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Black Surface Primer
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Illinois, United States
Member Since: October 14, 2012
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:54 PM UTC
I need some good flat black surface primer. Any suggestions? I prefer to stay away from Vallejo.

If anyone has a direct link to some good stuff please post it, it would be appreciated.

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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 01:46 AM UTC
Once upon a time I used to reach for a rattle can of Games Workshop's Chaos Black - it was a fine primer! Then they started a policy of "deliberate inflation" that quickly put their paints out of economic reach. If you find it and can afford it, it's pretty good stuff...
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Michigan, United States
Member Since: January 04, 2017
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 03:27 AM UTC
You could try Tamiya Spray flat black, since it's a lacquer it doesn't react to acrylic or enamel thinners and when dry it provides a harder surface than enamel. I find these paints useful, especially for large kits and also for monotone camouflage, when applied correctly they provide an amazingly smooth surface.
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Queensland, Australia
Member Since: September 04, 2015
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 03:40 AM UTC
Badger Stynylrez for me the best acrylic primer on the market you can read and watch many review and are all very positive.


Is also marketed by Ammo of Mig and UMP.