I see some painters do not want solid coats while others say it must be. Apply liberally. For a single, fairly simple figure, yes, brush on primer can be decently fast. argument, I get that. It is still off-gassing fumes, so you might want to avoid this for health reasons, but in terms of getting a smooth primer coat, it can sometimes work. Copyright © Reaper Miniatures I am thinning the reaper primer a little; about 5:1 primer/water and it goes on very nice. A little bit will go a long way, and don't worry about having to do more than one layer. Part of me wishes that someone had given me that advice when I first started. So I tried this out on my first Bones mini: Only 6 left in stock - order soon. × Shake up and apply with older brush or cheap brush. This is especially important with colors like yellow. I will not do that again. After that the techniques look pretty similar to what you're used to, but with bigger brushes because most little old ladies are not stanky Canadian goblins that use a size 0 brush for everything (presumably because that's as high as goblins can count). mainly cost really, if its only a matter of convenience im happy to use brush. 08510: 30/0 Micro Detail Brush. Shop Reaper Master Series Paint: Brush-on Primer at Miniature Market. 2. Upload or insert images from URL. Product description. By Free shipping for many products! It works great in my opinion. I am now only going to use brush on primer as I think it works better for me and my environment, the miniature I primed with spray primer I stripped and re-primed with the reaper brush on primer and the results were much better I think than spray. 2. If the 'wake' behind the brush fills in immediately and you don't see any brush marks when you make a small test stroke, it's thin enough. Brush-on primer. At first you will be tempted to scrub the miniature like the miniature was your teeth and your brush was your toothbrush, the primer is toothpaste and the mold release is plaque.   Pasted as rich text. It will pop them without making more. Prime the Figure (Except Reaper Bones) Whether you use aerosol primers, brush-on, or airbrush, you need to use a primer. (Tests like that is why many painters keep some of the sprues - the plastic frame holding the parts). I am resurrecting this question again. All you need is enough to give that base coat something to grab that works better than bare metal or plastic. These high quality brushes are made of Taklon synthetic fibre and are optimised for painting miniature figures. Display as a link instead, × "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." watching you paint. I let it dry a few seconds, then take a clean brush and wick out any primer pooling in the crevices. Reaper Miniatures Master Series Paints – Core Colors Set #1 – Unboxing Reaper Miniatures Master Series Paints – Core Colors Set #1 – Carry Case. A complete guide for utilizing brush primer on your miniatures. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Also for those who live in colder climes, you can sometimes do the same thing by spraying at the warmest part of the day in winter and bringing it in to cure. The mop allows you to quickly and easily get primer in all the little holes. I thin it slightly (like 4 parts primer to 1 part water or so) and do 2-3 coats. Don't worry so much about it. I've used the Vallejo brush-on primer, with slightly mixed results. Also, the colour of the primer can affect the basecoat. The problem I have had with the brush-on primer is that it gets a little crunchy on the lid and top of the bottle, which results in small lumps (and sometimes some rather large lumps). Color. So I just stick to light gray. Brush on primer will be available where the rest of the paint lines are sold. For those that use the reaper primer, do you think it lasts a long while? Vallejo Basic Colors Paint Set. With the same results – it’ll scrub the mold release away and activate your primer’s foaming action. Brush on primer- shake it up well and apply all over the figure with older or cheap brush. However, for multiple figures, spray primer tends to be much faster. tabascojunkie 13 tabascojunkie 13 Bruce Almighty; Members; 13 1928 posts; Location: I'm standing next to a mountain, chop it down with the edge of my hand. I have not noticed any loss in detail and I am not very careful when priming(slop, slop, slop it on). I am not certain of this and I saw some results that were not convincing but perhaps they were just not good painters or only cared about painting enough to play a game. Reaper Master Series Brush-On White Primer: A few very small chips at the flex points, and some paint has scraped off a few sharp protruding areas. Brush-on White Primer, Master Series Paint, 1/2 oz Dropper Bottle 3.6 out of 5 stars 13. Perfect