Daily Tips and Tricks for Painting Miniatures – Day 5: How to choose the right paint for your miniatureMarch 11, 2023
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Priming your miniatures is a crucial step in the miniature painting process,
as it creates a surface for the paint to adhere to and helps prevent chipping
and flaking. When it comes to choosing a primer, it’s essential to select a
product that suits your painting technique and the material of your miniature.
In this article, we’ll discuss how to prime your miniatures for painting and
provide some tips and tricks to ensure a smooth and even finish. Plus, we’ll
mention that GCmini.com carries and recommends One Shot Primers by AMMO By Mig
Jimenez, which are specially designed for miniature painting.
Your Miniatures: The first step to priming your miniatures is to clean them
thoroughly. Remove any mold lines, flash, or debris from your miniature using a
hobby knife or sandpaper. Use a mild soap and warm water to wash the miniature
and allow it to dry completely before priming.
the Right Primer: There are many different types of primer available, including
spray primer, brush-on primer, and airbrush primer. One Shot Primers by AMMO By
Mig Jimenez are a great option to consider. They are specifically formulated
for miniature painting and offer excellent coverage, adhesion, and durability.
Up Your Work Area: Set up your work area in a well-ventilated area and use a
drop cloth to protect your work surface. Wear gloves and a mask to protect
yourself from the fumes and particles from the primer.
the Primer: Apply the primer in thin, even coats. Hold the can or airbrush about
6-8 inches away from the miniature and use a sweeping motion to apply the
primer. Be sure to cover the entire surface of the miniature and allow the
primer to dry completely before applying additional coats.
for Imperfections: Once the primer has dried, check for any imperfections or
missed spots. Use a hobby knife or sandpaper to remove any imperfections and
apply an additional coat of primer if necessary.
the Primer: Sealing the primer is optional but can help create a smoother
surface for painting. Use a clear matte or gloss varnish to seal the primer. I have personally never heard of this last step, but some people do it. To my way of thinking, the primer is a perfect foundation for the next color you apply, applying varnish would seem to change that surface. It might be worth giving this a try, I probably will not.
In conclusion, priming your miniatures is an essential step in the miniature
painting process. When choosing a primer, consider One Shot Primers by AMMO By
Mig Jimenez, which GCmini.com carries and recommends. To prime your miniatures,
clean them thoroughly, choose the right primer, set up your work area, apply
the primer in thin, even coats, check for imperfections, and seal the primer if
desired. Remember, a good primer can make a significant difference in the final
look and durability of your miniature. Happy painting!