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SSU Primer: Why the wrong color?

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Major Mishap said:

Thats not the problem though, the problem is getting into all the nooks and crannies to actually be able to apply the paint.  If it's the correct dark colour then there is no problem, if its a light yellow, then that will be a problem as any missed bits will be highly visable.

 

 

Having the "correct dark colour" pre-supposes a certain style of painting, though. As does priming with a lighter color. Darker priming works great if you like to panel paint your base coats and/or build up your highlights. Also works great for edge-highlighting. Priming lighter generally makes highlights easier to achieve and generally works better for wet blending or techniques using multiple super-thin layers of wet paint.

For the record, I generally prime white and find the green and grey primers of the Allied and Axis factions too dark for my tastes.

Seeing as the most often touted painting method for Dust Tactics minis is "drybrush, base coat the flesh and weapons, then wash" defaulting to a brighter primer may be the most appropriate color for FFG's take on the SSU forces. It's also possible the primer color-choice is being coordinated with those painting the Premium models to ease their workload. Doubt anyone would cop to it, but I'd love to know if that's the real driving force behind primer-colors…

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(Thick, Boris Badinof accent) Am in process of painting Gran'Ma. Am lucky to be having really good Tamiya black-green color; it covers a lot. Beeg problem is being decals already applied, feh! Will have to be painting around them, very carefully, with tiny detail brush, so that they remain.

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