Priming With Gesso

Here's an article on priming your figures with artists gesso. I've actually been using gesso to prime my figures since the late 1970s. I only use it on 25mm / 28mm figures, though. With my 15s, it is much more efficient to use spray paint.

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How To Keep Paint On Plastic Figures

Junior General has an article on how to solve one of miniature painting's most intractable problems: getting paint to stick to plastic miniatures.

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Undercoating Your Miniatures

When you're painting a house, it's said that the preparation is most of the work -- and that poor preparation will always result in a poor outcome. I think the same may apply -- to some extent -- to miniatures. A poor undercoat ruins your figure before you even start. Too much primer, too little, too slick, too grainy. There are a million ways to ruin a figure. Here's an article on the subject of undercoats.

Keeping Paint On Plastic Figures

Matt Fritz has an article on how to keep the paint on plastic miniature wargaming figures.