for scale models, miniatures and more. I also found Reaper brush-on primer to be VERY tacky multiple times even if I wash the Bones minis beforehand. Let's leave one unprimed, prime one black (Krylon Flat Black Enamel), and one gray (Krylon Automotive Primer). The less you obsess and overthink, and the more you do, you'll come to realize that just jumping into it and getting covered in paint is the best way to learn. He said if I wanted to not spray, I could use Gesso and dip my miniatures in to prime quickly. If they're minis you want to paint to display level, or practice getting smooth blending results, I'd probably strip and start over. You can post now and register later. If I'm just doing a single small piece, I'll use reaper brush-on primer for metal, and one of the Reaper liners for Bones. If you have 'fuzzy' primer, you can scrub it with a toothbrush, or even I've heard, a brass brush, and it'll get some of the fuzz off. Spray primer is a bit sturdier than brush-on. Run your brush through it, and paint a small stroke. (Note: I have on more than one occasion painted a figure right after brush priming it, but I paint for display and not gaming, so my figures are rarely handled roughly.). What are the suggestions for best results? The Reaper Master Series includes a brush on primer, and most paint lines (Vallejo, Floquil, Tamiya) also have a brush on primer. Specialising in Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k. 3. Keeping the brush a lil wet works fir for this. Try doing a thin coat of a typical base colour onto pieces that have been primed white, grey and black to see the difference. It is a new formulation designed for use along… We prefer sprayable primers, as the process doesn’t need to be super-accurate, and spraying is much faster. The black primer is great, but it leaves you with a lot more layering to do on a "light-colored" model. Also, I have heard much about priming with something called Gesso. Vallejo might be a thicker product. Sometimes it has more of a dark grey look when watered down (which I don't recommend). (Edge of the hood, finger tips on one hand.) By I do not think the reaper line of primers are available at the game store but I know that the local craft store has the Vallejo primer. I think that it is not terrible but I also am a bit of a perfectionist and I want all my minis to look as spectacular as I can make them. Then you can in theory skip the 'basecoat' and go straight on to highlighting/shading/whatever, and only apply basecoats on those areas that needs to be a differnt colour. Gesso is a white acrylic paint thickened with chalk and used to prime canvases and boards before painting. If you see brush strokes or the wake fills in slowly, you'll need to thin it. If you use white primer (I use Vallejo) you will find that a wash with just enough body to it where when you brush it on the mini, one coat, on top of metal turns it gray, is enough primer. 3. I know that with an airbrush you can emulate light sources with white primer on one side and black on the other. How thick/opaque the primer is required depends on the colour to be used, really. Put that energy instead to painting your models. The white and gray primers have been hit-or-miss. Excellent for thinned paint applications like layering, washes and glazes•Smooth and fluid right out of the bottle means less thinning required•Enhanced flow properties make painting small details easier•216 colors, including liners, inks, washes, primers, sealers, and … I'd wager that dipping a mini in it would obscure a lot of detail, though. I had to do a lot of "mopping out" after I put it on cause it pooled in the crevasses (sp?) As long as you have a surface on which your paint will stick, you have primed your model properly. I think Reapers is thin enough in its store bought form. Minimize how much you touch the mini before priming and while painting by attaching it to some kind of handle, and that will also help minimize rub-off and increase primer and paint sturdiness. I have got best results from the vallejo and reaper. 3. This is caveat emptor. If the part is supposed to be black, then yes, you want it to cover completely. Prime the Figure (Except Reaper Bones) Whether you use aerosol primers, brush-on, or airbrush, you need to use a primer. I find it easier to identify where the shadows go now anyway. Unless you’re painting Reaper Bones. I prefer gesso since it doesn't stink up the room. I've had poor results with spray primers (mainly due to climate, I think), and have been using the Reaper brush-on primer for a while now. An easy test to use is put out a few drops. Not as efficient as spray priming but I only prime around 3 or 4 figures at the most in one go anyway. RPR09108PT Brush on Primer Master Series Paint .5oz by Reaper Miniatures. With that said, knowing me, I would have ignored it completely and continued to obsess and overthink. I have used reaper, vallejo and taymia brush on primers. The Citadel Paint Contrast Spray is about $25 online and more in stores. 