|Two of the test subjects...|
|Model undercoat on the left, hardware store undercoat on the right.|
Many light coats is better than one thick one is what I’ve heard works best - so that’s what I tried. The results were to be expected, the cheaper undercoat was grainy - so much so I think it’ll ruin almost any scale mini, whereas the model undercoat was much finer. The net lesson from today’s experiment was: Use the model undercoat. With a supplementary result being that Beowulf needs to be cleaned up or replaced.
|Both sets of test subjects - Smaug fared better than Beowulf...|
I might give the cheaper undercoat another try at a later date - a warmer day or a dunking in a warm bowl of water might help smooth the undercoat out - but I wasn’t very happy with the results of that test. The model undercoat is most certainly the better option - and weather permitting it’s what I’ll be using tomorrow to undercoat my 15mm Splintered Light minis for Song of Blades and Heroes.
Once this step is out of the way I’ll get around to doing some painting... at some stage.