Came back from work and the weather is just nice for priming 😀 And to my horror I found some terrible mistakes after priming!!!
For priming I use Mr Surfacer 1000. Its a grey primer. I come across many blogs but not many mention or even talk about this important stage of building.
The model fully primed ( the back armors are drying at this point)
Remember the moldlines I mentioned in the previous post. No matter how high a grit we use to sand, there will always be sanding marks. What the primer does is that it covers up all the minute scratches giving a smooth finish.
Priming makes everything nice and smooth. Also enables paint to adhere to the surface.
Priming also helps to bring out the details. Aids in painting as you can see which area is painted or not.
Now for the ugly side of priming….
No doubt priming brings out the details, it also brings out all your mistakes in full grey glory!!
Ah uneven surface…looks like my puttying skills will need some working on in the future…
Uneven head armor…more sanding ahead!!!
Well thats all for this little short WIP! Looks like another night of sanding… Now it might seem tedious doing this, trust me, you will rather be sanding at this stage then cursing and swearing when you apply the paint job and then spot these mistakes 😦
Till the next post!!