3. It wears out brushes very quickly and most brands have a rough texture a little like microscopic sandpaper when dry. If you get bubbles, let the model sit for a few seconds, clean and dry the mop, and then dab at the bubbles. 2013/12/03 06:02:01 Subject: Thoughts on Reaper's bursh on primer? Most people these days mean the acrylic stuff when they say "gesso". So I know the whole "Reaper bones don't need primer!" So I tried this out on my first Bones mini: A couple of questions to those who tried the white, black, gray, etc. Be aware you can paint any mini without priming first, but I highly suggest that you do not try! 1. If you keep it thin you won't loose any details to the slightly larger pigment...though I'm sure the ones made by Reaper/Vallejo allow for much better coverage with less thinning. While some people prefer the brush on method for more control, other people find it tedious and unnecessarily time-consuming. Try it straight up and if you think it is too thick, dip it and try again, but I think you will not need to do that. I recently switched to the Reaper brush-on sealer to try and add some extra protection to the parts of the minis that get touched a lot (head/base/weapon); you know, the parts that people who don't spend 16 hours painting a mini grab like a stoned monkey. Of course, I've noticed this about a lot of brush on primers. Then again, some of us want primer just so our paint can stick to the mini and not flake off, regardless of the primer's color or opacity. Humbrol paint is waterbased and comes in over 80 colours. I always prime each mini with 3 colors; black > grey > white as it helps me determine the lighting and highlights, so I'd like actually like to see the addition of grey and black primers in BIG bottles. I don't recommend dipping minis either. Note - Due to differences in. 2) Do I need to use an airbrush to use it or can I use a normal brush? I see so many different opinions on how to properly do the priming and I just am confused and obsessing a bit. Brush on Primer. I bought Stynylrez's original set of white, black & gray. During the promo, one special holiday figure of the day is included free with every purchase of $40 or more from the online Reaper site. Either Reaper White Primer or Vallejo White Primer although I'm thinking about switching to gray primer. I'm standing next to a mountain, chop it down with the edge of my hand. It was recommended by a patron at the local game store. 2 Inch Round Plastic Miniature RPG Base (Pack of 10) Reaper Miniatures Air slowly escapes from plastic bottles, so as it ages might. Dip/brush the figure with isopropyl alcohol, or scrub with dish soap and a toothbrush and then rinse thoroughly. The solution has been to shake the bottle a lot, squirt some onto the palette, thin it down with water and then stir it a lot more before I apply. But is that right? Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Recommended Posts. Only 2 Left! In general, I wouldn't worry about the opacity of the primer. I have now purchased black reaper brush primer and I am very pleased (i wandered into a store while on a trip and there it was...it was fate I am certain!)   Your previous content has been restored. Let the Primer Cure for One Day or More Before Painting Primer is touch dry in minutes, but takes minimum 24 hours to cure to full sturdiness. A great part of my interest in painting is the super attention to details and on these plastic mini's there are so many fine details I worry that I will lose them if I prime, base coat, and paint more. I've also used the primer as paint, though I paint to advanced tabletop. Powered by Invision Community. *Classical Renaissance gesso was made from rabbitskin glue and chalk dust. Free delivery for many products! For brush-on primers, you just need to remember to be patient! Also known as Texas. The … I've found you have to be careful about overthinning primer because then it won't stick very well, if you're putting it on a bare mini. 4 years ago. You would be surprised how long that little bottle of primer will last. Get your minds out of the gutters!! This stuff works great with metal or Bones. The whole wicking out from the crevices thing might seem like a pain in the butt, but it doesn't take that long and keeps the primer from filling in details, while ensuring a nice even coat. Brush on sealer - is a semi-gloss varnish. Has anybody used this and if so, what are your impressions vs. spray types? In terms of coat, I normally can get a finer coat if I'm careful about applying primer without using a brush. Gesso. 