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ok..im VERY new to this....I play Demonhunters, and I use Citadel primer. Ive tried both black and white, but on either, it seems when its primed, I loose the detail of the runes on the armor, so I cant paint them....what can I do ???
You're using too much primer. Try using a much lighter coat. Better to put on too little than too much. You can always spray another coat. I like to do quick sweeps across the miniature(s). I start the spray just before I reach the miniatures, and stop the spray after I pass them. That way any sputters don't throw big drops of primer on the minis.
I first spray them laying on their backs from the bottom, when dry, I roll them over and spray the fronts, but again from the bottom (from the direction of their feet) That way I get all the under areas. Once dry, I stand them up and do one quick sweep from each side of the miniature. That gets the sides and top. That's it.
If I'm using black primer and plan to use it as a basis for shading, I wash the minis with a coat of thinned chaos black paint after they're primed just to make sure all the recesses are black.
Just remember. Too much primer ruins your mini. Too little primer means that you can just apply another layer.
Thanks for the input guys...the obvious next question is...what do I use to remove all this darn primer now...so I can start over...
I have read that masking tape strips primer right off. Other than that, i think you can put your minis in brake fluid overnight and scrub it off the next day. Or use pinesol.
If you use pine sol use the lemon scented kind that does make the dirt fall to the bottom, plus dont let them sit for more than a day or you'll end up with a goeey mush...
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come on...BRING ON THE STRIPPING...just kdding mate. anyway, easiest way is to do a search, though dont worry about it melting because u wont melt metal...and the whole DH line is metal...no probs
For stripping it, how about using paint stripper, works for me en le metal objects.
If you are still having problems priming try brushing it on by hand. Takes some time but it gives you all the control you need to make sure you donâ€™t gum up any details. GW used to sell "Smelly Primer" to use when brushing on, it works well on metal minies but not so well on plastics. It is basically just a mix of 1 part paint 1 part water and 1 part vinegar.
If you dunk your minnies in vinegar and dry them off before you paint them the paint sticks better as the vinegar will create microscopic pits in the surface of the minnie. (This only works on metal)
I personally just use a spray though, much faster and you can do 10 or more at a time.