Priming my FIRST metal miniatures - this stuff look OK?

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Priming my FIRST metal miniatures - this stuff look OK?

Postby Geoff » Thu May 03, 2018 9:05 am

No access to an airbrush, so I''m looking at various rattle-cans to do the priming. After reading various stuff on various sites I am looking at this stuff to prime my metal mini's -

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints ... imer-black

Being real new to the hobby I've made a few bum purchases over the last 8 weeks and would appreciate either an 'aye, that'll be right' or a 'nay lad, that'd be shite' kinda answer.

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Re: Priming my FIRST metal miniatures - this stuff look OK?

Postby Jonathon Chester » Thu May 03, 2018 9:29 am

I've heard of this being good but again unsure if this is the exact primer. I tend to use Army Painter uniform grey as a primer currently.
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Re: Priming my FIRST metal miniatures - this stuff look OK?

Postby zedmeister » Fri May 04, 2018 3:32 pm

Try this one instead:
http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints ... aint-500ml

I use it regularly and it works nice. Same for the halfords white matt primer. Best thing - look at the reviews - one bod mentions priming his resin models!
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Re: Priming my FIRST metal miniatures - this stuff look OK?

Postby Geoff » Sat May 05, 2018 8:24 am

Ill keep an eye out for the the Army Painter primer Jonathon, but Halfords seem to have priming sorted, thanks. I have a big store very local so that's too handy! Wanting to have some for the Bank Holiday I bought the one I linked to and tried it out yesterday - fortunately it's really nice and doesn't seem to have shagged my models up. It dries fast - touch dry in a few moments, doesn't hide detail and adheres well.

Actually applying it soothly, so the paint doesn't dry before it hits the model, is obviously a learned art and one I'll be getting better at...

Good to know Halfords do another, as Zed pointed out and I'll be giving that one a blast too. Cheers for the heads-up mate.
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Re: Priming my FIRST metal miniatures - this stuff look OK?

Postby DrNO172000 » Sun May 06, 2018 1:14 am

I can second the Army Painter as being a great primer for any model type. I've primed in both high humidity and cold weather with zero problems. It's the only primer I'll use these days.
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Re: Priming my FIRST metal miniatures - this stuff look OK?

Postby OrlandotheTech » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:58 pm

If money is tight Prodrive Auto Spray Paint: Grey Primer from poundland also works fine

but i'd always test a new can on an empty plastic pot/bottle as you get the odd can with a duff nozzle that gives you a grainy finsh (which works fine on terrain, but not on minis)
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Re: Priming my FIRST metal miniatures - this stuff look OK?

Postby demyse » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:47 am

I use Halfords grey primer and it works a treat, good coverage, no issues
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