At the moment i am recovering from Covid, so i started building my first model, which was really great fun! Then i tried to find the best way to paint the model before apllying decals, and bought a wet pallette and a few bottles of Vallejo Model Color. I want to paint the models by hand/brush.
I had read that it was almost unavoidable to start painting with primer, either with brush or airbrush/ spraycan. I like working with a brush so i bought grey primer from Vallejo, the surface primer. Today i tried to apply it on a dark grey gun, without thinning with water, and it did not go so well… it did not cover, and you could clearly see the brush strokes in the paint…
So, i wiped it clean and hope to start over again with a better plan than i had before
My questions are:
- how do you apply/work with the primer and a brush?
- can i put the “light” grey primer on a darker surface?
- is it indeed a “must” to use primer? Or will the model color also work directly on the model?
- do the decals still stick on the painted model?
Thank you all for helping out!