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Subject: Army Painter Primer vs. Armory Primer rss

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Rick Vinyard
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I'm due for another can of black primer and thought I'd try either Army Painter or Armory.

I've been using Games Workshop and it's not bad, but I'd just like to try something else.

Anyone have any opinions or guidance?
 
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Bob Roberts

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Since you're in the US, go to your local auto parts store and look for
Duplicolor black spray primer. It blows the "hobby" primers away and is about $4 a can.

For reference:

http://www.reapermini.com/TheCraft/32

http://blog.brushthralls.com/?page_id=1760

http://tiny.cc/I8vsD

And a bunch of info from TMP


http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=153488

Hope that helps.
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L Myrick
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I prefer Armory over all the others. It gives a very thin coat when applied properly, preserving delicate detail, and gives just the write amount of tooth to the finish for paint to adhere very well to the model.
 
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Dan Fielding
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Acrylic Gesso, bottled. Slop it on generously & it shrinks.
 
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Indeed, I use black gesso in the winter and when it is too wet or humid to spray. Works pretty well. Don't be tempted to thin it, it is supposed to be thick. Spread it on with a brush with short, stiff bristles and sort of push it around till it covers everything, it will as mentioned shrink to fit.
 
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