these wonderful sprays... And remember: While spraying, keep a GREAT distance from them, don't just keep the spray bottle like 1 cm from them...

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    Heck with my old army I couldn't use sprays for the colour (the Undivided parts were Night Lords), it was not funny having to paint every vehicle (including LR) by hand! Wait... I still have that problem with my IW...:cry:
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