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Offline FifteensAway

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Primer Color (Version XXX?)
« on: July 12, 2018, 03:02:36 AM »
Likely done to death but I've been wondering...

White for brighter color, but damnably unforgiving.

Black is most forgiving, but most dulling.

Gray, just a half step either way.

So, what about "Red" primer, meaning the red brown (very much more brown than red)?

Mainly I'm asking because I'm getting ready to work on some of my AWI infantry - goal is not contest quality but high rate of production for a good 'gaming' standard.  I'm figuring the red brown will be much more forgiving than gray or white without the dulling absorption of black.

How say you lot (other than it's been discussed before - unless you kindly provide a useful link)?

Thank you kindly.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2018, 03:10:53 PM by FifteensAway »

Offline SteveBurt

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Re: Primer Color (Version XXX?)
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 11:08:57 AM »
I use a mid brown (Liquitex Bronze Yellow).
A good base for other colours, and missed bit look like leather or wood.

Offline Billchuck

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Re: Primer Color (Version XXX?)
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 11:13:04 PM »
Right now I’m priming with white, then brushing on brown (burnt umber) ink. The ink settles in the recesses like a very dark wash, making it easy to see the details and helping to hide any spots I miss.

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Primer Color (Version XXX?)
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 07:35:07 AM »
I prime with my airbrush, so usually Im going for best of two worlds. Zenithal highlight of white over black.

Online Codsticker

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Re: Primer Color (Version XXX?)
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 10:58:05 PM »
I prefer grey. For my next project I will be priming a neutral grey followed by a dark wash as Billchuck does. For models that will be primarily red or brown I prime brown.

Online Mindenbrush

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Re: Primer Color (Version XXX?)
« Reply #5 on: Today at 12:26:52 PM »
A friend used a red brown when painting his SYW/AWI British as it was a basecoat for the red jackets and flesh.
Wargamers do it on a table.
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Offline Bugsda

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Re: Primer Color (Version XXX?)
« Reply #6 on: Today at 02:55:07 PM »
A friend used a red brown when painting his SYW/AWI British as it was a basecoat for the red jackets and flesh.


Me too Graham  :)


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