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Primers?
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 19, 2003 11:15 PM
OK, im new to this hobby and was reading some stuff on other sites. Some people are talking about using a primer for painting these models.? I didnt even know there was a primer for this stuff. so.....can someone help me with this.
Do I have to use a primer?
What kind should I use?
Do I have to apply it to all pieces?
How many coats should I use?

thanks for any advice.Smile [:)]
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    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Friday, June 20, 2003 12:59 AM
Depends I guess on what you're building Gus. I build Armour and haven't used an all out primer yet. I use Tamiya Acrylics for all my main painting and just haven't found a need for it yet. The only thing that I will use is a localized primer on my seams to find out if they are completed filled / filed or not.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by kaleu on Friday, June 20, 2003 1:15 AM
I don't normally prime my kits unless I've used resin or p/e sets on the kit. I found out the hard way how easy it is for paint to come off of resin or metal parts when those parts haven't been primed. I use Model Master primer, while others like to use automotive primers from a spray can.
Erik "Don't fruit the beer." Newest model buys: More than I care to think about. It's time for a support group.

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