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So it's been near or below freezing for a while here, and I'm frustrated because I've been advised not to prime my models in this weather.
Have any of you tried it? Had problems with it? I have a white brush-on Vallejo primer but it doesn't adhere or coat nearly as well as the spray primer.
If nothing else, I can finally get around to varnishing my WEs, but I'm anxious to paint up a special character for VC that I've had around for ages, Melkhior on his Winged Nightmare.
I use the GW black spray. I have sprayed it in the low 20's (Fahrenheit) with no problems. I just let it dry inside. The only downside is that the whole basement smells and my family doesn't like it.
I've never tried brush-on bases.
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Pretty much anything is better than paint on undercoats. They're really soul destroying and quite tricky to get even coats with. Why not do a trial model or two- spray both outside, bring one in to dry and leave one out in the cold.
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Just make sure that the can (assuming your using a can) is room temperature before you take it outside and you should have no problems.
In cold/moist air, the model will dry with a greyish vice black hue. In uber cold weather the primer will bunch into globes on the bottom edges of the model. The new (if it is new) GW black IMO has no problems like the old stuff. Weather/temp really screwed up a couple of my raiders,(they got that bumpy finish) with the old label stuff. I've primed tons of platics recently with no problems at all. The stuff takes longer to dry but it works pretty well even in the moist air of Washington State.
The only problem with the cold weather is that the spray doesnt stick well to the models. If Your feeling risky, then i would try it, but if not, your out of luck. I have had some metal models that need some protective coat for a long time, its just too darn cold up in the fridged north.
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That's what my friend told me, that the paint could come out in globules, something I've had happen before. It's very distressing, as you all doubtless know.
Now I don't know what to do. I think I'll just start sanding and cleaning up this Rhinox Scraplauncher as that alone requires a good bit of work and time. It's got to warm up eventually!
I would recommend an alternative brush on source. Folk Art Glass and Tile Medium. It is a clear medium that you cut 50/50 with water and if you like add a few drops of black ink into. You can paint it on with a larger brush and allow it to cure for 24-72 hours. It dries super tight to the model and will not obscure details. It also has a tremendous amount of "tooth" to it and paint sticks with no problems.
Sure it is a pain to wait a few days to paint them but better than having to worry about scraping off primer that doesn't want to work right...
I pick it up at Michael's art supply store but I am sure if you do a search on the Internet you will find it elsewhere as well if needed.
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