4. All rights reserved. Hello all, I bought an Additives Triad the a little while back - I think it was late March - and I was surprised at the consistency of the Brush-on Primer that came in it. I don't recommend (acrylic)* gesso for priming miniatures. You can post now and register later. I sooooo much want to echo this as it's great advice. Clear editor. Be aware you can paint any mini without priming first, but I highly suggest that you do not try! × But I can't imagine myself easily achieving the same result with brushing. You can smooth the remaining with a coat or two of Reaper Brush-on Sealer.   Pasted as rich text. When I use brush on (which is my primary way to prime) I treat it much like regular paint. Also cheaper. I wanted to prime something tonight and it's all rainy here in the Land of Gar so I used my Pro-Paint brush on. If reaper lasts a while I would like to try that. Reaper Miniatures is running their 12 Days of Reaper promotion from December 5 through December 16. £5.49 They have great coverage and I can usually bring it up quite a bit from black with one coat, before doing my base coat. I use a cheap synthetic brush for priming and base coating models. It does shrink as it dries and I don't think I am losing detail but again I am concerned. I slop it on and I just recently emptied my first bottle of it. I am sure this must be a great deal of personal preference but being new to the hobby I want to learn what others think. I am sad with the slightly gritty results I received with the spray primer. You also don't have to worry about losing detail because the primer will shrink as it dries. Allow each layer to dry before applying another coat. As the flood of new minis hasn't occurred yet, I've settled upon Reaper's Orc Spearmen (#77003). I've been using Vallejo brush up n black primer for my Warmachine minis. Bubbles can form if you try to apply thick layers of brush-on primer. I would also agree with Doug Sundseth about the opacity, it is nothing a solid base coat can't fix. A second coat after the first has dried will fix any issues with dark grey spots in my experience. So, back to Reaper Bones minis and why I'm even writing this blog post in the first place! You'd actually be very surprised at how much paint you can pile on there before any loss in detail becomes apparent. I used it once for priming. 4) Do people see great difference in the brush on primer vs the spray primer? × I didn't do any experimentation or anything but I may. Reaper Master Series brush on primer. I usually thin it to about 50% with water, and sometimes do two coats (especially with white). I often use thinned primer over sprayed on primer to give me a smooth base to start with. I'm in the camp that loves the Badger Stynylrez primer. Available in both white and black, this gives a nice tooth and strong adhesion to metals. - Does it have a noticeable impact on the vibrancy of the base coat? 2. There's a thread here with links to all of them, one of which is on brush on priming. He said if I wanted to not spray, I could use Gesso and dip my miniatures in to prime quickly. 3. It's not optimized for that purpose.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Reaper Brush-on Primer: high quality and smelly, dries within a few hours 2. (This is why Army Painter has such an extensive range of spray primers... ). Black primer for dark colors, white primer for bright ones. ... Reaper Miniatures 9107 Brush-On Sealer 4.6 out of 5 stars 6. As said earlier, still apply it in thin layers and don't glop it on. There's a problem right there, which I forgot, and we'll discuss in a minute. Hopefully that gives a little insight into the process I’m using when I do a grayscale underpainting in primer. There appears to be something called "Bisque Primer" that brushes on. This is part of the reason I strip so many times. Whether you need to thin it will depend on the brand and age of the bottle.   You cannot paste images directly. 5. By tabascojunkie, January 28, 2005 in Tips & Advice: Painting. I have a nice airbrush. - With thin coats, yeah I can see a difference BUT I've rarely been happy with my color choices and application on the 1st try (sometimes even the 2nd or 3rd) so the layers quickly become opaque enough that effect is gone. I usually give a fully primed and dry mini a visual once over wearing my magnifier, and rub off the bumps before beginning to paint. . I'll dab a bit on a papertowel or my pallete until I've got the excess paint off then apply it where I need, especially in the hair, face, and any heavily detailed area such as chain armor. You do want to use an old brush because you'll beat the brush up pretty good. £5.49.   