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RogerB
24-04-2009, 08:45 PM
Following on from the little discussion, if it can even have been called that, I bought some grey primer. I checked through CMoN and demonherald had mentioned Hycote Grey Primer. I knew there was a car supply shop relatively near so I went and got some.

I took a couple of old minis, cleaned up a small area on each and did before and after shots. So here they are.

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z47/RogerB74/hycotetest.jpg

The bits of dust were due to me not being particularly careful and making sure there was none. The results are good.

lizcam
24-04-2009, 08:49 PM
Your football player has a mold line on it sweetie.

NeatPete
24-04-2009, 09:02 PM
I'm a cheap primer advocate. I buy $2 home furnishing from the grocery store in black, white and grey. I use the white for more vibrant cartoony stuff, black for almost everything and rarely use the grey. To be honest, the GW white that I also own ($10) but rarely use tends to get real gritty for me. I hate it. So I but the cheap stuff and have never had any kind of problems with it.


Thanks for the review Roger!

RogerB
24-04-2009, 09:06 PM
btw, the can was 2.99 for 400ml.

Undave
24-04-2009, 10:02 PM
Well the coverage looks good but how well does the paint stick to it?

RogerB
24-04-2009, 10:05 PM
I'll have to get back to you on that. The primer needs time to harden properly.

ScottRadom
24-04-2009, 11:08 PM
I'm a big advocate of "Armory" primers in grey, black, or white. Their matte and glos varnishes are very good for protection of the figs, but I coat them in Testor's Dullcote for a true-r matte finish.

Good luck with the primer Roger! Of course this means that you'll have to put paint on them!

RogerB
24-04-2009, 11:21 PM
Just had a look at the army painter stuff. It's 7.99 for the same size can as the Hycote. Nearly three times the cost. And for me, I can walk to the shop that has the Hycote so not adding any postage to the cost.

Undave
24-04-2009, 11:22 PM
Yeah the key factor for Roger isn't how well it goes on but how well it comes off when he strips it :lol

NeatPete
24-04-2009, 11:27 PM
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