Resin & Primer

Resin & Primer

Post by Victor Pha » Sat, 12 Jul 1997 04:00:00



I have a couple of questions.  If you have a plastic model that is
molded in some of it's original color, then should you primer over that
color and paint over it anyway?  Are resin models rough textured?  Is
that why you have to keep sanding it to make it smooth?  
When outlining a model, should you do it before or after you paint?  
        If you are priming a model and you want to keep the gray/white color of
the prime on some parts of the model, should you or should you not paint
over the prime?  Is the prime a durable paint?

        Thank You!!

 
 
 

Resin & Primer

Post by A.J. Carringto » Mon, 04 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have a couple of questions.  If you have a plastic model that is
> molded in some of it's original color, then should you primer over
> that
> color and paint over it anyway?  Are resin models rough textured?  Is
> that why you have to keep sanding it to make it smooth?

My experience is that the surface finish is not uniformly smooth on all
resin kits - some are much better than others.  As a rule, I ALWAYS
prime all models.  This is especially important if the kit has more than
one media (ie lead, plastic, etc.).

Quote:
> When outlining a model, should you do it before or after you paint?

After

Quote:
>         If you are priming a model and you want to keep the gray/white
> color of
> the prime on some parts of the model, should you or should you not
> paint
> over the prime?  Is the prime a durable paint?

Anything you prime should then be painted with a finish coat, even the
same colours.

Regards,

A.J. Carrington