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AFV Painting & Weathering
Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Best primer on the market?
panzerbob01
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 05:46 AM UTC
I use Floquil Railroad enamel black- clings nicely to all media and specially so to brass, gives a tight, slightly satin micro-fine coat, sprays great, reveals all imperfections "perfectly" , smells (does want proper venting). It does NOT obscure fine detail and texture- something critical to us AFV modelers.

For me, works as a great primer AND provides a nice dark undercoat that helps me in "preshading effects".

Cheers! Bob
joegrafton
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 05:13 AM UTC
Hi Jason,
Thanks. And Tamiya primer will be okay to cover resin & PE, will it?
Joe.
Jasonbee71
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 05:07 AM UTC


Hi Joe,

I use Tamiya's Surface Primer, it gives a good coverage from the can, though it smells a bit, so is best used in a well ventilated area, but it works for me.

Jason
joegrafton
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 04:44 AM UTC
Hi fellas,
What, in your opinion, is the best primer on the market today to use for AFV modelling? My model has various mediums used in it like injection moulded plastic, resin & brass photo-etch.
I live in the UK so something that is sold in England would be preferable although not neccessarily essential as I should be able to import it into the country.
Your help will be most appreciated.
Thanks fellas.
Joe.