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    Unusual Primer colors

    Hello all,

    So... I found a really good deal on Krylon primers (about $4 a can) and compared to my local GW's $10 a can for primer, I think I've figured out who's getting my money.

    Anywho... I figure I'll nab black primer but... I also notice they have other colors of primer aside from the 'holy trinity' of white-gray-black - namely, a ruddy brown and a platinum.

    Has anyone ever used a non white-gray-black primer? Is it a horrible trail of sorrows down which no mortal with a love of all things sacred and profane should ever tread? I'm half-tempted to use brown primer on my Rangers (going for an earth tone on them... camo and all that) and I can't help but thinking the platinum primer would make my Eldar just that much more... FABULOUS! I mean, even if it has the same effect as a white/gray primer, *I* would know that under their exterior, they are just that much more awesome and fashionable.

    Anyway... I suppose I could buy a can and try it out but I'm stuck at the office for the next two months so I figured I'd see if anyone else had thoughts on the matter.

    Thanks!


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    Well I dont really use much other than black though I have experimented with gray. I used a bone colored one one cause it gives you some shading even when painting light colors. As for Krylon I really dont like it its very fickle when it comes to temperature and moisture leval if its not perfect theres a god chance it will be a very grainy or "dimpled" coating thats just my past experience.
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    Hmmm... thanks for your feedback on Krylon. I have two (possibly competing) interestes - on the one hand, I want a good mini primer and on the other hand, I don't want to give GW any more of my money (unless it's in form of me buying their stock). So... I could get the GW Primer but... part of me would really, really take my dollar votes somewhere else... question is, will I get decent quality primer from another company?

    Anyway, thanks for your input.

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    honestly I go to wlamart and buy there 79 cent can of black spray it works fantastically for me it dousn't have any ofthe special chem Krylon has really take a trip to Walmart and look in your cheap spray section its in a blue can from what I remember Ill try to post the name but Im in school right now.
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    I've gotten hooked on a homemade clearcoat primer blend (I blame Slorak :shifty: ). It works well, and over plastic models, it looks like gray primer. Only trouble is, when doing metal models colors tend to have a different "tint" to them when I'm done. One more reason to H-A-T-E ^#&#@% metal models! (

    Anyway, I'll post the "recipe" if you wanna try it.
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    A good friend of mine is using a Rust Colored primer for his lizardmen, so far they look awesome.

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    i've come to use gw 'ogre flesh' (a greyish green) which gives the models a darker look than white/grey but is not as dark as black (and easier to paint over). works well for me as i dont like my models to be to 'flashy'
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