I did this a while back, but figured I'd share all these photos here at my blog.
I love working on miniatures in batches. Makes it more time efficient, and I think it saves a bit on paint mixing and paint wastage too. I got all these beautiful PrivateerPress Warmahordes models, for a batch of drawings I did for an online shop way back.
I cleaned all the models before painting as usual. Filled the gaps with green stuff and cleaned / sanded off some mold lines. After hours of cleaning and preparing the models...It was time for the fun part! Priming and painting! Make sure to wash all models with soap and clean water, then let dry before painting. Cleaning them would remove excess residues during the molding process and unwanted dusts.
I used my beautiful Harden & Steenbeck airbrush for both priming and painting. In my honest opinion, Harden and Steenbecks are the BEST in the market!
I prime my models with Vallejos as usual. I do NOT thin my primers, much more add retarders and such. Vallejo Primers will be stronger once cured if shot un-thinned. Make sure to set the air pressure to at least 20 psi and use a .5 needle. The high air pressure and the thick needle would be suffice to shoot the Vallejo Primers with ease.
Clean the airbrush immediately after every paint batch. I gurgle the airbrush in a bucket of water, and shoot with a few drops of thinner, then a few drops of airbrush cleaner every time I have to reload paint or primer.
I always prime with black Vallejo Primer, then give it a bit of shading with Vallejo White Primer after. Shooting White Primer 90 degrees from the top of the model should easily give you a nice primed model with natural shading.
Next post would be the painting session of these models! Stay tuned guys! Thanks as always for dropping by! Until next post! CIAO!