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DrifterNL



Joined: 17 Jun 2009
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Location: The Netherlands

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Painting Metal Kits Reply with quote

There is one thing I don’t understand.
When painting metal doesn’t the metal first need a primer coat for the paint to stick on to?
Otherwise wouldn’t the paint just flake off? Confused
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Whistle Beek



Joined: 27 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't normally use a primer on GHQ pewter models. Some others do - it's rather up to you. I generally soak the model in soapy water overnight to make sure that there aren't any greasy fingerprints from assembly. then I use an airbrush to apply the base coat color - and normally use acrylic paints.

Some use a primer - and that is fine if you like it. Just be careful to not apply so much paint that you cover up the fine details.
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CBoy3



Joined: 19 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't use a primer either. I have found that the pewter is grabby enough to hold the paint, and I think that the less paint that you can use, the less you cover up some of the incredible cast details!
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DrifterNL



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys
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