What Color for Primer?

What Color for Primer?

Post by Carbl » Thu, 05 Dec 1996 04:00:00



What colors do you guys prefer and why?

Black, White, Neutral Grey?

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What Color for Primer?

Post by Prabal Nan » Thu, 05 Dec 1996 04:00:00



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>What colors do you guys prefer and why?
>Black, White, Neutral Grey?

  I've never heard of black primer... but I thought the consensus was: "White
for anime-colors, Grey for realistic/military colors/heavily shaded stuff"

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What Color for Primer?

Post by Donald Le » Fri, 06 Dec 1996 04:00:00


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> What colors do you guys prefer and why?

> Black, White, Neutral Grey?

> =) Carble

First off, any primer that you use has to be flat, any paint you put on
subsequent to the primer will have a better chance to adhere to the
model (this is what is meant by giving "tooth").

Usually I would recommend white, because the finished model will look
"brighter"  than a model primed with a darker primer. Remember a model
painted in light colors will be easier to darken, whereas a model that
has been painted dark will be more difficult to lighten.

Neutral Gray is also a good choice for a primer and in one instance I
would use it exclusively; and that is when I use putty on a model.
Whether it is a modelling putty like Squadron Green Putty or an epoxy
putty like A&B, they are usually a different color than the model and
white primer  doesn't cover as well as a gray primer. If you puttied a
model, especially with Squadron Green and primed with white, you would
still be able to see the green underneath, a gray primer would generally
cover over the putty better.

Hope this helps.

Donald Lee