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So, I was at the GW store looking for Boltgun Primer because my IW army has several tanks to paint. The GW employee informed me that GW no longer makes the boltgun primer/spray. Well, my friend spotted some that night at a local hobby store so I was going to go after work to pick some up. However, I have some questions:
While the GW employee swears by it, will I obtain the desired effect with the boltgun primer? I.E., will it be metallic or more codex grey?
My process for painting my IW guys is black primer -> paint over boltgun -> Ink black -> do detail (gold trim, etc). Will boltgun primer -> Ink black -> do detail give me the same effect (drop the black primer stage) or do I have to black prime, boltgun prime, etc?
Thanks in advance.
i have never used that before, but i have used metallic sprays before, and i was not very pleased with the result, it doesnt have the same shine as boltgun metal, but if you wash it then highlight, who knows, it might save you a step. I would advise that you test it first, because it could have some undesired effects...
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The Boltgun spray is NOT a primer. You still need to prime the figures first otherwise you risk the paint not sticking properly and it could peel up.
The boltgun spray is the same as boltgun paint in the pot. I would spray black like normal and then spray the boltgun over it. Ink wash and highlight as normal. What you are saving is more time that it takes to brush on the paint as well as getting a much smoother finish from the spray.
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The bolt gun spray that I have is NOTthe same color as my brush on bolt gun paint. In fact it is a dull finish. I was not pleased about this as a squad of my PAGK where done this way.
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The GW spray colors are not the same as the paint the say they are. I Still find em very useful if you spray em a color then do a heavy drybrush over the model it gives you a an already done shading. I did these for a group of bloodangels and they looked great! I just applied a red inkwash after wardto kinda blend every thing to gether works well in my opinion.
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