Your previous content has been restored. tabascojunkie, January 28, 2005 in Tips & Advice: Painting. It was more annoying to thoroughly clean it out than to prime by hand. Also known as Texas. I have used Reaper's and Derivan, can't comment on the Vallejo, sorry. I usually use a flat brush, and apply the thinned primer fairly liberally to a half or quadrant of the mini at a time, spreading it out to a thin coat. Liquitex Gesso: high quality and stench-free, but it takes longer to dry, approximately 24 hours. Dupli-Color Sandable White Primer Spray: The unpainted base stayed slightly tacky to … More directly, I've heard a few people use gesso to prime, but I'm not sure if it works as well as primer for miniatures (since it's usually used on canvas/paper/board, all porous). - I find any shade between the white and gray, they're light enough that natural shadows make the details easier to see for me. Thin your brush on primer slightly with water. I've used the Vallejo brush-on primer, with slightly mixed results. Also a trick I use with the black primer is to bring the color up close to the base coat by using browns/greys.   You cannot paste images directly. Or if you have a garage and it is milder in there than outside, etc. Paste as plain text instead, × Sometimes I do a full third, sometimes I just do touch-ups on a few spots that might look like they need it (outlying bits most likely to get wear and tear from rubbing). My minis, that is. Clear editor. Click here to find a paint conversion chart for Reaper Master 9108 Brush-on Primer. I use around a 3:1 white to gray mixture. I finished out a bottle of primer recently, and poured the new tub I bought into a dropper style bottle (not as fancy a one as for the paints, just a cheap one I picked up at an art store), and as this minimizes air contact, I've had much less crunchiness problems. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. It's not intended as a base coat, so other paint will go over it anyway. When you’re applying primer to your miniatures, choosing the right color is half the battle. You can then let the figure dry a few minutes before apply a second coat. I am not certain of this and I saw some results that were not convincing but perhaps they were just not good painters or only cared about painting enough to play a game. PVC is extremely sensitive to spray primer. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Brush-on Primer Reaper Miniatures 9108 Master Series Paint Rem09108 at the best online prices at eBay! The black primer is great, but it leaves you with a lot more layering to do on a "light-colored" model. A Reaper Miniatures 08504 #1 Medium Brush. $2.40. Kinda mixed on plastics. If I were doing a lot of figures at a time, it might be worth it to buy a cheap airbrush. jah-joshua. (Edge of the hood, finger tips on one hand.) i.e. Although what I've been doing is prime white and then use Dragon Black in the heavy shadowed areas. Only 1 Left! Does anyone have experience with this? For myself, I prefer a gray primer, so if I have to prime in a dark color like black (or any of the current Reaper liners for Bones), I'll try to get a very thin coat so I can still see details. As for the colors, darker primer will generate give you darker results when painting and doing light colors over it will likely require several coats. Paste as plain text instead, × quite a bit. Need help? If the paint is properly thinned they should be easy to pop like this. Can I also request that the primer be packaged in larger bottles? primer colors: - Does one shade make the details stand out more? I only apply it with a paintbrush and I love it. For the most part, the brush … I don't overload the brush and use thin layers. While I like using a white primer for most things, I'd love it if Reaper also did a black brush-on. Up to a week may be required till it doesn't easily rub off. I think you can also 'harden' up the primer a bit by running a hair dryer over the mini for a bit.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Basically you're looking for thin enough to not add any texture to the figure or fill in details, but thick enough to only need 1-2 coats. Gesso is too thick for that and is likely to make them look like toothpaste. This is caveat emptor. This website has model paint conversation charts for paints from different model hobby paints manufacturers for any scale models or miniatures. Unless you’re painting Reaper Bones. Baldur8762, September 14, 2016 in Tips & Advice: Painting. But that was made to photograph models and smaller products. Get a natural hair eyeshadow brush ( same as a water color mop, but cheaper ). Even if you prefer the speed of spray priming, you might want to keep a bottle of brush on primer around to do primer touchups. Powered by Invision Community. 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