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    Can anyone point me in the direction of where I can buy a good brush on Primer?
    I live in the UK and cant find anywhere online that sells Reapers Brush on....
    I cant use a spray on as I am stuck in bed due to injury, so would end up gassing myself :P

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    Vallejo model colour have a foundation white brush on (included in the model colour case) i aint tried it yet as i prefer spray on, but i know your thinking of getting the case so this would save you the trouble of getting it seperate.

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    I\'m not sure where its from or how common it is, but Derivan makes both a black and white brush-on primer. I\'ve tried the black. The pot I got was very thick, but thinned down with water just fine.

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    Thanks for that, I have managed to find a place that sells the Derivan Brush on Primer online. So I have ordered a pot of both white and black.
    Any advice on using brush on as I am used to spray on.

    Cheers :)

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    Use spray primer.

    :D

    Edit: Just read why you can\'t use spray!

    In which case, make sure that your undercoat brush is immaculately clean, and don\'t apply too much or recoat too quickly.
    If you\'re putting undercoat onto a palette, make sure that is completely clean as well.

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    Originally posted by matty1001
    Vallejo model colour have a foundation white brush on (included in the model colour case) i aint tried it yet as i prefer spray on, but i know your thinking of getting the case so this would save you the trouble of getting it seperate.
    VMC Foundation White isn\'t a primer.

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    Originally posted by flynn
    Originally posted by matty1001
    Vallejo model colour have a foundation white brush on (included in the model colour case) i aint tried it yet as i prefer spray on, but i know your thinking of getting the case so this would save you the trouble of getting it seperate.
    VMC Foundation White isn\'t a primer.
    According to Einion on here: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=17957

    The spanish team use it for priming.

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    I use a synthetic brush for priming, as you\'re jabbing into crevices and the primer itself is probably not something you want up in the ferrule of a good brush (although I\'ve used sables to spot prime with no ill effect that I\'ve noticed). You can use a largeish brush, as you\'re painting the whole thing rather than needing to paint precisely. I\'ve even used a flat brush to prime. One thing I like about brush priming is that I\'m looking over the mini again, and if I spot a problem like a pinhole or missed mouldline, I can fix it and then go back to priming.

    I thin similar to a base coat. The first coat, it\'ll have a grayish undertone. (I generally prime white.) Then the second coat will look fairly smoothed out. I do try to paint it on in sections using natural \'breaks\' on the model - so like paint the top of the front of a shirt to the belt, then rinse the brush and reload with primer, then do the bottom half under the belt sort of thing. I\'m not being super precise or careful, though. I\'ll often have the brush fairly loaded and then spread it out through that area. If primer really starts pooling in deep texture areas, I\'ll wick it out with a clean brush, but generally it\'s not a problem.

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    Thanks for that Wren, just the kind of tips I needed :)
    The brush on primer arrived this morning, looks kind of thick so I\'ll water it down and see how I get on with it :)

    Thanks again!

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    if i dont have spray i just paint it with GW\'s choas black paint to prime it

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    Originally posted by matty1001
    Originally posted by flynn
    Originally posted by matty1001
    Vallejo model colour have a foundation white brush on (included in the model colour case) i aint tried it yet as i prefer spray on, but i know your thinking of getting the case so this would save you the trouble of getting it seperate.
    VMC Foundation White isn\'t a primer.
    According to Einion on here: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=17957

    The spanish team use it for priming.
    That still doesn\'t make it a primer any more than GW Chaos Black is a primer.

    Using it as such does not automatically make it so.

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    Originally posted by flynn
    Originally posted by matty1001
    Originally posted by flynn
    Originally posted by matty1001
    Vallejo model colour have a foundation white brush on (included in the model colour case) i aint tried it yet as i prefer spray on, but i know your thinking of getting the case so this would save you the trouble of getting it seperate.
    VMC Foundation White isn\'t a primer.
    According to Einion on here: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=17957

    The spanish team use it for priming.
    That still doesn\'t make it a primer any more than GW Chaos Black is a primer.

    Using it as such does not automatically make it so.
    According to this: http://home.att.net/%7Ekatamaran/vallejo.html

    It is the equivalent of Game colour white primer and GW\'s smelly primer.

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    Perhaps you\'re taking this primer thing too seriously. There is no \"Magic\" primer. You can prime with gesso,Humbrol Matt white, Pelikan Plaka and even house paint if you can get it thin enough and it will stick to metal. . All your tring to do is seal the metal and get some \"tooth\" for your paint. Once you start painting it doesn\'t matter much what\'s underneath it.

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    Originally posted by matty1001
    According to this: http://home.att.net/%7Ekatamaran/vallejo.html

    It is the equivalent of Game colour white primer and GW\'s smelly primer.
    That\'s very odd. If it is indeed primer, it rubs off much easier than any other primer I\'ve ever used. Also, I find it really odd that so many people use this color in painting recipes.

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    to be honest, i have spray primers, but ive given them up in favor of brunsh on. in fact, in many instances i prefer to \"prime\" with regular paint similar to the base color im going for, to control things like tone and subtle shades without letting the pant get very thick.

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