Priming and Pushing the Bar
So some good news: I think I’ve found a decent primer spray.
I have tended to use the GW white undercoat spray but have always been mindful that it’s somewhat overpriced and that there were cheaper alternatives out there. I have also had some occasions of it turning powdery for some unknown reason (such as when I was priming the Kingdom Death Preacher – eek!).
I’d heard people recommend using car primer so thought I’d give some a go and picked up some cheapy stuff from eBay (there are no Halfords or equivalents near me, believe it or not).
I went for a couple of cans of Simoniz white primer, at a fraction of the cost of the GW equivalent. It actually cost me £4 per can including postage.
This afternoon I tentatively undercoated some Incursion miniatures (by Grindhouse Games) and am happy to report that the coverage is smooth, matt and even, over metal and resin (bases). The spray was also very fine, controllable and mess-free.
Hopefully it’ll take acrylics well and serve as a good base. If it does then I am well and truly sold. But so far indications are good.
You know, it occurs to me that this post is probably pushing the bar for nerdiness around here.
Yes. I got excited about a can of spray primer.