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Postby jonst95 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:57 am

After a little airbrushing some parts last night, it has become very clear that I should prime the model first. Existing paint easily comes off with little effort, I'm using Tamiya acrylics. So I ask, what are the preferred primers? Do you have a favorite technique over another? Should I prime every single part, minus the canopies? I appreciate your time and wisdom.

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Re: Priming

Postby DesTROYer » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:51 am

I use the Mr Hobby range of Primers. They 1200 Grey is best, though white is also handy.

When it's in stock I buy as many cans as I can afford as I hate running out and not being able to get more.

I prime all parts with it, both so the paint sticks to the model and so I can see any flaws that need attention in the build, except for the clear parts which I always dip in Future before doing any work on them.
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Re: Priming

Postby Dave Brewer » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:18 am

Mr Surfacer 1200 and Future are my favourites also.
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