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I am starting to paint my Tomb Kings army and I have a unit of 20 skeletons, and a unit of 8 heavy horsemen painted. I really like how they have turned out so far. Anyway, I ran out of white primer and I really want to get started on painting my tomb scorpion or my liche priest models. My question is, have any of you guys tried painting metal models without priming the models white or black? If so, did they turn out nice, or should I wait to buy my white/black primer. I was thinking about maybe coating my tomb scorpion chaos black, and maybe this could act as a primer. After coating my Tomb Scorpion black I would dry brush it with bleached bone, and then move on to my army colors. Do you think this will work, or should I just wait until I get a Primer? Thanks everyone who replied to my questions! On a side note, I really hope when the new Tomb King book and models come out they give Tomb King skeletons different weapons, the skeleton's weapons seem to "medieval" for me. Anyway, Thanks again for everyone who replied to my questions!!!
I only ever painted one model without white primer, as you put it, and i thought it was all fine, until the firt time i picked it up and wheni put it down again, all the paint had fallen off of the metal, and was stuck on my fingers.
It literally flakes off in your fingers.
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the only other color i've primered thus far... is bleached bone. i prefer spray priming personally cause you can prime so many more at once.
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I've ran out of primer many of times.
...and instead of Waiting for a store to open, (I paint late in the evening 11pm-2am)
I brush up a model with acrylic matte medium, then, after dry, brush the desired base color on..
It drys nice, smooth(with enough grip to hold paint) and doesn't hide detail.
Mix it with a drop or two of color so you can see where you've painted.
I wouldn't suggest doing this with RnF Blocks, but for characters/single models it works like a charm.
Last edited by hymnofnot; June 11th, 2009 at 16:40.