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How would you undercoat? By brush or by spray paint?
I usually prime with spray paint (white) then black line the recesses of the mini. Although sprays don't reach every spot on the mini which is when i break out a cheap brush and prime the spots that were missed.
Yep, that is how I do it as well. The only thing is that I use chaos Black as primer, for those spots I've missed.
so, to speek I use both, but spray gets 10 or 20 figuers primed quicker than doing it by hand.
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I'd say: Use spray, but very lightly! If you spray too much or from too close, you got a nasty "orange skin" effect. After a light spray priming, take out your brush, take your paint, dilute a lot and try to get as uniform an undercoat as possible, and don't forget: use extremely liquid paint!
Also, as opposed as what a lot of people do: Don't use black undercoat unless:
- You paint a metalic army.
- You paint a Black army.
- You paint a fur/flesh army.
Barring this, you should always use white undercoat: Colours are killed by a black undercoat. Black will darken/flatten any colour put over it. Ok, you can use this effect, if you want to have a somber/grey looking army (say, an imperial guard army that should look dirty and all), but if you want colour, go for white. Most coloured armies look drab because of this: People mainly use black undercoat...
I usually basecoat a model with black if your going to have the model be a darker color like a chaos model. If its going to be a lighter color i usually base with white. If you use a brush to basecoat, take your basecoat color and just try to cover everything with it unless your going to have something like a chainsword which you dont need to basecoat. If you use spray paint do the smae only with a can.