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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:50 pm 
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Since GW's recent price increase which has made chaos black primer $26 a can :O I'm definitely not buying anymore of that >:(. So the title says it all, what do the people of Westgamer use instead? and is it any good?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:55 pm 
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I haven't used GW primer in years. $26 a can frankly die in a fire.

The answer is Bunnings.

You can get a can of mat black White Knights Squirts spray... for $6-7.

$19-20 cheaper? lol, why yes.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:58 pm 
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I use Tamiya surface primer and swear by it. It's in a smaller can but works very well.

Standbridges and City Models stock it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:48 am 
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Another alternative is Humbrol spray primer (from local Games World). $12 per can if I remember correctly. Pretty consistent & good coverage.

I have use White Knights primer & matt spray from Bunnings, found them a little bit too wet/liquid sometimes.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:33 am 
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I wouln't be surprised if Tamaiya made a good primer- they make good products.

Yeah, the White Knights stuff can be a little iffy. I had a can of white coat some Satyxis Raiders in powder. But that was my fault, for not shaking the can up again when doing touchups.

When I use it, I shake the crap out of it and spray a little on the box to make sure the right consistency is coming out.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:36 pm 
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+1 for the tamiya surface coat, its a great product if only they made a black and white as well.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:23 pm 
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+1 for the tamiya surface coat, its a great product if only they made a black and white as well.
They do, Stanbridges has them

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:42 pm 
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You Sir have just made my day :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:13 pm 
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I use Tamiya surface primer and swear by it. It's in a smaller can but works very well.

Standbridges and City Models stock it.
Sounds good, how much is it a can?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:18 pm 
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I have been looking myself for a suitable alternative and if i remember correctly the Tamiya is 12 dollars but only 100ml. The GW Primer is 26 and 230?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:35 pm 
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Tamiya is leagues better in quality.
White Knight squirts are more comparable in quality to Tamiya.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:19 pm 
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I have used GW, Army Painter and Dulux in a can primers. The Army Painter is probably the best, but the Dulux is the cheapest. Bunnings I paid less than $5 per can, they had a special on. It is 90% as good as the better stuff, for my painting that is fine. As Jason suggested, shake hard, and then just spray a little on your cardboard before you start and you are good to go. I tend to use white primers currently, it may be different for black primers.

$26 per can is usury!


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